Saturday, April 23, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
blog. So now we'll be reaching for football news, but it's going to be out there and I'll try to find as much of it as I can. Stop by and see my current event section on my web page.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
1. The Catch
No, I'm not talking about Montana to Clark. I'm referring to September 18th of 2010. The Tigers season appears ready to derail before it ever gets out of the station as they trail lightly regarded San Diego State 24-20 with less than a minute to go. Suddenly, out of no where, Blaine Gabbert finds TJ Moe for a 68 yard touchdown to save the season. Without that, who knows where the season might have gone.
2. The Return
opening kickoff and I've not been in Memorial Stadium where the volume was that loud since the 4th quarter of the 2003 game vs Nebraska where the Tigers ended 24 years of frustration.
3. Robin Pingeton hired
I know. Women's basketball isn't a major sport. In the food chain at Mizzou, it ranks about even with golf and cross country. But it was making a statement that the Tigers weren't giving up on any sports, whether it had a following or not. While I'm not sure I always agree with the philosophy, it is pretty much the mission statement of the athletic department, and I expect to see her bring women's basketball to a level of competitiveness that we just haven't see before.
4 Mike Anderson resigns
I probably shouldn't have capitalized his name, and I doubt that he's ever mentioned again, but the cowardly and deceitful way that former coach anderson left is something that I'm going to remember. He did raise the bar of the program after the Quin Snyder debacle, but I hope that at some point he learns to tell the truth. Frankly, I wouldn't believe the man if he said good morning.
5 Gary Pinkel's contract extended
This just happened today and I couldn't be happier. Coach Pinkel signed a 2 year extension which means he remains in CoMO until 2017. Coach signed the extension for the same money he was making, although he does receive an extra 100 k contributed to his annuity per year, and an extra 150,000 to be distributed among his assistants. This may or may not be the last extension the coach signs, but I still expect to see a statue of him outside the stadium after he retires.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
Lost in the shuffle of the opening day loss, 4-2 to the Los Angeles Angels, something we're probably going to see a lot of this season, was the reopening of the George Brett Bridge in time for the first pitch. It was really remarkable to me that the contractor, Clarkson Construction was able to get this done in the time allotted. The bridge was imploded on January 14th, following the Chiefs final game, which was later than expected following a season that included a home playoff game. Had the bridge, with it's I 70 access not been completed in time, it would have been all that much tougher a sell to get people into Kauffman Stadium. Realistically the Royals could struggle to avoid losing 100 games again this year. But it does make it easier for us to make a snap decision to head out to the park on a warm summer evening.
score last season.
score last season.