We will be lucky if they complete the season, so sacrificing a tailgate with the hope they can play the season is worth it. Are they going to allow fans? If so, 15% capacity? 50%? Full? In a town full of "invincible" young students, the virus will spread like wildfire and as flu season arrives, it will get worse. I have never wanted to be more wrong, but I still have my doubts that we make through the 2020 season.
LSU and Bama should clean our clock this year, but he has the right attitude and that is needed if you ever plan to compete on their level.
Eli Drinkwitz has no issue adding Alabama and LSU to Mizzou’s schedule: ‘I came to Missouri to play against the best’
It is hard not to like Drinkwitz to this point. He can be funny and he wants to play against the best. Let's hope that translates successfully when games are allowed to be played.
Still curious how a virus that killed 18,000 Americans is way worse than one that has killed 160,000+ and still claiming over 1,000 a day.
Well the real question should be whether it is ethical to test football players multiple times a week when the rest of the population has to have provably been exposed to a carrier or have symptoms to get a test and then wait sometimes as long as 10 days for a result, like my brother did. And for the idiotic comparison to the swine flu I saw earlier, around 18,000 Americans died of swine flu, we are at 160,000+ dead and climbing rapidly now. It sucks that we lost 18,000 to swine flu, but a first grader can look at those numbers and see where the horrific failure has been.
Is anyone is really shocked that college football may not happen this fall? Look at MLB, they are having all sorts of problems keeping a season going. It sucks and I want to have a season too, but I have felt it was a long shot for a while in the time of covid. Had a much higher percentage of the population followed CDC guidelines, conditions might have proven more favorable. Meanwhile, in my part of the world it is still a challenge to get half the people to follow the guidelines to slow this train down and those same people keep screaming they won't take the vaccine if one gets approved and released. It is as if they want to wallow in this virus. Lol
Paul Finebaum says anyone suggesting college football will start on time in front of full stadiums is ‘full of crap’
I would much rather be talking about the upcoming season, but given the exploding covid numbers due to our crap response to this pandemic, Paul is probably right. I hope he is wrong and it works out, but I don't see it now.
Eli Drinkwitz calls QB position ‘probably the biggest question mark’ on Mizzou’s team, considering using Wildcat offense due to limited practice time
First of all, we are not going to sub 5-7 QBs. Maybe 2, but I don't like it. QB A is in, most likely going to pass, QB B is in the game, play the run. Very predictable. A well rounded QB is the way to go and if you are using 2, well that normally means you are in trouble. Also, how in the world do you know Bazelak he smartest QB on the team. Powell is the only other QB we have seen. The QB position is a big question mark because no one really knows much yet, including the coaches. Haha.
Can't argue with you there.
I think Drew Lock his the talent/potential to have a great year, but there are a hell of a lot of factors that will help determine how well he does. This article is seeing the light of day simply because there is not much else to write about now.
Just to state the painfully obvious, that kid can write his own ticket and go where ever he pleases, barring major injury. I mean that was his freshman tape! My bet would be Ole Miss unless he has a rebellious streak in him like Peyton did when it came to choosing his school. Every SEC school should and will submit an offer, but I think this is probably Ole Miss' recruit to win or lose.
Until we really see what we have at quarterback, it is hard to say how our offense will perform. If he turns out to be as big a treat to run as he is to pass, that can make up for a little bit of lack of preparation due to Covid 19. Being a fan and looking at the schedule, I see 6 or 7 wins, but I also see a chance to fall under 6 wins. Too many unknowns, but if I had to bet, I think we end up bang on at 6 wins.
In reality, if Michael Jordon had dedicated himself to baseball at a younger age, say 18, the way same way he did to basketball, he may have developed into a quality player. He also may have failed, we will really never know. Jordon was such a good athlete, he would have had a shot. That said at 31, it was too late. It made for an exciting AA season and put butts in seats though. Frankly, the best 2 sport athlete of my time on this earth was Bo Jackson. He was already as good a football player as he was going to be, it would be hard to imagine him being any better anyway, but he still had room to develop in baseball. There is no reason to believe he wouldn't have become more disciplined at the plate and if that happened, the sky was the limit for him.
If he gets decent protection, I think Lock will have a big year. Really looking forward to seeing how he does with a whole season and an offense built around him
If you think only a few tiger fans want this rivalry restarted, then you are living in a fantasy land. You didn't like the seats in Lawrence, so now you dont want to play them, please. These games will sell out in minutes and me and 80% of the fan base will be in line to do so.
I don't know about you, but a sold out stadium sounds pretty good to me. How often have we done that lately? A rivalry, and this is a rivalry in the truest sense of the word, doesn't have to make sense on a strength of schedule level or anything like that. The fans want it and tradition demands it and it is the one thing that has been missing from our football and basketball schedules for years now. Beat KU.
You seem to grasp the idea of a rivalry, but then for some reason don't want to teach them a lesson where it counts, the scoreboard. Haha
This statement, though optimistic and hopeful, doesn't mean much. Positive thinking and all, but it means nothing unless they have started testing in much greater numbers and we truly have a grip on this virus. If infectious disease experts don't give the thumbs up, I don't see many Universities following through with in person classes and stadiums full of fans is really not likely. I really hope they have this figured out, I want to see the new Tiger team in action.
The return of The Border War in sight? Mizzou AD shares optimistic update on return of Missouri-Kansas series
As a tiger fan dating back to the late 70's when I was a little kid, I can't imagine how a Mizzou fan wouldn't be excited for a return of the MU/KU rivalry. In basketball we are the underdog, in football the favorite. Kind of balances out. Financially it will be a windfall for both schools and lets face it, we can use the money as any school could. I have adjusted and now like being in the SEC, but that is no reason to have abandoned one of the most storied rivalries in college sports. It is not always about strength of schedule or other factors, sometimes you got to give a nod to tradition and just enjoy the ride.