“Hello, Georgia! Welcome to Columbia!”

That’s all we heard in the hours leading up to Mizzou’s first battle in the Southeastern Conference.

As we wandered around the campus, everyone seemed so hospitable, a rare occurrence for those of us that regularly attend SEC away games.

At first I thought the country’s best conference would be a good fit for Mizzou. But I soon realized what a far-fetched fit the Tigers are for the SEC.

Never mind the fact that their spread offense is going to be pounded week after week by some of the biggest and best defenses in the nation. I’m more concerned with their fan atmosphere, which doesn’t quite match our own.

I quickly became agitated when I realized that Mizzou fans’ friendliness was nothing more than quiet cockiness. By the time the night game rolled around, I was ready to give them a good old-fashioned beat down.

Georgia fans packed into three corners of the Zou early, all dressed up in their sundresses or Saturday best. Meanwhile, Mizzou fans filed into the stadium wearing yellow T-shirts and blue jeans.  Only the Gators I see down in Jacksonville struggle more with SEC attire.

It was around this time that we first heard the chant that later became like nails on a chalkboard.

M-I-Z! Z-O-U!

Whereas we have a plethora of battle cries and cheers, that was about their only one, and they did it over and over and over again.

I’d rather sit next to a screaming baby on a 24-hour plane ride.

When the game started, Mizzou ripped the welcome mat right from under all of us who had traveled halfway across the country for the game. 

They displayed no dignity or class while our teams battled on the field.

A good number of their players were shaken up or injured during the sixty minutes of game play. And every time, we waited patiently for them to make it to the sidelines.

But the first time one of our own went down, they booed him incessantly. I had never seen anything like it.

Up to that point, no one had booed that loudly since Michael Adams had been introduced before the game — that was about the only thing Georgia and Mizzou fans agreed on.

Even the event staff manning the entrance next to our seats thought it was okay to taunt us.

“Wow, this is the SEC? Y’all are terrible. Are you a Braves fan, too? They can’t beat the Cardinals, either.”

After a heated exchange, the scrawny twerp overseeing our section had the nerve to sic a couple of Missouri state troopers on us. 

We greatly appreciated the gesture, as it only took us a few minutes to have him escorted out of his own stadium. It wasn’t our first rodeo at an away game, friend.

After a rough first half, our team began performing like we knew it could, and a little bit of “old man” football was enough to silence the Mizzou crowd. A little too quickly, I would say.

The score was 27-20 with eight minutes left in the fourth quarter, and the yellow began flooding out of the stadium.

Seriously? Where was their loyalty? Their team could have still won it all.

Now, maybe they all have crystal balls in the Show Me State. But regardless, the team needed its fans, and its fans were nowhere to be found.

The reason the Southeastern Conference works is because its members share many of the same traditions and characteristics — all of which seemed to be lacking in Columbia.

Time will tell whether our third Tiger team will assimilate into our football culture, but one thing is for certain.

This isn’t Big 12 football. We’re bigger. We’re tougher. We play defense. We win, and we win with class. And if the newbies are unable to conform, then they’ve got a long road ahead of them.

Hello, Missouri. Welcome to the SEC.

— Jeremy Dailey is a second-year law student from Watkinsville with a degree in political science

(173) comments

Rocky
Rocky

You sir a an idiot. First off, you cannot judge a fanbase on a bunch of drunken frat guys. Second, this is the first SEC game and NOT ONE Mizzou fan I know thought it would be a cakewalk or is cocky. We are a fanbase that has been burned way too many times to be cocky. We will never think anything is a given in the SEC. College kids tend to act stupid when they have been drinking all day and pumped for one of the biggest games in school history. Talk about classless, holding up signs saying "grown man football" and "welcome to the SEC". That is about as classless as I could have ever imagined a team being and that was from your players. ONE and I repeat ONE, mouthy player, Sheldon Richardson, said something stupid and the media hyped it to sell the game. Also, face the truth, your team was on its heels and magically, your player, similar to the NY Giants D man a few years ago, goes down to stop the no huddle, put you on your heels, style of play they were utilizing. Fact is, Mizzou should have won, Pinkel is an idiot. He got away from the passing that got them a 3rd quarter lead. Then they lost all composure and handed GA the game with AWFUL turnovers. Don't pat yourself on the back too much. GA was not that impressive. They will get stomped by the "grown men" in the SEC, even with the almighty suspended/injured 4 players on D. I have a few good friends in SC, now I know why they can't stand GA fans and it was only ONE game. Your fanbase is notorious, so please go back in your glass house! [censored]

camcbay
camcbay

I suppose you must have missed this article from LEGITIMATE news source, USA Today. They do this little thing called "Journalism." Maybe you've heard of it?

"Georgia Fans' Impression of Missouri Fans: 'Too nice'"

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2012/09/georgia-fans-impression-of-missouri-fans-too-nice/1#.UE4FL6S3D31

Also, your realization that "Tiger are a far-fetched fit for the SEC" contains a grossly inappropriate accusation AND gramatical error. Do you proof-read over at your BIG BAD SEC School? Or are you too busy picking your teeth with grains, yanking up your denim cut-offs, and bashing your brand-new brothers in the SEC?

You may have football, but at least we have intelligence at the Number One Journalism School in the NATION.

zou_keeper
zou_keeper

First of all this article seems like a lot of flame. This is some truth here and a lot of lies. As a mizzou fan, here is my opinion.

Let's start with this, "I quickly became agitated when I realized that Mizzou fans’ friendliness was nothing more than quiet cockiness." I strongly disagree with this statement on a couple of levels. Every mizzou fan I talked to raved about the friendliness of georgia fans and how they enjoyed tailgating and meeting them. I encountered a lot of georgia fans. I gave them my beer, I invited them to play washer with me (strangely a majority of georgia fans had never seen/heard of washer), I talked football with them, I told them the best bars to go to and the best food to get and how to get there. When everything was said and done I made sure they were enjoying Columbia and told them to enjoy the game that evening. If mizzou fans were talking a little smack is there anything wrong with that. An undertone of cockiness isn't wrong is it? This was our first game in the SEC and "old football" georgia was in town. As a football fan I would be disgusted if mizzou fans were saying "yeah you guys are going to destroy us, we have no chance." Most of us love our team and want to see them win. I will not apologize for a little cockiness. If people were outright rude and disrespectful, then I'm sorry. From my experience though our fans were extremely welcoming to yours and most people I've talked to had a good time (both fan bases).

Secondly, "Whereas we have a plethora of battle cries and cheers, that was about their only one, and they did it over and over and over again.
I’d rather sit next to a screaming baby on a 24-hour plane ride." I wish we had more cheers and "battle cries," but we don't. This is what we have always done. It's our "tradition" and the fact that you all hated it is perfect. Our cheers are not suppose to be lullabies for the opposing team and their fans. And let's be honest, there is much worse in the SEC - Arkansas is near the top of that list. And however Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer goes is just as bad. enough of this. it's our thing, get used to it because it isn't going away.


"Meanwhile, Mizzou fans filed into the stadium wearing yellow T-shirts and blue jeans." Deal with it. I know a few people tried to dress in "SEC attire" but this is something that will take a long time to change and I doubt ever will. And to be honest I didn't see a single georgia fan in a sun dress or vest and button up (or whatever you all claim to wear).Yellow t-shirt is our dress code. sorry.

"But the first time one of our own went down, they booed him incessantly. I had never seen anything like it." This the first thing I really agree with. This was insulting as a mizzou fan and a sports fan in general. My roommate and I were the only ones in our section to clap when he stood up and walked off the field. I'm not sure what the deal with this was. I think people thought he was faking it, but either way you don't boo him. The only time I would ever let this slide for mizzou fans is if we were playing kANSAS. Our fans do need to learn a little football etiquette in this aspect.

Overall I enjoyed this weekend (other than losing) and I think majority of georgia fans enjoyed columbia. I think you came here looking to find something wrong with mizzou. This post is mostly inaccurate and I hope that readers don't take its bait. And as for those mizzou student who were 'escorted out of the stadium,' you are wrong. They were taken back to their seats, not out of the stadium. Get your facts right.

To georgia fans who came to columbia and helped make this a great weekend, thank you. I was overall impressed by your fan base and what the sec will be like.

addit12
addit12

WELCOME GEORGIA! Hope You guys had a great stay! Like mom always said, Kill them with kindness. According to all the complaints about being nice, I think we've done just that. I take pride in being "The Nicest SEC Team"

TrueSon
TrueSon

1. The player was mysteriously down and injured in the midst of missouri successfully driving down the field in a hurry up offense. He was down for about 3-4 minutes, and then came back in the on the very next play. So our offense got slowed down for a nonexistent injury. If you paid attention to the rest of the game, every other player that went down got a standing ovation by the WHOLE crowd.

2. This is terrible journalism and a terrible article. I for one witnessed 2 Georgia fans trying to urinate on our columns. I also saw a group of inebriated Georgia fraternity brothers repeatedly harass a group of females immediately after the game. You don't see me going to blogs and writing about that, do you? Because 1 or 2 actions on the part of some fans doesn't necessarily reflect on the character of all. Maybe you should come back to Mizzou more often, take a page from our Journalism school, and learn to write objectively.

Rex
Rex

Yeah, Georgia may have football, but it looks like the University of Missouri still has Journalism on their side. This opinion article really shows no objectivity; portraying UM-Columbia fans as boors while innocent Georgia Peach fans as deferent Sunday Ladies and Gents. Seeing Georgia fans in the background of Columbia news coverage of the game is strong evidence to the contrary. Poor showing, buddy.

Congratulations on your team's win, though. Maybe we ought to just stick to the pillars of democracy instead.

mpsc7c
mpsc7c

I love how the fact that it was a 27-20 game is only accredited to you guys playing poorly up until 8 minutes left in the fourth quarter and not the fact that maybe Mizzou had a good enough game plan to rattle Georgia. Regardless, I had two Georgia people I had never met before stay in my room and they had a great time with zero complaints, as well as the several other Georgia fans of all ages I met at our tailgate that we gladly hosted them at as one of our own. This whole article sounds like some law student with no journalistic knowledge of ethics wanting to rant about how he was heckled at a Mizzou game by some drunk fans who weren't in his idea of game day attire (which does not reflect us as a whole, I and a fairly large group of us wore bow ties to the game). Hate to tell you, but it was probably 10x as bad for those Falcon's fans up in Kansas City, because that's just the way we are: once the whistle blows, we hate no one else more than the team Mizzou is lined up against and their fans.

MizzouFan
MizzouFan

Beyond the fact that your article sounds like that whining child on the plane. The Georgia player being booed was because he was faking a cramp so Georgia could sub in players and make defensive adjustments. He was in the process of running off the field, when suddenly he just laid down and grabbed his leg. It was like watching a soccer game.

camcbay
camcbay

I see you altered your gramatical error, Mr. Dailey. Glad you're at least open to feedback.
You're welcome for that. Can't say Missouri never did anything for you.

On a side note, found a cute pic of you with a weeping baby. I posted it with the line "Babies don't even like Jeremy Dailey and his un-researched, overly biased hatred towards anything NEW."
LOL
(Stands for LAUGH OUT LOUD, in case you're note quite hip with the lingo the kinds are using nowadays, Gramps.)

camcbay
camcbay

*Psst, Jeremy...
Could ya spot those errors in the last comment? Think of it as a little practice for your next rant, ok?
Another gift from the Tigers.

lingram
lingram

Missouri fans, chill. This is an opinion piece. Everyone is entitled to theirs, evidenced by your own being posted. Accept that Jeremy may have run into the same type of bad apples as y'all did. Every team has them.

MIZ
MIZ

There are so many things wrong with this article. To go as far to call us "classless" is completely inaccurate. Classless is not the word to use. You offered one instance in which some fans chose to boo an "injured" player. However, the fans rightfully thought the player was faking his injury considering that he was almost walking 100% by the time he got off the field. You can have your "southern traditions" of trashing people, but I'd much rather be viewed as a nicer, more welcoming fan base. As far as the "SEC attire", some of us feel that it's stupid to change what we wear just to try to fit in. As an SEC fan, you should appreciate our attempt to keep our traditions. And to doubt our loyalty to our team is completely uncalled for. Mizzou fans were loud enough to throw off the Georgia offensive line which says a lot considering you all have played in much bigger atmospheres. I don't know who taught you how to be a "journalist" but let me tell you that here at the University of Missouri, we pride ourselves in our j-school which teaches that journalists should be held to truth and accuracy. Perhaps you should consider taking a class and reconsider your article. M-I-Z!

MIZ
MIZ

There are so many things wrong with this article. To go as far to call us "classless" is completely inaccurate. Classless is not the word to use. You offered one instance in which some fans chose to boo an "injured" player. However, the fans rightfully thought the player was faking his injury considering that he was almost walking 100% by the time he got off the field. You can have your "southern traditions" of trashing people, but I'd much rather be viewed as a nicer, more welcoming fan base. As far as the "SEC attire", some of us feel that it's stupid to change what we wear just to try to fit in. As an SEC fan, you should appreciate our attempt to keep our traditions. And to doubt our loyalty to our team is completely uncalled for. Mizzou fans were loud enough to throw off the Georgia offensive line which says a lot considering you all have played in much bigger atmospheres. I don't know who taught you how to be a "journalist" but let me tell you that here at the University of Missouri, we pride ourselves in our j-school which teaches that journalists should be held to truth and accuracy. Perhaps you should consider taking a class and reconsider your article. M-I-Z!

FHSHockey14
FHSHockey14

Drunken Frat guys? You have got to be kidding me. These "drunken frat guys" were the most well dressed, classiest students at the stadium! It was the GDIs that rolled in with t-shirts and gym shorts and all that stuff. The drunken people this guy is referring to were probably the rednecks that he sat by in the upper deck. Fyi, the fraternity men sit in the lower deck. So both this writer and Rocky need to get their stories straight before posting this nonsense.

zou_keeper
zou_keeper

I heave no preborn with the Greek life at mizzou, but it isn't what it was years ago. Get off your high horse FHShockey

onemizzou
onemizzou

I'm upset to hear that you had such a poor experience in Columbia. As a sophomore there, myself and all of the men in my fraternity did our best to make every Georgia fan there feel welcome. I had a few Georgia fans tell me that they were having a great time and thought we had a great program and atmosphere. I had no problems with any fans from Georgia and had a great day of tailgating and at the game despite the loss. Hopefully on your next trip we're all a little better accustomed to the SEC and handle ourselves a little better. However, your shots at our chants and attire are immature and misplaced. Hopefully next time you'll have a bit of a more open mind about the whole thing, and we'll give you a better experience. Either way, we're excited to meet you guys again on the field!

SECfan
SECfan

WOW. this article is the most ridiculously biased thing I have ever read. You obviously have no idea what happened because there was at least 4 UGA players who were injured before Washington's "injury" where the Missouri fans clapped for the players when they walked off the field. Then Washington is walking and suddenly falls to the ground after a play and grabs his thigh, only to walk off the field under his own power and not receive any attention from any trainer. Teams do the same thing against Oregon's spread offense all the time. It's as bad as flopping in basketball. The Georgia fan's lived up to their reputation and were drunk and obnoxious as always. I am a Georgia graduate and I will be the first to admit that they are some of the biggest jerks out there fan wise. After the game, Missouri fans were crying and keeping to themselves while UGA fans screamed in their faces practically. This writer needs a reality check. Oh and by the way. No one left the game until the score was 34-20 with 6 minutes left. So try again.

lmb4z7
lmb4z7

Classless?! I must be mistaken what the definition of class is. Apparently in Georgia, "classy" gameday behavior consists of pissing on the university buildings of the opposing school. And to say that Mizzou doesn't belong in the SEC because we don't wear our Easter best to a FOOTBALL game is ridiculous. Why don't you focus less on cheap low-blows regarding Mizzou football and take a lesson from the journalistic standards of MU and report the facts. One more thing...M-I-Z!

andrealg88
andrealg88

I would like to point out that the Red and Black is not a direct representation of the UGA journalism school. It's an independent, student-run paper that does a great job of bringing national attention to our school, embarrassing or not.

MizzouGal1
MizzouGal1

Mr. Dailey, as a long time DIEHARD Mizzou fan, I can say I feel it is unfortunate if you had a bad time while at the game. I know I and thousands of other loyal Mizzou fans did everything possible to ensure Georgia felt welcomed to Missouri, to Columbia and most of all to The Zoo. Many of us went out of our way to make sure they were comfortable, had food and beverages if they liked.

Yes, Gold shirts are what we wear and we wear them proudly with our jeans. No, many of us may not wear sun dress's and our Sunday best, but are you serious? Tailgating at Mizzou is often an 18 hour day, filled with BBQ, games and a lot of laughter. Should we have been sitting quietly sipping tea or no wait....pink lemon aide, that's right. Perhaps your keen eye for fashion and writing might be better suited at Vogue or Woman's Daily magazine.

Our MIZ-ZOU chant, yes, it is our only one, but it is ours and I will gladly find a crying baby for your to sit next to during your next visit to The Zou. I am sorry we do not have an more chants, we will get right to work on it. Regardless if you liked ours...you won't get it out of your head.

The usher near your section, I hardly believe he was taunting you and I am even more sure he was not "escorted" out of his own stadium, WE were just being nice to someone who was probably a complete cocky jerk. WE probably didn't want a sad faced lil bull dog fan sitting outside because they had come so far to watch the game and be a part of the fun. I will say your welcome for your not being escorted out and probably having your dirty little mouth washed out with soap.

Regardless, as a 2L, you realize First Amendment rights which your are definitely taking advantage of in this piece of work you have posted on the internet. Have fun with your opinion piece, congratulations on your win and perhaps you should send well wishes to the Arkansas player who was truly hurt on Saturday, something many fans of Mizzou have done.

In the future, I hope you have a better time while visiting The Zou, and as far as our belonging in the SEC, we do and I don't need to say any more than that because we are from the Show-Me state and soon, you shall see my friend. Again, congrats on the win and M-I-Z * S-E-C! <3

tktn92
tktn92

I am a freshman at Mizzou who has been dreaming of becoming a tiger all of my life. I am proud to say that I love my school and everything about it! It is unfortunate that you had such a terrible time at my home, but I would like to explain my side of the story that went down Saturday. My entire family has a tailgate at every home game. We welcomed every Georgia fan that passed us by, and even accommodated for those who were at our tailgate. They all clearly enjoyed themselves and greatly appreciated our hospitality. The fact that you even bring up Tiger attire and chants is rude, unnecessary and immature. I have been going to Mizzou games since I was little and this year I finally get to be in Tiger's Lair. Our cheers and chants are traditional and I am proud to cheer on our team at every game, no matter what sport! Your article simply shows how bad of a sport you are, and your team won! And you are not the only Georgia fan that night that rubbed me the wrong way. I walked out of the entrance of The Zou at the end of the game with Georgia fans hanging over the edge of our stands shouting, cursing, and making inappropriate gestures. I only hope that the Tigers will bring class to the SEC.

mnoft
mnoft

I work at the stadium, and its really disappointing to see these articles popping up about Missouri being "too nice" (that's just how we are in the Midwest--really!) We tried so hard to make Georgia players and fans feel welcome because we're proud of our school and campus and wanted Georgia to enjoy it, too. We could sit here and argue about "proper SEC attire", or about our chants, but really, that's so petty...

The truth is, working at the stadium was a really enjoyable experience. I heard nothing but nice things from Georgia fans, and the truth is, we generally loved having you here. It seems like this "journalist" just wanted to stir up some trouble just to have something to write about. It's disappointing because I know a lot of my fellow Tigers are getting really upset about this, making the whole experience a negative one (instead of how it actually was). Let's not let one poorly executed article shape how we feel about Georgia fans in general.

MIZfan
MIZfan

Trust me when I say that shielding my children from Georgia fans throwing soda cups on us Saturday night as we left our stadium....with 2 minutes left in the 4th... wasn't the highlight of my football season either. Everyone in the USA (not just SEC) knows Georgia fans are the rudest in the nation! Thanks for backing up that reputation.

katiecurrid
katiecurrid

Give me a break. This was Mizzou's second game in the SEC. Don't expect fans to be donning bow ties and sundresses anytime soon. We're a Midwestern state, not a Southern one, and have little identity with the Southern culture that is paralleled to the SEC's. Overtime, Mizzou's fanbase will probably change – but it's not uncommon for fans to leave early during the second game in a season, though that is pretty weak. But everything else you have argued against makes the SEC sound like a bunch of wusses, which it's not. If you can't stand taunting or hometown chanting, have you ever even been to a football game before? Give me a break.

moslp16
moslp16

My dear Jeremy, let's reflect on your statements. Missouri fans that I observed at the game were very classy. We did welcome your fans to Missouri, and to the stadium/game. I met several Georgia fans who's attire appeared just the same as us, wearing T- shirts and jeans. Conversations with your fans revealed that both Georgia and Mizzou fans were cordial, but that we might encounter some who were not. We joked, and said that there were "bad fans" out there on both sides. We talked about how bad and ugly it gets with your rivals, the Florida Gators. The statement that we don't belong in the SEC is embarrasing to your school and your team. You had several players leave the field, injured. Mizzou fans clapped all but ONE time, when it appeared to be a stunt to delay the game and our momentum. Our game was not our best, otherwise, you could have possibly lost. The statement that Mizzou doesn't belong in the SEC is just downright mean spirited and is embarrasing to your school and your team. Apparently, you, Jeremy, are the one that has been outclassed by us, and should hang your head. Perhaps it is you, Jeremy, that does not belong in the SEC.

katiecurrid
katiecurrid

For the record, for all of the commenters here touting MU's J-School, please note that this is an opinion piece. Anyone can write an opinion piece and columns are often written by people who are not journalists. You'd know that if you read The Maneater or The Missourian.

superbity
superbity

Jeremy, I (and many others) witnessed Georgia fans pissing in the stands, pissing on buildings, pissing on our columns. Is this that SEC class you were talking about?
Also, what brought you to the "realization" that our niceness was quiet cockiness? Do you realize how ridiculous that sounds? Seems some Georgia fans aren't as classy as they like to think, especially you since you seem to find it so hard to believe that some people could actually just be NICE. No, we must just be cocky...

MIZforever
MIZforever

As a proud Mizzou alumni, I can respond to this post by saying I was impressed with my alma mater's overall behavior towards Georgia fans. Just having graduated last year, a big group of my friends are making the trips back every weekend we can to go to games, and we were nothing but kind hospitable to UGA fans. I took a few things of jello shots to a UGA tailgate near ours, and said "Welcome to Columbia."

As soon as the game starts and the whistle blows, both teams love their schools. We bleed our school colors and cheer til we're hoarse. There were good and bad fans for each team this weekend. I witnessed some younger Mizzou fans being rude, and I unfortunately had a "southern gentleman" and his "southern belle" tell me to "Shut the f#@% up and sit down" ... when I was merely enjoying a much deserved celebration when Mizzou scored it's first touchdown of the game.

Don't like our chants? Sorry. Don't like our sea of gold? If we dress up, we get called "conformists" and "posers" ... we wear our usual gameday gear and we're condemned, as well. Spirit is spirit.

Was I one of the fans leaving before the game was over? No. Does it bother me when fans do it ? Absolutely. But you better believe that our guys will learn to play a 4th quarter, and the next time we meet up with the Bulldawgs, we're not going to hand over the game.

MIZ forever!

mg2p91
mg2p91

I will agree with you that it was very shameful to see our fans leaving before the game was over, especially since that's when our team needed us most. (Oh and FYI, most fans didn't start leaving until the score was 34-20 with only a few minutes left - not that it makes it any more excusable.)

However, I find the rest of your complaints about Mizzou downright silly.
We weren't dressed in SEC attire? While I understand that's a big deal in the south, we are from the midwest, where everyone wears jerseys and t-shirts to sporting events. Before you suggest that we change our traditions since we joined YOUR conference, remember this was Mizzou's FIRST SEC game, so maybe it's a little ridiculous to expect 70,000 people to "conform," as you suggested, right away.

You were annoyed by our chant? What fan *enjoys* the opposing team's chants? We weren't too fond of yours, either. As for only having one, I'm sorry you're disappointed, but I will still *proudly* chant MIZ-ZOU multiple times every game.

Also, Washington was the first time one of yours went down? Hmm, were we watching the same game? because I remember a few of yours going down before that (and no one booed, if you were wondering). Don't play innocent, you know his injury was clearly faked and that's why everyone booed.

With all that said, I realize this petty article is an opinion piece and I refuse to let it affect my opinion of other Georgia and SEC fans.

I'm very sorry to hear fellow SEC fans had a bad time at Mizzou. Before I read this article, I had a great impression of all Georgia fans. Everyone I encountered genuinely returned my courteous behavior/friendly attitude (they even complimented our campus, school, AND team).

BTW - You're right, time will tell, so before you judge us so quickly again, remember to give us a little time to assimilate into our new conference.

Hello, SEC. Welcome to Missouri!

P.S. @lmb4z7 Z-O-U!! [beam]

Mandell220
Mandell220

This has to be one of the most nonsensical things I've read in a long time. You're really that offended by what clothes we wear to a game? We're proud to be here in the SEC and you Georgia fans for the most part were very friendly and fun to talk football with. But if you think that we're going to change all of our traditions just because they're "different" or not "southern" enough for you, you're going to be disappointed.

Do you honestly think that Mizzou fans were "cocky?" We were only 1.5-point underdogs as of Saturday morning and you had some players suspended, and we thought our team might have a chance at an upset in such a big game. I'm sorry if you were offended that we that our team might win. We didn't win, but it's not like we're not going to be competing for the SEC title this year, and I think everybody here in Columbia acknowledges and accepts that. Also, 99% of the people who left didn't leave until it was 34-20 and UGA had just recovered a fumble. I mean come on, last year the Auburn fans began leaving Jordan-Hare when they were down 38-28, and they were the defending national champions at the time. I personally will never leave a game early unless it is an emergency, but it happens at every game with every fan base. As for your "injury," the guy fell down after the play in the middle of a Mizzou drive that was quickly gaining momentum and looked like it might result in points. Then he walked off the field pretty much on his own. If you're legitimately hurt, you'll get the respect you deserve. If you're going to try that type of garbage to stop a drive, then you're going to get booed.

You're really doing a disservice to the rest of the Georgia fans, who were all really nice and actually capable of semi-intelligent thought. With 70,000+ people in the stadium, there are bound to be some that don't act the way they should. I don't see how you can be a sports fan without learning to accept that fact and deal with it. You have a good team and a good fan base. If you take off your homer glasses for a second, you'd realize the "hostility" you experienced was nothing different from what you'd experience at any college stadium on any Saturday.

Georgia fans are welcome back here any time. But we're not going to tailor the experience for you. Every school has their own unique traditions, and Mizzou is no exception. Changing conferences doesn't mean getting rid of what we're proud of.

M-I-Z

M-I-Z D-A-D
M-I-Z D-A-D

You know J, there are those who were not overly excited about the Mizzou move to the SEC, which has traditionally been a bit overrated by delusional, self-important east coast sports writers. Many saw the conference switch as something of a step down for the Tigers from the Big 12. You may have helped firm up that impression, though I hesistate to put much significance into an "article" written by a second-year law student.

And are you serious about the sundresses? That's priceless!

BigPapi
BigPapi

Jeremy,

You are a complete fool and have a lot of balls bitching about Missouri. I had a great time with several groups of Georgia tailgaters in our Parking Lot prior to and after the game and there was nothing but positives from those fans after the game.

While we are glad to be in the SEC, don't forget, the SEC courted us! We did not come to the SEC begging to be in your conference.

You need to learn some better manners sir.

ZOUshaman
ZOUshaman

Judging by the comments you either stand alone in your assessment or Mizzou fans are much more comfortable using a computer.

tiger23
tiger23

First of all, you are obviously a complete idiot. As a very recent Mizzou alum who grew up in the south, I really enjoy the friendly midwestern atmosphere in Missouri. I'm glad to see that southern hospitality is still alive and well (note my sarcasm. Not sure if you're smart enough to have picked up on that.) On a side note, as an alum of the best journalism school in the country, I'm disgusted by this sorry excuse for an article. For another thing, I'm sure you'd still be pissing and moaning if we had been rude to the Georgia fans, so I'm not sure why you're complaining about us being "too nice". You obviously need a serious attitude adjustment. Also, that game was our first against another SEC team. We have our own culture here, so don't expect us to jump at the chance to wear sundresses and bow ties. Give me a break. When it gets cold here later in the season, we'll be wearing coats and jeans. If fans from other SEC teams try to wear dresses to a night game at The Zou in November, they'll be the ones who aren't dressed properly. I talked to a very nice couple from Georgia and welcomed them to Columbia. Guess what they were wearing?!?! Jeans and t-shirts! I also recommended restaurants and bars for them to visit. Also, your claim that we booed one of your players for being hurt is absolutely ridiculous. I'm sure you must have noticed that the guy had already gotten up and was walking around before he mysteriously collapsed onto the field. Since we were winning at the time, your coach signaled to him to fake an injury to buy ya'll enough time to get our guys down off of their adrenaline high before we ran the next play. Seems to me he made that sleazy move because he was concerned that ya'll might lose the game. We have this thing called sportsmanship in Missouri, but I guess you haven't heard of it. We love our M-I-Z chant, and we do it proudly. We also have several other chants and cheers that we were yelling from the student section, which you would have heard if you were paying any attention at all. In addition to the cheers, we sang our alma mater and did the Missouri Waltz.
Welcome to The Zou, Jeremy.

Bkcrutch
Bkcrutch

Sounds like someone got a little butthurt because some people picked on him. It's football, not the opera. From what I saw everyone was pretty friendly. I'll be sure and wear my sweater vest just for you next game.

dougNKC
dougNKC

So here's what I got out of this! Jeremy wears a sundress, because he said that's what all of Georgia fans were wearing and also that absolutely no Georgia fans like Jeremy's opinion because the only ones commenting are MIZZOU fans.

I'm glad I didn't have to sit around Jeremy's section. He must of been the one stirring up all the b.s. As for the rest of the Georgia fans, they were top notch.

Perhaps Jeremy should read his own "rules of conduct" right at the start of these comments.

J_
J_

To start, this is an opinion piece, not an article. It is supposed to be biased and inflammatory, and everyone raving about the lack of objectivity here can take their degrees and years of experience and shove it.

That said, this piece is extremely trivial. Arguing over which football school has more class is like arguing over which pit bull is going shred your throat the least. Sticking that dog in a sundress doesn't change a thing.

yeenon
yeenon

Uh oh... looks like a journalist that couldn't get into a good journalism school. [sad]

Sorry you got picked on, buddy. And sorry our dudes weren't wearing sundresses for you.

mizchi
mizchi

Ok. We get it. The classy SEC is good at football. Don't you think we know that? Give us a freaking break, we probably won't be good for another half a decade at the least. But here's the thing, pal, we may be in the SEC but we are NOT from the "south" (I mean we technically are, but really, we're not). We're going to chant our chants, and wear our t-shirts, and head to the bars just before the game ends because that is what we do. You don't see us hating on your sundresses, ties and the respect you hold for your football culture. Maybe you should think twice about who's being more welcoming.

BlakeFrost
BlakeFrost

I remember the first time I wrote a troll piece. I was in high school.

Kansasfan
Kansasfan

Over time the rest of the SEC will quickly realize what a bunch of hillbilly meth heads that Missouri fans really are. Their fans are the lowest common denominator. They have no class, no idea of decorum. They're idea of a good time is to get hopped up and meth and act like a-holes. As a fan of KU I've seen the hatred between the two schools at a fever pitch. A missouri is more likely to scream at you for hours on end and then throw a battery at you or one of the opposing players than they are to act in a classy and respectful manner. Many people around Kansas city (where alumni of the two schools mingle) professed sadness and outrage the rivalry between the two schools was ending since it went back to civil war days. Privately most KU fans will tell you they're happy to be rid of the those red necked barbarians because all they end up doing is dragging you down into the muck in which the wallow. Sorry for you, but I'm happy to say that Missouri and their fans are now the SEC's problem.

Jschooltiger21
Jschooltiger21

Not only is this one of the worst opinion pieces I have read, it is also one of the most inaccurate. I'm sorry those select few Mizzou fans were rude, but everyone else had truly friendly intentions. I had the opportunity to tailgate with many Georgia fans and they were absolutely sweet and polite. I met many great people and also dressed appropriately. Cut us a little slack, it was the very first SEC game and we needed to get acquainted a bit. Despite our loss, I had an excellent time interacting with Georgia fans except for one who told me my initiation had just begun so I better take off that sundress... Yeah that happened. But I still enjoyed my time despite the few rude fans. I hope you give us a better chance in the future and maybe learn how to write an opinion article.

tschneider
tschneider

You honestly give Georgia fans a bad name, because I met plenty of them who were more than welcoming to me and not once did I think they were "too nice" to me. You talk about our "arrogance" while you might be the most arrogant fans I've ever encountered. Your journalism program must not even be comparable to ours because we would never let an actual columnist write such ignorant opinions pieces like this, let alone a random law student who has no clue what he's talking about. You mentioned that "this isn't your first road game," which surprised me because if it wasn't, then you wouldn't have bitched about our MIZ chant. Obviously you haven't heard other school's chants before. You should probably get the sand out of your vag and actually mention something that actually helps support your argument instead of making you look even more stupid. If you don't like Columbia and our way of doing things then please do us a favor and stay away from MIZ. This is a douchebag free campus. Oh, and Jeremy, please take a new picture next time you write an article because your current one just screams tool. Good day.

jayhawkmpa
jayhawkmpa

I have always found that the best response to the absurdly stupid

M-I-Z! Z-O-U!

chant is to chant back

S-L-A! V-E-R!

Oh well, you probably should not use that one, but I am sure you will think of some kind of clever response of your own. Have fun beating up on these idiots for years to come!

P.S. - By the way the term "MIZZOU" goes back to when that dump in Columbia was called Missouri State University before they changed the name to the University of Missouri because some of there yokel fans thought it was a good moniker for MSU. There is now another university in the state called Missouri State University, but they still like to call themselves Mizzou. The rest of their former conference will forever remember them as the University of Misery. A team and fan base better known for losing, futility, and poor sportsmanship than anything else. Thank you to the SEC for taking them off of ours hands. All of the Big 12 teams will enjoy the extra couple of million dollars per year that we will get by not having to split revenues with those losers.

redandreallydead
redandreallydead

As a UGA student, it seems that every Red and Black article I read is worse, more embarrassing drivel than the previous one. I find most SEC football fans to be cocky (and I don't say that in a bad way), and have been treated well and less so by plenty of fans at other SEC campuses. Beyond that, it makes no sense to write an article based on one experience that doesn't even seem that bad claiming that an entire university doesn't belong in a football conference because of what their fans wear and their cheers. I love SEC football, I love being a part of the UGA student body, and I love the way we choose to tailgate. But I was unaware that anything but the first of those three was a requirement for joining a conference. More hard hitting commentary on the things that matter by the well-researched staff of the Red and Black.

lala
lala

Wow.. this is kind of really awfully written.... I thought R&B was supposed to be improved with the whole walk-out-and-tweet-about-how-much-the-paper-sucks movement? The stuff that comes from you guys is embarrassing.

Monkey_Driven
Monkey_Driven

The quality of the author's picture confirms the legitimacy of this article.

WhateverFootball
WhateverFootball

If you think that's annoying, try living here...

While I find our football fans distasteful and the sport itself to be somewhat obnoxious in this city (Columbia; I am in fact a "Tiger"), how is this article, which is essentially a whiny diatribe, any different? You make fun of fans' clothing, the sportsmanship of drunk jerks at a football game (judge the ATHLETES; the fans are inconsequential and in no way represent the university), outright mock people, and take some pedestal? Congrats on being a "good fan" and a "terrible writer." Welcome to the real world.

Also: terrible graphic.

wright33
wright33

This article can't be serious. First off...HALF...i repeat HALF of the past 6 SEC champions and National Champions (Florida and Auburn) ran the spread offense. And the SEC defenses are blown way out of proportion. SEC defenses are great, I am not an idiot but you also have to realize SEC offenses are mediocre at best. I can count only 6 good QBs that have come through the SEC in the past DECADE! (Cam Newton, Jamarcus Russell (huge stretch), Tim Tebow, Ryan Mallet, Matthew Stafford, Eli Manning) Only a few recievers (AJ Green, Julio Jones, Sidney Rice). And honestly SEC doesn't even have great running backs. Name the last SEC running back to have great success at the NFL level besides Shaun Alexander and Darren McFaddenl. Mizzou already has the best receiving core in the conference. Once Pinkel figures out how to buy James Franklin a couple more seconds in the pocket Mizzou's offense could give SEC teams fits. There is NOWAY SEC's big bulky run first linebackers can cover Mizzou's slot receivers. Forcing teams to play in the Nickel and Dime and taking away some of the pass rush. Mizzou actually has a chance to be very good in this conference. Like Sheldon Richardson said, they just have to execute. It will come down to whether or not Mizzou's injury riddled offensive line can hold its own. That is ONLY position that Mizzou is lacking in terms of talent compared to the SEC.

As for fans. Who are you to judge someone by what they wear to a football game? That is pretty single minded, judgmental, and well rude. Also in Columbia before the game UGA fans were walking around with shirts that said "F MIZZOU". I'm still waiting to let that classiness waft over me. As for that "injury" anybody with an OUNCE of football knowledge could tell that the player simply sat down to try and slow down Mizzou's no huddle (something that SEC teams rarely see). He was down for 3-5 minutes, then was fine the next play. If the player was TRULY injured you would not have heard boos. You really think that 75% of the 80,000 or so Mizzou fans were that insensitive? Your gonna make a judgement on 60,000 people with out looking at other variables? Finally, I was in New Orleans for the Alabama vs LSU championship game. LSU and Bama fans were screaming at each other and getting into fist fights.

I'm not trying to say SEC fans are not classy but don't sit on a pedestal when there will always be an amount of ugliness related with college football. That is what happens when you mix passion and alcohol.

Sorry that was pretty long but this is probably the worst piece of journalism I have seen. And that has nothing to do with it being biassed. Only one valid point was made, and that was on the "M-I-Z...Z-O-U" chant, which can get very repetitive and annoying. But then again, maybe thats the point.

dre711
dre711

Yeah and writing this article shows so much class too...

wright33
wright33

Also their is a USA today article that says UGA's general impression of Mizzou fans was that they were to nice. This guy fails.

Bleacher_Report_Mgmt
Bleacher_Report_Mgmt

You know, son. You might have what it takes to write for us here at Bleacher Report. With your incredible journalistic gifts and an updated version of spell check, I see big things for you. We at Bleacher Report have the distinguished honor of almost being as well respected as Deadspin and Yardbarker. For some reason, we can't seem to get any recruits out of MU's journalism school, but hey! We're willing to settle!

shmeremy
shmeremy

I guess you missed some of those "classy" Georgia fans getting escorted out by the police in the 3rd and 4th quarter for throwing trash off of the upper deck onto the concourses. And Mizzou fans booed that player who went down, in the second half no less, not early in the game, because the UGA defense was on their heels because Mizzou's no-huddle was rolling. And then when he got up, after sitting on the field for 30 seconds, he walked off just fine. He was booed because it appeared he was stalling for UGA to catch their breath. Every other UGA player received applause when they were helped off of the field after an injury. I was nothing but nice to UGA fans, and for the most part they were extremely cordial in return, but next time, I'll be sure to be more of an a$$hole so you guys feel right at home.

ChrisCamp
ChrisCamp

This is one of the most ignorant articles i have ever read. lol @wright33 has got it right on all the posts. Dude go lay down

BearDownMizzou
BearDownMizzou

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Jaimeh52
Jaimeh52

Haha, I love all the Kansas fans posting on here. I had all but forgotten about them, but they still have nothing better to do than search out Mizzou articles to rant incessantly and inaccurately on. Maybe one day they will move on, like we did they second we left the Big 12.

Also, we were respectful the first time one of "your own" went down, because he had a legitimate injury. We booed when your second guy "went down" and right as we had built up momentum in a quick no-huddle drive. I'm sorry that your coach was careless with timeouts, but that guy wasn't hurt. The fact that he was able to get up and walk just fine with no help proves that.

And I am also glad that there are Georgia fans commenting on how poor of a piece this one is. I liked all the Georgia fans I met, but this piece almost ruined my opinion of your whole school.

hurrahmizzou
hurrahmizzou

Those pathetic jayhawk comments down there are the reason why Mizzou is so competitive. Also, what are people supposed to wear to football games, fashionista? Because I've never seen people wear sundresses. Also, tell your band thanks for playing over our Alma Mater at the end. If you're going to talk about "class," you need to include both sides of the story.

MizzouJGrad11
MizzouJGrad11

There's a word to describe this image: http://bit.ly/UFrkzO Maybe Georgia players were (rightfully) retaliating against Sheldon Richardson for running his (big, dumb) mouth. But the Mizzou Tigers are either a threat to your SEC East crown — a victory over whom demands celebration like in this photo — or we're Mississippi State until proven otherwise. If the above article speaks for Georgia fans, you all seem to have decided we're the latter. If that's the case, Georgia players gloating over beating a lesser team are... what's the word? Oh yeah. CLASSLESS.

I don't really believe that. But it's a bad argument that this writer — and the R & G by extension — decided unnecessarily to start.

P.S. Sorry about the "well-at-least-we-have-a-better-journalism-school-than-you" stuff. We do it. It's a defense mechanism. I've always the J-school comparative game is petty. I've respected Grady for a long time. Also, I agree the MIZ-ZOU chant is pretty much all we've got going for us.

rps323s
rps323s

Well first off Jeremy, I've never seen a copy of the SEC fan dress code. God forbid people would want to be comfortable at a football game. Everyone was wearing yellow t-shirts because it was the gold rush game. I hope you read the comments on here, a good number of them are Georgia fans basically telling you to shut up. Sure there were probably a few unruly fans here and there but that happens in every stadium in the country. If any Missouri fans were a little out of line, you bailed them out with this article.

patrickgsellars
patrickgsellars

Thought you might need this:

http://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/students/fwalters/para.html

BulldogIlluminati
BulldogIlluminati

You're a d-b*g for writing this stupid diatribe. I love my Dawgs, but classless, stupidity as you've put forth only makes us look bad. Columbians, Mizzou fans were nice, polite and respectful. I've seen much worse from our own, sadly. Show some winner's class.

ndsoxdabears22
ndsoxdabears22

Jeremy this article started off great. It was about the time that you started ripping on what people were wearing that it went bad. This is a sporting event, not church, people can wear whatever they want. I talked to many Georgia fans and few were wearing even a collared shirt. Then you make fun of our MIZ-ZOU chant which echoed throughout the stadium. All I heard from you guys all game was UGA and Old Man Football so its not like you have many more 'battle cries'. The one Georgia player that got injured was booed because we are intelligent football fans. Mizzou just started to drive the ball and they were working with a hurry up offense. Your Georgia player went down and faked a cramp like a flopping soccer player to slow the game down. Was it an effective tactic, sure but it's going to be booed every time you do it. I apologize for the one event staff that gave you a hard time but you're going to put that tag on all Mizzou fans. I was wearing an elf hat at the game and a UGA fan came up to me and said, "nice dil** on your head." I don't tag all Bulldogs fans as being that rude. Finally I think the yellow started pouring out of the stadium a little after the score was 27-20. You exaggerated that one there. Although I stayed til the end of the game and I think everyone should, people began to leave as the game got out of hand. Please don't write articles that stretch the truth and don't tell the whole story. That isn't fair to anyone.

Drew1839
Drew1839

Facts:

1. Fans did not start leaving in masses until there was a 2 score lead, I've seen the same thing at Georgia games many of times. I recall one pounding by Florida on TV.
2.Georgia fans were plent in t-shirts and jeans as well as polos and khakis and sundresses, which was also the case with Missouri. I saw several of us wearing suits, you must have blinders on.
3. The booing happened at one injury timeout (roughly #6 for Georgia if I recall) that happened to be during a critical drive where we had just made a first down. He wasn't injured until he began to move off the field...interesting. I've heard from other SEC fans that Georgia is notorious for this... going after "extra timeouts." Which leads me to...
4. It was a one score game for more than 3 quarters, with us having the lead. To say that our spread offense can't work in the SEC is absurd, you just watched it happen. One play changed the game when Sheldon had a penalty that would have put you guys 3 and out and us having the ball with a chance to make the game a 2 possession one.
5. Know your history before you talk trash, we have more than one 'battle cry' if you want to call the Mizzou chant that. Fight Tiger, Native Son, Missouri Waltz, look them up and stop being ignorant.
6. I got along great with Georgia fans, didn't appeciate the need to fly confederate flags, but hey it's the SEC, we have to get used to it. To call us classless may as well be me referring to all of you as racists. It's not true, we have our idiots that speak loudly sometimes, but we are good people. So why don't you grow up, be educated, and stop making your university look bad. What do you say, champ?

tdownes
tdownes

Just an observation from a Tiger fan and 1980 alumni from ole MU. We host a tailgate behind Heanes. We welcomed 10 or more UGA fans that had no tailgate to attend and we had connections with just 2 of them. Open arms and welcome to Columbia was our only motive. I will say it was a great day all in all. Not game results but atmosphere and SEC here we come. Sorry Jeremy had a bad day but I know that is the exception not the rule. If UGA is playing for the national championship game, I am on their side!
We stick together in SEC.

georgia12345
georgia12345

They booed that player, because Missouri was going for a no huddle and he was not in position so he just sat down.....it was obvious what happened. Also, football games do not have a dress code.......it is wrong for people to wear no shirts at all and paint their bodies?

ksty22
ksty22

I graduated from Missouri and was at that game. I tailgated and drank for over 8 hours and met so many awesome Georgia fans. Tiger or Bulldog fan we were having a great time TOGETHER and very respectful to each other. First what is wrong with the most incorrect article I have ever read in my entire life is: Many Mizzou fans were dressed up for the game along with many bulldog fans wearing T shirts, and its football not a dance so who cares what you wear, as long as its something to supporting your team. Second: all colleges are going to have students that get out of control and say wrong things, but that doesn't make the entire school bad. Third: we departed the game after you guys went up by 20, not 7. We wanted to beat the main crowd and get downtown faster to continue having fun, because that's what football weekends are all about. Next: we were not cocky most of us were excited because we thought it was going to be a good and close game (which it was till the 4th quarter). Lastly: your school should be ashamed of you for writing such an incorrect embarrassing article that is just one huge lie. We got along with Georgia fans, we know it and your school knows it, and you are just making a bad impression upon your entire school.

enold4mizzou
enold4mizzou

Every school has fans that are disrespectful. The difference is, I know that. As I was in attendance, I notice that many of the details you stated are blatantly incorrect. I suggest you attend the University of Missouri to learn how to construct an proper argument without lying.

ugadawg4ever
ugadawg4ever

To all the Mizzou fans claiming that our player was faking injury, you may want to know that he pulled his hamstring and did not return to the game. He also missed practice today because of it. So stop saying he was faking it. He wasn't.

Also, as has been stated, this is an INDEPENDENT newspaper. UGA controls no part of this paper.

Now, I do not agree with this article at all. I was at the game and had a great time. I was never treated bad by any Mizzou fan. In fact, the worst behavior I saw was from a bunch of drunk frat boys from UGA. Those guys were an embarrassment to UGA, much like this article.

bensonthetiger
bensonthetiger

Jeremy, Stick to politics.

I watched the game in Atlanta and a Bulldog fan continually interrupted the Mizzou Alum watch party every time UGA scored. We had our own room that we had arranged, so obviously this was intentional. I'm sure he was drinking, and I don't care because drunk people do drunk things...Cursing, insulting, yelling. I'm not lighting up a blog with Georgia insults.

The depressing thing is I wonder how badly you would have insulted Missouri if we would have beat Georgia.

Dawg12345
Dawg12345

Jeremy you must have attended a different game that I did. Your article is completely full of nonsense and everyone that attended this game knows it. I tailgated with the very cool Mizzou fans and had a fantastic time with this great addition to the SEC. As far as the game went...yeah we were all worried until midway into the 4th. Mizzou hung with us and will continue to get better. As far as Washington getting booed...he fell down to stop the momentum of the Tigers hurry up offense that was moving quickly down the field. He came back into the ame the very next possession and ran their QB down! We were out of time outs and that's why we did it! Every other hurt player was cheered when they got up. Get a clue because writing isn't on of them. Welcome Mizzou to the SEC

zou_keeper
zou_keeper

Lol to the kU fans trying to troll. Didn't they lose to rice? Hahahahahahahahaha.

Dawg12345
Dawg12345

Didn't Kansas go 0-9 last year? Why are they posting about football? This is SEC talk and we don't like trolls. Talk about classless.

mizzhu
mizzhu

Yes, it's true that Mizzou has fans that are rude and disrespectful. But I'm positive Georgia does too. Take for example, the Georgia fans sitting right behind me during the game. They taunted my friend and called him a ginger. After trying to defend him, they decided to pick on me and pulled out a few racist sterotypical lines. "Oh, I bet you're going to pull out some karate s***, and I bet you're good at math too." And my favorite, "you guys are the worst drivers." Yeah, I bet you have a picture of which race group I'm talking about. People stereotype everyday, yes, but when you say it to my FACE, you better believe I'm going to make a scene and let you and everyone else sitting around us know that what you said was offensive.

I tried my best to treat those guys with respect even after that whole incident, but let's be honest, there wasn't much left to respect.

In addition, I believe wearing a gold t-shirt that says MIZZOU, jeans, and some comfy shoes beat out sundresses and heels any day. I can jump up and down, cheer, and scream the WHOLE game while your ladies will probably be sitting and complaining about their feet.

MIZ08
MIZ08

If we're going to tell stories here, let's at least tell the full story. Let's talk about how Mizzou's no huddle offense had Georgia on their heels. Let's talk about how they were sucking wind and couldn't keep up with our offense, so what did they decide to do? Have one of their players go down for quite a bit of time. This wasn't the first injury, and we Mizzou fans didn't boo every time a player went down. You want to talk about the SEC being the 9th NFL conference, well you played their game well by taking a dive to get some time to gather yourselves. Oh, but wait a second, maybe we were wrong and he had a legit injury and hobbled off the field or required medical attention. Nope. got right up without assistance and walked right off the field. But you're probably right, we boo for no reason.

DeathbyTiger
DeathbyTiger

Jeremy, about half of your blog is completely false. I was there too. The sad thing is the truth would have been a more interesting story anyway. Quiet cockiness? Hilarious. NO ONE knew what to expect. And Georgia players who got hurt got ovations EVERY time they walked or were helped off the field. The one time fans booed, it was a minority of fans, and it was when we were marching down the field and the player fell abruptly behind the line of scrimmage. It was at least the fifth time a Georgia player was hurt...not even close to the first as you write. I was not happy about that...but it happened on one occasion. But hey, don't let the truth get in the way of an average story. Still I hope you do better with the truth in court if you decide to be a trial lawyer.

I_like_football
I_like_football

Other false statements Jeremy could of added:

1) I get laid all of the time; ladies love me
2) I shower on a regular basis
3) I am straight

Morgan
Morgan

Interesting take on things. I was in attendance and everyone I was around welcomed Dog fans everywhere (even though they were barking in local restaurants, etc!). That's an interesting take when you say that "everyone seemed so hospitable, a rare occurrence for those of us that regularly attend SEC away games". Is this what makes Mizzou not belong in the SEC? That we were so nice to you? You give no facts at all to state that the "fans' friendliness was nothing more than quiet cockiness". This is just something you concluded? This is the most ridiculous article I've read. I'd suggest that if you are in law school you might want to start with facts before conclusions. I won't let your views (which are apparently slanted to get you more readers) taint my impression of most of your fans being very polite and good supporters of your team.

Clefton Twain
Clefton Twain

I was not fortunate enough to get to go to the game. I really did want to experience Mizzou's first SEC game against Georgia's solid football program. I saw it on TV and only wish that Mizzou would have been able to play as well during the second half as we did during the first half.

And, just as a few rowdy Mizzou fans do not represent the body as a whole, I realize that one writer at an independent newspaper probably does not represent the school as a whole. Certainly one player calling the SEC "old man football" does not represent the fanbase, I don't think.

I am sorry that your experience was a bad one. I truly like meeting fans traveling from other schools, talking football, and laughing together. I hope the rest of the Georgia fans had a more positive experience than you apparently did.

Certainly this world could use more tolerance and understanding--all of us. I can't point directly at you and say "what you experienced was false" because, well, I have no proof. Maybe you *did* have a bad experience. Maybe this whole article is meant to troll the Internet. Either way, I look forward to Mizzou meeting Georgia on the field for a friendly game of football next season.

--CT

Srow77
Srow77

Jeremy, a number of things you allege to have happen didn't actually, you know, happen. I'll mention one specifically, because it reflects much more on your team than our fans. It's the "booing the injured player" bit.

This was not the first time a Georgia player was injured, it happened in the third quarter when Mizzou was driving with a no-huddle offense. Georgia was having a tough time stopping it and so after one particular play, #83 (your defensive end) started to walk off the field. Coaches yelled something to him from the sideline and he went down like he'd been shot. EVERYONE even remotely close to the field saw this for the transparent attempt to disrupt momentum with a fake injury it was and yes, we booed heartily. It was a cheap, phony move on Georgia's part and, naturally, it worked. Congratulations.

It should be noted that EVERY SINGLE OTHER TIME a Georgia player was injured, the Mizzou crowd cheered. Either you were too far away to see or hear this or you are willfully painting us with a spiteful brush we don't deserve.

Srow77
Srow77

One other thing. #83 did in fact return to the game shortly thereafter. We were watching for it and all shared a good laugh at his miraculous recovery.

The Georgia fans I interacted with were cool. Though we got bossed in the fourth quarter on Saturday, we're excited to be a part of the SEC and look forward to a rematch in Athens. I hope many Mizzou fans make the trip because it's an awesome city.

Dawg2014
Dawg2014

A midwest school belongs in the SEC just as much as a southern school belongs in the "Old Man Football" Big Ten Conference. Get over it Missouri you do not belong here. Your team proved it by the way it played and your fans proved it by the way they dressed, acted, and chanted. All of which showed how much your school lacks tradition.

Please stop complaining about Georgia fans being surprised at how nice you guys were because I assure the other SEC schools located in the South would never welcome opposing schools in the manner that you guys did. South Carolina fans cannot and do not say I enjoyed tailgating with those respectable Georgia fans even though we lost. Neither do we or any other SEC school. You have a lot to learn about SEC culture and but do not worry you all will see this when you come down South and play in Columbia, Gainesville, and Knoxville.

But in all honesty welcome to the SEC!!!

gatorslator
gatorslator

This can't be real haha! More like classless Georgia Bulldogs have no place in SEC. come on we are better than this.

Boo hoo, you had to listen to Missouri's chant and you and your player got booed, I've dealt with much worse in Athens. Your braves would lose to their cardinals anyways.

and who the heck cares what mizzou fans wear to their own home game? are we girls?

Kansas fans... who are you again? shut up and go back to the big 12 where Missouri left your boring rivalry.

Thanks for the laugh everyone, welcome to the SEC mizzou

Morgan
Morgan

Dawg2014 - I guess I thought fans in your conference would be hospitable and welcoming. Guess I was wrong?? Maybe we don't belong if we are nice... Why did you let us in if you are just going to bad mouth us and not welcome us? And are you on crack to end with "But in all honesty welcome to the SEC!!" after railing us us for two long paragraphs?

Dawg2014
Dawg2014

Morgan. That welcome was in reference to Mizzou being so nice. And yes you are wrong. You will see that when you go on the road to play South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee.

I love how everyone gets worked up by an opinion column. God forbid if Georgia fans bombard any Mizzou student newspaper after loss.

jenny85
jenny85

I just shocked that this guys is a second year law student who has obviously never heard of public defamation or libel. My how his school has failed him.

jenny85
jenny85

Also, genius idea plastering a giant picture of your face on this article. I really hope you decide to go back to Columbia soon. [beam]

Mac
Mac

I feel sorry Jeremy Dailey's parents.

Mac
Mac

This article is a joke. Truly embarrassing.

Mac
Mac

By the way, no event staff was ever kicked out of their own stadium, they might have moved relocated, but you are just making up stuff now. I advice you to check your facts sir.

Mac
Mac

Classless??? What about UGA players stomping on the oval Tiger Head after the game and yelling at MU players?? Then, running over to the visitors section and jumping into the stands???? That is classless. This article is just pathetic.

timsbbdoll
timsbbdoll

My son, a freshman at MU was really impressed with the Georgia fans he met over the weekend. Apparently, you were not anyone he met. I would take classless over a**less anyday. You are an embarrassment to to your red and black. If you end up black and blue it will be well deserved.

Ogie Oglethorpe
Ogie Oglethorpe

Why I do declare, by looking at the fine dental work and greasy hair, I'm can't decide if this clown is from South Carolina or England. Almost gives me the vapors. Sorry we didn't break out the china for you snot nosed, khaki wearing mouth breathers. Y'all come back now....ya hear? It's football. If you want to wear your Lord Fauntleroy outfits, maybe you should go to the opera. Indeeeeeeeeeeed.

jessmkoch
jessmkoch

FYI Mr. SECC, the Gators are in Gainesville, not Jacksonville.

hmmm
hmmm

Lets start with this. Defenition of class: of high quality, integrity, status, or style. So Missouri fans should view middle fingers from your fans as of high quality and status?? I don't think so.. Throwing beer, popcorn, cheese containers at our fans, lots of class and style there.

Then there's the "Incessant" booing of your "Shaken up or injured". Not at all. The only booing that occured was to a player that faked an injury to slow down the offense of Missouri. That same injured player that took 15 minutes to get off the ground was back in the game 2 plays later.

Fans started to leave 27-20 after our QB had just thrown a pick that sent Georgia to our 1 yard line.

Tater Salad
Tater Salad

Jeremy, I am sorry that you feel so rudely treated. Clearly from your photo, you are a man who values style in dress and carriage. For booing your injured player, I apologize. I am only glad that the cramps that had so severely afflicted him on the field miraculously cleared up and just in time to stall our drive. Whew!

I can tell from your concise one sentence paragraphs, of which there aren't nearly enough, that you are a man of letters and intelligence. Your use of 'twerp, sic and beatdown' have enlarged my vocabulary as has your use of new an inventive similes such as "nails on a chalkboard." While you are at it, you should copyright that 'screaming baby on an airplane' metaphor. It's gold, I tell you!

In two years when you are still working on your law degree, please come back and grace Columbia with your wit and charm. MIZ...you know the rest.

Neil P
Neil P

Great article! It's quite interesting that there are so many Mizz fans reading our student newspaper. It's disturbing that they are so quick-tempered, like their classless coach. I couldn't believe him and that foul defensive coordinator so often argued with the refs, aggressively pulled off the headset, etc. Unbelievable!

DawGone
DawGone

I'm a displaced Dawg fan living in Tulsa now so I was pumped to be able to catch a road game by car instead of a plane. My son and I made the 5.5 hour trip & got into Columbia Friday afternoon. EVERY place we went in this great college town, we were treated extremely well. Our waiter informed us that a couple a few tables away (Mizzou fans) paid for meal. NEVER happened before. We received "Welcome to Columbia, Good luck, Congratulations or travel safe" no less than one hundred times.

Jeremy, this is simply the worst column I've seen and it is filled with errors, stupidity and ignorence throughout. Maybe you should have spent your time at Missouri's highly esteemed journalism school instead because you have done a disservice with this horrible piece and as a proud UGA alum, I'm embarrassed that this is associated at all with my school. You, me and anyone watching know what the booing was for: our D was in trouble and needed to catch their breath. I hate it if it happens to us but as long as the rules allow it, I'm glad we were smart enough to take advantage of it. It's a disgrace that you're allowed to publish this garbage and doesn't reflect well on us. If you ever want to be a fashion critic, don't have your photo with you looking extremely dishelved & greasy accompany your work--it kind of kills your credibility. Actually, do us all a favor and stop disgracing us with your writing--what a scam: you're not a writer but it appears as if you were able to get the University to pay your way to be a fan on the road. Horrible.

Robert Simpson
Robert Simpson

Not the experience I had. I spent the day tailgating with many Geargia fans. I was very impressed with their enthusiasm and team loyalty. We have the same. At the end of the day, we watched a great game. I'm glad the Dogs came to Columbia and I look forward to traveling to Athens soon.

So sad Jeremey is joining the ranks of those who choose yellow journalism to attract readers rather than just writing the truth.

Bob Simpson

Myron
Myron

You are ugly, a 3/10 at best, well below average, and look like a greasy middle schooler in that striped polo, with an undershirt popping out? Get a haircut, get rid of that greasy acne, and ffs, dress like a 25 year old, rather than a 12 year old.

bleavitt
bleavitt

this article is garbage, and who is the nappy, greasy headed author of said garbage article.

with regards to the faking of the injury, he was not back in the next play and he has a strained hamstring and was not practicing yesterday bc of it and doubt he plays this week for fear of further injuring it

Mizzoupatriot
Mizzoupatriot

Wow, well, you are studying to become a Liar, i mean lawyer - seems like you are already mastering the art of lies... pity for your clients. I guess you would be a good defense lawyer so you can be at home with your types. Distorting the truth and vomiting your ugly opinions, it is a real shame that one classless individual such as yourself puts an ugly mark on a formidable Georgia team.

mizzou 1988
mizzou 1988

Jeremy, as a graduate of the number one journalism school in the world, I have some advice for you. First of all, the notion that Missouri's welcoming attitude was 'quiet cockiness' is absurd, given they were hardly the favorites to win the game and recognize they're transitioning into the most elite football conference in the NCAA. While this was clearly an opinion piece, you should still sound informed. That assertion made you sound otherwise. Secondly, even with opinion pieces, consistency of message is crucial. You first bemoaned the fact that Missouri fans were way too nice to fit into the SEC, then you professed incredulity that they booed a UGA player. Would that not be the mean behavior you suggested they embrace? And when you allege the state troopers talked smack to you and your cronies, was that not also the meaner spirit you suggested? Pick one side of the fence, Jeremy. Do you want them to be nice or mean? Thirdly, and unrelated to the virtues of writing a good blog post, you could learn something of southern hospitality from these Missourians, it seems. When someone is invited into your house, you welcome them with open arms, and that's what Missouri fans did. You, however, came into their house and insulted them outside the spirit of a friendly competition and made it personal. Despicable. Do your university's fans a favor and stop ruing their reputations along with your own, you rude, ignorant, arrogant punk.

Tater Salad
Tater Salad

Jeremy, good for you! Don't fall for those baseless reports from Mizzou fans about that lady who was knocked out by a male and female Georgia fan. Don't fall for the completely fabricated stories about inebriated UGA fans who had to be "escorted" from the stadium. You keep manning that bulwark of the high moral ground because we know that no Georgia fans made degrading and classless remarks or threw their big, drunk, loutish selves around. I'm so proud you avoiding talking about the meager showing by Georgia fans that pales in comparison to Nebraska fans. Stay strong brother.

Emily
Emily

I'm not going to post a rude comment because then I would be stooping to your level. But I do feel the need to share my opinion. First if you would like us to dress up for our games them maybe your fans should set a good example. Every single Georgia fan I saw was wearing jeans and a t-shirt, not one was dressed up. Of course it is going to take time for Mizzou fans to catch on to the SEC traditions, we have our own and it is hard to let them go. Second DO NOT make fun of our MIZ ZOU chant. Obviously you weren't listening if you didn't hear the others. But our MIZ ZOU chant is a tradition and it is our way of getting pumped. I am sure if we came to your stadium and heard you guys "barking" through the whole game it would get old too. Don't come to our games if you cannot handle our chants. Third our booing for your injured player was for the one who clearly faked an injury to give your defense a rest because our "offense is going to be pounded week after week by some of the biggest and best defenses in the nation" was giving them a run for their money. Fourth yes it is going to take a couple of years for our school to conform to the SEC traditions and standards. It is not going to happen over night. But personally for our first year we have made large changes and have competed well, especially since Georgia was predicted to pound us.
Sincerely,
A Mizzou fan who stayed till the end of the game.

householdergm
householdergm

I guess Georgia's SEC Fan Conduct Pamphlet never made it to Mizzou fans before the opener. Since when did UGA invent football and the rules for 'proper' fan attire? Come off your high horse, kid. Mizzou has had many more relevant moments in the last 10 years than Georgia has. Your overrated program exudes "quiet cockiness" and for no reason at that. True Tiger fans aren't cocky, but terrified throughout every game that things are about to go off the rails at any moment (just like they did on Saturday)! lol. Trolling for Mizzou fan pageviews with words like "classless" is shameful. Try doing some real journalism and quit making up stuff about fans of one of the cleanest and best-run football programs in the country. Georgia beat Missouri on the field, but I would rather enjoy the game and a cold beer alongside true Tigers fans than stuffy southerners who think they invented the game. Thanks for the bulletin board material come next season. Enjoy choking away your shot at a BCS Bowl and firing Mike Richt.

Sprayfarts
Sprayfarts

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Sprayfarts
Sprayfarts

Mr J Dailey, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Perrycrib
Perrycrib

The phot in Monday's paper in Columbia is of all Georgia fans in red tshirts. I don't see one sundress or Sunday best!

tbdawg
tbdawg

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the dawgs put the smack down on the tigers, but this article is a bit over the top, not to mention hypocritical. It's not the SEC culture to insult the other sides fans after schooling them on the football field.

About the dressing up for games, that's really just a greek tradition, so to criticize the other side for not being snooty enough for the SEC is a little ridiculous. It's also a greek tradition to get completely faced before and after the game, but hey.. at least we're well-dressed, right?

UGA students never leave the game before it's over. Yeah... right.

TrueSon87
TrueSon87

First, lets start with saying that all the comments below me,... are dead on. If you're going to make an argument, try not to sound like a idiot. What are you, cansas? Second, don't let all the retarded, blackout drunk frat boy douche bags describe our school. Those are fake people who only buy tickets to have an excuse to drink. The actual Mizzou had their butts in the seats till the last minutes of the game. Third, just as everyone else is pointing out, I could count the number of dressed up Georgia people on one hand, everyone else was wearing regular clothes. You can't expect for a school to change its tradition in one week. And unlike your traditions, the only dress code we have is gold. I welcomed every Georgia fan I saw, shook their hand, said thanks for coming and for allowing us to join the SEC. And even after the game, I still went to everyone and told them good game and thanks for coming. On top of that, I told one of our own frat douche bags to shut up after he yelled "you're a little girl (for lack of better words)" to Murray. When, and why, would you ever expect class out of a frat boy. In 5- 10 years when they finally realize we aren't in the little kids league anymore, we will change. Till then, shut up and pull the stick out of your bum, idiot.

gpb123
gpb123

First of all, you are the biggest GDI and dork I have ever laid eyes on. So the fact that you're even thinking about making fun of any fan attire anywhere is absurd, because from the look of it, you have no sense of style whatsoever. Second of all, I have been to my fair share of CFB games, both in the SEC as well as other conferences. When you make your reference about Mizzou fans coming in wearing t-shirts and jeans, you were clearly talking about the student section. And EVERY SINGLE university I have been to has the same dorky student section with the t-shirts, painted bodies, etc. Yes, even the SEC schools such as Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Ole Miss...the list goes on because literally every school has those same fans for both football and basketball. Also, ironically, I saw very few Georgia girls in sundresses. In fact, I thought the Mizzou girls were dressed much better and looked quite well without changing much (I saw some more cowboy boots but that's about it). My third point, I didn't know that it was such a sin to be nice and friendly. Maybe the other schools you go to, people are mean...because you seem like a huge dbag. Every school I have gone to, Mizzou away games or other games just for fun, everyone is extremely friendly, welcoming, and genuine. Maybe if you had some sense of decency and got off of your high horse, people would be nice to you. You represent your "high class and perfect" SEC school poorly and I'm sure there are many Georgia students, faculty, and alumni that are very embarrassed by you.

tbdawg
tbdawg

Missouri fans! Please remember Jeremy's juvenile rant is not typical behavior for UGA supporters and has no relevance to SEC "culture".

That's not to say a little good-hearted needling isn't... I look forward to continuing the lesson next year in Athens [wink][wink]

HannibalTiger
HannibalTiger

I have to admit that I am terribly dismayed by this article considering that all of the Georgia fans to which I introduced myself said that they were pleasantly surprised at the hospitality that they were shown during the weekend. I certainly would have expected more in return than this article trashing our fans and traditions. However, I do hold one fan's baseless attempts to "stir the pot" indicative of the entire fan base. Georgia fans are more than welcome to come back to Columbia in 2014 and will again be greeted with considerable graciousness (and a Bud Light). It is our sincere apologies to Mr. Dailey if our Midwestern hospitality did not meet those standards exhibited in the south. Perhaps Vandy, Alabama, and Kentucky fans will be more appreciative of our hospitality.

Miz37
Miz37

First of all, I would like to thank the Georgia fans for coming out to Columbia and partaking in tailgate activities with us. Those who were civil and kind were a welcome site in Columbia, and I hope that you enjoyed your time thoroughly.

Jeremy,

Whatever rudeness you received is, no doubt, not much different from other bad fans that can be found at other universities. Much like the Georgia fan who threw 2 cups of soda from the Northeast corner of Faurot field. One hitting an elderly woman and one hitting a mother with a <5 year old child. Classy is not how I would describe him. But I do not judge all Georgia fans by a handful of fans' behavior.

Thank you,
AG

Gravi Alonso
Gravi Alonso

The score was only a touchdown when people began to leave during the Buffalo game, weekend before last.

Also, as a Georgia fan, I will say there is noting anyone in the country loathes more than grown men barking in one another's face. That's another level of childishness.

And talking [poop] about the spread makes you sound like a fool. If you didn't notice Florida won two national titles with the spread and Auburn won one. The notion that this plebeian former Big 12'ers can't stay on the field with the mighty SEC is just stupid.

Also, Georgia needs to quit taking credit for the SEC being good. Alabama makes the SEC good. LSU makes the SEC good. UGA makes the SEC average.

This writer needs to quit sniffing his own farts.

SECfan
SECfan

As a recent UGA Alumni, I will be the first to admit that UGA has some unruly fans, mainly the frat kids who get plastered and ruin a good time for everyone, but that does not represent all of us. The Missouri fans were extremely welcoming and made for a great experience for any visiting fan. Thank you Columbia and that was an extremely good game.

Sedzpd
Sedzpd

As a MIZZOU Alumni, I would like to point a few things out. As with any school there will be taunting, foul-mouthed people, and bad sports. However, do not let the few classless individuals ruin all of us. Every team has them and there were even Georgia fans who said some select phrases I would never like to be repeated. The difference between your article and the many respectable individuals at MU is that we see the big picture and do not judge you based on a few nuisances. Therefore, please do not judge an entire school unless you have met and spoke to everyone in that school.
Second: I would like to present the argument of attire. You see them as T-shirts and sundresses, however what you may not have looked into is our tradition of gold-rush, black-out, and white-out games. Each game is deemed how the color scheme should go. It is a long holding tradition that all the students acknowledge. Once again, judging some of the ill-mannered individuals who show up with body paint and no shirts is not the way to view the whole school. There are many individuals who show up in 'Saturday" best as you describe it. If you do not believe me, please let me offer you numerous Facebook pictures of fans at your request! As for you, the Saturday best is the tradition you are accustomed too. It has been a tradition for the Georgia fans to come dressed in the attire you speak of. We just simply have had a different tradition. Is tradition not one of the things that unites a college together? Just because traditions are different does not mean they are wrong. Would you chastise an individual who believes that you wear a ceremonial robe to a football game because that is the attire for them in a different country? I would hope the answer would be no. It would be highly disrespectful to do so.
Third, the MIZ-ZOU chant...... my first statement would want to be that you are in our stadium. Therefore, the chants will be what they have always been and if you have such a large issue with it then leave, no one is forcing you to stay. The MIZ-ZOU chant is the one that takes place because it is a common (joining) ground for Alumni and Students. Every MIZZOU grad knows this chant as well as every current student. It again is a tradition. You may have several "battle cries" but what makes you better than us because of that? The chant states MIZ by the "STUDENT SECTION" the Alumni and other fans respond with ZOU. It is a relationship built between us. Another point, although we only have one chant, you will ALWAYS remember it. You may have several that the opposing team will never remember and therefore it does not make a stance with them.
As a journalist I think you may want to look into some of the University of Missouri sports articles on the game. I highly doubt you will find anything bashing the Georgie Bulldogs. And I find a large problem with the fact that you are so focused on attire.... were you actually paying attention to the game, perhaps the chants would not have been so disturbing to you and you could have focused more on cheering on your team!

Finnbro
Finnbro

And your fans were just so classy. Shut up. UGA fans know nothing of class. I walked out of the stadium after Mizzou lost and listened to the things the UGA fans yelled at each passing Mizzou fan, and yet we're the classless ones? Columbians are generally nice people, I'm sorry you're not used to that because you're from a place where every one is a jerk.

TBone
TBone

Mr. Dailey,

It may take a while to assimilate to SEC culture. Or, perhaps, the SEC could learn a thing or two about traditions from its newest members, neither of which is a natural fit for the SEC, anyway. Last I checked, neither Mizzou nor Texas A & M were in the Southeast, but that's neither here nor there.

I congratulate you for belonging to a school that currently has a top-ten football team. Missouri's been there, before. The Big Twelve as a whole has likewise been well-represented over the past few years. Ride the wave while you can, because reality will set in for the bulldogs soon. Meanwhile, feel free to cycle through your handful of chants and yells until your fan base can settle on one.

Winning with class? Let's be clear. Alabama wins every year. LSU wins every year. Vanderbilt has class. So, you're technically correct. Quiet cockiness? It is the epitome of conceit to walk into another school's campus and expect that school to conform to your idea of the correct atmosphere.

Perhaps this is an attempt at some good old-fashioned smack talk? If so, I applaud your attempt to create a rivalry where no natural rivalry exists. Insulting the fans who welcomed you throughout the day is one way to gain yourself some notoriety, but it will take a bit more than petty insults to create a rivalry. After all, Missouri's biggest rivalry prior to joining the SEC dated back to the Civil War. All insulting a gracious host does is prove one to lack class. Thankfully, it was my experience that the Georgia fans I met last Saturday (in jeans and red GA t-shirts, btw) weren't petulant narcissists, expecting the rest of the world to look and act like them.

laughing_to_the_bank
laughing_to_the_bank

Thanks Georgia for eating in our restaurants, staying in our hotels, filling up with gas and buying tickets. Maybe now we can afford some sundresses and "proper" attire to wear to the next game. This is college football. Get a clue.

S Dean
S Dean

I had the pleasure of Hosting UGA's preident and the UGA alum tailgate Friday and Saturday. Other that one UGA fan who didn't have the right to be at the tailgate, I found all other Bulldog fans to be happy to be in Columbia, MO. They spoke very highly of both our city and our institution. I found that the people that I was serving were and are full of class. I was provided nothing but positive feedback, respectful talk of the game that had not yet been played, and found much mutual ground. Many of the red and black brigade offered welcoming greetings to the SEC including the sugestion that this is where we belong. I am truly disgusted with some of the posts and the characterizations of the successful event of Missouri's inaugural game in the storied SEC. I look forward to Missouri's year and making the acquaintance of our new opponents.

Muasstad
Muasstad

You mention an MU event staff memeber being ejected from the stadium by law enforcement. Please prvide additional details as no report of this has been made to the MU athletic department and proper action needs to be taken. We are thinking that perhaps this is simply something you made up because no other reports of this have surfaced. Also please provide photo documentation that a single GA fan wore a sundress in Columbia Saturday night. No evidence has surfaced so far.

GAUGA1
GAUGA1

Missouri Fans,
Please forgive the Dawgnation for this garbage that has been written. As a fan who attended the game I thought y'all were more than nice and I can say it was after it went 34 to 20 with only little time left in 4th quarter did any of the Mizzou masses start to leave. Unfortunately the gentlemen that wrote this doesnt need access to this type of forum as he isnt showing Class. Anyways it must have been dissapointing having waited all this time to play that first game to lose so dont let this moron add to the frustration. Thank you for your kindness and hopefully forgiveness as the majority of the UGA faithful thought it was a great trip and that over a few years y'all will be more than adjusted to the SEC. Welcome to the SEC and good luck through out your season......

TheBigOpp
TheBigOpp

As a UGA fan, i apologize to everybody readying this. SEC fans are known to be rude and classless. We take football serious down here and talking mad sh*t is part of the game. Our fans get each other thrown out of games , thats how intense we take it. You should not be allowed to put SEC on your stadium's field until you establish yourself as discriminatory and hateful. This guy obviously has no idea what he's taking about

taguer
taguer

This guy is a complete joke...

zoufan112
zoufan112

EMMMM EYE ZEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get used to it :)

GoGreen
GoGreen

I would bet big $$ that this guy is from Lawrence Kansas and sleeps in Jayhawk jammies..

Mizzoudad
Mizzoudad

Okay, this is weird because I think I remember you. You are the UGA fan who was shouting obscenities at a Mizzou student at the bottom of the ramp to the foot bridge that crosses Providence road with little kids around. I intervened between you and the Mizzou student to stop a fight and got the Mizzou kid turned around to do the adult thing and walk away from an obviously inebriated disrespectful fan. And what did you do after I was able to avert what appeared to be a fist fight brewing? You barked a few times and dropped some more 'f-bombs' in front of the small kids. Very classy. I wish your team good luck for the rest of the season, and I have to say if you didn't like it here, you are welcome to not return. There were many more classy Georgia fans that are more than welcome to return.

Drew1839
Drew1839

Don't worry Georgia, we don't reflect on your university from the rants of this idiot. What is entertaining is the number of kansas responses. Notice how they have to be heard in every discussion, need to try and prove they are relevant and people want to be them. I understand though, I would be a little disappointed if my state usually finishes dead last in tourism. Must suck that the shining star of your state is a (singular) new money suburb of Missouri's second best city.

Truth hurts.

Kylec
Kylec

You say we have no class? Go re-read your article and then we will talk.

Your a complete joke. How did you graduate again?

Way to show your true colors, and way to put a bad name out there for your School.

miz-zou
miz-zou

Wow, this is an extremely tasteless article. First of all, claiming that our hospitality was superficial is an extremely incorrect and inflammatory statement. Our friendliness was nothing but sincere and we genuinely appreciated that the Georgia fans present were so dedicated as to make a two day commute to watch four hours worth of a football game.

Secondly, the claim that our fans are disloyal is one that I find preposterous. The yellow that “began flooding” out when the score was 34-20 with two minutes left in the fourth quarter (if you're going to use data, at least get your facts straight) was almost entirely from the student section. May I remind you that these are STUDENTS. STUDENTS who, if like me, had to return to their dorms to study for exams after spending the day in celebration for our first SEC game. STUDENTS - whose dedication should be based off of their attendance and not something as petty as wearing a sundress to a college sporting event. We genuinely enjoy, appreciate, and stick by our team, win or lose, and we don't base the merit of our fans based on their choice of clothing.

Finally, the fact that you were escorted out of the game is nothing to be skimmed over. There was a hotheaded near the student section that had been picking fights for a good hour before he was asked to leave. Therefore, if you or any other foul-mouthed fans from either team were removed from the stadium, I am sure it was not without due cause.

According to your standards, every struggling college student should waste their money on gowns and suites and show hostility towards fans in order to prove that they are serious about the game. This is year, MU has done nothing but promote our entrance into the SEC and this is just a slap in the face to Missouri and reflects poorly on your own institution.

madamemckinnon
madamemckinnon

I think we can all agree that we are from completely different atmospheres and that we have different traditions. UGA is not the only fan base that wears sundresses to games. It's a tradition that goes way back. Honestly if that's what we criticize the UGA fans for? I think MU may just be looking for something to complain about because we lost. I live in Columbia and I know what it's like. There is always this delusional sense of our team is invincible. No I don't think that MU is a bad team and I don't think that UGA fans are crazy. MU just needs to realize that they are the ones entering into a new atmosphere. This isn't "their conference" anymore You're part of something bigger and new than you've ever seen. Stop being so childish and maybe you're the ones who need the adjustment.

kdh4f7
kdh4f7

My favorite quotes from this article:

1. "By the time the night game rolled around, I was ready to give them a good old-fashioned beat down."

- First of all, this kid looks like he was picked on all throughout high school. I highly doubt he could "beat down" anyone. Do not try to act all big and tough behind your computer. Now if you are referring to the UGA football team beating down MU, then you should not use the word I. You probably never stepped on a football field in your life.

2. "I’m more concerned with their fan atmosphere, which doesn’t quite match our own.
- I did not know that UGA wrote the book on college atmosphere. That is all the fun of traveling to different schools. Each school has their own atmosphere and traditions. It is also very sad that you are even concerned with our atmosphere. If you don’t like it, then leave.

3. "Georgia fans packed into three corners of the Zou early, all dressed up in their sundresses or Saturday best. Meanwhile, Mizzou fans filed into the stadium wearing yellow T-shirts and blue jeans."

-Heaven forbid we wear T-shirts and jeans to a football game. We are not going to church. We are there to cheer on our team and wear our school colors. You could not pay me to wear heels to a game. Not to mention, most of the UGA fans there were in T-shirts. I am not going to go into your home and tell you how to dress. No offense, but you don’t look like the most fashionable person.

I am very glad for the comment section of this blog, because it gives me much relief reading the comments of other UGA students. I am glad to know that there are many classy, respectful UGA fans, and that this guy does not represent the majority. For all of the people who came to COMO for the game, I hope you had a good time. You all will be welcome back any time. As for the writer of this article, please NEVER come back. We do not like buzz killers in our town, and we will be sure to not be so hospitable to you next time.

Bamabelle in Ga
Bamabelle in Ga

You are delusional. The visits I've had to Athens over the last 20 years have been full of rude, inhospitable fools. For you to take the sanctimonious high road in this article, on your visit to Columbia, makes me laugh.
Oh and by the way, Uga hasn't played DEFENSE on a football field in years! You've been more concerned with uniform design and color.... I hope we do see you in the SECCG. Year after year, your fan base is all talk, no substance. Do everyone a favor and shut up. Talk only after you win a championship.

Dawg2014
Dawg2014

Mizzou fans. Be classy, quit complaining about an opinion column, and get over this article. I have never seen any fans get so worked up over something so trivial. Georgia fans call Florida fans trashy, Tennessee calls Georgia fans fair-weather, and Alabama and Auburn hate each other. I guarantee none of these other schools would flood that respective school's student newspapers with all this complaining and whining. You have just joined the conference and already your fans have made an indelible impression to the SEC and the SEC dislikes whiners so please quit. Thanks!

MOGA
MOGA

This article... I don't even... Were you at the same game as the rest of us? Ignoring this man's crazed comments, an overwhelming majority of UGA fans I met were wonderful people. Of course there was tension once the game started, but that's what makes it fun.

There were a few things that did set me off:
A: I don't know how you guys usually do it in the SEC, but when the UGA band started trying to play over the Missouri Waltz I was livid. Probably one of the least classy things I've ever seen at a game. When a school plays their state song on their home turf, the other band should stfu.
B: One of the players went out of his way after the game to stomp on the MU logo in the middle of the field. You won, you can celebrate. But stay classy.
C: This "article." Why did you even bother?

I'm hoping these incidents are isolated. If the rest of the schools' fans are as fun as the ones the ones from Georgia, then I'm going to enjoy the SEC.

Hangar18
Hangar18

Really had to laugh at this one. I suppose the author isn't intelligent enough to recognize the irony in his story so I'll elaborate. You're writing an article about a particular fanbase being classless while simultaneously putting down their traditions after being welcomed into their home. Doesn't get much more classless than that.

While we're on the subject of being classless let me point out some things I saw UGA fans doing. Stumbling around in their twenty dollar Georgia polo shirts and deck shoes (other than on a golf course didn't that go out of style thirty years ago?) sloppy drunk and begging Tiger fans for beer and food. Mouthing off before and after the game completely unprovoked. A lady walking around with one of those "sundresses" on, completely oblivious to the fact that she'd vomited on herself. Then, of course, there is the video and photo that is already circulating all over the web of a UGA fan urinating in the seats at Faurot. Yep. You're right. You UGA fans sure did show us a thing or two about class.

Exactly what chants do UGA fans do that were so much more creative and less annoying than ours? The only thing I heard were grown men walking around making sounds like dogs barking. You're right. Very original and not annoying at all.

Everyone left when we were down 7 points? You do realize this was aired on television don't you? The stadium was full of Mizzou fans until things got out of hand and the outcome was no longer a mystery. If you have to embellish the truth to make a story then perhaps there wasn't one.

Yep. We have no chance of competing in the SEC because we can't conform to your standards for dress and other traditions. Last I checked we were 22-9 against SEC competition. I guess Oklahoma State didn't get the memo about how impossible it was to run a spread offense and overcome a mighty Bulldog defense when they crushed UGA a couple of seasons ago. Neither did a last place Colorado team that humiliated the Dawgs on national television and sent them home with a loss for their troubles. It was one game and you won. Congratulations. If you think that's gonna be the final result everytime you face Mizzou I think you're gonna be in for a rude awakening in the future.

Kid, you're an embarrassment to journalists everywhere. Probably a disgruntled student with an axe to grind because you weren't accepted into Mizzou's world renowned school of journalism. Learn to win gracefully and keep your unjustifiably enormous ego in check and maybe someone will take you seriously when you offer your opinions on what class is and who has it.

Hangar18
Hangar18

One more thing. If you're gonna ramble on about how much class you have you should at least have a pic up gives the appearance that you've had a haircut sometime within the last six months. At least look the part.

Hangar18
Hangar18

I might also add that the actions I saw taking place were not meant to describe the activities of ALL Georgia fans. The majority of them behaved themselves in an acceptable manner. They certainly had their fair share of those that didn't though. In general they were neither a cut above, or below, that Mizzou crowd. Other than the author of this piece, they are certainly welcome back.

MU Fan
MU Fan

Mr. Dailey,

As a former Journalism student, this is not an article. It is an opinion column. Due to the fact that we are in the USA, everyone is allowed to develop their own opinion.

That being said, I think that before you write something down for everyone to see (especially if you are reflecting an institute and hope to one day have a successful career), you should first consider what it is you are about to share with the world. No modern employer wants to hire someone that can not treat people with differing views or cultures with respect. With our country becoming more global daily, you have to be able to communicate with people that you may have nothing in common with. This piece of writing demonstrates that you are intolerant and quick to judge.

I sincerely hope that some day you can come to find it within yourself to realize that not everyone thinks the way you do. As well as the fact that everything you say reflects on not only yourself but those around you.

I have never heard a Mizzou fan, or student, speak the way you did about an opposing team or school. This column was disgraceful.

Georgia, we were honored to share our field with you and we look forward to seeing you in the future.

Mr. Dailey, if you pass through our town again, I hope that you are greeted with kindness and tolerance (as every human should be).

Sincerely,

An MU Fan

mizzoujourno
mizzoujourno

The only thing this, ahem, "article" makes me feel is an extreme sense of gratitude that I go to the Mizzou J-School instead of being forced to write for this nasty publication. Embarrassing AND hilarious, way to go UGA!

MESanders
MESanders

I heard this discussion was about being classy, so I just wanted to mention a couple things I that others have told me about Georgia.

a) Racism
b) Inbred rednecks

Enjoy!

Muck Fizzou
Muck Fizzou

Playing over another schools band is disrespectful! Remember when Mizzou's band drowned out Navy's band after losing to them in the forgettable 2010 Texas Bowl?

"At the end of the game, the Missouri players left the field and most of the Missouri fans had left. The Missouri marching band played the Missouri alma mater and the fight song. Navy players, fans and midshipmen waited patiently at the other end of the field for the Missouri band to finish.

When Missouri finished, the Navy Drum and Bugle Corps (small in number compared to the Missouri band) started playing the historical Navy Blue and Gold. At this point, the Missouri band blasted the Missouri fight a second time and completely drowned out Navy’s turn to sing their alma mater."

Sportsfan1
Sportsfan1

First I would like to say to all UGA fans thank you for your visit to Missouri!!! As an MU student I speak for most when I say we were happy to have you! Second I apologize for the embellished ignorant comments in this article! I feel great pride in the fact that it was not an MU student who published this inaccurate uneducated article. I had the pleasure to meet many UGA fans and all were more than welcoming. I am sorry that you were represented so shamefully in this article. I think that if your goal was to entice and tear down MU fans while you visited then stay home and watch the game. One thing that we pride ourselves with in Missouri is welcoming fans and making them feel at home and it is one thing we have been known for and that I as an MU fan am proud of. We don't need your specific ignorance coming in and ruining everyone's time to just have fun and enjoy the game. I am sure that your career will be very successful with such close minded ignorance that you have!! But I view it as a human flaw not a UGA flaw!!! UGA fans are always welcome and thank you for a fun competitive game. All teams have fans that is what makes the sport but I am ecstatic that they are not as ignorant as yourself.

Dawg2014
Dawg2014

Why would we watch a Mizzou-Navy game?

mpbwx7
mpbwx7

Read this now Mr. Dailey

http://majoronions.com/2012/09/11/classless-georgia-fan-has-no-place-in-sec/

Goodnight everyone

jnighs
jnighs

Couldn't agree more about the M I Z Z O U chant. Hey MU fans, you realize that's not how you spell "Missouri", right?

Tryon
Tryon

Man up Jeremy. You have been invited to join 590 in St. Louis to describe your experience as most around here have already ripped it a part as not factual. Neither you or your editor are returning their calls. Why not?

tbdawg
tbdawg

@MESanders: "I just wanted to mention a couple things I that others have told me about Georgia. a) Racism b) Inbred rednecks"

That is a very bigoted comment. Your post fits right in with this stupid article.

Major Onions
Major Onions

We thought you'd love to read this Jeremy!

"Classless Georgia fan has no place in SEC"

http://majoronions.com/2012/09/11/classless-georgia-fan-has-no-place-in-sec/

no1guru
no1guru

Mizzou promoted the game as its Gold Rush...the fans were to wear gold and the only ones worthy of wearing gold sun dresses are the team's dance team. As a Mizzou grad who lived in Georgia for 5 years, I was at your black game vs Alabama and saw a lot of black t-shirts and jeans (http://media.247sports.com/Uploads/College/94/6_193027.jpg)

If you legitimately had a bad experience, I'm sorry for that, and you are writing for a local audience rather than a regional or even a national audience, so its reasonable for you to write with these stances.

Just let me know when you point out Geaux is spelled wrong and Ole Miss isn't Mississippi. Mizzou is a branding nickname - one that seems to work quite well.

Lastly, how full was the Georgia Dome last year at the end of the Boise and LSU games, or in Memphis at the end of the Liberty Bowl vs UCF. Fans leave early when they feel its over. It happens everywhere in every sport at every level.

Bottom line, you article was mean to rile up the fan bases, just like Sheldon Richardson's comments, so you can at least say you accomplished that.

ebotten1
ebotten1

I am from Minnesota (Minnesota nice) and went to Kansas so wholly understand how much lack of class Missouri fans have. Outright brutal sometimes.

However, you question their gameday attire. I have to question your tradition. Why would you wear your "Sunday Best" or sundresses to a football game. It is supposed to be a fun filled casual atmosphere, not Church.

I went to an ACC basketball game one time between North Carolina and NC State (which I understand are not in the SEC but still are in the South) and everyone in the building was wearing Tar Heel blue golf shirts, khaki pants and penny loafers. My friends were shocked. It was like a 65 year old white conservative American made a dress code for a Wednesday afternoon business meeting. We could not believe we were at a basketball game.

So keep you old fuddy duddy dress code. We folks are happy in our jersey and jeans.

jnighs
jnighs

Had to read the article over a cour times to make sure I didn't miss it, but no where in the article does it say "Sunday best". It clearly says Saturday best. Details, I know. Reading is hard.

jnighs
jnighs

And just a heads up to SEC fans from someone who has lived in the KC area for the last 15 years, MU fans have always felt the need to act like this even though none of their sports teams have ever accomplished anything to warrant it.

dawgs09
dawgs09

jeremy,

try not to look like such poor white trash in your picture the next time you write something retarded

Jayhawkgirl
Jayhawkgirl

Do you know what Missouri students get on their SAT's?

Drool. :)

USA1
USA1

MU played as if they are part of lower conf. I think they would have a better chance of winning in the SEC if they would drop back to the Southern Conf. for several years. This would help them take inventory of their athletic abilities. Also' they could take this time to "Man Up" to SEC standards.

If not, they can be SEC's designated "Homecoming Team"

mizzoufan89
mizzoufan89

When doing antagonistic journalism, it's best to offer SOME kind of insight.

Quiet cockiness? Should it have been in-your-face, Y'all suck, "Mizzou rules" instead? Or were we just supposed to genuflect every time someone wearing red walked by?

You didn't like the Mizzou fans wearing their school colors? You're right, better hosts would have worn Red and Black, like your fans did. I didn't see many sundresses in the Georgia section where I was seated. And the stadium looked pretty cool bathed in gold.

You didn't like the M-I-Z-Z-O-U cheer? Sorry, it pumps up our team. I know it isn't as heady and intillectual as barking like a dog, but it is really more for the benefit our fans than yours. I guess you were too busy fighting with your section to hear the Missouri Waltz, Hooray-Hoorah, or Mizzou-Rah, among others.

As for booing the "injured" player. The debate continues weather or not he will be hospitalized for his very convenient collapse on the field. Kudos for Missouri fans for being aware of the situation. Sincere aplogies if he really was hurt.

As for a more accurate recollection of the weekend in Columbia, I encourage readers to view the Outkick The Coverage website and his review of the weekend at the Mizzou game. Here's the link.

http://outkickthecoverage.com/dixieland-delight-missouri.php

Or this article written by a Georgia fan with his son.

http://dogbytesonline.com/loran-smith-missouris-fans-a-welcoming-bunch-61525/

bgt1989
bgt1989

@mizzoufan89

1. If you're going to use the word "intellectual", try spelling it correctly.
2. This is the SEC, if you want to be a part of it and be accepted, then dress like it. Everyone wearing the same t-shirt is not what we do here in the SEC, this isn't the Big 12. Get a gameday polo and some khakis. Drink bourbon, not vodka. And tell your girls to wear sundresses.
3. For your insinuations that we were faking injuries: the players in question actually missed practice time. So much for that argument.

I hope you enjoyed your first round of hazing, it only gets worse, trust me.

Sedzpd
Sedzpd

@bgt1989

You may want to look through some of the Georgia fan Facebook pages and such.... MANY of your fans were wearing t-shirts as well, both Male and Female. If you have a reason to doubt our attire please scroll down to my original post and read it. It will fully inform you as to why we dress the way we do. As far as the vodka/bourbon comment... I believe there are many vodkas that could cost as much as bourbons. It is simply a matter of taste.

atlantamike03
atlantamike03

Apparently the writer, Jeremy Dailey, is so classy that he forgot to shower the day of his head shot. Also, this man who apparently defines classy has never combed his hair a day in his life. If Mr. Classy showed up at a nice country club he would be kindly asked to leave. Good lord what an idiot.

atlantamike03
atlantamike03

Apparently the writer, Jeremy Dailey, is so classy that he forgot to shower the day of his head shot. Also, this man who apparently defines classy has never combed his hair a day in his life. If Mr. Classy showed up at a nice country club he would be kindly asked to leave. Good lord what an idiot.

herewego
herewego

If Mr. Dailey thinks that Missouri is halfway across the country from Georgia, he obviously has a lot to learn about a lot of things. Doesn't get out much, I suppose. Good luck to you, Sir.

Matarelius
Matarelius

Was a very energized night in COMO...the only interaction I had with UGA fans was at Walmart Friday night when they were talking to my 7 year old son and they said "the tigers suck". How's that for SEC class. If you want to give a mizzou fan a beat down let me know cause like all my brothers we bleed black and gold and you wouldn't stand a chance sir.

sullle
sullle

To each their own. My question is, does Mr. Daily realize what tradition the 'tradition' of wearing your 'Saturday best' comes from? During the Civil War it was common in the South for 'picnickers' to wear their dress clothes while they sat on the sidelines and cheered on their men while they fought battles. While the 'picnickers' may be now cheering on their football team, it doesn't change the root of the tradition. So if the SEC would like to call 'Mizzou' classless because of there choice of clothing I guess that means we MU fans can call the tradition of the SEC racist!

Katherine57
Katherine57

THANK YOU for affirming what the Big 12 has known and experienced for years. Missouri fans are, for the most part, terrible (there are always exceptions, right?). And classless is the best way to describe it. A great recent example is their reaction to Bill Self at the 2012 All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game -- a game and event that had nothing to do with Mizzou, KU, the Big 12, or collegiate sports period. Their fans booed Coach Self so loudly it was deafening. And when he hit a home run, they continued to boo him as he rounded the bases. Ridiculous. Most of us are thrilled that they left.

Muck Fizzou
Muck Fizzou

I think it's ironic that all these Mizzou fans are criticizing the author's hygiene and sloppy haircut. Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black...and gold.

katie
katie

I find this whole article hypocritical. This man should watch his own crowd before writing an article like this. I was working concessions and on my break, I walked out to watch the game. Keep in mind I do not attend Mizzou, I have no interest in football, and I couldn't care less which team one. However, I found some of the Georgia crowd extremely rude. There was a family sitting in the Mizzou fan section. It seems as if they chose they place so they could irritate the fans, which they did do. They made many extremely rude comments throughout the break I was one and kept shouting and booing every time Mizzou got anything. Oh, let's not forget to mention they were in red windbreakers with jeans. That's right: NOT their sunday best. Regardless, I think it shows more loyalty to wear colors of your team rather than dress clothes. And the M-I-Z-Z-O-U chant? That is just more loyalty to the team. Yes, I did watch the fans leave early. Yes, I also had a problem with that. However, many of the people I was with pointed out if they did not leave then they would have had even more trouble getting out at the end. As bad as the tigers were doing at that point it was clear to everyone they were not going to win. So be careful when you are the pot calling the kettle black Mr. Dailey. As a law student you should know when to hold your tongue. Hopefully that third year of law school will help you learn that. Good luck!

miz---zou
miz---zou

Hey, Daily---you seem to be pretty imaginative when nit-picking for every potential thing that irritates you about Missouri. I have to admit that when I am in a whiney, pouty, little girl kind of mood, I do the same thing. When not, I look at the facts and, like a third year law student, realize that I was wrong and got beat by a team with class and a city with class and a state with class. Woof, woof sounds a lot like waaa, waaa.

GoldAndBlack
GoldAndBlack

What a difference a year makes.

Hello, Georgia. Welcome to the new SEC.

Mizzoufan12
Mizzoufan12

I'm glad I came across this article. Mizzou is one big family. We try to treat everyone with respect, win or lose. But seeing what you've said, what a difference a year makes when all of our starters aren't hurt. SEC EAST CHAMPIONS as well as Cotton Bowl Champs! M-I-Z!

BigDawg247
BigDawg247

Mizzou - 2013 SEC East Champs.

MizzouTigerFan
MizzouTigerFan

Great Post Jeremy---LOL. Now Mizzou is back-to-back SEC East Champs 2013/2014. But clearly, as you said, they don't belong in the SEC, because they keep Georgia out of the Championship. .

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