Question for yall JSU folk...
Who do yall see as your biggest rival, Alcorn or SU?
And what how do yall feel about Valley?
I'm not a JSU alum but know many. It depends on the person. I know some that say Alcorn, but most always said SU. For football SU brings a bigger crowd for JSU, for basketball Alcorn draws a bigger crowd (likely due to Alcorn alums living in Jackson). Da Boom gets the most excited to go against The Human Jukebox. So I agree with those that say SU is their biggest rival, Alcorn is a rival as well but the SU rivalry means more.
Alcorn and Valley are our very close family members. We give each other Accolades at times. However; SU, on the other hand has a CHIP against JSU,
that is my opinion. I definitely don't understand WHY. SU never PRAISES JSU but we give them Credit from time to time. For example, The 2020 Rose Bowl Parade. They did GREAT. The 2020 Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans; everybody was quiet, but The Boom showed up and showed out.
JSU let THE FANS decide the VERDICT. Who has the Largest Fan Base no matter where they Travel? California, Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Tennessee, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada etc. !!!!!!
"SU IS OUR BITTER SWEET RIVAL"
I have a theory on this...
JSU is one of the few SWAC bands (along with TxSU, Bama State and maybe Alcorn) who has never been intimidated by SU, and truth be told JSU has surpassed SU as the top band in the SWAC for a few years now
I think if JSU had better conditioned instruments and all the same color ... more people would agree. SU has the full package which keeps them on top ... sound, book, and look ... their instruments are in really good shape and the same color.
lol is it really a deal breaker for you if all of the instruments aren’t the same color?
I've always hated that JSU's uniforms don't match either. Looks sloppy.
If we're talking about the best you gotta have the full package so yes. It's hard for me to take them seriously as "the best" without it. Most collegiate bands don't have mix-matched color instruments b/c it looks bad.