Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Rebel Super Fan Featured

There is no question that Mitch Lavinghouze bleeds Red and Blue. ESPN ranked college football's top 20 super fans, and coming in at No. 6 on the list was the Jackson native. As the article described:
This 81-year-old has attended 439 consecutive Ole Miss games dating back to the 1972 season opener against Memphis, when his son Steve was a freshman kicker on the team.

But even after Steve and his brother Robin finished playing at Ole Miss in 1977, the elder Lavinghouze just kept trucking with the Rebels.

He has his own Rebel Room in his home that includes photos, memorabilia, figures and an autographed photo of the greatest Rebel of all time: Archie Manning.

The following AP photo was from a 2007 Commercial Appeal article on Mitch after he attended his 400th straight game.

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