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Thoughts from Beyond the Bleachers – 4/9/13

April 9th, 2013 Comments off

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Another week down and another series win for the Commodores. Vanderbilt has won all eight of its weekend series (five by sweep) and is off to a program best 11-1 start in SEC play. So what is there to talk about this blog post? How about GameDay Grass?

I’ll get into my thoughts on the GameDay Grass, look at the top performers from last week (including your poll), and have a gander at our opponents this week.

Click on through to keep reading. (Header photo courtesy, Mike Rapp of VandySports.com) Read more…

Hotty Toddy, Ackbar Almighty

March 8th, 2010 Comments off

It’s been quite well publicized that Admiral Ackbar is up for the role of mascot for the University of Mississippi, but it isn’t real news anymore until the Taiwanese go all CGI on the news (see, e.g., the Tiger Woods Accident and Spanking footage, as previously chronicled by this site).

My only advice to the good admiral is that this is a trap. The Ole Miss football team is the bottom of the barrel. They’ve got a “student”-athlete who can’t read (“He’s a good boy, he just can’t read“). They try to pretend they can compete in the West, but since Eli left they’ve been closer to Mississippi State than LSU and Bama. And you’ll be leading a fan base that had no problem for years with the idea of waving the Confederate Flag that represented to many African Americans a symbol of oppression and racism (regardless of the fact that it may have represented something different to those waving it).

An English version of the video, after the jump. Read more…

Jon Goff Hit from Sunday

November 10th, 2009 Comments off

Jonathan Goff did his best Chris Johnson imitation to Darren Sproles’ Dexter McCluster. This was from Sunday’s Giants’ loss to the Chargers.

Below is the original Chris Johnson hit that ended McCluster’s 2006 season for Ole Miss. Fortunately, it didn’t have any long term impact for Dex. Click through to watch. Read more…