Friday, July 1, 2022

Top Headlines: “I Stand With Coach Freeze” Generates Letters of Support

During the past week since HottyToddy.com launched the “I Stand With Coach Freeze” Campaign, We have received widespread positive feedback. The launch post on Facebook received lots of supportive comments as well.  People are excited to support Coach Freeze, and we are excited to facilitate that support.

Let’s show our enthusiasm in a BIG way this fall!  To contribute toward campaign buttons, stickers and other ways we have planned to show support  Click Here  To read about the campaign launched last week.Click Here

Those Facebook Comments are shared in this article linked here.

We thought we’d share this letter (below) received by HottyToddy.com writer Steve Vassall from a reader in Illinois.

(Letter printed with permission from the sender)

John W. Quinn, UM Alum from Bloomington, Illinois
John W. Quinn, UM Alum from Bloomington, Illinois

August 1, 2016

Dear Steve, (Vassallo—HottyToddy.com contributor)

My name is John W. Quinn. I live up in Bloomington, Illinois. Today is my 66th birthday.

Though I am among Yankees now, I was born and raised in Yazoo City and then moved to Memphis, then to Illinois in 1966.

After graduating from high school in 1968, I enrolled at Ole Miss that fall and spent 2 of the best years of my life there. I was at Archie Manning’s first game against Memphis State. He was my hero. I actually got to sit next to him ONE TIME (as an SAE pledge I was filling in for an active member who didn’t want to be missed from class that day) in Fulton Chapel the Monday after Tennessee game when Tennessee romped us 31-0 in Knoxville. Of course, in 1969 we beat them 38-0 in Jackson. I was too timid to introduce myself to Archie. But, I do recall him saying one thing that morning: “It was a nightmare.” Calm and humble and gracious young man. Like Coach Freeze.(I love his “More Than a Game” message at Bellevue Baptist in Memphis, found on Youtube) I wish I had had the courage to introduce myself to Archie.

My entire family attended Ole Miss, from my mother and father just before WWII. All 4 of my siblings. I am an Ole Miss Rebel by birth and nature. I watch reruns of their games to boost my spirits. My father’s name (Tims Alford Quinn) is engraved on the Cardinal Club monument in The Grove.

So, I just want to tell you how great I think it is for you to be standing up for Coach Freeze during this time he and Ole Miss are going through.

Anyway, thanks for standing up for Coach Freeze. He seems like such a fine man and role model. The media and NCAA seem to hate Ole Miss.

Have a good week!

Hotty Toddy and Go Rebels!

Sincerely,

John W. Quinn
Bloomington, Illinois

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Let’s show our enthusiasm in a BIG way this fall!  To contribute toward campaign buttons, stickers and
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