Tuesday, June 21, 2011

TCU: Fort Worth's Team

This week, ESPN's Ivan Maisel is taking a look at the unique challenges faced by college football programs that exist in NFL markets. This is what TCU fans have been preaching for years when fans of other schools that play in cities without major pro sports have belittled our attendance. Today, Maisel takes a closer look at TCU's situation and how they've been able to brand themselves as "Fort Worth's Team" in an attempt to raise their profile out of the shadow of the Cowboys. It's a good read, but see if you can resist cringing when Chris Del Conte compares TCU to Applebee's.

Arrieta Records League Leading 9th Win

Jake Arrieta Jake Arrieta #34 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches against the Washington Nationals at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 20, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Former Frog ace Jake Arrieta picked up his 9th win last night, which ties him for the major league lead with 8 other pitchers, including such names as Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, CC Sabathia, Justin Verlander, and few more. Although the rest of his numbers don't exactly stack up with the rest of those guys (he's only gone more than 6 innings in 3 of his 16 starts and has an ERA of 4.50), it's great to see another former Frog producing at a professional level. Let's hope he keeps this up for the rest of the season, and maybe even earns himself an All-Star appearance. Oh, and to follow up on Lyle's post yesterday about seeking his first career hit- he got it, as well as his first RBI on a bloop single to right field in the first. Congrats, Jake, and keep making us proud.

Also, with the news of Albert Pujols being out for an extended period of time, keep an eye on the possibility of Matt Carpenter being called back up again, although I really have no idea. We will let you know if we find anything out.

Greatest Cake Ever?

"I wish it were winter so we could freeze it into ice blocks and skate on it and melt it in the spring time and eat it!"

Stumbled over to the cake table at the wedding I was at at this weekend to find this masterpiece. The picture doesn't even do it justice. What better way to cap the best season in Horned Frog history than with the best cake mankind has laid eyes on. Even the inside was made of purple cake.

I'm pretty sure I cried when the bride and groom cut the cake. Not out of happiness for them, but out of pure rage for destroying something so beautiful.

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