The rare loaded Tuesday links ... guess that's what happens when you've got the NCAA Tournament, coaching rumors, an NFL draft particularly relevant to Mizzou, and the 20th birthday of an awesome band all coinciding...
Mizzou Basketball Links
So this is almost surely going to sound more holier-than-thou than I intend, but ... I think I'm done linking to the Post-Dispatch for a little while. Their sole intent over the last few days, as it pertains to Mizzou, has been to rile up Mizzou fans, either about their undeserving team or their soon-to-be-departing, 'expert-at-non-denials' (seriously) coach. While that's certainly their right (it obviously sells papers) ... and while, for all I know, they're right about every word they've typed ... it's also my right to choose not to link to them.
- MUtigers.com: Mizzou Faces Bearcats in NCAA Tournament
- The Missourian: Kim English to head home for NCAA Tournament
KC Star: Unified Tigers ready for NCAAs
KC Star: Mizzou's up-tempo style could again be benefit in NCAA Tournament
- Fox Sports: NCAA Tournament West region analysis
- Rush The Court: Bracket Prep: West Region
- SI.com (Andy Staples): WEST: Duke will reign, with or without Kyrie Irving
USA Today: Tubby Smith says he expects to stay at Minnesota despite Arkansas reports
Arkansas Expats: Tubby Smith, Anyone?
Other Basketball Links
- KBIA Sports Extra: Official Impact: John Higgins' officiating crew's effect on the Big 12 Tournament
Big 12 DISRESPECT!!!
The Dagger: NCAA seedings leave Big 12 with the most to complain about
ESPN.com CBB Blog: Colorado, Big 12 in a state of shock
USA Today: Colorado changes approach after NCAA tournament snub
Austin American-Statesman: No. 4 seeding is what Horns deserve
Other, Less Disrespectful, Big 12 Tourney Links
KC Star: If not excited, KU is eager for NCAA Tourney
Other Tourney Links
Basketball Prospectus: Seeding by Numbers
The Dagger: The NCAA selection committee's Big East blunder
Chicago Tribune: Expand the NCAA field to 128 teams, Bobby Knight says (You know what? I'm getting close to agreeing with the old coot.)
ZagsBlog: Oklahoma Fires Jeff Capel
Crimson and Cream Machine: So now that Capel has been let go, who do we get to replace him?
The Dagger: Capel fired at Oklahoma, but is still an attractive prospect
ESPN.com CBB Blog: VIDEO: What now for Jeff Capel?
Daily Oklahoman (Tramel): Sooner basketball can do better, deserves better
Daily Oklahoman (Carlson): Next OU basketball coach needs to connect with fans (You know what connects with fans? Wins.)
Daily Oklahoman: Potential candidates to replace Jeff Capel
Mizzou Football Links
- ESPN.com: VIDEO: Missouri WR T.J. Moe
NFL.com (Mike Mayock): Defensive players lead the way on list of top 32 prospects (Defensive players ... and two Mizzou players.)
Dr. Saturday: Draftniks are head over heels for Blaine Gabbert. Why?
Shutdown Corner: The NFLPA's dumb plan to keep prospects from attending the draft
Buffalo Rumblings: Will Blaine Gabbert Fall To Buffalo?
Big 12 Football Links
- CBS Sports: Big 12 nears new television deal
- ESPN.com: Report: Fox, Big 12 near tripling current deal
- Clone Chronicles: Television and the Big 12
Other Mizzou Links
- We Are Mizzou: This Week in Mizzou Athletics
MUtigers.com: Tigers in the Professional Ranks
MUtigers.com: Catching Up with Paola
Mizzou Track & Field
The Missourian: MU's Lars Rise is one of Norway's best heptathletes
- Blazers Edge: Fandumb
Finally, considering how many shows of theirs I have attended through the years, I would be remiss if I didn't point out that yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the Dave Matthews Band's first show. I understand all the rationale for disliking them (and some of their fans) ... but I love them. And I love that my two favorite bands from the mid-1990s -- DMB and Pearl Jam -- are still both touring and making interesting, at least semi-relevant music. If you ask me, I choose bands a lot better than sports teams...
You know how I choose to celebrate the 20th anniversary of anything? Beeramisu.