Friday, August 31, 2007

Go Frogs!

Since this is my first posting, first let me say thank you to THEFINCH, who had the vision and the work ethic to put this blog together. You are truly an innovator. This is a somewhat sad moment because it will the first home game I have missed in five years, as I am in Tuscaloosa, AL. I will be there in Spirit. Remember, lets stay focused. I look forward to reading y'alls notes on the game.


FROGGY STEVE-O

Jeremy Kerley

"I have pretty much exhausted TCU videos on the web so I moved on to incoming players. Thought you all might enjoy this one. He is listed second the depth chart behind Massey, hopefully we'll get to see some stuff like this Saturday he'll be wearing number 85." -spitpurple

Battle of the Helmets Group 2

I've decided to move forward with the contest because of 1980-1991 Helmet's runaway showing in round 1. I thought there would be a little bit more distribution, but that helmet does make me Horny. (Even at 5:13 AM) So, lets move along and get another helmet into the semis. Sorry the formatting is a little jacked, the program is acting up this morning.
A).........................................B)........................................C)





D).......................................E)





Thursday, August 30, 2007

What the fuck is going on with Tommy Blake?

This is the topic that has been on the mind of every TCU fan for the past couple of weeks, that everyone seems to be afraid of talking about: What the fuck is going on with Tommy Blake? He left the team to go back home to Aransas Pass a few weeks back for "personal reasons", which could be just about anything.

Baylor and Texas fans were quick to assume it meant that he eith A) failed a drug test or B) that he was dodging a drug test. Having watched the kid play for 3 years, I understand the Bears' and Longhorns' fear of #97 as their rationalization for jumping to such conclusions (mat not included).

All seemed to be back to normal when Blake returned to campus with Coach Patterson, who had flown down to Aransas Pass to retrieve him. But after returning briefly to practice, Blake has now missed 5 consecutive days of practice with what TCU is calling a "stomach bug".

Now, it's entirely possible that Blake really has caught some sort of stomach ailment. His bookend, Chase Ortiz, missed some practice time earlier in fall practice with such a sickness. But where there is smoke, there is often fire- and the rumor mill that heated up during Blake's first absence from the team is running at full force once again, and the possible explanations being thrown about are as bizarre as they are numerous.

At this point, though, the speculation has far surpassed the threshold of tired-head. Patterson & company have long been tight-lipped about injuries and other personnel matters, and the only answers he's given about Tommy's situation have been canned and vague. It's possible we'll never know what is going on with Tommy right now- all we can do is hope & pray for him as he goes through whatever it is that he's going through right now. If he plays, great. If not, our team will overcome his absence.

Tailgate

First of all I would like to welcome myself to the new board. Now with all the welcome formalities out of the way lets get down to business. Kick off is at 5:00. The tail gate spot is in the exact same place as last year. For those of you that don't know or can't remeber, it is lot 3 spot 229. It will be BYOB, but we do not want to run out of alcohol so bring extra. Need some feed back on ideas for chairs, food, table (carter if we can use yours from last year it would be great), tv, grill, and freshman girls. Colia has a big tent so shade will be provided. One major issue is that Turk did not renew his parking spot so we will have substantally less room. Because of this I think we should probably park a pickup in the actual spot. Looking forward to the pretailgate party.

Tailgate for Baylor

As you all might know, willy bob, sordini, and myself now live pretty close to the stadium. We would like to invite everyone over for a pretailgate to Taylors tailgate (if he still has it, not sure). We were thinking of grilling out, getting f'ed up , playing some pool on the newly renovated purple pool table and then walking to the stadium. Food will be provided, just bring your own booze. If anyone has any other ideas, let us know. Until then look forward to seeing everyone, and lets get ready for another great horned frog football season.

defense

After practice Wednesday, Patterson called out his defense, which he had sit out part of practice and then stay late to go through drills after the rest of the team had left.

It’s not the first time I’ve thrown them off the field in the last 10 years and it won’t be the last,รข€ said Patterson, who appeared pretty ticked. If they don’t come to play they’re going to get embarrassed Saturday

Hopefully they'll get in-line before they have to face Baylor and who ever the hell their quarterback is.

Stadium

I had a drink a couple of nights ago with one of TCU's development directors and I have some good news to pass along. As you all know the south end zone project is well underway and now the rest of the improvements have been approved by the board. She said the design has not yet been finalized and there are still a couple of options. She did mention that they plan on keeping with the original design and hope to make it the Camden yards of college football. No final date has been announced either, but it is going to happen. In summary, start saving some money because one of us is going to have to buy a box in the near future.

Battle Of the Helmets

There have been 15 variations of TCU Football helmets since they stopped using leather in 1960. My goal here is to define our subscriber's favorite and start to lobby to bring it back, if not for a season, at least a game. As our team continues to win on a yearly basis and build it's claim as a BCS conference quality team, we are also builing our case to throw that shit back every once in a while.
So, I have divided up the helmets into 3 categories of 5. The first round will narrow down the Battle of the Helmets to 3 helmets which will be voted on to get the top 2, then there will be a championship. It makes sense in my head, just vote and everything will take care of itself. Let the battle begin, here are the first contestants: (See corresponding poll to left)


A) ...................................................................................B)


C) ...................................................................................D)




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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Author Privileges

Some people have written concerning their involvement in Spit Blood. Let me start by saying, this isn't communism where everybody gets a piece. Also, this isn't 'nam, this is blogging. There are rules here. The aim here is to have quality, well thought out posts, that are substansive and well written. (which might be contradictory to some inaugural posts) The comments area is the place to write one sentence thoughts and cracks.

That being said, if you are still interested in becoming an author, shoot me an email and I will put your name on the list for the Reviewing Committee (me) to be evaluated. I'm not trying to be a dick but want to keep the blog solid. I embrace the enthusiasm and will let just about anybody write, but you must earn your keep.

Thanks for a strong first day of many to follow...

KF

Did anyone else see that KF is now so overrun with hits that they are no longer allowing guests to view the football threads. Sounds like someone is gettin a little to big for thier britches.

The Century Mark

We have officially surpased the century mark for hits on the blog. I'm pretty sure a quarter of them were from me editing the page, but I think it's a milestone worth noting. The page has only been up and running for 5.5 hrs so consider it one small baby step in the right direction.

The significane of 100:
-In the year 100 A.D. the Roman Army reached 300,000 troops
-degrees celsius is the boiling point of water
-number of tiles on a standard scrabble set
-derived from the number of sheep one dog can effectively heard
-NBA record for scoring in one game
-the 100th greatest song of all time: Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
-the 100th worst movie of all time: Police Academy: Mission to Moscow

Thanks for the hits, keep it up...I promise the posts will become more substantial as the season progresses.

Day One

This blog's cord blood hasn't even been sold into the black market yet, and this is already the fourth post. I don't know if we'll always be this busy, but it's my hope that it will take off and become the go-to source for irreverent Horned Frog think-tankery on the web, as I'm sure was Fincher's original plan. A little spell-check wouldn't hurt, boys.

While this time of year is usually reserved for looking forward (like a 7 year old right before Christmas), I think it's time to look back a bit and play a little round of "Where are they now?" These kinds of things are usually reserved for former players that have found success after football, but could that really be the case with LaMarcus McDonald? The former All-American linebacker pleaded guilty yesterday in Waco to possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine. Word is, he was planning on selling it to the Baylor fans that think the Bears have a chance this Saturday.

Well, I think that's about enough for my maiden post on here. Plenty to come, though, as the season progresses- thoughts on the games, the program, the tailgates and related latenight tomfoolery, college football and sports in general, and really whatever I feel like writing.

NICE!

Well, it finally happened, one of our drunken, obscene, and often times morally corrupt bretheren got off his ass and made something useful in this world. It brings me joy to know that from now on, we, as pirates of the BCS, can express opinion freely, and let the world know about our valient warriors of TCU. Congratulations. Go Frogs.
I hate for my first post to be a negative, but the "three things can happen when you throw the ball" quote was Gen. Neyland

Outside of that. Thanks for creating the blog, It was very needed. The season is creeping ever closer and with each passing day I swear the clock moves more slowly. However, 9am Saturday morning will eventually roll around and God's yearly gift to us will begin. Come 5pm I expect to have to change my boxers due to over excitement.

Greatest Football Quotes

In honor of the season . . . . .
"At Georgia Southern, we don't cheat. That costs money and we don't have any." (Erk Russell / Georgia Southern.)
"Football is only a game. Spiritual things are eternal. Nevertheless, Beat Texas!" (Seen on a church sign in Arkansas prior to the 1969 game.)
"When you win, nothing hurts." (Joe Namath / Alabama)
"The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it." (Lou Holtz / Arkansas)
"Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated." (Lou Holtz / Arkansas)
"A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall." (Frank Leahy / Notre Dame)
"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." (Woody Hayes / Ohio State)
“The first person I would like to thank is the good Lord, for giving me the ability to play the game of football. Because without the ability to play the game, I would have been at Auburn.”
(Marty Lyons / former Alabama player in the 70’s)
"I don't expect to win enough games to be put on NCAA probation. I just want to win enough to warrant an investigation." (Bob Devaney / Nebraska)
"You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life" (Paul Dietzel / LSU)
"In Alabama, an atheist is someone who doesn't believe in Bear Bryant." (Wally Butts / Georgia)
"There's one sure way to stop us from scoring -- give us the ball near the goal line."
(Matty Bell / SMU)
"Lads, you're not to miss practice unless your parents died or you died." (Frank Leahy / Notre Dame)
"I never graduated from Iowa, but I was only there for two terms --> Truman's and Eisenhower's." (Alex Karras / Iowa)
"My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor." (Bowden Wyatt / Tennessee)
"I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game." (Paul “Bear” Bryant / Alabama)
"I could have been a Rhodes Scholar, except for my grades." (Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State)
"Always remember..... Goliath was a 40-point favorite over David." (Shug Jordan / Auburn)
"They cut us up like boarding house pie. And that's real small pieces." (Darrell Royal / Texas)
"Show me a good and gracious loser, and I'll show you a failure." (Knute Rockne / Notre Dame)
"It's kind of hard to rally around a math class." (Paul “Bear” Bryant / Alabama)
"They whipped us like a tied up goat." (Spike Dykes / Texas Tech)
"I asked Darrell Royal, the coach of the Texas Longhorns, why he didn't recruit me and he said, "Well, Walt, we took a look at you and you weren't any good." (Walt Garrison / Oklahoma State)
"Son, you've got a good engine, but your hands aren't on the steering wheel."
(Bobby Bowden / Florida State)
"Football is not a contact sport -- it is a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport." (Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State)
After USC lost 51-0 to Notre Dame, his post game message to his team:> "All those who need showers, take them." (John McKay / USC)
“When you’re No. 1, you don’t play for the tie.” (Paul “Bear” Bryant / Alabama)
"If lessons are learned in defeat, our team is getting a great education." (Murray Warmath / Minnesota)
"The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and dumb. To be> a back, you only have to be dumb." (Knute Rockne / Notre Dame)
"Oh, we played about like three tons of buzzard puke this afternoon." (Spike Dykes / Texas Tech)
"We didn't tackle well today, but we made up for it by not blocking." (John McKay / USC)
"Three things can happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad." (Darrell Royal / University of Texas)
"Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble this football." (John Heisman)
"Remember, fight'em till hell freezes over. . . . then fight'em on the ice." (Dutch Meyer)

Let The Games Begin

Welcome to Spit Blood, the most subjective blog in cyberspqace. It's been a long time coming, but finally it's here. I was tired of reading meaningless Frog fan comments on Killer Frogs and decided to take the initiative to create a blog that narrows down its patrons to the post college frat heroes that we are.

Here at Spit Blood, I would like our subscribers to focus on but not limited to: all things football, pussy, getting fud up, degenerate gambling, memories of college past, and business ideas big enough to sell and become Frog fans 24/7/365.

That being said, football season has finally come knocking on the door, despite three weeks ago thinking it would never come. Each year the anticipation of a new season grows exponentially, and I can honestly say this is the most highly anticipated season of my time. This anticipation beats the dick out of all Christmas Eve's combined (no offense JC, it's our culture's fault for turning your birthday into a materialistic joke).

When I wake up early on Saturday morning and flip on the intro to College Gameday, I think it will finally sink in that football season is here (I just got goose bumps). Ok, enough about me getting raging clues over this football season, lets open up the forum and let the games begin.