Presenting another batch of “David Citations” for the interesting, weird and just plain zany in sports:
HOME SWEET ARKANSAS: Every college football team in Arkansas played a home Saturday with two games in both Arkadelphia and Conway.
OLD SCHOOL CLASSICS: The games in National League Championship Series game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers were a flashback to so many games between the two teams in the 1960s. Big defensive plays and runs at premium.
PERFECTION: In a 59-28 victory over the University of Central Arkansas, McNeese State did not have a penalty.
GUY WITH THE GUN OVERRULES GUYS WITH FLAG: Two referees at a Mandeville, La., high school game were arrested Friday on public intimidation charges. The referees told the officer to move the crowd back along the sideline. Then it was not far enough. One thing led to another. Rock ... paper ... scissors ... gun. Arrest.
BEAR AID: Former University of Central Arkansas standout Clifton Ealy, upon induction into the UCA Sports Hall of Honor, said he originally had a scholarship to Arkansas Tech and was going there because it was too much of a hardship on his family to go to Tech. He had his bags packed for Russellville when UCA assistant Richard Martin showed up at his door and said,”Clifton, we have a full scholarship for UCA.” Ealy said, “I unpacked my bags and the rest is history.”
PLANS GO UP IN SMOKE: Buzz Bolding tells this on Jerry Joe Harrison, another Hall of Fame inductee. Seems Harrison and three other coaches at Conway High were regular golfing buddies. They all agreed for the whole group to quit using tobacco. On the 17th hole, Bolding said Harrison said, “Guys, I’m not into this damn group therapy.”
CHOICE WORDS AFTER A TAILKICKING: South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier after 52-7 victory over Arkansas; “I do feel badly for Arkansas. That’s no fun getting your butt beat at home, homecoming and all that.”
TIME OF POSSESSION WAS FINALL A BIG DEAL: In Saturday’s 51-7 loss to South Carolina, Arkansas had the ball 16:35 to South Carolina’s 43:25. The Gamecocks ran 89 plays to the UA’s 37. One smart-aleck wondered if the government furlough has now reached the Arkansas offense and defense.
(Sports columnist David McCollum can be reached at 501-505-1235 or firstname.lastname@example.org)