Brett Lorenzo Favre brings to nine the number of native Mississippians inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That the Magnolia State ranks No. 1 per capita in producing Hall of Famers will not surprise anyone who regularly reads this column.
We are in the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Tiny, tiny babies are everywhere you look. This day, there are 80 of them, from all over the state, and most are crying.
Much of the appeal of writing about Mississippi sports for nearly half a century is trying to pick out who’s going to be next.
Next? The next Archie. The next Jerry. The next Walter. And so on...
Now seems a good time to ask this question: Would John Vaught, Bear Bryant and Vince Dooley have lasted in today’s college football climate?
Georgia’s firing of Mark Richt should give us all time to consider carefully before answering.
Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern Miss all boast 8-3 records heading into the last weekend of the regular season. Ole Miss and State are ranked. All are headed to bowls. USM plays for a division championship Saturday.
When Mississippi’s PGA Tour stop began so humbly 48 years ago, organizers called it the Magnolia State Classic.
With nearly half a century of history, it now seems perfectly clear a more appropriate name was available: The Monsoon Open.