Did something last night I haven't done in nearly twenty years. I watched a televised basketball game from start to finish. My Ole Miss Rebels were picked to finish at the bottom of the SEC this year (as they have for several years now), but a new coach, a new attitude, and a winning season have them seeded high in the SEC tournament. Last night they played and beat LSU. No, let me rephrase that. Last night they STOMPED LSU!
Stomping LSU is the most satsifying experience in the life of an Ole Miss Rebel. We hate LSU with a passion a mile long. Mississippi State is our in-state rival, and is detested accordingly, but LSU is a hated enemy. A measure of this hatred is summed up in the following reocurrance. Go to any Ole Miss football game against any other team and wait for a time when the crowd is relatively quiet. Inevitably, whether the foe on the field is Georgia, Vandy, Bama, or State, a lone voice in the stands will take advantage of the quiet opportunity to yell with well-liquored lungs, "Go to h***, LSU!"
As much as I hate basketball, it was worth the pain of watching an entire basketball game just to see the cajun cats sent packing back to the bayou.