January 23rd, 2012 12:03 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Mississippi State, Ole Miss
Tags: Ole Miss, recruiting, Super Bowls, Super Rebels
Ah, the billboard wars in the Magnolia State. For the past two years, Mississippi State has tweaked Ole Miss’ nose with a series of billboards featuring everything from the motto “Our State” to a recruiting pitch stating “Play With The Best.”
On Friday, State had to remove the “Play With The Best” billboards — even the one located smack dab in Oxford — because the NCAA doesn’t allow open recruiting pitches on billboards.
But as State’s ads go down, Ole Miss is putting a new billboard up.
The new “Super Rebels” board features photos of Eli Manning (of the New York Giants) and BenJarvus Green-Ellis (of the New England Patriots) in their red Ole Miss jerseys from their playing days. (Click the story headline above for a better look.)
The billboard mentions only the date and location of this year’s Super Bowl, but the underlying message is pretty clear — If you want to star in Super Bowls, start your career in Oxford.
Your move, MSU.
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