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Mizzou Links, 10-4-12

Happy birthday, Rock M Nation.

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As rptgwb's diary on the side suggests, Every True Son and Mizzou Sanity have joined forces (so to speak) to bring you Rock M Nation. We are thrilled to join Sports Blog Nation, and we hope to continue the level of brilliance, wit, and sheer genius (ahem) that got us here. We'd love it if you registered for the site, started a diary, commented on every post, et cetera, et cetera. We've got high hopes for this site, and we've posted a couple of recent ETS and Sanity posts so you can see what kind of content you're in for here.

Here's what I said when I started Mizzou Sanity:

What I hope you'll see from this blog (and a lot of this depends on who else I can get to sign on here) is far-too-in-depth analysis of Mizzou sports (all Mizzou sports, including lots about wrestling, baseball, and volleyball), combined with a pretty strong look at the Big XII and a general look at college sports as a whole.

That still sounds pretty good to me. So kick back, join in on the discussion, and...screw Nebraska!

I posted that five years ago today. Happy birthday, Rock M Nation. It is rare that somebody can actually say that starting a blog changed their life, but ... here I am. Through the years, Rock M has taken on its own life outside of its main contributors. The community has built upon itself and created unlikely friendships, and, to put it bluntly, it has helped me to land what has to be considered my dream job. If I hadn't contacted Peter Bean about five years and two months ago about the potential for starting a Missouri blog, then I wouldn't have the job I have now. And if RPT hadn't also contacted Peter around exactly the same time (leading to SBN's decision to bring both of us aboard), then the community that come together here would not be the same. So thanks to Peter, Ross, The Beef, and everybody else whose presence and personality led to this weird little site that we have today. Cheers.

(Click the image for an archived view of the page. God bless mcboomofdoom's "I like beer" post on the righthand side.)

And now, on with the show.

Mizzou Football Links

  • This Week
    Mizzou Network: 1 on 1 with E.J. Gaines
    The Trib (Dave Matter): Vandy's Franklin: "Pinkel runs a real program"
    The Missourian: Vanderbilt's Franklin hopes Missouri game propels his team to brighter future
    KC Star: Even at 0-2, Pinkel pleased with MU's transition to SEC
    PowerMizzou: Powered Up: One More First to Go
    Post-Dispatch: Vandy coach says trenches the key in SEC
  • Last Week
    We Are Mizzou: Special Teams Play of the Week
  • What An Odd Scheduling Quirk
    Post-Dispatch: Mizzou facing teams with extra week of prep
  • The Zou
    The Trib (Dave Matter): Pinkel: "Missouri is a place that rocks"

    The Tigers (3-2, 0-2) host an SEC game for the second time on Saturday when Vanderbilt (1-3, 0-2) comes to Columbia, and Gary Pinkel expects another SEC-style atmosphere.

    "If you saw us on TV for our Arizona State game or our Georgia game, I think if you're a member of the SEC, you'd be proud that Missouri is a place that rocks in our stadium, for lack of a better term," Pinkel said on Wednesday's SEC conference call. "I think our fans get it. We're selling out almost every game. We've never done that before. So, our fans remarkably embraced going to the SEC. Why? Maybe for many reasons. Who knows. Maybe the reputation, No. 1, and people consider it and they should the best league in the country."

  • Elvis
    The Missourian: Fisher prepares for another return against Vanderbilt
    KC Star: Elvis Fisher headed back to duty on offensive line
  • Sheldon
    The Trib: Sheldon Richardson is fulfilling expectations
    PowerMizzou: Enjoy the scenery
  • DGB
    Post-Dispatch: Pinkel talks DGB and SEC
  • 2013 Recruiting
    PowerMizzou: Following the Future
  • Mailbag
    PowerMizzou: Tiger Mailbag

Other Football Links

  • Aw, Good For Them...
    Lawrence Journal-World: Sunflower snapshots: Missouri's departure for the SEC has sharpened the focus for KU on its other big rival

Mizzou Basketball Links

  • Preview Season Continues Mizzou Basketball Ready For Exciting 2012-13 Campaign
  • Late Scheduling Adjustment
    The Trib: Alcorn State pulls out of game against MU

Mizzou Diamond Sports Links

Other Mizzou Links

  • Mizzou Volleyball Volleyball Headed to Tennessee, Alabama


  • What Say You?
    So Good: Would You Rather? Hard vs. Soft Tacos
  • And, You Know, It's Been A While Since We Had A Good Guy Fieri Argument...
    Food Republic: Ask Guy Fieri About The Organic Garden Of Flavor Town
    N.Y. Observer: The Crispy Crimes of Guy Fieri: Junk Food T.V. Star Takes Time Square