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Pickle_Weasel
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Missouri - what's the deal with the gravel M?
Just curious how that came to be.


I let the dogs out
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Member since Sep 2017
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re: Missouri - what's the deal with the gravel M?
Didn’t they start out as a trucking school? Maybe that’s gravel from their first lot.


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Tigerjackswartz
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re: Missouri - what's the deal with the gravel M?
Freshmen "Paint the M"
As construction crews put the finishing touches on the new west side of Memorial Stadium, a record crowd of more than 650 students from the class of 2018 gathered to carry on a decades-old tradition of whitewashing the Rock M in the north end zone before the first football game of the season.

The Rock M was created in 1927 as a gift from the class of '27, when a group of students used leftover rocks from the building of Memorial Stadium, which opened the year before, to construct the landmark. At 90 feet wide and 95 feet high, the M requires hundreds of gallons of white paint to fully cover.

While many students used traditional painting techniques and large mops, some opted to take a more creative approach by hurling full buckets of paint down the hill.

In addition to painting the Rock M, students were invited onto Faurot Field for a photo op and to carry out another Mizzou tradition by kissing the 50 yard line.

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TNTigerman
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re: Missouri - what's the deal with the gravel M?
Gotta put something there. No need to install seating that no one is going to sit in.


wmr
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re: Missouri - what's the deal with the gravel M?
Doesn't matter. They're getting rid of it in their expansion.


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bigDgator
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re: Missouri - what's the deal with the gravel M?
Reminds me of the Colorado endzone. Unique but useless.



JesusQuintana
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re: Missouri - what's the deal with the gravel M?
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Gotta put something there. No need to install seating that no one is going to sit in.


People literally sit there during games


Farmer1906
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re: Missouri - what's the deal with the gravel M?
Sounds uncomfortable. Moot point anyway since its gone.


mizslu314
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re: Missouri - what's the deal with the gravel M?
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Gotta put something there. No need to install seating that no one is going to sit in.



Think of it as an overflow. It pushes people to want to buy seats instead of sitting there. You can tell the crowd size typically by the amount of people sitting on the hill/Rock M


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mizslu314
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re: Missouri - what's the deal with the gravel M?
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Moot point anyway since its gone.



but never forgotten


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Vecchio Cane
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re: Missouri - what's the deal with the gravel M?
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Just curious how that came to be.


You never been to Home Depot on a Saturday, when they have those DIY tents set up out front?

White rocks are classy. They need a cutout that looks like some fat woman bending over. Those are hilarious
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Dr RC
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Member since Aug 2011
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re: Missouri - what's the deal with the gravel M?
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Reminds me of the Colorado endzone. Unique but useless.


It's not useless. They have people do snowboarding tricks on there during halftome once it snows.


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Tigerfan0318
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re: Missouri - what's the deal with the gravel M?
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Gotta put something there. No need to install seating that no one is going to sit in


Have LSU fans always been a pompous ass?


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CNB
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re: Missouri - what's the deal with the gravel M?
RIP rock M


MIZ_COU
Missouri Fan
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Member since Oct 2013
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re: Missouri - what's the deal with the gravel M?
we got rid of it during the expansion

you ever try to sit on a white quarry rock for a full game? It ain't ez

and wats the deal with endlessly sucking Ol piss?
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notsince98
Missouri Fan
KC, MO
Member since Oct 2012
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re: Missouri - what's the deal with the gravel M?
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Reminds me of the Colorado endzone. Unique but useless.


It makes sense. You can't see shite in the endzone if you are any lower than where the seats are currently.


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SEC. 593
Missouri Fan
Chicago
Member since Aug 2012
1874 posts

re: Missouri - what's the deal with the gravel M?
Its actually a good place to stash my kids, if they come to a game. They're able to run around and play a little once they get antsy after halftime.


tybeebomb
Georgia Fan
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Member since Jul 2014
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re: Missouri - what's the deal with the gravel M?
Thats too bad that they had to lose it. Nothing was saved?


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logjamming
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re: Missouri - what's the deal with the gravel M?
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hundreds of gallons of white paint




1BIGTigerFan
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re: Missouri - what's the deal with the gravel M?
What a bunch of losers in that picture.


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