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It worked!

October 24, 2010 Leave a comment

If you missed yesterday’s post about the snow-day strategy, please go back and read it now.

Also, in case you live under a rock, or have a broken TV like me — the Missouri Tigers beat the Oklahoma Sooners in a huge game last night.

Thanks to my friend, Dan McCamy, for the picture that says it all.

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So, Lee Corso picked Oklahoma over Missouri

October 23, 2010 7 comments

When I was a kid, my dad–who was a teacher–and I had a strategy for snow days.

In the evening, as it started to snow, I would get excited about the impending free day hanging out with my dad.

But–like Lee Corso–my dad would say, “Not so fast.”

ESPN College Gameday setting up on Francis Quadrangle at the University of Missouri-Columbia

Is this a set-up?

Less than an hour ago, Corso picked the Oklahoma Sooners to beat the Missouri Tigers in Columbia this evening.

Can you blame him? Gary Pinkel’s Tigers haven’t beaten Bob Stoops’ Sooners.

Despite both teams belonging to the Big 12 Conference, they just haven’t been in the same league.

Missouri is not going to win this game against Oklahoma.

You see, when you want a snow day, the trick is telling yourself that school will be in session just like any other day. You brush your teeth, say your prayers and get tucked in. We’re going to have school tomorrow. That’s what my dad and I would work to convince each other of. Then, we’d go to bed.

I wish I could tell you all I’d see you for the snow day tomorrow, but I can’t. We’re going to have school. Missouri is going to lose.

Does your journalism school do this?

October 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Yet another reason I’m so proud to be a Missouri grad: Jen Lee Reeves‘ “Real World Homecoming Lunch.”

It’s such a great opportunity for alumni to meet with soon-to-be graduates and share insight about the “real world” of our business outside the comfort of j-school.

I’m thankful Jen pulls this thing together every year and invites us all to participate. Oh, I’m also thankful for the Shakespeare’s Pizza she feeds us.

Photo courtesy: Kelly Hicks