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Another (not so) Fine Mess

16 Sep

TEXAS_olemiss13Ole Miss 44, Texas 23

Sept. 14, 2013 • DKR
 

Last year our Mississippi Mud turned into a Mississippi mess. But hey! We won! This year, the dessert held up better, but our team fell apart like wet silt in the delta.

Here’s another fine mess, all right.

We fell behind early but then came to life, showing flashes of offensive prowess and some of the ol’ stonewall D. We had a slim lead heading into the locker room at halftime, but in the 3rd, gave up 20 unanswered points. The stands emptied, as did our hopes that firing our defensive coordinator would change things. Blech.

Still, the day was not a total loss. We had a HUGE tailgate with great food, some fun game-watching and plenty of Longhorn fans, not to mention a gaggle of friendly hoity toity Hotty Toddy types. (A couple of our Ole Miss visitors had hosted some of our Texas crew in the Grove last year. It was good to visit with them!)

Some highlights:

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Ole Mess

15 Sep

Texas 66, Ole Miss 31

Sept. 15, 2012 • Oxford, MS

Ew, ew and EW! This was the messiest, stickiest, ickiest SPELL TEXAS yet! And the finished product? The Mississippi mud cake might not have been that bad, but I’ve changed enough diapers in my day to see a certain resemblance. Again, EW!

Fortunately, the Horns’ offense looked nothing like our cake tonight!  David Ash had a great game, as did Marquise Goodwin and Malcolm Brown. In spite of a game-opening drive that stalled on our own 31, the O came through big-time, showing strength on the ground and in the air.

One of my football buddies was in Oxford for the game, but I was plenty happy on my couch. ESPN carried the game, but I ended up watching the alternate angles on Longhorn Network so I could hear Craig Way’s call. And man, do I love hearing The Eyes and seeing the Tower light up at game’s end, all thanks to LHN (and U-verse, who finally decided we are worthy of this channel).

Now I know it’s bad form to gripe about your team after a 35-point win, but good grief, our D needs to step it up in a hurry. Okie State, West Virginia and ou will roll all over us if we can’t plug some holes and actually—oh, what’s the word?—TACKLE. Special teams gave up a 99-yard kickoff return for a TD, too.

Still, in spite of that rather—ahem!—poopy play, the end result was just like that Mississippi Mud Cake: SWEET.