Pressey's play is always important, but especially so today. I know I'm not exactly shocking the world with that statement, but the interplay between Anderson's understanding of Pressey's game, and Phil's understanding of Anderson's system--positioning, pressure, trapping, etc-- will likely be the deciding factor in our success. I'm also concerned about how the refs call this game; if the game is called more loosely because Arky is at home, we could have some problems.
The Vegas line is pretty telling... it seems that those in the know, think we have a better than decent shot of winning today. I learned long ago that these guys don't just make up lines, and they're usually pretty damn accurate. That the line is more favorable for Mizzou than expected, tells me that Vegas expects heavy money on Arky (meaning that they think Mizzou will do even better than the spread).. just my two cents.
Bacon-wrapped shrimp: My first-favorite food wrapped around my third-favorite food. I'd go to a banquet in honor of those Somali pirates if they served bacon-wrapped shrimp.