Mizzou fan here. My question your you , Arky fan, is simple. Do you see Mizzou as a rival (or at least good potential rival)?
As a Mizzou fan, I'm adjusting to the thought of life in the SEC, even though anybody can understand why somebody would jump the Big 12 (10) to join the SEC. One thing that would ease my mind is having a strong rivalry game. If Missouri ends up in the SEC, and specifically the SEC East, who is Missouri's rival?
Given that Mizzou has little if any history with any SEC East school (anybody with any evidence to the contrary, feel free to bring it forth. I suppose we did play Vanderbilt in basketball last year...) the selection of the cross-division rival becomes even more important.
Clearly the easy move would be to match Mizzou with their old conference mate Texas A&M. However, Missouri was already in a conference with TAMU--abeit briefly--and few would argue that any real passionate rivalry ever developed between the two schools. The game, that I see, with the potential to develop into something significant is a regular matchup with Arkansas, our neighbors to the south.
So Arkansas fans, how do you feel? If you you were the SEC Commissioner, or the President, or God, how would it be? Would you keep playing South Carolina every year or would you play Mizzou instead? I'm interested in your thoughts because I honestly have no idea how ya'll (because it's the south, right?) feel about South Carolina or Missouri.
Who would you like Arkansas to have as their cross-division rival, assuming Missouri joins the SEC East?
South Carolina (9 votes)
Missouri (44 votes)
53 total votes