Oct 4, 2014; Oxford, MS, USA; Fans wave signs for ESPN College Gameday prior to the Mississippi Rebels game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
With the Egg Bowl fast approaching this Saturday, Mississippi State fans are getting an extra helping of some of the stupid things that Ole Miss fans say about the Bulldogs and their fans. So lets look at just how stupid these things are.
Mississippi State only cares about the Egg Bowl
That’s weird. I saw an either packed stadium, or a nearly packed stadium, for all 11 games we have played up until this point. Maybe I just dreamed it, but I saw lots of State fans who celebrated wildly when we were climbing our way to the top of the polls this year.
Dan Mullen is a Scientologist
It’s funny how I missed all the L. Ron Hubbard books and material that Mullen uses. You’d think that if Mullen were a Scientologist, he’d be talking about it more like all those Hollywood celebrities do. And the last thing you would want to do if you were a good Scientologist is join an Episcopalian church.
Mississippi State fans are jealous of Ole Miss
I’ve been to Oxford. I’ve been to Ole Miss. I completely forgot to drool all over the campus and the city. For some reason, I forgot to think that they were the most glorious things that I have ever laid eyes on. I will try to do better next time I am there.
Mississippi State fans are stupid rednecks
I went to Starkville for the Vanderbilt game, and you might be shocked, but no one showed up riding a tractor. Everyone was clothed completely and wearing shoes. We need to figure out better ways to show how big of rednecks we are.
Ole Miss is superior academically
Someone explain to me how this works? Ole Miss and Mississippi State have the exact same admissions standards, and they both typically fall around 150 in the U.S. News College rankings, but Ole Miss is the far superior school? Oh, that’s right. Since they are so much better academically, I’m not supposed to see how metrics that are almost identical can be so far apart.
Mississippi State resents Ole Miss
Chandeliers at tailgates, seersucker in the Grove, and sundresses in the stadium are supposed to make me feel inferior as a football fan and Mississippian. For some strange reason, I just think all of that is kind of silly. I don’t know why I can’t conjure up feelings of inferiority for not wanting to have those things as a part of my life.
Mississippi State is obsessed with Ole Miss
I will have to give them credit on this one. We are completely obsessed with beating Ole Miss. There’s not a chocolate on this planet that is sweeter than the taste of an Egg Bowl Victory. We love every single bite of it. Yes, we do care about the rivalry. Yes, we do enjoy beating you. But no, it doesn’t mean we don’t care about the rest of the games, we just really like this one more than the others.
And let me go ahead and beat the Ole Miss fans that read this (I’m sure some will) to the punch. Yes, there are stupid things Mississippi State fans say about Ole Miss as well. If you care to read about them or have someone make fun of them, go read an Ole Miss blog. I could have listed more, but there are only so many hours in a day. But that doesn’t mean you can’t join in on the fun! THrow some of your own in the comments section.