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Generally, we are the "authors" of "content" around here - "here" being a blog and not a message board. Recognize, we do, that you've come here not to contribute, but to consume. Nevertheless, there is the sporadic occasion where, either for our benefit or for to exercise the thinkifiers of the masses, we ask you a question. Today's question is ...

Has Memphis' string of successes and near-successes against Ole Miss ended?

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Honsestly, what did you notice first - these lovely Memphis fans or the empty stadium behind them?

Okay, sure, Memphis has been to five bowl games in six years (not something one can say about Ole Miss).  And, regardless of the future of their program, Ole Miss fans get to trade their semi-annual trip to a decent C-USA school in a crappy town for a crappy C-USA school in an awesome town.  However, as our forty-something game series draws to a close a likely hiatus not long enough for most of us, one must wonder whether the Rebels will leave Memphis with the dejected and down-trodden complexion expected for so many years, the unexpected giddiness of destroying our hopes and dreams, or the mixed emotions of a wondering whether three close losses count as moral victories when they come against the heathen shrip boat cap'n.

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Be sure to check out Ed's forthcoming book Undefeated:  Why Tommy West Must Be a Complete Idiot.

Personally, I don't care how we beat Memphis, so long as we beat Memphis.  Whether we block an extra point to avoid overtime or go up by 60 in the first quarter and start punting on third down, I'll feel the way about this game and this series the same way that I felt about Ed Orgeron's press conferences - so simultaneously entertaining and disgusting that I'd rather just get my stress elsewhere, thank you.

Still a few months out, sure, but will Mempis catch some breaks in this game and expose our early weakness?  Or will it get so ugly that it seems like a tune-up for Southeastern Louisiana?