Daily Lead 11.24.14: The week we’ve all been waiting for

Lauren Wood | Buy at photos.djournal.com Hey, Bo, better work on ball security this week.

Lauren Wood | Buy at photos.djournal.com
Hey, Bo, better work on ball security this week.

It’s here again, this most important week. A time to be thankful, to gather with family and friends, and of course a time for arguing.

That’s right: It’s Egg Bowl Week.

It’s the week around which the Mississippi sports world revolves. The No. 4-ranked Bulldogs and No. 18 Rebels will clash Saturday in Oxford (2:30 p.m., CBS), and fans of both teams have much to be thankful for. Read more

Daily Lead 11.11.14: Hug a vet today

My awesome sister Rachel, who's in the Air Force.

My awesome sister Rachel, who’s in the Air Force.

Everyone knows a veteran, right? So be sure to thank them today. Or better yet, hug them. Hugs are the best.

My younger sister took two tours over in the Iraq/Kuwait region with the Air Force, driving large convoy trucks, hoping on each trip she wouldn’t run over an IED. She’s been back stateside for a while now, and I’m thankful for that and thankful for her service. My older sister was also in the Air Force. Wish I could hug both of them today, but neither lives close by.

In today’s Journal is a cool story about a family with a long history of military service, from World War I to Vietnam. It encapsulates what this day is all about. Read more

Police Reports 11.07.14: Hey, just stay out of jail

Had someone take offense at the comments I made in regards to the mug shot from our last batch of police reports. ‘Cause that guy has kids, so I shouldn’t be making fun of him. Yeah, gotta think about the kids, like that guy did when he got drunk, resisted arrest and was taken to jail.

I should follow his example.

If you don’t want to be publicly ridiculed, then I’ll quote the advice my friend J.J. Jasper often gives: Stay out of jail. Now, let’s have a gander at today’s reports, which include another stolen deer stand, somewhat contrite thieves, and a psycho lady with a knife. Read more

Social Buzz 11.06.14: Ross Bjork flexes Twitter muscles

Ross Bjork just might fight you. (via Bjork's Twitter)

Ross Bjork just might fight you. (via Bjork’s Twitter)

If you go after Ross Bjork on Twitter, you’d better be willing to follow up in person.

The Ole Miss athletics director is known for interacting with people on social media, and like any man in his position in the SEC, he receives his fair share of hate tweets from opposing fans. I’m sure he reads most of them before scrolling on past. But sometimes he decides to engage the trolls, and the results are glorious.

As he’s shown the past couple of weeks, Bjork isn’t afraid to call out antagonistic fans. Let’s review: Read more

Daily Lead 11.04.14: Your vote counts (lol j/k no it doesn’t)

voteforpedroGood morning, everyone.

It’s a fine day to go out and exercise your American right to vote for the candidates of your choice, even though the super wealthy are the ones really choosing the candidates, making most elections a thinly veiled farce. But if you try real hard, you might can make yourself believe that you really are making a difference instead of being nothing more than a faceless puppet for the two parties that monopolize our political landscape. Read more

Social Buzz 11.03.14: Did Treadwell photo cross the line?

Ole Miss receiver Laquon Treadwell is done for the season after a leg and ankle injury. (AP photo)

Ole Miss receiver Laquon Treadwell is done for the season after a leg and ankle injury. (AP photo)

It was a doubly brutal Saturday night in Oxford. Not only did Ole Miss lose 35-31 to Auburn to see itself virtually eliminated from the College Football Playoff field, one of its best players went down with a gruesome injury. Receiver Laquon Treadwell, just a yard shy of the end zone, got pulled back by an Auburn defender and broke his leg (and dislocated his ankle), fumbling the ball in the process. He’s done for the season.

You probably know all this. You might also know that a lot of Ole Miss fans believe insult was added to injury when the Opelika-Auburn News pasted a large photo of Treadwell breaking his leg in Sunday’s edition, under the headline “Finding a Way.” I’m not going to post a screenshot here, because it’s a graphic photo, but feel free to Google it. Read more

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