The Notebook: 8-29

So, How Was Your Day?

msu osu viewing mapAhhhh. Football. And nearly as importantly, SANDSTORM. In symbolic fashion, the SEC began the college football season this evening, a nice appetizer before MSU kicks off Saturday.

Speaking of, see attached picture for the ABC/ESPN2 viewing map. If you live in SEC country, you’re likely on ABC, but some of you in the northeastern part of our fair republic may be on ESPN2. Either way, you should be able to watch it pretty much anywhere.

Including Houston. If you’re in or en route to Houston, a clarification on stadium policy. The NFL has enacted a rule requiring all bags at games to be clear. That does NOT apply to Mississippi State-Oklahoma State. However, bags for the Advocare Texas Kickoff, according to their official Twitter feed, may be no bigger than 11″ x 17″ and backpacks are not allowed.

Cowbells ARE allowed.

Also, a list of MSU events in Houston this weekend, including a student recruiting party happening tonight.

This came out last night after The Notebook, but we now know MSU will be wearing maroon Saturday. I’m sure you’re all disappointed not to see black jerseys.

If you can’t get enough Dan Mullen, the return of Dawg Talk with Dan Mullen is tonight from 7-8 at Buffalo Wild Wings in Starkville. Radio affiliates can be found here.

My sincerest of apologies for a lack on content today as I prepare to leave for Houston in under an hour, but we’ll have a ton starting tomorrow. Which brings us to…


Today will ease into tomorrow in odd fashion. I’ll be riding the equipment bus to Houston, which leaves tonight after practice and rambles on through the night. I’ve got maroon on so I’ll be prepared for the usual Friday festivities. The packing for the trip began earlier this week and I’m hoping to share some of the behind-the-scenes part of what makes a road game work. The team arrives later on Friday and I’ll be there to pick them up from the airport, so you’ll get to hear a little bit from them as they prepare to open the season.

Otherwise, I spent a good portion of the afternoon working on a story I’ll finish on the bus or upon arrival in Texas talking a bit about the two positions MSU is depending on Saturday afternoon.

I’ll say it again another dozen times, and it’s perfectly fine if you forget and need to ask: the game is at 2:30 central time on a dual ABC/ESPN2 broadcast. Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore and Quint Kessenich will be the on-air talent.

If things go as hoped, I’ll provide a touch of sideline reporting, as well, though likely in a different fashion than the polished ESPN-ers.

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