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Matthew is a graduate from the oldest school in the state, Mississippi College. He has a passion for all things Ole Miss and Auburn University. Yes they also call him the flipflopper. Matthew brings the gameplan/marketing/talent scout aspect to MakeItRainSports (#MIRS) (@makeitrainsport) . He will bring the truth, the delusion, the kool aid to all things in the SEC and likes to cover the New Orleans Saints. ….. Follow on Twitter @carbophat

Interview with Ross Bjork









It’s game week FINALLY!!!..   Just in case you missed it last week we interviewed Athletic Director of Ole Miss, Ross Bjork.  We talked expectations, future scheduling, future building plans and handling social media.  


Carbo’s Corner

Over the past couple of days I have just sat by and watched twitter/Facebook explode with various opinions and thoughts so I decided I would start a new section called “Carbo’s Corner”. I don’t say much and not really the “face” of MIRS as my other two partners are but I figure it was time to get in the game more. This is my opinions ONLY, whether it’s homerish or not, and random thoughts. I would love feed back because, as you know, I’m always up for a debate, rant or whatever.

What is Make It Rain Sports?

First and foremost I can tell you that we are NOT a newspaper!!! Read that again… WE ARE NOT A NEWSPAPER!  MIRS was created to entertain, make fun of, poke and prod at things other personalities wouldn’t dare touch.  Yes there are times we present the news and have great guests on our show, but the ultimate thing is entertainment.  If you want full time boring news there are plenty of those outlets.

NFL and new proposed penalties.

We all know that this is the big league with big boys playing big boy football. But we still kinda forget that these are mostly young men who don’t always think before they react. The NFL is a big money machine that spends a LOT of money on the talent. We as fans pay dearly for this in merchandise and even more in ticket sales. As anyone has noticed over the last few years ticket prices have gone through the roof.

With that said, there are some dumb things that go on with these players and they need to make better decisions in the heat of the moment.  Stay with me here… These guys are paid MILLIONS of dollars to bring their talents, swag, etc., to the team in order to gain the ultimate prize, the Lombardi Trophy. However, what we see often during heated times is lack of discipline that hinders the whole team.

For example, say a wide out and corner are running down the field and the play results in a batted ball. The two of them should go their separate ways right? No, instead one starts running his mouth causing an altercation and receives a personal foul. This hurts the whole team, not just that player. My suggestion would be certain penalties should have monetary fines for that player. I know you’re think No-No, that is apart of the game… well yes it is, but these things happen a lot more than they should these days.

Think about this, not only are these guys players, they are also mentors, superheros to young kids, ambassadors for the NFL. Would you want someone that tries to fight the opposing team every time they are on the field?  Do you want your kids to see that?

Monetary fines for blatant fouls or even multiple fouls in a single game by a single player for that matter. What do I mean about that? Well, if you follow the Saints you would know that our line is a little bit weak on one side and tends to have multiple false starts on the line.  If this is done by one person, why not fine them. That would get their attention wouldn’t it?

Now as far as where the money goes, I say it stays in the franchise and NOT to the hands of Satan aka Goodell or maybe a local charity were the franchise is held?

Marshall Henderson/Rick Ray

Well well, my two counter parts have created such a sh*t storm with their articles I figured I would throw mine in the ring..

Marshall Henderson is a good player, I’ll give him that. He is an outside the box, 3 point shooting, parting/whitegirlwednesday player. Yes he can be good at times and you have to say, he can’t play well unless he can be Marshall.

Lets stop and think this through for a minute.  In actuality, he is a kid. Kids do dumb things.  Kids do odd things to get their game going. Kids do things differently. We have all been in that place before.  It may have not been in the college sports, but we have all done dumb things and people let us be who we are.  None of us figure things out till later in life. Let him be him and let it go. The truth is all Ole Miss fans want is the W.

The truth about the Ole Miss basketball team is they are just an average team without Marshall. It’s a young group that is still developing and honestly there would be a lot more “L’s” on the record if he wasn’t there.

Oh Rick, we know you are frustrated having to rebuild a team after Stansbury ran that thing into the ground.  But please keep your composure during a game. You cannot let a 18 yrs kid get under your skin and pop off at the mouth. Yes I know AK is a drunkin lunatic but he hasn’t F bombed a kid.

Rick is a good coach and I personally believe he is doing a hell of job at MSU with what he has. Stay focused and he’ll have a winning program once again.

So let’s hear your thoughts/rants about my opinions.  Come one come all.





You gotta love the Red Cup Rebellion for their fans and sense of whit…

With National Signing Day only a few days away, and the potential coup in recruiting that our wondrous university is about to pull over many of the nation’s power house programs, I thought I would put together a series of images which convey my impression of the rest of the nation’s attitude and thoughts towards our potential recruiting success this season. I hope you enjoy, and Hotty Toddy.

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Dear Joe Vitt

I know we here at #MIRS don’t post much NFL talk since we are predominantly SEC, but this was a good article written by a passionate Saints’ fan. It pretty much sums up the way this season will go with Joe Vitt..

If you like what you read you check out Magyver on twitter by tweeting to @saintstailgate

Joe, dude… You may not have been on the field for 6 weeks but you watched the games and you know the score. You know what the Saints problem is; you added to the problem last week: The Saints can’t even run over an old lady. Use your head boy, 31 teams know how the Saints play football this season. We pass on first down. We run on second down. We pass on third down, then we punt on fourth down.

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What is wrong on the Plains..?

Seriously, what is going on over on the Plains? Is it the Coach or the players or maybe both? From my perspective, as I have said all along, I think it’s Cheese…  From the beginning I have never believed in him and even though he won a BCS title with Cam I still believe it wasn’t his doing. When the Riverboat Gambler left and the Tigers were searching for a new coach, Chiz was never the answer. The guy had a loosing recording coming in. Why on earth would you hire someone like that? Is it desperation to keep up with Bama or just the lack of quality coaches at the time? My thought and money would have been on desperation. Even Sir Barkley said he was “a loser”.

In my opinion with a combination of Cam Newtown, Gus Malzahn, Nick Fairley and Micheal Dyer these are the ones that won that year and got to the BCS. Once they slowly left, bye bye  and the smoke and mirrors Cheeze created blew away. And now what do you have? A Loosing Team.. You’re Auburn, you should NEVER be this bad. I get that they are the step child to Bama but come on, you’re a Alabama institution in a state that ONLY cares about one thing… WINNING IN FOOTBALL..

So what are the answers… where are the answers… I say 1st things 1st, Chiz needs to start packing his bags. After that, you find a coach that knows how to run a style of offense all your other coaches run well, then you get to work. Recruit and recruit hard..

What are you thoughts? What do the message board warriors think? I wonder what other people that analyze this stuff for a living really think?