Thursday, February 10, 2011

Spitblood is Blowin' Up!

Not an actual photo of Stefan Stephenson, but a picture of a Stefan nonetheless.

So you probably thought we were full of crap, didn't you? That we made up Portland State as a football program altogether. That Lousiana-Monroe was "taken care of" by Nick Saban after they took out the Tide in his first season and no longer fields any team other than womens field hockey. Well, you know who DOES believe us? The Star-Telegram, that's who! Shortly following our own rumor mill post yesterday, the ST college confidential blog's Stefan Stephenson - TCU's beat reporter for those unaware - scrambled to post his own in order to keep things relevant. That's right, Spitblood beat the only newspaper in the Metroplex that isn't so broke it has to charge its readers for online content to the punch on the 2011 TCU schedule. Of course, Stephenson did the honorable thing by slipping this in there: "The Star-Telegram’s source for the schedule seems to be in step with a source that told Spitbloodtcu.com, a Frogs’ fan site, the same nonconference schools." thus giving credit where credit is due, but we're still having the lawfirm of Texas Hammer & Buffalo check into matters to make sure we aren't owed some sort of financial reparations for our fact finding efforts.

Of course I'm only kidding - Stephenson clearly has his own, legitimate athletic department sources whereas we're solely at the mercy of our more plugged in readers and/or those who once cornered Danny Morrison in an American Airlines Center bathroom. And we're very appreciative of Stevenson later tweeting about spitblood and telling his followers to check us out. However, this shows how much journalism has changed in even the past 10 years and a good demonstration of what makes old school guys from the Amon Carter era roll over in their graves. Perhaps this will lead to spitblood's big break into the money making sectors of the blogosphere? Probably not, but it's nice to have a relevant, traffic driving moment not involving Scott Nix to stick in our caps.

8 comments:

Lyle Lanley said...

The question is...now that the Star-Telegram acknowledges that we exist...does killerfrogs ban anyone that mentions the Star-Telegram?

VikingFrog said...

Spitblood needs to start Tweeting. I would totally follow.

Cro-magnon Frog said...

So someone just brought up how spitblood is better than killerfrogs in the comments section of the article. I wonder how long that'll stay

Angry Trey said...

Only down side of this site is the message board. I wish the forum part was more active and more posts. I would rather discuss the blog postings in the forum than in the comments section. Think its better discussion.

Jack Burton said...

Nice shout out from the startlegram. The Eastern bloc can just get over it

Bumblebeetuna said...

All I can say is I know you boys want to be paid for your time doing this, but can we simmer down on the pop up ads on the iphone ap versions. I don't want a mini van and its a pain in the butt hit the close button before it jumps into full video mode.

Love the site though

THEFINCH said...

Having a third party develop our app is great because it's free, but there is a downside. I have very little control over the ad content. Trust me, I want to IED a Honda Oddessey just as much as the rest of you. I am working with the company to have much less intrusive ads.

THEFINCH said...

ps, we tweet @spitbloodfinch