Friday, November 30, 2007

Tony La Russa DUI arrest

Tony Larussa's DUI Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5Qv5pGpl6I

It won't let me embed it on the blog but check it out.

I've never been too drunk to recite the alphabet, I might slur the shit out of it, but I'm pretty sure the letters would be in the correct order.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Job Opportunity

For those of you thinking about getting in to coaching here is a great entry level job.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Frogs vs. Red Raiderz Tonight

Don't look now, but our basketball team is 4-0. Sure, those four wins have come against a pretty weak schedule, but they've all been double-digit wins and let's face it- our team the last two years would've dropped 2 or 3 of those games. The word on the street is that this year's squad is quick and athletic, plays tough defense and rebounds well. Oh, and they can actually put the ball in the hoop. It's definitely too early to get excited about this team, but at least tonight we'll get to see how they stack up when they take on Bobby Knight and the Tortilla-throwers out in the desolate plains of West Texas.

Tetch has had an up-and-down season so far, having experienced the high of defeating 14th-ranked Gonzaga at the Great Alaska Shoot-Out (not to be confused with Knight's own Great Lubbock shoot-out, in which he's recently hit not one but TWO people with shotgun pellets while hunting...in separate incidents), yet they've also experienced the low of falling victim to the basketball power that is Sam Houston State in the hornet's nest known as Huntsville (why were they playing AT Sam Houston???).

With a promising start by the Horned Frogs and a shaky one by the Red Raiderz, this one is at least worth watching on TV, and you can: it's been picked by KFWD (Channel 52, 7:00pm) in the Metroplex, although it's a Tetch broadcast so you'll have to deal with listening to some serious Sand-Aggie homers.

GP Stickin' Around

According to this article, GP hasn't had any interest from Nebraska or Arkansas... probably the only two jobs in the country that could have potentially shown real interest. Nebraska was a reach even before Tom Osborne came back into the fold, but Arkansas made me a little bit nervous and I at least thought they might show some interest. However, based on the far-fetched Jimmy Johnson rumors it seems like the Hogs are going to try and make a huge statement in whoever they hire. Unfortunately, based on long-time Athletic Director Frank Broyles retiring, and how their basketball coaching search went, don't be surprised if the big names spurn the offer and they come looking for more middle of the road coaches like Patterson. I don't think he leaves or gets serious consideration, but I look for his name to at least get tossed into the mix.

http://www.star-telegram.com/college_sports/story/328721.html

Monday, November 26, 2007

Players of the Week


Jason Phillips looks mean, Joseph Turner looks like a rapist, which is fitting for what he did to the Pre-Columbian Mesoamericans this weekend. Bring on the dirty 713.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Pack your bags for Houston


First of all- Goodness gracious, Joseph Turner! Down 17-0 to San Diego State, the Frogs looked like they'd be sitting at home come bowl time. But then the sophomore put the team on his back and racked up 226 yards and 4 TDs, leading the way in the 45-33 win. I can't miss this opportunity to mention that he represents the 512.
(Also, Schultz-haters: we had the ball for more than 40 minutes and put up 694 yards of offense. OK, so SDSU wasn't exactly the '85 Bears, but that kind of output against ANYONE, especially with such a young and injury-plagued offense, isn't exactly something worth getting fired over.)

As for our bowl destination, we're all but officially going to the Texas Bowl in Houston, where we'll take on U of H (who have officially accepted an invitation). We won't be formally invited, though, until after the BCS Bowl match-ups have been announced and the Big 12 officially gets a second team into the BCS and thus vacates their spot in the Texas Bowl. That will happen, though, and the MWC Presidents will vote to allow New Mexico to play in the New Mexico Bowl a second consecutive year, which will allow the Texas Bowl to invite TCU. From reading between the lines of press reports and what Danny Morrison has said on the issue, Air Force seems like a lock to play in the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth on New Year's Eve.

Obviously, this isn't the marquee bowl game we anticipated in the preseason, but it's also a lot better than last year, when we played in California mid-week against an absolute no-name team. And, let's face it, there were times this year where we thought we wouldn't be playing in any bowl game. The Texas Bowl will be Friday night, December 28th and Houston is an easy trip and our previous trips down there have been a ton of fun. No, Houston isn't a marquee team, but they're a former SWC rival and have a good offense that'll fun to watch against our D and a terrible defense that'll allow our offense to play like it did this weekend. Also, our basketball team (which is 4-0 so far) plays at Rice the afternoon after the football game.

Of course, as accurate as I believe this to be, it's still just speculation. I'm sure there's a chance that things won't shake out this way, but I'm going to plan on watching the Frogs dominate Cougar High, partying in Houston and talking trash about that crummy city no matter how much fun I have.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

List of Got Dieds

Chase Ortiz: Going Through His Pregame Ritual

I knew we were banged up, but good lord the list is rough. I mean, let's take Shae Reagan. Dude got his leg ripped off against Wyoming and has come back and made an impact and these guys are pansin' out over a little back pain? One time in church league basketball I jammed my finger catching a pass and still went off for like 8 big ones. I guess I'm just a lot tougher than most D-1 athletes.

Anyway, here's the list:
  • Bonner - hip

  • Roach - shoulder

  • Richmond - knee

  • Newhouse - back. But, seeing as how he seems like a really cool dude, I'll let it slide. This time.

  • Brock - ankle

  • Washington - shoulder. I'm pretty sure this might be because he dislocates it everytime he goes for a punt block to get those few extra centimeters. Way to take one for the team.

  • Brown - knee/TCU RB curse

  • Linder - RRRRRAAAAGGGGEEEEEEEEEE. But seriously, if he does have the 28 Days Later rage virus, now would be a great time to start biting all of those backups in the locker room to up their game a little bit.

  • Chase Ortiz - suspended for atrocities committed in the backfield. Seriously, we all yell for Henson to eat, but Ortiz is certainly the Hannibal Lecter of this team.

You Tube Tuesday


Don't Forget, Frank TV premieres tonight at 10 on TBS

Monday, November 19, 2007

AB: Out

Run Game Got Died.

AB is officially done for the year, although anyone could see this one coming. Are we capable of having a starting RB stay healthy for an entire season? It's a curse. Regardless, this doesn't really matter with the emergence of Andy "White Lightning" Dalton as a rushing threat. Did you know he's led the team in rushing the past couple of games? Who saw THAT coming? What's not so great? He has something like 175 yards rushing for the year and is close to the top of our individual rushing total.
Also, I know I've been lacking on the blogosphere in recent weeks, but after just listening to the secretary at my office talk to someone in Spanish about a Kia Rio for 15 minutes, I realize there are people doing even less work than I am. So, I think tomorrow I'm locking the door and getting this thing back on track.

Nick Saban is a Piece of Shit

The highest paid coach in Division I-A @ 4 million a year, loses to Louisiana Monroe's Charlie Weatherbie who is the lowest paid coach in Division I-A @ 130,000 a year.

After half time, Saban, realizing what would happen if they lost to Louisiana Monroe, decided to start wide receiver DJ Hall despite suspending him for the game because of a violation of team policy.

Nick "I won't coach at Alabama" Saban is turning into a bigger piece of shit season by season, week by week, day by day. I hope nothing but the worst for Alabama football.

Friday, November 16, 2007

RIP: HMS Princess Elizabeth

This is probably the biggest tragedy to strike the TCU Frat Community since Alvarado's closed and the "Greek" was renamed to "Pond Street Grill". In terms of sheer "Frat" tragedy, I put this a distant second to the 2001 burning of the Oui, but narrowly above the 2003 Lamda Chi flag football victory.

http://www.star-telegram.com/629/story/304519.html

Neil Dougherty FINALLY Lands Some Big Name Recruits

TCU adds three top recruits

Staff and Wire Reports

The TCU men's basketball team received national letters of intent
Wednesday from three of the top 50 high school seniors in Texas,
according to one Web site, and ESPN.com recognized the Horned Frogs'
early signing class as one of the top 20 in the country.

Kevin Butler, a 6-foot-5 guard from Duncanville, headlines the class.
He was the MVP of the Class 5A state title game last season.

Houston-area players Logan Lancon (6-6, G, Clear Creek) and James
Blasczyk (7-foot, F, Friendswood) are ranked No. 43 and No. 47 by the
Web site.

Walker Kelly of Fort Worth Arlington Heights is the headliner of a
baseball class that features five of the top 25 players in Texas.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Up Yours Utah

Wyoming Coach Flips Utah the Bird














This ugly incident was after Utah attempted an onside kick while up 43-0. And who said that Mormons dont have a sense of humor?

The 8 Hour Stand Off Ends Anti-Climatically

Article

Dan Jenkins and TCU Football

ESPN - Maisel: Love of the game - College Football

For all of you who dont get the Threads Cowtown Update, this is a great article about sports writer Dan Jenkins and his love of TCU football. I hope everyone gets a chance to read it.

"But in campus politics, nothing defines a man like his football parking space."

Enjoy

Just Another 5am Morning at the Office

I was half alseep, sitting at my desk and hear several sirens and think nothing of it. Three minutes later, more sirens. Two minutes later, more sirens, enough to make me walk outside to see what is going on. By 6:00am there are at least 30 cops cars, 4 SWAT Team vans, 1 Bomb Squad RV, and Army trucks forming a huge perimeter around McBride's gun shop, which is down the street from our office.

Apparently some nut job has baracaded himself inside. We stood outside an watched more and more cops/SWAT members show up, along with two armored vehicles that look like they could drive through anything. The stand off is still going on, but our boss, who is like the teacher that won't let you go to the talent show, told us to get back to work and close the blinds. Diabetes doesn't take vacations. So now I am clueless as to what is going on, but will give an update when I hear what has happened.

Fort Worth Makes Drudge Report

Man cited for porn on wheels

FORT WORTH -- This X-rated movie was moving, Fort Worth police say.

Literally.

Monday morning, a 24-year-old Irving man was cited after a Fort Worth police officer spotted porn playing inside the man’s car.

The officer was conducting extra patrol at a club at in the 100 block of S. Main Street, south of downtown, when he saw the car drive by, then park near the club, said Lt. Dean Sullivan, police spokesman.

According to a police report, a 10-inch screen pointed toward the rear of the vehicle showed “multiple people, naked, having sexual intercourse.”

As the driver began to drive off, the officer pulled him over. Inside the man’s car, the officer spotted an open beer.

The driver, Cameron Walker, was issued several misdemeanor citations, including for obscene display or distribution, not having a driver’s license and for the open container of alcohol.

Monday, November 12, 2007

TCU Tuition - StarTelegram Article

TCU Tuition to Rise by 8.4%

Looks like its that time a year to go ahead and crank up the tuition fees again, luckily we got out of there when we did.

The article also mentions the demolition of the old student center in favor of a new classroom facility.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Versus

My god, did anyone else notice how HORRID the announcing was from the Versus team last night? Aside from the inane comments, they were sack riding BYU the entire time. If I hadn't been watching the game and only listening to the commentary, I almost wouldn't have had much of an idea who else was playing. Everytime BYU ran the ball in the third quarter when they were up by 9 they'd say something like, "And they rumble ahead, controlling that clock!!!!" Right. Because teams run out the clock in the third quarter with a 9 point lead. Awful. We eventually had to mute the TV and provide our own more graphic commentary.

As for the game, well, it went about as expected. Defense gave them too big of a cushion early before finally shutting them down when it mattered, only the offense couldn't come up with the big play. This is perhaps because we still have the worst offensive play calling of all time. Aside from the botched Kerley reverse pass that ended up getting a short running gain, Schultz did it once again. "Hey, the QB draw worked the last play... lets run it again!!!!!" despite the fact that our line was getting absolutely dominated, which is forgivable considering most of the BYU team is older than any of the bloggers on this site and outweighed our guys by 15-20 pounds. Their line averaged something like 315 pounds. The biggest concern for me is that we still have not figured out how to run this two QB system, which I don't always agree with, but looked decent last night. However, why pull Jackson when he was clearly moving the ball well against BYU? I'm a big Dalton apologist, but the offense had that extra spark last night with Jackson in the game and they wouldn't go with it, although Dalton looked every bit as sharp running the ball, giving our offense a faint swagger that they've been lacking a good part of the season. Dalton came in and led the long drive that put us right back in it, but I still think Jackson should've had one more series. He just has to hold onto the ball (Brad and Jourdan, sorry if there's a small, oblong brown stain on your couch today because I'm pretty sure I crapped my pants when he fumbled that ball into the end zone.)

Defensively, Blake and Ortiz were getting decent pressure, and we held their fag Samoan piece of shit running back to short gains, but they were just no match for guys that were that much bigger than they were, and he still finished with two touchdowns. As has happened and even with the interception by Bonner, our pass coverage was abysmal. I think we allowed them to convert on about 17 third and longs, but they still managed to come up big at the end, aided by replay (that ball that hit the ground, bounced into the other receivers hands, and went for a big game nearly gave me a heart attack).

Despite all of this, it was really a pretty great game. I was really glad we at least had a chance to win, even though Dalton decided 4th and long would be a good time to lose his footing, but that can be attributed to the poor turf upkeep/Mormon voodoo curses. Seriously, what a bunch of creeps. The Aggies are a bunch of cultish weirdos who worship a dog, but the Mormons? I'm not even going to get into it.

So, it would appear that BYU is going to win the conference pretty soundly, but in the end, it doesn't matter. They're all going to Hell anyway.

Fire Craig Thompson

Sorry, just pissed about the fact i have to watch mwc games on cstv and versus

thanks

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Frogs vs. Magic Underwear TONIGHT

Well the 'sky is falling' sentiment that was rampant after the Utah disaster was quieted last week as the Frogs absolutely DESTROYED New Mexico, and even Mike Schultz picked up some kudos for some imaginative play-calling (another pass by Kerley, a running play to Marshall Newhouse?!?).

The feeling of satisfaction after that very-'05 & '06 looking shutout could be temporary as the Frogs head to Provo to take on BYU tonight to take on the Mormans. If you don't know much about Mormonism, you should probably read up on it. On the crazy meter, they rank somewhere beyond the Baptists and not quite to the Scientologists. Offenses that warrant being EXPELLED from BYU include: premarital sex, use of alcohol or drugs, use of tobacco, owning any kind of pornagraphy and use of CAFFEINE. If we ever play the Cougars up there on a Saturday, we really need to show these folks what college football and tailgating are all about.

Speaking of, these Thursday games are just killing the Frogs. Since the start of the 2005 season, the Frogs are 24-3 on Saturdays and 1-4 on Thursdays. The only solace I can find in tonight's schedule is that, since the game doesn't start until 8:00, I can watch "30 Rock" before kickoff. "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" will be a good visual companion for the victory party. And by party I mean a bunch of dudes sitting on my couch, fending off "please be quiet" text messages from our total cunt neighbors.

Whoa, there- reel in that bitterness and re-focus it into positive energy for the Frogs.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Inside the McRib

Click to enlarge: Right out of the bag, still in the wrapper.

Right out of the bag, still in the wrapper.
Click to enlarge: Just unwrapped.

Just unwrapped.

Click to enlarge: A look under the bun.

A look under the bun.
Click to enlarge: With the pickles and onions removed.

With the pickles and onions removed.

Click to enlarge: With the sauce washed off.

With the sauce washed off.
Click to enlarge: This is the 'bottom,' apparently the 'ribs' are only pressed on the top.

This is the 'bottom,' apparently the 'ribs' are only pressed on the top.

Click to enlarge: McRib sliced in half... this is the 'meat' inside.

McRib sliced in half... this is the 'meat' inside.
Click to enlarge: a close up of the fileted McRib.

a close up of the fileted McRib.

Pure Processed Pork Pornography



Yes everyone, the rumors are true. McRib is back at McDonald's for it's annual run, because processed, rib shaped meat sandwiches are only in season during the holidays. I've gotten a lot of Christmas gifts I've really enjoyed, but having the McRib pretend to go away for 10 months, only to come back in a blaze of glory right before Thanksgiving is the Christmas gift that keeps on giving.

You can have your A-1 thick and hearty burger, but for my money, McRib is the greatest seasonal sandwich on the market right now. Say what you will about me, but if it came down to baby back ribs at Chilis or, dare I say, the tragedy that is Applebees riblets, McRib would be my choice every time. Just ask Monsieur Hilliard.

Go get a McRib. Now. Just don't get use the drive thru. Did you know McDonald's charges a drive thru tax? Not only are they clogging my arteries, but now they're invading on my convenience? Blasphemy!

Bowling

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Dec. 31 / 12:30 p.m. Fort Worth, Texas ESPN Tie-Ins: Mountain West vs. Pac-10 Projection: TCU vs. Mississippi State (No Pac-10 projected available

Not bad. Not bad at all. Considering who the other teams in our conference are slated to play in bowl games, I'll take it. MSU is the biggest fag team in the SEC as far as pulling out ridiculous wins, but at home in a bowl game, we'd take them.

Headed to Vegas this weekend. Trying to line up my college football bets. Since this has been a betting forum in the past, any suggestions?

Feeling Kansas/OSU over as a safety bet depending on what it is. Tech/Texas is 6.5 right now... pretty sure Texas will cover that, despite how they've been this year. Missouri over A&M even if the line is 50.

Brian Bonner

Brian Bonner's quote to the Star-Telegram about why he hates calling for a fair catch.

"I know they've got smelling salts over on the sidelines," he said. "And if somebody out there just wants to go ahead and take my head off, I've got faith in [trainer] David Gable to come out there with the smelling salts and get me off the field."

November

November has been deemed National Diabetes Month by the American Diabetes Association, which is important for my line of work...however, this month is also dedicated to cliches. In fact, November 3rd was official cliche day. So here starts a thread of your past time favorites that you heard from your grandparents, your more recent cliches that you still hear from your parents, and new age cliches that rule because we made them.

Here's a few to get your cliche juices flowing...

"An idle mind is the Devil's workshop" (Debbie Finch)
"If ________ jumped off a cliff, would you jump too?" (Debbie Finch)
"Remember who you are and who's you are" (The Parents Finch)
"Don't take any wooden nickels" (Grandma Finch)
"It's not what you deserve, it's what you negotiate" (Grandpa Finch)
"There are no stupid questions, just stupid people"

...and remember, to say "not to be too cliche" is probably the most cliched thing you could ever say...

And please don't forget that...

Monday, November 5, 2007

Hook Em' Allah

Ah the pitfalls of bandwagon fandom.


8,000 F%#@ Yeah!!!!!!!

Imagine how many hits we would have if we had not been mediocre. However, PA Finch, PA.

Bandwagon Re-opened for Business


Surprised no one has written about Saturday's beastialification of the Lobos. For everyone that was there, it was ugly. Sort of like that 52-3 debauchery of UNLV two years back. We haven't played that well on both sides since the Baylor game. There's really nothing to say other than read this S-T article. It sums up what happened pretty well. I predicted the resurgence to start against Utah. Looks like I was a week early. Personally, I'm pretty excited about a FW Bowl matchup against a Big Ten/SEC team. It's a much better situation that the flower bowl against Navy.
Too bad our next game is against BYU. Away. On Thursday.
Go Frogs.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Star-Telegram Article

It lights up, blows smoke and, mostly ... it's LOUD!!!!

Halloween Duo Costume of the Year


Darren McFadden and Felix Jones as Barney Rubble and Fred Flintstone.

Dog the Bigoted Bounty Hunter


The National Enquirer has caught Dog the Bounty Hunter's racist rant demanding that his son break up with his girlfriend of African American decent on tape. Listen to the tape, but beware, he drops about 30 N Bombs.