Wednesday, December 16, 2015

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It seems the Los Angeles Times needs a primer on Ole Miss and Mississippi State:



10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Every state outside the SEC thinks Ole Miss and State are the same.

Anonymous said...

Once people in Mississippi realize that nobody else in the nation cares about or gives a second thought to the three state schools we have the better off they will be.

Go to CA, FL, NY, IL, NV, etc and nobody can tell you the difference. They are all three VERY AVERAGE universities with athletic departments that never enter anyone's conversation.

Everyone an tell you who Miami, LSU, Alabama, Tulane, Vanderbilt is, but USM/MSU/OM are not even on their RADAR.

Anonymous said...

10:23: Excellent point. We'll all be better off once we realize how lousy we are compared to three elite football schools and ... Tulane. The key to success, after all, is resignation to one's current lot in life. That and good grammar.

Anonymous said...

10:23 - sounds like the rest of the nation could benefit from a geography lesson. Knowledge is a wonderful thing.

Anonymous said...

9:58

Why such a logical fallacy?

The confusion is no different from any other state that has a "University" and a "State College" that are the states' major universities.

It has happens and will happen more. Quality of reporting has taken a back seat to over-reporting and trying to be the first with a story. That breeds mistakes.

golferinmississippi said...

You think that people outside of the schools they pull for around the country know the difference of:

UCLA
USC
Stanford
UC Berkley
UC Santa Barbara
UC Sand Diego
California State
Cal Tech
UC Irvine
Cal State Fullerton
Cal State Northridge
Cal State Fresno

We're a very egocentric society. We don't think much outside our regular haunts. The fact that a few square miles in L.A. has the same population of our entire state only makes those matters worse. I'm a State Grad and know and care about my university because I went there. In certain circles State & Ole Miss are well renown worldwide for research, etc. Other areas, we're just another 2 of the 7,234 post secondary institutions in the US.

Anonymous said...

10:23

Yeah, like Old Miss is even close to the same caliber school as Tulane.

Typical.

Anonymous said...

I'm always getting New Mexico and New Mexico State mixed up too. Which one is the Lobos?

Anonymous said...

Mississippi is the only state that has a major university called by a nickname. People outside this hellhole never really remember or care what the nickname stands for and they can't imagine that a place like Mississippi could have more than one university. I kid you not. If you ever travel outside Memphis, just ask them. Until Mississippi becomes known for something other than racism.. get used to it.

Unknown said...

Nice comments, many well thought out and pithy. And ALL irrelavant. The only thing that counts is that Ole Miss is the most politically correct of all schools in the universe. How PC are we you ask, we're so PC, that we’re considering new uniforms in rainbow colors that will include a place for every apposing team's logo to be placed before every game so that we're not "taking sides". This avoids unfair comparisons due to the unfair irratic bounce of a ball… AND, we'll be more inclusive, less likely to hurt someone's feelings and way tolerant. A “game” would be more group oriented and include plays for members of both “teams” achieving unannounced goals. Also, they're planning on instituting new rules for competitions to be held without keeping score. This way no “team” is better than another and all are invited to play regardless of gender, age, talent, ability or training in a sport. No gender specific pronouns will be applied to anyone, including spectators. This list will include these offensive words: mother, daughter, son, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, grandfather, grandmother etc. New gender nutral vocabulary will make everyone gender neutral, happy and passively content.

And one more thing, no more use of the word “hell” in hotty toddy, this suggests that there is such a thing and atheists might be offended, and besides, we don’t have a clue who we are anyway.

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