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A hillbilly journalist who left Mizzou in 1970 to pursue his dreams . . . and returned thirty years later to retire in the hills he loves.

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All-Time Bowl Contest Ranking (Part One)


How do you compare to the rest of the group?

Past Bowl Pick 'Em Results


How good is the competition? Check it out.

Meat for Thanksgiving: A Childhood Memory


It wasn't turkey . . . it was even better!

The Greatest, #23: Roger Wehrli


Wehrli moved almost effortlessly through a crowded backfield to defend a pass, or through a hectic open field with a football cradled under his arm, eating up ground with a long-legged stride that didn't even look fast . . . but it was.

The Greatest, #36: Mizzou 1969


Having never tasted of perfection, I am happy to remember the taste of near perfection.

The Greatest, #52: 1968 Gator Bowl


The year of countrycal's immersion into Mizzou sports.

The Greatest, #53: Jon Sundvold


He will forever be connected to classmate Steve Stipanovich, but he would have been an All-American by himself.

Tragedy on the Ozark Trail


Bill, The following is a story I wrote a couple of weeks ago which has absolutely nothing to do with Mizzou sports – but it is something that I have been involved deeply with and which has taken a...

Well, Tooz, We Hardly Knew You


A former Tiger who became All-American for someone else.

2012 in review: August


Football practice begins, the students return to campus, and we get a glimpse of (hopefully) future greatness when the basketball team takes a swing through Europe.

Beware A Two-Strike Count!


Countrycal's delayed thoughts on the Michael Dixon affair.


Razorbacks Are Just Another Scavenger

Being an avid history buff, I have long enjoyed the Civil War element of our rivalry with the Jayhawkers of Kansas, including the famous sacking of Lawrence by Missouri "outlaws." In recent...


TW3 - A New Missouri Compromise

(One final rant on re-alignment by a Mizzou fan from the 1960s.) The sun was coming up in the east on a calm Monday morning as two men climbed to the top of Memorial Stadium in Lincoln,...


How Conference Change Might Affect Away-Game Fan Participation

With all the ongoing discussion regarding a possible swith by Mizzou from the Big XII to the Big 10 (11?) I thought it might be interesting to see how this would affect Mizzou fans' travelling...


Do Lefthanded Shot Blockers Have a Natural Advantage?

   One of the first thoughts that crossed my mind while considering the addition of Ricardo Ratliffe to the Mizzou roster was whether or not the young man was right- or lefthanded. While that may...

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