Missouri and Arkansas seem to have turned this into a color vs. color game, which pits black and gold against red and white.
- This means that this game is going to be really damn aesthetically pleasing to us. Every year. For that, I am very thankful.
1. On this holiday, we like to take a moment to reflect upon things that we are thankful for. This football season hasn't given us too many things; but if you could pick a single thing that you are thankful for this season, what would it be and why?
The Beef - I always am thankful that football season provides me with a chance to see so many old friends, enjoy their company, good food and drink and the weather (for the most part). That never changes, regardless of the results on the field.
Chris Bohkay - Getting to meet Jack P at Harpo's before the first game of the season because I recognized his wonderful pants.
Jack Peglow - I'm thankful that this season brought us the wonder of Kentrell Brothers. I'm thankful that it delivered us Barry Odom, future Missouri head football coach. I'm thankful that I was able to travel to Athens (again) and Nashville to see the Tigers play. And I'm thankful for all of the bad photoshops. All of them.
Damnatio Memoriae - Aside from the defense keeping games from being one-sided routs? I guess I'll go with nobody being in the news for illegal stuff, and Gary being able to afford the most bomb-ass cancer treatment on planet Earth.
Sam Snelling - I'm thankful for Kentrell Brothers eating opposing running backs like a turkey dinner at thanksgiving.
jaeger - Mostly, I am thankful for Gary Pinkel, who has given us reason to be disappointed by a 5 or 6 win season. I hate that he has to go out this way, but he has indisputably cemented his place among the all-time greats at the University of Missouri, and has, by and large, done so while maintaining a high standard of character within his program. Everybody has missteps, to be certain, but Pinkel has made it easy to be a Mizzou fan for the last 15 years, and I am grateful for that.
switzy227 - Thankful for the youngsters making their mark: Charles Harris, Terry Beckner, Walter Brady, Corey Fatony, etc. I'm also thankful for having RMN to commiserate with.
AlaTiger - I'm thankful that Mizzou has become consistently good enough that this season is a real disappointment. I'm thankful for a fantastic defense, great players both young and older, and for this site. If I had to deal with a season like this on that other site...yikes.
Oscar Gamble - I'm thankful for everyone who's stuck through everything.
2. Missouri's offense and defense have both been invited to your Thanksgiving dinner. What side dishes are each of them bringing?
The Beef - Defense is bringing the dessert because they’ve been SWEET this year. Offense is bringing the alcohol so I can get through them being there.
Bohkay - The offense would bring mashed potatoes which I find offensive, so that would fit, the defense would bring stuffing, because you know, they stuff opposing offenses...god that was gross. And the special teams would bring turkey legs, because again, you know...kicking and things. Just end me now...
Peglow - The offense was going to bring the turkey, but they fumbled it walking up the driveway. Luckily, the defense brought a few cornish game hens as backup, along with every single side dish and several bottles of wine that they hand-made.
Damnatio - Well, the offense is obviously bringing goose eggs, but how are they prepared? I'll say deviled. Deviled goose eggs. The defense is bringing huge nuts. More of a set around than a side dish, but it fits. And for dessert, they're both bringing turnovers, but the defense is bringing the good kind, the offense's are just sad and soggy.
Snelling - Defense brought the mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, and both pecan and pumpkin pies. All the important essential thanksgiving dishes you need to have dinner except the Turkey. Weirdly enough, not the entire offense showed up, only Drew Lock, Evan Boehm, Connor McGovern and Russell Hansbrough came and for some reason they brought a cornucopia. It's useless and just sort of sits there on the table. SMH, I asked them to bring the Turkey.
jaeger - Defense is bringing the most delicious, delectably prepared turkey. All the meat is cooked evenly, and it's glorious and flavorful. The offense is bringing what appears to be a botched attempt at stuffing, somehow simultaneously overcooked and undercooked, and poorly matched with the turkey anyway.
switzy227 - The defense is bringing pie, because it's so good. The offense is bringing plastic cutlery, because it requires very little effort and doesn't work particularly well.
AlaTiger - The defense is bringing a homemade pumpkin pie with proper pie crust made with lard. Naturally, the pie is topped with real whipped cream. The offense brings dressing which is dry, tasteless, and ignored by all attendees.
Gamble - Offense: stuffing, because they are sluggish and leave you with regret Defense: a heaping bowl of salt.
3. Let's give the people something to good to munch on during the game. What is your best recipe for Thanksgiving leftovers?
The Beef - Heating up whatever on a plate in the microwave until it is hot.
Bohkay - Wait until late night on Thanksgiving, take everything (and I do mean every side and turkey) and put it in between 2 - 3 slices of bread, cover that thing in gravy and eat until you're crying with pleasure.
Peglow - Stuffing. Waffles. Take your every day, average waffle batter, put it in the iron, and add in your leftover stuffing. Serve hot with syrup and gravy and whatever else your little heart desires.
Damnatio - Honestly, I just heap the leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, and dressing into a bowl and microwave it. Maybe put some cheese on top. Like a KFC famous bowl: a failure pile in a sadness bowl. And there's usually enough pie left to have dessert after every meal all weekend.
Snelling - Turkey Tetrazzini is a a requirement or else I get mad. I've had it many different ways, and they're all delicious. But it HAS to be done.
jaeger - I believe that the simplest pleasures are the best. Get some egg rolls, slap some of that leftover turkey on there with just enough Miracle Whip to add a little sweetness and moisture, and enjoy. This is the only context in which Miracle Whip is the right choice. I also greatly enjoy eating the leftover cranberry chutney my future mother-in-law makes, but it doesn't require any additional preparation once it's made. You just put it in your face.
switzy227 - Take that leftover turkey/gravy, mix it into the mashed potatoes, add in some hearty greens and crumbled bacon. Excellent one dish meal.
AlaTiger - While many excellent approaches have been mentioned, my favorite comes after all of those things have been exhausted. I take the carcass, throw it in the stock pot, and make turkey rice soup.
Gamble - Take one hotdog, cook it, put it in a bun, garnish it as you desire and voila, a sandwich!
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