Wednesday, June 3, 2009

So you're tellin' me there's a chance...

Like betting on longshots? Then why not TCU? After all, they've already beaten the odds this year. Just 3 schools made the final Top 10 in football and are sending a baseball team to the Super Regionals: Florida, Texas and little ol' TCU. It's always nice to be in such exclusive company, but it's especially impressive when you compare TCU's total enrollement of about 8,700 to the 48,700 that attend Texas and the 52,100 that wear jean shorts to class at the University of Florida.

As far as odds for moving forward in the baseball tournament go, the ridiculously good college baseball website Boyd's World has that covered. For the record, they give the Frogs a 28.2% chance of reaching Omaha and a 1.6% chance of winning the whole thing. Their favorite to take home the championship trophy? Cal State-Fullerton, whom TCU beat 2 out of 3 games in Fullerton, with a 38% chance to win it all.

If you want to be at the games this weekend and haven't already bought tickets, be prepared to fork over some cash. The entire series is sold out, so you may need to scour the internet for deals or show up at the stadium to scalp a ticket. Luckily for you, though, scalpers and internet ticket brokers are almost always the cream of the crop of humankind and not at all out to con you.

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