JACK'S SMACK: Mizzou as SEC champs has a nice ring to it

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - I posted what I thought was a rather innocuous tweet Saturday night congratulating the Missouri Tigers on their win over Texas A&M. The tweet read "SEC East Champs! Way to go Missouri Tigers. Atlanta here we come!"

I can't believe the hatred and jealousy and vitriol one single tweet could generate. I can only assume many of you still are having a difficult time accepting the fact Missouri defected and left you behind.

The SEC has a very elite selection process in bringing aboard new members. What seems to be most painful to MU detractors is the fact Missouri is enjoying unprecedented success after only two seasons in what is recognized as the best football conference in America.

The mere fact that Missouri has put itself in position to play for a national championship is beyond comprehension for many, including this reporter. I'll never understand all the hostility against this football program.

It's hard to fathom how a state line can poison so many minds.

Missouri is a really good team. I'm not being biased. It's fact.

The only loss was in double overtime to a top 10 team. The Tigers just took down the Heisman trophy winner.

Regardless of your allegiance and loyalty, it's difficult to overlook the accomplishments of Missouri this season.

Picked to finish next to last in the division, Mizzou is playing for a prize that few thought would even be possible.

Even for the MU haters, you must admit, "SEC champions" sure has a nice ring to it.

That's Jack's Smack.

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