You know that one kid that tries too hard? He's always got the newest video games so you'll come over to his house to play with him? He's the one the invites you over to spend the night and the only reason that you do is because he has the latest Faces of Death VHS tape? You let him hang around with you only because you either: A) Genuinely feel sorry for him or B) Your parents are making you hang out with him and he doesn't really have any friends but your dad and his dad work together so just play with him because it will make your father happy, OK?
Really, Missouri? Honestly, if this makes you feel better about yourself, fine. While you're at it, make sure your "Participant" ribbons are prominently displayed when you play the likes of Texas, Oklahoma, A&M, et al. You're going to need a reminder when you were slightly more relevant than usual.