Mizzou needs a new practice facility, and Drink will do whatever it takes to get it
I know y’all have heard the news. That the Board of Curators are approving a new football practice facility to be built because it needs a full-size field, among other things, and with ALL THE WINNING we’re doing, people want Mizzou to have nice things. To get said practice facility, though, Mizzou is going to need some money from their boosters.
On Drinkwitz’s Tiger Talk on Thursday, he made a rather funny statement, hence my strange headline. According to the KC Star’s Souichi Terada, Drink has volunteered to help by... selling cookies.
Eliah Drinkwitz called the short 60-yard pavilion field a "competitive disadvantage," which is why he wants to improve #Mizzou's facilities.— Souichi Terada (寺田惣一) (@SouichiTerada) December 11, 2020
Next step, then, is fundraising: "I don't care if I have to sell cookies door-to-door, we're going to get it done."
Now that I would LOVE to see. So if you happen to see Drink at your front door (wearing a mask, obviously), asking if you’d like to buy some cookies, please help the guy out.
Moving on, VOTE FOR THE THICCER! 13 votes?!? I’m astonished. He deserves our love and adoration. (side note: if you go to the poll now, he has considerably more, but still... vote)
And finally, in Matter’s chat over at STL Today, he asked readers to vote on what they would rather see this weekend, a win vs Georgia or a win vs Illini. My answer was as expected— basketball. But what’s yours? His results were something annoying like 70 FB /30 BB...
Which win would you rather see on Saturday, assuming you can only have ONE?
This poll is closed
Mizzou Football win vs. Georgia
Mizzou Hoops win vs. Illinois
On to the Links! Big, huge, enormous Mizzou sports weekend! Get some sleep and rest your voices. We will NEED IT.
Yesterday at Rock M
- Sammy interviewed Graham Coffey of Dawg Sports, who has high praise for Coach Drink.
- Nate (the Great) previewed the Georgia Bulldogs.
- Sam had the newest STUDY HALL over that “School That Shall Not Be Named” in VA, complete with a new glossary of terms.
- Aaron posted his weekly Three & Out takes for this weekend’s opponent.
- COMING UP: BK’s look at ‘crootin (!!), football costumes, a Braggin Rights preview, and a Pregamin
- PowerMizzou (free): Gabe and Mitchell were back with some hot football taeks in their newest Blowin Smoke, Presented by Weston Tobacco series. For subscribers, Sean Williams updated some storylines amongst the newly updated Rivals rankings.
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Matter looked at how Damon Hazelton learned how to turn dropped passes into senior year enlightenment.
- KC Star: Souichi Terada asked what it means for Mizzou now that the SEC has reached a new deal with ESPN for premier games.
- The Maneater: Kyle Pinnell wrote that Mizzou’s OL will face its toughest task in the trenches against Georgia.
- Looks like commit Ryan Hoerstkamp will be signing on December 16.
- KC Star: Souichi wrote about how Missouri passed their metaphorical ‘class’ to beat Liberty.
- Columbia Tribune: Eric Blum chatted with Scott Richey of the Champaign News-Gazette about Saturday’s matchup with the Illini. He also detailed 5 things we learned from Mizzou’s victory against Lib$%*. (I’m practicing Sam’s version of not spelling out their school’s name)
- This is so cool. (screams in excitement). Check out Mizzou Hoops twitter for info on how to watch tomorrow’s game.
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Dave Dorr wrote about the beginnings of Braggin Rights, some 40 years ago. Cool story.
- STL Today: Dave Matter was back with a new chat, complete with this interesting tidbit, when asked about Torrence Watson’s lack of playing time:
Watson is almost exclusively a catch-and-shoot shooter who couldn’t catch and shoot last year. The coaches like him. By all accounts, a great team player. But for now he’s the 10th man on a team that’s only going nine deep. There was some thought from this offseason on the staff that he might even redshirt this year, but when the NCAA ruled that this season doesn’t count toward eligibility for all winter athletes there became no sense in redshirting anyone.
- Rock M writer, Aaron Dryden, shared this little tidbit about why Mizzou-SLU isn’t happening (via Matter’s chat):
For the “Mizzou is scared to play SLU” crowd. pic.twitter.com/1tkJaQ2iEN— Aaron D. (@iAirDry) December 10, 2020
- Sports Illustrated: According to Pat Forde, the SEC Commish, Greg Sankey, warned in a letter to the NCAA that their issues resulting from the (lack of) handling violations, investigations, and sanctions is creating a “crisis of confidence” with member schools and the general public. (cough, cough...Will Wade. Bruce Pearl. Bill Self.)
- USA Today: In an opinion piece by Christine Brennan, many college hoops coaches agree that playing basketball while a pandemic rages on is madness.
- Women’s Hoops returns Monday with a (rescheduled) matchup against Missouri State! Welcome back, ladies!
- Flames doused.... tee hee.
Other Mizzou Sports (AKA wrestling)
- So... TigerStyle’s Keegan O’Toole is GOOD. Damn.
Interesting Local/Regional News
- This is so cool. Mizzou North (located on the Business Loop), has officially opened Como Kitchen, a shared kitchen space for (more info at TheLoopComo.com)
- The St. Louis Zoo is opening a 425-acre “north” campus in St. Louis County, which will be called the St. Louis Zoo Wildcare Park, and feature a conservation and animal science center, among other exhibits, according to Valerie Hahn of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. As someone who loves the StL Zoo, can’t wait to check this out.
- In crappy news for SLU Women’s Hoops, barring a reschedule, they’ve now lost their ENTIRE non-con schedule due to persistent Covid issues within the team. Rest up, ladies.
Unless a game is added, this wipes out the rest of the nonconference schedule. SLU's next scheduled game after the 14 days is A-10 opener vs. Dayton.— stu durando (@studurando) December 8, 2020
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