Ole Miss football has one of the best post-season records in college football. For me, not playing in a bowl game is certain to give me the blues.
For myself and many other Ole Miss football fans this is our favorite time of the year, Any other year we’d be playing in the post-season. Who knows, it could be a year we found ourselves in another Cotton Bowl or even another Sugar Bowl? The sky used to be the limit for Ole Miss Rebels football.
Now, we are regulated to sitting at home during the post season. No chance to add to our bowl statistics as one of the best post-season teams in the NCAA. Also, we’d have no chance to watch our Rebels take on a powerhouse in the post-season.
Once Upon A Time
Ole Miss Rebels Football
To think three seasons ago we were headed to the Sugar Bowl to take on and defeat Oklahoma State. Now we are sitting at home with a season which ended with 6-6 record. Of course, when you upset the NCAA apple cart you have to pay the price.
It’s been a three-ring circus for Ole Miss football fans over the past few years. We’ve been watching the NCAA railroad Ole Miss over players sleeping on a coaches couch, electric bill and deer hunting. It has been particularly bad to watch when you know every other school does just as bad or worse.
Of course, not every other team is Ole Miss and we catch a certain amount of NCAA grief as a result of cultural issues. Sure Ole Miss has a history and not all of it is good.
However, there is an unfair amount of criticism directed towards Ole Miss as a result of a racial agenda. There are a lot of other schools which fall under the same dark cloud as Ole Miss on a historical level.
So here we sit at home watching other teams play their post-season bowl games. We also have to watch a team like Florida State get to play in bowl game even tho they have been ruled ineligible by the NCAA. We also get to see a SEC team in the playoffs even tho they didn’t win their own division. Obviously there are certain schools which are privileged and above the NCAA.
So the strong armed tactics of the NCAA have left us disturbed and disgruntled. All the while fans of TSBU and others wallow in our misfortune. Did we do something wrong? Obviously we did and I get it. However, it doesn’t make sitting at home watching other teams any more enjoyable. Even though many of us love this time of year we still have the no-playing post season blues. Maybe next year? Hotty Damn Toddy!