MMQB: Show Me, Mizzou & Other Lesser Important Stuff

Show Me, Missouri. All eyes, at least those of the college sports world, are looking toward Columbia, Missouri.

Is the domino teetering, ready to fall in a southeasterly direction? Or, are they shoring up their midwestern foundation?

I know Cardinal fans have out their binoculars, hoping for a better view. So too, West Virginia Mountaineer faithful. That dunderhead that runs the Big East is surely looking askance toward the heartland.

Are the Tigers waiting for Mike Slive, having satisfied his constituency, to give the all clear? Are they looking for some props from DeLoss Dodds and David Boren, a peck on the cheek perhaps, a slap on the back, some extra cabbage in the pocket?

Or, is this rarely exalted school — athletically speaking, of course — simply milking its Warholian 15 minutes in the spotlight?

Whatever. Show me, Mizzou. Show me. Now.

The College Pigskin Nation turns its anxious eyes to you.

Cats Thwart My Heisman Guy. There’s not much about UK’s performance against South Carolina to make the Wildcats proud.

Except for this. They stopped my man, DL Melvin Ingram. Ingram, who has scored three TDs this year and turned Auburn’s Tigers into his own personal pussycats (though the Gamecocks lost that one), was held to 0 sacks, 0 tackles for a loss, no picks, no fumbles recovered and but one stop total.

So, hey, Kentucky’s got that goin’ for them, which is nice.

They Called Him Al. Always sad to see somebody pass away, especially when he/she was a stalwart in their given craft.

Al Davis was such an elusive figure in later life, I, for one, forgot his estimable contributions to professional football.

For whatever reasons such perspectives evolve, I loathed the Raiders during those glorious early days of the AFL. Don’t know why. Can’t explain it.I hated John Madden when he was coaching there.

During the 70s, I hung around for a bit with some fellows who loved the Raiders. I remember watching one of Oakland’s games at a guy’s pads. The black shirts were behind. The guy got up, walked into another room, came back carrying a little bottle.

“It’s time for Oakland Raiders cologne.”

The bottle was passed around, each fellow dousing a dab on his neck. Who was I to disagree? Raiders won.

In later years, I learned to admire the rebel in Davis, the impunity with which he’d snub his nose at the increasingly corporate NFL under the tutelage of Pete Rozell and beyond.

Oddsmakers. Both U of L and UK are having basketball luncheons in Louisville this week.

What are the odds that Little Johnny and Little Ricky hurl some not so veiled barbs at the other.

Coach Cal: 92% chance he makes some Little Brotherish reference.

The Rick: 92% chance he proclaims how he’s mature enough not to react in any manner whatsoever, and won’t stoop low to respond or even mention any petty jealousies that others might exhibit toward his Louisville Cardinal basketball program.

Hail to the Victors. Michigan is still undefeated. So is Houston. And Kansas State. And Georgia Tech. And Illinois. And Clemson. And Oklahoma State. And Stanford. And Boise State. And Wisconsin.

Plus the Holy Trinity of Alabama, LSU and Oklahoma.

While I haven’t looked up the exact stats — I’ll leave that to Pat Forde, who is getting the big bucks to do real research — I can’t recall a season when so many teams have had unblemished records this far into October.

There’s a legit possibility that there might be 6 undefeated teams at season’s end — one from the ACC, SEC, Big 10(12), Big 12(9,10), Stanford and Boise State.

Your move, BCS.

Oddsmakers, Part Deux. It is reported that the parties negotiating a possible settlement to the NBA labor situation are meeting today in a last ditch effort to save the entire season.

What are the odds that a full 2011-12 NBA schedule is played?


What are the odds the entire season will be lost?


Tigers/ Tiger Update. Detroit was rained out. Thirteen players finished between The Messiah and Bryce Molder, who won the always in the news Open.

Has Been Report. The Vikings won. You Know Who is back to working out with Hattiesburg H.S. wideouts.

– Seedy K


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