Dawgsports Pictorial: A Fine Day for Football in Missouri

September 8, 2012; Columbia, MO, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray (11) directs his team during the second quarter at Faurot Field. The Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Missouri Tigers 41-20. Mandatory Credit: Dak Dillon-US PRESSWIRE

Vineyarddawg and I took a few photos during our weekend in CoMo. Here is a sample to help you get a feel for the place with a few of the sights (if not the sounds) from the newest member to the SEC and, by God, some of the nicest folks around. We've devoted quite a few lines of text over the last week emphasizing just how welcoming everyone was, but It's a fact! They were simply excellent hosts. Enjoy!

For me, it all began with a plane ride...

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Dawg fans heading to St. Louis via Atlanta

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Looking towards campus...

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At the gates of the enemy opposition.

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Outside of Farout Field, pressbox side - otherwise known as "The Zou." It's really a great venue. And it's loud.

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These gentlemen invited me to their tail gate on Saturday...at about 9:30 A.M. As fine a collection of folks as you'll ever meet. Missouri's new Mizzou Arena is in the background, where the Fox Hounds will do battle in a few short months.

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This is what they were cookin' up. Dry-rubbed for about 24-36 hours. Their smoker was nicer than some people's houses...

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Nice rack!

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A random picture of Hiawatha Berry...the latest inspiration for Pop-Tarts. I digress...

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They love their Tigers in the "Show Me State."

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My sister making "friends with the enemy" at the RV park on Providence Road. Red Solo Cup! Good Times.

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New flags over Farout...

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After a stormy Friday afternoon, Saturday dawned with clear-blue skies and coolish temperatures. Just an absolutely glorious day for football, made perfect by a Georgia Bulldogs victory. How 'Bout 'Em!

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I sneaked inside the stadium several hours prior to kickoff. This particular end zone just happens to be Jarvis Jones' personal playground.

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Folks beginning to take their seats. This is vineyarddawg's perspective. I was sitting in the upper deck, top left corner across the way. It wasn't a bad seat

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Warm ups. Both teams opened just a bit tight...

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Big Mo...the world's largest souffle mold bass drum.

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Mizzou's super bad firetruck

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The 'Rock M' is actually made out of rock. This area was SRO during the game.

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Mizzou's band entertains the home fans

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This photo never gets old...

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Vineyarddawg says a visit to this place should be on everyone's bucket list. Unless you're a pork-hatin' Commie.

Personally, this was a top 3 "away game" experience. When Mizzou comes to Athens next season, I hope we are as welcoming to them as they were to all of us. And, I hope we whip 'em again!

Go Dawgs!

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