Missouri started the whole realignment mess in the Big 12. They did not care what happened to any of the other schools. For me, they have fallen into the same category as Iowa. Well, maybe not quite that low, but only about one peg up. I now root for any team Missouri plays, in any sport.
Since Mizzou left I've really become an Iowa St fan for Big 12 games. I like Fred Hoiberg and think his loyalty to his hometown and home school is an impressive thing that you have to root for. I went to see Iowa St play in Lawrence this year and the people in my section knew I was rooting for you guys.
I took my wife downtown today for lunch and to spend some time at the Big 12 tournament festivities. We're both Mizzou fans and with Mizzou playing today we had Mizzou shirts on. We saw quite a few Mizzou fans there. We had friendly conversations with fans of most schools but the Iowa St fans were the only ones who were rude to us. Explaining I was rooting for them did nothing. I knew kU was hated by you guys but was surprised to see me and my wife treated like a rival would be treated. Is there a big thing between you guys and us that I didn't realize? And again good luck tonight!!
I didn't hate mizzou when they were in the Big 12 but when they started with the SEC chants when they weren't even in the conference yet really ****** me off. Why would you leave a core group of midwestern schools that were geographically close to you to join a bunch of schools with a totally different culture?
tailgating: the only time I see 6 AM from this side of the day.
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