Secondly, I'm going to add a disclaimer. I know some of y'all aren't going to be very receptive to this, and that's fine. I won't lose any sleep over this at all. So if you queue up an, "I'll show that douchebag" post, it's all for naught.
But I gotta make a request to those of y'all who are hardcore sixpackers these days, and it involves the whole 'Ole Miss are racist' meme, and the joy some of y'all have started taking in the fake twitter accounts and youtube videos.
Stop. Please, just for the love of God, stop. Here's the thing, I'm not asking as an Ole Miss fan. I'm asking as someone who grew up in Vicksburg, has taken classes in both Starkville and Oxford, and hates how bad people malign the region. I live in Tennessee, my in-laws are in the Northeast, and my extended family live in the Mountain West. And I rep Mississippi so hard when it comes up in conversation. I want nothing more than to see Mississippi beat our neighbor states' asses in economic growth, education, and culture. Mississippi has a reputation that is way, way worse than the place deserves, and it's something that really bothers me. I know for a fact that this reputation has kept talented professors from taking teaching positions in both Oxford and Starkville, and it's very probable that the reputation has kept businesses from investing in Mississippi as well.
If you are serious about the "Our State" shtick, and you really actually give a damn about Mississippi as a place and Mississippians as a people, you'll stop. Or at least tone it down a bit. I understand that this is a rivalry, and that a lot of State fans literally hate Ole Miss, and want nothing more than to see Oxford burn. That's fine, it is what it is. Hate away.
But why in God's name would you create fake twitter accounts and then racially abuse folks? Mississippi's got a lot of douchebags, and I'll give you that many of them got their undergrads in Oxford, but why would you create new assholes with which people will connect the state? A lot of people who see that shit don't care about the difference between Ole Miss and State, they just see another Mississippian that will reinforce their prejudices that Your State is a backwards, shitty place. I'm not saying all of this will backfire and hurt MSU, but I'm absolutely saying that it will hurt Mississippi.
I mean, would y'all go driving on like I-55 and throwing a bunch of Ole Miss shit out your car windows to make folks think Ole Miss fans are litterers? Because that's what this is like. You're maligning the state of Mississippi's reputation because you think it'll sabotage our football program. Is it really worth trashing the State of Mississippi over? To try and troll a high schooler into going somewhere else to play football?
Coach34? I know you probably won't take this into consideration. But your ass lives in Louisiana, so you don't have to deal with any of the consequences.
But DawgStudent, dude, we know some of the same people, you're from Vicksburg. You've got to have experienced that at some point, the whole "Mississippi as a place is awful and full of dumb rednecks" meme, from outside. And your board is going to perpetuate that shit.
If you, any of you, care about Mississippi, that shit just isn't cool. I have, in the past, accused State fans of not actually believe what they say about Mississippi being 'y'alls state.' I hope I'm wrong.
That's all. Flame away.