Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gotta love the haters



I was pretty happy to hear Chris Del Conte's reponse to Ohio State President Gordon Gee's comments last week, when he essentially said that when you start getting criticized by the Ohio States of the world, you know you've arrived.

Not that I'm comparing this kid to Gordon Gee. In fact, I hope you'll be go somewhat easy on him in your comments because frankly, I think he might have Asperger's and also because making fun of someone for having a gay-sounding lisp is considered inappopriate these days. But this kid echoes the sentiment of plenty of UT fans, which I find completely hilarious and indirectly flattering.

He starts the video by saying that he hates TCU more than any other school in the nation. And while he spends nearly seven minutes attempting to tell the viewer why...he never gets to the heart of it. He makes a few points over the course of the video, which I'll take the opportunity to respond:

"Of all the BCS conferences, you join the easiest to win. I don't think the Big 12 is in a position to turn schools away right now"

-I'm not usually one for internet shorthand, but this really made me "LOL". In whatever fantasy land this guy lives in (presumably his parents' house), TCU has their choice of whatever conference they want to join. And of all those, he believes, TCU decided to avoid playing in a conference against the same former SWC rivals that they've exhaustively tried to schedule in non-conference games for the past 15 years. Back here in reality, we've come to understand the fact that the Big 12 has no interest in new teams based on athletic prowess, but instead on marketability. The Big 12 has showed they don't want TCU, while the Big East does.

"When TCU beat Baylor, the newspapers acted like they had just beaten Alabama"

-Wrong again. The local media, which has been reluctant to cover TCU since the SWC broke up, simply gave the Frogs their due after their humiliation of Baylor. Had TCU simply beaten Baylor's best team in 20 years, you wouldn't have heard much. But championship-caliber teams are supposed to beat the Bears handily, and the Frogs absolutely destroyed them. I, for one, actually give Baylor credit for coming to face TCU in Fort Worth...unlike certain other teams...

"You can't even fill your own stadium"

-Oh, attendance smack. The ultimate fall-back for the ill-informed masses. But actually, we did fill our stadium three times this year, and four times in the past two seasons. For a school of about 6,500 undergraduates to average over 42,000 fans in a market saturated by pro sports and a myriad of other entertainment options, I'd say TCU is doing just fine.

So why does this guy, or any other UT fan like him, hate TCU with such passion? It's because we represent a threat to their monopoly on athletic success and fanfare in the state. For a long time now, the Longhorns have had a stranglehold on glory. Their fans enjoyed being the only ones who had signficant accomplishments of which to be proud (no offense to Baylor and their women's basketball national championship, but I put that right along with our national titles in equestrian and riflery). But now here comes little ol' TCU with Top 10 rankings, BCS berths and a brand-new stadium on the way for football as well as Top 10 rankings, All-America players and a College World Series berth (that went straight through Austin) in baseball. And UT fans can't stand having even a shred of the spotlight taken off of them. Are we not supposed to be proud of the success our Frogs have accomplished?

11 comments:

CounselorFrog said...
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D said...

guy needs to google 2010-11 College Football General Knowledge

shortnkerley's said...

The Finch and I went to the A&M game in Austin (please dont judge, we were completely neutral observers laughing at the mediocrity of both squads), and there were empty seats scattered throughout that stadium including about 8 seats next to us on the 20 yard line. Couple that with the methed out crater-faced, camo trucker hat redneck junkie next to us who kept saying "This is it! This is the game!" and the flamboyantly gay guy in front of us wearing a leather jacket, fur hat, and a scarf, and I would say that UT has no reason to be belittling anyone's fanbase anymore. I'd say the east side upper deck was about half full, and I'm sure the one above us was about the same.

CrabblerK3 said...

It's just so pointless to talk to people like this. They just don't get it.

THEFINCH said...

kerley, you failed to mention meth face's comment of the night. After yet another bad offensive play call by the shorthorns he yelled, "come on Al Davis!"

Rotten Arsenal said...

I've pretty much just stopped caring about what other people say. At this point, I think we could join the SEC and schedule Oregon, Nebraska, OU, and Ohio State as non cons, go undefeated, win the NCG by 50 and still people would find some reason why we just aren't that good.
I swear... all this BS is enough to make me stop giving a rip about college football altogether.

Will350z said...

Is that a Joan Jett poster???

Army Frog Fan said...

Who are these losers who film themselves talking to a webcam and then post it on Youtube. I wonder if he lives in his mom's basement.

Can't wait until he interviews for a job and they google him. What a clown.

Slay Purple said...

Nice to be hated/feared.

Best moment of the video is when he mentions that we (TCU) beat Baylor, then goes "We'll we didn't beat them, but gosh"

Matt said...

Like most self-professed UT fans, this guy has probably never even set foot on the Austin campus. He'd be fortunate to get into Austin Community College.

RahRah said...

This guy is such a wiener. He cracks me up with his lack of knowledge. I don't think it's so much about hate, he is oozing with jealousy. What gave me the most joy of this crap of a web rant was at the end when his illogical view of TCU and college football gave him a stiff neck. Ha Ha, Go Frogs !!