Monday, December 6, 2010

I got 2 ticket's via TCU/Frog Club for the Rose Bowl if anyone needs some tickets or know's someone who does, let me know. That was pretty much the only reason for my post, but since all of you would moan and groan for taking up space for such a personal post, I give you stat's, because everyone knows that number's are the key to victory.

Also, TCU and Wisconsin have met only one time before, @ Wisc. on 9-26-1970, resulting in a 14-14 tie.

Why TCU got an invitation to the Big East

This was emailed to me today by no less than 11 different people, but I have to give my girlfriend credit for being the first one.

Report: TCU can only enter Big East if they bring girls The Onion

SOS Watch: Basketball Edition

Yes, the football regular season is over and the paranoia over strength of schedule in the computer rankings and media perception is a thing of the past (well, at least until next September). I'm not ready yet to start pouring over the basketball schedules of all of the Frogs' opponents, but I did want to pass along some good news regarding a team that TCU beat earlier this young season.

USC, whom the Frogs defeated fairly easily, 81-69, on November 29th, turned around and beat #20 Texas last night, 73-56. I'm not using this as an excuse to hate on UT, but just thought it was cool to see that the Frogs had a win that looks like it could be a quality W later in the season. After falling short against Northern Iowa this weekend, the Frogs face both Texas Tech and Nebraska on the road this week.

Morning Dump

Rose Bowl an opportunity TCU doesn't plan to waste Star-Telegram

SMU Hate - Pony Excess

Finally, its finally here. The last of ESPN's 30 For 30 films. And leave it to the all mighty powers at ESPN to not only save what will undoubtedly be the best for last, but also pull off the largest irony in the history of ironies, but more on that second point later. And yes, the grammar on that one was probably awful but I'm so excited, I really don't care.

"If we're gonna cheat, then we're gonna show you how to cheat. If we're gonna pay, then we're gonna really pay. Because we're Dallas." What a fantastic line from Dale Hansen. Who, I must admit I can't stand most of the time, but I do respect immensely because he basically blew the whistle on this entire thing even though it meant risking his entire career. But that one line defines SMU. It defines everything about that dirty school. "Because we're Dallas" we should be able to do whatever we possibly want, and even if we get caught it wont matter because we will just pay off whoever we need to inorder to keep doing whatever we want. Wrong, you got caught, a lot. That's what is so interesting about the whole scandal that some people don't realize. The death penalty only came down after being hit with probation five times. It wasn't just one season of paying to play, it was a culture of 'excess'. I saw a commenter on Youtube post a great line when trying to describe to someone what was going on at SMU, "It's similar to the Cam Newton situation, only multiply it by the entire team." Yeah, that gets you the death penalty.

Now I don't know about how biased this thing will be. Sir Wesley informs me by the miracle of 'electronic mail' that it is directed by an SMU alum. Which could mean two things. One, he was a scholarship film student who got made fun of by all the rich kids for not having a G5, and he wants to reveal just how incredibly terrible SMU really was. Or two, and more likely, certain areas of particular disgust will be glossed over because they were just 'doing whatever one else including TCU was doing' and the entire second half of the film will be about the rebuilding of a dynasty by June Jones going to back to back bowl games. Either way, I will still watch, still hate, and still be excited that the country will be reminded of just how dirty that school/city was/is. I also can't wait to hear how Craig James defends himself, because as we all remember "it wasn't his teams that had anything to do with the death penalty".

I will also watch because it is being aired directly after the Heisman Trophy Presentation. Seriously, some things are just to good to be true. ESPN will play a movie about the largest cheating scandal in the history of college sports immediately following what will likely be the second largest cheating scandal in college sports. The poetic irony is really just amazing.

I will have a full recap up next Monday.