Friday, September 28, 2007
Bub: always willing to throw down a shoulder rub
for America's favorite linebacker
Yes, I was at the game and recall the awkward rushing of the field. Yes, I recall our drunken "LETS TEAR DOWN THE GOALPOSTS!!!!" idea. I hadn't rushed the field since my last game senior year of high school and, after almost breaking my neck flinging myself over the railing onto the field, I realized that, while looking awesome on television, it's really not that cool when 75% of the student section stays in the stands. Once I was at an Arkansas football game and they beat Tennessee, who was then #2, and rushed the field, took both goals posts and carried them several miles away to the bar district and drank around them all night. I say if this situation arises again, we make this happen... in the median outside of the Oui.
Anyway, getting back to the game at hand, while the Rams and the Frogs are currently headed in different directions, we can't let the records deceive us. The Rams (0-3, 0-0) lost the afore mentioned Stoner Bowl (or Pot Pillaging, or Reefer Rodeo) against an admittedly weak Colorado team fielding the coach's son in overtime, Narrowly lost at home to a very good California team, and held a 24-10 advantage in the third quarter before Cougar Masturbatory Fodder QB Case Keenum was brought into the game and started a clinic. Keenum beat the Rams with a combination of accurate passes (18-22, 197, 2 TDs) and short rushes (2 Tds), which, unfortunately for us, seems to scream Marcus Jackson. While Dalton has the better, more accurate arm, The Cougars picked apart this defense with nickel and dime offensive plays (WHOA, apologies for the most cliched description of a college football offense ever), which is exactly what Jackson can do. He can make the short passes and is obviously much more mobile, and this defense looks susceptible to giving up short touchdowns to a scrambling QB and also underneath passes. But, my college coaching experience doesn't extend beyond running the triple option reverse every single play on NCAA 08, so what do I know?
Statistically, this looks like a deadlock, with both team defenses looking very similar, and CSU taking a slight edges in the passing and run games. TCU is giving up more yards per game on the ground (130.5) than I can ever remember, and the Rams are fairly effective in their run game, although, in typicaly MWC fashion, they rely more on the pass. The Frogs secondary has played fairly this year (giving up about 200 yards per game through the air) but is extrememly vulnerable to to the deep pass, as evidenced against every team we've played, including the Ponies on their first drive. Even without Blake, I feel confident that the Frogs front six (4-2-5, suckas) should be able to manage against this team on the ground (I mean, they do play a white RB who only averages 3.6 a carry, no?) but, QB Caleb Hanie averages 265 yards per game passing and enjoys tossing the deep ball. If our safeties can help manage this situation and keep them from beating us deep, we shouldn't be too strongly worried about coming out on top. However, if we want any chance, our offense HAS to produce. CSU is averaging 28.0 points per game, the Frogs, 19.5. Seeing as how Dalton is the starter, he has to produce this week. A healthy Aaron Brown with a warm up game under his belt will be the key here. If Brown has a good game and Dalton throws for his usual 175-200, we should be fine. If Dalton has an outstanding, Air Force-esque (minus the knife to the heart ints) and takes some pressure off of Brown to give him a little leeway on recuping his knee, you'll be back drunk in the parking lot by half time.
Regardless, I suppose what I'm really getting at here, is that this game, if you really look at our season and no matter the records, is a statement game. The Frogs are coming off a big let down loss and a subsequent pillow fight against the 90th ranked team in the country, a rival no less. This is the game where the Frogs need to get it back on track and begin to run the gauntlet that is the Mountain West Conference, circa 2005. BYU smashed Air Force, evening our record with them in conference and you can bet they'll lose another. Utah is maimed. UNLV and Wyoming are the darkhorses. TCU is all but counted out. This is when we need to come out, run our game, and go into Laramie next weekend with a convincing win under our belts.
Prediction: TCU - 27, CSU - 17.
"If you were giving the scholarship to an intellectually brilliant kid who happens to play a sport, that's fine," Dowling said. "But they give it to a functional illiterate who can't read a cereal box, and then make him spend 50 hours a week on physical skills. That's not opportunity. If you want to give financial help to minorities, go find the ones who are at the library after school."
Rutgers athletic director told local newspapers that Dowling's comment was "a blatantly racist statement."
Dowling, who was arrested in the 60's for being a civil right's activist, defended his statement by calling Rutgers president racist for running an athletic program that exploits minorities. Dowling was quoted as saying,"None of these kids would have been able to get into Rutgers if they hadn't been able to throw something or kick something or slam dunk something."
Now, I was on Don Imus' side when they pulled the race card for the nappy headed hoe-down, which you might disagree with. However, for the athletic director to call Dowling's comment blatantly racist is beyond me. There might be racial implications, but looking into Dowling's past, he clearly is not a racist.
It is sad that we live in a country that is so overly sensitive and politically correct that often times the truth is masked, and even ignored. Why is racism assumed in our country? Even Don Imus' case was assumed racism. It was more name calling than racist. I agree 100% with Dowling on this one, and the media and Rutgers need to put the race card back in their liberal pockets.
This arrest should come as no surprise. The kid has been a bad seed from day 1. He was arrested in highschool 11 times. He tried to get a scholarship to Miami (surprise) and even the Hurricanes wouldn't take him, which says alot. Miami prides themselves as having the most thuggish ruggish bones on the football field, and this guy was TOO thug for Miami. I didn't think I would see the day. Great decision Louisville, your program looks pretty smart right now.
That shit's starting to kick in, man I'm gonna be lifted!
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
It's like the editor said, "Ok, here, we have a decent story idea. Let's see what the students think of the TCU QB situation... then let's completely fuck it up by asking band kids and theatre majors what they think!"
They have in depth analysis from one brilliant football mind who raves about the dual QB systems of West Virginia and Texas... yes... right. This kid is a SENIOR. Come on, I don't care what you think about football, if you're going to contribute to an article ABOUT football, shouldn't you possess even the measliest working understanding of the game?
Continuing, a freshman MALE nursing major thinks that they should just simply play whoever is better that day. So, Mr. Bedpan jockey, as a nurse, your job is to take care of people while uplifting their spirits as well, correct? Well, switching back and forth between players based on their day at the office is really good for the ole self esteem, isn't it?
The only coherent thought is the last one which states that we should pick a QB and stick with them for a reasonable amount of time (yes, this is how you coach. Let the kid build his confidence without always worrying about losing his job) but, it's so buried underneath the rest of the drivel it doesn't really matter by the time/if you get there.
Skiff, stick to what you're good at: copying the crossword from the Dallas Morning News.
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Also check out some solid ND bashing, and a shout out to TCU at the end.
Which quarterback plays the most will be decided "as the game plan comes together," and by "what we feel like bothers Colorado State," Patterson said.
So does this just confirm that we don't have an offensive game plan, but rather just wait to see what happens?
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Not sure if you guys read EDSBS, although it IS linked on the sidebar, younguns, but every week the two writers give their buys, sells and holds. Highly HIGHLY recommended reading for the college football fan, particularly if you love the SEC. Orson Swindle is pretty much what all college football bloggers should aspire to be and I will likely rip off superfluous musings quite a few times before this whole thing ends. Anyway, back to the topic at hand, I noticed that they avoided our preseason hype, choosing instead to focus mostly on Tebow and the SEC (with good reason: they both went to Florida and the SEC is the lifelong the fascist dictator of the GUD. Eat a D, pac-10). Looks like they were right to avoid us. Anyway, after all that buildup, here it is:
TCU. Ahhhh—CHOOO!!! Holy hell, we’ve got to dust in here. What’s this? TCU? What the hell? We haven’t sold this yet? Oh, Christ. Our BCS-buster sucker bet for three years running and it’s still sitting here in the garage? Until an offense arises–managing only 21 against a sad clown SMU team this week–TCU goes in the garage sale pile, Conference USA Mountain West table. (Stop changin’ conferences, dammit! More than once every two decades makes mah brain speeyun! Hell, they changed tha name uh the Upper Volta yet? Burkina what? Never heard of it.) Ten bucks, lady. We’ll throw in the “MICHAEL BISHOP FOR HEISMAN” t-shirt for free.
Ah well, at least our conference is still super weak enough for us to hold out hope for winning. Wait what.. Schultz is still our OC? We still don't have a healthy line that can block? Not-so-controversial QB controversy? Oh wait, sorry, scratch that. Goodbye Vegas, Hello Navy!
After seeing these numbers in graphical form (I'm more of a visual learner), I fully understand how fucked up our offense has been. The title of the graph holds double meaning because when our team has the ball, it is both offensive and broken down.
With the return of Aaron Brown, one can hope our rushing game will continue it's upward trend after a poor showing at Texas. However, we have to be more balanced and develop a consistent passing game. To not throw the ball all over SMU's nationally disasterous secondary should be a huge area of concern.
This was taken before CSU lost the stoner bowl 31-28 to CU.
However, don't be fooled by the Rams 0-3 record. They played #6 Cal tough at home, losing by just 6, and lost to a surprisingly well balanced Houston offense last week on the road.
If we can't establish consistent, time consuming drives, we will once again field our defense for entirely too long, in which case I think the game will be uncomfortably close. I don't care who we put on the field at quarterback as long as the play calling improves, and Shultz shows me that he spent this week actually developing a gameplan, instead of pulling shit out of a hat.
Monday, September 24, 2007
There needs to be one more game ball handed out. This one goes to Will Moncrief, who unselfishly sacrificed his gameday whiskey drink, to nail the SMU douche that felt it was a good idea to talk shit to the worst 7 rows in the stadium. It was an exceptional toss that traveled a good 10 rows and drilled the kid in the back. Thats the kind of "whatever it takes" attitude I like to see from Frog fans on Gameday. PA Moncrief.
- SMU, a team that has played such mighty foes as the Indians of Arkansas State and the North Texas MEEEEAAANNN Green has given up ON AVERAGE over 550 yards of total offense. Does anyone know our final tally? 250. Darren McFadden could have lined up against SMU with no blockers and run for over 200 in jukes alone. Hell, I could've lined up with an O-line consisting of all the male clarinet players in the band probably rushed for 75-100. Every single one of our players is better at what they do than every one of SMU's players. Could we really not move the ball? I think Schultz' playbook just has a bunch of smiley faces drawn in it and when the the offense asks for a play he pretends he can't hear them and hopes they'll figure it out on their own. First person to mail Schultz a Bill Simmonsesque turd sandwich wins the prize. The prize you ask? The OC position next weekend. On NCAA 08, my TCU team with Aaron Brown averaged over 200 yards per game. Hint hint!! Give him the damn ball!! (I understand he fumbled twice, and since he hasn't been going hard since week 1 I'll let it slide this game... but he still ran for almost 100 yards on 11 attempts and averaged 8.4!!)
- Against aforementioned North Texas and Arkansas State juggernauts (and Tech, who we know a little something about shutting down on offense) SMU gave up over 400 in the air. Dalton/Jackson? 108 COMBINED! Dalton was 5-14 for 40 and Jackson was 6-12 for 68. So not only did they not put up gaudy numbers... they could've even complete 50% hardly! Didn't Dalton go for three fiddy against Air Force? Remember that time that Patterson wanted to play them both... then Dalton looked good enough that he hasn't let Jackson see the field since the Baylor game? Jackson didn't look good either, although his TD pass on the run was pretty nifty, but his legs are the only thing that saved us on that drive. I'm a big Dalton fan, and I accept that you can have a poor game... but not against one of the worst defenses in D-1. Sack up, Red.
- Remember that time we went 21 games without allowing a 100 yard rusher? Well, congrats defense, you've now allowed 3 in a row. I know Jamaal "remember when I was good as a freshman, then I sucked for 3 years and played third string, and then TCU was my coming out party?" Charles actually isn't half bad, and AF busted for 70 on one play... but SMU? Two years ago, SMU ran the ball ALL over us... in fact, we were the maid to their Kobe, but really? In a year when our defense is supposed to be our saving grace, this is how we do it?
- What the hell has happened to Tommy Blake? I know he lost it there for a little bit so I assumed there would be a little bit of a hangover for him... but it's week 4 man! This was supposed to be his coming out party. Chase Ortiz looked like the preseason All-American and Blake looked like he should be trying to beat out Matt Panfil. Not only has he ruptured his draft status, but he's killing the team. Get your shit together, dawg.
The only thing that saved us is that their OC might be as bad as ours. They proved they could beat us deep... and then didn't do it. Their whole scheme seemed to be:
Offensive Coordinator: "Justin, we know we can beat these guys through the air... but since you're supposed to be our saving grace, why don't you see what you can create.... with your feet!!!"
Justin Willis: "Coach, that doesn't even make any sense, remember when we maimed them and broke their spirits two years ago by passing the ball and smashing them up the middle with our running backs?"
OC: "hmm... have you ever been an offensive coordinator... on weed!?!?!"
Justin Willis:"Alright coach, whatever you say coach, next year when you're in the unemployment line, at least I'll have my education!"
JW (in huddle): "Alright guys, this next play is called Dance Dance Revolution... you snap the ball and I'm going to dance around in the backfield, then either throw it away or take a sack! (dissention) Yes yes, even I know it doesn't make sense, and I played back up to James Cheeseburger Battle, but it's what coach wants."
JW: Down... set.... HUT HUT!!! (runs around aimlessly, like a drunk on Bourbon street) Oh shit! oh shit! I'm gettin' waaaayy too old for this shit.. is that Chase Or AACCKCKKKGHGHHGHGHG"
OC: "Great execution Justin, you only lost 7 yards that time." (internally): We'll just SEE who's the worst Offensive Coordinator in the metroplex, Mike. mwahahahahahahhaha!!
I mean, I really would not be surprised if the underlying theme of the DFW Duel was for bottom of the barrel OC bragging rights. Anyway, I could talk about this game for lines and lines, but it's a Monday, and on Mondays I try and be productive for at least the morning.
Game Ball: Two game balls.
- SMU offense and special teams. For, without them, we'd likely still be sitting in the stadium, watching a 7-7 deadlock in the 49th overtime
- Robert "Flip" Henson. I'm a little partial to Henson since we went to the same High School, thus automatically making us best friends, but his int.. followed by "THE MOVE" followed by the uneccesary flip into the end zone immediately elevated him even higher into the upper echelons of my favorite TCU player ranking. Thank you, Flip for making unbearable game a little less unbearable.
The "Soccer Hooligan in Training Up Yours Award."
- Schultz, Jackson, Dalton. Any arguments?
Get your FW Bowl tickets now... and don't be surprised if you don't end up getting to use them.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
THANK THE LAWD!!!
One, did the SMU player's cars look like this (Darren McFadden's ride)?
Two, they only averaged 7.4 wins while paying their players. It may just be me but if I am going to be paying players I want more than 7 wins, but hey I am sure they would be more then happy with 7 wins now.
I missed the mark on TCU, Auburn and Oklahoma State. All three have flopped so far, stumbling to a pair of losses. They are my three most disappointing teams so far. Outside of Notre Dame, of course. We'll see what rhetorical magic Regis Philbin can summon when he searches for inspiring stuff as the Friday pep rally's keynote speaker.
TCU sold out but fell short at Texas on Sept. 8. Coach Gary Patterson then seemed irritated that the Horned Frogs were dropped from the polls. Perhaps less energy spent on the pollsters and more on getting his team ready for the MWC opener at Air Force was called for. TCU led 17-3 in the fourth quarter, but melted down and lost in overtime, 20-17.
Patterson criticized offensive coordinator Mike Schultz for attempting to throw the ball in the red zone, leading to an Air Force interception with 49 seconds left in regulation. Patterson didn't mention that the defense he's known for let the Falcons sprint 80 yards in four plays for one fourth-quarter score. Or Jim Ollis' 71-yard touchdown run that forced OT. Are the Horned Frogs, once considered a potential BCS team, about to crumble? They'd better regroup soon.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
The real point of this post: For all you kids who remember such roided up heroes as Nitro, Turbo, Sabre, Ice and Lightning, does NBC have an opportunity for you! Yes, that's right, American Gladiators is BACK and, for those who want the ultimate in pregame activity, they are having tryouts in ARLINGTON!
I actually felt pretty confident about my chances through my analytical deduction and strategic planning (stop swinging wildly with the jousting stick and just push them off with it!!!) until I read this criteria:
"You will be tested on your physical ability in areas such as strength, speed, balance and agility."
So much for my dreams! But, if anyone actually does this, I really will buy you a program at the game, as long as I get to keep the poster.
(51) DeWaylon Cook - Ath (Solid Verbal)
(57) Yogi Gallegos - QB (Solid Verbal)
(60) Nathan Sowels - Ath (On List)
(70) Jarrett Ben - CB (On List. Also should note, Duke is his first choice... uhh... smart AND in firm possession of the good? We need this guy)
(73) Riko Smalls - QB - dual threat (On List)
(89) Hecter Negrete - DT (On List)
(93) Jeremi Mathis - RB (On List)
(98) Deante Piper - RB (On List)
So, there you have it. Underwhelming stuff to have this few players interested in the area, and at the bottom of the top 100, but you never know what GP has in store.
TO THE YOUTUBE, MINIONS!!!!!
Not to mention we are about to take on a team from one of the most metrosexual cities in America. The article stresses the importance of a PA to be unbiased during games, which is fine, but with all the narcissistic SMEW fans roaming the grounds he might be tempted to push bias towards the wrong team. If this happens, we will wait outside the gate for him and metro bash the living shit out of him.
Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam (The Man Who Saves the World) is a Turkish-made film commonly known as Turkish Star Wars because of its notorious bootlegging of Star Wars clips worked into the film.
Either way, those Turks know how to make a mean montage.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
While the reasons for this correlation between TCU Football and the equity markets could be numerous, my own guess is worker productivity. My antidotal analysis:
Enter the '07 football season. TCU's football program is steadily trending north. Preseason talk is at an all time high (think Dow 14,000). Most real frog fans I know begin to lose focus, more so than usual, at work around early August. Daily time at work shifts dramatically from 85% work to 95% searching for Tommy Blake news on message boards. Boss comments he's ready for the season to start so can resume status as productive corporate cyborg. Still everything is going ok and the Frogs knock off Baylor w/ ease, and head down to play Texas Cal-Berkeley.
Game ends. Immediately begin search for ways to channel out every UT fan that has come out of the T-shirt wood work to talk shit. Succeed by dedicating 100% of time expressing hatred of UT and researching beloved frogs. Enter Airforce. A defeat that could only be dealt w/ by college theme party meets New Years Eve meets 21st birthday meets St. Patrick's Day meets Gameday-like alcohol consumption on a Thursday night, leading to a very inopportune (work-wise) Friday hangover/sleep-in. Given the severity of this two week physical and emotional hangover, a resulting stock price decline makes perfect sense. Could the frogs continue to play this way, leading to a worldwide unemployment rate of 100%?
I've spent the last few days in deep meditation- I went to church, a synagogue, a mosque, and a Cherokee Shaman in search of guidance and meaning into TCU's football dilemmas. Nights were spent in the beautiful inner confines of Amon G. Carter Stadium.
My thesis is simple gentlemen: the wheels of global commerce rest on the TCU Football season. It is the reason we work. It is the reason we live. It will be the reason we triumph. The technical fundamentals are looking up, and by all accounts a market rally this week indicates a glorious return to TCU victory. God have mercy on us all if I'm wrong.
On the TCU running backs ..."There's two ways to look at this. You can dwell on the negatives that you don't have your top-3 tailbacks, or you can see that Ryan Christian had a heck of a game at Air Force and probably runs the ball inside better than Aaron Brown. We can't turn the ball over, and a lot of our third-down problems have been a result of penalties. You can't dwell on the negatives. You have to look for the positives."
A) Obviously Brown will not play this week. Has anyone seen him? Did they have to amputate his leg? WHY THE FUCK ISN'T THIS GUY ON THE FIELD AFTER SEEING WHAT HAPPENED THE PAST 2 WEEKS!?!?
B) I know GP obviously layed down on the immaculate interception, but, I mean, has dude not been watching the past 2 weeks? Does he really think Christian runs the ball better inside than Brown? I'm all for confidence, but come on! Christian runs the ball better than AB23 assuming AB23 has his entire body amputated before the game.
At the risk of sounding fairweather, this game is going to reeeeeeeeally show us a lot about what we think we know about Patterson.
If this doesn't sum up the current state of the Longhorns and the control their coaching staff has over them I don't know what does.
Please also watch the awkward white guy trying to fit in, #58 on the right side of the "Soulja Boy line dance".
Keep trying to take the hood out of them Mack. And Book Em Horns!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
You know how I know your football team blows? Because blow is the only thing that will get you up for gameday. Unlike the Frog Faithful who still get that natural high from the moment ESPN Gameday starts to well into the night after the game. But, whatever works for you, as long as you show up to the game so I can talk mad shit to you pink polo button down wearing frat pussies.
Anecdote: An older friend of mine was telling me that while he was living in Milton, he walked into the bathroom one night and saw a kid kneeling in front of the toilet. Assuming he was getting sick, he started to walk out when he heard loud sniffing. Upon second glance, he noted that the kid was snorting coke off of the toilet seat. This was during SMU weekend. The kid was wearing an SMU shirt. If you look up "rock bottom" in the dictionary, I'm pretty sure it would outline this situation.
SMU: So low, they have to snort coke off of the filthiest toilets in the greater D/FW area. That's where I want to go to school.
That's not to mention all of the negative things we coulld could say about THEM doing drugs off or OUR toilets.
Returning, let's take a look at Wikipedia's detailed outlining of just exactly what happened to the SMU football team during that fateful season.
SMU football had already been placed on three years' probation in 1985, but in 1986 faced allegations that players were being paid. The alleged violations were: 21 players allegedly received approximately $61,000 in cash payments, with the assistance of athletics department staff members, from funds provided by a booster. Payments ranged from $50 to $725 per month and occurred while SMU was on probation. Also, SMU officials lied to NCAA officials about when the payments stopped.
As a result:
The 1987 season was cancelled.
All home games in 1988 were cancelled, but SMU was allowed to play their seven regularly scheduled away games so that other institutions would not be financially affected.
- SMU was banned from bowl games and television in 1988 and 1989.
- The team's existing probation was extended two more years, to 1990.
- SMU lost 55 new scholarship positions over 4 years.
- The team was only allowed to hire five full-time assistant coaches, instead of the typical nine.
- The infractions committee cited the need to "eliminate a program that was built on a legacy of wrongdoing, deceit and rule violations" as a factor in what is still the harshest penalty ever meted out to any major collegiate program. It also cited SMU's past history of violations; at the time SMU had been on probation seven times, more than any other school.
- All recruits and players were allowed to transfer without losing eligibility, and most did so. New coach Forrest Gregg was left with an underweight lineup made up mostly of freshmen. As a result, SMU canceled the 1988 season as well, claiming it was unable to field a competitive team.
In a related study, those UT football players sure are some rambunctuous brutes, no? Kevin Sherrington of DMN elaborates.
A) Spencer with beard ..........................B) Spencer without beard
Monday, September 17, 2007
So, to continue, GP should not have to worry about the offense because he has been with Schultz for years and has trusted him in the past and not been let down. However, in a situation where you are trying to win a ball game with a last second kick, wouldn't you want your head coach, even if he was someone as glamorous as RC Slocum, listening in and giving his input until the final play is called? You can worry about what to do on defense after you've locked up the game during the commercial break. I don't know, I don't want to say GP is trying to pass blame, because I'm pretty sure even a trained dolphin wouldn't have thrown that ball, but it makes you think.
Not once, but twice, SMU did this and Graham Harrel knew what was about to happen, and threw the ball over the middle, once for a touchdown to the tight end and another for a first down gain. Who needs a video camera to spy on that defense? I was in shock the first time they yelled out "All Out" and actually did blitz every single linebacker and defensive back which resulted in a touchdown. But apparently they didn't learn their lesson, they ran it at least one more time, and never was there a good result for the defense. Even the announcers were in awe, saying things like,"If you are going to run an all out blitz, you have to name it something more masking than 'All Out'."
For this reason, I outsmarted Vegas this weekend who felt that SMU would be 3 point underdogs to an Arkansas State team that had a chance to defeat the Longhorns at DKR. (By the way, they looked stunning against UCF) The Ponies lost 45-28, and were never in the game. Their Quarterback makes aweful decisions, and keeps the ball way too much. We should have a field day.
If TCU does not win by more than 28, we have serious problems. And don't give me any rivalry game bullshit, this program has a joke of a coaching staff and a joke of a team. Bring on the little ponies.
That is all.
TCU was leading Oklahoma 9-0 in 1998, his first season in Fort Worth. The Sooners scored a touchdown with 2:20 remaining, then recovered the onside kick.
Linebacker Joseph Phipps grabbed his third interception of the game, but fumbled during the return. Oklahoma recovered at the TCU 23-yard line and kicked the game-winning field goal with 5 seconds to play.
"That's about as tough a loss right there as I've had," Patterson said.
The loss to Oklahoma sounds absolutely heartbreaking, but the loss to Air Force should resonate more because ultimately the game was lost on a coaching error, which has to be the toughest to swallow.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Crappy Publisher picture of the day. What a fucking joke, an underthrown 3rd and 8 pass from the Falcon 22 yard line with less than 2 to go. What was wrong with Watts left, Watts right, field goal? Or even taking a knee?
We lost. It sucks, but honestly, there isn't any reason to get down. It's our first conference game. That AF team isn't going to win the MWC. WHEN we win out, and AF is beaten by Wyoming and BYU, we can dance all the way to Vegas. If not, the FW bowl is not a bad consolation: FW on New Years Eve? A home game? A Pac 10 team? That's great as well. I'm not going to lie, Vegas would be soooooo ridiculously outlandish that I can hardly stand it, I'll take the FW Bowl anyday. Also, while this will sound like a cop out, at least we lost to a service academy made up of white guys that are going to risk their necks in Iraq and beyond. Honestly, no matter what we might hold out for, we weren't going to a BCS bowl. UT is going to get absolutely ravaged by OU and probably another team along the way. Without them winning out and going to the national championship, we were more than likely not going to sniff the BCS. Even then nothing was guaranteed. This isn't even the worst loss of our TCU careers. I am sure you all remember the SMU debacle of 05, but think about how awful the Southern Miss game was in 03. Ripped the hearts right out of our chests.
This is when we have to band together, Frogs fans. We've dropped two in a row. The conference championship is no guarantee. Are we going to be like those UT t-shirt fans who bow out after one loss, or are we going to support our team more than ever. SMU is in 10 days. Think about the bloodbath that will ensue. It's going to be the Caligula game. We will destroy their gladiators and defile their women. Who's with me!?!?!?!?
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Will they ever learn........
New shop to provide subs, beer
Looks like Jon Bonnell is moving in on Grady Spears turf.
ANOTHER UT player goes in the Pokey. And, looks like somebody has prior offenses!! Looks like our old pal anonymous is losing even more steam in his arguments. LaMarcus "He Who Must Not Be Named" McDonald excluded, we really seem to have a pretty solid group of upstanding citizens lining up on Saturdays. Go Frogs.
And, let's face it, EVERY week is official UT hate week!
What's that Mack? That impending dessimation by OU gettin' you down? Or is the latest number one overall recruiting class/2+ loss season? I don't know about everyone else, but I LOVE this guy. Great recruiter/mediocre coach. He continually coaches Texas to an upset almost every year. Had he not had the best player in college football in 06, he'd STILL not have won the big game.
First order of business: Anyone in the Dallas area, officially unofficial watch party tonight at Frankie's. Hear they got a big screen over there, mm-hmm. No word on the mustard and biscuits though. And, if you see any Air Force fans, rip their balls off.
(I like to use pop culture references that few others find humorous I.E. Sling Blade and Dog Show. Deal with it accordingly)
Go Frogs! Spit Blood!
This morning, as I was dragging my ass out of the house at 4:51 am, I realized it was gameday, which automatically made me less mad at the world. But, when I was pulling out of the driveway and driving off, a black cat with bright green eyes stared into the headlights and scurried accross my path. At that point I told myself, let it be bad luck for me, not the Frogs. Sacrifices.
The story continues. I made a run to Starbucks around 6:00 am, and when I pulled back into work another black cat ran accross my car and into the woods. Now, I don't know the rules here but isn't this situation like multiplying negatives? As long as I don't see another one today, I think things will be ok. Feel free to leave your input.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Russia declared Sept. 12 the Day of Conception and for the fourth year running is giving couples time off from work to procreate.
The hope is for a brood of babies exactly nine months later on Russia's national day. Couples who ''give birth to a patriot'' during the June 12 festivities win money, cars, refrigerators and other prizes.
Russia, with one-seventh of the Earth's land surface, has just 141.4 million citizens, making it one of the most sparsely settled countries in the world. With a low birthrate and very high death rate, the population has been shrinking since the early 1990s.
It is now falling by almost half a percent each year. Demographic experts expect the decline to accelerate, estimating that Russia's population could fall below 100 million by 2050.
Who gives a shit, right. Not getting laid on national conception day is like not banging that high school hotty you took to prom, but worse. Just in spite of Russia, go get laid today, if you can, and use a condom to block those baby makers.
Sophomore Joseph Turner is also injured (foot), so true freshman running back Joseph Banyard has been taking snaps with the second-team offense. Chris Smith, a sophomore fullback, has also played some at tailback.
Patterson said there aren't any concerns yet about spoiling Banyard's chances at using a redshirt this season. Players can play in 20 percent of a team's games and still be redshirted.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I happen to think that yesterday was one of the more exciting days on the blog and it was good to hear from the opposition, especially someone that slanted. I felt like I was reading foxnews.com juxtaposed with planetwars.com, it was quite entertaining. And if you think "anonymous" was being rediculous for the sake of argument, think again, he was dead serious, and I feel he truely believes 90% of the garbage he was writing.
Monday, September 10, 2007
I had the pleasure of attending the Sunday Night Dallas Cowboys game and was so impressed with the relationships Cowboy fans share with each other. Black, white, young, old, rich, poor-all in the same building for the same reason. So I say this to you T-shirt fan, stop cheering for college teams. Pick your favorite NFL team and stick with it. Through the good and bad, your obnoxious behavior is welcome there. We can all be friends once your realize that Vince Young doesn't play for UT anymore. Go Frogs.
power to harm us."
"Inside of a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going
down. It's staying down that's wrong."
With some help from spitpurple, here are two quotes to think of after hopefully recovering from Saturday. Patterson feels very concerned about the quick turnaround to the Thursday matchup against Air Force. Our players have moved on after Saturday and so should we, the fans.
Here's an article about the turnaround in the Star Telegram and what we need to prepare for to get a win against Air Force.
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
For a documentary on the effects of the UT/USC National Championship, a game in which UT fans were out matched in terms of smugness by their California counterparts (quite a feat):
Present day Austin:
Thank you South Park once again for showing me the way.
UT fans have always bothered me by being, well, UT fans. In this region of the world, easily the most cocky, arrogant fans around. Now ,I have friends that go to UT, as I'm sure you all do too, and some of them may be normal people. Rest assured, they are the minority, they're the small group of UT fandom that doesn't include the following classifications:
1) Suburbia Superfan- There are 2 subspecies within this category
a.) The NFL isn't on Saturday: You will see this fan in San Antonio on vacation, sporting his brand new Under Armor coaches shirt. He follows the team, but doesn't really care. He knows the team's players and watches the games, but he's a fan b/c he needs a college football team to root for. He has no affiliation w/ the university.
b.) Gas Station: This fan you will run into at your local mall or Wal-Mart. He's fairly unintelligent regarding player personnel and recent news. This species is prone to 'UT National Championship' t-shirts and hats purchased from the local 7-Eleven at a discount. When asked to name the starting QB for UT, 67% of the time this fan responds w/ "V-Young baby." This fan is also most prone to result to violence when his UT allegiance is questioned. Suggestions to mediate arguments via a spelling contest are also not typically well received by this fan.
2.) College All Star
This guy went to UT. You can tell it by the way he walks. Everything about him implies an 'I'm better than you' smugness. This is the reason you hate UT. This fan may or may not know his team and watch the games. He will work 'V-Young' into any conversation regarding college football. In his mind, UT has never been legitimately defeated by a better team. He's not as smug as a Hollywood liberal, but he's the next closest thing we can find. The fact he went to UT is his identity. It's the reason he's better than you. It's the reason I'm writing this.
Before everyone gets up in arms, understand I'm not talking about the 'normal' UT fans. Not every ATM fan is a 12th man corp. cadet that thinks Reveille is John David Crow reincarnated. Not every SMU fan is a trust fund baby w/ a $5,000 a week coke habit whose trash talk at tailgates consists of "I could buy you, and possibly your dad." Not every Tech fan is an 8th year senior with a tough guy chip on their shoulder. Point is every school has normal people who are passionate about their school and those people shouldn't take offense to this. The fact of the matter is, we're not playing those schools this week or I'd be talking about why I hate them instead of UT. And as much as I hate to admit it, despite how much I enjoy talking w/ the average TCU fan on the street, whose team knowledge typically extends far beyond "LaDainian Tomlinson sure was good," we could probably use some of the fans described above at our games, supporting our team. I was friends w/ UT nation before our game against Baylor last Saturday, and I'll be friends w/ UT nation after our game w/ them this week, but until then, I think my thoughts would best be summed up by Bill Romanowski:
"I felt I could take myself to a place where other guys weren’t willing to go because come Sunday after a game, I already started hating the next opponent. I started hating the guy I was going to go against," says Romanowski. "I hated the coaches. I hated their fans. I hated their family. You name it. And by the time I got onto that field come Sunday, watch out because there was rage."
And while a poor showing in their opening game has the whole UT nation up in arms and actually admitting, for the first time, that a TCU win is "albeit still highly unlikely, but a small possibility"- don't be fooled. This is David vs. Goliath. It's at DKR, w/ no home and home to fall back on, and no rematch for years to come. It's Big 12 officials (I assume. Ark St how was that?). It's BCS and big money and a rigged system versus small town conferences/America and the promise of a dream. It's the gigantic Russian versus Rocky. Good versus evil. It's the controlled and polished Mack Brown, with his politician-like demeanor, versus the fiery intensity of a regular good ol' fashion football coach, Gary Patterson. It's a roster filled w/ talent that wouldn't even give TCU's campus a visit. It's the perennially top 10 ranked UT Longhorns and all of their fandom I despise. It's a school w/ 50,000 total alumni versus a school of 50,000 undergrads. It's it. It is what Gameday is all about. If this sounds like vitriol, passion, or hate, well it is. This is all of them. This is Gameday. This week we play Texas. This week, WE READY.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Good article on si.com
I enjoyed reading your article, and am a TCU alum (1 year, going strong) but wanted to clarify exactly what you meant by "But after disastrous, short stays in the Western Athletic Conference and Conference USA..." TCU won two WAC conference titles under Franchione in 1999 and 2000, and won a C-USA title in 2002 under Patterson. Is three titles in 4 years considered disasterous? I may be missing the point here, but I would appreciate it if you could elaborate for me.
You're right. i didn't mean it in that context. i meant finding
happiness and stability and a future. You're exactly right about the
winning. i should have been clearer.
Thanks for reading,
Chris Fowler: I love the subplot of this game with Mack Brown leaving TCU off of his Top 25 ballot last year, which he claims was inadvertent.
Other guy: Mack voted TCU top 10 in the country in last week's ballot.
It sounds to me like Mack is cleverly trying to cover his ass should the mighty horns fall to the lowly frogs this weekend.
Not a terrible article, but I want to know exactly what he means by,"But after disastrous, short stays in the Western Athletic Conference and Conference USA..." We won two WAC championships in 1999 and 2000 under Franchione and won the C-USA in 2002 under Patterson. Can three conference titles in four years be considered "disasterous"? Or am I missing the point?
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
"We got a confirmation [Tuesday] that they missed the call," Roberts said.
The Indians were flagged with 56 seconds left in the game for an improper formation. Texas recovered a subsequent onside kick attempt and ran out the clock.
Roberts said the game film showed the Indians had enough players on both sides of the ball before the kick.
"There's nothing you can do about it now," Roberts said. "I don't have a reaction because a reaction's worthless."
The Big 12 Conference said officials coordinator Walt Anderson was not immediately available for comment Wednesday.
I love that Andy Dalton was studying film all by himself on Monday when the team was off. I'm slowly starting to believe Marcus Brock's praise to Dalton when he compared him to the likes of Peyton Manning.
Another good article in the Star Telegram:
Patterson Pleased With QB
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
When you compare the coaching staffs of the Horned Frogs and Longhorns, I have to give the advantage to the Frogs. Gary Patterson brings intesity and coaches perfection, while Mack is an overly positive pushover with no guts. Mike Schultz has an imaginative style of offense, and while I don't always agree with his play calling, he is miles over top of the play calling of the Longhorn's Greg Davis.
I don't think I need to even state my case on the defensive side.
Read through the interview, there are alot of props given to the Frogs by Mack Brown. Great humanitarian, average football coach.
After watching the game on CSTV being replayed at 3 pm on Sunday, I feel like I have filled in enough of the "holes" to actually comment on the game. I was impressed with the way the Frogs were able to handle business while not showing Texas much for next week.
Andy Dalton had the kind of start he needed to start to build confidence week by week. I wouldn't say he was astonishing, but there were several plays that showed a sign of maturity that you don't typically see in a redshirt freshman in his first start. Specifically, he had a pass in the 4th where he felt pressure, found a lane, and threw a strike to Ervin Dickerson for a 14 yard touchdown.
Our defense played incredible and didn't show any signs of missing Tommy Blake. They put together a very impressive second half with 3 picks and only gave up 78 total yards to the cubs. Our incredible speed on defense allows us to blitz with alot of different looks and still be step for step with the receivers.
I have to wrap this post game analysis up short to go beg the dentist to fit me in today. For those of you who don't know, this win came with a price...for me. I decided to meat out and attempt to get my brother to fight me but all I ended up with was a chipped tooth and a scraped face (I look really professional today in the office). It's the price you pay for Gameday...i guess.
I look about as cool as Dumb and Dumberer's version of the one and only Lloyd Christmas.
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Thats was a solid victory. I had a bad feeling we were going to be too focued on UT to show up and play at 100%, but I was wrong. Maybe 3 or 4 years ago that could be the case, but I think it shows how much we have matured as a program that we took care of a shit talkin Baylor program in such an easy way. It makes me feel good.