Chances are you already know this, but if you live under a box somewhere in Missouri, or if you live somewhere far away from Missouri, or if you don’t give a care about college football, you may not know that ESPN’s College Gameday is coming to Mizzou this weekend!
It’s all very exciting. The whole town is a-twitter (literally tweeting the crap out of #MizzouGameday, thanks JSchool) with excitement. It’s just a huge culmination of Mizzou excitement for several reasons.
#1. It’s ESPN Gameday ON THE QUAD. Most epic place to host College Gameday ever? I think yes. Also we’ve never hosted Gameday before, so that’s legit.
#2. It’s Mizzou’s 99th Homecoming celebration. We invented Homecoming. Jeopardy says so. We take it seriously here with a month’s worth of events and activities, culminating with this weekends Greek House Decs, the Homecoming Parade and the game.
#3. The BCS #11 team (Mizzou) is taking on the BCS #1 team (Oklahoma) for the ultimate Big 12 showdown. Personally, when I saw that we were playing Oklahoma for Homecoming, I thought it was a terrible idea. They’ve always been disgustingly good (the only team to beat us in 2007, and they beat us twice, stupid Sooners), and after getting KILLED by Texas at Homecoming last year, I wasn’t looking forward to a repeat. Even now I am pretty skeptical that we’ll pull out a win (I also think we’re a little over-ranked), but I will be optimistic for my Tigers! M-I-Z Beat-O-U!
As someone tweeted earlier this week, we’re playing the school that brought you “Crying Sorority Girl.”
I didn’t buy football tickets this year, which I am slightly regretting now, but I will be as Mizzou-ified as possible over the next few days. Our church even moved its normal Saturday night service to Thursday so we could have a watch party Saturday night! Also I painted my nails black and gold last night.
Let’s go Mizzou! Let’s make this the best weekend of my senior year!