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Title: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: nicname on September 09, 2019, 01:53:49 PM
Guys, I decided to spring for tix and travel with our Cats into Mississippi for the game. I’ve got to be honest. I’m pretty nervous about this trip. We all know it’s pretty backwards down there. Worst part is you really can’t fly, so we’re driving.

I’ve had some experience with these yokel types in Missouri, but I’d call that Mississippi light. What do I need to know to be able to survive?
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: meow meow on September 09, 2019, 01:58:18 PM
hopefully you're driving a rental, make sure you check on robert, not sure their fans will get his shtick when we win and he's walking around town with his foam finger saying we own this state.
Title: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: OK_Cat on September 09, 2019, 01:59:48 PM
Do I need to bring a shitload of change to make calls on a pay phone? Or do they have cell towers now?


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Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: LibDerp7BubbleBoy on September 09, 2019, 02:00:56 PM
The accommodations won't be as swanky as you're used to in Kansas, but you might be able to convince your kids that it's a version of camping
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: I_have_purplewood on September 09, 2019, 02:01:12 PM
Make sure you have one of those phone trackers...   :ohno: :ohno: :ohno: (ftp://:ohno: :ohno: :ohno:)

Also don't watch Mississippi burning before your trip.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: nicname on September 09, 2019, 02:03:31 PM
The accommodations won't be as swanky as you're used to in Kansas, but you might be able to convince your kids that it's a version of camping

This is an adults only trip. I don’t consider myself “overprotective,” but in this case I just couldn’t risk exposing the little ones to what may be lurking down there.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: meow meow on September 09, 2019, 02:09:42 PM
just checked trip advisor, looks like your best bets for food are Hardee's for burgs and Little Caesar's for new york style pizzas.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Trim on September 09, 2019, 02:18:28 PM
I don’t have any tips but if we’re going to be FattyFest roommates the following weekend, I insist you get hosed down haz-mat style before then.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on September 09, 2019, 02:28:21 PM
Get vaccinated for the following:
Gingivitis
Illiteracy
Hypertension
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: KITNfury on September 09, 2019, 03:19:12 PM
They only drink hot beer there, so like, find ice and a cooler or something. Maybe no electricity in their non campus buildings?
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: meow meow on September 09, 2019, 03:29:03 PM
i would not drink alcohol, or take anything else that would impair your judgment while down there.  i also wouldn't advise being down there if you can't be impaired at all.  basically i wouldn't advise going down there.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on September 09, 2019, 03:35:17 PM
The extreme heat, coupled with the lack of any sort of 1st world amenities might make the experience unpleasant. Our cats will be there and we are good this year, though, so I can sort of see the appeal.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: LibDerp7BubbleBoy on September 09, 2019, 04:09:25 PM
Everyone will assume that your wife is also your sister. It's a cultural thing so don't get offended by it. You'll get tired of puzzled looks after saying "well actually, we aren't related", so I say just roll with it. When in Rome, ya know?
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on September 09, 2019, 04:13:08 PM
Also, if you do happen to be traveling with family, don't be offended when people assume you are all sleeping together. It's just a cultural thing there. Don't "when in Rome" that one, though.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: steve dave on September 09, 2019, 04:13:31 PM
They have diarrhea all over the ground and in their cars and houses and on their clothes and balls


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Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: nicname on September 09, 2019, 04:13:49 PM
Thanks guys. Talked to a few other Cats planning make the trips as well. Pointed them to this thread. To say they are thankful for the advice would be an understatement.

#FAMILY
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: I_have_purplewood on September 09, 2019, 04:17:04 PM
They have diarrhea all over the ground and in their cars and houses and on their clothes and balls


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This and beechnut chaw.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: MakeItRain on September 09, 2019, 05:30:08 PM
I wouldn't be caught dead in Mississippi or Alabama. My ancestors got out to make a better life, why would I travel back in time?
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: EMAWzifried on September 09, 2019, 09:46:14 PM
Lets not ignore the elephant in the room: Are you of a skin color that could reasonably be considered a Trump voter? If not, I would highly recommend you cancel the trip. Otherwise odds are high you spend the next six months on a chain gang repairing the state's third-world road network or locked like a sardine in a packed ICE cage (note, being white is no absolute assurance this will not be your fate).
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: slackcat on September 10, 2019, 06:11:52 AM
Seeing how you're driving, better snatch some Mississippiss plates and slap them on your car.     :Carl:
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Brock Landers on September 10, 2019, 08:56:07 AM
How do you pay for stuff down there?  I doubt you have credit card machines yet so should our fans bring cash or perhaps see if we can find an old checkbook or something?  Is there a place to convert US dollars to Confederate currency?  Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: GoToHellOleMiss on September 10, 2019, 09:00:29 AM
How do you pay for stuff down there?  I doubt you have credit card machines yet so should our fans bring cash or perhaps see if we can find an old checkbook or something?  Is there a place to convert US dollars to Confederate currency?  Thanks in advance.

Barter system.....bring some chickens, pigs and wheat.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Brock Landers on September 10, 2019, 09:10:30 AM
How do you pay for stuff down there?  I doubt you have credit card machines yet so should our fans bring cash or perhaps see if we can find an old checkbook or something?  Is there a place to convert US dollars to Confederate currency?  Thanks in advance.

Barter system.....bring some chickens, pigs and wheat.

Okay bartering is fine too.  Lucky for you we're a bunch of hayseeds so I'm sure there will be someone willing to throw around some bales of hay to pay off their bar tab.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: slackcat on September 10, 2019, 11:14:04 AM
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Better wear these
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: GoToHellOleMiss on September 10, 2019, 11:19:50 AM
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Better wear these

Well damn....that's a fine looking set of teeth.  Most folks you encounter will only have one tooth....maybe two.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on September 10, 2019, 11:29:19 AM
If it's anything like when I went to Auburn, the average number of teeth per mouth is probably around 4 when you are off campus. On campus, most of the students are only missing 1 or 2 teeth.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 10, 2019, 12:32:40 PM
As a Miss State fan, I found this thread hilarious.  I personally would like to welcome Wildcat Nation to StarkVegas.  I went to optometry school with a guy from K-State in the mid 90's.  Great guy!  So for those of you making to trip, I can let you in on some tidbits and advice for Starkville and Mississippi State.  First and foremost, food and drink:  There is an area called the Cotton District that is close to campus.  It has some good places to eat and drink.  Limited size places and limited parking.  It is an area that is growing and will have much more to offer by 2020.  Check out Bin 612, Two Brother's(bbq tacos and smoked meats), Commodore Bobs and Bulldog Burger(upscale burger place with adult milkshakes with alcohol).  Downtown you have Restaurant Tyler, The Grill, and on Hwy 12 you have Harvey's.  Little Dooeys is world famous due to Herbstreit and Corso but it is meh.  You guys being from Kansas won't like it IMO.  Pettys is a shack on 12 that has lot's of good food including BBQ.  Dave's Darkhorse Tavern has good pizza and so does Lost Pizza co.  Starkville is a small town but becomes packed on Friday night especially in the Cotton District.  So go early to eat.   

Now Gameday:Parking is a nightmare.  There are pay lots just off of campus that are only $10 and you can ride a bus in.  Most of the lots are Bulldog Club only closer to Davis-Wade Stadium.  There are some grass lots fairly close that are $30. They only take debit or credit.  Again get there early.  We will start tailgating around 8:00 am.  As far as our fans, most of us are welcoming unless you are a Bammer or Corn Dog just kidding.  We welcome all fans at our tailgate.  You'll find most people polite and welcoming.  Last year we had fans from every team that we played at home stop by and visit.  I expect a knock down drag out of a game.  Should be a good one.  Good Luck and safe travels.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: meow meow on September 10, 2019, 12:38:37 PM
As a Miss State fan, I found this thread hilarious.  I personally would like to welcome Wildcat Nation to StarkVegas.  I went to optometry school with a guy from K-State in the mid 90's.  Great guy!  So for those of you making to trip, I can let you in on some tidbits and advice for Starkville and Mississippi State.  First and foremost, food and drink:  There is an area called the Cotton District that is close to campus.  It has some good places to eat and drink.  Limited size places and limited parking.  It is an area that is growing and will have much more to offer by 2020.  Check out Bin 612, Two Brother's(bbq tacos and smoked meats), Commodore Bobs and Bulldog Burger(upscale burger place with adult milkshakes with alcohol).  Downtown you have Restaurant Tyler, The Grill, and on Hwy 12 you have Harvey's.  Little Dooeys is world famous due to Herbstreit and Corso but it is meh.  You guys being from Kansas won't like it IMO.  Pettys is a shack on 12 that has lot's of good food including BBQ.  Dave's Darkhorse Tavern has good pizza and so does Lost Pizza co.  Starkville is a small town but becomes packed on Friday night especially in the Cotton District.  So go early to eat.   

Now Gameday:Parking is a nightmare.  There are pay lots just off of campus that are only $10 and you can ride a bus in.  Most of the lots are Bulldog Club only closer to Davis-Wade Stadium.  There are some grass lots fairly close that are $30. They only take debit or credit.  Again get there early.  We will start tailgating around 8:00 am.  As far as our fans, most of us are welcoming unless you are a Bammer or Corn Dog just kidding.  We welcome all fans at our tailgate.  You'll find most people polite and welcoming.  Last year we had fans from every team that we played at home stop by and visit.  I expect a knock down drag out of a game.  Should be a good one.  Good Luck and safe travels.

what do you mean by this?
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 10, 2019, 12:39:23 PM
Kansas has good BBQ from what I've heard.   And it's a vinegar based sauce.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 10, 2019, 12:43:51 PM
Be sure to check out "The Junction" that's our main tailgating area closest to the stadium. But look for the black tents too up by the frat houses. That's where we tailgate because we have a company set it up and all we do is show up with food or get it catered.  They set up the tents and tv and take it all down.  It's the way to go.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: meow meow on September 10, 2019, 12:45:52 PM
gotcha.  thanks for the informative post
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Havs on September 10, 2019, 12:56:01 PM
Be safe, friends!!!!

Ts and Ps
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Trim on September 10, 2019, 01:15:15 PM
The parking situation sounds like it'll work well for dong-paint'n.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: stunted on September 10, 2019, 01:24:42 PM
"starkville mississippi" is a depressing google image search
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Dumdeedum on September 10, 2019, 01:26:53 PM
Black tents? Cotton District?

Planning on arriving Friday. Where's exactly can I find Elivs's birthplace in Starkville?
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Brock Landers on September 10, 2019, 01:28:23 PM
What kind of swamp creatures do your BBQ joints serve?  I'd kind of like to try some nutria burnt ends.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on September 10, 2019, 01:29:24 PM
Is there a place that sells fried alligator sticks near the stadium?
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 10, 2019, 01:31:35 PM
For Nutria you might have to go to Louisiana.  Most of our BBQ is pork and chicken.  Some places have beef.  The cheese fries at Bin 612 goes great with a cold one.  You an get different toppings, buffalo chicken is my personal favorite.  Also have shrimp or avocado; among others.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 10, 2019, 01:32:20 PM
Is there a place that sells fried alligator sticks near the stadium?

Not that I'm aware of....
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: I_have_purplewood on September 10, 2019, 01:36:41 PM
Thanks for the nice posts cotton chopper but I'm still a little leary.  Nobody has a place called the 'Cotton District'. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: (ftp://:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:)
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: meow meow on September 10, 2019, 01:37:17 PM
leeidoc,

what is your prediction for the score saturday?
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 10, 2019, 01:54:26 PM
Thanks for the nice posts cotton chopper but I'm still a little leary.  Nobody has a place called the 'Cotton District'. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: (ftp://:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:)

Lol.   https://www.cottondistrictms.com/history-of-cd/
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 10, 2019, 01:54:57 PM
leeidoc,

what is your prediction for the score saturday?

28-24  You pick 'em
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Dugout DickStone on September 10, 2019, 02:10:26 PM
their state food is skunk.  You can get it almost anywhere
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: KITNfury on September 10, 2019, 02:35:42 PM
It's against the law to sell "cold ones" like this sock proposes.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 10, 2019, 02:47:25 PM
OAN:  You can drink beer on campus while tailgating even though it's "against the law".  Just bring a cooler and put it in a cup.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on September 10, 2019, 02:48:41 PM
OAN:  You can drink beer on campus while tailgating even though it's "against the law".  Just bring a cooler and put it in a cup.

Are we allowed to put ice in the cooler? I've heard it's illegal to drink cold beer there.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 10, 2019, 02:50:12 PM
And get to the game EARLY.  Last game I was in line to go into the stadium at my traditional 45 minutes before kickoff and I missed the first series.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: LibDerp7BubbleBoy on September 10, 2019, 02:51:12 PM
OAN:  You can drink beer on campus while tailgating even though it's "against the law".  Just bring a cooler and put it in a cup.

Are we allowed to put ice in the cooler? I've heard it's illegal to drink cold beer there.

Also are the "adult milkshakes" mentioned earlier warm?
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 10, 2019, 02:52:31 PM
OAN:  You can drink beer on campus while tailgating even though it's "against the law".  Just bring a cooler and put it in a cup.

Are we allowed to put ice in the cooler? I've heard it's illegal to drink cold beer there.

LOL  Yes you can have ice.  Plenty of cold beer sold in Starkville.  Now back when I was there in the early 90's, they only sold it hot at the stores.  But that law was changed a looooooong time ago.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 10, 2019, 02:54:03 PM
OAN:  You can drink beer on campus while tailgating even though it's "against the law".  Just bring a cooler and put it in a cup.

Are we allowed to put ice in the cooler? I've heard it's illegal to drink cold beer there.

Also are the "adult milkshakes" mentioned earlier warm?

I'm sure by game time they will be warm as will all of our arses.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: meow meow on September 10, 2019, 02:58:33 PM
why does it take so long to get in stadium?
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: LibDerp7BubbleBoy on September 10, 2019, 02:59:26 PM
Ew
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 10, 2019, 03:02:34 PM
why does it take so long to get in stadium?

Idiots running the metal detectors and limited gates open.  Many people complained to our AD so hopefully it's improved this week.  Last game was poorly attended due to the heat and it still took forever.  Tons of folks stayed at the tailgate and watched the game on TV in the shade. 
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 10, 2019, 03:04:09 PM
Ew

The heat index was 115 in the student section.  Most of the west side was in the shade by 3:00 but that won't be the case with the early game. 
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: MakeItRain on September 10, 2019, 05:53:14 PM
OAN:  You can drink beer on campus while tailgating even though it's "against the law".  Just bring a cooler and put it in a cup.

Are we allowed to put ice in the cooler? I've heard it's illegal to drink cold beer there.

Also are the "adult milkshakes" mentioned earlier warm?

ewwwwww
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Cire on September 10, 2019, 08:20:35 PM
I wouldn't enter Mississippi with wackys dick


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Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: manpow5 on September 10, 2019, 11:30:38 PM
OAN:  You can drink beer on campus while tailgating even though it's "against the law".  Just bring a cooler and put it in a cup.

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Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: eastcat on September 11, 2019, 11:53:19 AM
The cotton district looks neat.

Weird that it's all owned by the mayor. He's like the feudal lord of Starkville it seems.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: meow meow on September 11, 2019, 11:55:58 AM
yeah, pretty weird a guy with money and power in mississippi owns a place called the cotton district
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 11, 2019, 12:10:10 PM
The cotton district looks neat.

Weird that it's all owned by the mayor. He's like the feudal lord of Starkville it seems.

Not the mayor now.  But it is a pretty cool place.  They close down the street for certain events and because it has "resort" status when the street is closed you can bar hop with drinks in hand.  Any of you from Wildcat nation making the trip should check it out.

And yes he owns most everything in that area.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Trim on September 11, 2019, 12:41:25 PM
I’ve done some research, do NOT go to this slumlord.

(https://i.imgur.com/pufMpKj.png)

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Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Dlew12 on September 11, 2019, 01:03:08 PM
Yeah, there was a riot in the Cotton District last week.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 11, 2019, 01:05:35 PM
Yeah some drunks got into a fight and one got sucker punched.  Allegedly, the culprits weren't even students at State but in their mid 20's; reliving the "glory days" I suppose.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: meow meow on September 11, 2019, 01:09:06 PM
i've yet to read one thing that would make me want to take this trip
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: MakeItRain on September 11, 2019, 01:44:02 PM
The cotton district looks neat.

Weird that it's all owned by the mayor. He's like the feudal lord of Starkville it seems.

Not the mayor now.  But it is a pretty cool place.  They close down the street for certain events and because it has "resort" status when the street is closed you can bar hop with drinks in hand.  Any of you from Wildcat nation making the trip should check it out.

And yes he owns most everything in that area.

Cotton District? I'll pass, thanks.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 11, 2019, 02:04:37 PM
Cotton District

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=cotton+district+starkville&FORM=HDRSC2
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 11, 2019, 02:06:01 PM
https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=MOq3u2Kv&id=9D10FCB7D851E8EF4EC21D63ADD1321CF8B2D729&thid=OIP.MOq3u2KvfPylCFwAu_ietQHaE9&mediaurl=http%3a%2f%2fstatic1.squarespace.com%2fstatic%2f525804d8e4b070f48220c354%2f5409d5fbe4b0faf3641da238%2f5409d6abe4b08bbfac942df1%2f1409930924921%2fbulldogbash2009.jpg&exph=670&expw=1000&q=cotton+district+starkville&simid=608017233304947230&selectedIndex=33
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: meow meow on September 11, 2019, 02:07:36 PM
not sure the pics are helping your case there doc
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: LibDerp7BubbleBoy on September 11, 2019, 02:11:32 PM
How much of the town was built by slaves?
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Trim on September 11, 2019, 02:18:21 PM
Lib-controlled google?
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 11, 2019, 02:20:29 PM
Lib-controlled google?

Well Mississippi is definitely not liberal....
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 11, 2019, 02:22:29 PM
How much of the town was built by slaves?

LOL Like the Kansas territory didn't have slaves...

And none is the answer.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: TaqMan on September 11, 2019, 02:54:13 PM
Yeah some drunks got into a fight and one got sucker punched.  Allegedly, the culprits weren't even students at State but in their mid 20's; reliving the "glory days" I suppose.

yeah, we have them around our campus, too. They're called graduate students  :lol:
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Spracne on September 11, 2019, 03:13:58 PM
How much of the town was built by slaves?

LOL Like the Kansas territory didn't have slaves...

And none is the answer.
I like that you glossed your statement by saying Kansas "territory." The State of Kansas never had slaves. We fought a war against Missouri to be sure of that.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 11, 2019, 04:20:31 PM
Yeah some drunks got into a fight and one got sucker punched.  Allegedly, the culprits weren't even students at State but in their mid 20's; reliving the "glory days" I suppose.

yeah, we have them around our campus, too. They're called graduate students  :lol:

Sooooo you're graduate students aren't students?
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on September 11, 2019, 04:48:29 PM
How much of the town was built by slaves?

LOL Like the Kansas territory didn't have slaves...

And none is the answer.
I like that you glossed your statement by saying Kansas "territory." The State of Kansas never had slaves. We fought a war against Missouri to be sure of that.

No glossing.  Just stating facts.

Ok so just to clarify you're referring to post-louisiana purchase territory but pre-statehood? So like circa Kansas/Nebraska Act? Just want to make sure we're all on the same page here. Thanks go cats
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: LibDerp7BubbleBoy on September 11, 2019, 04:52:37 PM
How much of the town was built by slaves?

LOL Like the Kansas territory didn't have slaves...

And none is the answer.
I like that you glossed your statement by saying Kansas "territory." The State of Kansas never had slaves. We fought a war against Missouri to be sure of that.

And we're God damn proud of it  :kstatriot:
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: meow meow on September 11, 2019, 05:00:06 PM
Ad Astra Per Astra      90
Cotton District             0



CATS BY 90!

LET'S ROLL WILDCATS......TO PURPLE!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 11, 2019, 05:37:20 PM
How much of the town was built by slaves?

LOL Like the Kansas territory didn't have slaves...

And none is the answer.
I like that you glossed your statement by saying Kansas "territory." The State of Kansas never had slaves. We fought a war against Missouri to be sure of that.

No glossing.  Just stating facts.

Ok so just to clarify you're referring to post-louisiana purchase territory but pre-statehood? So like circa Kansas/Nebraska Act? Just want to make sure we're all on the same page here. Thanks go cats

Yes. I know all about the Bleeding Kansas.  And we know the history of the Civil War down here and not the liberal version taught in our public schools. 
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Trim on September 11, 2019, 06:00:47 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: LibDerp7BubbleBoy on September 11, 2019, 06:04:23 PM
 :RacistFlush:
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 11, 2019, 06:32:53 PM
All snarky replies aside. Who on here is making the trip?
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Spracne on September 11, 2019, 06:33:42 PM
How much of the town was built by slaves?

LOL Like the Kansas territory didn't have slaves...

And none is the answer.
I like that you glossed your statement by saying Kansas "territory." The State of Kansas never had slaves. We fought a war against Missouri to be sure of that.

No glossing.  Just stating facts.

Ok so just to clarify you're referring to post-louisiana purchase territory but pre-statehood? So like circa Kansas/Nebraska Act? Just want to make sure we're all on the same page here. Thanks go cats

Yes. I know all about the Bleeding Kansas.  And we know the history of the Civil War down here and not the liberal version taught in our public schools.
Start a new thread and teach us.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 11, 2019, 07:07:14 PM
Let’s just say brothers didn’t kill each other over slaves that they didn’t own or couldn’t afford.  Only a few elites owned slaves.  It was the wealthy that ran the state government and in positions of power that sold the war to the poor as being a war over “State’s rights” or sovereignty. They are also the ones that wrote the articles of secession. Not your average poor farmer that owned no slaves. Mississippi is now one of the most racially diverse and racially harmonious areas of the country. Unless you are an Ole Miss fan.  Those people are insufferable.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: LibDerp7BubbleBoy on September 11, 2019, 07:19:00 PM
Why do you still worship them then?
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: eastcat on September 11, 2019, 08:03:38 PM
I'm having some crazy Mizzou flashbacks right now.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: nicname on September 11, 2019, 08:06:47 PM
I’m actually going
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 11, 2019, 08:14:12 PM
Why do you still worship them then?

Oh I don’t!  It was a huge mistake. Embarrassing. Wish it had never happened. But I can not control things that happened 110+ years before I was born. I don’t hold you responsible for European colonialism. So why am I being held responsible for things that I cannot control. My ancestors actually migrated from the North post Civil War. So I’m not a proponent and never have been of secession or segregation.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: KITNfury on September 11, 2019, 08:16:06 PM
"let's protect monuments to those that owned slaves and fleeced commoners into dying in a war that won't benefit them at all, even if we can somehow win"

-sincerely,
The south
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 11, 2019, 08:17:53 PM
 :ksu:
I’m actually going

Cool deal. Come tailgate with us! We will have food and drink.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 11, 2019, 08:24:43 PM
"let's protect monuments to those that owned slaves and fleeced commoners into dying in a war that won't benefit them at all, even if we can somehow win"

-sincerely,
The south

It’s one thing to erase history and another to quote a minority voice. While both are wrong.... keep riding that high horse.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 11, 2019, 08:31:23 PM
Paige Shoemaker ring a bell?  Racism isn’t relegated to a geographical region.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: KITNfury on September 11, 2019, 09:04:36 PM
We should write the entire civil war out of the history books imo.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Chingon on September 11, 2019, 09:13:30 PM
Sigh... Where do I have to split this and move to the pit?
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: mocat on September 11, 2019, 09:22:26 PM
How much of the town was built by slaves?

LOL Like the Kansas territory didn't have slaves...

And none is the answer.
I like that you glossed your statement by saying Kansas "territory." The State of Kansas never had slaves. We fought a war against Missouri to be sure of that.

No glossing.  Just stating facts.

Ok so just to clarify you're referring to post-louisiana purchase territory but pre-statehood? So like circa Kansas/Nebraska Act? Just want to make sure we're all on the same page here. Thanks go cats

Yes. I know all about the Bleeding Kansas.  And we know the history of the Civil War down here and not the liberal version taught in our public schools.

lmao
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: SkinnyBenny on September 11, 2019, 10:22:49 PM
I am actually going to the game as well and I have zero interest in meeting up with you to tailgate because you undoubtedly refer to it with your friends as The War On Northern Aggression.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: MakeItRain on September 11, 2019, 11:18:41 PM
I’m actually going

Godspeed
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 12, 2019, 06:31:25 AM
War of Northern Aggression?  Lol. No! And where did I say that? The South seceded for slavery, period. All I stated was that those men who died for the Confederacy didn’t own slaves and were misled by the rich and powerful in control who wanted to keep their slaves. No, and I don’t think my black friends at my tailgate would call it “The War of Northern Aggression” either.

Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: WonderMeal on September 12, 2019, 06:54:29 AM
And we know the history of the Civil War down here and not the liberal version taught in our public schools.

PLEASE SAY MORE
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: slackcat on September 12, 2019, 07:00:59 AM
Ah do have an insider at The Mississippi State University, just so you know doc.   :gocho:
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 12, 2019, 08:07:36 AM
Back to the game.  Game time temps are looking better. Around 85 at kickoff and only up to about 92 with a heat index of 101.  For those going to the game you can take in one bottle of water into the stadium  and there will be bottled water stations available underneath separate from regular concessions. Safe travels and Hail State!
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 12, 2019, 08:08:37 AM
 :ksu:
Ah do have an insider at The Mississippi State University, just so you know doc.   :gocho:

Cool deal.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on September 12, 2019, 08:44:29 AM
I'm glad to hear about the lower temps. That takes some of the pressure off of our starters to be blowing them out by halftime. Sounds like they can avoid the searing heat as long as they are good enough to have this thing won before the end of the third quarter now.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: GoToHellOleMiss on September 12, 2019, 09:50:27 AM
I'm glad to hear about the lower temps. That takes some of the pressure off of our starters to be blowing them out by halftime. Sounds like they can avoid the searing heat as long as they are good enough to have this thing won before the end of the third quarter now.

Oh, I think the fighting Willies will have this one in control by the middle of the second quarter.  Starters will be watching in the second half.  Willies will run for 350 yards and pass for 215.

Kylin Hill is contemplating sitting this one out to avoid injury. :ksu:
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Bookie Pimp on September 12, 2019, 09:56:00 AM
All snarky replies aside. Who on here is making the trip?

We almost decided to drive out from the Dallas area this week...

However, we left it up to our 12 yr old 6th grade boy because his youth team has a game this weekend.

As expected, he realized that Texas peewee football is a bigger deal than SEC football and decided to stay and play saying... "I'd probably want to go if it was a big time opponent like Iowa State or Baylor, but I've never even heard of that team before."

 :dunno:
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: deputy dawg on September 12, 2019, 10:27:42 AM
All snarky replies aside. Who on here is making the trip?

We almost decided to drive out from the Dallas area this week...

However, we left it up to our 12 yr old 6th grade boy because his youth team has a game this weekend.

As expected, he realized that Texas peewee football is a bigger deal than SEC football and decided to stay and play saying... "I'd probably want to go if it was a big time opponent like Iowa State or Baylor, but I've never even heard of that team before."

 :dunno:


Your 6th grader has some wisdom.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Bookie Pimp on September 12, 2019, 10:52:06 AM
All snarky replies aside. Who on here is making the trip?

We almost decided to drive out from the Dallas area this week...

However, we left it up to our 12 yr old 6th grade boy because his youth team has a game this weekend.

As expected, he realized that Texas peewee football is a bigger deal than SEC football and decided to stay and play saying... "I'd probably want to go if it was a big time opponent like Iowa State or Baylor, but I've never even heard of that team before."

 :dunno:


Your 6th grader has some wisdom.

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Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Trim on September 12, 2019, 11:12:49 AM
All snarky replies aside. Who on here is making the trip?

We almost decided to drive out from the Dallas area this week...

However, we left it up to our 12 yr old 6th grade boy because his youth team has a game this weekend.

As expected, he realized that Texas peewee football is a bigger deal than SEC football and decided to stay and play saying... "I'd probably want to go if it was a big time opponent like Iowa State or Baylor, but I've never even heard of that team before."

 :dunno:

Is this the kid I had to teach about government names and such while in stillwater?  If so, it might be worth the trip to expand on that history lesson.  I'm not going obvs., but you could put me on speakerphone as you're touring ruins and stuff.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: leeidoc on September 12, 2019, 11:16:39 AM
All snarky replies aside. Who on here is making the trip?

We almost decided to drive out from the Dallas area this week...

However, we left it up to our 12 yr old 6th grade boy because his youth team has a game this weekend.

As expected, he realized that Texas peewee football is a bigger deal than SEC football and decided to stay and play saying... "I'd probably want to go if it was a big time opponent like Iowa State or Baylor, but I've never even heard of that team before."

 :dunno:

Just refresh his memory:  He was only 11 when this "team" beat K-State 31-10 at their place and rushed for 380+ yards.
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: meow meow on September 12, 2019, 11:18:07 AM
yeah your kid sounds like a bandwagon fan, probably a squawk too
Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: Bookie Pimp on September 12, 2019, 05:03:16 PM
All snarky replies aside. Who on here is making the trip?

We almost decided to drive out from the Dallas area this week...

However, we left it up to our 12 yr old 6th grade boy because his youth team has a game this weekend.

As expected, he realized that Texas peewee football is a bigger deal than SEC football and decided to stay and play saying... "I'd probably want to go if it was a big time opponent like Iowa State or Baylor, but I've never even heard of that team before."

 :dunno:

Is this the kid I had to teach about government names and such while in stillwater?  If so, it might be worth the trip to expand on that history lesson.  I'm not going obvs., but you could put me on speakerphone as you're touring ruins and stuff.

Yep.... same kid that grabbed your hand to cross the street and ride the escalator. 

Title: Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
Post by: catbacker 73 on September 13, 2019, 10:17:24 AM
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nicname
Guys, I decided to spring for tix and travel with our Cats into Mississippi for the game. I’ve got to be honest. I’m pretty nervous about this trip. We all know it’s pretty backwards down there. Worst part is you really can’t fly, so we’re driving.

Dum, DUME, D-U-M-E

Get all your shots and be sure to carry several flame throwers and as many "Flash-Bangs" as you can get.

Having an A-10 "Warthog" for ground cover wouldn't be a bad idea as well.