Friday August 22 Update:
Well folks, Josh Brooks earned a raise with the Slip-n-Slide, he's getting a bonus now too! Today, the new athletic director at Millsaps further cemented his status with us as the best athletic director hired in the state of Mississippi since June 1st when he made this announcement on Twitter this afternoon:
Yes, Millsaps will have a micro-brewery Beer Garden in stadium for their September 6th home opener vs Mary Hardin-Baylor. Giving the fans what they want. Well done Josh, well done indeed.
Saturday afternoons in Jackson, Mississippi in September can be hot and steamy. Heck, Saturday afternoons in Jackson, Mississippi in October can be hot, and steamy.
If you're Millsaps, a Division III program in the heart of Mississippi, your on the field product not only has to outcompete the heat, but it also is competing against TV games on hi-def devices in the AC, Ole Miss, State and Southern Miss games as well all within a three hour drive.
So, how do you ensure that your student section, the core to creating any sort of home-field advantage, creates the requisite noise?
Well, leave it to new athletic director Josh Brooks to come up with quite an idea to make the on-campus stadium the place to be on Saturday afternoons in the Fall.
Brooks fired off that tweet late last night and I was wondering what name he might bestow upon such a wonderful idea. Not having it right away, I solicited the input of "twitter famous" @KegsnEggs:
Within minutes Brooks and Millsaps had a great name and newfound excitement within their students for hot, steamy Saturdays in the Fall.
We're all looking forward to seeing how Millsaps rolls out this truly unique idea in the coming weeks. Very clever idea to engage the students.