Mizzou All Day
Raised in Macon, MO about an hour north of CoMo. All we had was Mizzou to respresent us, so I'm a lifelong fan. The STL & KC folks have their collegiate and Pro teams, but for me the Tigers are the only true statewide flagship institution. Never attended MU, but played NG at Division III National Champion, Quincy University back in 1992-3. I finished my collegiate days at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. Since then I've lived all around Mid-Missouri including Jeff City, Fulton and CoMo; New Orleans, LA and currently St. Louis. I'm happy that we moved to the SEC, now my buddies down south have to consider us when start talkin football.
Ironically, we are playing traditional SEC style of Football , while the media seems to lust after offenses and QBs like the Big 12. Can't argue our success by winning the trenches.
The biased media and the old guard of SEC fans can't have it both ways.... GENERAL CONSENSUS: A. THE SEC IS THE BEST AND TOUGHEST CONFERENCE TO COMPETE IN. B. MIZZOU IS A MIDDLE OF THE ROAD BIG 12 DETRACTOR, WITHOUT A REAL CHANCE OF THREATENING THE TYPICAL SEC HIERARCHY. 1. If the SEC is the best conference and the toughest to compete in, then how do you explain Mizzou's 13-2 conference record, 8-0 in away SEC games and possible back to back division titles since 2013? Typical rebuttal- Mizzou won due to injuries, luck, or we don't play in the West. 2. If you exalt the Tigers for their SEC achievements, in essence you are indicating that the league isn't as tough as the hype. Typical rebuttal- barely mention Mizzou in the media, talk about the opponent's accolades more than Mizzou's, or talk about our losses. Keeping it real.... Mizzou's success=SEC Myth busters. Thus far, the Tiger's just lack the brand name of the Georgia, Tenns, Bama, LSU, etc, teams. A win over Arkansas AND a SEC title will force the hand of the league. A coup of sorts. Respect and hype will have to come. Reason? The league is not gonna let the Power 5 conferences to talk smack about how weak the SEC is, by letting Mizzou win the title. I have no doubt that our fellow teams would rightfully give Coach Pinkel and the Tigers the due respect. In addition, with West out the way, the SEC office would begrudgingly push for Mizzou to represent the SEC in the CFP. Another coup. I would imagine this is THE only way to achieve respect and further bolster our name brand. And most importantly pay dividends in recruiting. To think that Pinkel has Mizzou two wins away from this reality is amazing. Hats off to GP! Let's defeat these Razorbacks!
No doubt about it, if we win out! I mentioned this in another feed. It's between Pinkel and Mullen. IMO
They still haven't recovered from the Dust bowl back in the 1930's. If u see a tree over 20 ft tall or green grass west of Topeka, consider that an accomplishment.
Actually, they seem like the most rationale fans in the SEC. Besides the arkansasfan2015 guy, the rest seem a lil level headed and respectful. Check some of the recent articles and posts and see for yourself. At least they publicly admit we have a chance to win and we're underrated.
Big ups Aporkalypse! Gonna be a great game.
Barf.....Driving thru Kansas is the worst drive imaginable to Colorado... A complete wasteland of nothing.
Stobyjoe, you are the man. I personally, respect your statement. We finally have some truth serum on these blogs. You have the largest gonads of any SEC blogger, including the writers. If folks would truly say whats on their mind, we wouldn't pester the hell outta everybody, screaming that they are unbiased, etc. But because everybody is tryin to be P.C. and playin oppussum, it comes off as a major snub. Mizzou nation has gotten accustomed to this and understands the back-handed hatred/resentment. I have a new found respect for the Razorbacks. May the best team on Friday win!
So far, it's hard to disagree, BUT if Mizzou is fortunate to win out.... It's gotta be Pinkel. No question about it. With 2-3 star players, it's conceivable to lose to a Indiana, along with a lop-sided loss we suffered from Georgia. But to run the table vs everybody else is a major over-acheivement. Nobody saw this level of sustained success after attrition. Question is .... If Pinkel does this with "nobodies", imagine what he would do with annual top 15 recruiting classes. Just a thought.
Tough, tough team. Best of luck to the Vols!
SEC EAST Fun Trivia: In 2014, how do you beat Georgia without scoring a single point? Answer: A Missouri win over Arkansas
It hurts, but the glory is in leading the division and watching you dawgs howl and bark at the moon when we win.
Beasley over Ray? C'mon man!
The DL will be fine, we need a strong showing from the LBs. They will be key in keeping Dobb's athleticism in check.
Neyland Stadium and the Vols present a great challenge, but it would be sweet to take this streak into next year's season. IJS
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My simple observations and thoughts: All this talk about the NCG has led many of the masses astray from actual quality college football. It's a historical year b/c of the new playoff, so I get hoopla and all. But it has turned into a red carpet vanity affair draped in athletic politics . The media has fed this monster with speculation after speculation. And few in the media want to humble themselves and eat crow when their preseason and/or game predictions fall flat. I also understand the SEC has been winning National Championships for quite a long time, and proudly feel like its "National Champion or Bust". Which seems to minimize the actual conference games/ teams while maximizing the post season pageantry in my opinion. I understand that perspective from teams that have been to the NCG and won. If you're used to driving a Benz, why would u be excited about winning Chrysler? Cue in the above discussion: Many of us had no idea how we would compete in the "Mighty SEC" when we first joined. We took our lumps the first year, but stood up to the challenges of competing in year 2. The division title caught 98% of us off guard compared to the- let's just get to a bowl conversations from August 2013. We had know idea that the season would become as magical as it did. That's history now. We find ourselves in a similar situation this year, but the only difference is that this is a much less experienced and younger squad. Kudos to Pinkel for such a an awesome job post- attrition. I'm following Pinkel's lead on this one and focusing solely on the game ahead. We win out, we in Atlanta. We win Atlanta, who cares what about the Playoffs. Serious. At this point in Mizzou Football lore, I'll gladly take the SEC title over the playoffs. SEC clout and movers will do all they can to push us into the playoffs if need be. The pecking order for representation seems like 1. Alabama, 2. Miss ST, then 3. (break in case of emergency) winner of SECCG. Unlike the Big 12, we do revenue share, please remember that. And if you are like me, that's the only coup we have to force respect amongst our peers in the league. Win the SEC! It's a proud day to be a Tiger, MIZ-
Hard to argue Mullen's accomplishments this year. We lost 15 starters and are far above the media's expectations. We do this with ranked in the 30's for recruiting. So I give the edge to Pinkel.
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"You guys are projecting your own insecurities on this team", Wolfman. Quote of the year in regards to Mizzou.
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heck TSUN, we ain't respected anyhow, we might as well be hated on.
In every blog , you can't mention Georgia without talking about Mizzou losing. I love it! If we get to Atlanta, Pinkel has to be the SEC Coach of the Year!