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My son and I gobbled up popcorn and settled in last night to watch my alma mater extend its perfect season. We were primed to buy tickets to next week's Big 12 championship game in San Antonio.

Alas, our hated rivals, the Missouri Tigers, had other ideas. In the duel between two Texas quarterbacks, MU's Chase Daniels and KU's Todd Reesing, the Tigers' signal caller clearly won. Instead of the Jayhawks, Missouri will play Oklahoma for the Big 12 championship and a shot at the national championship.

My son and I will have to find another game to attend. Maybe KU will be in the Cotton Bowl, and we can take a trip to Dallas.

Or KU plays Arizona tonight in basketball, where the Jayhawks are much more accustomed to success. It's time to start thinking about driving to Austin or College Station to see KU this hard-court season.

Rock chalk. I may not live long enough to see KU get so close again to an undefeated season and a national championship in football. Then again, Reesing is only a sophomore.