The 50th Sanderson Farms Championship, as it is now known, will be played next week at the Country Club of Jackson. This is truly amazing when you think about it – and that this tournament has survived.
I can’t tell you how many times helmet-to-helmet hits have occurred, followed by a yellow flag, followed by derisive comments from someone sitting near me. I’ll paraphrase here: “Dadgummit (really paraphrasing there), this is football! This isn’t ballet! This isn’t intramurals! Let ’em play. They are trying to ruin a great sport!”
Forecasting college football seasons is a fool's errand, but I've been called worse than a fool so many times before. That includes last season when my prediction was that Ole Miss would win nine football games.
It was Earl Warren, the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, who once said, “I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures.”
Super Bowl XX was memorable for many reasons, including that William “Refrigerator” Perry, an overweight defensive tackle, was allowed to score a meaningless late touchdown instead of the late, great Walter Payton, who was playing in his only Super Bowl.
The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum has worn a funeral wreath on its doors five times since last year’s induction ceremonies. That’s because Boo Ferriss, Orsmond Jordan, Robert Morgan, Larry Grantham and Eddie Crawford all have died in the interim.