Tweeters bash Ole Miss coach Matt Luke

Ole Miss coach Matt Luke addresses the media after the loss to Texas A&M on Saturday. TWITTER

By JOHN E. BIALAS
Broadmoor  Bureau Chief

Football fans are going to Twitter to bash Ole Miss interim coach Matt Luke with one game to go in the Rebels season, the Thanksgiving Night finale against Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl in Starkville.

These fans are making fun of Luke and hoping the game will be his last in a role he took on after coach Hugh Freeze was fired this summer for a “pattern of personal misconduct.”

I’m a Luke fan who has followed his career since he was a young high school pup in Gulfport, Mississippi, my hometown, but the anti-Luke tweets coming in after the Ole Miss loss to Texas A&M on Saturday night in Oxford are entertaining because of their creative wordplay.

Shirley Temples, 14 putters, shopping cart, buffet, 4th date, Best Buy, T-shirts?

Though I don’t get all the references in those jokes, they sound good.

 

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LSU’s Derrius Guice cracks wise after wet win

ESPN sideline reporter Allison Williams interviews LSU running back Derrius Guice on Saturday. TWITTER

By JOHN E. BIALAS
Broadmoor Bureau Chief

LSU running back Derrius Guice was hilarious in his interview with ESPN sideline reporter Allison Williams after the Tigers beat the Tennessee Vols 30-10 in Knoxville on Saturday night.

“His teeth are chattering now,” Williams said as she stood next to Guice.

It sounded like Guice said, “Look like I’m on crack.”

But before the Tigers left Neyland Stadium, hit by a torrential rainstorm at the start of the second half, Guice posted this tweet to his 50,000 followers.

Uh, OK.

I’ll let you figure you if he said “it feels like my teeth are about to crack.”

Check out this six-second clip.

Guice was just warming up in the wet and the cold.

“We came out of halftime knowing the weather conditions. We came out more ready than them in their own stadium,” he said.

When Williams asked Guice about playing in bad weather, he said, “What am going to tell the coach? ‘Oh, I don’t want to play because it’s too cold?’

“You just gotta man up and go.”

Guice gave his Twitter followers a funny update at 9:50 p.m.

 

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Arkansas loss entertains Twitter Nation

A tweeter unveiled the Arkansas Razorsloth on Saturday.

By JOHN E. BIALAS
Broadmoor Bureau Chief

The University of Arkansas football team was trending on Twitter on Saturday after the Mississippi State Bulldogs rallied to beat the Razorbacks 28-21 in Fayetteville.

Nick Fitzgerald threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Deddrick Thomas with 17 seconds left to give the Bulldogs the victory and make Razorbacks coach Bret Bielema the Southeastern Conference’s new fall guy just days after Butch Jones lost his job with the Tennessee Vols.

Bielema as the new fall guy is a meme from SEC Country.

I imagine Sun Herald sportswriter James Jones believes Bielema, aka Vic Tayback, will have a full-time job serving chili at Mel’s Diner next year. The Tayback reference is James’ work of genius.

Here are the MSU-Arkansas tweets I found worth sharing.

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If you’re covering Miss. State-Georgia game

Watch out for ugly typos before you send your gamer. PEXELS

By JOHN E. BIALAS
Broadmoor Bureau Chief

I have a tip, one I learned long ago, for those sportswriters covering the Mississippi State-Georgia football game in Athens on Saturday night.

Since both teams are known as the Bulldogs, avoid confusion in your gamers. Make sure your readers know which Bulldogs you are writing about.

In the case of the Mississippi State Bulldogs, call them the M Dogs. And in the case of the Georgia Bulldogs, call them the G Dogs.

This is something I learned from Slim Smith, my former sports editor.

Be careful with G Dogs. GD, an ugly typo, could slip into print and I’m sure you know what GD means. I know it doesn’t mean Good Dogs.

Also be careful with M Dogs. MD, as in MD 20/20, would make your readers and sports editor think you were drinking and typing during the game.

Watch your language, boys and girls. Keep it clean.

Avoid a trip to the GD editor’s office Monday afternoon.

In this case, GD is Good Dog as in watchdog.

Editor’s note: The typewriter photograph is a free download from Pexels.com

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