More believable if it were basketball imo.
But good luck - Maclin is a beast and a half.
|The Jayhawks and Tigers trace the roots of their feud all the way back to pre-Civil War days on the Western frontier when free state Kansas warred against slave state Missouri and each side piled up atrocities against the other. |
These two are so quarrelsome, they can't even agree on the overall series record. Ask a Jayhawk fan, and he'll say Kansas leads 54-52-9. Tiger followers swear it's knotted up at 53-53-9.
When they played their first football game against each other in 1891, monarchies still ruled Europe. The NCAA didn't even exist. Young men have butted heads in Kansas-Missouri games and later marched away to fight in the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq.
So many years and so many games encompassing such a broad swath of American history -- and never was so much at stake for players, coaches and fans as there will be at Arrowhead Stadium.
The game being at Arrowhead has also added to the once-in-a-lifetime excitement that's been building for weeks. The schools agreed 11 months ago to bring their game to Arrowhead in '07 and '08 because Kansas City is the epicenter of their historically impassioned rivalry. Between them, Missouri and Kansas have about 90,000 alumni in the metropolitan area.
Now, although Kansas City Chiefs officials don't want to hear it, this has become the biggest game in Arrowhead's history, too. Besides the nearly 80,000 people inside, as many as 15,000-20,000 could be milling about in the parking lot.
"At this point in time," Kansas defensive coordinator Bill Young said, "this is the biggest game there ever has been."
Without a doubt, it's the most important football game Kansas (11-0, 7-0 Big 12) ever played. Until now, the Jayhawks' major claim to athletic fame has been the NCAA basketball championship banners that hang in Allen Fieldhouse.
For Missouri (10-1, 6-1), which has never won an NCAA basketball title, it's the most important sporting event of any kind.
"Everybody's going to remember the 2007 Missouri-Kansas game. Forever," said Missouri coach Gary Pinkel. "This is what you do this for. It's going to be quite a night."
Doesn't get any bigger than this, and that was BEFORE LSU lost tonight.
Last edited by Lebezniatnikov on Nov-24-2007 at 03:09