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Columbia, MO

MEMBER SINCE   September 01, 2010


  • SPORTS MOMENT: The 2003 Fiesta Bowl, of course.
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Who's in the Finals?
  • MLB TEAM: St. Louis Cardinals

Recent Activity

Comment 11 Feb 2015

Ian Bunting has been around on February 10th 20 times in his life, not 19. The day he was born counts as one of those days. Math can be hard for a Michigan man as well.

Comment 08 Dec 2014

I live in Columbia, MO. Missouri's pass rush is ridiculous and their return game is good. That's where it begins and ends with this team. They struggle moving the chains and putting points on the board. Minnesota is just the right team to play Mizzou. They will run all over the Tigers and should be able to shut down their anemic offense.

Comment 10 Nov 2014

You had to suspect they were setting something up when they came out throwing all those short passes. Then, the running game started to come together and Thomas' big play... You could see the seams on Spartie's defense come undone. Great analysis. Man, that was fun.

Comment 07 Nov 2014

I have a ton of anxiety leading up to this game, especially because I have a nine-hour drive ahead of me tomorrow to attend the game. This only intensifies it. I wish I were playing (and about 30 pounds of muscle bigger with a half-second subtracted from my 40 time and 20 years younger).

Comment 06 Nov 2014

I'm going to the game as well. We booked a room in Marshall and plan on hitting Darkhorse brewpub before driving the final 45 minutes up to East Lansing. My wife's cousin went to MSU and suggested the following...

Hopcat is right up your alley-like 120 beers on tap-food is bar food but tasty, beggars banquet has tasty food and drinks and wine, peanut barrel has bomb long islands, and the strip mall on hagadorn has good pizza at pizza house, good sushi at sansu and good Indian at sindu... Depends on where you are staying. There's likely free parking nearby. You can leave a car and get around without one easily. Most cabs are $3 and will take you anywhere in the city limits for that rate. And the CATA bus system is cheap. Have fun watching your team get smashed in the mouth again

LULZ on that last comment.

Comment 09 Sep 2014

Great analysis but even better reaction from 11W readers. Some of the stuff I've seen people post is pretty laughable. "Yes, you, you sitting on the couch in the #5 jersey could coach this team better than a two-time national champion." I so much prefer dialogue where we aren't bashing coaches and players blindly. Yes, Saturday sucked, but it doesn't mean you blow up the coaching staff and bench all the starters. Thanks, all and go Bucks!

Comment 09 Sep 2014

Yeah, I think that's the biggest problem. A few programs will overcome this (Ohio State, Penn State), but not many have the atmosphere or the history of placing players in the NFL to attract talent that otherwise heads south. Does anyone really believe that Illinois or Purdue might haul in a top-20 class ever?

Comment 09 Sep 2014

Yeah, 2006 was the beginning of the end for this conference. Sure, OSU/TTUN met as 1 and 2, but it's been all downhill from there.

Comment 08 Sep 2014

I don't know. I do remember a time in high school when I missed a tackle (kinda like a drop, but on defense). Our senior captain told me he would rip my heart out of my chest if I missed another tackle. I didn't for the rest of the season.

Comment 08 Sep 2014

Yeah, I'm excited to see where this team goes. It reminds me of 2004 when they broke in a ton of new starters and expectations had to be adjusted after a few setbacks. I don't know where this season will find them, but I like the outlook for next year with all this young talent getting experience.