Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving & the Egg Bowl

Its "Egg Bowl" week and for the late-coming MSU fans its time to start hating on Ole Miss. I say "late-coming" because for me - hating (to quote Coach Mullen) TSUN is 24/7/365 for as long as I can remember. For example, when I was still in the Coast Guard and stationed with the Gulf Strike Team (which at the time was located at the NASA Test Site in Bay St. Louis, MS) my late first wife purchased a very nice set of 4 crystal mugs. They were gorgeous, except for the fact that each was adorned with "Colonel Reb". To be fair, I warned her I would never use them and would not allow my children to use them. She said "Oh they are so pretty - you'll change your mind". Well, eight years later I was being transferred from the Strike Team (now in Mobile, AL) to my final duty station in New Orleans when she pulled the glasses from our shelves (for our moving sale) and said "I give UP! Eight years and they've never been used! Sell Them!" When she walked out of my sight in the kitchen I gave a fist pump and "high-fived" my youngest son (who was 5 at the time) and put them out. The early Vegas line is MSU by 3, but I don't think it will be that close - I'm predicting MSU by 13 or more. This will break the streak of the home team winning for the past 8 years or so - since the game is at TSUN this year.
Its also "Thanksgiving" week and I would be remiss in not giving thanks to my wife and the family & friends that make my life worthwhile. Especially considering the fact that I am very fortunate to be here after my near-fatal wreck this past June. You know who you are - THANK YOU!
Everyone have a great day! (And a great holiday!)

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