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‘Tis the season for a veritable cornucopia of Mizzou Sports news, part 3

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A new week. A new crop of thank yous. And the last one before Thanksgiving.

Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner, I’d thought I’d continue my thankfulness thread started two weeks ago, and take a few moments to shout out some of the people I’m thankful for this week in the Mizzou sports universe. In the first edition of what I’ve decided is my month-long Friday post, I expressed my gratitude for Nick Bolton, Xavier Pinson, Mario McKinney, Jr., Amber Smith, and Elle Brown. In the second edition, I focused on Mizzou Football’s return home (not great in retrospect), Hoops fans’ confidence in Coach Martin, Dru Smith, and Josh Taylor.

Who makes the cut this week, in my final overflowing cornucopia of November (there’s no links next Friday, blame Sam)? Let’s lean back, kick your feet up, take a shot (or several) of some Tennessee whiskey (I don’t like the stuff, but you can partake), and find out who was included.

If you want to get involved and let us know which Mizzou players/teams/Mizzou Nation people YOU are thankful for this week, leave a comment. Seriously, do it. Please?

To kick things off, I’m thankful for Mark Smith and his hot shooting. On a night when it seemed like no one else could hit the 3-ball (newsflash: basically no one else did hit a three-ball), he was on FIRE.

I’m thankful for our hoops defense and our fearless leader, Cuonzo Martin. As I have said before, I don’t think it’s possible for me to love this man more. I am so very, very, very, very thankful he is our coach. As Sam pointed out in his acclaimed Study Hall yesterday, the Morehead State game was, “the Cuonzoiest Cuonzo game that ever Cuonzo’d. Missouri was ALL ABOUT defense and rebounding and it carried the day.” LOVE TO SEE IT, y’all.

I’m thankful for our football seniors- especially Richaud, JJ, Cale, KB, Tucker, Khalil Oliver, Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms, Acy, Ronnell Perkins, and Yasir Durant. Some of these guys have really been through IT, and I’m glad they stuck with us through the tough times. (shameless plug- check out my Wednesday links for more on this)

I’m thankful for my Rock M colleagues for teaching me all about the football with their film rooms, analysis, wild editorials, former player points of view, and yes, even the ill-timed love letters. I also thank them for being so welcoming to the random girl who showed up editing all their stuff. One day, I hope to actually meet you all in person and have a drink.

And finally, I’m thankful for YOU, dear readers/commenters. I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, and thanks for making me laugh pretty much on a daily basis with your ridiculousness.

Now, on to the links we go.

Yesterday at Rock M

More Links:


  • I meant to post this in my Wednesday links, but forgot. Mizzou Football shared a sit-down that KOMU did with Director of Football Operations, Brittany Boehm-Jones.
  • A nice stat about KB and drop-back passes... That sounds good?


  • Mizzou will be visiting the Carolina coast for Thanksgiving 2020 to participate in the Myrtle Beach Invitational, the athletic department announced. This means we will be facing two former Big XII foes next year for certain— kansas and Nebraska. Bring it on.

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