In the course of this song, the “Ole Miss” reference is mostly likely tied (due to chronology) to James Howard Meredith
I certainly don’t have even a minuscule fraction of the courage Mr. Meredith has. Â I hate Old Miss because they’re a horrible SEC school. Â Mr. Meredith fundamentally changed how our educational institutions believe.
I can barely get off the couch.
John Glenn was born with a set of adamantium testicles. Â I pretty sure NASA had about a 40% rate of confidence that they could get Glenn into space and back again safely. Â After his first orbit aboard Friendship 7 the automatic systems designed to control the flight of the craft failed and he manually flew the remainder of the mission. Â During subsequent orbits , his sensors reported that the heatshield, designed to keep him from turning into man-bacon upon re-entry, was “loose”. He came back to earth anyway. Â This page has some EXCELLENT photos.
The 1962 Heavyweight Title boxing match between Charles “Sonny” Liston and Floyd Patterson was billed as “The Most Lucrative Fight In History”. Â Ring-side seats cost $100 (or $782 in 2015 money). Â Ring-side seats for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight of May 2015 costÂ $87,000 (or the annual GNP of the Belgian Congo in 1962). Â AND, Liston and Patterson actually HIT each other.