Ole Miss Rebel news and notes looks at Rebel basketball, Denzel Nkemdiche, an excellent Christmas gift idea, and more.
Middle Tennessee State upsets Ole Miss, 65-62, in men's college basketball | Gulflive.com
I'm not sure if "upset" is the right way to describe this outcome, except for the fact that I myself was pretty upset with it. MTSU is a good basketball team, but I think as far as talent goes we are better. We simply couldn't get things together when we needed them to, we missed far too many jumpers and threes, and we made some poor decisions with the ball. As was noted earlier after the game, our first loss of the season really did expose every weakness this basketball team has, from coaching down to individual players.
Hey, it could be worse. At least we're not this guy:
The Rebels' next game is this Friday against East Tennessee State in Oxford.
"Rebelz (Feed Moncrief)" Filming Gallery | Thomas Graning Photography
The incredibly catchy viral sensation from King Kobraz, the one that's still stuck in our heads two weeks removed from the Egg Bowl, is getting a new music video. King Kobraz, Donte Moncrief himself, and a slew of Rebel fans and students were on hand in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium last Thursday to film a music video which I presume will be released soon. Of note: they filmed this one using non-iPhone cameras, and this kid was there.
Nkemdiche Named Freshman All-American | OleMissSports.com
He might be just barely over 200 pounds and only six feet tall when he stands on his toes, but freshman linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche proved this year that, with football smarts and a relentless work ethic, a player can succeed in the SEC even if he is considerably undersized. From his stinger position - a hybrid safety/linebacker type of position that is used in coverage a good bit, but spends most of its time closer to the line of scrimmage - he led the Rebel defense with 78 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, four forced fumbles and three picks.
2012 SEC Regular Season Wrap | College Football Nation Blog - ESPN
The Rebels earning bowl eligibility in year one of the Hugh Freeze era was named the "biggest surprise" by the worldwide leader's SEC bloggers.
Asgard Press has a special deal for Cuppers
You know what everyone needs? A calendar. Do you know what Ole Miss football fans want? Ole Miss football calendars. Do you know who makes 'em using vintage prints of actual game programs from several decades ago? The folks at Asgard Press, and they have a deal for those of y'all who are looking for a 2013 calendar for yourself or as a Christmas gift.
Here's what the 2013 calendar looks like:
Here's how you can purchase one (or any other Asgard Press calendar) at a 10% discount:
(A heads-up, their site doesn't calculate the 10% discount until the very end, so don't worry when you don't see the discount when you put the calendar in your shopping cart.)
And Finally, Calling All Birminghamanians
Birminghamites? Birminghamers? Regardless, if you're from Birmingham or very familiar with the city, shoot us an email, a tweet, a carrier pigeon, or whatever. I'm collecting ideas and suggestions to share with the rest of the Cup regarding places to eat, drink, be entertained, and potentially have a Cup meet-up type of situation either before or after our upcoming victory in the BBVA Compass Bowl.