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Arnold Dyre
 
Commentary by Arnold Dyre

   It is certainly not a secret that I am an Ole Miss fan.
   Most everyone also knows that my NFL football team is the New York Giants. Oh, I like the New Orleans Saints, but I was a Giants fan all the way back to Ole Miss’ Charlie Conerly.
   I pulled for the Saints for years, especially during the time that Archie Manning was there. I still pull for them when they are not playing the Giants. I also like whatever team Archie’s son Peyton is playing for – currently, Denver. But Eli is my man!
   That being said, it is apparent that this past weekend was pretty rough. Ole Miss got the stew beat out of them by a tough Missouri team that I, frankly, overlooked early in the season. Eli and the Giants could not get the job done against the Dallas Cowboys and pretty much sealed their fate for the season.
   What a waste and a pity!  Early on, I had so much hope that the Manning brothers would meet in the Super Bowl.
   After Eli threw a fourth quarter touchdown pass and the Giants made a 2-point conversion to tie the game, the Cowboys moved the ball right down the field and made a last second field goaI to win.
   Later, that night, after Denver managed to blow a huge first half lead and fell behind to rival New England, Eli’s big brother Peyton managed to bring his team back to tie things up. The Broncos then held the Patriots to a three and out, only to flub up on the punt reception and turned the ball over within easy field goal range for the New England kicker, who put it through the uprights at the last second. Only the Saints kept the weekend from being a complete bust!
   So, could things get any worse?  Well, maybe!  
   But, as I write this, I do not know yet. By the time this article hits the newspaper, we will all know. The Egg Bowl between my dear Ole Miss Rebels and the much-hailed Bulldogs of Mississippi State will be played on Thanksgiving night.
   With a victory over the Rebels, the Bulldogs could save their season and become bowl eligible. Something like this happened last year. Even though the Bulldogs went to a better bowl than the Rebels, who just barely managed to sneak into the bowl picture by winning the Egg Bowl. I do not think the State fans much enjoyed getting beaten by Ole Miss. I know I do not think I will be able to take it if history repeats itself in reverse.
   Go to HAIL, State!

adyre@comcast.net


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