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Let's play nine. I'm tired of these cupcake games. The fewer directional schools (Northeast Podunk State) we play, the better.
1 year ago on Slive: “I Live In Tomorrow” As Decision Over Scheduling Looms
No coach worth his salt would take that job after what those fans did this year.
1 year ago on Florida, Kentucky & Tennessee Hoops: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same
@I4Bama Texass is indeed a cancer. Truer words were never spoken. If Texass ever, ever gets close to sniffing SEC membership, I really hope all the SEC schools will take note of what a horrible partner it has been in other conferences. It has now managed to kill not one, but two, conferences. The Big XII is Texass' lapdog, and I am SO glad my TIgers are out of there.
1 year, 11 months ago on Texas A.D. Dodds Blames End Of A&M Series On A&M (Also Talks Expansion)
Yes, please. Revive MU-ku, although the Jayhawks are still too butt-hurt about us leaving the Big XII to agree to it. This game DESERVES to be played. I would suggest, however, that K-State-Arkansas would make much more sense in Kansas City than in St. Louis. Much more convenient to both fan bases.
1 year, 11 months ago on Conference Scheduling Alliances Are Great In Theory, Hard To Pull Off In Reality
@frug They wouldn't leave the B12 for CUSA. That's absolutely correct. However, Kansas and Iowa State, both AAU members, are prospects for the B1G if it continues to grow. You can bet that either of them would jump at that opportunity. So the arrogance of saying, "They don't have anywhere to go, so we can continue to abuse them," is not always true. That arrogance is what broke up the B12 in the first place. That said, you are probably right about KSU and Baylor. Hard to figure where they could go to improve their lot. But the rest of the B12, including Texas Tech, Kansas, Iowa State, OU and Oklahoma, are likely to have options in the future. Time to cut back on that B12 arrogance if you want to hold that conference together.
2 years, 1 month ago on Don’t Like The Idea Of 20-Team Conferences? Don’t Worry, They Won’t Last Long
@23451bum This is complete fiction regarding Missouri. The president of Texas A&M said PUBLICLY that Texass' flirtation with the Pac 12 predated Missouri's discussions with the B1G. Missouri is often used as the whipping boy in this for one simple reason: Texass is arrogant as heck and thought that Missouri would NEVER leave the Big 12 because no other conference wanted it. How wrong Texass was. Instead, Missouri was courted as a B1G member (albeit with JUNIOR status and reduced revenue, a bad deal that Nebraska accepted when Missouri balked). Texass was stunned when the SEC took Missouri along with A&M. Texass never thought that would happen. Because of Texass' misjudgment, the Big 12 lost what was far and away its second largest media market (Missouri) after the state of Texas. So the B12 ended up losing its second largest media market (Missouri), its third largest media market (Colorado), allowed the SEC to get a major foothold within its largest media market (Texas A&M in Texas) and lost is second or third largest major national brand (Nebraska, second to Texas and perhaps Oklahoma). What did the Big 12 "gain" back with its expansion? TCU, which brings NOTHING, and I mean absolutely NOTHING, to the TV footprint, and West Freakin' Virginia, a tiny, distant market. Big 12 people don't want to admit it, but so far that conference has lost tremendous ground in realm of eyeballs for TV. And that, my friends, is what conference realignment is all about
By the way, I hope DeLost is enjoying the fact that Mizzou took the Big 12's second largest TV market with it to the SEC while aTm gave the SEC a major TV foothold on Dodds' home turf. Texass arrogance in allowing those schools to leave has hurt the B12 big time. So let's add it up: B12 loses its second and third largest TV markets in Missouri and Colorado. SEC has to start sharing the huge Texas makret with the SEC. B12 also loses Nebraska's tiny TV market but with it loses a team with a huge regional if not national following. What does the B12 pick up in TV markets: West Freakin' Virginia. TCU adds nothing -- absolutely nothing -- to the TV markets. SEC wins big time. B12 loses big time.
2 years, 2 months ago on Texas A.D. Dodds Takes A Shot At Mizzou
Dodds is a dweeb. Mizzou kicked their arses in almost every sport last year. DeLost thought Mizzou would never leave no matter how badly it was treated. He was dead wrong. And totally surprised.
You could put 12 Big 12 officials on the field, and they still wouldn't get it right.
2 years, 2 months ago on New Rules: Possible Ejections And Eight Officials
All the old Big Eight schools used the initial of their state first: MU, KU, OU, CU, NU, etc. Back in the early part of the 1900s, our university was commonly known as Missouri University, and Kansas University and the others were similarly known. So it became MU. The moniker has stuck even though today the formal name is University of Missouri.
2 years, 4 months ago on Mizzou Unveils Stadium Upgrade Plans
Missouri also has played four of the top 10 teams in the BCS standings and will play a fifth the last game of the season.
2 years, 5 months ago on SEC Headlines 11/13/2012
@Gomezaaaa @JamieThornton Can't tell you, but that's what Emmert said at the press conference.
2 years, 8 months ago on The NCAA Is About To Make A Big Mistake With Penn State
@Gomezaaaa @JamieThorntonIf you listened to the press conference, the NCAA clearly said it DID find violation of rules, including its ethics rules.
This, to me, is the ultimate example of "lack of institutional control" over an athletic program. Assistant coach sexually molests little boys in the Penn State locker room. Head coach, university president and athletics director cover it up. Penalties against an institution are designed to punish the institution, which in this case violated the NCAA morals clause and probably at least one other rule. The football program and the very highest levels of the university administration are at fault and should be punished. Any institution that allows a football program to run amok and let this happen absolutely must be punished or the NCAA becomes an even bigger joke than it already is. Yes, it's a shame that innocent players (and others) will be victims of the punishment, but that happens in ALL NCAA sanction cases. I just don't understand the thinking of those who say the NCAA has no dog in this fight. It does seem strange to me, however, that the NCAA is bypassing its usual time-consuming investigative process, and it will be interesting to hear tomorrow the rationale for that. In the end, though, I think the NCAA HAS to act, although I respect the opinion of those who disagree.
Pinkel is not a Spurrier type who drops lots of one-liners. He is laser-focused. His attention to detail will be equal to that of any SEC coach except perhaps Nick Saban. They both learned that from Don James. Pinkel also is honest to a fault and will tell it like it is, particularly during the season. Over time, I'm sure all the SEC crowd will come to respect him if not like him. He's not going to entertain. He's all business.
2 years, 9 months ago on Missouri's Pinkel At The Podium - 7/17/12
It may take a few years, but Missouri will eventually start to land more and more players from the Southeast. The base in Missouri is indeed pretty good. Not great, but better than people think. Add a few from Texas, Georgia and Florida, and suddenly you have some talented players. That's the formula that Pinkel has to follow. Of course, they'll go after prime targets nationwide, too, as this year's offer list shows.
2 years, 10 months ago on SEC Commitment Comparator - 5/29/12
See why we left? SO happy to be out of that dysfunctional conference. And make no mistake about it, Texass is why it is dysfunctional. That's mostly because of this clown.
2 years, 10 months ago on Texas AD Says SEC Has “A Sliver Of The East Side” Of Texas
I believe the dude's name is BERRY Trammel.
2 years, 10 months ago on SEC Headlines 5/27/2012
The idea of not counting cross-division games is laughable. Why have a conference if you are going to do that?
2 years, 11 months ago on SEC Headlines - 5/14/12
Missouri appears to be changing its football recruiting strategy a bit: First, lock down the borders, which it is doing better this year than it has in 40 years. Then cherry pick the top talent from neighboring states (Iowa, Kansas) to take advantage of the fact that kids want to play in the best league, the SEC. Keep trying to pluck kids from your recent base in Texas while making a major push into Georgia, Florida and Memphis, to which is actually closer (by a few miles) than is the University of Tennessee. Based on Missouri's past move into Texas, it will take about three years to really get rolling in the new areas. But this staff can recruit. It will happen, particularly if Mizzou has a bit of success on the field.
2 years, 11 months ago on Lineman Campos Commits To Missouri
Mizzou's in-state recruiting is the best it has been in 40 years. I attribute that to the SEC move. Guys want to play in the best conference.
2 years, 11 months ago on SEC Commitment Comparator - 5/10/12
Great to see the Tigers (Missouri, that is) represented. Love the site!
2 years, 12 months ago on New Tabs And Pages For Missouri And Texas A&M Are Up
Geez. Take an aspirin, and call your doctor in the morning.
3 years ago on Mizzou’s New Nike Duds Not As Bad As they Might Have Been
Just for the record, the uniform pictured represents the biggest change. The other two are really quite similar to our old uniforms and represent what I would call minor tinkering. This helmet shown is also the "alternate" helmet that probably will be used in only one game a year. The regular helmet will have the oval tiger that has been our logo for several years on the side in place of the block M. I've worn Block M baseball hats for years, and people ALWAYS thought they were Michigan hats. Black and gold is apparently difficult to distinguish from maize and blue.
This is a dumb comment. Mizzou is among college football's winningest teams the last five years and has TV markets far superior to those of West Virginia. TCU adds NOTHING to the Big 12 TV footprint
3 years ago on Big 12 Spin On TV Is Worth A Laugh
With Mizzou and Texas A&M joining the SEC, the SEC now has four AAU universities (plus Georgia, which clearly belongs in that group). The Big 12, which had seven a year ago, now has three. What a comedown academically! The SEC is better in sports, better in academics and better in TV ratings. What's left?
Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!
3 years, 1 month ago on Big 12 Exit Fees Set For A&M, Mizzou (And They’re Not That Bad)
No one will be chosen as Big XII commish unless he is firmly in the pocket of the University of Texass.
3 years, 1 month ago on Neinas To Exit Big 12 This Summer; League Should Look To SEC's Womack
@Fayettechill14 I think you're right It does happen everywhere. Fans will be fans. Maybe it's just me, but I think Mike could have avoided a lot of this by having a press conference, saying that Arkansas was "home" and where he wanted to be. People wouldn't have been thrilled, but most would have understood.After all, he helped win a national championship there. I just wish he had done it that way instead of ignoring the fans. I've hand dinner with the guy, know him personally and like him a lot. He brought our program back from the ruins of Quin Synder, and he had a lot of success. I personally have moved on. I love Frank Haith and what he has brought to the program. He's also proven to be a good recruiter. My only regret is that Mike didn't handle his departure in a better way.
3 years, 1 month ago on Hogs' Anderson Says He's Still Pro-Mizzou
I don't believe I called Anderson a classless joke, but you have to admit the way he departed was lacking in class. And I definitely did not call you or any other Arky fan a loser. I happen to like the Arky fans I have met.
He left us a great bunch of SENIORS and a couple of younger guys. Did no recruiting his last two years. None. Nothing. Nada. That and he ducked out the back door and didn't have the guts to face the media regarding his departure. Many of us lost a LOT of respect for the man, and I was one of his biggest boosters.
I'll tell you which schools are going to have regrets in conference realignment: TCU and West Virginia. They are about to learn that there is one master in the Big Texass Conference, and it is not located in Oklahoma. That conference is all about instability and distrust. I give it less than five years. Then TCU and WVA will REALLY understand what a big mistake they made. When four of those schools bolt for the Pac Whatever, the remnants will be searching for a home. Maybe the Missouri Valley Conference will take them.
3 years, 2 months ago on Oklahoma Writer Projects Movers’ Regret For Missouri And Texas A&M
@LSMHOG You're right. I definitely should send Mike Anderson a thank-you card. FOR LEAVING! Haith did more recruiting in his first six months than Anderson did his last two years.
Mizzou regret leaving the Big 12? Ha! We're countin' the days until July 1, when we are officially in America's best conference. ku can go to hell. Kentucky and others in the SEC will be ample replacements.
@Dynamite fan As much as I'd like to see one in KC or STL, I could handle it being in Nashville every year. Great city!
3 years, 2 months ago on An 18-Game, Divisionless Schedule Would Be Best For SEC Hoops
It's tough to make this all work out. Missouri and Tennessee share a common border. It would be nice to play UT and Vandy regularly. TRIVIA QUESTION: Missouri and Tennessee are the only states that border eight other states. Can you name them?
I wouldn't write off Kansas City. ANYBODY who has ever been to the Big Eight or Big 12 tournaments held there will tell you that the city does a GREAT job of staging it. The arena is wonderful and the area around it is TOTALLY fan-friendly. Big 12 tried Dallas and Oklahoma City and realized that KC did it MUCH better. It is on the fringe of the SEC footprint, but it would be a mistake to rule it out as a possibility. SEC fans would love it!
3 years, 2 months ago on Kansas City Aims To Become An SEC City, But The SEC Should Be Picky With Its Tourney
That was fun. And great to put the Big 12 era behind us. SO looking forward to officially joining the SEC on July 1!
3 years, 3 months ago on The SEC Already 1-0 In Bowls (Sorta)
@StevenBrew Bobby is just butt hurt because he is stuck in the dysfunctional Big 12 and sees us escaping to greener pastures. Pure jealousy. And the fact that he would post that crap shows a typical B12 lack of class.
3 years, 3 months ago on Missouri Gets A Nice SEC Welcome From LSU
@KSQRDKS The rifraff comes out of the woodwork. Go back to the B12 boards where you belong.
Mizzou landed a four-star last night, which will start to change those numbers. And we've still got a shot at the nation's No. 1 player and a few other four-star kids. The uncertainty of switching leagues in the middle of recruiting did not help this year. Our coaching staff is really good at finding unheralded kids and putting them in the NFL. Aldon Smith, who leads all rookies with 13 sacks for the 49ers, is a great example. We have had a few Texas recruits uncertain of their commitment because of the switch to the SEC. But if they are afraid of the competition there, I don't want 'em. Next year, our recruiting should pick up with the ability to sell the SEC from Day One.
3 years, 3 months ago on SEC Commitment Comparison - 12/22/11
I'm totally impressed by this gesture. Southern Hospitality at its best. I understand that goes away at gametime, but it is so nice to be in a conference that displays some class. The Big 12 is all about Texass and OU, and nothing else matters.
The idea of Craig freakin' James running for the Senate has to be one of the biggest jokes in the history of American politics. The guy's role in the Mike Leach fiasco is a complete joke, and I'm not defending Leach, who is one of the true sleazeballs in the history of college sports. The idea of EITHER of these guys getting elected to the Senate is a complete joke.
3 years, 3 months ago on Texas Readers: Please Vote This Guy Down
So glad to have it confirmed that the West Virginia-Big East mess will have no impact on our moving to the SEC in 2012. Let's issue that schedule and get ready for some football! It does raise an interesting question in my mind about Mizzou's schedule. There will be eight SEC games, but our current schedule calls for only three non-con games because the Big 12 is playing nine. So we're one game short. We have a contract with kansas to play at Arrowhead again next season, but they have been insistent that they will refuse to play us. This is the second-oldest football rivalry in Division I. I'm now hearing that that game may happen after all as a season-opener. The contract to play is with the Chiefs at Arrowhead, so ku presumably would have to pay a cancellation fee.
3 years, 4 months ago on Mizzou Chancellor, A.D. Talk SEC Move; Football Schedule Coming Next Week
Spoke too soon. Barry Odom, Pinkel's safeties coach at Mizzou, headed to Memphis as defensive coordinator.
3 years, 4 months ago on Weekend Coaching Moves And Rumors From Across The SEC
This is quite useful for a Missouri Tiger as we learn about the SEC. Thanks. Pinkel, by the way, is extremely loyal to his staff, a trait that some fans see as a fault. He has lost two coordinators or assistants in 12 years -- one to the NFL and one who became HC at Wyoming. Some argue that his coordinators, in particular, will be overmatched in the SEC. We'll see.