Thursday, October 18, 2007

People with October Birthday's Kick Ass

To all of you who are born in the month of October...Congrats. We are fucking awesome and the rest of the months are shitty months to be born in. Holla

Fan of the Week, Month, Year, Century

You always hear about how Alabama football fans are some of the most venemous, ravenous, most outrageously unrealistic fans in the entire country. Given how much they're paying Saban, and the fact that they oversold their stadium for a spring game, I suppose this has to be semi-accurate, but I still wasn't sold.

Until I saw this guy:





Alabama flag? Check. Houndstooth hat? Check. Kilt? Check. Bear Bryant tattoo covering his entire back? Check check CHECK. Wow. This is a guy that genuinely has to have Alabama perform well or else his body image will be VERY damaged.

The best part is, this guy is probably completely one of the T-shirt fans we consistently ridicule when referring to the Bevos. However, with this kind of dedication, I think I'd have to let any sort of comments slide. Bravo, sir.

Also, I was trying to think of a situation where this could be applied to a TCU fan. First instinct would be to have Dutch tattooed on your back, but seeing as how his time was well before any of our parents were even born, I think we'd have to have something more recent. GP hasn't achieved permanent ink status. Yet.

I'm guessing it would have to be LT, stiff arming satan while crushing the skull of Osama Bin Laden. and the ball would be the decapitated noggin' of Hitler. Just a thought.

Lame bet of the day

Boston at Cleveland over/under 8 runs. Any suggestions.

Pick Tonight

***** South Florida @ Rutgers under 52.5

Don't ask why, just do it.

Go Frogs.

Resurgence Game 2: Utah

Since Utah is one of the most impossible teams to gauge this season, in lieu of my usual pre-game ramblings, I'll just link to the Star Telegram articles regarding tonight's game.

http://www.star-telegram.com/college_sports/story/271983.html

http://www.star-telegram.com/college_sports/story/271984.html

Obvious, Obvious Keys, Briefly:

Defense
  • Stop the run. Utah is undefeated when they rush for more than 100 yards. TCU has given up 100 yards to runner in 5 of the last 7 games. This must change tonight
  • Secondary must step up. Secondary has been great at stopping short plays, but gets killed on deep plays. Utah has a very solid passing game. Big plays must be kept to a minimum.

Offense:

  • Dalton. Utah's secondary is relatively banged up. They will be better than Stanford, but we need Dalton to play out of his mind once more to open up plays for...
  • Brown/Turner. Do I really need to elaborate? Utah's D-line is strong, but their LBs are suspect. Our O-line needs to put up another dominating performance because once Brown or Turner can get through that first level, it can be lights out.

Special Teams:

  • Return Defense. Apparently Utah has a top notch return man. No big returns.
  • Kicking Game. Recruit a new kicker.

That's basically the highlights for anyone that doesn't want to read the articles, although this is pretty much how we should prepare for any game.

Also, if you need any added reason to dislike Utah, they produced Keith Van Horn, who, while not being the sole cause for the Mavericks lackluster Finals performance, he sure wasn't good for it.

The Unlovable Losers: TCU Basketball

Since some of you have apparently lost interest in Frogs Football, and are setting yourselves up for ridicule after "The Resurgence" that will begin tonight, I'll pass along this TCU Men's Basketball preview.
Outlook: Sandwiched somewhere between hell freezing over and the Tenacious D movie winning a lifetime achievement Oscar (which is extremely unfair that it hasn't). We're picked to finish second to last in the MWC. The MWC is not a good basketball conference. The easy/sarcastic answer to this would be that, ever since Art Pierce removed himself from the team, the feng shui has been off. The real answer is that these guys just aren't that good and have the worst coach in the entire sporting world. This includes when my dad coached my 6th grade church basketball team. I went to one game last year when we played SFA (mostly because I have a friend that plays for SFA. And when I say mostly I mean entirely) and we almost lost. I hope we lose every game this year (and only because hopefully it will lead to the removal of the topic of my next paragraph...)
Dougherty. Neil. Fucking. Dougherty. Really? This is the best we can do? Oh, but I forget, he's the best dressed man in college basketball! Suck My Ass. I feel like you all probably remember Billy Ball. We averaged like 175 points a game. Sure, the competition averaged 174 but Billy Tubbs' don't need no stinkin' defense! This guy is the bane of my TCU existence. Junior year, the last year we still had most of Tubbs' last recruiting class, was ridiculous for TCU basketball. Santee, Shrop, Aaron "Sportscenter" Curtis? Sure, we only made the NIT, but that's about as much as we can hope for. We still made the Sweet 16 in that and hung with Maryland until the last few minutes of the game. Hell, I think we were ahead at the half!
A few years back in one of my marketing classes, our job was to market the basketball team and Dougherty came in and spoke to us and, I can honestly say, I've never been more unimpressed with a "motivator." He was condescending, negative, blamed everything on the fans, and didn't stop and think that maybe he's a poor recruiter and coach. He expected to come in here and it still be Kansas. Well, Neil, we're not in... ok, I'm not going to go there. The thing about Kansas a) it's a basketball school, b) they're good, c) they don't win 5 games in a season total. d) FU, Neil. Can we pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease run this guy out of town? Even if our basketball team is terrible post Dougherty, at least I'll know we tried.
I mean, SMU may still not have the right Doherty, but at least he coached at UNC. Let's show Dougherty the Dougher.

Neil Dougherty pointing towards his next destination: The F outta here.

In other news, the TCU women's basketball team is supposed to finish second in conference which leads me to ask: Like a tree falling in the woods, if the TCU women's basketball team wins the conference, does anyone know and/or care?