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C Spire, Bash Brothers Media Celebrate Launch of New Sports Documentary TV Series


Reception at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Thursday to officially kick off “Between the Pines: Mississippi’s Greatest Sports Stories”

Jackson, Miss. (October 10, 2018) – News media are invited to attend a kick off celebration and reception at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum on Thursday for “Between the Pines,” a new original sports television documentary series that chronicles the rich history, tradition and passion behind Mississippi’s greatest sports stories.

C Spire is presenting sponsor of the program, which is the creation of Bash Brothers Media and whose first episode – the “University of South Panola” - airs on local television stations in Mississippi and Memphis this weekend telling the story of South Panola High School’s rise to become one of the most famous high school football dynasties in U.S. history.

Producers are planning a special screening of an extended trailer for the first episode as well as a “sneak peek” trailer for the second episode called “The Vet,” which shows how a single stadium – the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson – shaped society and college football for over six decades in the South. “The Vet” airs on selected stations on Nov. 13 and 14.

Much of the cast from the first episode as well as several cast members from the second episode will be on hand to share their perspective and thoughts about the significance and impact of the state’s first ESPN 30 for 30-style series in sharing the state’s greatest sports stories.

Some of the notable Mississippi sports legends and cast members expected to attend are former Clarion-Ledger sports editor and columnist Rick Cleveland, former Mississippi State quarterback John Bond, Eddie Payton Jr., former NFL player and brother of NFL great Walter Payton and former South Panola High School head football coach Lance Pogue.


Thursday, October 11, 2018
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
1152 Lakeland Drive
Jackson, MS 39216


  • Jim Richmond, Vice President-Marketing, C Spire
  • Jon Wiener, executive producer, Vice President, Bash Brothers Media
  • Rick Cleveland, sports columnist
  • Don Hinton, Executive Director, Mississippi High School Activities Association
  • Eddie Payton Jr., former NFL player and brother of NFL great Walter Payton
  • John Bond, former Mississippi State quarterback
  • Lance Pogue, former head football coach, South Panola High School


  • Special extended trailer of “University of South Panola” episode
  • Sneak peek trailer of “The Vet” episode
  • Highlights reel for documentary series “Between the Pines: Mississippi’s Greatest Sports Stories”

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About Bash Brothers Media
Bash Brothers Media specializes in cutting-edge multimedia and film content for the modern age. The company produces everything from feature sports documentaries to hit radio shows, online series and select commercial projects. Bash Brothers was founded in 2016 by two brothers from Mississippi with rising careers in media and a shared passion for sports and entertainment. It is quickly emerging as a force in sports, media and film. To connect with Bash Brothers Media, follow us at or email