After much soul-searching and hand-wringing -- or maybe the people in charge of FIU sports did like they did when debating whether to hire Isiah Thomas, and let heads be "yes" and tails be "no" -- FIU has decided to open the 2009-10 basketball season against defending national champion North Carolina.
I can think of about 300 schools that would have given the naming rights to their gym for the chance to play North Carolina, but FIU had to make a mess of this and debate whether to play one of the most famous programs in the sport -- in any sport -- on national television.
This game will be one of the most significant events in FIU basketball history, and the AD and basketball coach literally had to think about it before saying yes.
Next time, guys, flip the coin. I bet a buck that a quarter is smarter than both of you.