Michael Atchison

  • joined May 27, 2008
  • last login Apr 18, 2014
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Michael Atchison contributes to Rock M Nation, and is the author of True Sons, A Century of Missouri Tigers Basketball. His work has also appeared in Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and The Providence Phoenix.

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Death by fall

If Frank Haith is going to have a chance of having a long run in Columbia, the foundation for his success will be found somewhere in next year's mix of thirteen players.

The Greatest, #39-38: MU & Denmon vs. KU (2012)

"When the hour was turning late/And the game was on the line/The Tigers needed more than eight/So he simply gave them nine."

The Greatest, #47-46: Mizzou 1994 and MU-NU

Every once in a great while, instead of Tyus Edney's shot going in, Eric Piatkowski's shot rims out, and we let out a loud noise because in that moment we are victorious and invincible.

Phil Pressey Draft Profile

At his best, he's good for four or five "wow!" passes a game.

Mizzou Links, 5-8-13

Stupid and smart on the diamond, and the nerds say we're going bowling.

Hoop M Nation, Jan. 10

On pain and painfully great performances.

Hoop M Nation

On Jabari Brown, Braggin' Rights, the vanishing Big East, and a pretty weak SEC.

Hoop M Nation

Party Starter and a Brown of Some Renown.

EXCERPT: Michael Atchison's XL

Michael Atchison's novel XL tells the story of David Hankins, whose rock and roll dreams are dashed when his future brother-in-law steals David's band and goes on to global success.

Old Man Football meets Hoop M Nation

Laurence Bowers, Springsteen, Dave Brubeck and the 1979 Pirates.

Ask Old Man Football

The spread offense is a proxy for losing.


Ask Old Man Football

Friends, last week I called you pansies, and I’m not proud of it. On the other hand, it seems to have prompted several of you to actually submit questions this week, so I’m not going to...

Ask Old Man Football

Yeah . . . Alabama.


Ask Old Man Football

Friends, last week I provided you my email address and the first message I received was from a young woman named Anabella who sent me unspeakably filthy pictures of herself and asked if I wanted...

Ask Old Man Football

So, if you’re lovelorn, confused or curious, send your questions in, and a young person will access them, print them on paper and give them to me. And then I’ll answer them, or I won’t, depending on their quality and my mood.


Ask Old Man Football

Before Marching Mizzou’s Blood, Sweat & Tears medley; before Blood, Sweat & Tears; before tears, because football was full of blood and sweat and men who didn’t cry, I was there, watching the...

He Gave Them Nine

The quiet one, so rarely speaksUnlike both Mike and KimHis jump shot had been lost for weeks‘Til he found it in the gymWhen the hour was turning lateAnd the game was on the lineThe Tigers needed...

And in the end, the hate you take is equal to the hate you make

Sometimes the fates write poetry. Sometimes you get the game that you deserve. Three months ago, no one foresaw that Missouri and Kansas would each enter Saturday night’s contest with...

Talking Hoops at the End of the Century

I'll join the Closers just after 5:00 CST to talk about the 106th annual (and last regularly scheduled) Mizzou-Kansas men's basketball game in Columbia. 1400 AM in Columbia, KFRU.com worldwide.

Former Tiger Justin Smith named first-team All-Pro AND second team All-Pro

The defensive tackle/defensive end becomes first defensive player honored at two positions in the same season.

"Hearing that Mizzou safeties coach Barry Odom will become d-coordinator at Memphis #kcsports"

From @BlairKerkhoff on Twitter. Update from Bill: Trey Hobson seems to think Odom has accepted the job. He probably has pretty good sources.

Denmon fourth on CBS national player of the year watch list

And completely deserving. If he keeps playing like this, he could end up as Mizzou's fourth or fifth all-time scorer. Time to start thinking about where he fits in the program's history.

ESPN: Legal threat delays Aggies' move to SEC

Report says that one Big 12 school has withdrawn its consent to let A&M leave without a legal fight. It's fair to guess that Baylor is that school.


RMN Community Roundtable, 8/31/11

Given that Bill blew off the roundtable today, we turn it over to you, loyal readers.  Do your best with these four questions. 1) Which new player are you most excited to see this weekend and...

"Game on . . . "

That's the latest tweet from Bill, which I interpret to mean (1) a baby is being born tonight; and (2) you're not getting links tomorrow morning.

No static at all

Mizzou has announced that KMBZ is the new radio home for Tiger sports in Kansas City. Games will be broadcast at 980 AM and on the station's new FM signal, 98.1

So this is the Texas high school football that Tepper talks so much about. Now I get it.

So this is the Texas high school football that Tepper talks so much about. Now I get it.

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