Thought I would polish off my blog and start posting again. Since things that piss me off seem to be the only way I get motivated to post I guess I will just go with it.
A couple of years ago the SEC tried to get rid of our beloved cowbells. Being a Mississippi State Fan and owning a cowbell go hand in hand. As a kid going to games the one constant ( cause winning sure wasn’t ) was the sound of thousands of cowbells ringing their support. But the SEC has deemed this as too much of an edge for MSU. Edge!!!!! We are a small school in the most competitive division in college sports. With power houses like Florida, LSU, Alabama, etc. I think the edge goes to those schools in terms of money and recruiting yet they get their panties in a twist because we shake a cowbell at a agriculture based college.
Their compromise was to “allow” it’s fans ( the very same fans and boosters that support and pay for the team ) to ring their bells only during times of stopped play. And are forbidden to ring them on the road. When did college football become a place to be quiet? During a play or an away game I can stand up and scream at the top of my lungs any profanity laced rant I want. I’ve heard many in my years as a MSU fan including chants of “Bulllllllshit” by the entire fan base including the kids. But if I ring my cowbell it is somehow wrong.
I watched with amusement as the Ole Miss Rebels turned into the Ole Miss Black Bears. I can understand the reasoning for that while I didn’t agree with it. But we are talking about cowbells. A tradition for a school in a power house division that doesn’t get much of the lime light. In fact usually they are a punch line when SEC talk starts. “LEAVE US BE” I say. Our cowbells are a tradition. Something us fans are proud of. It seems like such a small thing to people outside of MSU but if it’s such a small thing then why does the SEC make such a big fuss over it.
How about spending less time worrying about the noises we make and more time on figuring out a playoff system that doesn’t suck. Oh yeah I forgot those bowls make you tons of money no matter who wins. I forgot for whom the bell tolls didn’t I.