Friday, August 30, 2013
Tonight DKW and I are being treated to a meal by a couple of friends of ours and afterwards we are going to the Starkville High home opener. Since we are playing Oxford High, most of the area papers are dubbing the game "The Little Egg Bowl". Which, in case you live under a rock and don't know, the annual game between Mississippi State (in Starkville) and Ole Miss (in Oxford) is called THE EGG BOWL. There are even special shirts being made. They are Maroon (MSU's primary color) with the SHS Yellowjacket on it. Kinda cool! At least I think so. Last week SHS opened the season on the road at Noxubee County, who had a 16 game winning streak that started in the 2011 season, and won 17-0. Now, SHS did catch a couple of breaks on offense, but our defense was AWESOME! Four times NCHS was inside the twenty yard line and came away with "zilch".
MSU starts their season tomorrow. They are playing #13 Oklahoma State in Houston, Texas. Definitely a much tougher opponent to start this year. OSU is favored by two touchdowns. Those guys usually know what they are talking about. So, while I'll hope for the best and an MSU victory, I won't be devastated if we lose.
This is the last NFL pre-season weekend. Next week the big boys start in earnest. Thank goodness!
Everyone have a great day!