Thursday, December 13, 2007
My hero this morning is none other than the great Ashlyn Perry. Not only did Ashlyn watch the girls for me early last Saturday morning so I could get in a Bible Study but she dropped by the church office during lunch time yesterday to drop off two Chick-fil-A sandwiches.
For you deprived Californians, Chick-fil-A is without a doubt the absolute best food on the face of the earth!
Chick-fil-A's first restaurant in Fresno opened several weeks ago inside the Fresno State Student Union. Rumor has it that additional restaurants are due to open in Fresno in the near future.
One can only hope...and pray! Nothing compares to Chick-fil-A and the only cuisine downside of the move to California has been the lack of Chick-fil-A in the diet.
But that great omission was rectified on Wednesday.
So Arkansas hired Houston Nutt's replacement and chose to go the anti-Houston Nutt route in Bobby Petrino.
Petrino's communication skills are the polar opposite of Nutt. Petrino cares little about "touchy-feely;" all he cares about is winning. I cannot imagine Petrino generating even a remote proximity to the excitement Nutt could at a Razorback Club fish fry.
In walking away from the Falcons with three games left on the schedule, Petrino has taken a national beating. He has been vilified on national sports talk shows. Shoot, even the sports talk radio in Fresno on Wednesday was saying Arkansas sold out and Petrino wouldn't last three years. "Pignocchio" is what they're calling him.
As I told a couple of friends back in Arkansas who called with the news on Tuesday evening, here's my unabashed prediction (and I hope you will bear with my cynicism): Petrino will have Arkansas under either NCAA Investigation or on NCAA Probation within five years...if he is, in fact, still working in Fayetteville.
Chances are, he'll be long gone.