What is the formula for good entertainment? Hollywood might say that it is a good ol’ fashioned rivalry. Case in point, Rocky I and II give us one of the best battles of all time on film, as the “Italian Stallion” Rocky Balboa faces off against boxing champion Apollo Creed! Even the world of animation loves a good rivalry. Consider these classics: Bugs Bunny vs. Daffy Duck, Tom vs. Jerry, Road Runner vs. Wile E. Coyote, and Sylvester vs. Tweety Bird.
Here in Saline County there are no bigger rivals than the Benton Panthers and the Bryant Hornets. That is why Saline County Lifestyles is proud to bring you this 14th Annual Salt Bowl Special Edition.
Wikipedia defines sports rivalry as “an intense competition between athletic teams or athletes. This pressure of competition is felt by players, coaches and management, but is perhaps felt strongest by the fans.” This certainly holds true for Saline County. While the community isn’t strapping on the pads and enduring those grueling two-a-day summer practices, everyone is getting pumped for another clash between sports rivals. It is always exciting to see the entire community coming together in support of their local teams.
Regardless of where your loyalty lies, this issue of Lifestyles is sure to start your season off right. It’s been easy to see over the past 13 years that this edition is by far our most popular magazine of the year. Per the usual, it will be another one of our signature 72-page flip covers with all the “fixin’s,” including a mini-poster, team schedules, detailed team reviews, all the exciting rivalry coverage and much more. This is your ultimate community sports edition!
In keeping with the concept of animated rivals, the Benton Panthers hope to leave the Bryant Hornets saying Tweety’s signature line “I tawt I taw a puddy tat!” as they rush past them for a touchdown. One thing is certain: the Salt Bowl always offers great entertainment! And though the teams might be rivals, at the end of the game we are all still one community that proudly supports our own.
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