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Had SDSU beaten those Mizzou bastards, we would be ranked in the top 25.
The devotion to the Tigers in Columbia is downright scary. I don't know if this is still true, but in my day when it was a home game, all the city bus routes halted. The only place buses went? The stadium. After one critical win, a spontaneous march broke out downtown, pedestrians 4-lanes-wise for block after block of Broadway, all chanting in unison.
Actually Missouri fan is pretty famous for their fairly poor support. Even now they don't sell out very game. They never travel to bowl games which is why they always get passed over by other teams for better bowl spots.Last year they ended up playing in the Texas Bowl about two slots lower than they figured they deserved. Missouri fans stayed away in force and the Navy team that was supposedly so far beneath them beat Missouri 35-13.Missouri fans have a HUGE case of envy as it pertains to Nebraska and the fact that the Big 10 chose Nebraska over Missouri only made it worse.Missouri made it know they just had to be asked and they could be had and Nebraska played hard to get. But much to Missouri fan's eternal anger and inferiority complex The Big 10 only wanted Nebraska and had no interest in Missouri at all.Missouri fans loves to claim that Nebraska fan is myopic yet they seem to be stuck in 2007 the year it all came together and they landed that mighty Cotton Bowl spot.It's amazing how much Missouri fan is the same jack ass as Kansas State fan. (although KSU fan is more loyal) The same running mouth, the same nothing to show for all their talk, the same inferiority complex. Like most everything else about the Big 12 they won't be missed.Off the soap box.
Oh and they believe Nebraska fan is "better than they are" well check the record book it doesn't lie.
On the plus side the greatest person I have ever met in my life was born and raised in Missouri.
I hear ya, Count - I was thinking more of the local impact. City buses shut down, for crying out loud! I remember businesses would close on game day, too...and the pizza joints would open right after.Thankfully, I had and have no dog in this race - didn't care then and don't care now.All that said...the graphic is pretty accurate. ;-)
Columbia is not a very big town also so it would shut traffic down. It has however grown quite a bit in recent years. According to Wiki it now has over 100,000 people which is 40,000 people larger than it was in 1980.
Holy cats! I remember how dramatic it was, the way the population just about doubled when the academic year rolled around. A base of 100,000 is tough for me to picture.This is my alma mater. I graduated in the 80s (early). You can't believe how magical those brick buildings and falling leaves and S*N*O*W were to a desert gal like me...
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