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View PostForwardRebels, on 23 March 2014 - 01:55 PM, said:

/Opened thread expecting it to be about Mississippi State; had several nicknames to post

/Read PT's OP and left disappoint  :(
Typical of a Sand Lapper I reckon
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View PostForwardRebels, on 23 March 2014 - 01:55 PM, said:

/Opened thread expecting it to be about Mississippi State; had several nicknames to post

/Read PT's OP and left disappoint  :(
I came in expecting it to be about Mississippi State and I too left disappointed.
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View PostMizzou_Fan, on 23 March 2014 - 03:11 PM, said:


I came in expecting it to be about Mississippi State and I too left disappointed.

how bout this? when I was a kid before 1st grade they were called the maroons. got the pennant to show for it too. then in the early 60's they changed it to bulldogs for good. some say they called themselves bulldogs before that but they hadn't done anything until an Ole Miss lawyer helped them out.


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Do any Mississippians know why we were referred to as the "Sand Lappers"?  I honestly have no clue.

Also, while on the subject, MSU folks, why are you called the Bulldogs?

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View PostColonel Black Bear, on 24 March 2014 - 07:14 AM, said:

Do any Mississippians know why we were referred to as the "Sand Lappers"?  I honestly have no clue.

Also, while on the subject, MSU folks, why are you called the Bulldogs?


There is an official story behind it, but I think we were referred to as having the tenacity of a bulldog back in 1905 or something to that effect. I don't think it was until a little later that we actually renamed the sports teams bulldogs, maybe in the thirties.
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View Post1dawgfan09, on 23 March 2014 - 11:05 AM, said:

I was a history major in school specializing in the last twenty years before the Civil War and yet have never seen this documentary. I should probably check it out. But Sand Lappers blows my mind. I associate Mississippi more with red clay than I do sand.

If anything, MS should be associated with loess or alluvial soils.  Red clay does have a heavy presence in east/southeast MS.  Then you got sandy soils of gulf coast, black soils of the NE.  I don't know where the heck they got sand lappers.

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View Post1dawgfan09, on 24 March 2014 - 07:45 AM, said:

There is an official story behind it, but I think we were referred to as having the tenacity of a bulldog back in 1905 or something to that effect. I don't think it was until a little later that we actually renamed the sports teams bulldogs, maybe in the thirties.

It was around 1960 I believe.  Bulldogs was always an unofficial nickname, and came about how you mentioned.  We were the Mississippi A&M Aggies until like the 1920's, then the university was renamed Mississippi State College and we became the Maroons.  Then around 1960 we became MSU and Bulldogs became the official mascot.

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Mississippi mud pies. Almost every truck you see has a pair of rubber boots crammed between the cab and the bed.
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View PostRammaJamma, on 24 March 2014 - 08:09 AM, said:

Mississippi mud pies. Almost every truck you see has a pair of rubber boots crammed between the cab and the bed.

Back when I grew rice I did that. I quit putting the boots there cause it rubbed the paint off my truck in those spots
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View PostJDawg, on 24 March 2014 - 07:59 AM, said:

It was around 1960 I believe.  Bulldogs was always an unofficial nickname, and came about how you mentioned.  We were the Mississippi A&M Aggies until like the 1920's, then the university was renamed Mississippi State College and we became the Maroons.  Then around 1960 we became MSU and Bulldogs became the official mascot.

Bulldogs have been associated with the program for a while, tho, like you said. Just not in an official capacity until the sixties. Wasn't Bully I buried under the home bench at the fifty-yard line of Scot Field? I have always heard that urban legend.
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Official recognition of the Bulldog as Mississippi State's mascot arrived when a live pup was placed on a coffin. In the early days of the school's gridiron exploits, newspapers referred several times to A&M's "bulldog" style of play. The description became popular enough that in 1905 the school adopted the bulldog as its mascot.


McMinn, Ed. Mississippi State Daily Devotion for Die Hard fans. 2011. Extra Point Publishers. Perry, GA, 31069. p.58-59


And what was in the coffin that had the pup riding on it? Nothing. The coffin was draped in red and blue and was a mock funereal for the University of Mississippi Flood after an 11-0 whipping handed to them by the "Bulldogs" in Jackson, MS.
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http://www.nmnathlet...=926236#bulldog


This backs up @JDawg, and since it's the official page for such things MSU, it's the one we'll go with.
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View PostGoldenRebel, on 24 March 2014 - 10:48 AM, said:

Hey @1dawgfan09 nobody gives a :lanekiffin:






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I do. So I guess that means I'm nobody? Hurtful. And here I thought we was boys. :trollface:
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