Wednesday, October 24, 2012


When compiling fun facts for "the fans" for Southern Livings The Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook, I had the opportunity to ask several notables a few questions in regards to Southern food and game day in general. There wasn't room to run it all in the cookbook but I thought you may be interested in what they had to you, the fans!

The sweeter the better when it comes to
how Bart Gregory likes his iced tea.
Photo courtesy of mstate
Mississippi State Bulldogs Men's Basketball Color Analyst

1. Is there one food or recipe in particular that it just wouldn't be game day without?

Bart: My wife makes a bacon-wrapped sausage appetizer for all football games. It's one of my favorite things in the world to eat but she only makes it during football season because she says it's bad for me...but I don't care if it's bad.

2. What is the most memorable SEC game you've ever been to?

Bart: I would say the Mississippi State-Arkansas game in 1998. Wayne Madkin led a long drive to set up Brian Hazelwood, who kicked a last second field goal to send us to Atlanta for the SEC Championship game.

3. What Southern food does mama make best?

Bart: The Chicken and Dumplings she makes from scratch. I used to help her roll out the dough as a kid. Best comfort food there is.

4. Who is the greatest football player, coach, or icon of all time from Mississippi State?

Bart: We've had some great players and coaches at Mississippi State, but since I work in radio, I'd have to say Jack Cristil. He's a true icon who broadcast football and basketball for over a half-century.

Check back on Wednesdays to learn what other notables had to say on the subject of tailgating, football, and Southern food faves.

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