Pete Garcia, stand-up comedian

Ever heard of Pete Garcia?  I think this guy must be campaigning for his own Comedy Central special if the news coming out of Miami tonight is correct.

Wow, what a moronic idea this is – looks like Isiah Thomas is likely to be named head basketball coach at Florida International University.

The first reactions are predictably negative. 

Ethan Skolnick of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel wonders why the FIU Golden Panthers would pull this “publicity stunt” and recounts some of Thomas’s most notable horrific blunders.

Ken Berger of cbssports.com calls it the “perfect job” for Isiah and adds the following hilarious perspective on this news: “I love when absurd things happen and everyone knows it’s absurd and the people who make the absurd hire and/or accept the absurd job pat each other on the back in the very sincere/emotional/heartfelt/absurd press conference.”

But really, now.  For the sake of all of us who believe that college athletics are truly meant to aspire to ideals complementary to higher education, I really hope this falls through. 

Sadly, if this is not some outrageous comedy skit, then it looks like Mr. Garcia and FIU President Dr. Modesto A. Maidique are content to carry their athletic program straight into the gutter.

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~ by acm213 on April 13, 2009.

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