Have you been to Mempiss on game days?
Have you walked around some of the day in Mempiss with any U of L stuff on?
If not, you do not realize the total hatred that their fans have for us.
When every person--waitress, doorman, cab driver, anyone--will say: "We are going to beat you!"--and then smile.
We are the smug "Northerners" who usually beat them when it really counted--and they remember that oh so well.
They remember the Darius Washington game...I was there, and I've never witnessed a total mass breakdown complete with wailing sounds such as that. They remember oh so well.
We played them this time for I think the 89th time--that's second only to Cincy. But trust me, the Memphis St. rivalry was much closer and more heated than even Cincy with Huggins on board. It just burned thru the 70's and 80's.
And now...we lose two to them ...in one year.
I can tell you they are smiling. I'm not wailing...but I ain't happy.