As I Like It!
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
FOOTBALL DOWN SOUTH
Football Quote of the Week
“Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.”
Vince Lombardi, Green Bay Packers
I’m writing this on Sunday morning, November 27, 2016, and I have to admit, I feel great! Yesterday, Mississippi State stomped Ole Miss 55–20. I woke up feeling good this morning, and I’ll wake up feeling good for the next 364 days. God is in his heaven, the Golden Egg is in Starkville, and all is right with the world.
Some may say that it’s a shame that a grown man will find his well-being as a result of a game played by teenagers. Shame or not, it’s a fact. The rivalry between State and Ole Miss goes deeper than just one football game. It’s visceral and primal; it’s about the plantation mentality versus the working stiff, the Grove versus the Bull Ring, and myth versus reality. Ole Miss has been my Darth Vader, and today, the force is with the Bulldogs.
There were some other games played yesterday—some with postseason implications, such as OSU defeating Michigan and Clemson romping over South Carolina. Mississippi State will not be a part of the bowl scene, but that’s okay. We won the bowl game that counts in my world—the Egg Bowl.
In my twisted reality, Mississippi State’s 2016 football season was a success. We found a quarterback, we’ve got a bunch of young players returning, and we should have a banner recruiting year, but most of all, WE BEAT OLE MISS!!!
Photo from Josh Barnhill @ www.maroonandwhitenation.com