Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Yet another win - We have a Pig down!

#9 in the Nation!

Tommy "Little T" Saunders on the catch and run

The gnome came through again. In spite of Matt wearing his unlucky yellow shirt the tigers pulled it off. Lets begin with the tailgate. This weeks tailgate was another first. Jays AssFire chili was delicious, although we found out that while wonderful on their own. Nates dogs are not meant to be served with Chili. Lips and asshole dogs are made to be a chili dog. Who knew. We were a light crowd of only 5 this week. The boys and Carrie. Yes Carrie was in heaven with the attention of the 4 men.

I now have a name! My name is Mitch! So from hence forth I shall be referred to as such.

The game was not what everyone was expecting. A crowd the was quite and just plain flat for most of the game did not help the Tiger defense. Although Chase was looking decent he did slightly over throw Rucker and the it ended up as a pick 6. I personally think that it is ball the T-Ruck normally comes down with, so we will call it a half interception for Chase and half fumble for Ruck. I guess my feeling about this game is that we were due for a let down. We had 3 games against ranked opponents in a row and came through it with one loss to an Oklahoma team that is very good. So to have a letdown against Iowa State I can forgive. We still won. Furthermore ISU is better than their record. Nebraska better look out. Iowa State might just put them in the cellar next year. How fun would that be. Nebraska in the cellar of the North division!

Missouri did not escape the game unscathed. Defensive SUPERSTAR Pig Brown has a ruptured achilles tendon and is out for the season. In a normal year I would think this may be a problem. However this year the tigers are destined to succeed. So Pig is down and Del Howard will step in and be every bit the playmaker that Pig is.

On to Colorado! Buffalo burgers for dinner anyone!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Tigers roll Tech!

Well its official The Tigers are for real but more on that later.

Jason "Gringo" Lewandowski rolled into Columbia with the best ever fajitas. They were soo good. We were joined this week by Jeff, Jenessa, Jamie, Carl, Kelly and JoAnn. It is so much fun when we have a big group! I have some pictures that will get posted soon. There were a few notable incidents at the tailgate. Jays truck got dinged, not once but twice by johnny. That makes 3 dings this year by johnny. He may be retired or modified. Also of note is people putting TP in the johnny. THIS IS A BID NO NO. I think it may have been friends who Welker and big Lew could not turn away. Guys. you know who to turn to in these situations. Snack Pack will be the asshole. So with that lets talk about the smack down that happened.

Tigers 41 - Tech 10

We all felt like the Nebraska game made the tigers a legit team. Well it turns out that Nebraska sucks. Although they did not suck until the got to MU and the tigers took them to the woodshed. But this is about Tech. Can it be argued that they are not the best offense in the nation? They are. The Mizzou defense stepped up and took control of this game. Pig Brown went nuts and the RUNNING game was beautiful. Credit Dave Christenson for coming up with a brilliant game plan. Ball control, clock control, but still with big plays. Rucker had a big one and so did Coffman. But none better that Maclin over the middle and then turning on the jets to get the touchdown. Missouri is for real. They should win the north and the Big 12. I want Oklahoma again. We will not lose to them twice. So that puts us in a BCS bowl. I believe that we had to go undefeated for a National Title, but who knows, the BCS has done stranger things.

Friday, October 19, 2007

It's a Fiesta Bitch!

So I am over it. But I gotta say FU to all the people out there who felt like losing to OU by 10 was a moral victory. The boys at MU never talked about moral victory or giving their best and not coming out on top. Which leaves me with one of my favorite movie quotes.

"Your "best"!? Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and fuck the prom queen."

I am pretty sure that Chase, Chase, Martin, and Pig all fucked the prom queen so I think we are fine.

Now it is Mexican Fiesta week. GOOOOOOOD Times. I am expecting a special appearance from Speedy Gonzalez! Should be loads of fun. There will not be any beans served to try to preserve the well being of all those near the tailgate. There is a possibility of some MINI TACOS. Jason is gonna roll the Fajitas so that will be delicious.

Now on to this weeks game. I am not going to try to break it down. I have three words for those of you who bet on sports. TAKE THE OVER! What the O/U is 110, TAKE THE OVER, you say it just went to 120, TAKE THE OVER.

OK everyone lets have a first class tailgate and bring home a W!

Go Tigers!

Friday, October 12, 2007

On the Eve of the biggest game of the year - so far

Tomorrow the Tigers travel to Norman OK to take on the Sooners. This is the most difficult test so far this year. Winks and I will be watching as we could not make it to the game. This Oklahoma team is by far the most complete team we have faced. Many of the prognosticators are picking Oklahoma to roll in this game. I am not so sure about that. The Tiger offense has yet to be stopped or even slowed down. If slowing down means that we score 33 rather that 40 I am OK with that. I think that the media still saying the MU's defense is weak. My opinion is that the MU defense has been leaning on the offense. They came out against Nebraska and were intense for 4 quarters. They will be "up" and intense for 4 more quarters this weekend. I would look for Maclin to get over 100 yards in the return game and have yet another huge game. I would also look for Coffman to come up big in this game as Rucker will be covered and may not pull in as many balls. This will be a shoot out of sorts but look for a score of 38 -27 with Mizzou scoring a touchdown in the last 2 minutes to put it away.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Photos from the day that was


What a win!

Chase Daniel to Chase Coffman, Just another pitch and catch

Well this was this is the best game I have seen. Far and away it is the most complete performance by the Missouri Tigers. In fact the Huskers decided to rush only 3 and take away the pass. Well that worked to the tune of 401 yards passing with 2 TDs and 0 Interceptions by Chase Daniel. Not to mention the 195 rushing by the Tigers. The offense was error free but it was the defense that stepped up. The defense that has been so suspect the previous 4 games was fired up and looked good. The gave up only 74 yards on the ground and then 225 in the air. I will take that performance any day.

But this blog is about tailgating right. So I have to say God bless the Sweatsuit! Those wings were ridiculous. I am not sure I have ever tasted something so wonderful. It was far and away his best effort on the winds. And that is saying something because Welker can make some kickin wings. We were also joined by Carries friend Lisa and her family, obviously Carries was there and was cool enough to put us up for the weekend. Everyone had a great time and there will be pictures posted later on tonight or Tomorrow.

Rest up everyone. The Sooners are next on the hit list. This schedule looks very difficult. And From the looks of it KU, KSU, CU are going to have something to say about the Big 12 North. Thier schedules all look favorable compared to that of Mizzou. We just have to take em 1 week at a time and be confident. This is a good team. Just keep winning!!!

Thursday, October 4, 2007


Matt may have jinxed us with his early forecast but this does not look half bad.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Is it Saturday yet?

I have been trying to hold back all week and it is driving me mad! The excitement level for this game is nuts. Carrie and Matt will make their way to the tailgate spot early. If we lose our spot to another tailgate crew I will have to drop the Gnome Hammer on them. The plan is to arrive and put up the Johnny and the Tent kick back and watch the TV! Oh yes. The TV will be busted out for the first time our tailgate history!

The TV schedule Looks like this.

Channel 11 11:30 Vanderbilt at Auburn
Channel 13 2:30 Georgia at Tennessee
Channel 17 2:30 Iowa at Penn St
Channel 13 7:00 Florida at LSU
Channel 17 7:00 Teams TBA

The menu should look something like this

Brisket from Kelly
Burger buns
Welker Wings
Nates Dogs
Dog buns
A special surprise sweet treat from Matt
Lots of chips
Lots of Beer
Lots of Vodka
Lots of Red Bull

If anyone can think of anything else let Matt know.

Note to everyone: Bring a camera this will probably be a crowd of over 70,000. It should be a blast.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Is this a tailgate blog or a football blog?

What the hell happened this weekend! Matt's dad made some comment that Colorado beat Oklahoma and Matt laughed it off not knowing that, THAT JUST HAPPENED! Then K-State goes TO Texas and does not just win but dominates the Longhorns with Defense and Special Teams. This is a shout out the supposedly dominate teams in the south. TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS. You are supposed to win these games. Not only were the Tigers counting on the near elimination of a couple of teams, but so were the Huskers. Now they MU and NU go head to head this weekend and what looked like a early game to give a one of the two teams an inside track to the Big 12 title game looks like a must win for both teams to stay alive in the discussion. So the question is, does this deflate the sails of either team, making them see the uphill battle they will have or does it make a team more focused. I am going to be positive and say that this will only serve to focus the Tigers and send them into Big 12 play knowing exactly what they have to do. The Huskers however may be looking at this the opposite way. A loss to USC is excusable, however to not crush Ball State is ridiculous.

The moral of the story. Make sure you buckle up for a great season. This may not only be the best season for our Tigers but it may also be the most competitive. The Tigers might just have to go 7-1 the rest of the way and cannot loose to K-State.

I love college football!