Mississippi Burning — With Football Fever; Hear Katy Perry Roar

The above Vine video shows superstar entertainer Katy Perry in Oxford, Miss., after Saturday’s Ole Miss victory over Alabama.

You knew it was not going to be an ordinary football Saturday in Mississippi when it began with Katy Perry and corndogs on ESPN.

And indeed, it turned out to be a momentous day for both major college teams in the state. Ole Miss came from behind to upset Alabama, and Mississippi State also knocked off a Top 10 foe in Texas A&M.

The victories were part of a slew of upsets that affected AP Top 25 teams last week. And in particular, the victories will mean an interesting remainder of the season for the Southeastern Conference West.

There was plenty of good reaction online and on Twitter, as fans everywhere reveled in the remarkable results.

For example, this article on SBNation.com notes that Ole Miss students tore down the goalposts and took them on a tour of Oxford, Miss., after the comeback win over the Crimson Tide.

Speaking of Perry, she hung around after the ESPN appearance, and posted this video on Twitter and Instagram of her with the Rebel cheerleaders. (It bears mentioning again that Perry has almost 58 million Twitter followers, which undoubtedly was a factor in her ESPN gig.)

Perry also noted that she predicted the Ole Miss upset:

SEC expert commentator Paul Finebaum also acknowledged Perry’s prediction:

And another tweet seemed to put the whole day in perspective:

— What did you think about Saturday’s college football action? Leave a comment below.





About Steve Burns

I live in the Atlanta area. I also lived for many years in Southern California. I'm into mainstream media, social media, sports, business and politics. I worked for AOL's Patch, but this is my personal blog. I'm on Twitter (@bsteve76), Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest. See ya 'round!
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