Ole Miss last won an SEC title in 1963 but, legend has it, hasn’t lost a party since 1848

Ole Miss put together a run of three national titles in four years as the 1950s gave way to the 1960s, and folks here are still feeling it.

“People hear stories from their grandparents about how great it was,” said Carmean, now an Oxford attorney. Maybe that’s why everyone here is so gracious and upbeat. It’s the opposite effect of what happened to all those bedraggled baseball fans in New England, the ones who came of age hearing generational stories about how heartbreaking it is to root for the Red Sox.