Posted: Wednesday January 24, 2007 11:35AM; Updated: Wednesday January 24, 2007 11:35AM
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Hey Jenn, what do you think about Jimbo Fisher being named the new offensive coordinator for Florida State? -- Abbass, San Jose, Calif.
Other than the hate mail I have received from bitter LSU fans, I couldn't be happier that Jimbo's the new offensive coordinator. While you can't place all the blame for the debacle that was last season on coaching, we can only hope that the new influx of talented players and experienced coaches will be the answer the 'Noles have been searching for. Here's to a new year, and a fresh start. Welcome home, Jimbo!
Do you watch American Idol? There's a lot of talk about the show being too mean? What do you think? As someone who got put in the public eye, do you think anyone who is famous or on TV is fair game to be made fun of? -- Wes, Orange Park, Fla
Anytime you put yourself in the public eye, you are bound to be scrutinized. While celebrities and politicians are familiar with what is involved, many civilians aren't. If you sign a release form, and are fully informed on the shows policies and how it's program is formatted, then you are taking responsibility for your appearance on the show. Whether you have talent or not is an entirely different issue. Bottom line is: The show makes its money off of criticism and public appeal. Sure we may laugh at some of the rejects, but most of us actually feel sorry for some of them. Whoever lied to them and told them they had singing ability did them a huge disservice, as did whoever encouraged them to try out for the show. Everyday people are simply not able to cope with criticism, especially when it is made public. So my only advice as someone who has been there and done that: be careful what you wish for and be prepared for the consequences.
For the last two years my friends and I have gone to Daytona for spring break. We've also been to Panama City for spring break, so now we want to hit some place new. I'm thinking of SOBE (but I hear it's relatively expensive) and Key West (where supposedly there isn't much to do for a week). I am open to suggestions for other places. One thing: Since we are Florida sun-and-fun people, however, we don't want to go skiing. -- O.C., Valrico, Fla.
I see a very distinct pattern here: city on beach + alcohol = good times. Ever consider taking a leap of faith and trying something completely different? No offense, but there is only so much you can do on a beach with a cooler. It's been done, it's passť, it's time to move on. When you are ready to accept that, then you can graduate to the finer things that await you. I personally like to do stuff that is completely different, like white-water rafting. I did it a few years back and fell in love with it. It's something that you don't get to do everyday and it's relatively inexpensive. Other things you might try are traveling abroad. A girlfriend of mine went backpacking through Europe for a cheap ticket price. You pack all you can in an overnight bag, and stay at hostels throughout Europe and use public transportation. So if you can spare the extra cash for plane fare, Europe might have some crazy adventures to offer you.
You don't write much about the NBA. Are you an NBA fan? What is your favorite team? -- Sal, New York
The only reason I haven't written too much about basketball is: 1) It was football season, and 2) No one writes me questions about it. With the end of football season upon us, I will be directing more attention toward basketball. Spending as much time in the Los Angeles area as I do, I occasionally like to hit up a Lakers game. If I am stuck on the East Coast, I can usually be found at a Magic, Heat or even a Hawks game. So stick around, because this Cowgirl will be sitting courtside.