Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Purple People Seaters Update

Thanks to all of those who have contributed thus far. Our 43 point victory over San Diego helped the total climb closer to our goal of $5,000.

Our total at the beginning of this week is $3,433.43
The tracker is on the sidebar, notice the pyramid, just like Patterson would like it.

Don't be discouraged of what seems to be a slight jump from last update. The last update had a few pending and placed donations that caused several amounts to be double counted. There has been alot of money rolling in since the last update. Let's keep it up.

See the original post here.

You can make a donation by clicking on the donate button on the right sidebar.

We have spoke to PPS and decided to put all the money towards getting kids into the New Mexico game. This gives them time to talk to local organizations and prepare for our donation.

Gameday is Here
















Well, their bus is here at least. It is parked behind the Masonic Lodge downtown and right across the street from the Holiday Inn. You would think ESPN would spring for something a little nicer like the Omni or Worthington, right? Maybe that is just where they are parking the bus. That license plate is from Mississippi for those interested.

ESPN college football front page


Utes Freshman QB eager to meet TCU defense

TCU D Hungry
Dallas: Frogs secret weapon

Friday Proclaimed "Go Purple Day"


Maybe the city is finally starting to get behind their hometown Frogs. First a sellout, now the Mayor has proclaimed Friday "Go Purple Day" and has asked Fort Worthians to wear purple the day before Frogs take on the Utes. According to this CBS report select landmarks around the city will be lit purple as well.

New Baseball Signing Class Announced

With such a young team, the Frogs signed just seven players in their newest class. Three of them are from the Metroplex, with the other four coming from the Houston area. I couldn't tell you much about these players, but I'm sure the guys over at HornedFrogSports.com will have some info in the coming days.

TCU at Tech not happneing in 2010

TCU's 2010 game at Texas Tech, scheduled for September 18th of next fall, will not be happening. Instead, the Red Raiders have moved their home game against Texas to that date for TV purposes and have filled the hole in the schedule left by TCU with Weber State.

For now, I'd like to give the Red Raiders the benefit of the doubt and say they are NOT dodging the Frogs. The TV execs (and all their $$$) asked them to move the Texas game, and they did. I think they still wanted that home game against TCU and tried to reschedule it, but that can be a difficult process (as TCU learned this year when they tried to get the Texas State game moved up to Week 1).

Who were the 'Horns originally slated to play on September 18th? UCLA...

Utah at TCU: A Brief History

With Utah making their third visit to Fort Worth this coming weekend, let's look back at how the games have gone on their previous two trips to the Panther City as members of the Mountain West:

September 15, 2005: TCU 23, Utah 20 (OT)
-Coming off of a win at #7 Oklahoma and a loss at lowly SMU, Frog fans had no idea what to expect from their team when Utah came rolling into town for a Thursday night game with an 18-game win streak, at the time the longest in the country. The Frogs had an ace up their sleeve, though, taking the redshirt off true freshman Aaron Brown, who ran for 163 yards on just 17 carries. That helped the Frogs erase a 10-point deficit to force overtime, where they forced the Utes into a field goal before Tye Gunn found Michale DePriest for the winning score. To date, this was the only time TCU has ever beaten Utah.

October 18, 2007: Utah 27, TCU 20
-The Frogs had hit many a road-bump in the early part of the 2007 season, but appeared to be getting back on track after a thrilling road win at Stanford pushed them to 4-3. But then the Utes came to town for another Thursday night tilt. The Frogs offense managed just one touchdown that night in front of one of the quietest crowds Amon G. Carter has ever seen. Luckily, the Frogs responded from this game by winning 4 of their remaining 5 to salvage the season. They have not lost at home since.

What sets this Saturday apart from the Utes' previous two trips to Fort Worth? This will be their first Saturday night at Amon G, and the sell-out crowd will be about 20,000 more fans than the 25,000 they've played in front of in Funkytown previously. They don't think TCU fans can be loud- it's time to show them just how wrong they are!

Morning Dump

TCU, Utah coaches pour on praise Star-Telegram

TCU has gotten the hang of Patterson's rugged defense Star-Telegram

TCU's Ryan Christian just happy to contribute Star-Telegram

Patterson talks Utah at weekly presser GoFrogs.com

Hughes named Rotary Lombardi Award finalist GoFrogs.com

TCU, Patterson learned lesson from loss to Utah
Longview Review-Journal

TCU has jumped to new heights for BCS outsiders
AP

TCU faces tallest remaining hurdle
Casper Star-Tribune

Bumpas, TCU equal success Arkansas News

Patterson, TCU excited about special uniforms
ESPN

Best college QBs revisited Abilene Reporter-News

TCU vs. Utah CBS Sports

TCU's O-line highly regarded Salt Lake Tribune

Frogs learned their lesson last season in Utah Salt Lake Tribune

Bergstrom eager for matchup with Hughes
Salt Lake Tribune

Ute's Bartkowiak enjoys leader role
Salt Lake Tribune

12 players returning home to face TCU
Deseret News

'08 setback doesn't add to Frogs motivation, Patterson says
Deseret News

No. 14 Utes relish underdog role against No. 4 TCU KSL

WOW

GIL LeBRETON of the star telegram discovers this amazing fact.

"The TCU defense hasn’t allowed an opponent into its red zone since the second quarter of the BYU game, three weeks ago."