A school record 6,099 fans watched TCU's season-opening 8-2 win over Kansas last night, a game that was a game that decided pretty quickly when the Frogs scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning.
The incessantly talkative Jayhawk fans sitting right behind me had a lot of nice things to say about TCU and especially Lupton Stadium...at the beginning of the game. But as the Frogs made it a laugher, the KU folks' collective mood changed. Among the things overheard after that:
"It's kind of sad how schools like this put too much emphasis on athletics at the expense of academics"
If you've ever talked basketball with a KU fan, you'll realize how incredibly ironic this is. And you've always gotta love academic smack- TCU's no Harvard, but neither is KU. I know some smart people that went there, but without naming any names I know plenty of examples of the complete opposite.
"This is a lot of fans for the beginning of the game. But I wonder how many of these people even know how long a baseball game lasts"
Haha, right- us yokels from the DFW Metroplex are still so confused by the novelty of this new & confusing sport. Please, enlighten us before you return to uber-cosmopolitan Kansas, oh so worldly Jayhawk fans.
"TCU joining the Big East makes no sense- they must be scared to join the Big 12"
Sigh. I guess jean shorts cloud the mind. It absolutely floors me how many people out there have the same opinion as these folks.
"This is just too warm for February. I feel bad for people that don't really get to experience all four seasons"
I actually laughed out loud at this one. But to my credit, I kept from verbally putting these folks in their place. That might've been a different story if I weren't sitting with my girlfriend. Or if they were Baylor fans.