Jason's Untimely Thoughts

Opinions may change over time.

Archive for October, 2004

‘Pokes Fun

without comments

I mentioned earlier this year that football season is the happiest time of the year…. That is never more true than Homecoming Weekend. When else can you wake up on Saturday morning full of energy and excitement, go sit in the rain and watch a parade full of floats that are falling apart, walk through countless wet leaves to get to the game, and then realize it’s 15 degrees cooler inside the stadium than it was at the tailgate? Ahh, those are good times. Luckily, this year the weather man is calling for clear skies and a high of 66. It will be nothing but fruit punch and bubble gum here in Columbia, Missouri.

Game time Saturday is at 2:30 p.m. against the Cowboys of Oklahoma State University. Sarah & I will be at the tailgate around 11 or so. As always, if you’d like us to bring anything out for you please have it to our house sometime Friday night. We’ve got wings coming again and appreciate everyone’s efforts on food/drink thus far this year. If you haven’t been to the new tailgating spot yet, you’re missing out. It turned out to be a great move.

We’re just past the halfway point of the season with 3 home games remaining. These three games will give all Mizzou fans the opportunity to discover for themselves exactly which is more obnoxious — Orange Pants, Purple Camouflage, or mythical shoe-wearing birds. I believe we all know the answer to that question already, but to give a nod in Okie State’s direction, as a wise man once told me “You can’t be proud running around in orange pants.”

This game may very well be the toughest remaining on our schedule, but a win over the ‘Pokes (their stupid nickname, not mine) along with the losses KU, CU, and either Neebraska or K-State will suffer will combine to cement our status as Big XII North champeens.

Other tidbits, some joker from CNN is Grand Marshall of this year’s festivities… I don’t know who it is, but it would be cooler if it was James Earl Jones…. the basketball Tigers will scrimmage in the new arena an hour after the football game is over… The scrimmage will cost you $5 to get in… Word from the coaching staff is this year we have a true point guard and we’ll focus on rebounding and defense… Wait, that might have been last year’s word… or the year before… Hey, at least we’ve got a shiny new arena… Sarah is taking pictures at the Tony Bennett concert Friday night including a meet and greet session later that night with the Super Big Wig donors… None of us even qualified to get an invitation to the party, much less the Super Big Wig donor meet and greet… Every politician of all stripes will be in the parade Saturday morning and will have enthusiastic lackeys passing out crap before the game… Nothing you do all day will be more fun than yelling “PROPAGANDA” very loudly right as each one of those jokers tries to give you their cleverly-designed red & blue flag-motif sticker… Brad Pitt is supposed to be in town sometime this week… I plan on stalking him just so I can make fun of his college drop-outedness… Stupid Machi…. Doesn’t he know he’ll never be succesful without a college degree?

screw ku.

Written by Jason Becking

October 19th, 2004 at 12:56 pm

Posted in Tailgating Fun