We have great news to report for the upcoming Pirates of the Palouse Party at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in Las Vegas.We are proud to announce that we will have a celebrity round table with Tom S. Pounds, Anthony McClanahan, Singor Mobley and Deron Pointer!
Additionally we have decided to extend the Early Bird Pricing until Friday August 10.
Now along with the Pirates of the Palouse T-Shirt, a wrist band, a drink ticket, the exclusive hotel offer at the Cosmopolitan, and the opportunity to celebrate Cougness with fellow fans in Las Vegas… you will also get to meet the man responsible for the Cougar flag appearing on camera on ESPN Game Day and celebrated Cougar Football Alumni.
It is going to be a great weekend in Las Vegas, come pre-funct with us Saturday night by getting your tickets here or by clicking the Events page at the top of this blog.
Tom Pounds founded the ‘Ol Crimson Network which is responsible for putting the Cougar flag on ESPN Game Day. A tradition that has transcended WSU Football and become a national expectation. His father, Johnny, played football for legendary football coach Babe Hollingberry. ‘Ol Crimson on ESPN Game Day.
Anthony, aka #41, aka Zeus, developed the 41 Sports program, the “41” originated from his football number from his days at WSU (1989-1993) where he played as starting linebacker and still holds many records to this day. During his collegiate career at WSU, Anthony worked alongside athletes such as Drew Bledsoe, Mark Fields, Mike Pattinson, Torey Hunter, Singor Mobley, Justin Debeaumont, Darron Pointer, Marlin Brown and Paul Wulff just to name a few. Anthony was coached by Mike Price and Bill Doba and not to mention his amazing mentor, Judy Doba. Anthony then went on to play for the Dallas Cowboys, Amsterdam Admirals and Calgary Stampeders and was also on the hit T.V. show, Battle Dome Warriors.
Singor Mobley was a key member of WSU’s fabled Palouse Posse defense of the early 1990s. Mobley was a rock on the Eskimos’ defense for much of his CFL career, leading the team in defensive tackles twice (2004 and 2005), setting an Eskimos team record by returning three fumbles for 129 yards in 1995 and being named the Eskimos’ nominee for outstanding defensive player in 2003. He appeared in four Grey Cup games, winning the big game twice, in 2003 and 2005. Singor also played in 44 games for the Dallas Cowboys in 3 years. He finished his Eskimos career playing in 158 games and recording 602 defensive tackles, 78 special teams tackles, 24 pass knockdowns, 21 sacks, four forced fumbles, 21 tackles for losses for 70 yards, 21 fumble returns for 266 yards and two touchdowns and 15 interceptions for 360 yards and three touchdowns.
One of Drew Bledsoe’s favorite targets in the early 1990’s, Deron Pointer was Listed in the WSU record book 14 times for kickoff returns and receiving. He set a WSU record when he caught passes for 255 yards against Arizona State in 1993. Drafted out of College by the Indianapolis Colts, Deron played for the Rhein Fire (WLAF) in 1995. Washington natives might remember Deron leading the Curtis Vikings to a State Championship in 1990. Deron scored a touchdowns on a 67-yard interception return and an 8-yard reception in Curtis’ 25-0 victory over Kentwood for the Kingbowl AAA football title. Deron’s dad is a longtime NFL Referee and yes…his aunts are the actual “Pointer Sisters!”