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A Mizzou Festivus for the Rest of Us

Mizzou Seinfeld-related Links for Friday, December 22

A Mizzou Festivus for the Rest of Us

Gather ‘round the aluminum pole, friends & family. It’s time to celebrate all things Black & Gold. For you Seinfeld buffs out there, I realize the actual parts of Festivus is out of order. Deal with it.

Feats of Strength

For this category, I’m extending feats of strength to entire teams, physical strength, skill, athletic prowess, and knowledge.

  • Seton Hall Pirates Hoops: Thank you, Jersey Boys (good musical), for making Mizzou’s loss on Sunday seem less bad. Maybe they are, as Dennis said post-game, a tournament team.
  • Mizzou Soccer showing their smarts in the classroom this fall, while the student-athlete population registered a cumulative grade-point average of 3.33, the highest Fall semester student-athlete GPA in the university’s history. (per MUTigers.com)

Honorable Mention:| Women’s Hoops (3.621) | Softball (3.558) | Volleyball (3.534) | Swim & Dive (W- 3.359; M- 3.387) | Gymnastics (3.465)

  • TigerStyle is ranked no. 2 nationally. In the truest sense of the Feats of Strength competition, Brian Smith’s crew wins out. Individually, Keegan dominates.
  • Sean East II’s Efficiency
  • Mizzou Football 2024 Recruiting Class
  • Mizzou Football Portal Success... my God. It continues. [side note: Poor Nate. His work on Recruiting Resets is seemingly neverending]

Airing of Grievances

In the words of noted philosopher, Frank Costanza, “I’ve got a lot of problems with you people (general usage here, as I’m not attacking you, reader), and now you’re gonna hear about it.”

  • The NCAA: Honestly, I’m not sure anything else needs to be said about that.
  • Mizzou Arena during WBB games: Open up more concession stands that have good beer. Or put Logboat beers at the stands that are open, if you just can’t be more accomodating.
  • Oklahoma fans: What the actual hell? (disclaimer: I am sure they’re not all terrible, but this is real asshole behavior OVER A COLLEGE KID PLAYING A SPORT).

Festivus Miracles

  • No opt-outs for the Cotton Bowl: which is pretty unreal, when you think about it
  • Return of both Kirby Moore & Blake Baker: Honestly, the continuity is huge. Blake Baker’s response might be the best of all.

On an unrelated note that doesn’t really fit into any of my Festivus categories: Happy Braggin’ Rights Night to all who celebrate! (per MUTigers.com)

On to the Links!


Yesterday at Rock M


More Links:

Football

Hoops

  • It was so pretty.
  • Ooooh. I love a good theme night. How does that work for season ticket holders, though? Inquiring minds — me, in particular — want to know. More info at MUTigers.com

Other Mizzou Sports

  • 50 — well, now 49 — days til Mizzou Softball!
  • Way to go, Mizzou Baseball!
  • Looking good, Mizzou Track & Field!
  • First transfer portal loss for volleyball

Mizzou in the Pros

  • Kobeeeeee (Clips)

12/21 v. OKC (L 134-115)): 10 min | 2pts on 1-3 FG (0-2 3PT) | 1 PF | +1

12/20 v. DAL (W 120-111): DNP

12/18 v. IND (W 151-127): 6 min | 0pts on 0-2FG (0-1 3PT) | 1 REB | 1 AST | 1 TO | 1 PF | -5

UP NEXT: Sat 12/23 v. BOS 2:30pm | Tue 12/26 v. CLT 9:30pm, NBA TV | Fri, 12/29 v. MEM 9:30pm, NBA TV

  • MPJ (Nuggies)

12/20 v. TOR (W 113-104): 33 min | 12pts on 5-13 FG (2-7 3PT) | 6 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 1 PF | +10

12/18 v. DAL (W 130-104): 23 min | 8pts on 3-8 FG (2-3 3PT) | 4 REB | 1 AST | 1STL | 2 TO | 1 PF | +13

UP NEXT: Fri 12/22 v. BKN 6:30pm | Sat 12/23 v. CLT 6pm | Mon 12/25 v. 1:30pm | Thu 12/28 v. MEM 8pm

  • JC (Jazz)- INJURED

Per the Jazz, JC was diagnosed wtih a right bicep femoris strain in his thigh and will be re-evaluated in two weeks. GET WELL SOON, JC!

12/21 v. DET (W 119-111): DNP (still out)

UP NEXT: Sat 12/23 v. TOR 6:30pm | Tue 12/26 v. Spurs 6:30pm | Thu 12/28 v. Pels 7pm

  • D’Moi (2-way South Bay/Lakers) - currently back with South Bay

12/21 v. BC (W 128-126): START 33 min | 13pts on 3-9 FG (3-7 3PT) | 4 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 3 TO | 1 PF | -18

12/19 v. OSC (L 121-113): 28 min | 20pts on 8-20 FG (3-11 3PT) | 2 REB | 3 AST | 4 STL | 1 BLK | 4 TO | 3 PF | -16

12/16 v. ONT (L 127-121): 29 min | 11pts on 4-12 FG (2-9 3PT) | 3 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 3 PF | -9

UP NEXT: Thu 12/28 v. Spurs 7pm ESPN+ | Sat 12/30 v. LEG 7:30pm

  • Jontay (2-way Raptors 905/Toronto)

12/19 v. SKY (W 129-110): 22 min | 23pts on 9-14 FG (3-5 3PT) | 15 REB | 6 AST | 2 STL | 3 BLK | 2 TO | 4 PF | +26

12/14 v. BLUE (L 125-120): 25 min | 9pts on 3-7 FG (1-3 3PT) | 5 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 3 TO | 4 PT | +8

UP NEXT: Fri, 12/22 v. MEM 9:30am | Wed 12/27 v. KNICKS 6pm ESPN+ | Thu 12/28 v. G0-GO 6pm ESPN+ | 12/30 v. Herd 1pm

  • Zay (Wisconsin Herd, Bucks G-League)

12/20 v. BLUE (L 116-117): DNP

12/16 v. GRD (L 121-83): 26 min | 15pts on 6-7 FG (3-3 3PT) | 3 REB | 4 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 2 PF | -26

UP NEXT: Fri 12/22 v. LEG 3pm ESPN+ | Wed 12/27 v. NETS 5pm ESPN+ | Sat 12/30 v. LEG 7:30pm

  • Tilly (Greensboro Swarm, Hornets G-League)

12/20 v. IWA (L 121-92): 33 min (start) | 20pts on 10-11 FG (x-x 3PT) | 13 REB | 3 AST | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 3 PF | -23

UP NEXT: Fri 12/22 v. SLC 12:30pm ESPNU | Wed 12/27 v. SKY 6pm ESPN+ | 12/30 v. Herd 1pm

  • Congrats to former Tigers Justin Britt & Lindsey Hunter for their nominations to the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

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