Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Is this our new AD?

Fox 26 in Houston thinks he might be. He's Chris Del Conte, and he has been the Athletic Director at Rice since 2006. It looks as if one of his strengths is fund-raising and upgrading facilities, both of which will be key attributes of whomever TCU hires to run the athletic department next.

Figure your shit out early

If you remember my rant about the horrible TV situation for the Clemson game and my warning to everyone to figure out their game-watching situation early, let me echo that sentiment for this weekend's game against BYU...at least for those of you with DirecTV.

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.

BYU Honor Code

Grizzly Adams DID have a beard

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.

CSU highlights



And Happy Birthday to our fearless founder, The Finch.

Spitblood Book Club

With BYU as the Frogs' next opponent, there will be a lot of smart-ass Frog fans coming up with a lot of smart-ass comments about Mormons and the LDS Church. If however, after four years of playing the Cougars annually, you are ready to graduate from "magic underwear" comments or re-hashed lines from South Park, let me recommend some reading for you. Under the Banner of Heaven is the true story of two Mormon brothers who killed their sister-in-law, claiming that God instructed them to do so because she wouldn't let her husband (their brother) bring another wife into the family. While their story can easily be written off as the actions of members of the lunatic fringe of Mormonism, Krakauer's look into the history and leadership of the LDS Church is quite the eye-opener.

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.

DCTF - Texas Power Poll Week 7


"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

1. Texas (5)
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
10. Rice

We have a basketball team, too

So sorry to interrupt the foosball discussion during this most important week, but Year Two of the Jim Christian era of TCU hoops gets under way in about three weeks, and GoFrogs.com is introducing each of the six newcomers on the 2009-'10 roster to the fans. First up is 6'10" center and native Malian, Cheick Kone.

"to their rabbit-eared coach"

Besides joining in the biggest game at LaVell Edwards Stadium since No. 1 Miami's visit in 1990, TCU just makes the league a lot more interesting. From their unique mascot to their rabbit-eared coach to their collection of dynamic athletes, the Frogs have dramatically altered the look and feel of the MWC ever since their arrival in 2005.

Just reading the article Kragthorpe: Frogs make Mountain West a lot more fun.... when I stumbled upon the above quote... WTF... rabbit eared?

Morning Dump

Cougs say loss in '08 a lesson Salt Lake Tribune

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

No arrests made in sexual assault cases

"(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


Date

Time

Type of offense

Location

Comments

9/27/2002

1:45

Theft under $50

Freshman Parking Lot

Vehicle radio antenna stolen, vehicle detained

1/11/2004

20:21

Possession of Marijuana

Martin Moore Hall

Marijuana in room

9/10/2004

2:43

criminal mischief

martin moore hall

Damage to upper hallway

9/27/2004

16:01

criminal mischief

martin moore hall

Damage to smoke detector

11/22/2002

6:58

criminal mischief

milton daniel hall

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.

respect.