|Just as promised, Steve Maneri lays out Palamalu.|
The subject of my favorite Temple Owl came up with one of my favorite Temple fans in the parking lot before the game last Friday.
"What is Bernard majoring in?" my friend, Chet, said.
"Nuclear physics," I shot back.
Of course I knew Bernard Pierce is majoring in the same thing I majored in at Temple University, Communications. I have that degree on my wall and it is next to my two Associated Press Best Sports Story awards and one Pennsylvania Newspaper Publisher Association award for Best Feature Story.
Without the degree, I don't get a chance to get the other two items framed. Whatever little writing talent I had as a 17-year-old was harnessed into a readable style thanks to Temple profs.
The average work lifespan of a TV guy with a Temple degree is about 60 years longer than that.
Ask Kevin Neghandi of ESPN.
|Another reason to come back: Steve Addazio tells funny jokes.|
Since it is Communications and he is thisclose to graduating, he would be a wise Owl to stay.
He's going to run into a lot of shady sports agent characters and they are going to give him a lot of advice designed to get their cut of his money a year early. My best advice (and it's free) for him is to go with the first agent who tells him it is in his best interest to stay.
Five good reasons:
|Mel Kiper is much more likely|
to call Bernard Pierce a No. 1 choice
next year, not this one.
|Bernard already has a nice suit|
ready for next year's Heisman ceremony.
|No wonder BP has such |