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Ten Potentially True Facts: Ole Miss


1.) The Grove, known for its tailgating, has a rather long set of rules for fans to abide by. Included in these rules is a policy against open flames, which came about after an Ole Miss fraternity brother drunkenly tried checking some burgers, promptly catching his tie on fire. Ole Miss feels strongly about their gameday ties, and something had to be done.

2.) Marshall Henderson is to Jesse Pinkman as Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin is to Walter White. At least it wouldn't surprise anyone.

3.) Ole Miss is home to the phenomenon known as Manningface. Manningface is a proud tradition that Archie passed down to Eli after Peyton went to Tennessee, though that never seemed to stop him. You can see examples of Manningface on televisions everywhere this Sunday.

4.) Speaking of Eli Manning, that turf at Vaught-Hemingway is mighty slippery.

5.) Did you know that Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace is a certified plastic surgeon? Do you need someone to give you a facelift?? Call Dr. Bo! Rhinoplasty? Call Dr. B--....on second thought no, for the love of God, don't ever call Dr. Bo.

6.) Hugh Freeze is the first sane coach Ole Miss has had since David Cutcliffe. This is because, unlike Ed Orgeron, he doesn't require subtitles. Also, unlike Houston Nutt, he couldn't star as a horror movie monster.

7.) Feed Donte Moncrief, but don't feed him after midnight, and don't feed him peanut M&Ms, because he's allergic. Also, don't feed him green leafy vegetables because he "ain't no damn Littlefoot and this ain't children's classic ‘The Land Before Time.'"

8.) The last time LSU played in the Oxford, Les Miles opted to kneel the ball with five minutes left. This was not a sign of disrespect, but rather a punishment for Zach Mettenberger running this bootleg while having the relative mobility of a turtle frozen in molasses.

9.) The Black Bear replaced Colonel Reb as Ole Miss' mascot recently, beating out the Land Shark and whatever the hell Hotty Toddy was supposed to be in a campus-wide vote. Plans for a live bear mascot, similar to our own Mike the Tiger, were nixed after the most adorable bear cub attack ever. (sidenote: I liked the Land Shark, personally.)

10.) Ole Miss has lost three straight games, coming into Saturday with a 3-3 record. The Rebels famously claim to have never lost a party. Unfortunately no one gives out titles for parties. Hell, Ole Miss is lucky they give out Co-Championships in the SEC.