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Chase choked. Mizzou didn’t want it and when I called a buddy on the phone and asked him what in the hell was wrong with Mizzou coach Gary Pinkel, he summed up the situation best when he stated:

“Pinkel got his contract”.

Clint, Missouri Bushwhacker



From the Houston Chronicle:

“KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Trying to slow down the high-octane Oklahoma offense is like slamming the brakes in the middle of the Daytona 500.

Just for good measure, Missouri might also want to hide the keys.

The No. 19 Tigers will be standing on pit road as they attempt to derail the Sooners’ BCS championship plans in the Big 12 Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium. Fourth-ranked Oklahoma is seeking its unprecedented third straight Big 12 title and fifth in the last seven years. A victory would send the Sooners to the Jan. 8 BCS title game in Miami.

Just how good are the Sooners when they have the ball? The numbers would blow the circuits off any X-Box system:

•  The Sooners have scored 62, 66, 65 and 61 points over the last four games.

•  They are averaging an NCAA-best 53.3 points per game.

•  They’ve amassed more than 500 yards of offense in nine games and at least 600 yards three times.

•  In a game against Kansas State this year, the Sooners set a school record with 55 points in the first half.

•  In last week’s win over Oklahoma State, the Sooners scored on their final eight drives (seven touchdowns).

OU coach Bob Stoops doesn’t hesitate when asked if this is the best offense he has coached.

“I don’t think there is any question,” he said. “I wouldn’t have said that early in the year because you’re waiting to see how it goes through the rest of the season.”

OK, that’s about enough of that. Bottom line is Oklahoma is going into this game extremely cocky. Second, they’re not in Texas this time, they’re playing in Kansas City…OUR turf and the most important thing that the Houston Chronicle has to say about the game…

Missouri wins if: The Tigers can control the ball and keep the Sooners’ big plays to a minimum. If OU has a weakness, it’s on its kickoff coverage, which has allowed four touchdown returns this season. “

Bottom line, let Maclin receive it at kick off, cover for him and let him do what he does best, run the ball. On the defensive side, blitz the Sooners quarterback every chance we get and shake them up , (with the exception of 3’rd and long).



When/where: 7 p.m. today; Kansas City, Mo.


TV/radio: ABC; 97.5 FM and 1430 AM.


Records: Missouri (9-3, 5-3 Big 12); Oklahoma (11-1, 7-1).

Clint, Missouri Bushwhacker


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Posted: November 30, 2008 in Mizzou Football
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Today I witnessed one of the best football games quite possibly in college sports.

Unfortunately it culminated in one of the worst endings I’ve ever witnessed as well.

Mizzou narrowly lost to Kansas today 40 to 37, but you wouldn’t know that by some of the reports coming across the wire.

For instance this is how Yael T. Abouhalkha (Don’t even ask me to pronounce it because I don’t have the slightest idea) a writer for the Kansas City Star described today’s Border War showdown:

“The Kansas Jayhawks football team showed more guts and scored more points than the Missouri Tigers Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium.

Final score in this huge upset: KU 40, MU 37.

The victory over the nation’s 13th-ranked Tigers gives KU students and alumni (including this one) bragging rights for an entire year — until the next Border War game in November of 2009.

Alas, Saturday didn’t bring the victory expected by so many Missouri fans. How sad.”

O.K. first of all, a 40 to 37 victory is not a “huge” upset, and did you catch his “witty” satire at the end? (Ha Ha, somebody should check his green card).

Other media sources described the event more accurately, but the loss for true Missourians is a hard one to take, our boys lost the ONE game that we should have won. I’ve always said the season really doesn’t matter unless we beat Kansas but let’s not be too hard on our boys, to say the least Jeramy Maclin and Chase Coffman took a beating today, no one can say they didn’t give their all, and in reality that’s all we can ask, and besides, ESPN’s summary of the game contained a very good quote from Mizzou quarterback Chase Daniel who states:

“This hurts right now, especially because it is Kansas, especially because it is a rivalry game, but we’ve got redemption next week,” Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel said. “We’re in the championship game, not Kansas, not Kansas State, not Baylor.”

He’s right, but I couldn’t help but notice that some Jayhawks had found a Mizzou drum to swipe and let their fans beat on it as they carried it around the sidelines. Oh well, what do you expect from Jayhawks? Stealing Missouri property is a century and a half tradition for them.

Clint, Missouri Bushwhacker

related: Gary Ayres: “Jayhawkers and Terrorist”

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