Let me start by saying this: this Wisconsin/TCU scheduling debacle is quite possibly the stupidest thing that ESPN has tried to turn into a news story since Zenyatta, the undefeated horse (seriously, who gives a shit about horses). And Jeff Caplan from ESPN Dallas, you can go to Hell. Your primary job at ESPN is to report on behalf of the Metroplex. Actually, that's your only job, and you publish a non story and title it "TCU Turns Down Wisconsin Rematch". Sure, I guess that's partially true- we did turn down a rematch. We turned down a 1 time trip to the land of cheese, Milwaukee's Best, obese women, and elastic wastebands. What sense does it make for us to go up there? ZERO. We would have had to back out on Baylor, a team that has been a loyal glutton for our punishment over the past few years, and schedule Wisconsin in their place thus screwing over Baylor. Also, this alleged "third party" that approached both sides did it long before Tech revealed that they indeed have a man-gina, so there was no reason for us to add another game.
All of this reporting on this story is completely blown out of proportion, and not to mention it is almost entirely spun to paint TCU in a negative light. I saw that we got a mention on ESPN's "Around the Horn" program today, but I was too busy getting a scalp massage from some 22 year old hairstylist with 3 kids, a nose ring and a tramp stamp at Knockouts to hear what they all had to say. If anyone saw it, please fill me in on who took a stance against us so I can now hate them as well. Honestly, I don't fault all of the sports reporters/writers for seeing this story and thinking that we are cowards and not true to our word. I do blame the people who broke the story, spun it negatively, and have the rest of the country seeing it through Wisconsin colored lenses. I can't reiterate enough how little sense it would make for TCU, the WINNERS OF THE ROSE BOWL, to cancel a game against an in-state semi rival BCS team in Baylor, just over an away from our home field and go up to Madison to play a team that is still so clearly butt-hurt about Andy Dalton shredding their defense and Tank Carder batting down their hopes and dreams on the pristine Rose Bowl field. Scoreboard, Badgers. Now grow up and get over it. If you want to play us, schedule a home and home and we'd be thrilled. We aren't making a one time trip to the dairy to play you without something in return. Not to mention we are trying to add more home games this year thanks to the MWC giving us the finger on the way out, so going on the road more isn't really in our plans. We've got open dates at Amon G. Carter if you wanna suck it up and deal with construction, or maybe head over to Jerry World. Didn't think so.
In my opinion, the person who should come out looking worse than anyone is Bret Bielema. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Bret spelled with 1 "t" the way girls are supposed to spell it? I think it would be like a guy being named Erin. Anyways, from what I've gathered it was Bielema who got the ball rolling on this whole issue by spouting his mouth off on a radio show about how he would've loved to schedule us this year but we said no. Once again, all true, but of course he didn't go further into it and explain the details of why we said no. He just wanted to spin it to make us look like cowards who are afraid of his big, bad Badgers. Listen up, Bret, you had your chance and you got overwhelmingly outcoached and out-athleted. I don't think every other coach that lost BCS games spends the tail end of their recruiting season crying like a bitch to the media about how TCU won't give us a rematch. Take your medicine, and shut your mouth. You got beat, now be a man about it. Sorry our defense was too talented to allow your fatbacks and clumsy quarterback to score more than 19 points. We're not Minnesota, and we're not Northwestern. Take it out on them again next year by trying to throw up 80 points again you classless jackass. Clearly you have no ability to win or lose with any dignity. Your whining makes Mack Brown look like William Wallace.
I also can't discuss this situation without making mention of our dear friends, the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Good lord, their fans sure have come out of the woodwork to jump all over TCU for not scheduling Wisconsin, basically calling us hypocrites, cowards, and any other words they learned in their remedial english classes. Let me put this as simply as I possibly can for all the Tech people out there, since clearly their brains don't function at the level of any educated person's: THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS WHAT YOU DID TO US! It's not even close. We never had a home and home scheduled with Wisconsin. We never had ANYTHING scheduled with Wisconsin. We didn't jump ship...twice. We refused to back out on one of our opponents (something Tech has no issue with) in order to travel a few thousand miles further to play a team we just beat. So, Tech, explain to me how this situation is even remotely similar, or did that explanation hurt your brain so much that now you need a juice box and a nap? So Tech, please shut up. We own you in everything, and you don't have a dog in this fight, so just go back to being irrelevant.
Finally, I know it's out of character of these two because they have class and are above this kind of thing, but I'd like Coach Patterson or Chris Del Conte to come to our defense and maybe do a little damage control. Damage control isn't really the right phrase because really nothing wrong has been done, but I'd like to see one of them step up and defend our program. Merely a statement of facts for why this game isn't happening would suffice even. There's just no reason for TCU to let ESPN and other media outlets walk all over us and make us come off as cowards who don't want to play the big boys. That's clearly not the issue, and this could all be taken care of with about a one paragraph statement. Unfortunately, little ole spitblood doesn't get the kind of exposure necessary for my rantings and ravings to clear the name of TCU, but I give Del Conte rights to plagarize me if he wants to use it in his defense of our program. Also, how awesome would it be if he publically requested a home and home with the Badgers in the future? That would turn the tables a bit, and if they said no then they suddenly look like cowards. DO IT!