|You decide the best|
I'll answer to almost anything, but one thing you can call me for sure is stubborn.
Why else would I try to get a vote for most outstanding athlete in the parish after a couple of pass failed attempts.
And I have to be a bit insane to try this out again.
But this time I'm going to make it a little easier.
On our Web site there is a place for poll questions.
Right there I am putting up a vote for the top athlete of all-time in Concordia Parish.
Our Web site is Concordiasentinel.com. Another good thing is that people from all over can vote. But don't go by percentages on the original vote. You have to go by numbers because we can only do five votes for each poll. And you only vote for one person from all five polls.
With the athletic history of this parish, I know that's still not enough.
I KNOW, I KNOW I left some good people off of there, but that's where you come in again.
After I got to 90 I would be driving down the highway and think of someone and go, "Yikes, how did I forget him?" So when you call, that was the person I was going to be next thinking about.
Send in a name and if he gets more than 10 nominations I will add him to it.
For those of you without a computer, you can still give me a call or drop a note to me letting me know who you are voting for.
Can it get much easier than that?
And the best part is that everyone can check in on a daily or even hourly basis to see who the voting is going.
What we are going to do is run this ballot until Thanksgiving. Then the top five vote-getters will go into one single poll. We will run that poll until Christmas. If you don't know about it by then, or don't want to vote, then don't complain when the results come out.
On New Year's, we'll run the results, with a feature article on the top winners.
I did this at the end of the last century in Natchez and Tony Byrne won in a landslide, followed by Joey Porter and Perry Lee Dunn.
About 10 years ago, I had readers vote on the top football team in Natchez and the 1982 Adams County Christian School football team finished ahead of the 19881 South Natchez football team.
I had some folks call me up and ask how I could put the ACCS team over South Natchez.
I DIDN'T. The people of the Miss-Lou did.
Anyway, I did pick what I feel are just over 100 very good nominations to start from and whittled that down to 25 (I kept adding and adding and finally had to stop somewhere). I know there are folks who should have been on this list and I know that some of the folks on this list should have been in the top 25.
But this is what we are going with. You can check the Web site to see the top 25 and make your vote.
Otherwise, if you can't check our Web site, the names in bold are who I consider the top 25.
Here are 101 names I tossed out there:
Jimmy Hibbs, Guy Hill, Alvin "Moose" Frazier, Ronald Jeter, Donnie Daye, Donald Fulford, Russell Huber, Nathanial Williams, Keith Woodside, Prentis Jenkins, Eddie Ray Jackson, Gene Brashier, Max Fugler, Daryl Daye, Stanley Smith, Jeremy Lawrence, Bo Swilley, Mike Grantham, Jimmy Darden, Bill Moseley, George Cupit, Brian Bradford, Lee Bailey, Kalpatrick Wells, Josh Hoffpauir, Jarrett Hoffpauir, Johnny Lee Hoffpauir, Glen Henry, Shawn Griggs, Shawn Davis, Gary Stewart, Tommy Lanius, Chad Vaught, Gerald Vaught, Curtis McNulty, Buddy Spillers, Walter Johnson, Tony Hawkins Jr., Jehu Brabham, Barry Bowden, Tyrrence Taylor, Johnny Lloyd, Henderson Cook, Robert Barber, Gary Paul Parnham, Tony Moore, Mack Moore Jr., James Jones, Jimmy Aarons, Robbie Savant, James M. Davis, Bobby Glenn Harmon, Kerwin Cook, Marty Probst, Triand McCoy, Jerry Richardson, Brian Hinson, Otis Fair, Dariel Mays, Bill Holland, J.D. Martin, Jeff Harrell, Glen Donald, Rob Clayton, Roy Roach , Billy Calvert, Lee Bailey, Tony Brocato, Todd Ainsworth, Frank Brocato, Red McNew, Charles Fugler, Danny Beard, Manson Nelson, Tommy Purvis, Billy Calvert, Leo Young, Casey Young, Bobby Ray Thompson, Maurice and Mike Greer, Alford Beach, Ricky Raven, Brennan Smith, Jim Stringer, Jimmy Wiggins, Bill McDonough, Darrell Craft, Joe Champion, Michael Randall, Billy Wiggins, Brian Hinson, Russell Wagoner, Chad Marks, Danny Beard, Carlin Thomas, Paul Glynn, Mike McNew, Lee Falkenheiner, David King and Brent Tosspon.
And if we have some success with this, we'll go with the ladies next time —- let's see, Jeannie Fudickar, Aaronette Eifling, Monique Jones, Lisa Abron, Ann Webster....
Until then I'm going to stay by the phone.
Something tells me I missed somebody.