Ole Miss a Product of the “Hype Machine” No More

Posted by Ben Garrett on September-25-2009 Add Comments

Be honest: Were you surprised by South Carolina's 16-10 upset of No. 4 Ole Miss last night?

Sure, you picked the favored Rebels in your pick'em pool, just to be safe. But by the time South Carolina took a 16-3 lead to the fourth quarter, you had already accepted that the Gamecocks were going to spring the upset.

Last night's game lacked the usual punch of an unranked team's upset of a top five opponent because, deep down, we all knew it was coming. Maybe it wouldn't be South Carolina. Maybe it would be Arkansas. Maybe Tennessee. But somebody would defeat the Rebs who wasn't supposed to.

I decided not to play it safe; I picked South Carolina in my pick'em league. So did five of the other 26 members of the pool. That m...

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