JACKSON, Miss. – Years ago, Charlie Flowers was showing me a photo of the 1959 Ole Miss football team. He was pointing to each player, face by face, row by row.
There were 43 players in the photo. Forty-two, Charlie said, graduated.
“Bank president, CEO of his company, successful lawyer,” Charlie said.
“Athletic director, mayor, Chancellor,” he continued.
“Head football coach, Major League baseball player, insurance executive, another mayor,” he kept going and going.
Finally, he finished. “There will never be another team like it,” Flowers said.
All too many people love to talk about themselves. Charlie Flowers loved to talk about his team.