Remembering March Madness of the past
Welcome to the third week of COVID-19 2020 here in these United States. As usual, I hope you all are staying safe and healthy and don’t have too much to worry about other than, you know, the pandemic.
We’re reaching the point where even tangential Missouri stories are drying up, so the Mizzou beat is thinning out. On Sunday, though, everyone must have been feeling nostalgic, because we got an influx of, “let’s remember some good times,” posts.
- Gabe DeArmond is dipping into his vault by ranking the 10 best Mizzou basketball games he’s ever covered.
- More decade-long memories from days of NCAA Tournament past:
- Dave Matter looked back at this past season in Mizzou basketball through the lens of the three-point shot — OK, FINE it’s not technically memories of March Madness, but it’s March and we’re all going mad so we’re counting it.
So what’s your favorite March Madness memory? As I was going back over some of mine, I found myself lost in the 2009 Sweet 16 win over Memphis, specifically at the point where the below link starts. That was probably one of my earliest memories as a Mizzou fan, and I hold it closely.
More Mizzou Links
- Sean Williams graced PowerMizzou subscribers with a Q&A from Daniel Hawthorne, the Tigers’ recent PWO commit out of Louisiana.
- In addition to his piece above, Dave Matter glanced into the future by listing five things to watch for 2021-2022.
- J’Den Cox continues to spit the truth:
No, not if things haven’t changed by then. Because I possibly could infect someone else. If it were something that it would just be my burden then yes, Ex:Zika Virus in 2016. It’s not about me not wanting to compete, it’s about not wanting to possibly bring harm to someone else. https://t.co/KFEXjZhftB— J'den Cox (@MATrix_8692) March 22, 2020
Yesterday at Rock M
Generally this is where we deposit the Missouri-related links that don’t fit with the bigger theme. HOWEVER, there are only so many of those to go around these days.
So as long as I’m doing links (Mondays and Tuesdays!) I’ll be posting stuff that’s getting me through this craziness.
- I won’t post anything directly related to all the COVID-19 projections because let’s face it, we’re in a pretty bleak period for such things! For anyone unaware, two Mizzou employees tested positive yesterday, so I hope you all are staying safe and healthy.
- I’ve had a lot of time on my hands to catch up on some movie watching, and this weekend brought a real gem to the streaming world: Amazon Prime’s Blow The Many Down. Recommended for any fans of dark comedy and small town drama in the style of early Coen Brothers.
- Hip-hop/R&B/Pop lovers: Multi-hyphenate Donald Glover surprise released his latest album under the Childish Gambino moniker, 03.15.20, early on Sunday morning. It’s quite good, but very experimental — it won’t be for everyone. It takes about an hour for a full listen.
- Seth Wickersham at ESPN has an in-depth examination of the Tom Brady — New England Patriots breakup. It’s quite satisfying for all of us non-Pats fans out there.
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