NextYearIsHere, on 25 January 2012 - 11:43 PM, said:
Cool vid, but here are my 2 cents: How many of those guys on that highlight reel would have a problem with that song? My guess is a decent bit. We can sit here all day and debate what "Dixie" does and does not represent, or we can admit the obvious; that song offends a lot of people and reminds many of a time of inequality and injustice.
While I don't care if you play it, others do. Why make it an issue?
1. Former Ole Miss RB Brandon Bolden does not have an issue with it, otherwise he wouldn't have signed on to play for the Rebs/Rebears. Nor do any of the rest of the Ole Miss players in that vid, obviously.
2. What do you mean, why make it an issue? It is the person who created it's right as an American to create it the video and put any song in it to be played with it.
3. (You knew this one was coming;
) It's all about selective bias, NYIH. Some get their panties in a wad over this song. Others get their drawers in a wad over an old man with a cane that has been synonymous with a certain university since they changed their nickname in the 1930's. Yet others, like myself, get a bit irritated when people ask why make it an issue. Like it or not, that song will always be synonymous with this region of the country. Fwiw, do you see me damning the Stars n Stripes because it represented slavery from the inception of this country until 1965? Nope. Again, it's selective bias.
1st State Prediction of 2013
bluelightstar, on 26 March 2013 - 09:28 PM, said:
You aren't winning in Starkville, and Hugh Freeze is going to see what he's really started.
Engie's prediction on the M-State and Ole Miss 2013 Signing classes
engie, on 30 April 2013 - 12:17 PM, said:
Yet MSU will have 10 from that in the NFL -- and OM will be lucky to get 2 or 3.
"We didn't play out of hatred for anyone. It was more of playing out of love for one another and this university." - Coach Freeze
University of Mississippi officials have confirmed reports that the school’s reserve of damns has been completely exhausted.
“We are out of damns to give. We do not give one single damn,” Chancellor Dan Jones told reporters