Tuesday, November 17, 2009
ESPN - TCU coach won't lobby for berth in title game
(sorry spitpurple, but this can't wait for the dump)
A newspaper columnist being an idiot is nothing new. But I guess that he got tired of the fact that he makes his living covering the teams of one of the most irrelevant sports cities in America, so he decided to take a shot at the little guy. The pen may be mightier, Richard, but it can't draw any more hair on your head.
Certainly there's got to be someone crafty enough out there among the purple & white to hammer out a proper dissection of Justice's shoddy excuse for professional journalism, right? While I would love to have been the one to do it, I was beaten to it by Sean Pendergast, who is an alum of Notre Dame of all places:
Game Time: In Defense of TCU, An Open Letter to The Chron's Richard Justice.
11/17/2009 - Full Article Here
"So TCU assembles a record home crowd, welcomes the No. 16 team in the country into Amon Carter -- the reigning Sugar Bowl champ Utes -- and leads 35-7 before you can hardly blink an eye ... and is still ranked No. 2?
Only in the state of Texas. The tug-of-war between the Texas Longhorns and TCU Horned Frogs has been one-sided all season, but Saturday's destruction of Utah put the Frogs as close as they've ever been to the top spot this year: four votes to two. But the Longhorns were equally impressive in their handling of Baylor, and only garbage time made the score look closer than it really was. Regardless of what anyone says, these two teams are good enough to play anyone in America. We can only hope they'll play each other.
Meanwhile, SMU took advantage of disheartening Big 12 losses by both Texas Tech and A&M to jump into the fourth spot -- it's currently bowl-eligible, and if it wins out, it will actually host the Conference USA championship game in three weeks. Considering last year's 1-11 finish, that's as dramatic a turnaround as you're going to find. Luckily for the Ponies, DE Taylor Thompson just refused to lose to UTEP Saturday.
Keeping with the private school theme, Rice finally -- finally! -- broke into the win column this season with a 28-20 beating of hapless Tulane. Does the win mean anything as far as postseason or conference title hopes go? No. But it does give these Owls some peace of mind. Finishing a season winless is something that sticks with you forever."
First Place Votes in Parenthesis
1. Texas (4)
2. TCU (2)
10. North Texas
Now, I don't want to jinx anything, so just know that I'm continuously knocking on wood as I'm typing this. But if TCU knocks of Wyoming this weekend in Laramie, they will be on the verge of their first undefeated regular season since 1938, their 2nd-ever Mountain West Title and their first-ever BCS Bowl berth. On top of that, it will be the last home game for one of the most successful senior classes in school history.
You've got ONE more chance to see this team live and in person in Fort Worth. ONE more chance to watch Jerry Hughes and the rest of the seniors before they go make their millions in the NFL. ONE more chance to soak up the excitement of the 2009 season. Is that one more day of Family Time really going to be better?
If you're too much of a weiner to tell your parents that you won't be around that Saturday, at least make sure that someone is there in your place and help us meet our goal by donating to Purple People Seaters.
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TCU eyes the finish line ESPN
Strong personalities leading teams down the stretch ESPN
No. 4 TCU at Wyoming Casper Tribune
Freshman impact win Casper Tribune
Wyoming QB and kicker earn league honors AP
Non-BCS top 10: two of the outsiders need to be in CBS Sports
Cincinnati, TCU title worthy? Welcome to the sport's new reality Sports Illustrated
Can Boise St., MWC help each other? Montana Standard