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The bye week starts on an anxious note with Luther Burden committing Tuesday

Mizzou Links for October 18, 2021.

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It’s the Luther Burden commitment bye week!

Happy bye week, y’all. I know it may seem confusing to call this “happy,” but let me explain — I’m actually a variant version of Josh who came back in time from a timeline in which Luther Burden commits to Mizzou! That makes this week very happy indeed.

Is this the timeline where that happens? I guess you’ll all have to find out for yourselves... but I can say that none of the 247 or Rivals “experts” have changed their predictions since Burden visited Athens over the weekend (two Georgia writers put in Bulldogs picks last Thursday, but they have all the reason in the world to feel supremely confident, don’t they?)

Anyway, feel free to relive this past week’s misfortunes by visiting any of the football-related links below!

Yesterday at Rock M

More Links:

  • It was a brutal end to Sophie Cunningham and the Phoenix Mercury’s title hopes, as they fell to the Chicago Sky in the decisive Game 4 of the WNBA finals. With less than 5 minutes remaining, the Mercury held a 4-point lead, but saw the Sky surge ahead to seal the championship. Still, the mayor had at least one moment to shine.

Big ups to Cunningham and the Mercury on their great season. And congrats to the Sky, even if they don’t have anyone I personally cheer for! (Editor’s Note: You cheer for Candace Parker. Obviously)

  • Avert your eyes, hoops fans — KenPom’s first rankings for the 2022 season dropped yesterday and Mizzou is 96th... good for second to last in the SEC. Yikes! (You’ll need a subscription to access anything beyond the initial list).
  • Nick Bolton anchored a Chiefs’ defense that had its best day in a while, leading the team with 9 total tackles, adding one tackle for loss.
  • A big road win for Mizzou Volleyball, who traveled to Auburn and stole a 3-2 victory!