A Petition to Ole Miss Football: Play Surfin’ Swag When Auburn Lose

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* Although my Ole Miss fandom has fewer years under its belt than most, there is still trauma. Still, I hope all of us as a fanbase will choose to move beyond the curse of WAOM and look to the future, without feeling like we can jinx ourselves with an article.*

Ole Miss will face an SEC West foe this Saturday in an 11 a.m. CT kickoff. While it’s not ideal, Rebel fans showed it wasn’t a problem for them when Kentucky came to town two weeks ago in the same situation.

Ole Miss announced earlier this week that this game was sold out. Two consecutive sold-out 11 a.m. kick-offs are incredibly impressive. While not a homecoming, Ole Miss will have to bring that fire from two weeks ago that was instrumental in the win over a top 10 Kentucky Wildcat team.

I think it’s safe to say there’s a lot of pent up hatred towards the Auburn Tigers. It might not be the traditional rivalry you think of, but there’s plenty of animosity every year. Anything can happen, and if you’re not careful, a game can slip away quickly. Even when they’re in a dumpster fire like this year, you can never count them.

After traveling to Auburn for the brutal loss last October, I think we should take a game off their playbook when Ole Miss comes out with a win on Saturday. Playing a signature team song after a massive win to go 7-0 is meaningless, and that’s what I’m here for. It’s also Lane Kiffin’s great energy that makes it even better.

It’s one of the coolest traditions in the sport, and I’d love to see it implemented in the Vaught-Hemingway soundtrack on Saturday after the win. (I would also like to see Auburn head coach Bryan Harsin shot on the Tupelo airport tarmac, but trying not to be too greedy.)

The Rebels need all the fan support on Saturday to beat a very capable and talented Auburn team. Their coaching may be horrible, but they have plenty of players who can still make plays. Ole Miss fans, show up early and stay the whole game. Promised, the Grove will always be there after the victory.

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