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It’s football time in Columbia, Missouri, the happiest time of the year. After going undefeated at home last year, the Tigers are prepared to win at all locations in 2004 (& early 2005) on their way to a 13-0 record. Doubters be warned.

Saturday, our beloved Tigers take on the Indians from Arkansas State University at 6 p.m. Nationally known as a women’s tennis powerhouse, little else is known about the school in Jonesboro, Arkansas. I will tell you, however, that if you try to pronounce Jonesboro even close to phonetically correct while actually in Jonesboro they’ll assume you’re on the firewater and will drag you from their dry county. Pray they don’t take you to Blytheville where you’ll face even greater sanctions for your proper diction.

Beyond that, I don’t know much about the Indians except that someone from my high school once went there to play football after scoring a 9 (or 7, but I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt) on his ACT. I’d say he was as dumb as a rock, but I saw a really smart rock on Sesame Street this morning, so I’m not sure it’s a fair comparison.

Since I didn’t know much about them, I went to ASUIndians.com. I then clicked on “Football” and learned all sorts of things from their “Football Resources” — all articles about 2002. I know they’re a little behind down there, still amazed that fire is hot and all, but come on… The grapevine also tells me that the ASU alumni association is planning a pre-game tailgate & bbq. It’s BYO squirrel or turtle (or armidillo if you’re feeding the whole family).

Sarah & I will be tailgating again this fall, Lot D is the new location. For this first tailgate, we’ll also be coupled with the Miller’s Professional Imaging company outing. I figured if we’re going to move to a new spot, might as well make everyone good and mad while we take over the neighborhood.

BYOB is always appreciated, but we’ll also have beer & Buckingham’s available. Expecting about 100 people from work, so it could be quite a crowd at the new tailgating site. I should be at the lot by 1:00 or so, with food scheduled to arrive at 4:00.

as always, screw ku.

Written by Jason Becking

August 30th, 2004 at 12:51 pm

Posted in Tailgating Fun