In American warfare vernacular, outgoing mail is a term for friendly artillery intended for the enemy. Here at Tigerbait, it's a you tube to get you in the the right mood about the Tiger's whipping their next opponent and just getting out of the office for the weekend. I give you: Last Cup of Sorrow by Faith No More.
Man did I waiver for the selection this week. I looked at some Slipknot, some of the excellent mashups from the Judgement Night soundtrack songs. But nothing summed up the hate for and the pathetic record of Ole Miss as did this song by one of my absolute favorite bands.
"This is getting old and so are you"
That's the opening line and it couldn't get more apt for Ole Miss. LSU is owning Ole Miss lately, close or not, the Tigers have had their number. We are succeeding, winning titles, they are not (it's been 16,396 days since Ole Miss won an SEC title). Ole Miss, as much as I hate them, is becoming Tulane to me, irrelevant and a has been, never to approach national prominence again.
"Take a deeper breath and swallow, your sorrow, tomorrow"
I like the setup for this game. LSU is superior on paper, that's a given. Even so. The Rebels think they are doing something significant right now. They took Orgeron's talent, manage it with Nutt's nutty schemes and are scratching out some wins. They even beat a team that beat the team we almost blew it to last week. I'm sure they are sure they are better. It doesn't matter. LSU beats them tomorrow. They do it with Scott, the old reliable of this offense, they do it with a revived passing game, they do it with defense. The LSU Fighting Tigers do it with the pride and ability they know they have in them. They know Ole Miss doesn't believe it. They damn sure know their own fans don't believe it. It doesn't matter. LSU is better and will make Ole Miss regret thinking they could come down here and win.
"It's your last cup of sorrow
So think of me
And be on your way"
Ole Miss doesn't put much stock in their rivalry with Miss St. They know as most true Tigers know, this is The Game. These kids love to hold themselves up as some genteel example of culture, education and all around decorum while ignoring the fact that it's still Mississippi. And then they love to get superior on us. Again, it's Mississippi. Hell, even when those pathetic bunch of confederate flag waving, fucking nincompoop idiots lose to us, they use it as a source of pride and identification with greatness.
I was in Dallas in 2003 for New Years, the year LSU was busy winning a national title in New Orleans. I, through some small bit of fortune, was brought to the team hotel for Ole Miss as they were playing in the Cotton that same year. In the lobby, they had a huge banner. In big bold letters, it claimed, "SEC West Co Champs". I could not stop laughing when I saw that. They had their best year since the 60s or so, still lost to LSU, claim a meaningless co-championship (when have you EVER seen LSU hang a banner for that?!?!) and that's their boast, their point of pride. I bet they look back with fondness over that as they discuss their centerpieces at their boring and bland tailgates in the Grove.
And that brings me full circle. Ole Miss hasn't been relevant in decades. DECADES. When they are successful, it's still under our heel. They. Are. Pathetic. However, I do enjoy watching those fools think the better of themselves as a lowly place like LSU and Louisiana prove it over and over and over again. It's fine entertainment for me to have them come here, lose and slink back tossing insults and empty rejoinders. Yet, LSU keeps getting the better of them and moves on to greater wins and championships beyond, a land all but the oldest of Rebel fans can't recall in their miserable lives. And still they talk....
"Raise the cup and let's propose a toast
To the thing that hurts you most
Is your last cup of sorrow
What can you say?
Finish it today
It's your last cup of sorrow
So think of me
And get on your way"