Steve Robertson, author of Flim Flam :the Truth Behind the Blind-Faith Culture that Led to the Explosive NCAA Investigation of Ole Miss Football, will be at the Lincoln County Public Library to sign copies of his new book, Stark Villains:Heroic Dawg Tales from the Rivalry with Ole Miss.
Steve Robertson has covered Mississippi State and college football recruiting in the state of Mississippi for over 20 years. Robertson has worked for Genespage.com since 2001 and has developed a considerable following among Bulldog fans, as well as college football fans, throughout the Southeastern Conference.Stark Villains is Robertson’s second book. His work for his bestselling book Flim Flam led to the end of the Hugh Freeze era at Ole Miss and exposed the culture of noncompliance that has been pervasive at Ole Miss for decades.The Boneyard, Robertson’s podcast, is available on all platforms where quality podcasts are found. The Boneyard is THE show that knowledgeable fans of Mississippi State listen to for the latest on Bulldog sports. The show airs three times a week year-round.Steve and his wife Dana have four children and live in Starkville, Mississippi.
Stark Villains delivers an in-depth look at the longstanding rivalry between Mississippi State and Ole Miss. These pages are loaded with tales of misadventure, hilarious pranks, heroic game-winning efforts, history and much more.Stark Villains is unique because it is written from a Mississippi State perspective. Inside is a collection of tales from the rivalry as recalled by those Bulldogs who lived it, played it and coached it. Long before there were even two major universities in Mississippi, there were two factions of people battling for control of the Magnolia State—blue-collar and white-collar folks. This early feud spilled over into athletics at State and Ole Miss and has evolved into one of the most bitter rivalries in college sports.For the first time, Bulldog fans can read how their heroes view the Rebels and how important the deeply quest for in-state pride resonates in the hearts of each storyteller.