The Weekend Is Here
Well the weekend many fans circled on their calendar when the schedule came out is finally here. The Georgia Bulldogs will come into town this weekend with everyone excited. The sad thing is most people are excited not about the football game that will be going on, but because of all the people that will be in town this weekend. I expect the Square will be packed on Friday and the Grove will be packed on Saturday. Many Rebel fans from Mobile to Memphis and Washington DC to Waveland will be making their yearly trip to Oxford. Expect to see several Ole Miss celebs in attendance including New York Giants QB Eli Manning and Fox News Anchor Sheppard Smith. The Grove is a known nationwide as one of the top tailgating atmospheres in America. It is weekends like this that put us on the map.
As far as the game, kick off will be at 8:15. Ole Miss alum Ron Franklin will broadcast the game on ESPN2. I think Ron Franklin is a very good announcer and I feel it is a shame they have moved him to ESPN2 to broadcast games. He is one of the last great broadcasters around. Now it is all these young guys even women that are broadcasting games. I hope Ron stays in the game for many more years and they eventually move him back to ESPN.
All I can ask is for the Rebels to stay in the game for a little while. Give the thousands of fans in the stands something to cheer about at least until half time. This is yet another game on national television which all the recruits will watch. As stated earlier on this blog the coaches have expressed all week about the new tempo of this team. Well it is time to walk the talk.
See you all in Oxford.