Missouri...



  • As if we don’t have enough on our plate…



  • What about them, other than the obvious?



  • They’re back on the schedule this season.



  • I’m glad they’re back. I missed beating their asses on a yearly basis. I also hope they get good enough again to think they can beat KU just so we reject their dreams the way T-Rob did the last time we played a meaningful game against them.



  • Not knowing much about KU basketball when I arrived on campus, Missouri felt like to me to be the big rival for KU, not KState. I always enjoyed the Missouri games and was really disappointed when the rivalry ended. Now that they suck in basketball won’t make as fun to beat them, but it will still be fun. So I am glad they’re back. I’d rather see them than UNC Mayberry coached by Cletus Crankcase.



  • @wissox said in Missouri...:

    Not knowing much about KU basketball when I arrived on campus, Missouri felt like to me to be the big rival for KU, not KState. I always enjoyed the Missouri games and was really disappointed when the rivalry ended. Now that they suck in basketball won’t make as fun to beat them, but it will still be fun. So I am glad they’re back. I’d rather see them than UNC Mayberry coached by Cletus Crankcase.

    Missouri will ways be KU’s biggest rival, not little brother KSU. When people here in Texas ask me about why Missouri is our biggest rival instead of KSU, I reference Texas, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M. Kansas is Texas, Missouri is Oklahoma, and KSU is Texas A&M. Texas considers Oklahoma to be their biggest rival, not Texas A&M even though A&M considers Texas their biggest rival (they still do btw). Texas views A&M as the little brother school just like KU views KSU as the little brother.



  • thing is for it to be a real rival the so called rival has to win every so often. More often then K-State has been able to do with us , at least in Basketball Now I’m sure if you were to ask I would be willing to bet that there are K-State fans feel the same way about us in Football.

    I mean when you can go on your so called rival home floor and beat them what , wasn’t it like 16-17 yrs in a row we beat them on THEIR home floor? -that’s not a rivalry. I agree 1000% Missouri is always more of a true rivalry the K-State.



  • The Missouri rivalry is the one that matters because it matters beyond the state border.

    For example, take Bedlam down in Oklahoma. That’s a huge game. It gets a lot of chatter. But the rivalry is OU-Texas because that one matters nationally. It’s really hard for an instate rivalry to get onto the national stage unless both teams are national level competitors consistently (like Alabama-Auburn in football recently, or Miami-Florida State in the late 80s and early 90s).

    In state rivalries are big locally, but they just don’t have the pull nationally unless both teams are always good. Look at UNC-Duke or Louisville-Kentucky. It works because both teams are almost always good. If there were ever a long drop off, that rivalry would fall apart from the national perspective.



  • Even when MU sucks it is still good for us to have another big emotion game on our schedule.


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