Notes, quotes and you know what. . .

Notes, quotes and an opinion or two. . .

 

Peyton Manning and David Cutcliffe fans — and there are many of both in Mississippi — will enjoy this piece by Jeff Duncan of The Times Picayune in New Orleans. It gives you some idea of the Manning family’s high regard for Cutcliffe and an even better idea of Peyton Manning’s dedication to detail. Love this quote from Archie Manning: “Cut is so humble and down to earth. He’s just good people.”

Duke’s 33-30 victory over North Carolina and Larry Fedora last Saturday lifted the Blue Devils to 6-2 and 3-1 in the ACC.

 

The Clarion-Ledger this week listed it’s 10 most anticipated Mississippi football games in the last 30 years. Here’s my list of the five most memorable football games since 1980:

State 6, Bama 3 (1980).

USM 7, State 6, (1981).

Ole Miss 24, State 23 (1984).

Alcorn State 42, Mississippi Valley State 28 (1983).

Arkansas 58, Ole Miss 56 seven overtimes (2001). (Toughest deadline I ever had to make.)

The first annual Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Roast, featuring Coach Jack Carlisle, was a huge success. Master of Ceremonies Skipper Jernigan and six different roasters all had approximately 200 attendees laughing and reminiscing. The Roast raised badly needed money to help in various refurbishing projects and new exhibits for the museum.

The Roast will be aired in the Jackson metropolitan area on Comcast (Channel 17) and AT&T U-Verse (channel 51) this coming Monday and Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. It will be a 1 hour, 45-minute broadcast.

Also professionally recorded DVDs of the Roast, produced by Anderson Productions, are available from the museum for $40. . . .

Traffic for this website has steadily grown over the past two months, and we appreciate each and every reader. Our website has been a work in progress and we are nearing completion in the next couple weeks. The completed and expanded website will include detailed information on all Mississippi Sports Hall of Famers, museum news and updates, as well as blogs and columns from me, Orley Hood and occasional guests. If you like what you see, bookmark us and tell your friends. Advertising space will be available on the various website pages. Call 601 982-8264 for more information or email me at rcleveland@msfame.com.

 

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