Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A Game and Tailgate for the ages!

Well, it could not be a better time to be a Tiger! Check your calendar and the date is November 25th and do you know what we can talk about. Not only big a Big 12 Championship but a National Championship. I am not making any bold predictions or anything like that. The Tigers need to stay the course. They are not even favored to win against Oklahoma for crying out loud. I just want to make an observation that in most years past we were discussing what mediocre bowl we would go to or even next season. Not this season. The WORST bowl we will go to this year is the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. That would be quite an achievement, but the fact of the matter is if that happens we will have been snubbed by the BCS bowls. Kansas would end up in either the Orange Bowl or Fiesta Bowl over us. We will know everything by next Sunday. But lets focus on what just happened. The tailgate was alot of fun with some new faces to add to the mix. The fire sticks made another appearance with the same result. To give you an idea of the heat Zack had this to say "I just can't do it". He had only eaten 2 pieces of meat. I tried to explain that eventually your taste buds grow back but he was not buying it. The Rice Crispy treats we rock hard because it was so cold. The magic burgers and Brats we delicious as always. But lets talk for just a moment about the post game. There was no post game tailgate because the grill was stolen, presumably by some beakers. Not only that, but our trucks were spat upon and doors were kicked. All I can say to that is stay classy beakers! I thought flying a Quantrill flag might be a bit much but apparently I was wrong. The worst the was done by any of our group was to BUY OUR OWN jayhawk and rub it in the mud a bit and burn it some. There was no destruction of personal property let alone theft. Next year the Quantrill flag may fly high for all to see.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Another year in the books - but wait there will be more to come

It was omelet week for our final tailgate in Columbia. So given that this is the end of the season "in Columbia" I thought we should take a look back at the tailgates that were and try to remember what in the world we ate that day.

vs A&M - Omelets and ASS FIRE hot sticks.
vs Iowa St. - Chili and Dogs?
vs Texas Tech - Fajitas
vs Nebraska - Welker wings
vs Ill St - Philly Cheese steak
vs Western Michigan - Bacon wrapped wienies

If anyone else can remember more then we should make a note of it. It has been a great year so far, but i feel like we have 2 more tailgates to go. If we happen to go to Dallas for the Cotton bowl I think there will be serious tailgating, be lets aim a bit higher and say National Championship. Is it tailgating to grab a hurricane on Bourbon st. or maybe they call them Katrina's now. (First Katrina joke mark the date) I personally believe that if MU wins the big 12 we play for the title, and if not we play in the cotton. It is really that simple.

I would like to thank everyone who attended our tailgates this season. Looks like Kelly and Carrie will become regulars and we would certainly like to see Brad more. You are all welcome to join us any time!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Colorado Highlights

Compliments of ZouDave

Monday, November 5, 2007

Rocky Mountain High!

55-10. Say what you will. Maybe the Colorado Buffaloes are not the team they once were. But the Tigers have not gone to Colorado and won since the days when Corby Jones was winging the ball at Mizzou. The Tigers had not won their first game in November under Gary Pinkel. They have been a horrible team in November and beyond. On Saturday football at Missouri did not just turn a corner. They got to the corner, turned and pushed the accelerator to the floor. The Tigers knew that Kansas had taken Nebraska to the woodshed. So they needed to respond. They did so by putting up 55 on a good Colorado defense. But the defense that was down in a game against Iowa State showed up again and held the Buffaloes under 200 yards of total offense. The Tigers and more and more complete every week. Take a look at the Top 15 in the BCS:

1. Ohio State 10-0
2. LSU 8-1
3. Oregon 8-1
4. Kansas 9-0
5. Oklahoma 8-1
6. Missouri 8-1
7. West Virginia 7-1
8. Boston College 8-1

9. Arizona State 8-1
10. Georgia 7-2
11. Virginia Tech 7-2
12. Michigan 8-2
13. Connecticut 8-1
14. Texas 8-2
15. Florida 6-3

We just have to keep winning and look for 2 of the following three to lose Ohio State, Oregon or LSU. Our schedule is tougher than any of the others. OSU has Michigan late and LSU should have Georgia in the SEC Championship Game. So we will see.

Lets take a quick look at what happened in Lawrence over the weekend. The Beakers put up 76 on the Huskers. While fans of the Chickenhawk may be proud of scoring at will against the Huskers but I contend that that they should be concerned that their beloved Chickenhawks gave up 39 to a very average Nebraska offense. So I say beware Kansas, because the Tigers are rolling and will not be denied this time.

Since this is supposed to be a tailgate blog: Jay and Kelly joined Carrie and I at the house to watch the game. Kelly and Jay brought over bacon wrapped smokies that were delicious and also brought over some Polar Ice vodka which I would not recommend. We all had a great time watching the game and cheering on the Tigers. Jay and Kelly also brought over some firewood so we also had a nice fire for most of the evening. Magic Burgers were enjoyed by all.

Go Tigers

Thursday, November 1, 2007