Archive for December 26th, 2008

FOOTBALL: Twas the night before Dallas

December 26, 2008

In the room in Shreveport now. I’ve got about three hours to drive to SMU, the Rebels’ practice site, tomorrow, and it looks like I’ll be driving through some heavy rain at some point.

The team reported to Dallas tonight, and the only two no-shows for the appointed time were freshman H.R. Greer and senior Tony Fein. Both called in and reported travel problems and were expected to join the team later this evening.

The Rebels will have a 2-hour workout beginning at 11:30 a.m. with interviews with the player first, then Houston Nutt to follow.

Tomorrow night there’s a welcome party for both teams at one of the hotels featuring comedian Frank Caliendo of “Frank TV” on TBS and also the “Fox Sports Sunday” team.

Matt, thanks for posting the fan events.

— PA


FOOTBALL: Saturday night chat

December 26, 2008

I’ll be in the room and online Saturday night at 9 if anyone wants to chat about the Cotton Bowl or anything else on Ole Miss athletics.

David, I have a schedule of some events that I can post late tonight. I do not have a complete schedule of fan events that might be hosted by the local alumni group.

I know there’s a New Year’s Day parade that culminates at the American Airlines Center, where the Mavericks and Stars play, with pep rallies for both schools.

I’m taking off here in a couple of hours. I’ll spend tonight in Shreveport and pull into Dallas for the Ole Miss media day at SMU tomorrow.

— PA