This week’s Fans of the Week is the Daniel Family. Here is their Ole Miss story:
Happy Hello & HOTTY TODDY!! My name is DeWayne Gunn.. AKA.. Rowdy Rebel. This is my story for fan of the week.
The first game I went to, it was the homecoming game. 1970. We were playing Houston. Archie hurt his arm that day but we still won. I was already a Rebel fan, but the game experience and the first time in the grove solidified me being a Rebel fan for life. My great grandfather, my grandfather and my dad were all big Rebel fans.
I unfortunately did not get to attend Ole Miss as I enlisted into the navy instead in 1982. But, listen, I wear Ole Miss attire almost everyday. My car lets you know quick who my school is.
I proposed to my wife on the radio & converted her to a Rebel fan. I’ve since “brainwashed” most all my nieces and nephews into Ole Miss fans as I took them to games and showed them the way. Two have graduated from Ole Miss so far.
I used to call into sport talk shows everyday. That’s how I got the nickname “Rowdy Rebel”. I love my Rebels so much I lost a bet on the radio & lost my hair. I had my head shaved live on the air while I sang “Rocky Top”. I talk enough smack to make people love me or hate me. But they knew where I stood. I believe all that smack talk, me pouring my heart out, helped me win the biggest Ole Miss fan contest in the Commercial Appeal in 2004.
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