So that sucked. A lot. If KU had only played like they did in the fourth quarter throughout the whole game. Or, the second half. Or something.
Third quarter. This is awful. KU is playing like the team they were last year. Missouri is playing as advertised. I have offered a couple of times to stop watching and put on this week’s Survivor instead. A Mizzou fan holds up the best sign of the game, “Kansas Football, a Tradition since September.” I can laugh at it because it’s funny. The KU radio guys are saying that KU has to be perfect from here on out to win. The score is 28–7 Missouri, and my wife adds, “And what, Missouri is going to have to go home?”
I haven’t been so excited and nervous about a football game since… a long time… maybe since John Elway won his first Superbowl in 1997 (you can’t blame me, my wife’s family is Bronco fan-atic, and really, he deserved it). If KU wins, it’ll be because of their defense. None of the pre-game discussion of Missouri has talked about their defense, so I’m assuming they have one, but it isn’t much to go on about (at least not to a bewildered national audience still trying to figure out if Kansas City is in Missouri or Kansas). Oy, it’s Brent Musburger.