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Every 108 Years, Like it or Not

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Happy we hope football season continues for a long time still season, Tiger fans!

On Friday, our beloved Tigers host Arkansas. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m. Jim and Jessie Yankee, of Flat Branch Home Loans and Easy PC, respectively, are taking care of the main fare this week. They’ll be bringing ribs and ham. As usual, sides, desserts, or other pig related food items would be excellent items to bring to the tailgate, if that’s your cup of tea. A cup of tea wouldn’t be a bad idea either. Call Flat Branch and/or Easy PC for your home loan / computer needs.

The last time Arkansas played in Columbia was 1906.  That year:

  • the average life expectancy was 47.
  • 6% of the population had a high school diploma
  • 20% of the population was illiterate
  • 14% of homes had a bathtub
  • the average wage was $300/year.
  • the Cubs won 116 games.
  • Mizzou beat Arkansas 11-0.
  • and seriously, the Cubs won 116 games.

Insert most of those things are still true in Arkansas joke here.  Except for the Cubs stuff, that stretches credibility.

Go Tigers.  Beat the hogs.  Throwed rolls, Silver Dollar City passes, and a private tour of Bass Pro to the winners (and a trip to the SEC Championship game for Mizzou (and me)).  (I would’ve included Walmart gift cards in the gift basket, but they are mad at everyone for scheduling this game on Black Friday.)

Friday is also Senior Day.  Go in early and give a clap for these Tigers playing their last game in Columbia:


Written by Jason Becking

November 24th, 2014 at 2:26 pm