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A Fastidious Farewell E-mail
Written by A Fastidious Hat   
Sunday, 03 January 2010 04:59
I write this as I oh so appropriately sip some whiskey, and as I start to drink my fourth glass I reflect on the near year that I was fortunate enough to contribute to this fine blog. Indeed it was a privilege and a great deal of luck on my part to be able to be apart of this. To be able to have a job where you talk/write about Mizzou sports on a regular basis is a dream come true, especially considering I do it for free on an almost constant basis.

Whiskey number five.

I might have attended Mizzou, but I certainly was not a journalism major. An obvious observation for anyone who actually paid any attention to my writing. Which surprised me when I got the e-mail from Big Head asking me if I wanted to join the Mizzourah team. My reaction? Giddy as a schoolgirl. So much respect for Big Head for working his ass off making his baby a name, something worth reading which it clearly was. Mizzourah has a certain charm that attracted me to it and made me a regular reader and commenter. The addition of True Son only added to the charm. Not sure what they saw in me that let me join the team but holy fuck am I happy they did.

I had so much fun reading, writing, and commenting. I only wish that life hadn’t gotten in the way and I could have kept writing for the blog the way I wanted to. I was lucky enough to be able to see the majority of Mizzou sporting events, let alone have the time to write about them. Shitty excuse but it’s true and I regret it.

I will continue my consistent hate-filled twitter “scribing” and will never forget the love I got from Big Head, True Son, and all the readers. It always tripped me out whenever I learned that people actually read this thing and I am thankful for that. It meant we were doing something good and hopefully we’ll be able to do it again.

I leave you with the Oakland A’s mascot getting hyphy.

Damn you whiskey, I love you so good. I love you all, goodnight.

A Fastidious Hat/Sean Wiltse

Buh Bye from True Son E-mail
Written by Big Head   
Saturday, 02 January 2010 18:53

So, if you missed the announcement last week, we are shutting down shop January 3rd. True Son is currently moving for a new newspaper gig, so he emailed in a manifesto of sadness.

As you’ve heard, we have decided to close shop here at the Mizzourah offices. This is a sad day for everyone but hopefully we can take some time to look back and remember all the good times we’ve shared over the past couple years.

For some reason unbeknownst to me, many of you have enjoyed my, Big Head’s and Fastidious Hat’s perspective on all things Mizzou Tigers. Maybe you find us amusing (possible). Maybe you find our take enlightening (doubtful). Or maybe you just read hoping we’ll randomly throw up that pic of Jessica Biel’s ass (probable).

But in all seriousness, putting this blog together has been one of the most enjoyable undertakings I’ve ever been apart of. When I first started blogging in January of ’08 it was for a journalism class at MU. The following summer Big Head invited me to join up with him at this little outfit.

From the beginning I tried to bring the student’s perspective to this blog. I strived to capture what it was like cheering the team on from the student section. But in May I graduated from Mizzou. Because of a few buddies who were on campus an extra semester I was able to obtain student tickets for this football season. But now it looks like those days are a thing of the past.

Since graduation it’s become progressively harder to get posts put together on a consistent basis. This blog has exploded over the past couple years but I don’t think any of us want to coast. That’s why we’re calling it quits.

But man, what a run we had. When I first started writing for the site I never thought I would last as long as I did. But it was intoxicating. What started out as something I did to get a decent grade evolved into something I continued to keep my writing sharp and eventually transformed into and endeavor I not only took seriously but worked at with passion and enthusiasm.

Originally I would post the first thing that popped into my head about what was going on with Tiger athletics. Over time I found myself taking notes during games so I wouldn’t forget to post it on here. I would stay up late writing Post-Game Thoughts posts even on nights before morning exams.

When the basketball team ran Memphis off the floor last March during Spring Break I even made a post from Acapulco, Mexico. Being a Mizzourah blogger I felt obligated to do so. But I also couldn’t wait to share my thoughts with you guys and to hear what you had to say as well.

A couple weeks ago I took a look back at some of my more memorable posts. The football team’s win in Lincoln. The basketball team’s dramatic victories over kU and Oklahoma. Even the gut-wrenching loss in Armageddon II. I plan on printing off all of those posts and the comments from them and keeping them as a memento. Mizzourah became part of my college experience and it’s something I’ll always treasure. You were all part of that. Thank you.

Thanks to the readers. Especially the regular commenters. Some of you I’ve gotten into some heated debates with on multiple occasions. But many times you’ve changed my perspective on things believe it or not. You guys are awesome.

Thanks to our buddies at Rock M. It’s been fantastic having a friendly relationship with the guys who I guess were technically our rivals. As long as they’re around you won’t be without an incredible Mizzou blog to read.

Thanks to the kUchebags. Our most popular regular feature wouldn’t have been possible without you. You’ve provided me with many a self-esteem boost when I would see your pics and thank my luck stars that I’m not you. (Special thanks to Joe Davis. My all-time favorite kUchebag and the first and last winner of the prestigious Mizzourah kUchebag of the Year Award.)

Thanks to Big Head and Hat for letting me be part of the Mizzourah team. I feel like I made a couple of friends I wouldn’t have known otherwise. Even if we’ve never met outside of the blogosphere.

And most of all, thanks to the athletes and coaches at Mizzou who have made the last few years one of the most successful runs in the athletic department’s history. Coincidentally that made this whole blogging thing a whole helluva lot more fun to do. Keep it goinfellas.


Some Too Short QB to Play for New Orleans Sunday E-mail
Written by Big Head   
Saturday, 02 January 2010 12:01

Chase Daniel has been promoted to the #2 quarterback spot behind Mark Brunell, who's probably old enough to have personally done construction on the Spinx. Dave Matter is saying Chase is playing.

Hearing some buzz that a certain former #Mizzou QB will play the 2nd half for the Saints at Carolina on Sun

Your (Free) Texas Bowl Video Link E-mail
Written by Big Head   
Thursday, 31 December 2009 15:00
Since your boss is a prick for making you work (AT THIS HOUR?!), here is your video link for the Texas Bowl.
Bowl Preview- Navy E-mail
Written by Big Head   
Thursday, 31 December 2009 05:11

You can say Mizzou got shafted by having to play in the Texas Bowl. I beg to differ- Houston recruits show up for bowl practices, 15 Texas high school coaches showed up for a clinic (hmm, I wonder if they might point recruits towards GP now), and it's a nationally shown, basic cable game on ESPN. WIN. Now for the hard part: beating Navy.

-Keep this name on the tip of your tongue: Ricky Dobbs. He is a poor man's Ricky Dobbs. I'm talking like 'Living in Detroit' kind of poor. He is a rusher and barely throws.

-Sure, Navy's offense is stuck in 1940. Mizzou still hasn't seen it in years, if ever. By the time many of these players started in high school, schools had flipped to the spread, and away from the option. The fact that Dave Steckel had extra time to get this D prepped is heavy.

-Mizzou's rushing D is stout. Navy doesn't pass. I can't see how this is a loss.

-Navy, being an independent, would have figured to have played a team similar to Mizzou; a pass first, spread offense. Nope. The Tiger O is going to be as foreign to Navy's D as Navy's O is to the Tiger's D. The only thing you might be able to compare it from the Midshipmen's schedule would be LaTech or Hawaii, but even then, the talent factor is a huge gap. 

-Against passing offenses, Navy gives up yards. A lot of them. It could be a late Christmas for Blaine Gabbert.

-Navy has one, good sized corner (Kevin Edwards, 6-2). Watch for DaNario to be matched up with Edwards.

-Mizzou can't make mistakes. Navy definitely won't.

As long as Spoon and the LBs keep Ricky Dobbs in check, this 6.5 point spread should be obliterated. Navy is a good team, don't get me wrong. Their players don't make mistakes, but the talent just isn't there to go up against a better B12 team. Blaine Gabbert should have a hey-day going to DaNario, Jerrell Jackson, and Wes Kemp, and it'll be fun to see Jared Perry get out there again. The Midshipmen are built strong up front on the defensive side of the ball, but in the secondary...not so much. I'm going with a 42-17 Mizzou victory.

And one final chugging of a glass of Victory Whiskey.

Celebration Time! E-mail
Written by Big Head   
Wednesday, 30 December 2009 21:31

We are less than 24hrs from kickoff in the Texas Bowl, which means only one thing: Jessica Biel's ass as a celebration.


Is Tony Temple Gonna Have To Choke a Bitch? E-mail
Written by Big Head   
Wednesday, 30 December 2009 19:14

I'll let you go with the entire published story on KMBC, but by the above photo and this snippit, it's not good.

The woman told police that Temple started throwing items in her house and grabbed her by the throat. The woman said she tried to call police from a cell phone, but Temple grabbed the phone.

This might explain why he's selling his ride on Craigslist as well.

Tha Roof, Tha Roof, Tha Roof Is On Fire E-mail
Written by Big Head   
Tuesday, 29 December 2009 12:00

Some dickbag Cowboys fans will tell you Texas and Cowboys Stadiums are open up so God can watch, you know, like he'd actually be a Cowboys fan. Via Mizzou's Twitter page, it looks like Reliant will be open.

It is projected that the roof will be open for the 2009 Texas Bowl at Reliant Stadium

Jared Perry is Back E-mail
Written by Big Head   
Monday, 28 December 2009 14:06

Via Mizzou Athletics' Twitter page.

Pinkel: WR Jared Perry (leg) has been cleared to play in the @TexasBowl by the team's medical staff.
Want to Own Tony Temple's Ride? E-mail
Written by Big Head   
Monday, 28 December 2009 13:07

Via Craigslist. I hear it runs really well on New Year's Day.

Tony Temple Charger 22in Rims (Kansas City MO)

Former Missouri Running back Tony Temple Cotton Bowl MVP and Missouri's only back to back 1000 yard rusher. Is selling his Dodge charger With 22inch white and chrome rims.(factory wheels included) tinted windows, black interoir, is in excellent condition with no recondition or visable defects. Only 50,000 miles. Ride in style for a great deal. Also upon purchase recieve an autograph Mizzou poster! TAKING OFFERS!!!!!!!!!

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