Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Turkey Day Approacheth!

I'm not going to go all maudlin and weepy listing all the things I am thankful for, cause there are tons - and I would end up forgetting someone or something.  If you are important to me - you already know this.  I try to make a point of it all during the year - not just at holidays.  But - that said - "Family" - yeah you - "I love you and appreciate you".  Enjoy your holiday - wherever you're located.
Well, after losing to Alabama (25-20), MSU made a statement with a 51-0 trouncing of Vanderbilt.  The Dogs are still in the mix for the College football championship, but there chances took a hit when "That School Up North" lost big time (30-0) to Arkansas.  It would have made the "Egg Bowl" at more attractive game to the selection committee, but not so much now that TSUN has 3 losses.  But MSU needs to take care of business and continue the beat-down of the battered Rebs.  Then they just have to hope their 11-1 resume is attractive enough to the selection committee.  Of course it wouldn't hurt if Bama lost to Auburn ("War - DAMN -EAGLE!) or the Gators put a "chomp-chomp" on Florida State.  So - yeah - hunting Saturday morning  & football - noon-ish on.  The "Egg Bowl" is a 2:30 start on CBS.
Friday, the Starkville High Yellowjackets will be playing in round 3 of the Mississippi 6A championship.  The game will be here in Starkville against the South Panola Tigers.  Both teams are ranked #1 in their regions and both were at home last week. Since both are undefeated, the game is at Starkville since they are the highest ranked team (#1 in Miss. & #2 in the nation - according to Maxpreps.com.)  The winner will be the Miss. North 6A champion and will play the South 6A champion in the State Championship game - which is being held this year (for the first time) in Mississippi State's football stadium.  So SHS would have played every playoff game at home this year.  GO JACKETS! ! !
That's about all I have for now.  I wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving.
Everyone have a great Holiday!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Busy Weekend - Starting Tonight! (Thursday)

Busy, Busy, BUSY!  Tonight the Starkville Area Arts Council, of which DKW is a board member, is having their Holiday Showcase Reception.  The works of several local artists will be featured and the "big reveal" of the winning poster that promotes  the 2015 Cotton District Arts Festival will highlight the evening.  As this is highly publicized local event, I "gussied up" a bit to attend.  I will be wearing (spoken in runway announcer's voice) "a black cotton dress shirt with silver pin stripes, set off with matching maroon bow tie and suspenders."  :-)  This night is all for my sweetie, cause for the rest of the weekend I'll  be footballin' it up!
Tomorrow morning I will be leaving from work and heading down to Clinton for the game between the Starkville High Yellowjackets (#1 in the state) and the Clinton High Arrows (#5 in the state & #2 in the same region as SHS).  The winner of this game will be the #1 seed from 6A-Region 2 when the playoffs start next Friday (Nov. 14th). Now, SHS is favored and is my "alma mater" but my grandson plays for Clinton.  "OH! What a dilemma." you might say.  But not really - When my grandson is in the game I will watch him earnestly and hope he stays healthy and does well - but I have been a SHS supporter since I was 5 years old  - that will never change.  If you ask my grandson, he will tell you that I told him early in the year that I hoped SHS and Clinton were both undefeated when they met on November 7th (tomorrow).  Well, Clinton has lost one game, but it was outside our region - so both teams are undefeated in region games.  I look forward to a good game.  I hope everyone comes out healthy.  BUT, GO JACKETS!  (This link is for a Clarion Ledger article about playoff scenarios.)

Saturday is homecoming for the MSU Bulldogs.  They will be hosting the UT-Martin Skyhawks and are favored by 45 points.  Should be able to play a lot of folks and rest the starters.  Which State needs to do as next week (11/15), the Dogs will travel to Tuscaloosa to play Alabama.  A win at Bama would go a long way towards folks finally realizing, "Hey M State really is a good team!"

Everyone have a great day!