I think the next day or two (or so) should be interesting if, for no other reason, than to alleviate or futher confirm a nagging suspicion that maybe OZ is a step or two farther on down the road than a few people might have thought.
Some food for thought here............
What if Danny Boy Snyder kinda did his usual thing?....you know..."Genius Danny"....more money than class or brains.....
and his "usual thing" being King Squat ( the opposite of King Midas)...you know... mess up a wet....well you know...everything he touches.
What if once he started his little jet set, gotta get Jim Fassel
,..routine...that pumped everone's adrenaline.?
And What if: Rod Graves
.....remembering his school-hood days from last year's draft and free agency.....and Michael...Mr "new way" Bidwill Jr, maybe thinking....."hmmmm, heat's on here. Showing I got the brains and power here could REALLY be important to my future, I better not screw this up".
They don't want to get schooled again here, where they in the big boy's game now.
Enter.....the co-leaders in this year's "Mr Popularity" contest, according to "most recent polls". "Smiley Denny Green" & "Mr. Lemons" Jim Fassel.
Dennis is bright....he's prepared for this week or so for 2 years now. He's charming, articulate, has done at least a reasonable amount of homework.
Meanwhile Fassel is Exhausted. He left a big part of himself in N.Y. He seems to be able to name his own ticket at the moment..so "it's all cool"...no problem anyway.
...and what if....now Rod and Mike are saying " Damn....Green was really impressive...maybe we really can get him.
(they're still hyped up on the Snyder-induced adrenaline).
Let's go for it. This could be a great score if we land it."
...but one of them says..."yeah but what about Fassel? You know, coming into this, we all felt he was really the best fit? "
reply: Well, we got Green, he's hooked if we just set the hook within the next 24 hours. Fassel didn't kiss our butts like Green did anyway. Besides, if we take the time to talk to him again....we may lose out on Green.....and then if Fassel blows us off too, then we REALLY look like the same 'ol same 'ol retards that so many accuse us of. Screw Fassel. Grab Green. Everyone will love us for this great coup"
But what if this was just another Tango dream? Maybe Kerouac was right.....maybe they SHOULD have taken a little more time...and made doubly sure they know what every basic trainee is taught the first day they enter the service....CYA.?????
I sure hope we see some decent coaches hired...not just old "yassuh" ghosts from Valhalla past.
I sure hope Graves and Michael know what they Hell they are doing.
I sure hope this doesn't turn out to be "You Got a Winner in Town, Part II." !!!