Apparently, this fall Mississippi State will break out the all-white uniforms to commemorate the 2000 “Snow Bowl” played against Texas A&M. I’m working to contain my excitement over this.
But note this blurb in Jerry Hinnen’s write-up of the big game:
We strongly approve, given the indelible images created from that game, and we’ll approve even more strongly if the Bulldogs bring back the white helmets with the interlocking M-S-U logo to go with the white unis. (UPDATE: Uniform blog UniWatch spoke to a State official who said the uniforms will be white, but won’t be 2000 throwbacks–and even if they were, they wouldn’t feature that particular logo because the rights to it still belong to former outfitter Nike.)
That’s right. Nike owns the rights to a former MSU logo. That seems ridiculous to me. Can you imagine Nike owning the Texas Longhorn logo? Or the Georgia “G”? Me neither. I wonder which genius signed that contract.
Spencer Hall embeds himself inside the Mississippi State football program. And that makes you wonder why anyone would want to do that. Anyways, a pretty cool article unfolds.
Inside the article, you’ll find jewels like these…
An inside look at Dan Mullen’s office closet:
In the neighboring closet is a doomsday prepper-sized stash of Diet Coke and bottled water. Hanging on the rack is every piece of clothing for the coaching action figure: press conference suit, casual golf shirt, rain gear, track suit, and workout clothes. The building is ready for the duration, even though it is April 10th, and there are 140 days until the 2012 football season begins.
A nugget regarding Starkville cuisine:
As strange as “Starkville sushi” may sound, Mullen and other members of the staff swear by it.
And this update on freak-of-nature, Fletcher Cox:
One boggling number leaps off the page, however: 25. At 305 pounds, Fletcher Cox can rep out 25 bodyweight pull-ups. Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime, focusing only on strength and aesthetics, could pull around 15 at 270 ripped pounds. Cox is the size of a Kodiak bear, can run like a buffalo, and has the proportional upper body strength of a rock climber.
That’s impressive. Seriously. I can do like zero pull-ups.