Back at my Jones County home there's a book I scan this time of year, of holiday stories, legends, and poems. Among the latter is an anonymous four lines of Gaelic verse which as best I recall goes: "Yule's came an' Yule's gane an' we hae feasted weel; so Jock maun to his flail again and Jenny to her wheel."
January 1, 2012
NASHVILLE -- Vick Ballard's final evening in a Bulldog uniform summarized the best, and worst, of his career. The worst being a lack of ‘quotability' that made writing about the superb running back difficult. The best, of course, was how difficult he made life on defenders.
December 30, 2011
There'll need some explaining today at the cleaners when I drop off the white dress shirt showing a bloody spot on the pocket. No, I didn't borrow Dracula's personal Sharpie®. It had to come from the jersey of either Marcus Green or Fletcher Cox following celebratory hugs. Though it's worth wondering too, was it their blood…or more likely from a Rebel they wounded in both body and pride?
November 28, 2011
For such a low-key guy Johnthan Banks sure is flying high these days. Not only does the Bulldog cornerback rank top-five in a couple of NCAA categories; Banks found out this week he is one of 15 finalists for the Thorpe Award given to college football's top defensive back.
November 2, 2011
The Game: Mississippi State (1-2, 0-2 SEC) hosts Louisiana Tech (1-2) in the first non-conference home game of the season. Gametime at Scott Field is 6:00 with telecast on ESPNU, and the MSU broadcast on XM197 and Sirius 218. Local pregame radio begins at 3:00 on 100.9 WKBB and 96.3 Tupelo, with full-network pregame starting at 4:00.
September 23, 2011
Stats and schemes and snaps and everything else can be evaluated later. Blaine Clausell already knew what happened…or rather, what didn't. "If we broke one big play it would have been an entirely different ball game," the offensive tackle said.
September 15, 2011