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PHOTO: Southern Miss enters Miss. billboard wars

Posted on: January 19, 2012 11:20 am
Edited on: January 19, 2012 11:26 am

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Southern Miss has no doubt always felt a little overlooked when it comes to Mississippi college football, what with the state's two SEC schools taking up so much airspace even when -- as was the case this year -- it's the Golden Eagles winning conference titles and Rebels and Bulldogs combining to win one league game* that wasn't at the expense of the other.

So on the one hand, getting involved in the ongoing billboard wars between Ole Miss and Mississippi State isn't going to accomplish anything tangible other than adding to the USM budget. But on the other: the warm-and-fuzzy intangible benefits of wedging your way into said wars for some entirely deserved crowing? Those are well worth however much this cost:

Ole Miss and Mississippi State fans will no doubt say they could care less what the Golden Eagles are bothering to put up (whether they do or not), but it's hard to imagine a Southern Miss fan looking up at that and not smiling from ear-to-ear ... which is why Eye on CFB is hoping the state's billboard wars drag on for, oh, about as long as your average Middle Ages England-France conflict.

*Against Kentucky, no less. HT: SBNation.

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Since: Jan 20, 2012
Posted on: January 20, 2012 2:53 pm

PHOTO: Southern Miss enters Miss. billboard wars

The phrase is "they COULDN'T care less", as in "they care so little, it's impossible to care less."  I know you write articles on the Internet, but seriously, is an everyday expression that difficult to use correctly?

Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: January 19, 2012 7:14 pm

PHOTO: Southern Miss enters Miss. billboard wars

It is true that Southern Mississippi should be proud of their team this year, and they were tops in the state. It is too bad they did not get into the SEC rather than Missouri or Texas A&M. Actually, Little Missy has been a thorn in the side of the other major schools in the state for quite awhile. I remember when they humiliated Ole Miss when Archie Manning was at the controls and it was not pretty. The final score was something like 66-14. Was that a wake up call or what? And the Golden Eagles really outclassed Houston this year. So enjoy your stellar year because it is usually the Dixie Darlings, the Southern Miss majorettes, that get the attention. 

Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: January 19, 2012 5:26 pm

PHOTO: Southern Miss enters Miss. billboard wars

LOL, that is just awesome.

Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: January 19, 2012 4:06 pm

PHOTO: Southern Miss enters Miss. billboard wars

lol love it, ole miss and miss state are afraid to play them.  USM will play anyone anywhere any time

Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2012 12:58 pm

PHOTO: Southern Miss enters Miss. billboard wars

Ellis Johnson is a good hire for them.

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