Ole Miss football fans are unique and under scrutiny by everyone including some of our own. This Grove Grinder is dedicated to being able to voice our own opinions.
This has been a rough season for Ole Miss football no doubt. Naturally, when things turn sour for a team there are always going to be rumblings. Besides listening to the relentless onslaught of ridiculous banter from TSBU, now many Ole Miss fans have begun to turn on each other. Of course, it’s the nature of the beast and no it doesn’t just happen to us I promise.
Whenever there is turmoil for a sports program, especially on the college level, there will be rumblings. I can remember Ole Miss beating Bama in Tuscaloosa and after the game there were Bammers who were fussing with each other over whether or not Saban was done. Of course, when I said Bama would still win the SEC and Natty, I was told to shut the (expletive) up by the guy who turned out to be wrong in the end.
Sure, we all have an opinion and it’s my belief opinions should be shared. When we look at a situation thru someone else’s eyes we may have a different view about something. Sharing opinions makes a huge difference in establishing and/or changing others perspectives. No fan, coach, player or former player shouldn’t have to apologize for an opinion shared in a respectable manner.
Of course, Ole Miss is in a conundrum at the moment. Despite beginning the season 2-0, Ole Miss football is now 2-3. The past three losses have hurt. When you factor in this with an entirely new staff and interim coach because of the Freeze cell phone scandal, it gets even worse to look at. Then add to that the eminent COI ruling. The chances of it getting better anytime soon are not very good. It could actually get much worse before it gets better. However, eventually it will once again get better.
Respect Other’s Opinions
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Today, almost everyone is somehow affiliated with some form of social media. Of course, it gives us a medium to share all kinds of stuff.
It can be a great life moment or a devastating personal loss. It also gives us a chance to share opinions on a multitude of issues.
Lately we’ve seen scores of opinions on various subjects. Various opinions on the National Anthem, healthcare and our POTUS have flooded our social media feeds over recent weeks. Of course, they should.
And as much as may disagree with some of what I’ve seen, I still respect the views others may have. People should share their views on matters which are close to their hearts and disagree or not we should respect their opinions.
Ole Miss Is In Our Hearts
Naturally, Ole Miss athletics is near and dear to all Ole Miss fans. Because of this there are many of us who belong to Ole Miss Facebook groups. This allows Ole Miss fans to play an active part in opinions about our athletics programs and Ole Miss administration. One group I’m in does a tremendous job in supporting injured players by sending each one get well cards from group members. There is a valuable tool being put to good use.
Of course, there also groups where opinions are being shared which aren’t always what some like to hear. Sure, I’ve expressed my opinions on a variety of issues about Ole Miss on social media. Like others I’ve fallen under scrutiny because of what I’ve shared. It’s even been to the point of getting personal messages where people wanted to lay hands on me. I have the feeling it wasn’t to pray for me.
I have a huge problem with Ole Miss administration and I’ve been quick to share my displeasure. No, I don’t expect everyone to agree but I do feel like people should share opinions. Trust me, I’m not alone in my opinions, just like those who oppose my views aren’t alone in theirs. The main difference is some respect others opinions while others do not. I just happen to fall in the first category.
Look, you’ll never hear me bash any Ole Miss player for anything they’ve done on or off the field. However, it is my job to offer my opinions on the actions of those players win or lose. Here at OHT we try to use tact in our opinions and present them in a respectful manner. We will continue to do so.
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