Just tossing a football story in the mix…

Informative and entertaining, too, Jim Mashek of the Sun Herald is one of my favorite sports writers.  Consequently, when he wrote a commentary on my (current) favorite Rebel, Jerrell Powe, I just had to put up a post and share a few lines from Powe, Rebels were livin’ large in Big D:

Powe is the Ole Miss Rebels’ roadblock of a defensive tackle. He stands 6 feet, 2 inches, weighs somewhere north of 330 pounds and can bench press Rhode Island or something.


On Saturday, in a curious move, Nutt decided to channel his inner Mike Ditka and go Refrigerator Perry on the rest of college football.

Powe was stopped not once, but twice.

“That’s what I told them, when they were down at the goal line,” Powe said with a hearty laugh. “I told ‘em, ‘Y’all ain’t gonna score. You stopped me, but y’all ain’t gonna score.’ I was making some noise. No doubt.”

and, then

And when Powe finished his interviews, when the astute print journalists, the capable internet guys and the TV barking dogs went their separate ways, the Rebels’ man-child defensive tackle lumbered toward a giant golf cart, something roughly the size of a Ford Explorer.

The driver got out of his way.

Jerrell Powe was taking that sucker back to the locker room himself.

Hotty Toddy to all, Nowdy.

SLABBED Daily – April 8

The past that isn’t even past – and the present of Paul Minor no longer has miscellaneous text appearing at the end due to a late night “delete” key malfunction .  now-did-not-c-it until morning.

Another busy day ahead and a mixed bag of news. Two items merit more attention than time permits this morning.

One, from the Sun Herald, FEMA housing aid runs out for storm victims May 1.

The other is a Times Picayune report on flood insurance costs falling 5 percent in parts of Louisiana. Sop and I both have notes for a post on rate changes that are climbing elsewhere; so, you’re certain to read more about rates once our work schedules ease a bit.

If you’re hungry – for news or otherwise – try the Sun Herald story Former coast restaurants’ recipes never fail to please.

An item of personal interest on the Clarion Ledger ends this brief summary, Powe dropping pounds but raising hopes. Continue reading “SLABBED Daily – April 8”