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Johnny Football Smashes Mizzou

Mizzou's bowl hopes smashed.

You know the story by now. Mizzou faces a ranked opponent with high hopes only to be sent crashing back to reality once the game starts. As one media expert pointed out “Between Texas A&M and Mizzou one was ready for the rigors of SEC football and Mizzou wasn’t.” One former Big 12 team is in the hunt for a BCS bowl while the other’s season is over.

Here is what the media is saying about Mizzou’s latest loss and the state of it’s football program:

Johnny Manziel shines as Texas A&M rolls over Mizzou | ESPN

The Aggies (10-2, 6-2 SEC) scored touchdowns on their first six drives to build a 42-7 halftime lead and coast to their first 10-win season since 1998.

The win snaps A&M’s three-game losing streak to Missouri (5-7, 2-6 SEC), and will keep the Tigers from becoming bowl eligible for the first time since 2004.

“We don’t act like this is just real unusual that they scored some points (on us)” Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said. “It’s not.” Read More…

Orange Crush Mizzou’s Hopes

Mizzou's hopes crushed by Syracuse.

Mizzou’s hopes crushed by Syracuse. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Both teams entered the Mizzou v Syracuse game looking to get their sixth win and become bowl eligible. One team stepped up to the plate and claimed their prize while Mizzou let yet another game slip away at home because of poor execution and lack of awareness.

Ironically enough Mizzou had to pay $800,000 to get the Syracuse game to fill out it’s schedule this season. Kind of like paying someone to come to your house and kick you in the nuts and spit on you in front of your wife and kids. I guess Pinkel has a masochistic side which would explain his excitment to move to the SEC in the first place.

Here is what the media is saying about Mizzou’s collapse:

For some reason, Alec Lemon had been open all night. Play after play, Syracuse’s senior wide receiver was finding ways to beat Missouri defenders left and right.

So Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib decided to keep going to him — again and again — on the Orange’s final drive of the game. It worked out as Nassib targeted him six times in seven plays, connecting with him four times for 81 yards, but his final catch was the biggest one of the day — and the season.

The conservative play calling led to an Andrew Baggett field goal with less than two minutes remaining. Syracuse then seemed to just stroll down the field on the Tigers on their game-winning drive.


Mizzou’s defeat is utterly shocking | STL Today: Bryn Burwell

Silence. Stunned, unbelievable, angry silence.

This is not how any Senior Night should ever end. No, nothing ever like this. It can’t end with your stomach in your throat. It can’t end with your heart sinking to the floor. It can’t end with the collective hush of more than 63,000 stunned spectators who thought the game was finally safely in hand, only to see the whole thing slip away like sand through a screen.

Syracuse 31, Mizzou 27.

The most heartbreaking sight of all was seeing all those Mizzou senior football players who just milled around the middle of the field aimlessly as the gun sounded, knowing that they had been robbed of the tradition of being carried off the field on their teammates shoulders at the final home game of their college careers to the cheers of the home crowd.

So come up with any negative words and they’ll certainly apply. Shock. Anger. Embarrassment. Disgust. In a season already chocked full of hair-pulling setbacks and unsightly disappointments, this may have been the worst unsightly turn of them all. Read More…

Gators Chomp on Mizzou’s Pitiful Offense

Another game in the SEC for Mizzou, another loss for the new conference doormat. This time the Tigers avoided a blow out but were embarrassed in another way. their offense could only manage 7 points in 60 minutes of play.

Florida defense stymies Mizzou in bounce-back win | Fox News

Six times Missouri crossed midfield in the second half only to be turned away by a staunch Florida defense.

Missouri (4-5, 1-5) was coming off its first-ever SEC win last week against Kentucky and lost for the third time in four games. James Franklin threw for 236 yards and was intercepted four times in defeat

Missouri followed with a march inside the Florida 10, but it soon stalled and the Gators came up with a blocked field goal to keep it even. The Tigers then drove to the Florida 27 with their next possession, but Franklin overthrew an open receiver near the goal line and Matt Elam returned the interception 42 yards to the Florida 46.

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Tiger’s Celebrate Mediocrity

A shirt that celebrates Mizzou's win over 1-8 Kentucky

Mizzou commemorates it’s win over 1-8 Kentucky with a t-shirt.

Mizzou, the once proud (in their own mind) program is so desperate to celebrate some aspect of it’s football season that they have produced a shirt commemorating their win over the 1-8 Kentucky football program.

Out Kick the Coverage has a pretty entertaining write up on the shirts and the patheticness they represent.

Mizzou’s Michael Dixon Suspended Indefinitely

Apparently being an over achiever on the court didn’t transfer to the classroom as Mizzou’s Michael Dixon has been suspended indefinitely until he gets his shit together.

Haith added that Dixon, a projected starter, has not been participating in practice recently in order to work on academics. Haith said his decision to suspend both has been in the works for “a couple weeks.”

Suspended for the first exhibition game against Northwest Missouri State it has been just announced that Dixon will miss the next exhibition game too. Mizzou is looking to improve upon it’s epic first round melt down in last year’s NCAA tournament where they lost to Norfolk State as number two seed.

Read more here:

Mizzou’s Mike Dixon, Dominique Bull suspended indefinitely
| Kansas City Star

Mizzou suspends Dixon, Bull | STL Today

Mizzou Athletics Official Charges $7,600 on School Credit Card

More Tiger's at the strip club.

Another Tiger was caught doing something dumb at a strip club.

With Mizzou’s history of dumbfounding indiscretion it should come as no surprise today that a standard audit of the Athletic Department’s business function revealed a $7,600 charge at a Las Vegas strip club. Michael Schumacher, the offending Tiger, had such a good time that he left a $2,000 dollar tip on the school’s dime.

While it is not a shock to hear news of Tiger’s getting caught doing stupid things, it is interesting that an athletic’s official would be so careless while Frank Haith is under investigation for taking players to strip clubs with prominent booster Nevin Shapiro while coaching at Miami.

I guess a Tiger can’t change it’s strips…er, stripes.


Mizzou’s director of video operations charged $7,600 strip club bill to university credit card | Yahoo! Sports

Mizzou tightens credit card use | ESPN

Michael Schumacher, Mizzou Athletics Official, Charged $7,600 At Vegas Strip Club | Huffington Post

Crimson Tide Drown Mizzou

Another week in the SEC equals another loss for Mizzou. This time at the hands of an opponent only the most delusional Tiger fan thought they had a chance to beat, Alabama. It was a rain soaked afternoon where nothing went right for Mizzou from turnovers, missed tackles, poor decisions to this play by LaMichael Fanning, a Alabama defense player, who upended MU running back Russell Hansbrough with a WWF style move:

With 3 of Mizzou;s 4 SEC losses coming at home it appears that the notoriously poor traveling fan base has failed to show up to home games as well. The good news for the Tiger’s is that they cannot add to the L column this as they are on a bye.

Here is what the media had to say about Saturday’s dismal performance by the Tigers:

Mizzou run over by Alabama | MissourNet

The #1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide outgained Mizzou 533-126 and gained 362 yards on the ground with six rushing touchdowns in a 42-10 final at Faurot Field. Eddie Lacy rushed for 178 yards and three scores and T.J. Yeldon added 144 yards and two scores.

Lacy and Yeldon each scored two touchdowns in the first 24:20 of the game before lightning delayed the game for 40 minutes.

Bama’s run game finds its footing against Mizzou | STL Today

if you add the distance he (Bama RB Lacy) covered cutting across the field while outrunning much of the Mizzou defense, Lacy certainly topped 100 yards on that one carry.

That’s not something the junior does routinely given a full game. But his career-high 177 yards were the most glaring indictment of a Mizzou defense that had been fairly solid.

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SEC Doormat Walks All Over Mizzou

Vanderbilt embarrasses Mizzou

Vanderbilt defensive tackle Barron Dixon (44) celebrates with teammates after they defeated Missouri 19-15, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Both Vanderbilt and Mizzou were looking for their first SEC win of the season coming into this weekend’s match up and it was the visiting team that went home with a victory. With an 0-2 SEC record you could sense the desperation from the Tiger’s leading up to their game with the Commodores who are just 121-382-18 since joining the SEC:

Missouri targets Vandy for first SEC win | STL Today

If MU can’t win at home against a Vandy team averaging fewer than 10 points a game in FBS play, the Tigers will be making a dramatic statement about just how far they have to go be significant in the SEC.

“It’s about time we get one,” MU defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson said. “We need one right now.”

The Tigers’ first-team unit has produced just two touchdowns in the last nine quarters.

he (Pinkel) expressed concern that a certain “anxiety” arises when an offense struggles as players are “almost waiting for somebody to drop the football or miss a block.”

But unless it creates some breakthroughs to produce its first SEC win today, MU will start being seen as less “a player” in the league than as a distant wannabe.

The must win game apparently did not move Tiger fans to support their team by actually attending the home game at Faurot Field as ticket sales were well short of a sell out in one the SEC smallest stadiums:

Weak fan support for Tigers is embarrassing | KMOV Channel 4

We hear for months how fan support is going to increase so that we can hopefully fit in the SEC picture.  Unless some large spike in support happens in between now and Saturday’s game against Vanderbilt, Mizzou will fail to sellout its second-ever SEC home game.

Mizzou could face some harsh ridicule from other SEC school fans.  It should also be noted that Faurot Field is the tenth largest-capacity stadium in the SEC.  So from where I’m sitting, we have our second-ever SEC home game, in an already undersized SEC-stadium, and will most likely not sellout the game.

Here’s a taste of what the media thinks of the SEC’s new pinata team:

Vandy hands Mizzou demoralizing defeat | STL Today

Challenging any lingering optimism about its debut season in the Southeastern Conference and calling into doubt its ability to reach an eighth straight bowl game, Mizzou tumbled to perennial SEC also-ran Vanderbilt 19-15 Saturday night at Faurot Field.

With the demoralizing defeat to one of the few SEC foes MU figured to beat, the Tigers fell to 3-3 overall and 0-3 in SEC play in its much-anticipated first season in the league as top-ranked Alabama comes calling next.

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Racist Missouri Looking for Another Dubious Title

After reclaiming their title of Meth Capital USA several months ago Missouri is once again looking to add to it’s resume. This time the Show Me State is trotting out St. Louis to be in the running for The Most Racist City in America. runs down a pretty comprehensive list of St. Louis’ racist qualities including:

Missouri: The Show Me Racism State

Missouri: The Show Me Racism State

While these events point out the city’s racist past, the comments section of the article paints a more descriptive tale of St. Louis’ racist present.

St. Louis is the obvious crown jewel in Missouri’s racist crown, but don’t discount the rest of the state including Columbia which is steeped in racist tradition from Quantrill’s raid’s of town’s that didn’t support slavery to their current campus shenanigans:

Mizzou football fans in black face

Mizzou football fans in black face.

For more on the subject of Missouri racism check out the following articles:

Missouri National Guard Investigates Another Soldier’s Alleged Racist Ties

What’s the most racist city in Missouri?

Missouri Half Way To Being Annoying Obviously Racist State Who Pretends Not To Be

Growing Pains

Mizzou has had a rough time adjusting the SEC. Whether it’s the superior talent of the SEC or inferior game planning and execution of the Tigers, they are simply getting creamed. Here’s a quick gallery of Mizzou’s physical introduction to the best football conference in the NCAA.

Franklin looking foolish

COLUMBIA , MO – SEPTEMBER 8: James Franklin #1 of the Missouri Tigers is stripped of the ball by Jarvis Jones #29 of the Georgia Bulldogs in the second quarter at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)


Another Mizzou fumble

Another Mizzou fumble against Georgia.

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