[UPDATE from Bill: "Number of playbacks exceeded." This is our first time embedding videos through google docs, and that was something we didn't see coming. Will fix.]
To me, it still seems a bit inconceivable. If you'd told me a mere 10 years ago that when the 2012 football season started Missouri would not be facing Nebraska, Colorado, Texas nor Oklahoma, K-State, Iowa State, or kansas, I'd have been very confused. There's simply no way you'd have gotten me to believe that the reason we wouldn't be facing them is that, instead, Missouri would be proud members of the SEC.
The SEC? The SEC is football royalty. The SEC is the model inspiration and prime example of why college football is the best athletics product this country has to offer. The SEC is to fanatics in America what 'futbol' is in Europe. It's borderline unhealthy. It's unbridled passion. And it's a conference where the haves and the have-nots stand on equal ground as equal members and keep the best interests of the group in front of their personal greed.
What would Mizzou be doing in the SEC? How would we ever even hope to compete on that level? What is going to happen in the next 10 years that is going to make that remotely possible?
Well, we all know the answer to that now. Mizzou is going to the SEC, and this is a small part of just how we got there. Just imagine where we're going to be 10 years from now.
Larger version after the jump.