I swear, my most satisfying bet ever involved the Egg Bowl. A good friend and co-worker is an alum of Ole Miss and I bet him a crispy $1 dollar bill before the season even started. I told him, "After I win, I want a brand new, unwrinkled, crispy $1 dollar bill." Fast forward to the game, Ole Miss should have run the clock out to get to OT, instead, they decide to throw the ball....HAHAHAHA! Advantage Me and Miss State. The dawgs picked the Rebels and then kicked a FG for the win.Oh man, I hope MIke Leach takes Lane to the woodshed in next years egg bowl. That SOB.
His days off were Sunday/Monday, so when Tuesday rolled around and he saw me, he was bitching and moaning about never betting again. He reached into his wallet, pulled out that $1 dollar bill, crushed and crumbled it up and threw it at me. I laughed my ass off about that(still do when I think about it). Later that day, I asked him if he wanted to go double or nothing on some pro basketball game. I won that one too. He didn't like betting sports with me much after that. LOL!!!!1999 – The Pick and the Kick: This game is best known for its dramatic ending. Down 20–6, Mississippi State rallied late in the 4th quarter to tie the game. With 20 seconds left, instead of kneeling the ball to go to overtime, Mississippi decided to run a play, deep in their own territory. Rebel quarterback Romero Miller dropped back and lobbed a deep pass which was deflected by the hands and then the foot of Mississippi State cornerback Robert Bean before being intercepted by Eugene Clinton and returned deep into Rebel territory. On the next play, with 8 seconds left, Bulldog kicker Scott Westerfield kicked a 44-yard game-winning field goal.
Yep, they have an enormous amount of power and autonomy depending on the research and the institution. They also tend to have tenure, something no assistant coach will ever get.For top researchers, institutions do more than just raises. They build brand-new laboratories, find jobs for spouses, etc.