As difficult as this may seem, Red Cup Rebellion (née [REDACTED] Cup) is now five years old.
Actually it's five years and three weeks, if we're going to be a bit more precise with it, because I had completely forgotten that it was during the late March of 2008, as the lot of us were completing our academic careers at the University of Mississippi, that we decided to register ourselves a little Blogspot and share our oftentimes ill-formed opinions and forced jokes with, quite literally, the world. For some reason or another it hit me yesterday that "holy shit, we've been doing this whole website thing for five years now," a fact which may be just as surprising to a lot of you as it was to me.
The point of this site wasn't to ever become a "legitimate" member of the media, nor was it to make money, nor was it to give us a platform to arrogantly deride dissenting opinions, even though it has, at times, allowed for such to take place. The point was simply for us to have a vehicle by which to publicly express ourselves as fans of Ole Miss sports. Ideally, this is a place to celebrate Rebel victories, languish in their defeats, praise those who bring us success and deride those who hinder it. It's a place where it's okay to get a little emotional or out of control, because sometimes we need that. It's a place to laugh with and learn from people you have something in common with.
And, most importantly, it's a place you can waste time on during work or class.
Whether you're new to the site or have been a reader since 2008, we sincerely thank you. You all are quite literally the motivation behind most of what we do here, because the Cup is not longer just a blog, nor has it been for a few years now. The Cup is an online community of Ole Miss Rebel fans who, while not all alike in opinion, disposition, or style, are all similarly invested enough in Ole Miss sports to spend time here reading, writing, laughing, arguing, and generally celebrating our Rebel fandom. Really, you've all been a heck of a lot of fun, and I hope we can keep it that way around here.