Imagine if 'Pretty Boy*' Fernandez was fugly? (*his official nickname, Centro's is "HotShot" - his father ought to know, he gave him both the nickname and the "shot" that resulted in his birth...)
If GF was butt ugly, imagine the threads on this board. And he'd have had the cajones to go to Oregon, instead of joining the Oregon loser Smith.
Herman has a lot to prove. He's run what? One and a half races since last summer with top competition where he had a chance to win... Jordan doesn't count, no chance to win.
Fernandez so far is a Freshman pussy only running time trial gimmies and losing every other race where there was real competition. I don't care about his time, the legion of hispanic runners who physically matured early and then crashed are legion, and he has done nothing yet to show he is an All American athletic stud.
Herman has a lot to answer for, and a lot on the line in the next few weeks.
I don't think he can take the pressure cooker.
Centro has shown on at least two occassion he can take Place Numero Uno, surrounded by top runners, and off of different paces.
He's a lot like his dad. Victories over everything else.
Herman has picked races he was guarenteed to lose, and have excuses for.
Centro Jr. has kept his mouth shut, and is slowly building a winning adult career for himself -- while having fun.
I wonder if Herman is having fun?