All posts by Jake Wimberly

Mississippi State alum, co-founder of makeitrainsports, co-host to makeitrainsports radio on Rebel sports radio and Bulldog sports radio all on the Vsporto Network. Lover of SEC Sports, fitness and married to my best friend. Enjoy ketchup in large amounts.
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THE #MIRS SEC PLAYOFF – FINALS, VOTE NOW

ESPN recently did their version of an SEC playoff, in honor of the start of the 2014 college football playoff system.  ESPN showed how they thought the SEC might pan out – IF there was a playoff format.

We like to keep it fun and fresh so we decided to do our own version of an SEC playoff but, with a twist.  You get to vote on the games.

We have reached the finals based on your voting and we really appreciate it.

So lets hop to it.  It’s Alabama and Ole Miss set to due battle in the finals for the SEC Championship.

It’s Nick Saban against Hugh Freeze.  What say ye?

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#MIRS SEC FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT SEMIFINAL RESULTS

Round three of the #MIRS SEC Football Tournament Challenge is in the books.  The votes are in and based on the votes, we laid out how the games probably went.

The results are as follows.  The finals will be out shortly.

Alabama Dismantles LSU

Whoever said Alabama would take a step back with a new quarterback obviously doesn’t know about Nick Saban or the Crimson Tide.  The Tide white wash LSU, on the way to the SEC finals. 37-14.

Ole Miss Continues on the Magic Carpet Ride

In a game that was played fast and furiously, both teams combined ran over 165 plays but, it was the Rebs in the end that shocked Gus Malzahn and the Gus Bus.

Rebs 47 Tigers 45

 

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THE #MIRS SEC PLAYOFF – Semi Final Round

ESPN recently did their version of an SEC playoff, in honor of the start of the 2014 college football playoff system.  ESPN showed how they thought the SEC might pan out – IF there was a playoff format.

We like to keep it fun and fresh so we decided to do our own version of an SEC playoff but, with a twist.  You get to vote on the games.

Over the next week, we will let this thing play out to see just how homerish you can be or not be.

So let the selecting begin for the semi finals.

Note:  Rankings compiled off of 2013 finish and returning starters.

 

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#MIRS SEC Football Tournament Round Two Results

Round two of the #MIRS SEC Football Tournament Challenge is in the books.  The votes are in and based on the votes, we laid out how the games probably went.

The results are as follows.  Round three will be coming your way shortly.

Alabama dismantles Florida –

Behind a stellar running game and a great defensive game plan, the Crimson Tide easily advanced to the semi-finals of the SEC football tournament and put Florida coach Will Muschamp on an even hotter seat.

Bama 35 Florida 10

LSU Has its Way with Georgia –

Everyone keeps laughing at him and he just keeps eating grass and winning.  Les Miles Tigers opened up their offense in the second half and got enough pressure on Georgia’s quarterbacks to make them ineffective. LSU advances on.

Tigers 28 Georgia 17

Auburn Breaks States Heart Again –

This game over the last five years has been a close one and this one wasn’t any different.  Both offenses put up good numbers but, in the end, it was the Gus Bus that was able to do just a little more.

AU Tigers 40 Miss State 33

Ole Miss Makes Spurrier Eat His Words –

Steve Spurrier always has a candid remark to say about Ole Miss but, the Rebs finally got the opportunity to shut him up and they made it count.  In the biggest shocker thus far, the Rebs upend the Gamecocks and move on to the semi’s.

Ole Miss 24 USC 20

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Central Mississippi takes Center Stage at 2014 CrossFit Regionals in San Antonio

From the Gulf Coast to Desoto County and everywhere between, the State of Mississippi has a proud heritage.  From great food, music, hospitality and more – this state offers everyone something they can enjoy and be proud of.

One word though, that has never been associated with the state of Mississippi is the word “fitness.”

Per 2010 state obesity rates, the State of Mississippi leads the union with a 34% obesity rate.  The numbers are staggering which is why you are seeing campaigns around the state encouraging activity, fitness and a better lifestyle.

One group that has taken the lead and embracing the “fitness lifestyle” is the CrossFit community.

CrossFit was founded by former gymnast Greg Glassman and is a strength and conditioning regimen that promotes broad and general overall physical fitness, using a wide variety of exercises more commonly found in the activities of weightlifting, sprinting, and gymnastics.

Designed to enhance a wide array of physical characteristics simultaneously such as cardiovascular endurance, power, flexibility, speed, agility, and balance, the popularity of CrossFit has truly taken off in recent years.

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Not only has the CrossFit craze exploded as an alternative fitness lifestyle – the sport of CrossFit has erupted as well – worldwide.

The CrossFit Games have become the ultimate test of physical fitness around the world, broken into three stages.

The games begin with the CrossFit Open.  The open is just what it says it is; it is “open” to anyone that wants to participate.

This year’s open broke the Guinness Book of Worlds Record for the most people to compete in a fitness event of any kind, at one time.  Over two hundred-thousand people registered to compete for the title “fittest on earth.” This tops major events like the Boston Marathon or worldwide iron man events.

After the open, the CrossFit games extends invitations to the top 48-men and 48-women in each region to compete in a grueling three day event, with the top three men and women in each region getting invitations to Carson City, California for the worldwide CrossFit Games competition, to determine who is the fittest on earth.

There are 17-regions worldwide, expanding over five continents – with one of those regions in San Antonio, Texas.

Central Mississippi will be well represented on May 23rd at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio as six native Mississippian’s will compete for those coveted CrossFit Games invitations and all the while, showing the region and country that Mississippi is serious about their fitness.

Jessica Malone, Hunter Owen, Marylin Keller, Dex Hopkins Cameron Wilson and Hollye Henderson will carry the torch of a state labeled “out of shape” over to Texas to prove they not only belong with the fittest on earth but, could very well be the fittest.

For Malone, Keller, Owen and Wilson – they have been here before, with Owen leading the charge as this will be his fourth consecutive regionals appearance.  This will be Hopkins and Henderson’s first appearance and although the experience is varied between the group, the goal is the same.  Do the best you can and hope it’s good enough to get one of those coveted three spots to the Games.

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