Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Mizzou Links, 8-29-07

I'm back from the east coast and ready to do some hardcore linking!

  • The season starts about 81 hours from now, baby. Go to to find out what Lorenzo Williams and Gary Pinkel are saying.
  • Ticket sales looking to end up around 60K for the Illinois game. Not great, not terrible.
  • So I guess Colin Brown has overtaken Dain Wise at RT.
  • Dave Matter's got a nice feature on Jeremy Maclin, while the Missourian takes on Hardy Ricks. Mike Dearmond looks at the starting DEs--man oh man, could we be good if Stryker Sulak steps up this year.
  • Gabe Dearmond reminisces about Braggin' Rights past, while PM's Jeff Johnson previews the Illinois offense.
  • Another reason why blogs are great: Dave Matter goes 'inside the numbers' on Illinois. Graham Watson doesn't dive into the numbers, but she does go in-depth as well.
  • Well, here's a little extra motivation for Tony Temple: he was left off the Doak Walker Award Watch List, while Shannon Woods and Marlon Lucky were not.
  • Lots of Big 12 teams have comfortable QB situations...and a few don't. I'll be posting some numbers tonight to show just how big a mistake Mark Mangino might be making with his decision.
  • On the recruiting front, here's the latest on Texas CB Kip Edwards (PowerMizzou) and Houston ATH Michael Thomas.
  • MU Soccer also opens the season this weekend against Illinois. Bryan Blitz says “I think we’re super talented, we just need to be more consistent." Seems to be the case more often than not with this team. We'll see what happens.
  • Here's a look at former Tiger WR Brad Ekwerekwu and his attempt to make the Chiefs roster.
  • Finally, Corn Nation wants you to vote for Lil' Red for the Mascot Hall of Fame. I'll make you a deal, Lil' Red: if you come back over to the Tigers' Lair student section on October 6, I'll vote for you. When was it, '99 when he got a little too close to the Lair and almost got ripped to shreds? Gotta say, that was one of the funniest things I've ever seen...rumor has it, the dude was yelling inside the suit...I imagine he was making making a sudden reevaluation of his life and priorities with the thought of dying inside an inflatable rubber suit...pretty sure The Beef didn't think that incident was as funny as I did.