In the tradition of Stuff White People Like (which was later brilliantly parodied by Every Day Should Be Saturday), I'm going to intermittently kill time this offseason by examining Stuff Mizzou People Like. Today's edition:
Comparing everyone to Clarence Gilbert
I'm pretty sure sliced bread has dealt with fewer comparisons in its lifespan than has Clarence Gilbert. Beat reporters and fans alike continue to champ at the bit to anoint the next Gilbert, and no less than a dozen players in the last 7 years have earned that distinction at one point or another.
So and so is a streaky shooter? OH MY GOD, CLARENCE WAS A STREAKY SHOOTER!
This new guard looks like an explosive scorer? HOLY HELL, GILBERT WAS AN EXPLOSIVE SCORER!
The new guy is 6-2? DUDE, CLARENCE WAS 6-2!
Clarence played basketball? OUR NEW BATCH OF PLAYERS ALSO PLAY BASKETBALL!
Comparisons to Clarence Gilbert are a staple of the Mizzou People conversation, primarily because thinking he'll come along again is far less painful than realizing he's not coming back. This pain is generally temporary, however, as Mizzou People soothe their souls by watching the following video: