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Ole Miss Chant “Hell Yeah Damn Right” What the Heck!

What the Hell is that chant all about….

The Grove is the legendary  tailgating area located at the center of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) campus. It is Ole Miss Hotty Toddy Chantapproximately 10 acres (4.0 ha) in size. “The Grove” takes its name from the oak, elm and magnolia trees surrounding the area.

Surrounded by ancient oaks, mysterious elms, and Mississippi magnolias, the Southern legend known as “The Grove” graciously plays host, most autumn Saturday afternoons, to thousands of Ole Miss Rebel tailgaters.

It you happen to attend an Ole Miss game…every now and then, a loud voice breaks the hum of the crowd present in The Grove with the yell, “Are you READY?” This is the beginning of the Ole Miss cheer, known as “Hotty Toddy.”

On cue, hundreds of fans reply, “HELLLLL YEAH! DAAAAMN RIGHT!”  Then, in unison, they begin to chant the Hotty Toddy cheer

Hotty Toddy, Gosh almighty
Who the hell are we, Hey!
Flim Flam, Bim Bam


 The Hot Toddy Cocktail

You can use any kind of whiskey you like in the warm and comforting classic Hot Toddy recipe.

 Ingredients in the Hot Toddy Cocktail
  • Boiling water
  • 4 to 6 Cloves
  • 1 Lemon twist
  • 2 tsp Demerara sugar or brown sugar
  • .25 oz Lemon juice
  • 2 oz Bourbon, rye whiskey, Irish whiskey or Scotch

Glass: Mug

 How to make the Hot Toddy Cocktail
Fill a mug with boiling water and let stand for a minute or two to warm. Meanwhile, stick the cloves into the lemon twist and set aside. Empty the mug and fill about halfway with fresh boiling water. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve. Add the prepared lemon twist and stir. Add the lemon juice and whiskey, and stir again.

 The Top Ten Strange and Unusual College Traditions

Florida State University’s Sod Cemetery

College Traditions Believe it or not, FSU has a small cemetery (with headstones and all) for dead pieces of sod. Dating back to 1962, this bizarre cemetery was born when professor Dean Coyle Moore dared the football team to bring back sod from Sanford Stadium’s football field.

Gene McDowell, the team captain, followed through with this challenge, and when Moore was given the chunk of grass, he buried it at the FSU practice field to commemorate the team’s recent victory. The practice of sod stealing continues to this day, where captains are expected to bring back a piece of the opposing team’s field.

Don’t worry though; FSU only takes turf from the University of Florida, teams they are expected to lose against, and teams they face in the ACC championship and bowl games… Yup, that’s it.

Too Bad for Katy Perry Trevor Knight is Taken

ESPN gameday Katy PerryHate to burst your bubble Katy…but college quarterback crush   is taken!

Katy Perry can put her phone away because..unfortunately “maybe…most likely won’t call!”

Hell, yeah! Damn Right!

Katy who was attending her first college game…was the guest picker on ESPN’s  College Gameday show at Ole Miss today.

She came prepared with drinks and corn dogs!

Ole Miss Rallies To Stun Alabama

During her whacky yet very entertaining appearance…the “Fireworks” singer made it clear…she’s got a think for Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Trevor Knight.

 Sooners 23 –  Horned Frogs 37

According to reports….Knight’s girlfriend Kate Williams  has  brains,  beauty and a body “to die for.”

Her name is Kate Williams and from what we’ve been told…they’ve been a couple for over a year!

See previous story for all the details

Katy Perry in ‘The Grove’ Guest Picker on Gameday

College gameday Katy Perry

After years of teases and near-misses, “ESPN College Gameday” was finally live in Oxford, Miss. this Saturday for No. 10 Ole Miss’ game against No. 3 Alabama.

Watch Katy Perry College Gameday Video Here

Today’s College Game Day Presentation at “The Grove  featured singer Katy Perry  as the celebrity guest picker.   The 30-year-old singer…who was attending her first college gave ever…weighed in on some other big games today.

Alabama 17 vs. Ole Miss 23 (FINAL)

For Oklahoma’s sake lets hope that the Sooners quarterback Trevor Knight didn’t see the show.   If he did…he may find himself a little distracted.  Katy Perry made it known that  despite the fact that he’s 10 years younger…he’s  her college football crush!

Katy weighed in on some other big games today…however, the highlights of her appearance came when she….

♦Appeared with drinks for the guys and was sporting a pink fuzzy looking  jersey sweater!

♦Picked Oklahoma over TCU based on “looks,” and asked Sooners QB Trevor Knight to call her.

♦Threw her first corndog at the camera.

♦Made a somewhat- cocky NSFW reference to South Carolina’s mascot.

♦Ripped the elephant mascot head off Lee Corso and then threw  the remaining plate of corn dogs at the cameras as the pregame show cutaway to Texas A&M-Mississippi State.

College Football TV Schedule Week One

 August, 28 – September, 1

Thursday, Aug. 28 (all times EDT)

Time Game D.C. TV
6 No. 9 South Carolina vs. No. 21 Texas A&M SEC Network
7 Louisiana-Monroe vs. Wake Forest ESPNU
7 Minnesota vs. Eastern Illinois Big Ten Network
7:30 Utah vs. Idaho State Pac-12 Network
8 Boise State vs. No. 18 Ole Miss ESPN
8 Tulsa vs. Tulane CBS Sports Network
9:15 Vanderbilt vs. Temple SEC Network
10 Washington State vs. Rutgers Fox Sports 1
10:30 No. 19 Arizona State vs. Weber State Pac-12 Network


Friday, Aug. 29

Time Game D.C. TV
7 Connecticut vs. BYU ESPN
7:30 No. 8 Michigan State vs. Jacksonville State Big Ten Network
7:30 Western Kentucky vs. Bowling Green CBS Sports Network
9 Colorado vs. Colorado State Fox Sports 1
9 Houston vs. Texas-San Antonio ESPNU
10:30 Arizona vs. UNLV ESPN


Saturday, Aug. 30

Time Game D.C. TV
8:30 a.m. Central Florida vs. Penn State ESPN2
Noon Navy vs. No. 5 Ohio State CBS Sports Network
Noon Virginia vs. No. 7 UCLA ESPN
Noon Michigan vs. Appalachian State ESPN2
Noon Iowa State vs. North Dakota State Fox Sports 1
Noon Indiana vs. Indiana State ESPNews
Noon Iowa vs. Northern Iowa Big Ten Network
Noon Purdue vs. Western Michigan ESPNU
Noon Kentucky vs. Tennessee-Martin SEC Network
12:05 Illinois vs. Youngstown State Big Ten Network
12:30 Georgia Tech vs. Wofford Comcast SportsNet
12:30 N.C. State vs. Georgia Southern WDCA-20
3:30 Maryland vs. James Madison Big Ten Network
3:30 No. 2 Alabama vs. West Virginia ABC/ESPN2
3:30 Northwestern vs. California ABC/ESPN2
3:30 No. 17 Notre Dame vs. Rice NBC
3:30 No. 22 Nebraska vs. Florida Atlantic Big Ten Network
3:30 No. 24 Missouri vs. South Dakota State ESPNU
4 No. 6 Auburn vs. Arkansas SEC Network
4 No. 11 Stanford vs. UC Davis Pac-12 Network
4 Oregon State vs. Portland State Pac-12 Network
4 Virginia Tech vs. William & Mary ESPNews
5:30 No. 12 Georgia vs. No. 16 Clemson ESPN
7 San Diego State vs. Northern Arizona CBS Sports Network
7 Florida vs. Idaho ESPNU
7:30 No. 15 USC vs. Fresno State Fox
7:30 Mississippi State vs. Southern Miss SEC Network
8 No. 1 Florida State vs. Oklahoma State ABC
8 Texas vs. North Texas Longhorn Network
8 East Carolina vs. N.C. Central ESPNews
9 No. 13 LSU vs. No. 14 Wisconsin ESPN
10:30 No. 3 Oregon vs. South Dakota Pac-12 Network
10:30 Hawaii vs. No. 25 Washington CBS Sports Network


Sunday, Aug. 31

Time Game D.C. TV
7 Tennessee vs. Utah State SEC Network
7:30 No. 10 Baylor vs. SMU Fox Sports 1


Monday, Sept. 1

Time Game D.C. TV
8 Louisville vs. Miami ESPN


Winners and Losers of the Past in Week One College Football