2013 Egg Bowl To Be Played on Thanksgiving Day

Tom Pennington

So it'll be even more like a dysfunctional family gathering.

Three of Mississippi's finest traditions are also three of The United States' finest traditions: infighting, football, and gluttony. Now we will have the chance to celebrate all three alongside the rest of our American neighbors, as the Egg Bowl has been moved back to a Thanksgiving kickoff.

Per the official Ole Miss Sports website, the annual battle for the Golden Egg will kick off at 6:30 PM Central on Thanksgiving day, and will be televised nationwide on ESPN. This will be the first time since 2003 that Ole Miss and State will meet on Thanksgiving, which was the last time ESPN carried our Magnolia State rivalry match-up.

I, for one, welcome this. It will be great to see our Rebels perform in front of a national audience, and it will make travel to the game somewhat easier for yours truly, as counter-intuitive as that may seem. It also adds a whole new meaning to "Feed Moncrief."

On top of that, I was getting a bit excited about the idea of Thanksgiving in the Grove, featuring a tent whose table is adorned with a big ol' bird, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, pecan pies, full spread, the works, everything really. Lots of bold flavors, you guys. But then I remembered that this year's Egg Bowl will be in Starkville, and cannot therefore get my hopes up for anything much better than a spread featuring Velveeta and Slim Jim casserole in the Junction.

So, Rebel fans, what are your thoughts on this move?

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