Happy Super Bowl week!
Although I’m not necessarily a Kansas City Chiefs fan, I will admit it is pretty cool to see a team from Missouri in the Super Bowl. Getting a Stanley Cup and a Super Bowl in the same state for the 2019-2020 sports year would be pretty dang special.
It is important to note that the Chiefs’ coaching staff definitely do bring some Mizzou ties with them as they try to win their second Super Bowl in franchise history.
“I watch Mizzou all the time, I’m a big fan. I was a big fan of Barry Odom, and it was unfortunate he couldn’t get it done. I’ll still be watching Mizzou until the day I die,” - assistant head coach and special teams coordinator Dave Toub told ABC17’s Andrew Kauffman.
Watch: Former #Mizzou assistant coaches Dave Toub and Andy Reid are days away from playing in #SBLIV. They started at MU back in 1989. Reid left in 1991 and Toub left in 2000.— Andrew Kauffman (@AndrewABC17) January 29, 2020
"I'll still be watching #Mizzou till the day I die."
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You love to see it.
Here’s more on Reid’s time at Mizzou.
“What a great experience,” Reid told reports of his Mizzou days last week before the Chiefs left for Miami. I love Columbia. The university is phenomenal. I hate to admit it, but they’ve put out some good journalists.”
“(Leaving Missouri)” was sweet and sour,” said Reid. “I left a team that as just starting to climb at Missouri and was getting us over the hump. That was the sour part. I felt like I kind of ditched out on those guys, and we had all been together for a long time.”
In honor of the upcoming game and the Chiefs, Mizzou Athletics is planning for a Red and Gold Friday on campus.
In honor of the The Kansas City @Chiefs playing in #SuperBowlLIV, let's paint @Mizzou Red & Gold this Friday!— Mizzou Athletics (@MizzouAthletics) January 29, 2020
Wear your Chiefs gear on campus Friday.#MIZ | #ShowMe | #ChiefsKingdom pic.twitter.com/lEgiywlVFQ
Here’s one of the best games on the Mizzou basketball calendar.....the Rally For Rhyan game is set for Saturday, February 8th against Arkansas....and here’s what Rhyan Loos has to say:
On to the Links
Yesterday at Rock M
- Unlikely duo leads Missouri comeback for the ages, writes Ryan Herrera
- Sam Snelling has the Study Hall after the incredible comeback win over Georgia
- Mizzou-Georgia Photo Gallery by Karen Steger and new Rock M photographer Sean Westendorf (seanwest)
- Mizzou Football makes the commitment of DT Benjamin Key official
- Here’s some high praise from SEC Network announcers on Mizzou gymnast Helen Hu against Auburn. Hu was recently named back-to-back SEC Specialist of the Week.
- From PowerMizzou’s Gabe DeArmond: And-One: Comeback win offers a ray of hope.
- Cuonzo Martin thanked the fans for coming out to see the comeback win
- Rivals150 basketball has updates their Class on 2021 prospect rankings and Missouri has a total of 11 offers listed: No. 4 Chet Holmgren, No. 6 Jaden Hardy, No. 20 Hunter Sallis, No. 37 Malaki Branham, No. 40 Matthew Cleveland, No. 63 Kobie Bufkin, No. 95 Tamar Bates, No. 105 Kaleb Washington, No. 110 Jaden Atkins, No. 114 Pierre Brooks, and No. 143 Julian Roper
- Here’s an awesome read by STLToday’s Benjamin Hochman: Mizzou basketball’s Kobe Brown was named for Bryant, after dads met in Philly
- And here’s a pretty cool gesture from Kobe Brown after the Mizzou-Georgia game:
After last night’s Mizzou game, a kid asked Kobe Brown for his shoes. An emotional Kobe gave them to him.— Benjamin Hochman (@hochman) January 29, 2020
Per Kobe Brown’s dad, “He said, 'If something ever happens to me, I want to make sure I've done something special for somebody.'”
- Here’s Aijha Blackwell on what Kobe Bryant meant to women’s basketball
Incredibly thoughtful & emotional comments today from Mizzou's Aijha Blackwell about Kobe Bryant. She's got the Mamba logo tattoo on her right forearm. "He was a real advocate for women's hoops. ... It felt like he was for us."— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) January 29, 2020
- From PowerMizzou’s Eli Lederman: Blackwell reflects on Kobe: “He was everything for me.”
- According to the Columbia Missourian, Missouri’s athletic department operates in red for the third year in a row
- With ticket sales lagging, Mizzou athletics still in the red, writes STLToday’s Dave Matter
- National Signing Day. Soon. #crootin
- Eli Drinkwitz is certainly ready for National Signing Day as well.
- Mizzou Women’s Basketball hosts No. 13 Kentucky on Thursday night. Here’s a preview from MUTigers.com
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