Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring Game Venue Still TBA

Just two and a half weeks before TCU's 2011 spring game, and the school has yet to announce where the scrimmage will take place. There might be some of you that really don't care about something like this, but I would guess that there are plenty of you out there that are so starved for some Horned Frog football that you've been scouring the internet for weeks trying to figure out where it is that you'll be tailgating on April 2. Let's take a look at where that might be:

-Farrington Field: The home field of Paschal and Arlington Heights (amongst other FWISD schools) sits just three miles up University Drive from TCU, and would seem to be a natural fit for an alternative location. It was built in 1939, holds 18,500 and how much fun would a pre- and post-Spring Game party at Capital Bar be?

-Bearcat Stadium: The 9,155-seat stadium situated 14 miles west of TCU campus in Parker County might be an option, if only because of the pipeline of talent that Aledo coach Tim Buchanan has sent to the Frog program over the years. And let's not ignore the next talented Bearcat that every Frog fan hopes will make the move to Fort Worth: All-Everything running back Johnathan Gray. I'm not sure if TCU holding their spring game on his home field would help sway his decision, but it couldn't hurt-right? If this ends up being where the game is, check back with us at for party-bus details.

-Cowboys Stadium: Why not? With the NFL embroiled in a nasty work-stoppage, Jerry's got to be desperate for any kind of event that will bring any number of fans into his massive, spaceship-shaped mortgage. An intrasquad scrimmage isn't quite as boring as whatever bar mitzvah, Sweet 16 party or international soccer match scheduled for the Death Star this spring, but at least you'd be able to see some quality tackling in this stadium for once.

-Amon G. Carter Stadium: Yeah it's currently being renovated, but the field is alright isn't it? And fans could always just sit on the east side, couldn't they? Clearly having the game at the same ol' stadium would lack the novelty of some of the other choices, but at least we'd have the fun of playing the part of look-out while WWHD sneaks into the construction zone to...oh, who the hell ever knows what he's trying to do?

Of course, there are a number of other facilities in Tarrant County that could probably host the Spring Game. You've got to think the school will announce the venue soon, but who really knows. Where do you think it'll end up being played?

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