Ball & Order is a weekly podcast where self-proclaimed sports historians/Attorneys Gabe Ibrahim and Alex Lange debate sports and tell historical sports stories. A Sports Drink podcast. Subscribe to our free newsletter: ballandorder.substack.com.
#2 Kansas vs #4 Missouri playing for a spot in the Big 12 Championship game. The game defied all college football logic and any predictions for the 2007 season. Despite being a seminal moment from the craziest CFB season in recent memory, the game didn’t really effect the outcome of the season. In this episode, Alex and Gabe explain why that is perfectly on-brand for this rivalry and what this game has in common with the actual Border War fought in the 1860s. Subscribe to us on substack: ballthroughtheages.substack.com. Stuff that didn’t make itQuantrill’s raid and the sacking of Lawrence We skated over what got Mark Mangino fired at Kansas, but it’s worth remembering how much of a jerk he is: On the flip side, Gary Pinkel had to step down in 2015 to battle non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Everyone at Missouri still loves him and he seems like a great dude. Pinkel recently started a foundation for cancer research. Sources Full game on youtube The Civil War Podcast on Bleeding Kansas (Warning: this podcast is very much a history podcast unlike us two bozos)SBNation’s Bill Connelly on the gameNew York Times’s Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans on Missouri being #1 Get on the email list at ballthroughtheages.substack.com