Harvey Updyke and the cowbell compromise

I’m not sure which offends me more – that Mississippi State invoked the Toomer’s Corner poisoning in defense of its fans’ flouting of conference rules on artificial noise or that the strategy seems to have worked.


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4 responses to “Harvey Updyke and the cowbell compromise

  1. Go Dawgs!

    I was in Starkville last year and I have zero problem with the cowbells. It’s pretty ridiculous that they mean so much to MSU fans, but if that’s their thing, that’s their thing. The reason I don’t have a problem with them is that even when all of Mississippi’s best and brightest get to ringing the things, it still doesn’t come close to the cacophony of sound that you get in Neyland Stadium or Death Valley (the loud one, in Baton Rouge). The only problem I had was not punching the Bama-banged frat boy who rang one directly in my face as I was leaving Davis Wade Stadium after the game, but I really blamed that more on Georgia’s offense.

    That said, you’re right. Dan Mullen trying to compare the SEC’s attempts to control their artificial noisemakers to an actual crime is a sleazy thing to do.


  2. ScoutDawg

    I know what offends me more. Getting beat by THOSE rednecks.


  3. WH

    It was my understanding that a “compromise” requires both parties to give something up in order to each get something they want. MSU worked out a compromise with the SEC on behalf of the fans. In thanks, the fans rang their bells all game long just like always. If I’m not mistaken here, it’s the school that should be blamed for not enforcing its end of the deal, though the league may have been foolish to agree to the “compromise” in the first place.


  4. Vuvuzela Man

    Sighhhhhh…. Another missed opportunity.