If you were watching pro football Sunday, you probably saw 76-year-old Jimmy Johnson, the former two-time Super Bowl champion coach of the Dallas Cowboys, tearfully receive the news he has been selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
This is surreal. Mississippi college football, that is. Little more than a month ago, Matt Luke was the Ole Miss head football coach, trying to win the Egg Bowl with a fresh vote of confidence from the university’s administration.
Mississippi State College and Mississippi Southern College first played one another in football in 1935.
Southern, as it was called then, hosted. State, coached by ex-Army coach Ralph Sasse, defeated Southern, coached by ex-Alabama football captain Pooley Hubert, 27-0.
It was so shocking because it happens so seldom: An NFL superstar retiring at the top of his game.
Andrew Luck's retirement this past weekend from the Indianapolis Colts caught the football world off guard for so many reasons:
• Luck is one of the best in the world at what he did.
Readers often ask: In all the years of writing sports what is the most amazing single athletic feat you have seen?
Good question. I have seen some stuff.
OMAHA—This is written from the College World Series where a packed house of more than 22,000 fans pays to watch each game at sparkling TD Ameritrade Park.
You want answers to Mississippi’s myriad problems of poverty, hunger and overall quality of life?
Education, education and education.
Mississippi State's irrepressible Jake Mangum was hitting for a .401 average coming into this week. He had stolen 20 bases. As a centerfielder, he uses sprinter's speed to catch balls others can't reach. He turns triples into outs. He is the heart and soul of a team that has won 42 games while losing 10.