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I am back.
And trying to get used to steamy
South Florida after a week in the cool mountains of north Georgia. It was 64
degrees when we left.
After hiking up cool streams in
search of the elusive stocked rainbow trout, I now feel like I am walking
around covered with a soaking wet wool blanket.
It appears not much has changed
since I left. Czar Pelini continues to keep tight wraps on his secret squad, with the
scrimmage Saturday when info-starved fans get their first glimpse at the 2012
All I can say is that if Melvin
German 3 is not the starting QB, then the hyped high-speed offense is going to
have trouble getting out of first gear. We have seen what Graham Wilbert and
Stephen Curtis can do, and that does not provide comfort.
And since I am feeling a bit grumpy
because I am ordering books for semester two and trying to work up the fortitude necessary to write a big
tuition check, I have to complain about a rather tight deadline for purchasing
tickets to three away games.
In catching up upon my return, I noticed an e-mail in student mail account
from the athletic department, dated Aug. 10. It included this offer:
Students could buy tickets to
Georgia, Alabama and Navy games for $45 per ticket. Not bad.
But then I saw that the deadline for
ordering the tickets was Aug. 10.
Well, OK, but I don’t recall getting
an e-mail announcing the deal prior to that, but maybe I missed something.
Then I noted the date on the release announcing
the sale – Aug. 9. So even if I had been notified, I would have had one day’s
Nice job, whoever managed that.
Did I mention that big tuition
check, made bigger by the student athletic fee? Students are bankrolling the
majority of the athletic budget, and this is how they are treated?
Hopefully the new AD will make
things like that, which FAU fans know is more the norm than the exception, disappear.
NOW, BACK TO MY HAPPY PLACE
After getting worked up, it was time
to delve into the not-so-distant past and recall those mountain streams and
fishing with my sons…
We turned this....
Catch and release --- into a frying pan.