Leadership cadre faces important choices after brawl

In a culture that celebrates belligerence, the FIU-Miami brawl should not be a surprise. But the choices made at this crucial juncture can prevent future storms.

Updated: October 16, 2006, 5:12 PM ET
By Bill Curry | Special to ESPN.com

The phrase "perfect storm" refers to the simultaneous occurrence of events that taken individually would be far less powerful than the result of their chance combination. Such occurrences are rare by their very nature, so that even a slight change in any one event contributing to the perfect storm would lessen its overall impact.

The melee that erupted in the third quarter of the Florida International-Miami game Saturday was a perfect storm. A complex matrix of factors was involved and ...

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