Monday, July 25, 2011

Mississippi State the Cowbell and Life Lessons...

A very touching story was printed today on and I thought I'd share with you.  Most remember from last season Nick Bell of Mississippi State losing his battle with cancer in the middle of the season.  What people don't know is what happened at the funeral.  To read the article, go here.  As you can see, the Cowbell tradition runs deep at Mississippi State, as does many other college traditions.  It's what makes the game so special.  Whether it be rubbing Howard's Rock, or running down the hill, patting the gator head or touching the Play Like A Champion Today sign, you can find traditions running deep in just about every college football program in the nation.

What's deeper here, is the love of the game.  This game is more than just something to do, something to watch, it's deeper than that.  This game bonds people from different socio-economic backgrounds, different races and creeds.  This game brings together people from all walks of life, and teaches them how to work together.  Isn't that what we were taught in kindergarten?  To get along, to work together in harmony?  Funny, how some of this all comes out on the gridrion on a Friday night or Saturday afernoon.  Funny, how sometimes football really!