Thursday, July 7, 2011

How bad do you need TCU football?

This is how I fall asleep these days

If you were hoping that this post would be about me making a discovery that makes time travel possible or a secret recipe for inducing a coma until kickoff, I'm sorry, you're just going to have to wait 57 days until TCU-Baylor. And while Bob Saget may not agree with comparing our need for Horned Frog football with a drug addiction, I am happy to say that I've got a few hits that might tide you over until the season begins.

First is the annual Coaches Dinner put on by the Dallas Alumni Association on July 14th. You'll eat BBQ, drink beer and listen to Coach Patterson speak...and possibly Jim Schlossnagle, Chris Del Conte, Jim Christian and Jeff Mittie. Every year I've attended, I've come away with a few nuggets of info on the Frogs that I wouldn't have heard had I not been there. After years of holding it at the Haggard Barn up in Plano, they've moved it this year to the new Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field- meaning it'll be easier for anyone in Dallas and even those in Fort Worth to get there in rush hour traffic. Tickets are just $25 if you graduated from TCU after 2001, and $35 if you're older than that...but if you're older than that, you hate our website so you're not even reading this.

Then nine days later it's the (shameless plug alert) Spit Blood Countdown to Kickoff Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 23rd at Whitestone out in Benbrook. I can't confirm that there will actually be any TCU players or coaches in attedance at this event, but I also cannot deny it either. There will be a lot of major Horned Frog fans just like you, some of whom take golf seriously and others of us that will be testing the course rangers' patience and lying rampantly on our score cards. The tournament is $100 a person and that money goes to charity- last year it was Purple People Seaters, but Counselor Frog can probably let us know if it's them or someone different this time around. Another good question that I hope he has the answer for is do we have a beer sponsor?

3 comments:

HFrog77 said...

Hey wait a minute! I'm older than that (a lot older), but am a spitblood junkie. Only site I visit religiously every day. As does every self-respecting horned frog. If what's written here isn't valuable or funny, you're either dead or a Baylor alum. Same thing I guess...

shortnkerley's said...

HFrog77 is a smart, smart man.

Lyle Lanley said...

Thanks, 77, we're glad to have you as a reader.