Friday, December 30, 2011

A New Year

I'm sure a lot of you are making ridiculous promises to yourself about eating healthier, gaining some arbitrary achievement at work or spending more time with your family in 2012, but I really don't care to hear about it. That being said, 2012 is going to be another big year in the lives of TCU fans- so let's make some new year's resolutions specifically for how we'll support the Frogs going forward.

As we did with the Christmas wish list, I'll start us off and then the rest of you can chime in with your two cents in the comments section:

-No more lame fandom. Being in the parking lot while the game is going on is pretty unacceptable. I'm not as severe an offender as most, but I will admit being a bit late to get back to my seat after halftime at a few games this year. It's time for all of us to quit acting like SMU fans.

-Invite non-TCU people to attend TCU events. Things have been getting better in this regard for years now, but there are still SO many sports fans in the Metroplex that haven't been let in on the secret of Horned Frog sports. Buy a few extra tickets and invite that neighbor, co-worker, or brother-in-law to come tailgate and go to the game with you.

-Tell a friend about Spit Blood. We started this site a few years ago with the purpose of keeping conversations about TCU sports going 365 days a year. We had just about a dozen readers at first- but we're easily up to, I don't know, two dozen by now. My guess is you know someone who is as obsessed with the Frogs and being a smart ass as the rest of us, and that they'd be a nice addition to the Spit Blood family. Get them reading and commenting ASAP!

-Expand your fandom beyond football. Like many schools in Texas, TCU has a lot of September to December fans. But depending on your own athletic upbringing, you probably have a passion for at least one other sport in which TCU offers a great spectator experience. Both the soccer and volleyball programs are setting attendance records left and right, and Lupton is fast becoming one of the best venues in all of college baseball. When there is eventually (hopefully) something to cheer for on the hardwood, it doesn't take a whole lot of energy to turn Daniel-Meyer into a hornet's nest for opposing teams. Heck, college tennis- I promise- is actually a lot more fun than you'd think.

11 comments:

shortnkerley's said...

Visit every other Big 12 stadium within the next 3 years. That's my goal.

HFrog77 said...

My resolution is to spend next Thanksgiving away from my family. Down in Austin. Watching the Frogs throttle the Longhorns.

EdK said...

Some of you guys may think I'm a bit of a curmudgeon, but during my brief one-on-one with A.D. Chris Del Conte at the bowl game, I actually put in a good word for SpitBlood!

He said he has heard about it but never visited the site. I told him he has to do that in order to get the true vibe from TCU's most loyal fans.

Happy New Year!

purplepeopleater said...

I think the lame fandom one is going to be a big factor for many many years to come. Im actually a little worried to buy season tickets next year and have some old people yelling at me to sit down every 5 seconds.

purpleheart said...

Going with your last resolution- Get people to realize TCU actually has an equestrian team. Although it is horribly run and looking at another losing season, it is still a TCU sport. With enough support there's hope of getting a decent coach and winning a national championship, eventually.

Be front row when the frogs roll over my entire family's alma mater, Texas.

prikay said...
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prikay said...

EdK i love your enthusiasm for spitblood albeit from a dirty old curmudgeon. These guys do a great job and have been doing it for years

Hank said...

Spit Blood has evolved as one of my very favorite web sites. Happy New year to it's author and all TCU Fans! Go Frogs.

Hank said...

Spit Blood has evolved as one of my very favorite web sites. Happy New year to it's author and all TCU Fans! Go Frogs.

jw said...

Any news on Ryan Rhoomes???

danders said...

Especially key for Frog fans to fill the stands in 2012 - a lot of visiting fans will likely want seats for a metroplex game. Keep 'em out of the Carter!

And, show up on the road - give the other Big 12 stadiums a (re) introduction to TCU!