EIU Panthers

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Everyone Gets An Opinion

Take any subject out there and everyone gets or has an opinion on it. Now their opinion may not be right based on which side of the fence you are sitting on, but still they get one.

That comes to mind as I was reading the paper today and noticed that the Associated Press has listed their top 12 football movies. Now some of them would make my list, but some surely would not. One movie on the list is a Marx Brothers comedy called Horse Feathers. Now I have never seen this film, but guessing that it is black and white, my take is that most people would have the opinion that a six-year old recently told me. "I like the cartoons much better in color."

As for Eastern Illinois it has created a little room for opinions also as the Panthers will start freshman quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo for the second straight week. The first time starter was okay for his first collegiate start but what is going to stir those opinions is that former starter Brandon Large came off the bench in the final 6 minutes and looked like a world beater. People must remember that Large was the starter for the first three games when EIU averaged 8 points per game and ranked third to last in the nation for third down conversions - so only time will tell which direction is the better one.

Now for quick recaps of Friday night action. Cross country had a successful trip to the Notre Dame Invite. The Panther women placed 7th in a solid field with Olivia Klaus and Erika Ramos posting Top 20 times. The men placed 10th.

Both EIU soccer teams found themselves on the wrong side of one-goal decisions. Men's soccer fell 1-0 at No. 13 Creighton while women's soccer fell 2-1 at SIU Edwardsville. Volleyball also lost on Friday night at Tennessee State by a 3-1 score.

For those that can not make it to Charleston for Saturday's Family Weekend football game with Southeast Missouri, the game can be seen on ESPN3.com on computers around the world.

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