So today is the game between My Missouri Tigers and the team associated with my current employer, one that happens to be ranked number one in the country right now. Last year the Tigers won in Columbia. Tonight they travel to Norman without the arm of Blaine Gabbert. Things may get ugly.
So this morning I put on an MU t-shirt and head out to buy junk food for football watching on the tele.
In the produce section (good nachos require chopped green onions and fresh pico de gallo) a man wearing the orange of Oklahoma State (a major rival of the OU Sooners) approached me. He told me I was incredibly brave to wear this shirt on game day, and that he hoped the Tigers could do it again.
No one in Crimson & Cream approached me in a threatening manner. No one even mentioned my shirt or window cling in the parking lot.
At kick-off I will text M-I-Z to my parents. Like good alumni, they will reply Z-O-U. I hope we have something to cheer about the rest of the evening.