Thursday, December 11, 2008
When asked about his 100th game at TCU he said "Hopefully it means that TCU knows I've been loyal," Patterson said. "I love Fort Worth and I like TCU. I've had an opportunity to be a part of something that I've seen grow. It's special."
Here's to hoping GP stays here, because while Auburn may be in the SEC and bring in great crowds it certainly does not compare the Fort Worth, which he loves, or to TCU,which he likes. Personally I don't think he'd be a great fit for Auburn, pain in the ass administration, a very tough to recruit against in state rival etc, but maybe my judgment is clouded by the fact that I hope he stays at TCU forever.
Well it's that time of the year, folks, when we get to empty our bank accounts to provide others with gifts to give ourselves inner happiness when we all know we'd much rather use the money to provide our happiness more directly. However, this is a pretty great cause because it not only helps the Frogs but helps the kids. And who doesn't want to help out the kids?
For those of you who are doling out a handsome fee for attending the bowl game and throwing caution to the winds that very well may have you spending your Christmas Day in an airport terminal in Phoenix, bravo. You are the real heroes and are absolved from the rest of this message should you so choose. For those of us who are still on the fence about our bowl game attendance or are not attending altogether, there's still a way to help. As many of you may be aware, each year there are two organizations, Project Purple and Purple People Seaters, who accept ticket donations for the TCU bowl game and distribute these tickets to less fortunate children in the area where the game in being played. This has several advantages to us and to TCU because it not only increases our ticket sales which helps us out in future bowl invites, but it also helps us give back to those who haven't been fortunate enough to watch the Frogs juggernaut this season in person, and builds a few new fans. Most of all, though, hopefully it allows these children who may not have the most positive situations in their lives to be able to attend an event and suspend reality, if only for a few hours. If you aren't going to be at the bowl game and have a few extra dollars to spare for this cause, I highly recommend doing so. You know, for the kids.
Purple People Seaters- alumni based. I am not sure if any of you attended any of the away game watch parties at the Rahr Brewery, but this is what those benefitted. Tickets are $25 a piece, or you can donate $35 which will buy each ticketholder a hot dog and a soda... and how can anyone honestly attend a sporting event without having a hot dog?
Project Purple - school run. Project Purple has the same $25 price tag as PPS and can be found on the same page where you buy regular game tickets. For those of you who are buying tickets to the game, this is pretty convenient.
Here is what the players are getting at our bowl game:
Apple 8gig Ipod Touch
Tommy Hilfiger Wath
Sport-Tek Hooded Sweatshirt
$50 Gift Card to Best Buy
Here is a link to a site which has the gifts for every bowl game. There is supposed to be a $500 limit, but there is no way some of these gift pacakges are under $500. I think some of these bowls got this stuff on whole sale.
I pretty much have to agree with this writer on some of his awards: Jerry Hughes can never get enough love and our game with the (insert expletive here) Utes certainly was the game of the year. Oh and gotta love BYU as the runner-up disappointment of the year. But I've gotta pick GP as coach and Dalton as at least runner-up for Offensive MVP because I mean c'mon.
Independents and other Blog Award winners - ESPN.com
Obviously not Frog related, but that is just incredible.
Here is a link to the video so LT4Heisman can check it out:
One slip proves costly for TCU Frogs against Indiana Star-Telegram
Frogs announce team award winners GoFrogs.com
The good the bad and the BCS Dallas Morning News
The 5 best bowl games New York Times
SDSU give Franchionne VIP treatment San Diego Union-Tribune
New coach of Lobos known as top recruiter San Diego Union-Tribune
North Side baseball field to be named for former coach Star-Telegram