Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Another Reason for Richard Justice to Hate TCU

While Mack Brown spends his weekends trying to lobby for National Championship births, Heisman Trophies and against Non-AQ teams in BCS games, Patterson lets his teams and their play do all the talking. It's called class.

ESPN - TCU coach won't lobby for berth in title game

(sorry spitpurple, but this can't wait for the dump)

Striking Back at Richard Justice

In case you haven't read the Houston Chronicle's Richard Justice completely fail to back up his point when he said that 10-0 TCU is not equal to 10-0 Texas, there is the link for you to read what HE GETS PAID TO DO.

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.


DCTF - Texas Power Poll Week 11


"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

I put the whole list up here this week just to show you how pathetic people think the rest of the Texas Big XII is out side of UT. Outside of Texas the next ranking is Tech at 5 (look at Smewwwww).

1. Texas (4)
2. TCU (2)
3. Houston
4. SMU
5. Tech
6. A&M
7. Baylor
8. UTEP
9. Rice
10. North Texas

Frogs on ESPN 2 late tonight

With all of the excitement over the football team going on right now, you probably weren't even aware that Jim Christian and his Horned Frog basketball team are playing in the Preseason NIT. The Frogs got to 2-0 last night in the opener of the tournament by downing Cal State-Northridge, 83-65, with a barrage of twelve three-pointers. Tonight at 10:30pm, the Frogs will take on the equally 2-0 Arizona State Sun Devils in Tempe on ESPN 2. The winner of tonight's game moves on to the Preseason NIT Final Four at Madison Square Garden.

Time to change your Thanksgiving break plans

You need to change your Thanksgiving plans NOW to make sure you can be back in Fort Worth to watch the Frogs' regular season finale against New Mexico on Saturday the 28th.

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.

Morning Dump

TCU hitting it big among national pundits Star-Telegram

TCU shoots past Call State Northridge
Star-Telegram

Carder receives weekly MWC honor
GoFrogs.com

TCU mired in fourth place in BCS rankings AP

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