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REILY: Report from Disney offers interesting tidbits

mickey-mouse-ears-hatMy family and I just got back from a Spring Break trip to Disney World, and I have few observations to report.

First, if you were to tell me the economy has hurt the bottom line of the “Happiest Place on Earth” I would say you need an extended stay at the Mississippi State Hospital.

Second, as a sports fans, I notice some things I think others might not notice. One is what people are wearing in respect to the teams or schools they support.

In this instance, not every state has Spring Break at the same time, but you could tell many of the states that had the week off by what they were wearing.

Obviously Mississippi had the week off. Having said that, it seemed there were an inordinate number of people wearing Ole Miss and Mississippi State t-shirts. There were more Ole Miss that State, for what that is worth, and I can recall only one Southern Miss shirt and no representation from any of the other schools.

Texas appeared to have the week off also, and the recent success in football for Texas A&M translated in representation at Disney. I saw dozens of people wearing Aggie colors. As for A&M’s rival in Austin, I remember just one Texas Longhorn shirt.

Other state represented were Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin.

As for pro teams, baseball ruled the day with more people wearing Boston Red Sox caps, followed by the Yankees and Tigers.

Oh, and Mickey and Minnie? They are fine, too.


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About Ross Reily

Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.

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