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Geaux to Hell, Ole Miss!

16 Nov

ETA: Relatively painless win, save getting banged up a bit. LSU rolls….10-1 with Arkansas on Friday.

LSU 41, Ole Miss 24

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Sorry. For those of you who are not aware, this has been a LSU war cry for decades.

On Saturday, LSU faces yet another arch-rival in the University of Mississippi “Ole Miss” Rebels in lovely downtown Oxford, MS. Ole Miss is a different world. They tailgate in Southern opulence in a square filled with lovely moss-draped oak trees. Ladies are in high dress while men sport starched shirt and tie.

“The Grove”

This will be the 96th meeting between the Tigers and the Rebs, with LSU leading the series 54-37-4. However, the animosity between the two teams goes back 50 years. Between 1958 and 1962, both teams were ranked in the top 10 each time they played. The most feared man in Oxford, MS is this guy:

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Billy Cannon

On Halloween, 1959, defending National Champion and #1 ranked LSU trailed Ole Miss 3-0, late in the game in Tiger Stadium. Then, this…

The Halloween Run

An 11 year old Mr. D and two of his brothers and Dad were watching in the wings on their way out of the stadium for their three hour drive home and witnessed, “the run”, first hand. He still remembers the deafening roar when Cannon broke the 7th tackle and sprinted into the endzone.

Archie Manning, the legendary Ole Miss QB, was 10 years old listening to the game with his father in his Cleveland, MS home. When time expired and LSU emerged the victor, 7-3, young Archie cried. Then, he listened to the replay of the game, hoping for a different result which of course, didn’t happen. He then cried himself to sleep. In a few short years, he would beat LSU two of three years that he started against LSU. He lost his last start against LSU playing with a broken arm. Today, the speed limit signs in Oxford are set for 18 m.p.h. , the 18 being Archie’s number. Archie later went on to fame in the NFL as the Saints QB and is of course, the father of Peyton and Eli Manning. Although a hero in Mississippi, Archie has called New Orleans, Louisiana home for the last 35 or so years.

As for Billy Cannon, the Missississpi native went on to win the Heisman Trophy in 1959, having his #20 retired at LSU — the only jersey to ever be retired at LSU. As with many public figures in Louisiana, however, he fell from grace in the ’80s when Billy Cannon, the orthodontist, was convicted of printing counterfeit money. He’s still a hero to many in Louisiana.

This year’s game in Vaught Stadium shouldn’t be close. Ole Miss is 0-5 against #1 teams in recent history and have lost the last five years to LSU. Besides, they REALLY need an updated cheer.

Hotty Toddy?

I think LSU’s cheers are much better:

 

CBS, 2:30pm CST

 

GEAUX TIGERS!!! GEAUX TIGERS!!! GEAUX TIGERS!!!

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4 Comments

Posted by on November 16, 2007 in lsu, lsu football

 

4 responses to “Geaux to Hell, Ole Miss!

  1. wompuss

    November 17, 2007 at 7:33 am

    Indeed. Ole Miss sucks. hehe

     
  2. music maven

    November 17, 2007 at 9:28 am

    I guess you’ll be transfixed for Egg Bowl next weekend, huh Womp?

    GEAUX Dawgs!

     
  3. wompuss

    November 17, 2007 at 11:55 am

    Thank you for that, DD. I believe them dawgs have finally learned how to fight, yes indeed.

     
  4. shrewspeaks

    November 17, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    Fear Da Hat!

     

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