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#1 Re: Southern Miss » Music selection » 2023-09-23 21:05:32

Not a fan of the weird lyrics, but everything else is perfect here

#2 Re: Southern Miss » Music selection » 2023-09-23 20:51:43

I am from New Orleans, but Biloxi was the first place I ever had my own address, residence, lease, and bills. So that city and that song mean something to me.

#3 Re: Southern Miss » Good to see you are all still ticking along » 2023-09-23 20:46:49

Mao Tse-gore wrote:

Looking like Hall was a poor hire, 3rd rate as well.

Not a fan of the gaywad pajamas.

3 wins max.

Hall and Wiles have both been pretty bad this year. I feel for them, and Wiles is a student and a young man so I don't want to be too critical. But there's no denying reality.

I look back at USM football in the 1990s and think, don't be glad it's over, be glad it happened.

#4 Re: Southern Miss » Pictures from Omaha » 2023-09-09 14:13:49

(And no, I did not wear LSU shit while I was there.)

#5 Southern Miss » Pictures from Omaha » 2023-09-09 14:13:15

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USM Baseball did not make it to Omaha in 2023, but I did. My dad had wanted to go for a long time, and he follows LSU, so I went. Here are some pictures from Omaha and from the trip back.

Arriving at the hotel:


I stayed in the same hotel as the Vols baseball team and recognized several of their players in the lobby and elevator, and at their little buffet area, which was actually on my floor. I remember seeing Maui Ahuna (shortshop) and Christian Scott (outfielder- the guy with freckles all over his face) a lot. Seemed like they ate a good breakfast- I remember Mexican one morning and Italian another. The night I arrived some of them went to a casino... or at least that was the elevator conversation.

Saturday, we went and watched Stanford play Wake Forest. I found a little Golden Eagle in the stadium:

That night, we watched LSU beat the Vols:

Sunday was Father's Day, so a bunch of us went and ate together and then watched the series on TV in my dad's room. A Juneteenth march happened way down on the sidewalk in front of the hotel, but even marches are pretty well-ordered and good-natured in Omaha.

That evening, we watched Florida (starting pitcher Hurston Waldrep) beat ORU. This time we sat in left field, instead of down the first base line, so we had nice views of the Omaha skyline.

Omaha feels kind of small, but it's actually a very important town from a standpoint of business/industry.


Everyone else was  pretty worn out by the last few innings of the UF-ORU game and they went back to the hotel to relax. This is from the end of the game, which would be my last game there:


Sitting in the stadium by myself, watching the last few innings of that game as the sun set, was an experience I'll probably always remember. The trip was a whirlwind- two days to drive up, two days there, and two days driving home- but this was an hour or so where I really got to sit and think about things.

The most arduous part of the drive back was certainly Missouri, a dilapidated and disorganized state I ultimately had to cross twice in its entirety. Kansas City lies in the west of the state, and St. Louis in the east. Kansas City has an interesting ballpark:


I actually remember that 2014-2015 Royals run pretty well. I had just moved to Atlanta and that was the big story in Major League Baseball at the time.

This is an old municipal coal-fired power plant in Columbia, a city which reminded me of Hattiesburg in some ways:


On my last day driving, I awoke in Cape Girardeau, MO (birthplace of Rush Limbaugh). I enjoyed my stay there and did a little shopping and exploring. It was really the only part of Missouri that impressed me. KC and St. Louis look, respectively, much smaller and much poorer than Nashville, for example.

Early on that last day driving, I passed through Cairo, IL, a notoriously ramshackle and depopulated Rust Belt city:



They do have a historic district, though I didn't explore beyond the wrought-iron archway:


Seems like a shame structures like this apparently don't get a second chance:


Cairo lies at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. Charles Dickens visited in 1842, disliked the city, and wrote an entire novel based on his visit.

#11 Re: Southern Miss » USM @ SLU baseball » 2023-03-14 19:18:26

SLU's ballpark is alarmingly similar to our own. The Piggly Wiggly sign is a nice touch. Someone should bust it open on a fly ball, like in the movie.

#12 Re: Southern Miss » USM @ UAB 2023 NIT » 2023-03-14 19:14:09

68-53 Flamin' Lizards with 7:00 to go

#13 Re: Southern Miss » USM @ SLU baseball » 2023-03-14 19:09:07

I like these uniforms but I just hope to God they're being promptly washed.

#14 Re: Southern Miss » USM @ SLU baseball » 2023-03-14 19:08:10

6-1 USM. Southeastern is learning what a formidable opponent is.

#15 Re: Southern Miss » Southern Miss vs. South Alabama (2023 SBC Basketball Tournament) » 2023-03-14 19:06:02

stinkfist wrote:
AndreWhere wrote:

I'm seeing a lot of fan confidence on this NIT bid...

probably b/c you get the auto bid when you win the conference ... wink

Heh heh... yeah, like that 2011 Liberty Bowl bid. Trust no one.

#16 Re: Southern Miss » USM @ UAB 2023 NIT » 2023-03-14 19:04:53

20 USM turnovers already tonight.

#19 Re: Southern Miss » USM @ UAB 2023 NIT » 2023-03-14 18:45:30

Aguirre just nailed a 3 as the shot clock horn sounded. Really close game.

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