Oct 11, 2014; Columbia, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers running back Marcus Murphy (6) runs the ball and is pressured by Georgia Bulldogs cornerback Devin Bowman (37) during the second half at Faurot Field. Georgia won 34-0. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Missouri fans think Georgia football would make a nice rival. Not just no . . .
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After three years in the Southeastern Conference, Missouri fans looked across the playground and picked out the Georgia Bulldogs as their new rival. The Dawgs decline. We’ve enough rivals – go find someone else.
Bill C. of rockmnation.com polled his readers regarding the Missouri Nation’s preferred choice of in-conference rival and the Bulldogs came out on top. The reasons are as expected from the new kid in the class.
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Memories of “Grown man football” still sting. The brief record includes two home Tiger losses. Richt nearly became head coach at Missouri, although how “nearly” is debatable. Something about “jeans.” You have to beat the best to be the best. Someone “flipped me off.” Georgia knocked them out of the SEC championship game twice.
That’s a good list of “rivalry” comments – a nice blend of hate, delusion and envy. And to the Tiger’s credit, they understand something about the SEC after three years as all the reasons have to do with football.
But the Dawgs are not interested. Georgia has an arch-rival–Tech, and arch-conference rival–Auburn, a hated rival–Florida, a new recent rival–South Carolina, rivals we really don’t have time for–Tennessee, and a part-time rival–Clemson.
Georgia doesn’t need anymore rivals. Every year the Dawgs look at opponent schedules and see “Georgia” circled in red five or six times. Enough, already.
Besides, Missouri doesn’t qualify for rivalry status. Here are the Top Five Reasons Missouri Is Not a Rival.