"The Golden Eagles are so formidable, nobody in their state will play them. Southern Miss is viewed nationally as the third football wheel in its own state behind Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Southern Miss knows better. Ole Miss stopped playing Southern Miss in 1984 after getting whipped six times in eight games. Mississippi State ended the series in 1990 after losing 10 times in 14 contests. Southern Miss, clearly, is the big wheel in the Magnolia State."
Dave Newhouse, 8/27/03, Oakland Tribune
It seems that alot of people not in Mississippi get it. Why can't Ole Miss and State fans understand. We kicked you a$$e$, you ran! Enough said!
Think. Think. Think. Because they are not in Mississippi, all they see is what's on the field. They are not in touch with all the intimate details and politics off the field. This article only repeats what USM fans say. It discusses nothing but the on-field aspect. The Oakland Tribune? Find another article. All I see is that you have to go all the way to California to get someone to agree with you that MSU and Ole Miss are "scared." Get a bigger stadium and put fans in it.
P.S. In spite of what've said, I think it's a travesty Ole Miss and State don't play USM anymore. I repeat what I've said in earlier posts: this just goes to show what great rivalries these would be.
from an earlier post I quote myself: "It seems to me that some USM fans have a Napoleon complex and can't understand that MSU/OM reluctance to play goes far beyond the field. As I said, it is a Mexican standoff. And you see with posts such as this what a great rivarly it would be if we could get it renewed."