Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Thoughts on the Run to Omaha

It's taken me a few days to organize my thoughts after the Frogs' magical run to Omaha ended with Saturday's loss to UCLA. That wasn't the case, though, for David Peterson, who registered his opinions Sunday night on HornedFrogSports.com. Maybe he's more mature than me and takes losses better...or maybe he's a masochist like WWHD, who I found watching the post-game comments from the Fiesta Bowl when I got back home from that trip.

Anyways, here are the thoughts I came away from the whole experience with:

-They should retire Bryan Holaday's #16. Some have disagreed with me on this, saying there are other guys who should have this honor before Holaday. But I say as the heart & soul of the school's very first CWS team, he moves to the head of the line. I understand that he may not end up having the kind of professional career as some other former Frogs, but he's meant the most to the program during his time in Fort Worth.

-This team is ready for another run in 2011. Yeah, they lose some key pieces- Holaday, Curry, Lockwood, Marshall and possibly (probably?) Maxwell. But there's so much more returning, along with some great up & coming talent. They'll probably start out in the Top 5.

-I am very intrigued to see how this run affects the recent momentum that the fanbase has been building (ok, ok, bandwagonism). The excitement of 2008 football rolled in '09 baseball, which rolled into '09 football which continued at full steam ahead during baseball this spring. Will all of this TCU pride continue to result in big attendance numbers this fall? What about next spring?

-I wonder what the over/under for how many times I'll watch Matt Curry's grand slam on youtube before I die is. Gotta be 1,000, assuming the world doesn't end in 2012.

7 comments:

LT4heisman said...

Holaday was the heart and soul of the team? I'd have never thought that by the broadcast.

Bumblebeetuna said...

Uh... He is best player to have ever played the game. Didn't you hear?

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LA Frog said...

Maybe we can petition ESPN to have Mike and Nomar cover the opening game against Beaver State. They love team captains, and they love TCU...it could start Dalton's Heisman Campaign off right

LA Frog said...

Curry's bomb was the opening image on the video montage celebrating Rosenblatt over the years after the close of the CWS last night - classic!.

LA Frog said...

I know UCLA beat our boys fair and square on Sunday, but Bauer is a dick -- giving the Horned Frog sign to the camera after striking out the side in the 8th was bush league. He topped it last night after USC won the CWS. The camera panned the UCLA dugout -- Cole was crying (he got rocked on Monday night), others looked dejected, but Bauer had a smirk and partial smile even though his team just lost in extra innings -- the kicker was him touching the CWS trophy during team handshakes while it was in a USC players hands. Hey, Bauer, you didn't win so you dont get to touch the trophy. I expect a letter from our friend Frank to the LA Times today about disrespecting the game

Bodenman said...

Featherston > Holaday