Tech beats State: SOS

Same old State.
Can’t run, can’t pass. Multiple turnovers. Special teams are anything but.
Bonehead personal foul penalties.
Not a single first down in the 4th quarter.
Shut out in the second half.

And yet they still had a chance to win.
Trailing by eight points with 3 minutes to go, a State punt was mishandled by Tech, giving the Dogs a 1st down in Tech territory.

Same old State.
A three-and-out, featuring a dropped pass gave State one more opportunity to punt, netting a lousy 15 yards. Tech runs out the clock, punts on the last play, and it’s game over.

C-L reported that Coach Croom was coy in the week leading up to this disaster, promising a more exciting brand of football for State fans. “You need to buy a ticket to see for yourself,” he said. He was right. It was an exciting night to remember for La Tech, and another forgettable night of frustration for the Maroon.

Coach Croom has been given every opportunity to field a competitive team. I’m sorry to say that my patience has been exhausted. This loss was every bit as difficult to watch as the Maine debacle. It will be Same old State, as long as we have the same old excuse for a weak football coach.

Fire Sylvester Croom.

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Introducing Gov. Sarah Palin

Here is the video of Sen. John McCain introducing his selection for VP running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska.

MCain picks Gov. Sarah Palin for VP

There will be a woman on the ticket. And, it ain’t Hillary!!

Great choice for VP, Gov Sarah Palin of Alaska. Fox News Carl Cameron confirms!

Here is an earlier blog entry about Gov Palin, including a nice writeup from Pat Ruffini.

And, a video interview of Gov Palin on the Beck Show.

Katrina +3: Waiting on the Big Swede

Gov. Haley Barbour issued a state of emergency declaration for the southern part of Mississippi on Thursday afternoon due to the potential threat coming from Gustav, “The Big Swede.”

“Now is the time to prepare yourself, your family and your friends,” Barbour said in a statement.

Barbour also urged “all Mississippians to please take this storm seriously. One of the most important lessons we learned after Hurricane Katrina was that there is no substitute for awareness and self-help, especially in the days before a hurricane is predicted to hit.” link

We’re ready. I think. Still have a few loose ends to tie up, but most of the preparation has been done.

Related: from E-J — Pike BOS declares state of emergency

Hang in there, folks. It’s going to be an interesting week.
In the meantime, be sure to enjoy some great college football.
Go Dawgs!

The hopiate of the masses

Wish I could take credit for the clever title, but I stole it from the People’s Cube.

Liberals just can’t understand why we on the Right mock them for their cult of the Obamessiah.

They just don’t get it. Just for s*its and giggles, take a look at film maker Spike Lee, who says the election of the Hopiate will actually be a messianic calendar time divide , AB and BB. Yes, “After” and “Before” Barry.

You can’t make this stuff up.

Parklane nips Oak Forest

Conner Mize’s fourth quarter field goal provided the margin of victory for Parklane in last night’s season opener over Oak Forest Academy. Stats below

Next week, a road trip to Centerville

Box Score 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Oak Forest Academy (0 – 1 – 0) 6 13 13 0 32
Parklane Academy (1 – 0 – 0) 12 14 6 3 35

Game Summary

First Quarter
OFA – Johnathan Burrell 95 yard Kickoff Return (Run Failed)
PA – Chance Schmidt 3 yard Run (Kick Failed)
PA – Alex Price 20 yard Pass from Chance Schmidt (Run Failed)
Second Quarter
OFA – Michael Gill 3 yard Run (Pass Failed)
PA – Blake Brown 30 yard Pass from Chance Schmidt (Kick Failed)
OFA – Michael Gill 21 yard Pass from Travis Thornton (Landon Curry Run)
PA – Wes Gil 9 yard Pass from Chance Schmidt (Josh Armstead Run)
Third Quarter
PA – Wes Gil 84 yard Kickoff Return (Run Failed)
OFA – Philip Ingraffia 5 yard Pass from Travis Thornton (Run Failed)
OFA – Drew Misita 45 yard Pass from Travis Thornton (Landon Curry Kick)
Fourth Quarter
PA – Conner Mize 23 yard Field Goal

Bank Robbery on Delaware Ave

The Enterprise-Journal is reporting that the Southwest Mall branch of First Bank was robbed today by three armed men.

Three men brandishing guns entered First Bank at 1490 Delaware Ave. in McComb at 12:15 p.m. today, robbing the bank of an undetermined amount of cash, police said.

There is no description at this time of the men, who fled west on Delaware Avenue, where a Southwest Mississippi Narcotics Enforcement Unit agent saw their car and gave chase, according to McComb Assistant Police Chief Greg Martin.

Details are sketchy in this developing story. As of 1:00 P.M. the robbers were said to be on foot in the woods off Hwy 24. McComb PD, Pike Co. Sheriff, MHP, and Dept of Wildlife officials are all reported to be involved in the search.

More to come

Update: McComb PD gets ’em