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DECEMBER 2016 – Happy Festivus KC! Among all the celebrations each holiday season, this might be one of my favorites to recognize and celebrate. For those of you who don’t know what Festivus is, I’ve included a link here from the episode of “Seinfeld” that created this holiday.
One of this holiday’s traditions is the airing of grievances, in which you tell people all the ways they have disappointed you this year. While this year has had some great moments for Kansas City teams, there have been some disappointments.
To honor this tradition, here are the top five grievances about our local sports teams and players I would like to air on this day of Festivus (Just a note, I have nothing against these players/teams, they have just been disappointing this year). In the words of Frank Costanza, “I’ve got a lot of problems with you people! Now you’re going to hear about it!”
JANUARY 2016 – Barry Odom might not have been the first choice to replace Gary Pinkel as the Missouri football coach, but he appears to be a popular choice
Pinkel, who spent 15 years at Missouri, is the winningest football coach in the university’s history, but he resigned in November after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in May.
Pinkel went 23-5 and won back-to-back Southeastern Conference East Division titles in 2013-14.
NOVEMBER 2015 – Drew Lock was thrust into the limelight as the Missouri starting quarterback ahead of schedule as a true freshman after junior Maty Mauk was suspended for violating team rules.
Mauk was reinstated in late October, but six days later coach Gary Pinkel suspended Mauk for the remainder of the season, leaving Lock firmly entrenched as the starting quarterback.
Mauk’s suspension has allowed Lock to garner valuable playing time in the Southeastern Conference, while most players are redshirted as a freshman.
AUGUST 2015 – With the college football season kicking off in September, a quick glance at the area teams brings up a lot of questions. Unfortunately for David Beaty, Bill Snyder and Gary Pinkel, there aren’t nearly as many answers.
MARCH 2015 – What makes “March Madness” so special that even the slightest sports fans go, well, nuts for?
Why do we all of the sudden become micro college basketball experts and we look at 68 teams and try our best shot of predicting the winner?
FEBRUARY 2015 – Montaque “Teki” Gill-Caesar is eager to shine on the big stage.
In fact, the top prospect was so eager to get started that he jumped into Missouri’s recruiting class a year early.
Gill-Caesar, a 6-6 shooting guard, was considered a Top 50 recruit for the class of 2015 before reclassifying a year early to sign with the Tigers in August.
JANUARY 2015 – Johnathan Williams III, one of the few returning Missouri regulars, hopes to bring rebounding skill and tough inside play to coach Kim Anderson’s young squad.
Only Williams and forward Ryan Rosburg return as starters, as the roster includes six freshmen and three transfers. The Tigers bring back just four players back from Frank Haith’s final season in Columbia.
Williams was one of the SEC’s top freshman last year, providing fearsome defense with 57 blocked shots, ranking eighth nationally at 1.6 per game, and 11th in the league with 227 rebounds, which was the fourth-best rebounding season for freshmen in school history. The blocks rank second for a Missouri freshman and fifth-best overall.