Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Because DirecTV has blacked out Versus while the two sides continue to negotiate a new carriage contract, you won't be able to watch TCU vs. BYU at home if you're a DirecTV customer. And if you're planning on just going to any old sports bar to watch the game, remember that most sports bars also have DirecTV because of the NFL Sunday Ticket. So you'll want to figure out where you're watching the game now before you end up frantically trying to find a place Saturday evening.
In case you are one of those affected by this and you don't have a friend with Dish Network or standard cable, the TCU Alumni Association has planned watching parties for the following cities: Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, San Antonio, New York and Washington DC.
Yes, yes, the MWC's TV contract pretty much blows, since as of now there isn't a single cable/satellite provider that can give you all three networks (Versus, CBS-College and The Mtn) that carry MWC home games. This Saturday's TCU/BYU inconvenience is almost a punishment for those of you that switched to DirecTV to get The Mtn. But hey, it could be worse- you could have to go to a wedding Saturday night like I do. Or you could be a fan of Tech or A&M...their game on Saturday isn't on TV at all.
This is straight from the byu.edu website's honor code page. Yes, you are reading correct. There must be a waiver to grow a beard. I think in honor of this, we should all grow out our finest beards, albeit on very short notice. Will I get removed from the campus if I have my typical, half-assed high school beard? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
What is the process for obtaining a beard waiver?
A student who wishes to obtain a beard waiver must visit a BYU Student Health Center doctor by appointment (422.5156). The doctor will fax his recommendation. The student then needs to come to the Honor Code Office to fill out some paperwork and receive the letter allowing the growth of the beard, if approved. If a yearly beard waiver is granted, a new Student ID will be issued after the beard has been fully grown, and must be renewed every year by repeating the process.
If a request is granted for a temporary or more permanent beard waiver the student will be notified by the Honor Code Office; at which time the student will come into the office to complete the necessary paperwork. After completion of this process the student may then grow a full beard according the guidelines given.
Oh, and if you do choose to be one of those smart-ass fans (not saying I endorse such behavior), do not jokingly confuse BYU fans with Scientologists...they HATE that.
10/20/2009 - Full Article Here
"If you live in the state of Alabama or Florida right now, you're feeling pretty good about your top teams. But in the state of Texas? You're probably feeling sort of ... well ... blah.
Yes, Texas won its annual rivalry game with Oklahoma -- a critical, season-making victory. And as Adam Hochfelder said, "Florida wins a low-scoring, hard-hitting affair with LSU and it is a gritty, gutty SEC win. Texas wins a low-scoring, hard-hitting affair with OU and the media declares it an under-achiever." There may be truth there. But even so, that ugly victory didn't make any fans feel particularly safe by predicting Texas as a national title winner.
TCU looked very sharp in dispatching of Colorado State, as did Texas Tech in toppling ranked Nebraska and Houston in beating hapless Tulane. But the rest of the state is mourning a brutal week 6, as every other team aside from UTEP (which was off) lost in brutal fashion. SMU and UNT both choked away games that they should have won, A&M got taken to the woodshed by a bad Kansas State team and out-gunned Baylor couldn't keep pace with Iowa State.
So where do we go from here? Well, it's still tough to tell. There's a lot of games to be played. But as of right now, everyone looks merely average. What will Week 7 bring?"
First Place Votes in Parenthesis
2. TCU (1)
3. Texas Tech
8. The Aggie Yell Leaders (not really but it would be funny, it's just the football team)
9. North Texas
Just reading the article Kragthorpe: Frogs make Mountain West a lot more fun.... when I stumbled upon the above quote... WTF... rabbit eared?
Cougars battle spread of flu bug Salt Lake Tribune
Frogs make Mountain West a lot more fun Salt Lake Tribune
MWC TV: still fuzzy Salt Lake Tribune
Cougars, Frogs developing quite the storied rivalry Deseret News
Gameday's Provo visit shows level of respect Deseret News
TCU, BYU turning red zone into green zone ESPN
Non-AQ power rankings ESPN
Non-AQ midseason review ESPN
Many programs have statements to make Yahoo! Sports
"(The) victim was walking to the school library from her dormitory when the suspect grabbed her and dragged her into a dark area near a building," according to a flier Fort Worth Police released to the public. "(The) suspect then pulled an object from a bag around his waist and sexually assaulted the victim with the object."
When finished, the suspect put the object back in his bag and fled on foot south on University Drive, according to the flier.
Media Credit: Sketch courtesy of TCU Police
The suspect is described as a tall, white male in
his early 20's with blonde hair and moles
on the right side of his face.
I guess the '92 smash hit from King Missile did make an impact on one poor soul. With no new leads and a sketch artist that is debuting at the Kimball next week; what hope is there, who to turn to...TCU Police?
I decided to check in on TCU's finest and see how their case files were stacking up. As it turns out they close a case/apprehend a suspect/catch the guy about 5% of the time. There are thousands of open "cases" dating years back and it so happens that I and you could "close" a couple hundred of these. Here are a few of the most infamous crimes/shannanagins that have happend on TCU soil in recent history:
|Date||Time||Type of offense||Location||Disposition||Comments|
|9/27/2002||1:45||Theft under $50||Freshman Parking Lot||closed||Vehicle radio antenna stolen, vehicle detained|
|1/11/2004||20:21||Possession of Marijuana||Martin Moore Hall||closed||Marijuana in room|
|9/10/2004||2:43||criminal mischief||martin moore hall||open||Damage to upper hallway|
|9/27/2004||16:01||criminal mischief||martin moore hall||open||Damage to smoke detector|
|11/22/2002||6:58||criminal mischief||milton daniel hall||open||Northeast entrance area extensively damaged|
Type of offense
Theft under $50
Freshman Parking Lot
Vehicle radio antenna stolen, vehicle detained
Possession of Marijuana
Martin Moore Hall
Marijuana in room
Damage to upper hallway
Damage to smoke detector
| || |
Northeast entrance area extensively damaged
TCU Police 2002 Archive Crime Log
TCU Police 2004 Archive Crime Log
Sorry if another "awesome crime" was omitted from the list. How does weed and an antenna get you caught but not a human demolition job at 4 in the morning, not to mention a bakers dozen of water fountains to their credit. I have a damn alibi. There are plenty of 20 something's with blonde hair, a mole, and a permanent 5 O'clock shadow. Anyways, check out my new tat.