Why go to the game when you can livestream from your phone, tablet or laptop, or watch it on an array of networks via cable and satellite TV? Easy answer – there’s nothing quite like being in a stadium with thousands (sometimes more than 100,000) of other football fans cheering for their team, donning their school colors, and ultimately experiencing the feeling of victory or … Continue reading Biggest House, Best Fans, By the Numbers
Remember the sports headlines from that year? If not, let me refresh your memory and enlighten those that have no recollection of it whatsoever because they weren’t even born yet. The year was 1986. The NCAA college football national champ was Penn State, the Mets won the world series, Boston Celtics were the NBA champs, and Becker and Navratilova took Wimbledon by storm. Ronald Reagan … Continue reading It was 1986
Last summer I attempted the Heisman pose in heels for A Coach’s Daughter (photos courtesy of Ray Wishart). Recently, Desmond Howard, THE master of the Heisman pose himself, tweeted this promo for the Cheez-It Sweepstakes. This was quite an accomplishment considering I was wearing 6″ heels – I can’t even walk in heels, period. It probably wasn’t a big deal to him or anyone else, … Continue reading Heisman in Heels – Thanks Desmond!
I’m not a bandwagon fan – I actually went to college at Mississippi State – SEC – specifically, the SEC West. If you’re a true sports fan, you’re objective. Having said that, the SEC naysayers were RIGHT! We sucked it up in the bowl games – the SEC West dropped the ball as a whole; no pun intended. ‘How the West was won’ consisted of … Continue reading SEC West Bowled a Strike-OUT!
I’m not a bandwagon fan – I actually went to college at Mississippi State – in the SEC – namely, the SEC West. If you’re a true sports fan, you’re objective. Having said that, the SEC naysayers were RIGHT! We sucked it up in the bowl games and in addition to that, the SEC West dropped the ball, no pun intended. ‘How the West was … Continue reading SEC West Bowled a Strike-OUT!
What conferences have the most teams in bowl games and how are they performing so far? There are six remaining games to be completed in addition to the CFP semifinal games tonight. Here are the numbers as of 3:15 p.m. CST on New Year’s Day. Conference name, % of teams that made it to a bowl game, win-loss record so far, and how many teams … Continue reading Bowls by the Numbers
Are you a fan that would do ANYTHING other than pull for a rival team or conference foe? Or, are you one of those fans that pulls for teams in your given division during bowl games because you know their victories look good for all associated with the program? (I know there are closet conference supporters out there). I was taught growing up that you … Continue reading A Southern Thing?
Before I wrap this blog totally in maroon and white or continue talking about the Magnolia State, there’s something you should know. A Coach’s Daughter was born with the intention of being about REAL Sports for TRUE Fans and NOT specific to a team or conference. Yes, I’m Mississippi State girl, thus a SEC girl, but that’s irrelevant. Going into this college football season, I … Continue reading Telling it like it is…
Yesterday, I talked about two football showdowns in the Magnolia State and said the following: “Ole Miss and Mississippi State have never both had 4-0 records in the same year. If both schools win today they will likely enter the top 10 which will definitely create another first.” WHAT AN UNDERSTATEMENT. Top 10? WRONG. Think again – Top 3! That’s right – the Week 7 … Continue reading Top 10? Try Top 3!
It’s college football Saturday in the south – in the ‘Hospitality State’ – in MY home state, Y’ALL. It’s all about the numbers as two big match-ups play out in my home state of Mississippi. For the first time in ESPN history, College GameDay is broadcasting from the famous Grove at Ole Miss – Chris, Kirk, Lee and Desmond are sporting their preppy bow ties. … Continue reading Football Y’all – Mississippi Style