Saturday, September 7, 2019

Party on the Party Decks at Ole Miss

Ole Miss finally rolled out the party decks for football games at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. reported:

As of two weeks ago, students were eagerly awaiting their chance to sit in luxury in the student section of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium after Ole Miss Athletics announced on Aug. 9 that the student section would be adding eight new party decks in an effort to increase student attendance.
However, that plan was modified according to Michael Thompson, deputy athletic director for external relations and business. 

“The physical decks that were advertised are no longer there,” he said recently. “On paper, the party decks seemed like a good idea, but when we saw them in person they didn’t make sense.”

After the decks were placed, Thompson said they realized the walls of the decks would obstruct the view of the game. 

Ole Miss remodeled the original eight party decks to be one large tented area that will offer shade, televisions, charging stations, and cooling fans. Additionally, students will be able to enjoy concessions and a variety of collegiate football games on the televisions provided by the student party section. Rest of article. 

Ole Miss tweeted photos of the party decks. 


Anonymous said...

You do realize those are renderings right and ole miss has been ridiculed online all week about how they really look

Anonymous said...

Leghumpers are always going to hate. Go back to your domestic cheese making and farm animal husbandry, you hillbillies.

Anonymous said...

What they really look like

Anonymous said...

Thank you @11:16!!! I don’t know if that’s the actual “party deck,” but that’s priceless!!!

Anonymous said...

10:56, I’m not a leg humper. But, I see problems with having party decks. Too much alcohol, too little monitoring and this could be an issue with safety in many cases with the “kids” being on the upper level unless safety issues with falling are addressed. Bad idea all the way around and Ole Miss doesn’t need anymore. But, hey...they can always get Hugh Freeze back and he will be glad to call the shots from a hospital bed.

Anonymous said...

Situation: A bunch of jury-rigged easy-up-ish awnings are lashed up in the stands where a bunch of drunken rowdy college students are partying (and where alcohol is now being sold).

Prediction: One or more of these "party tents" collapses or gets knocked down, causing chaos and injury followed by lawsuits and finger-pointing recriminations as well as very conflicted feelings among the plaintiffs' attorneys with Ole Miss JDs. On the other side, at least the defense folks will no such issues.

Anonymous said...

Looks like something the Memphis MadDogs would have done in the CFL circa 1995.

How lame. How bush league.

Typical Ole Miss.

Anonymous said...

If you rebel bear sharks are going to start name-calling everyone who makes fun of your “party decks” (I laughed out loud typing that), then you’re going to need something for every fan base in college football. Even for your bunch of posing pricks, that’s going to take some work. Fortunately, you’ll have plenty of time for that tonight about 10 minutes after kickoff, if not sooner.

Anonymous said...

Now we have really gone and done it. We have offended some moms and dads so now there will be a fundraising campaign to build high class party decks at the time of 20 to 25 million dollars. They will not have their babies sweating under those Walmart makeshift tents. Those babies need concrete, steel, glass and a full time bartender. Damn, where is Austin and Claiborne when ya need ‘em. Don’t leave out Lamar and The branscom boy out of Grenada

Anonymous said...

I thought I heard we did away with this idea after initially setting them up. It had something to do with blocking vision and poor quality workmanship. Am I dreaming this?

Anonymous said...

What they put in appears to be funeral home tents, which would be sending a message about the future of Luke and the Rebel football program.

Anonymous said...

10:56 - We may be hillbillies, but we're hillbillies with a strong engineering program that actually knows how to build a functioning party deck.

Anonymous said...

Whew! This came just in time. We'd almost gone a week without Ole Miss publicly embarrassing itself.

Anonymous said...

Trying to find a positive, this is perfect for anyone whose "bucket list" contains "sitting under a rental canopy at a football game."

Anonymous said...

Everyone take note at the stupid ass MSU alumni who are all unable to create basic HTML hyperlinks or are too lazy to even google the script. Its the same when you work with them. They can't even use Microsoft Office.

Point and laugh at them!

Anonymous said...

No matter what they do in Oxford, it'll still be better than sitting next to Jethro & Lil' Abner ringing damn cowbells for three hours at the State College.

Anonymous said...

This has the look of “I want to be in a more comfortable location while I watch my Landsharks, but I also want to feel like I’m at a SWAC game”.

Anonymous said...

Does Ole Miss still have the "ZEBRA" tent?

Anonymous said...

At least we will be winning.

Can’t say the same for you.

By Felicia

Anon-E-Mouse said...

Ole Miss. a university mired in its history of deadly fascism, drug and alcohol abuse, and drunk fraternity/sorority students.

They want to attract students to games and give them a place to drink at the game?


Anonymous said...

Leg humpers have introduced a shaded area where you can milk cows while watching the game. Fun!

Anonymous said...

3:35 What is you issue with the SWAC? Do tell? Are you a racist leg humper?

Anonymous said...

From what I saw on the tv coverage, the decks looked pretty empty.

Anonymous said...

Nothing has gone right since the screwed Dan Jones.

Ghost of Vaught said...

11:51 - The correct phrase is 'jerry rigged', not 'jury rigged'. And we know what that's Ole Miss code for.

I'm reminded of the photo last football season of the Ole Miss male student sexually assaulting his drunken, passed out date in the stands. Can't post photos on here or I would - Not that it would be allowed. It's out there, however.

Mattress-World in Batesville now has a contract to install portable beds in The Grove. A wrap-around privacy-curtain is a little extra.

Them TSUN folks will do anything to outdo LSU fans.

Anonymous said...

"Leghumpers are always going to hate. Go back to your domestic cheese making..."

What'chu got against cheese,10:56? It's all over your face! Our mascot is a time-honored tradition. signed/a proud leg-humper.

Anonymous said...

9:01... Have you ever been to a SWAC game? Everything is sort of done on the cheap. This has nothing to do with race you silly goose!

Anonymous said...

The Boomer humor in this thread is absolutely unbearable. There should be an age limit for use of the term “leg humper”.Y’all need to take a piano lesson or something. Get a hobby.

Anonymous said...

Years ago, years ago we went to The Egg Bowl in Oxford. Yes, MSU fans. The students threw liquor bottles at us. Yes, glass. We said we would never go back and we have not. Good luck with the party decks.

Anonymous said...

6:55AM stated, "The correct phrase is 'jerry rigged', not 'jury rigged'."

Er, no, it isn't (and the technically-correct term using "jerry-" is "jerry-built," not "jerry-rigged"). While any of the three could be used and understood, "jury-rigged" is really more appropriate in the case of things made with ropes/lines and canvas/sheets. If Ole Miss had built the original "party decks" with as much, er, "skill" as the "party tents," it is likely that "jerry-built" would have been the appropriate term. And I did not attend Ole Miss or Mississippi State.

Anonymous said...

That's cute, 12:34 - But nobody uses the term 'jerry built' and nobody uses the term 'jury rigged'. But you knew that already, even as one who attended MSCW.

Anonymous said...

Articulate people use "jury-rigged," as appropriate to the situation under discussion, just as articulate people at least try to use the proper terms whenever they speak or write. The post at 6:55 was incorrect because the "proper term" is not "jerry-rigged." Jury-rigged and jerry-built are generally accepted terms and "jerry-rigged" is an understood term, but it is imperfect amalgamation of the former two distinct and unrelated terms: "jury-rigged" comes from a sailing term and "jerry-built" is a UK term for poorly-constructed buildings that will fall down easily, like the walls of Jericho being felled by a trumpet. And I did not attend or graduate from any Mississippi school, college or otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Well, at least I learned Something about Jerry today! Hotty Toddy!

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