1. Two days to Ole Miss
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Missouri's Pinkel, Ole Miss' Freeze debate whose upcoming opponent is more talented
Post-Dispatch: Freeze not surprised by Mizzou rebound
KC Star: Missouri football team has no room for error in last two games
KC Star: South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier won’t hand scouting tips to Mizzou’s foes
PowerMizzou: Powered Up: The way it should be
We Are Mizzou: Mizzou Tiger Talk
Mizzou Network: 1 on 1: EJ Gaines Ole' Miss Preview - YouTube
2. It's Awards season
MUtigers.com: Gary Pinkel Named Semifinalist for National Coach of the Year
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Pinkel one of 16 semifinalists for Maxwell coach of the year award
The Missourian: Pinkel leads list of Tigers' award candidates
Mizzou Network: Michael Sam Highlights - YouTube
3. "Family atmosphere" is no lie, huh?
4. Recruiting is a long game
5. Two days to Gardner-Webb, too
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Basketball Back In Action Saturday At 2:30 p.m.
The Trib (Courtside View): Fuller talks about Tigers' development, looks ahead to Gardner-Webb
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Basketball Welcomes Make-A-Wish® Missouri Wish Kid, Chanessey
Mizzou Network: 1 on 1: Tim Fuller Gardner-Webb Preview Interview
Swimming & Diving
MUtigers.com: Tigers Host Mizzou Invite Thursday Through Saturday
7. Hang in there, Dr. Z
8. It all went wrong in 1998
You know how people have to make a disclaimer when talking about time travel? Like, "If you could go back in time and do anything (other than kill Hitler), what would you do?" I think my own personal disclaimer when it comes to music and pop culture would be "If you could go back in time and do anything (other than stop Total Request Live from taking hold), what would you do?" Man oh man, did pop culture skew into a pretty awful alternate reality of polished teen pop stars and screaming kiddies in Times Square that year...
(And yes, I know screaming kiddies have always been part of pop culture. But in 1997, they weren't the dominant force they became in 1998...)
...that said, these are great (and depressing) reads, especially the Dave Holmes one. Well done, Vulture (screw you, Vulture).
Vulture.com: Dave Holmes on MTV’s Biggest Moments in 1998
Vulture.com: Revisiting the One-Hit Wonders of 1998
Vulture.com: Timeline of Titanic’s World Dominance in 1998
Vulture.com: Let’s Remember the Celebrity Couples of 1998