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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

M - I - Z / Z - O - U

From the St Louis Post-Dispatch:

Mizzou will need miracle or two
By Graham Watson

COLUMBIA, MO. — Illinois coach Bruce Weber said for tonight's annual Braggin' Rights game between his Illini and Missouri, you have to throw out the records.

Throw out the fact that Illinois is 11-0 this year and 48-2 over the last two seasons.

Throw out the fact that Missouri coach Quin Snyder is 1-5 against the Illini in his career, and the Tigers come into the game limping at 4-3.

When these two teams meet tonight at Savvis Center, the only thing that matters is how they play for a few hours.
All I have to say is that if Mizzou wins tonight, it will be yet another sign that the Apocalypse is coming.

Here is a history of the Braggin' Rights game. I happened to be sitting under the basket at the 1993 game, which had to be one of the best games in the history of the series - especially considering Mizzou pulled it out in the 3rd OT:
Year: 1993
Winner: Missouri
Score: 108-107 (3 OT)
Illini top performance: Kiwane Garris 31 pts., 6 assists
Mizzou top performance: Melvin Booker 21 pts., 13 assists
So, to all my co-conspirators... I know you'll all join in helping me sing the following. ;-)

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Every true son, so happy hearted,
Skies above us are blue,
There's a spirit so deep within us,
Old Missouri here's to you (rah rah!);
When the band plays the Tiger war song,
And when the fray is through,
We will tramp, tramp, tramp, around the columns,
With a cheer, for Old Mizzou!

Hit it, Hooray, Hurrah,
Mizzou, Mizzou,
Hooray, Hurrah,
Mizzou, Mizzou,
Hooray, Hurrah,
And a "Bully" for Ol' Mizzou,
Rah, Rah, Rah, Rah,
Mizzou-rah, Mizzou-rah, Mizzou-rah,

"Fight Tigers"

Fight, Tigers, fight for Old Mizzou,
Right behind you, everyone is with you,
Break the line and follow down the field,
And you'll be, on the top, upon the top;
Fight, Tigers, you will always win,
Proudly keep the colors flying skyward,
In the end we'll win the victory,
So Tigers, fight for Old Mizzou!

Now didn't that feel great? Thank you and GOODNIGHT!! I'll be here all week & please don't forget to tip the wait staff!!

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Comments (2)
Monterey John said...

I got homesick for 40-50 seconds, teared up and then, suddenly, I realized it was 65 degrees here.

St Wendeler said...

Thanks for putting it in perspective, John...

Too much @#$ing perspective, frankly.