Combining sports and Independence Day with these “David Citations,” fire up the grill and strike up the band:
MANIFEST DESTINY: Was this what brought Bret Bielema to the University of Arkansas?
KING GEORGE: King (LeBron) James has more victories.
STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER: What the University of Central Arkansas football team seeks to produce for fans on its turf.
JOHN HANCOCK: When he signed the Declaration of Independence, was he a five-star or four-star recruit?
FLINTLOCK MUSKET AND BAYONET: About the only things that were not tried to defend Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel last season.
CONTINENTAL ARMY: The Florida Atlantic of the Revolutionary War.
13 ORIGINAL COLONIES: Some wanted an even 16 for expansion, but this worked out fine.
THESE ARE THE TIMES THAT TRY MEN’S SOULS: How observers may describe the Razorbacks’ football schedule this year.
FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR: Since the French used politically incorrect Native American mascots, it is now know as the French and Red Wolves War.
OFF WE GO INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER: The fate of Arkansas State head football coaches after they have success in Jonesboro.
BRANDYWINE: The favorite beverage of the designer of John Daly’s pants.
YANKEE DOODLE: What New York Yankee officials don’t want A-Rod to do during his rehab in Charleston.
FROM THE HALLS OF MONTEZUMA TO THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI: Dennis Rodman’s diplomatic tour.
DIXIELAND: Power base of college football.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: Will Tim Tebow start a revolution?.
1776: Approximate number of folks who have weighed in on talk shows about who is greater, Michael Jordan or LeBron James.
COMMON SENSE: Lacking in trying to place Boise State in the Big East.
CONSTITUTION: What Mississippi State fans had to have when the Bulldogs played the University of Central Arkansas in baseball this season.
SAMUEL ADAMS: After hearing LSU coach Les Miles talk, you wonder if he’s had a taste of this.
(Sports columnist David McCollum can be reached at 501-505-1235 or firstname.lastname@example.org)