This was a particularly stupid week for Mizzou. Ehren Earleywine got himself fired, Kaleb Prewett and Terrence Phillips got suspended, the basketball team has lost two games in a row for the first time all year, the women’s team lost before they could reach the top 10, etc. Not particularly fun.
It is time, then, for a palate cleanser. Here are 10 Mizzou things that make me happy as we wait for the present tense to get in a better mood.
1. Football players buying books
This was fun.
2. Torrence Watson is coming soon
Coming pic.twitter.com/M183LoDat0— Torrence Watson (@TorrenceWatson) January 26, 2018
3. We’ve got another season and a half of Sophie Cunningham
(You read Dave Matter’s Sophie profile last week, right?)
4. Jarvis Ware: also coming soon
This Mizzou cornerback signee gets the Bud Elliott Seal of Approval.
Ware’s Island pic.twitter.com/2gaqjzS45e— Jarvis Ware (@WareJarvis) January 27, 2018
@SBN_BillC @RockMNation told y'all a year ago dude could ball. Sick tape.— SB Nation Recruiting (@SBNRecruiting) January 27, 2018
5. Drew Lock: coming back
6. The Reign of Sikkema begins soon
Preseason All-American T.J. Sikkema was 8-2 with a 2.72 ERA, four saves, and 81 strikeouts as a freshman last year. He’s back, and so is flame-throwing senior Bryce Montes de Oca, who began to get his control under, uh, control for a bit last year. Baseball season could be fascinating.
Oh yeah, and new turf.
First practice on the new Simmons Field ✅#MIZ #C2E ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/Sj0KOuUNMA— #MizzouBaseball (@MizzouBaseball) January 27, 2018
The Tigers are outside!— Tex Little (@TexLittleSS) January 26, 2018
And playing on the new turf. pic.twitter.com/pf78KF8b13
You read Jarrett Sutton’s story yesterday, I hope, sandwiched between the negative headlines. If not, do it. If so, do it again. Laurence Bowers says so.
This article is GREAT! Proud to call you my brother @JarrettTSutton ... I’m pretty sure this will inspire someone that reads it. #HAK #LoveBro https://t.co/JrJtwxOLsI— Laurence Bowers (@LBowers_21) January 26, 2018
8. Speaking of the Party Starter...
9. And while we’re at it...
...watch Mizzou-Memphis 2009.
10. Fine, since we’re reminiscing...
Mizzou > Bert