If you're a Mizzou fan right now I'd bet you are pretty pissed. Ok, really pissed. Your Tigers completed an 11-2 season, only losing twice to the eventual conference champion and Big 12 powerhouse Oklahoma. Your boys beat then #2 and arch-rival Kansas in the most important Border War match up since the Sack of Lawrence to win the division. Yet when a BCS berth seemed in evitable it was announced that Missouri is going to the Cotton Bowl, and Kansas, the very same Jayhawks you beat 2 weeks ago, are headed to the BCS to play in the Orange Bowl.
Now before you pop a blood vessel listen up, you as a Missouri fan got the better of the deal. While Kansas goes to a more prestigous bowl, Jayhawk fans will have to travel to Miami, pay more for tickets, fork out more for a hotel all to watch thier Cinderella season end in a route at the hands of a much better Virgina Tech squad. The only thing Kansas gains is a $17 million dollar paycheck. The Orange Bowl is meaningless, should the Jayhawks pull off the upset all they have to show for it is a trophy. It wont get them closer to the National Championship. The Hokies will smoke Kansas, but before Tigers fans rave about how KU did not deserve to be in the BCS you should note that like Kansas, Mizzou also over achieved this year and would have been smoked by Va Tech as well. Instead the Tigers are going to Dallas, which is closer to Missouri than Miami, and your opponent is the one-dimensional Arkansas. Though Arkansas will probably beat Missouri with ease, you as a Tiger fan will not have to travel as far, pay as much for tickets, and are much more likely to see your Tigers pull off an upset. The big loser in all of this is the University of Missouri Atheletic Department, who will only see a $3 million pay day, $14 million less than had they gone to the Orange Bowl.
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