the Mississippi State Bulldogs
Mississippi State, being the innovators that they are, decided to steal the mascot name of the Georgia Bulldogs. It was well documented that the first mascot at MSU was in fact a stolen Uga, or the “lost Uga.” Georgia fans don’t like to talk about it, so don’t ask.
Aside from the fact that the lineage of the mascot can be traced to a felony, the fans of Mississippi State are very proud for what they’ve done. Shame, Mississippi State, Shame.
The stadium at Mississippi State, which actually has a name (Davis Wade), was built around the time of the Roman Empire as can be evidenced by the columns lining the stadium. There wasn’t any mention of the particular stadium in the Roman history books soley due to the fact that it would have taken years to write out “Mississippi State” in Roman lettering.
One of the more interesting features of the stadium is that it was built on a site that was originally planned to be the University academic department. This plan was soon dissolved when it was mentioned that they were playing in the SEC, and academics had no place in a conference such as that.
Mississippi State has the distinction of being the longest school name in the SEC. For this reason alone, it has become tradition for most sportswriters to never write about them, simply because they do not feel like typing out M-i-s-s-i-s-s-i-p-p-i–S-t-a-t-e (that took me in the neighborhood of 12 hours to type).
Mississippi State became famous for being “party poopers” when they decided to take a cheer to a new level when the bells were taken off of every cow in the state in order to make up for the fact that there weren’t any fans in the stadium whilst still creating an imposing atmosphere. The NCAA soon ruled that the practice of bringing cow bells to games was “too hick,” creating panic for every tradition at every other SEC school. Other SEC schools were spared the embarassment of having all of their traditions banned by the NCAA when they pointed out that Mississippi State was in fact the stepchild of the SEC.
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