Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 12/29/12
ST. LOUIS Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind Drop that crystal ball. Flip the calendar. Bang the drums of change. Its almost a new year, so that means its fine to slip on your black and gold without flushed cheeks. Lets stuff 2012 in a safe, dig a 30-foot hole below the Columns and dump that pain below fresh concrete. You want hard times? Ol Mizzou knew them well. You want rumors? You want scandal? The Tigers produced enough for TMZ to crack open a CoMo bureau. Lets take a walk through the valley of shadows, shall we? A 30-4 basketball team, which earned its second Big 12 tournament title in four years, was sent packing in the NCAA tournaments Round of 64 by No. 15 seed Norfolk State. A football program that had won at least eight games in each of the past six years belly-flopped on its dive into the Southeastern Conference, going 5-7 overall and 2-6 in the league, and saw the end of its seven-year bowl streak. (The only two SEC teams that lost to th...
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