Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bad Memories

Eddie Dzurilla of Bleacherreport recently posted this article on the worst losses since Gary Patterson took over the reins from Fran. I had a hard time reading this bc it brings back so many shitty memories, but I brought myself to and relived some of the most gut wrenching-belligerent days that I have had in the past decade. My vote for worst loss goes to the 2003 Southern Miss game. While the loss to the Donkeys this past season was a doozy, that game over in Hattiesburg will forever haunt my dreams. I can just remember sitting at Mama's pizza that day thinking we were about to pull off a huge comeback victory and make history as the first BCS buster. That victory would have been monumental for TCU in the national spotlight and TCU would be remembered, among many other great achievements, as the first team to go to a BCS game as a non-bcs conference member. Not only did that dream fade that evening in Hattiesburg, but now we have to live with the fact that one of our current conference foes gets to have the title as the first BCS buster. What a kick in the balls.

18 comments:

Cro-magnon Frog said...

that is poorly written and brought up bad memories.

what an asshole

buffalo said...

i remember drinking out of my own flask at the boom room. terrible night...

CrabblerK3 said...

The '08 Utah game still makes my blood boil. Holy hell! I vividly remember watching it at MAT with about 100 other TCU folks screaming and cheering the whole game. The enthusiasm was only matched by the incredible apple bag punch at the end. Played a great, tough game all the way through. Then Ross Evans goes off and misses 2 makable field goals. TWO YOU IGNORANT FUCKER!! We have Utah on the ropes and they drive 80 yards (with ice in their veins, I'll give them that) and finish with a gift wrapped slant route for the go ahead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geLPCghBeEc

Watching that shit fills me with hate and rage every single time and likely will forever.

Texas Hammer said...

You could've heard a moust fart on that plane ride home from Hattiesburg.

Adam said...

I still have the "Crashing the BCS Party" shirt from the Wed. night Louisville game they passed out.

I agree the Southern Miss one is the worst. I went to a friends house to watch it, and he invited friends who went to Southern Miss to watch the game. I was so pissed at halftime I left without saying good-bye. My roommate had good like-minded TCU people over. I'm still amazed we recovered two on-side kicks in a row....and lost the game.

Texas Hammer said...

I found out that I passed the Bar Exam the day of the Utah '08 game...I cannot explain to you the roller coaster of emotions I went through.

I will forever hate Ross Evans because of that debacle.

CounselorFrog said...

Southern Miss the worst. I still remember throwing out bags of Tostitos at either the Cinnci or Louisville game.

The Miller High Life at Mama's also increased the dread of waking up on Friday morning. Awful.

D said...
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D said...

there's still one act of god left boys and sluts of purple...

be the first non-bs to win the whole fucking thing

janorman74 said...

I hear you hammer that was a weird day for me too - i was definitely excited to pass the bar - but damn that loss was a shot to the crotch.

I really really really hated that loss to Northwestern Lousiana State on family weekend 2001 - that was fucking pathetic.

buffalo said...

this post made me happy. thanks spitblood.

Julius said...

Is that the order that the article put them in? Here's how I see it:

Worst TCU Losses 2001-2010
1. Southern Miss '03 - So close yet so far away
2. SMU '05 - WTF
3. Utah '08 - See No. 1
4. Cincy '02 - OT INT in endzone breaks our hearts
5. ECU '02 - Fumble my ass
6. Boise '03 - Wynn really got a scholarship!?!
7. Utah '07 - Hey guys, we do have a game tonight
8. A&M '01 - Casey, you dropped your maroon bag
9. NW State '01 - WTF
10. USF '04 - Hammer sleeps, 2004 falls apart

John Lamberth said...

I have to give honorable mention to TTech 2004.

That's the day I got married. At last check before I walked down the aisle, Frogs up 21-0. By the time I got a chance to check the score during the reception, I find out the final score. I remember 2 things that day... being extremely happy I got married and then the punch to the stomach of the disappointment of the end result of that game

D said...

I concur, probably the last time I go to lubbock.

shortnkerley's said...

So Julius, the Fiesta Bowl loss where we played like shit and didn't anticipate a trick play doesn't crack your top 10? Wow. It took me a week to recover from that, but that could've been the fact that I overserved myself because of depression from that game. I hope you left that out on accident, because that is definitely towards the top of the list.

Julius said...

Nope. Fiesta Bowl does not make my list for a few reasons. First, we finally got to the big game. Was I pissed that we lost and played like shit? Hell yeah. Did it hurt as much as so many other games? No. Because we got to the grand stage and I knew immediately that the loss would lead to a strong offseason and the national title campaign that is coming. (Frankly, I was worried going into Glendale that we'd cruise in the game, be lazy this offseason, and have 2010 - which has always been the big target season - turn into a bust.)

Second, Hammer selfishly ruined the whole thing by announcing his engagement to me just minutes before we walked into the stadium. I knew it was over at that point.

Texas Hammer said...

Sorry I just needed the attention.

I agree with Julius. Fiesta Bowl loss was probably one of the more disappointing losses due to the Rapelisbergering we gave pretty much every team we played last year.

However, it wasn't a Scarlet Letter loss like Air Force, Wyoming, USM, Tech, etc.

Those losses hurt the national perception of the program.

I think TCU, as a program, has reached a point where it doesn't lose to inferior opponents and won't be afraid of the bright lights in the future.

While the FB loss hurt, I really do think it left a sour taste and will encourage the 2010 team to work that much harder.

shortnkerley's said...

I guess I just hate the fact that we finally got there and laid a big stinky turd on the field, and went away from what got us there in the first place (running the ball). I guess I just wasn't satisfied with being there, although it was nice to break through.