Scattershooting…..What is “Hawkins Magic?”

Greetings, Lion fans. Normally, This would be a summary of the Blue/Gold game, but, because of public health concerns, the game has been canceled. Hopefully, September 2nd, the season will open, at full capacity, in Pueblo, Colorado, against a thorn in the Lions side the past few years, Colorado State-Pueblo. Until then, as the great…

A New Normal-Thoughts on the 2021 Spring Game

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Greetings, Lion fans, after an unprecedented past 2020, things seem to be finally looking up. 2021 is showing promise for a return to somewhat more of a normal routine, AND WE GET TO TALK LION FOOTBALL. Today, we'll take a look at next week's Blue/Gold game, and try and give…

FINALIZED: THE 2021 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Greetings, Lion fans, just when things were getting a little quiet around Commerce, America…… Just as Brian and I had mentioned before, don’t ever go to sleep on Lion AD Tim McMurray. Pulling another rabbit out of what seems a never ending magic hat full of them, McMurray has struck again. On the surface, things,…

The Unsung Hero

In his nearly 30 years of coaching offense for East Texas State, Ernest Hawkins coached a lot of Quarterbacks. Some went to the NFL and started games. Some had great college careers and set records that might never be broken, even in today’s passer conducive offenses. However, when Hawkins took over as Head Coach in…

Forever Young-The 1980 Lions

May your hands always be busy May your feet always be swift May you have a strong foundation When the winds of changes shift May your heart always be joyful May your song always be sung May you stay……forever young Bob Dylan 40 years ago, they were lean, tough, battle tested. They bonded through a…

All or Nothing

“I love football, when it’s pure, but not this. This isn’t pure.”-Jonathan “Mox” Moxon-Varsity Blues 1998 If you had told me that as I was 6 years into being a college sports blogger, I would be quoting James Vanderbeek in a non-satirical column in one of the most off the wall sports movies that included…

Why We Need College Sports-Now

Greetings, Lion fans, and the staff here at The Wire wish we had better news. With the announcement yesterday of the cancellation of championships in all fall sports in Division II,  the almost certain run that the Lions would have at a national title in 2020 is not to be. Further details have been reported…