A subjective blog for TCU Horned Frog faithful.
Since when is it gay to play fantasy games from fictional movies about wizards while wearing capes and riding around on broomsticks? I fail to see the problem here (drippppping with sarcasm).
To each their own.
this makes me want to punch a small child
Which of the small children in the video do you want to punch?
I'm in shock. Thats horrible
Petition to make it a collegiate sport? It's called Rugby. They just don't allow pussies like these guys to play. This is such a joke. I'm not sure who I hate more now-Silver Spurs or the Griffendorfs.
Imagine being young enough to have seen this shit in person. The really sad thing is that I know SMU's Golden Snitch gets paid waaaay more than ours. We're losing ground in this arms race, people...
As long women are still allowed to play sports, even Quidditch will stay out of the cellar.
I'm still really amused by the fact that they wear capes. That's just fucking hilarious. Who wears a cape???
This is what happens when TCU raises SAT and GPA requirements to get in -- they get a bunch of dorks playing.I long for the days when kids who thought drinking was a sport, got C's or knew someone on the board could get in
katie vance = hotter than hermoine grainger
Shoving a broomstick between your legs is easier than trying to get laid.
wouldn't be surprised if the NCAA made this one of their bullshit Title IX "sports"
Just playing devil's advocate -- could be way worse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yr4lZAsWmk
Bah. Don't throw a pity party. Creepy youngsters are doing this everywhere.UFhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zNXowy5i_w UThttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=795a1xv2WAMHAHHHHR-vardhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YmJob5rbNM
Listen up. Every one of you that has mocked these students should feel ashamed of yourselves. Seriously. What right do you have to make fun of people who are doing something that they want to do? Why bash any organization on TCU's campus? Especially if it has nothing to do with the majority of you people. If you don't like the sport, that is your choice. But you can't bring other people down because you aren't interested in something. So grow up. Damn. So much for me following this website.
It's not a "sport". You wear capes and ride around on brooms...
Nearly every major school in the US has a quidditch team, like Texas, LSU, Tech, A&M, Princeton, Arkansas... just to name a few. It's just as serious a sport as any other. Why should you be ashamed of something that is making students happy? TCU is broadening it's horizons, and bringing students together by having a quidditch team. If you don't like it, don't play it. But STFU and let us enjoy it.
I wonder if Samwise Gamgee is a multisport athlete
What right do we have?Try the 1st Amendment
The first amendment isn't there for you to abuse for your own selfish enjoyment. Do you really think you're embracing the horned frog spirit when you cut down fellow frogs because they're doing something they enjoy? Oh yeah, it looks great to outsiders to mock TCU students on a public blog meant to be associated with TCU. Keepin it classy, I see.
Please stop calling it a "sport". It's giving sports a bad name. And definitely don't say it's as serious as any other sport. Would we really take Andy Dalton seriously if he wore a cape while throwing passes to Josh Boyce, also donning a cape? Or what if Matt Purke jogged out to the mound with a broom between his legs? I don't think I could take that seriously. I would just laugh my ass off.
You have no idea what you are talking about. Quidditch is not just for nerds. The majority of us were involved in sports such as cheerleading and track events. The members of our Club Sport are involved in a variety of activities on campus. We are a team with fraternity members, sorority members, RAs, Frog Camp Facilitators, Crew Group Leaders, Yearbook staff, and a variety of other activities. We are just as much athletes as any other club sport. If you think you are so much better than us why don't you actually come out to one of our practices and see what it is all about. You have no right to judge us for playing a nationally recognized sport. How many of you get to travel to New York in the Fall to compete against schools like Harvard and Yale? It is ridiculous to discriminate us. We have just as much of a right to be a club sport as any other team. It is unfair to judge us without knowing what you are judging. And FYI our traveling International Quidditch Association Team does not wear capes while playing. We wear jerseys just like any other team.
You: "If you don't like it, don't play it. But STFU and let us enjoy it."Me: If you don't like this blog, don't read it. And shut the fuck up.
This just in: TCU to simulate a tea party from Alice and Wonderland tomorrow at the Botanical Gardens in Fort Worth at exacataly who are you pm,, please stay tuned for a full recap from a player to be named later (D?)
oh, I bet you feel all high and mighty hiding behind your computer screen. But you're right. You don't deserve my attention. But just one more thing:love us or hate us, you're still talking about us. That's what matters.
First of all, I wanna compliment Lyle Lanley on knowing about the first amendment. That's pretty impressive for someone who is ignorant enough to bash something that they know nothing about. Seriously, go try it. If it's not your thing, then just leave it alone. Don't try and make yourself feel better by bringing others down. That's just weak journalism (if you can even call it that). Secondly, sure, it might not be a sport, but it is still an activity that some TCU students (as well as students from schools around the country and world) like to play. What's the harm in that? There isn't any. So why are so many of you on here making fun of it? Please, just give it a rest.
I wasn't trying to make myself feel better by bashing someone else, and no- we don't call what we do journalism.Did we learn nothing from Revenge of the Nerds? It's ok to do stuff that's not cool. I write for A FUCKING BLOG. It doesn't get any nerdier than that. If someone called me out on it, I'd readily accept that it's nerdy...especially for a blog as shitty as ours.Embrace your nerdiness. Trying to make it seem cool...is what makes you uncool.
Listen. Being a nerd is commonly a derogatory word and you are asking us to accept that. Why would we accept something that was clearly an insult against us and what we feel passionate about? And to be honest with you, there are many of us that are not nerds. I played football and baseball in high school, as well as many intramural sports here. Many others on our team can say the same.What we are trying to do here is defend ourselves from an obvious bash on something that we enjoy. If you enjoy blogging, and someone were to insult you, you should have the guts to stand up for yourself too. Put yourself in our shoes and you'll see that we just want people to get off our backs because we haven't done anything to offend anyone. That's really all there is to it and I hope you understand where we are coming from.
You're making my point for me. If you really were cool, you wouldn't give a shit if anyone else thought you were cool.If you want to discuss this further, you can email me:firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey. I've tried to email you a few times and it isn't working. If you could give me a different email or I can give you mine and I'd be happy to continue.
"Out of curiosity, at what point did we try to argue 'coolness'? We simply requested a basic level of respect and courtesy regarding something we viewed as deragatory. I would also like to point out that being labled as 'nerds' isn't actually what bothers us. You said it yourself, blogging is nerdy, and so are a million other things. EVERYONE is nerdy in some way or another when it involves something that person cares about.No, what bothers us is the disrespect you conveyed about the club without any knowledge beyond face value about the subject. Dig a little deeper next time, maybe try it out or at the very least watch a game, before you bash. It may not change your mind but at least then you can use your freedom of speech in an informed, intelligent way that doesn't reflect poorly on your character. Also, it would enable you to argue your point with those of us that disagree with you in the manner of someone who is familiar with the subject, even if negatively."Third time's the charm? You don't have to like my opinion but deleting my post continuously is not the answer. Instead, you could provide a valid email address for us to contact you. If you don't want to, however, you could keep doing what you're doing and I'll keep re-posting.
Just wanted to continue with what you were saying. It really isn't a matter of being "cool". No one has mentioned that and it isn't the desire of anyone on our team. We are simply trying to defend ourselves when we are insulted. I think that that is pretty fair. For example, If you were to be punched in the stomach, would you just walk away? I hope not. Like i said, we just want people to get to know us before they go and talk about us in a negative or even a positive manner.
yes yes, The rabbits and I have been camped out here all night practicing the song "twinkle twinkle". Can't wait, definite full recap.
Is this the most comments you have gotten on one of your posts ever? Because it seems to me that your complete lack of school spirit and camaraderie has backfired on you and people are taking the supporting side of the Quidditch team...
Is the Quidditch tournament before or after the BaseKetball tournament?
Yeah, this site struggles tremendously and we are all hemorrhaging tons of money that we've invested into it because of it. What will we do if we lose the support of the quidditch team??? Who's left? Football, baseball, basketball? No thanks...
Wow, I should have jumped into this battle for middle earth a long time ago (that's right isn't it? isn't this about lord of the rings? doesn't matter any way). I mean this is a joke right, they can't be this serious??? Brooks: We average around 3,000 hits a day on here and 750,000 total over the past two years, so no, this isn't the most read or commented post on the blog. Those are typically reserved for real sports. Call me when you can make those brooms fly and then I might just give a damn. Hannah: I love your interpretation of the first amendment. Very right on. Maybe if it had one thing to do with this argument or our post, then it might be relevant, but it doesn't and it's not.I mean, stop taking yourself so seriously. You play a game that was invented in children's novels. Don't you realize this is all schtick? We make fun of everybody on here, from Baylor, Texas, Tech, Aggies, OU, the TCU version of the silver spurs, mens basketball, and ourselves, constantly. You can't see the humor in what you do? I feel for you.Go ahead and say "well that's it for this blog". That's what we love, the more you comment, and the angrier you get, the more readers we get. You are just feeding the machine. Be sure to let us know when you get the ring into the volcano, maybe we can do a new post for that, and let me know when you get those things to fly.
So... can I be the Quidditch beat reporter?
Also, Brooks, this post has a long way to go to reach the apex of commenting that was the Snix/Finch battle of 2009.
That battle had to have topped the 100 comment barrier, maybe even 200?
i agree with counselor, the brooms really need to fly. Is that a possibility? I feel like flying brooms should be included in tuition.
Yalls ignorance of Quidditch makes you sound like a bunch of muggles.
I call playing Aragon on the Spitblood team. LT 4 Heisman can play Frodo.
Dear CounselorFrog,Thank you for being the first person on here to formulate a true argument for your position rather than simply spew negative opinions. I sincerely respect you for that.However, I would like to make one point: yes, Hannah discussed the first ammendment, however it was not irrelevant. She was responding to another poster (Scott?) who cited the first ammendment right to say whatever the hell he wants.One final thing: I know it seems like we're being uptight right now about something most of you see as a joke. It's already been addressed that it's because we don't like being insulted when it's something we care about, so I won't get into that. However, please realize that we are very aware of the silliness of the game at times. Brooms? Yes, they increase the athletic requirements because you have to play one handed, but they do look silly and we make fun of ourselves for it all the time. Also, we're fully aware of the sexual innuendos that can be implied from 'riding on a broom' and we currently have a war going on with each other over who can come up with the best double entendre. I realize that your blog is semi-satirical, so thank you for making that point rather than simply getting angry and trying to argue the logistics of a sport without truly understanding it.In answer to all of those bringing money into the equation: TCU is paying us nothing. Everything we have we paid for ourselves, and all of our travel is student funded.
What is used as the golden snitch? Info from the most trusted internet site ever: Quidditch is a FICTIONAL sport in the Harry Potter book series. It is described as an extremely rough, but very popular, semi-contact sport, played by wizards and witches around the world. Matches are played between two teams of seven players riding flying broomsticks, using four balls and six elevated ring-shaped goals. In the Harry Potter universe, Quidditch holds a fervent following similar to the position that association football holds as a globally popular sport.Seems like a pretty legit sport to me, no? Must be some intense cat piss yall are sniffing.
And just to be clear, yall do what you want if you enjoy doing it. This post probably helped your cause more than anything and brought alot of info to people that had no idea that this crap was being played.
Too many posts for me to sort through. I see that it was brought up by Lyle first. Apologies.
Danika, what are some of the top entries in your double entendre war?
@BuckNastyThe snitch is someone dressed in gold or yellow, usually a cross country runner. And that is indeed an accurate description of Quidditch. However, we're playing Muggle Quidditch, which has been adapted to the fact that magic isn't real. It's silly at times, and a little absurd, but just as challenging. And if brooms that fly or a remote operated snitch ever come out, I'm sure we will readapt.
Take it easy you wizards – spitblood’s very own tcumurphish has been running around tailgating in a scotch soaked gameday cape for years before most of you probably even set foot on campus…granted we might not have recognized he was playing a sport at the time…but technically speaking he might be your James Naismith, or at least the Jackie Robinson of TCU quidditch
@CounselorFrog - Thank you, I appreciate that.@SpitFrog - As a beater, my favorites have to do with my position title. I like, "Just beat it," because it's simple. But some other favorites are, "We need to practice. We should go for a ride later tonight," and "You won't object to getting a little wet, will you?" (The last one is for when it's raining or the field flooded again, but still!)
these quidditch players are fucking perverts.
Every time I use those lines on girls I end up getting slapped. Are there any bars that the quidditch team frequents? I need more women like this in my life. I've been barking up the wrong tree thinking the solution was wandering into Capital Bar drunkenly at 1am and finding a stray lonely drunk girl.
So you get to act like gameday Murph and make crude sexual jokes about your opponents? I mean, I think we can all agree that Quidditch sounds a lot better than Lacrosse or Soccer with that knowledge.
Not to mention these broomstick rides you refer to.
by "Fraternities" you mean pi kapp, sig ep and byx?
It saddens me that some TCU students feel the need to tear others down. Feel assured that I will be praying that God find His way into all your hearts so that you can be satisfied with your own lives instead of needlessly mocking other people.
Seriously? Grow up, life is going to be really hard unless you learn to let things go. you have to move out of that dorm and hit real life at some point, and trust me, it is far meaner than us.
TCU Quidditch team. I have seen you play in the commons. You fucking blow. I was embarrassed to be a student at this university because of you. Take a note out of Dumbledores book and DIE
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