Friday, June 20, 2008

Bishop T.D. Jakes' daughter to marry TCU football player 1:38 PM CT

By SAM HODGES / The Dallas Morning News

A daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes will marry a Texas Christian University football player on Saturday.

Sarah Jakes, daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes, and Robert Henson, a TCU football player, plan to wed at The Potter's House on Saturday.
View larger More photos Photo store The private wedding service for Sarah Jakes and Robert Henson, a TCU linebacker, will occur at Dallas mega-church The Potter's House. Bishop Jakes founded the church and remains its pastor, while also writing bestselling advice books and keeping a busy schedule of speaking engagements and television appearances.

Celebrities expected at the wedding include TV counselor Dr. Phil McGraw, actor, writer and director Tyler Perry, former Dallas Cowboys Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin and Deion Sanders, and Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert.

Ms. Jakes, daughter of Serita Jakes, is a journalism student at the University of Phoenix. Mr. Henson, son of Samantha Henson of Longview, is a criminal justice major at TCU.

Bishop Noel Jones of City of Refuge Church in California will perform the ceremony, according to a press release from The Potter’s House.
Myself, LT4Heisman, and WWHD will be in attendance. Early next week there will be a write up to capture our experiences.

New Patterson/Sheriff in Town

The Mock Turtle? If Christian follows in GPs footsteps,
at least he won't be winning any "Best Dressed" Awards.

I imagine most of you get the TCU Magazine, but I wanted to link to this interview with Jim Christian. As contributor Lanley put it to me earlier, "This guy sounds like a winner" and after reading this I'd have to agree. A few things I noticed:
1. He's, like, extremely excited to be at TCU. Whereas I'm sure sweet, spoiled, pampered Dorothy/Neil viewed FW as a stepping stone, this guy has put in his dues at a school with far less money and support and considers TCU to be a top notch opportunity for him. He even referred to our facilities, which , aside from the new practice facility, are decrepit, as "Disneyland."
2. Does it need to be mentioned that he led the KENT STATE GOLDEN FLASHES to six straight 20 win seasons? With fewer resources and bottom of the barrel recruits. The metroplex is a veritable breeding ground for basketball talent and the Mountain West isn't exactly the ACC or Big East in terms of talented basketball teams. Assuming he doesn't succumb to the ugliness that is TCU basketball support, I think he's going to take this team places (although a winning conference record or 25% capacity would put him above Neil, may he rest in peace).
3. This, "I’m trying to use Coach Patterson and his staff as best I can to learn. They are successful here. They have a model that works, and I am trying to see it. " Perhaps he's trying to stoke the GP fires in all of us, but I'm easily swayed by anyone claiming to study at the dojo of Patterson. Having two GPs on staff? That kind of behavior can't be discredited by any TCU fan... and I'm assuming that when he says 'staff' he means 'staff minus that OC you have.'
Regardless, it's a good read

Wall Street Journal: Top Athletes in World

The rest of the top ten went like this.
  1. Roman Sebrle - Decathlete
  2. Lebron James
  3. Floyd Mayweather
  4. LaDainian Tomlinson
  5. Roger Federer
  6. Sidney Crosby
  7. Liu Xiang - 110 Meter Hurdler
  8. Jeremy Wariner - 400 Meter Sprinter
  9. Ronaldo
  10. Alex Rodriguez

Phi Alpha of the Month Goes To...

John McNasty

John, realizing that baseball season sucks, decided to drink and eat himself into an alcohol and greasy mexican food induced coma, in order to make football season arrive sooner. You are an innovator of sorts, because I have spent countless hours thinking of ways to speed up the arrival of football season, but this one tops all.

I'm trying to decide whats funnier:
A) the copius amounts of grease on mouth and chest
B) the one hand on his junk and other holding greasy fork the wrong way
C) the surviving pieces of meat that jumped off the plate and onto the bed to avoid the massacre that took place that night

Phi Alpha

#25 Marvin White

Yes Donnie, it is non-other than the Gator himself. The creator of the "Great White Hit", a player that was described as having a "suddenness about him and a violence in him", a player that was one of the most punishing tacklers in Frog history. The Gator played with a reckless abandon that has only been surpassed by RH-51 himself.

As a junior in 2005, Marvin started just nine games, but that included the last seven of the season. He ended up being a large contributor to TCU's conference championship in their first year in the MWC. After the season, White was named Second Team All-MWC. During his senior year, Marvin led the Frogs in both interceptions and tackles, and he was also honored with First Team All-MWC.

Despite his relatively short tenure as a Frog, Marvin's unmatched intensity on the field earned him a spot on this list, and he will go down in history as have creating the most deafening roar to ever come out of ACS.

P.S. For more current news on the Gator, check out this article from the Dayton Daily News.

P.P.S. I have to have seen this movie around 200 times, and it never gets old.

P.P.P.S. Listen to the damn anouncer try and cover up that he called the hit dirty. I am suprised he didn't fall out of the press box while trying to back track. What a bitch.

Massey and his Iverson Sleeve are Gone

Kid was great in the open field but apparently not so great at opening his books. He'll be missed as a player, I assume Jeremy Kerley will take over his position. Wish Donald all the best, but not in the gay way that people on that other site do.

Star-Telegram article