Morning Linkage, etc.
Well that was a swift kick in the Charlie Browns, wasn't it? - I thought strongly about burying (or omitting) the lead, but who the hell cares. In case you've been out hiking all weekend like I should have been, you saw or heard about the train wreck that unfolded over the course of a few hours Saturday night in Starkville. No need to rehash all that here. As usual, you can find tons of post-game coverage from the usual suspects, but you don't want to read that crap. Trust me, you don't.
So let's go ahead and get this out of the way, shall we?
Dak's last Dawg Walk - Pretending for a moment that you don't know what pain and sadness awaits at the end of this jaunt across a small portion of State's campus, following Dak on his last Dawg Walk is kind of fun:
Hey, it's basketball! - Huzzah, something that has nothing to do with the Egg Bowl! State's men's and women's basketball teams were both victorious over the weekend. The men beat UT-Martin by 25 on Saturday in a game that saw Gavin Ware continue to assert his manliness. Dude's stat line: 22 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 assists, and 1 steal, all while shooting 9 for 12 from the floor and 4 for 5 from the stripe. Stong, Gavin. Strong.
Our Top 10 women's team? Two more wins by 50 or more over lesser competition. 92 - 34 over Norfolk State on Friday, and a 92 - 25 win over Savannah State on Sunday. Things are about to get really, really hard for the ladies, though. On Wednesday, they've got to play a road game against a Top 10 Texas team that beat the fourth-ranked Tennessee Lady Vols by 11 in Knoxville over the weekend. Game's at 7:00 p.m. on the Longhorn Network. Big, big game, y'all. Should be intense.
Mark Richt got canned - And Les Miles apparently did not. With bowl wins, Georgia and LSU would each have 10-win seasons this year. Good thing Georgia got out of that dumpster fire, right? Tough for LSU, though; they're really settling . . . .
Kobe Bryant's retiring - Never been a fan of Kobe's. Not even sort of. Don't like the Lakers either. At all. In fact, his Lakers' 2002 win over Sacramento in the Western Conference Finals is to this day one of my worst non-MSU sports memories of all times. That said, dude's an amazing basketball player. It'll be weird to watch the Lakers without him.
A Stormy Monday if there ever was one
Or, if you're wanting a more traditional way to feel the blues, Mississippi John Hurt has you covered:
Or, if country's your bag more than the blues, the demo version of Hank's "Low Down Blues" should do the trick:
Or, if you'd rather stay pissed off for a little while longer, this may be more your bag:
Because it's funny.