I have no evidence but from the number of "Let's Keep Bowden Forever" editorials I have read, my guess is that someone at FSU is cranking out spin material for those that are Bowden supporters. Their columns would be laughable if it wasn't for the fact that this affects the integrity of a football program.
I am amazed and saddened that there are those that say it is ok for Bobby Bowden to essentially run this program into the ground and stay for as long as he wants. Since when does a coach run the athletic department? I have discussed this before but it is worth repeating. There is a "cult of personality" for Bobby Bowden by many FSU fans that is very harmful and destructive. One man certainly does not make a program and one man does not transcend an entire program.
Here are some examples of the spin. Gary Shelton of the St. Pete Times says this, "Bowden isn’t up for re-election. He has earned the right to exit when he wants, and if every game between now and then is hard for the critics to watch, well, tough." Earned the right? I thought the divine right of kings was long gone.
Here's another gem from Doug Fernandes of the Herald-Tribune who states,"Fan barbarians. Booster barbarians. Carrying torches and pitchforks. Unable to rest until the embattled Florida State head football coach is spending his fall Saturdays on some distant golfing green." So fans and boosters are barbarians because they are concerned about the direction the program is headed?
So the spin can continue and the Bowden sycophants can sound their shrill trumpets but fans and booster's voices will not be drowned out. Not this time.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Posted by tallynolefan at 9:51 AM