but it mentions the Tigers several times... by a Mizzou J-school grad that roots for the Jayhawks!?!??? WTF?
The only thing preventing Kansas City from being the perfect college basketball town is the ineptitude of the Missouri Tigers. You could create a montage of great sports moments, all of them with Missouri on the losing side: Tyus Edney going coast-to-coast in 4.8 seconds, keeping UCLA's national championship run alive; Colorado scoring on a fifth down in 1990, keeping the Buffaloes' national championship run alive; a Nebraska receiver kicking the ball into the air in the end zone, leading to a touchdown that, yes, kept the Cornhukers' national championship run alive. The Missouri Tigers are the Washington Generals of ESPN Classic.
Though as a Kansan, I am trying to be mean to Missouri, even though I went to journalism school there. In Kansas City, collegiate rooting affiliations are bound by blood and soil, not matriculation. I root for the Tigers in journalism and for the Jayhawks in everything else.