Is Christmas Thursday the secret to Missouri's success this season?
The Missouri offensive line has started a weekly tradition that came about out of nowhere. According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Justin Britt and Mitch Morse were in the athletic complex parking lot when Christmas music came up on Pandora.
“We started listening to that,” Britt said. “The rest of the linemen came up and we started dancing.”
And it took off from there. Need video proof? Here's Christmas Thursday on Halloween (confusing, we know) before Missouri's 31-3 win over Tennessee.
The lineman, a la the Boston Red Sox, have also vowed to keep growing their facial hair this season. Evan Boehm, the team's sophomore center, started publishing the dancing to Twitter before the South Carolina game. That was set to "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year."
Mizzou lost that game to South Carolina in double overtime, but Boehm thankfully didn't blame it on revealing the tradition to the public and followed up with the Tennessee video.
“Christmas can’t go wrong,” Britt said. “You’re happy when you listen to it no matter what time of the year it is.”
This year, the offensive line can't go wrong so far. After being decimated by injuries last year in Mizzou's first season in the SEC, the line has been one of the Tigers' best assets this season. Missouri is averaging over 237 rushing yards a game. And potentially starting a new dance craze.
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