Just today in Sunday School, our lesson was on stewardship. Our teacher asked if anyone knew what the most generous state in the U.S. was. He looked right at me as he asked so everyone assumed it was Mississippi. They were right. Hands down, that state is known for being overly generous. That makes me happy. While ESPN tries their best to make Mississippi look like a place with no indoor plumbing and all back roads, Mississippi is actually a great place to live. Unfortunately, the people who talk so bad about it have never even visited. If they had, they would know that Mississippi has paved roads, great shopping, beautiful country, Mistletoe Marketplace, fabulous churches, unbelievable history, gorgeous homes and now, TWO AMAZING FOOTBALL TEAMS!
I can't tell you how happy I am to see the success of my two favorite football teams. I grew up an Ole Miss fan. My family are die hards. They buy season tickets. They tailgate. They have rooms in their homes devoted to Colonel Reb. They have Dixieland as their ring tones. They wear red and blue all the time. They love Ole Miss. I grew up that way.
Then, I fell in love with a Mississippi State boy. And, by loving him, I came to love his bulldogs. I wear MSU shirts. I go to MSU games. I buy MSU gear. I'm helping my boys learn proper cowbell etiquette. I know all the words to the fight song. I've learned the ways of Mississippi State.
So, this has me just ecstatic. (And, Boomama's reference to Dallas just put it over the top for me!)
And, just for fun, I embedded a few more of my favorite tweets. There are so many of them out there lauding these two teams.
Mississippi State has accomplished the quickest rise from an unranked team to No. 1 in the 78-year history of the AP poll.
— CFB Nation (@CFBMatrixMag) October 12, 2014
M1ss1ss1pp1 State! #HailState
— Scott Stricklin (@stricklinMSU) October 12, 2014
Ole Miss & MSU have risen to the top in college football with QB's who don't assault women, steal groceries or yell obscenities on campus!
— Jim Shute (@shute81) October 12, 2014
Ole Miss got bowl eligible before I even bought Halloween candy.
— TreadwellStillOpen (@OleMiss_18) October 12, 2014
Never in a million years did I think I would look at a ranking and see Mississippi State at #1 and it not be on a Playstation. #HailState
— Rob Hataway (@vhdawg) October 12, 2014
#Cartoon: #FearTheSip Texas A&M has to wonder what just hit them @OleMissRebels @HailState pic.twitter.com/bIDjx7FwFr
— Marshall Ramsey (@MarshallRamsey) October 12, 2014
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