Shortly after Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann captured our initial Chuck Schumer Award, Gov. Phil Bryant quickly showed that he will be a strong contender for the same award. For those that need a recap of the award, it is named for U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New York. Schumer is in his third term in the Senate and before that served many years in the U.S. House. He had a well-known and well-deserved reputation for finding any television camera or any photo-opportunity. Most everyone in Mississippi is very proud of the current success on the gridiron for Mississippi State and Ole Miss. It is unparalleled that both schools are ranked in the top three in the nation (until the Black Bears were upset by the LSU Tigers this past weekend). There is still a lot of football to be played this season but the pride of Mississippians is very obvious.