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Missouri’s T.J. Moe wants Border War to continue

Kansas safety Victor Simmons (27) wraps up Missouri wide receiver T.J. Moe during second half Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium.

Kansas safety Victor Simmons (27) wraps up Missouri wide receiver T.J. Moe during second half Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium.

November 27, 2011, 12:01 a.m. Updated November 27, 2011, 1:02 a.m.


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KU coach Turner Gill

Kansas coach Turner Gill talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 24-10 loss to Missouri on Nov. 26, 2011.

KU coach Turner Gill press conference

KU coach Turner Gill talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 24-10 loss to Missouri on Nov. 26, 2011. Enlarge video

— Missouri junior receiver T.J. Moe brought a personal item to Arrowhead Stadium for Saturday’s Border War game against Kansas.

“We fly the flag of Quantrill in our locker room right now,” Moe said. “It’s up. It’s my flag. I brought it.”

Moe, who purchased the flag off the Internet two years ago, said after MU’s 24-10 victory that the flag was still hanging on the wall in MU’s locker room.

The receiver described it as a black flag with a white Q in the top-left-hand corner.

“You’ve got rivalries who kind of developed over good football games. We’re talking about ... we went over there and killed all their people and burnt their city down. OK?” Moe said. “So that’s what makes it. They hate us. We hate them, too.

“We were maybe on the wrong side of the deal (then). However, we’re the good guys now,” he added with a smile.

The O’Fallon, Mo., native isn’t ready to see the rivalry die.

“I will miss ’em. Yeah,” Moe said of the Jayhawks. “It’s like your brother. You fight with him every day, but at the end of the day, you need him to have the rivalry, and it’s fine. I don’t like ’em at all, but you need them to have a rivalry, don’t you?”

Moe pointed out that, even though they’re not in the same conference, Georgia and Georgia Tech and Florida and Florida State still play each other every season.

“I’ve been telling everybody: The players would like to continue year after year,” Moe said. “You’ve got Bill Self, he’s all fired up about not ever wanting to play Missouri again. I heard coach (Turner) Gill over there, he didn’t want to, either. It’s mostly the higher-ups. Their AD, he’s all fired up too.”

Moe said no team could replace KU as MU’s rival.

“Well, dude, if they don’t want to play any more, they don’t want to play any more,” Moe said. “Take your toys and go home. Whatever.”

Moe finished with three catches for 20 yards in what most likely will be the last KU-MU football game for a while.

“They don’t want to play. And really, fine,” Moe said. “I was trying to score enough points to hold us over for the next 50 years.”

• A previous version of this story has been updated.


anon1958 6 years, 4 months ago

I dont suppose he really knows anything about the raid that resulted in the massacre of civilians or he would not be celebrating the event by displaying a flag. Just call him Moe as in moron.

TopJayhawk 6 years, 4 months ago

Yep real class act. Just like all the MU scum good riddence

kemikev 6 years, 4 months ago

As a University of Missouri supporter, I too would be jealous and upset if my school was ignored and left behind by all the conference realignment. So I understand that you're all real salty about it. But hey, you've still got your basketball least until the players stop coming because you're in the Mountain West or some other useless conference because no one else wanted you.

cato_the_elder 6 years, 4 months ago

For your information, no KU supporter has ever been jealous of the University of Missouri for any reason. We don't, however, begrudge you your jealousy of Nebraska for being invited to join the Big Ten while you were kicked to the curb - just as you were in 2008 when KU won the Orange Bowl and you had to settle for the Cotton Bowl. If Missouri plays next year like it did yesterday against a poorly-coached KU team, it won't beat anyone in the SEC.

Jayhawk1958 6 years, 4 months ago

Left behind? I didn't know the Big 12 was breaking up. And have fun gettting drilled each week in the SEC. Have fun going to tuscaloosa and Baton Rouge. Event the Mississippi schools are tought at home. The only dogs are Vandy and Kentucky. Tennessee won't be down for long.

kemikev 6 years, 4 months ago

It's hard to argue with an expert. You've witnessed going winless through a conference this year, so I guess you know what you're talking about.

rgh 6 years, 4 months ago

Moe needs to go talk to his AD, President, and Board of Trustees. We're not leaving the Big XII, they are. They can now bond with Arkansas while we keep K-State on our schedule.

jesse499 6 years, 4 months ago

Wait tell MU sarts having to go to the east coast to play all the time and hear the screaming start.

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