For those that don't know, the SEC Network has been allocating days to each SEC school to show historic events, games, documentaries, etc. AND TODAY IS LIKE A MAROON AND WHITE CHRISTMAS SO YOU BETTER CELEBRATE WITH ME
Sit down. Get some caffeine. Grab your phone and laptop chargers. I already started this late but here we go. I'm going to try to live blog AND live tweet as much of these glorious 23 remaining hours as I can.
AND WE'RE MAKING A COMEBACK IN THE 1999 EGG BOWL WHO WOULD'VE THOUGHT WE MIGHT WIN THIS GAME.
IT'S GETTING LATE IN THE 4TH QUARTER AND WE ARE DOWN 20-13 ARE WE GOING TO WIN THIS OR NO?
Where is this "Scott Stadium" that Mike Tirico keeps mentioning? Did they demolish it before I became a student?
He called for a fair catch, and still dropped it... HE DROPPED IT
UPDATE 4(ACTUALLY UPDATE 5):
I'M ALREADY BAD AT COUNTING AND IT IS LATE AT NIGHT AND I HAVE TO PEE AND THIS GAME IS EXCITING
I'm actually surprised Charlie and Justin gave me the keys to the website tonight. They trust me. Also there's less than two minutes in this football game and I'm actually getting nervous this is weird because 1999...
There's no logical reason for us winning this game. And we're making a comeback. Making all these clutch plays and moving the ball this late and HE WAS WIDE OPEN AND CAUGHT IT AND TOUCHDOWN AND IT WAS BEAUTIFUL THIS GAME IS TIED TAKE THAT REBELS THIS GAME HAPPENED 16 YEARS AGO AND IT IS STILL EXCITING AND I STILL HAVE TO PEE
THAT WAS ONE GREAT INTERCEPTION AND WOW AND WE MIGHT JUST HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN THIS GAME WHY WOULD YOU THROW THAT REBS THANK YOU FOR THAT BECAUSE YOU LITERALLY THREW THE GAME
Scott WesterFIELD GOAL for the win. #HailState #Hashtags I'm gonna get some poptarts and then settle in for some softball!
Double digit update:
Softball time! Do you like comeback wins? We just saw one. We get to see another. Or so I'm told. Maybe.
Bad start is bad. But this Florida team is actually pretty good. They won a national title or something.
They said it was 46 degrees at this softball game. That sounds rather unpleasant. I'm watching it comfortably from a recliner in 72 degree air conditioning.
Unlucky update 13:
Someone with real softball knowledge: what is the procedure for this illegal pitch nonsense? I have a hard time figuring out when they're actually illegal. All I know to do is yell loudly at the umpires whenever they call Silkwood for one. Also, UF has scored 2 runs so far. One off an illegal pitch. BOOOOOOOOOOO
Fun tidbit update for update 14:
The MSU athletic marketing team likes to give out a lot of free shirts at softball games, like whenever there's a strike out or double play and it's really cool. If you haven't made it to a game yet, you should.
Dak Prescott Update (His number. Not an update on him. It's update 15):
Late night commercials are weird. There was just a really awkward/depressing funeral commercial from the 80's. And UF has scored two thirds of their 3 runs so far. MSU didn't score any in the 1st. But Silkwood has been dealing. And the production quality is actually really good for a university produced event. Hats off to you MSU!
Sweet Update 16:
We're still down 2-0 to Florida. I need more poptarts.
The bases are loaded with 2 outs. The count is 2-2. And Florida can't get a run across. Lot's of cheering as the infield huddles heading into the dugout. And I managed to carry a cup of water and poptarts through a very dark household and back to the TV without making too much noise.
Scratch that, my dad just asked me why I was still awake. He's confused as to why I'm still up at 1:54 AM.
MSU is having a really hard time getting much offense going. I can see why Florida won a national title. For the record, I've tweeted/posted articles/mentioned amongst friends that this softball team might be an elite one next year, and I truly believe it. I think this team really makes major improvements and finds ways to consistently beat these good teams, like they've started to do. Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if they're hosting a regional or for them to win the SEC tournament next year. Not sure exactly how far they'll go, but I expect to see a lot of success.
My age update:
This Gator team really did well at creating pressure on Silkwood with their offense. Bases loaded again here in the 5th. 2 outs. Also: WHY DO WE NOT HAVE OFFENSE I AM ONLY 20 AND I AM TIRED AND I AM IRRATIONALLY CONCERNED ABOUT A GAME THAT I KNOW THE OUTCOME OF
Ha! UF left the bases loaded. Silly gators. So now are we gonna score in the 6th? PLEEEEEEEEASE?!
Bases loaded again for Florida. Forgot that MSU was the home team somehow. We didn't score in the bottom of the 5th. Hopefully MSU will find some offense soon because they're running out of innings to do this and I hate trying to pretend that I don't know the ending of this game.
Florida left the bases loaded. Again. 3rd time maybe? That's a lot. Silkwoo... WHY ARE THEY SHOWING ANOTHER HEROES CHARGE COMMERCIAL THEY ARE SO BAD MAKE IT STAAAAHP
Some fans look like they are leaving. It's the top of the 7th. Gators have two on base. 1 out. It's been a pretty good pitching duel but it just feels like some team is going to score a slew of runs. Maybe it's Florida. They just scored another run. Their 3rd of the day. But then again, it might not be, you neve... NO DRAFT KINGS I WILL NOT SIGN UP FOR YOUR CHEAP DAILY FANTASY BASEBALL STUFF
2 Bulldogs on base. 2 outs. AND HEY LOOK MSU SCORED A RUN AND THEN ANOTHER THIS GAME IS GETTING CLOSE
LETTER Z UPDATE:
BULLDOGS WIN! BULLDOGS WIN! OVER EVENTUAL CHAMP FLORIDA GATORS, MSU SCORES 5 IN THE 7TH TO WIN! Caroline Seitz may have broken the score board with that walkoff 3 run home run actually.
We had a football win, a softball win, and now onto baseball, which I'm assuming will also be a win but you never know! But, I, unfortunately will not stay up for this game. I'm closing shop for a few hours. It's 3:01 in the morning and I need to sleep and pee but not in that order. I'll pick this back up in a few hours.
While he sleeps, Mississippi State and Texas A&M are just underway in women's basketball. This was one solid contest.
I'm awake again. Kinda. These Brett Favre copper fit commercials are weird. Oh, and the women's basketball team is working to beat A&M, which is exciting because I actually hate A&M more than Ole Miss, weirdly enough.
I had a class with Marth Alwal. A financial money planning management (or some combo of a few of those words). This isn't part of some cool point. I just like dropping names. Oh, and MSU just took their first lead of the day, so this is another come back win for us.
MSU is down by 3 with less than 2 minutes to go. This is a really intense game and I regret not being there in person. I mentioned earlier that I expect the softball team to be really good next year, well they're only one of four teams that could see a lot of success next season. Softball, women's basketball (I expect to be top 3 in the SEC), football, and men's basketball are all teams that I expect to be very good.
AND MSU HAS TIED THE GAME WITH 47 SECONDS LEFT ON THE CLOCK HOW ABOUT THAT WE MIGHT JUST WIN THIS GAME MAYBE
And overtime. This is a really good game, also TUUUUURN DOWN FOR WHAAAAT.
An Aggie just fouled out and our student section is really bad at the "left-right" chant. We need to work on that. Make it a mandatory class for freshmen.
VICTORIA VIVIANS JUST HIT A 3 TO PUT MSU UP WITH LESS THAN A MINUTE TO GO IN OVER TIME AND IT IS ONLY HER 2ND BASKET OF THE DAY BUT IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT AND MSU GONNA WIN THIS ONE I HOPE
AND WE WIN WE WIN YES WE WIN.
They're talking about the schedule and Manny Diaz now. I'm excited.
Interesting to see Beniquez Brown doing the interviews too. I'm intrigued by how he might do this season.
Confession time. I actually had a few updates on here exclaiming my frustration at Greg McElroy and Booger McFarland for generally looking down on MSU's football chances. Nothing crazy. Just some caps lock and me judging them for previous comments. And it's still frustrating. But so far they haven't said anything unfairly and GREG MCELROY JUST SAID THAT STARKVILLE IS BEAUTIFUL AND DAK IS THE MOST TALENTED SEC QUARTERBACK ALL SINS ARE FORGIVEN GREG I'M SORRY I DOUBTED YOU. But I'm still keeping my eyes on you. Also, I expected Booger to be on this. What's he up to?
What was the point of Dak getting in the hot tub with an iPad for this all access? And now he's on his back on a table waving his arms and legs like a turtle... Wut?
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAIT!!!! There is a recorded ask the fans segment on this things?!?! WHERE WAS I WHEN THEY DID THIS?!?!?
This thing looks cool. "The Rise to Number 1" is on. I wonder what that's about... Lol JK it's about our football season.
Is anyone actually reading this or watching this really cool content? Am I just sitting here all by myself writing nonsense?
Tebow was generally positive about MSU. I'll miss Tebow.
Mullen is talking with the crew from SEC Nation. There's lots of clanga going on in the background. I miss football season.
TEBOW AND DAK ARE TALKING AND IT IS REALLY COOL
Mullen called Tim the best college football player ever. Dak is arguably the best MSU football player ever. So. Much. Talent. So. Much. Leadership. AND SO MUCH CLANGA IN THE BACKGROUND
I vaguely remember that fly over from the student section.
Tebow, Marcus Spears, AND Paaawwwl each picked us to win.
UPDATE NUMBER 50 THAT IS A LOT OF UPDATES:
So far I've been really impressed with the content. It's been fun and insightful and I can't wait to see some more games in a few hours.
COLLEGE GAME DAY IS IN TOWN NOW. Little known fact (not really) but Scott Stricklin emailed the students after the A&M game and before the Auburn game to get us to follow the Ring Responsibly rules. It ended up working.
Did you know there is a product called drain wig? It's supposed to keep hair from clogging in your shower drains. It looks really gross. Bad ad was very bad.
WHERE CAN I GET SOME OF THOSE ADIDAS STARKVEGAS SHOES
The dumb, infamous Auburn cowbell has made an appearance.
Working theory: MSU doctored the film and footage from this because it looked like they snuck Josh Robinson's crazy run against Kentucky into the college gameday piece about him.
IT IS HAPPENING THE LSU GAME IS ON DEATH VALLEY IS ABOUT TO GO SILENT
I've seen this game about a half dozen times on youtube. It's beautiful.
Update Fiddy 8
Leslie Miles and the Bayou Bengals are having trouble moving on our defense for what seems like the first time ever. It's awesome.
There is a girdle for men called the V-Shape trainer. Also MSU is up 14-0.
I forgot how many hits Anthony Jennings took during this game. For all the talk about LSU's offensive line, it really didn't show up. But what did show up is this awesome commercial for Hydro Mousse Liquid Lawn.
Is that clever grip really that useful? It holds your phone in an air vent of your car. I live in Texas, I need all of my air vents unobstructed. It's too hot.
Bell and Howell is the group responsible for a lot of these goofy products and their painful commercials.
Update Dillon Day:
He hasn't allegedly stomped on anyone that I've seen yet but MSU is up 17-0 and #EverythingIsAwesome
Halftime lead is 17-3. The second half is a lot more stressful but it's fun to see Death Valley emptied out by the LSU "faithful"
Alleged Dillon Day stomping. Dak Prescott touchdown. Score is up to 24-10 right now.
Update Ben Beckwith replacing Dillon Day for the A&M Game (AKA Update 66):
On of my favorite incidents within Stompgate was the slew of Aggies that bashed Dillon on Twitter and acted as if half their team wasn't arrested in the 2014 offseason. They also conveniently forgot all of Johnny Manziel's off the field incidents.
Dak makes crazy plays and there's another touchdown. 31-10.
As previously mentioned, and as others know, I hate A&M more than Ole Miss. It's weird, I know. And I'll be missing the A&M game because of work.
I almost feel bad for us beating LSU when I think about them being broke. However, I think back to when an LSU fan in his 50s, a grown man, yelled in my face as I was walking down the sidewalk by Davis Wade stadium before the 2013 LSU game. This was my freshman year. And I don't feel so bad anymore.
LSU is making a comeback. It's scary.
That Cleveland/Jones sack should've been a safety if you as me.
This'll be my last update for a few hours because I have to go to work. Charlie or Justin might jump in, I'm not sure. BUT, the way this game ended showed me that this season would be different than most. We caught a lucky break in the 4th with 20 seconds on the clock in Death Valley against LES MILES. Say what you want about Leslie, historically he has had success and luck on his side. Especially on Saturday nights in Baton Rouge. MSU found a way to win. Against Les Miles. That's incredible. Very few teams have done that.
So... Have I missed anything exciting?
DANG IT WHY IS AUBURN PLAYING DEFENSE LEAVE DAK AND BEAR WILSON ALONE SO THEY CAN MAKE A LOT OF TOUCHDOWNS K THX
SPECIAL TEAMS AREN'T SO SPECIAL RIGHT NOW DANG IT I REMEMBER SAYING A LOT OF BAD WORDS VERY LOUDLY WHEN THAT DROPPED PUNT HAPPENED
I can't think of a game this past season where the team played a full 60 minutes. If they can do that then they'll be better than 10 wins. Also, shore up special teams.
The rain was fun. But I unintentionally left my soaking wet clothes in a dark cabinet for about 4 weeks. And I was wearing what was at one point a white MSU GameDay shirt. That shirt is now multi colored after being stained by mold. It's like a free tie-dye shirt. Just potentially hazardous to your health. Don't try this at home kids, only at college football games.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA RHETT LASHLEE FELL ON HIS BUTT I REMEMBER THAT GOOD TIMES.
Nick Marshall throws the ball pretty well for a defensive back.
Jonathan Jones is very good at hugging Bear Wilson for a defensive back.
"Jones is certainly having SOME ball game"-Verne Lundquist 1 play after Jones gets called for a very obvious pass interference call
HAHAHAHA YOUR SPECIAL TEAMS AREN'T SO SPECIAL EITHER
GARY DANIELSON CAN'T DECIDE IF IT WAS A FUMBLE OR NOT MAKE UP YOUR MIND SIR IT IS GETTING OLD BECAUSE THIS IS FROM LAST YEAR AND YOU ARE STILL STRUGGLING WITH IT
I was absolutely dumbfounded when that happened. Just absolutely floored. And those of us in the student section knew that we were going to be number 1. After Auburn got their last field goal, I remember joking with my friends, saying "Oh, we're only gonna beat a top 3 team in the nation by 15. NBD." This was arguably the school's biggest win.
Important, Auburn tried to steal our cowbell tradition and they suffered for it. THIS IS WHY YOU DON'T COPY TRADITIONS. THIS IS WHY YOU CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS AUBURN.
MSU won by 15. Dak's number is 15. Coincidence? Probably. OR MAYBE NOT YOU NEVER KNOW. MAYBE THAT'S WHAT AUBURN GETS FOR COPYING OUR COWBELLS.
Auburn is another team, especially recently, that has been very lucky. And luck wasn't enough to beat MSU. The "team of destiny" was destined to have their season ruined at some point. Only fitting that MSU had the chance to do it, after all those years of Auburn ruining MSU's season.
HAHAHAHAHAHA NICK MARSHALL THREW TO A FELLOW DEFENSIVE BACK
I fell asleep. I woke up. I ate ice cream. One last event. Let's finish this.
My sister went to Bama. My dad grew up a Bama fan. This is interesting.
My sister wants to know some of the history behind the game. She doesn't want to watch just the game.
THIS THIS THIS
Watching @SECNetwork right now and I'm thinking we should bring one of these back to #StarkVegas soon. #SECNTakeover pic.twitter.com/sGJuLGtnj8— Ben Howland (@Ben_Howland) July 7, 2015
I expect MSU to actually have a chance to be the SEC champs next year.
I'm actually going to miss showing up 5 minutes before the game starts and getting whatever seat I want.
MSU ISN'T MAKING FREE THROWS WE ARE GOING TO LOSE
I should just turn off the tv and go to bed. MSU isn't going to win. They're down 16. They lost to Bama at home. They don't have any hopes of winning.
I actually think I'm getting sick... OF SEEING MSU DOWN 16 POINTS IF MSU DOESN'T TURN THIS AROUND WE ARE GOING TO LOSE. That being said I don't feel well... So there's that.
A little over 1 hour. I think I can make it. I THINK I CAN I THINK I CAN I THINK I AM FALLING ASLEEP
Yeah. I think I'm calling it a night. Hope y'all enjoy the rest of yet another comeback.