Chase Daniels time spent as an NFL back-up have apparently done nothing to enhance his legacy in the Kansas City area. When a Facebook ad was posted for his ProCamp local fans responded with nothing but derision.
From The Pitch:
Mizzou first baseman Gavin Stark is not having a very good season. The Lee’s Summit native has started just four games (down from 17 the previous year), and he’s hitting just .091. And now he has been suspended from the team and is facing felony charges after allegedly going a little nuts Monday night.
A witness told the MU Police Department that the witness was sitting near Reynolds Alumni Center on campus when Stark approached him. The ballplayer allegedly threw the witness’s laptop on the ground and began trying to punch him. The MUPD says that after the punches failed to land, the infielder picked up a rock and threatened the witness, who ran from Stark. Then Stark allegedly got weirder.
Police say he used the rock to smash a window in the alumni center and climb through the broken glass into a room that had been set up for a meeting. According to The Columbia Missourian, Stark than broke and damaged “lamps, lamp shades, tables and coffee cups” before police arrived on the scene.
MUPD Chief Brian Weimer told the paper that the first baseman “assumed a fighting stance and started yelling profanities at the officers.” After a short chase, officers arrested Stark.
Stark, 22, faces charges of felony burglary, resisting arrest (another felony) and property damage. Weimer told the paper that officers believe Stark was intoxicated at the time of his arrest.
With this kind of behavior it is rumored that head football coach Gary Pinkel is looking to offer Stark a spot on the team.
The second season with Frank Haith at the helm was even more disappointing than Mizzou’s first round exit to a #15 seed in last year’s NCAA Tournament. Some solace can be taken in this year’s first round exit in that they were playing and 8/9 game, but could not hide the fact that the Tiger’s struggled to win in a much easier conference than their previous home. They finished 6th in the SEC which received just three invites to the NCAA Tournament. Even worse was their inability to win on the road as evidenced by their 2-8 record in true road games.
The graphic above illustrates just how Frank Haith was able to take the high expectations built on a bevy a talented transfers and run it into the ground.
For more information on Mizzou’s pitiful season check out these:
Mizzou’s season never was cohesive | STL Today
More proof that Mizzou fans indeed have the mental abilities of a 3rd grader. As Lawrence Bowers takes the to free throw line in an attempt to reach 1,000 points in his career the notorious Antler cheering section pays tribute to this event by slowly wanking it.
Video via: Riverfront Times
More bad news for Mizzou. As if their football season wasn’t ugly enough, MU fans were hit while they were down as news of Michael Dixon’s second sexual assault charge came to light . The offense actually occurred in 2010 (Dixon’s freshman year) Not long after the news of the second charge broke, Dixon announced that he is leaving Mizzou and has already left the basketball team.
Dixon had been serving an indefinite suspension which head coach Frank Haith said was for “violating team policy”. The 201o charge was reported to the head coach at the time, Mike Anderson, by the victim, but no action was taken after she decided not to press charges.
Dixon continues to plead his innocence by tweeting “I’ve done nothing wrong” which doesn’t seem to indicate that he has grasped the seriousness of his crimes. This has repeat offender written all over it.
Second accusation against Dixon surfaces | STL Today
Missouri guard Michael Dixon Jr. announces transfer from school | Missourian
Mizzou’s “star” shooting guard Michael Dixon has been on indefinite suspension since the first exhibition game for an undisclosed “rules violation”. Now six games into the regular season the guard still sits and the coach still discloses no information. Seems a little fishy that a team that just got pounded by Louisville wouldn’t want one of it’s better players on the floor. This would indicate the violation is either very serious or ongoing (bad grades).
Over the weekend former MU basketball player Kim English spilled the beans that Dixon’s case is being reviewed by the Student Conduct Committee who has the ability to suspend or expel students for conduct violations. Pair this information with recent tweets sent out by a female coed accusing Dixon of being a rapist and the picture becomes clearer.
Coach Haith who is still under investigation for paying recruits while coaching at Miami knows all too well how to ignore legal distractions and will likely not make any announcements until the legal side of this case is settled. Since any suspension of expelling of a student can be reviewed and over ruled by the chancellor, this issue could be a long drawn episode similar to the whole Ricky Clemmons fiasco.
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:
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.