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Mr. Monday is stuck in between the land of his youth and the land of his grownup-ness as the Oklahoma Sooners play the Missouri Tigers for the Big 12 Championship. Just a clarifying note here, sports fans. Mr. Monday is just talking about geography. Mr. Monday owes the Sooners no loyalty, except for their ability to keep this sports section from falling into terminal boredom. Mr. Monday has noticed that despite the holy road that is Interstate 44, Missouri and Oklahoma have their distinct cultural differences, so where Mr. Monday's true allegiance should stick is still up for grabs. Add to that three little Monday babies who have all been born Okies. Here then, is a look at the reasons Mr. Monday digs Missouri and digs Oklahoma. May the best state win. •Pro-Oklahoma: Mr. Monday's always been a sucker for community spirit and gives the Sooner State big props for It's-A-Small-World-ness. Take the Centennial Spectacular, for instance. Mr. Monday covered Carrie Underwood at Checotah High, traded letters with a member of the Flaming Lips and had a friend who ran into Garth Brooks at the store. And, any day now, Toby Keith will be coming over to the house for Lil' Smokies. Pro-Missouri: Branson, people, Branson.
Kudos to Missouri, Oklahoma . . . and may the best state win
For those of you who haven't been paying attention in Sunday School, here's the story of Mr. Monday's early days.Mr. Monday was born in Illinois, in the shadow of St. Louis' Gateway Arch; he was reared in Missouri and came to Oklahoma to find his fame and fortune — which brings us to this week.
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