Secret admirers, high school football and a broken scooter were some of the topics Missouri football players tweeted about in the week leading up to Saturday's season opener vs. Southeastern Louisiana.
Their posts also reveal excitement about the game, passion for their faith and strong feelings about video game football.
View the story "Week 1 Twitter thoughts from the Missouri football team" on Storify] Week 1 Twitter thoughts from the Missouri football team Here's what Missouri football players are thinking as they head toward the first game of the 2012 season.
Storified by Columbia Missourian · Wed, Aug 29 2012 11:35:04
The players shared their excitement about Saturday's season opener vs. Southeastern Louisiana.
Is it Saturday yet?!Lucas Vincent™9⃣6⃣
Game week!! #MIZCorbin Berkstresser
Blessed to see another glorious day, it's game week I'm excited dreams can come trueIan Simon
Just a little practice underneath the lights http://instagr.am/p/O0Nh-ahPqC/Nick Coffman
Game week!Jacob Hurrell
SWAG “@mizzoufootball: #Mizzou Football Captains at The X's and O's Clinic. GP http://instagr.am/p/OwcfmpqOFs/”Elvis Fisher
The players watched other football games — writing over the weekend about the NFL preseason and the Staley vs. Lee's Summit West high school football game in Kansas City.
Peyton manning just made me wanna buy a Buick lolLucas Vincent™9⃣6⃣
I'm counting on it. He's the starter on my fantasy team RT @MarcusLucas85 Peyton Manning still has it..T.J. Moe
I love @TrentHosick's leadership right now. I would be scared to be staleys next opponent. #proudalumBlake Owens
boys kicked the season off right.. #LSW #Titans #ShutOut.Jordan Wade
Been watchin football all day!EJ Gaines
Me and @culkin22 made ESPN haha http://pic.twitter.com/H1u1kGy5Maty Mauk
The best part of Kansas City is that there are no confused Cardinals or Rams fans! Now to just get rid of the KU fans..Andrew Baggett
At this West vs. Staley game and not gonna lie I miss high school football.. @Sealer07 @MMatthews03 @Montreezy0902 @GorillaLS55Corbin Berkstresser
check out my old team on @ESPN . #LSW #STALEYJordan Wade
Oklahoma Highschool football>>> Missouri highschool football #TheyDontKnowTurnUp
Really excited about this staley game today! We have come so far in the past 4 years! #proudalumBlake Owens
I'm excited to watch some #KCVarsity football today on @espnLucas Vincent™9⃣6⃣
Their interest in football wasn't strictly limited to reality, either. Here come the video game tweets.
NCAA>>>> Madden #nofranchiseBlake Owens
Wow #Madden huge let down #differentfranchise #nofantasydraft #disappointedKyle Starke
All I wanna do is go play Madden lol.. Smh let's get ready for Game 1 though. #MIZJustin Britt 6⃣8⃣
Away from football, life brought some players surprises both good and bad.
Whoever left this on my car, I love you too!! http://pic.twitter.com/bR4rrBFcL'Damian Washington®
Thats sooo childish. Someone put there trash in front of K.C. And i's dorm. #war http://instagr.am/p/O2iMHPBPot/Nick Coffman
The speedometer & gas gauge both broke on my scooter. No idea how fast I'm going. No idea how much gas I've got left. This ought to be goodT.J. Moe
The players' faith was obvious throughout the week as they tweeted about God and the Bible.
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. - Psalm 46:10September 11th™
Use wisely what God has given youT.J. Moe
Late night worship! #mizzou http://instagr.am/p/O2v0OCGSMV/Kentrell Brothers✈✈
Beautiful night for Mizzou Monday Night Worship!! @AlexDemczak17Corbin Berkstresser
However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. http://bible.us/1Pet4.16.NIVCortland Browning
Although your heart is heavy, God said (every burden I will bear) even in the midst of all your (pain) when you're sick of all the rainKerwin Stricker
I can feel god up there drawing out his plans for me!EJ Gaines
God always has way oh showing u he is in charge don't get comfortable!! Time for work!!Henry Josey
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