Thousands of Missourians from all corners of the state will converge on Columbia this coming weekend for Mizzou’s football opener against a school many of them know little or nothing about — Murray State — not to be confused with Alabama. The highways will be filled with millions of dollars of SUVs with MU stickers, Tiger tails flying and Black and Gold clad Missourians eagerly awaiting the 2013 kickoff to a season with the usual hopes of seeing a winning team. Reality can set in within weeks.
It’s a fall ritual in every state. It’s a multibillion dollar enterprise in the country and still is considered a sport in which amateurs knock heads. Every season we read opinions that the players should be paid, at least for endorsements, since their talent exhibitions bring the colleges and universities stadiums-full of money.
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