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
I continue to be amazed, dismayed and sometimes amused by the stupidity of certain human beings. Today’s batch provides plenty of examples.
We have people stealing personal info for financial gain, a drive-by shooting of a dog, and perhaps most perplexing of all, garbage can theft.
People are weird, man. Read more
Hey, it’s been a few days, but we’re back with a fresh batch of police reports. Got some from Tupelo PD, too, finally. Seems they had some system issues for a while there.
Anyway, today we’ve got missing phones, stolen movies and guys who have obviously seen the uncut version of “The Program.” Read more
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
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
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
Now that we’ve gotten past election day, let’s turn our attention to lighter fare. We’ve got lots of things being stolen around here, from antique toys to a deer stand to the kind of tail lights no self-respecting redneck should have on their pickup.
Also, Batman was arrested. Well, not exactly. Read more
Good 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
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
You know what I can’t wait for? Post-Halloween police reports. But those obviously have to wait until next week. For now, we’ll have to settle for house-cleaning scam artists, phone scam artists, and a guy who really doesn’t like fences.
Enjoy, and Happy Halloween. Read more