Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Rivals strikes again

The UT rivals site released a revised version of their Top 100 players in the state for the Class of 2011 yesterday.

What caught my eye was that Houston St. Pius X cornerback Kolby Griffin, a TCU commit, who was #23 on the list back in January, slid all the way down to #59. To my knowledge, St. Pius X hasn't played any games in the past few months, so why the slide? Is it maybe because he spurned an invitation to a UT Junior Day and then committed to TCU? That's solid journalism.

It should be noted that the list is compiled by Geoff Ketchum, who is one of the biggest UT homers you'll find out there even though he went to Texas State (so add some Valtrex to your list when you go pick up your Propecia, G). While we're obviously all for homerism here at spitblood, at least we don't put ourselves out there as legitimate journalists or "experts".

Good for you, Channel 11

This isn't directly TCU-related, since the Frogs are sitting at home for a 12th consecutive NCAA Tournament, but I think it's worth noting since the local college sports programs have always been largely ignored by the local media.

KTVT, Channel 11, the CBS affiliate for Dallas-Fort Worth, was faced with a scheduling dilemma when the brackets were released- at 1:40pm on Thursday, they would have to choose between Baylor vs. Sam Houston State or UNT vs. Kansas State. Baylor, being a member of both the dominant conference in the region and a threat to make a deep run in the tournament, seemed like the obvious choice, right? I mean, whenever the local TV & radio stations, the Morning News or even the Star-Telegram are faced with the choice of covering local teams or the 'almighty' Big 12, they generally side with the Big 12, right?

But Channel 11 made the right choice and decided to support the local Mean Green, and Spitblood adamantly approves. If they did so just to force the awkwardness of Baylor fans going to bars to watch their game, even better.

Adding to the Big 12 whining...Channel 11 won't be carrying the aggy game on Friday afternoon, either!

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