Monday, July 18, 2011

Spitblood Golf Tournament is Almost Here

The time is finally upon for the 2011 Spitblood Countdown to Kickoff Golf Tournament benefiting Purple People Seaters this Saturday at Whitestone Golf Club in Benbrook. We are scheduled to tee off at 2:00. Registration will begin at 12:30 and end at 1:30. Please plan on arriving as early as you can so we can get everyone registered and you can go to the range or get something to eat or whatever your plan is. There will be food served during the awards presentation after the tournament. The tournament roster has been turned in, but if you want to still play or know anyone interest then sign up ASAP.

Be sure to bring cash for mulligans. Each player can buy two mulligans at $10 a piece. So $20 for two, which could be a max of 8 per team.

We would like to thank Coors Light for agreeing to sponsor the tournament, and all of those who have donated some of the great prizes that we will have out there. See everyone on Saturday.

Whitestone Golf Club
10650 Highway 377 South
Benbrook, TX 76126

Del Conte Live Chat at 2:00pm

Chris Del Conte has a live chat scheduled for 2:00pm today on, and given Sir Wesley Willis' courage in asking questions to GP in person last week, the readers of Spit Blood should at least attempt to get answers from CDC on some of the things we've all wanted to know about the state of the athletic department.

Whether it's about the move to the Big East, the stadium renovation, non-conference scheduling or anything else, you can submit your questions now by clicking here. Or, since I know how lazy and worthless most of you are- you can leave them in the comments section below for someone else to ask.

Scouting the 2011 opponents: Baylor

In 46 days, the Horned Frogs will renew one of their oldest rivalries when they take on the Baylor Bears for the 107th time in a series that dates back to 1899...when both schools were located in Waco. TCU eventually wised up and moved to a city that's not just a place to stop for gas on one's way to Austin, but the Frogs will be returning to that College Station clone with an interstate for the first time since 2006 on September 2.

The big story with Baylor is, of course, Robert Griffin "THE THIRD". RG3 (as he's known to Baylor fans), or Jar-Jar Binks (as he's known to the rest of us) is obviously a pretty gifted athlete and an excellent college quarterback...unless you talk to the Baylor faithful, in which case he is better than Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Michael Vick combined. Honestly, the hero worship of Vince Young in godless Austin has nothing on the idolatry of Griffin by the holier-than-thou green & gold Baptists. The pedestrian 164 passing yards and 21 rushing yards on 14 attempts in last year's 45-10 loss to TCU were, according to Griffin himself, a "fluke". So at least we know that no one has called out the emperor for his lack of clothing.

As much as we poke fun at Baylor, I do think that they are still a team on the rise and playing at their place in a season opener on national television is definitely a daunting task. Griffin will grab the headlines for the Bears, but Art Briles has raised the talent level in that program to higher than it's ever been in the post-Teaff era. This team isn't nearly as good as their fans think, but they are way too good to be overlooked by the Frogs.

-CFN 2011 Baylor preview
-CFN 2011 Baylor offensive breakdown
-CFN 2011 Baylor defensive breakdown
-CFN 2011 Baylor depth chart

Breaking Bad is back

No, this post has absolutely nothing to do with TCU sports. But it's the summer, most of our readership (and contributors...) are on vacation from Spit Blood, and Breaking Bad is simply the best show on television. Chuck Klosterman agrees. Now that Season 4 has started, we'll post something every Monday morning about Sunday night's episode for those of you that are into it- and we'll try to keep it where any spoilers are either in the comments section or in a link. For those of you that aren't into it, I recommend getting caught up from the beginning.

AV Club's review of Season 4, Episode 1: "Box Cutter"

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