When I was in college, my dream (for lack of a better word) was to be the next great SportsCenter anchor. I watched the show each night fairly religiously and since I was working in sports media relations and majoring in broadcasting, it seemed like a natural fit for me.
Last summer, I guest hosted my college’s monthly television show when the regular host was out of the country. I wasn’t great but I don’t think I was too bad either. I think I described my performance as not overly-terrible, just more garden-variety terrible.
As I may have mentioned before, there has been a George Samuel Allison alive in my family every year since 1830. Going backwards, my son is George Samuel Allison IV and my dad is George Samuel Allison III. My dad’s grandfather was George Samuel Allison II and his grandfather was the first George Samuel.
As part of my real job, I help coordinate a monthly television show for Mississippi State’s Bagley College of Engineering. My part usually involves scheduling guests based on what’s going on within the college and coordinating with the folks at the MSU Television Center. But when our usual host was out of the country for...
I’m lucky enough to have photos of Allison men dating back to about 1846. Well, a couple of the “photos” are scans from a book that was published in 1933 and one of the scans is of a daguerreotype that was printed in said book but it’s still pretty cool. At least to me.