Why did Florida State's quarterback and Heisman hopeful, Jamies Winston quit squinting? The simple answer: Peer pressure! He was "peer pressured" in to wearing his contacts. (At least that's my bet, all eyes are off him since he lost his squint!)
Peer pressured to wear contacts?! That statement sounds odd, doesn't it? Most people won't wear their glasses or contacts because they are called a nerd.
Tonight's ACC football championship game has been titled the colossal match of a David versus Goliath. The Cinderella team, Duke, against perennial power house and national championship hopeful, Florida State. Duke faces heavy odds to win this game.
Athletes who need to wear glasses or contact lenses to see their best face heavy odds against making into the professional sports ranks.
2 out of 5 athletes won't make it to the NFL because of their vision. Only the best eyes make it.
Sure, Winston has been phenomenal playing when he was playing without contacts, but why did he choose to be less than perfect? Why not choose to push the envelop on being the best athlete ever to play that possition.
It turns out his national squinting fit may have been the best thing to happen to him. Being chastised for his squint may have been all the motivation he needed to start wearing his contacts more.
Now, if he plays without them, he will consciously have to think about "not squinting" during tonight's game. If he has to think about "not squinting", his mind will be off his game. Rainy, nighttime games are the conditions that make it the hardest for athletes to see to play.
My eyes will be on seeing if Winston squints. I'm sure he won't.... and I'd hope a reporter asks him after the game if he wore his contacts..... even though I know this was yesterday's news.
All eyes are off the Winston squint.....except mine!
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