Recently, my brother Mike and I were presented the Hometown Award from the Hico (Texas) Civic Club. The plague reads “To Jim Ferguson In recognition of your investment of time and talent to fulfill your dreams for the betterment of Hico ISD and Hico.”
I don’t know why I got my name on plaque. It’s my brother Mike who had the idea and does all the work. I just raise the money by harrassing my friends like Dave Linne at Conagra, Roger Goodell at the NFL, Ken Dice at Nike and Scott Helbing, formerly of ATT.
Yes, it was my big brother Mike who came to me with the idea of bringing the best six-man football teams in the state together for a day-long “extravaganza”. Then, he asked, “can you find us a sponsor?” In Mike Ferguson lingo that keans, “Find a sponsor!” Which I did. The first sponsor was Dr. Pepper, then ATT, then Nike and now Rotel/Velvetta. Funny thing is, I’ll be doggoned if the thing didn’t take off. Tomorrow, thousands of people will travel to Hico, Texas for the Hico Six-Man Super Saturday. Or as Texas Monthly magazine calls it, “the biggest day for the smallest schools in Texas.” Not only will there be five, count’em five games, of six-man football which can only be described as a bunch of red ants running around trying to tackling whichever ant has the piece of bologna sandwich, but also in attendance will be an Elvis impersonator, Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders, former Cowboy great Walt Garrison, and on and on. A good time will be had by all.
Join us. Or log on our website at www.hicosupesix.com and listen to all the action from Tiger Stadium via the internet.