Did we learn anything from this ridiculous display? Hopefully maybe, but sadly, probably not.
Of Course, The Rivalry Is Fueled On
Ole Miss Rebels Football
The Ole Miss administration delivered news of a second NCAA Notice of Allegations, and social media blew up. Our ravenous rivals became hungry for blood, and they are relishing in every savory scrap they find. While one side points and laughs, and prays for the death penalty, the other prays for this whole ordeal to be over with.
No, as a Rebel fan, it isn’t easy to see our football program in this situation, and sure, it’s even worse to listen to the endless banter from our rivals. But hey, that is part of the rivalry; you reap the rewards of a team’s failure and you literally want to rub their faces in it. Honestly, if the shoe were on the other foot, there would be Rebel faithful doing the same thing.
Real Rivalry Requires Thick Skin
Some of my closest and dearest friends are fans of Mississippi State, and without exception, they are great people. Sure, in past few days, I’ve taken a few good-nature jabs from some of those friends and really had no retort. Everything they say may sound wrong to me, but at any rate, they have every right to say it.
Of course, they know I’m a diehard Rebel and hardcore Ole Miss football fan. In addition to that, they also know exactly how much this entire situation hurts me and my family. However, they aren’t doing it to be ugly, on the contrary, they do it because they know I would do the same thing. There is nothing wrong with a little banter between rivals, when you know it’s friendly. However, social media in Mississippi has become very anti-social, in the wake of the recent investigation and the final amended NOA, and it’s only going to get worse.