Monday, April 27, 2009

Swine Flu

Think this swine flu thing came out of nowhere? So did I, but as my brother pointed out to me, George Lucas & Ron Howard warned of this years ago:

NCAA 2010

I know its still a little ways down the road, but this teaser from NCAA 2010 was too good to pass. Frog love is shown at the 46th second. Don't blink because you'll miss it. EA Sports really loves UT.

How was your weekend, Danny? "Not too shabby"

I'm gonna go ahead and guess that Danny Morrison had a good weekend. On top of the five Frogs picked in the NFL Draft, the baseball team also won a key weekend series, the women's tennis team brought home some hardware and above all, he didn't have to deal with a drunken WWHD harassing him about future non-conference football schedules.

Ok, ok, ok- so the women's tennis thing is a stretch. But if you're going to spend the money to field teams in non-revenue producing sports, you might as well field the best team in the conference, right? It was nearly a sweep, too, but the men came up one point short of winning their own conference title. Also, judging by the bits and pieces that I've gathered about WWHD's Saturday, I really have no proof that he didn't run into Morrison.

Let's talk about the draft for a minute, though, and how great it went for the Frogs. Five players picked...that's the most since 2001. It's also the most of any school in Texas this year. Don't think that high school coaches and recruits (especially in the talent-rich areas of Houston & East Texas) didn't notice that. Phillips is going to a contender in Baltimore where he'll get to continue wearing purple on game days and learn from a Hall of Famer in Ray Lewis (note to J-Phil...don't hang out in Atlanta next Super Bowl weekend...). Henson will play in Dallas once every year with the Redskins, and the D.C. area will be a great place to relocate his young family. Brown became the first TCU running back to get picked since some guy named Tomlinson, and he'll have every chance to contribute right away for a team that struggled in historic fashion last year in Detroit. Hodge is staying close to home to play for the Cowboys, and is probably the best pick they had in this year's draft. Schlueter was the icing on the cake, going to Denver where they've done nothing but produce good offensive linemen for decades now.

After dropping Friday night's game in San Diego, the baseball team turned around to take Saturday and Sunday's games to win the series against #19 San Diego State. Those wins vault the Frogs' overall record to 27-12 and into first place in the Mountain West. As the Frogs look to host their first-ever NCAA Regional, their next game is also a big one. They head down to College Station on Tuesday night to face Aggy, who is also a candidate to host. Another midweek game against Houston Baptist follows on Wednesday night at Lupton, and BYU comes to town for a Thursday-Friday-Saturday series this weekend.

Morning Dump

Ravens grab frogs' Phillips in the 5th Star-Telegram

TCU holds off San Diego 6-5

Lions draft RB Aaron Brown in round 6
Pride of Detroit

Denver Broncos select C Blake Schlueter, TCU
Mile High Report

Mountain West in 2009 NFL draft

Players not at combine making a mark in the NFL Omaha World Herald

Dallas Cowboys draftees could be something special
Dallas Morning News