After participating in the beat down of cross town rival Bay High last Friday night my son high tailed it to Oxpatch to watch his favorite team take on Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M. When he got home he told me the Grove was “Republican City” with Texas Gov Rick Perry, our own Gov Phil and even Mitt Romney. I was relieved to find out I was on the other end of the state down here in Soggy Bottom when the reptiles invaded.
Of course that would not make a proper post to Slabbed as Oxpatch is famous for attracting reptiles going back to the Presidential debate in the 2008 election so no news there folks. But Slabbed has several friends in low places including the Mississippi Rumor Monger who let me know there were congressional staffers and other political types in Oxford for the game last Saturday as well and that some of them were evidently not playing nicely with each other. The common denominator in both versions of the Oxpatch watering hole tussle involve Phil Bryant’s Chief of Staff Kirk Sims. One version has Mr. Sims squared off with a gentleman named Pierce Moore, a Policy Analyst at Team Phil and former Phil Bryant Aide de Camp. The other version has Sims locking horns with Frontier Strategies’ Josh Gregory.
EIther way people noticed and the rumor mill has since gone full tilt. The bottom line here is the home team losing is never good news because happy people celebrate with libation and good cheer while home team losses keep the authorities busy. I suspect in this day and age whatever happened last Saturday was captured on video. Perhaps against the odds it will surface.