This morning, the Internets were giddy over what looked like another shot fired in the epic battle for the state of Mississippi. At first glance, it appeared that Mississippi State had developed a song, like an actual song with music and words and stuff, proclaiming that Mississippi was indeed their state.
From the University Jams label, Steve Acker's 'This is Our State':
Sadly, before it could be given the Texas A&M Welcome to the SEC treatment, Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin squashed all the fun:
However, the one bit of good news is that the song will still exist, despite not being endorsed by the university. Or not yet. DO IT SCOTT STRICKLAND. I WILL LOVE YOU LIKE A I WOULD A FRIEND'S PET. NOT A CAT OR AN IGUANA OR SOMETHING WEIRD LIKE THAT, BUT PROBABLY ALL KINDS OF DOGS.
But if the school wants to go with something a little less, what's the word, WHYWASTHISWRITTEN, I suggest stealing John Cougar Mellencamp's infamous 'Our Country' and changing the lyrics (you know, the one from the Chevy commercial; a few years back, it was more available than Red Bull in Ed Orgeron's garage). There wouldn't even be a need to do a total overhaul, just the "this is our country" part.
This is our Stay-ah-ate
DONE. And the best part is that the commercial is already made as well.
Maybe lose the image of Senior celebrating and replace it was Dan Mullen yelling about championships, both Egg Bowl and Music City Bowl, and that's a finished product with minimal costs. They'll probably have to agree to let Mellencamp play at next year's Super Bulldog Weekend since he seems like the type who wants to see ALL of America, but I consider that a step up from Sugarland.