The sounds and the fury-down home with Ole Miss, beauty queens and literary greatness in Oxford

There’s not much doubt about the meaning of “we.” For the next hour, people are reminiscing about past Ole Miss greats and big games, such as the one in 1969, when legendary quarterback Archie Manning passed for 436 yards and ran for another 104. Forget that Mississippi lost in a 33-32 heartbreaker, or that the 2009 Ole Miss Rebels are no match for the same Alabama Crimson Tide, ranked No. 2 in the nation. In Clancy’s, the only team that matters — maybe the only thing that matters — every football season is Ole Miss.

“You’ll find that’s pretty much true all over the state,” another customer says. “We love our Rebs.”

WashingtonPost.com
9/16/10