Thursday, October 27, 2011
A close family friend and artist Delton Gerdes came up with this concept and wants to offer it to our following. It's a unique opportunity for some fine original Frog Art. Yes, that is thefinch. So much for anonymity. Disappointed? So is my mother. But the artwork is phenomenal.
How does it work?
I sent Delton several photos of myself in "riding position" (ha) as well as some close ups of my grill and told him a few details I wanted included. He then sent me a sketch like the one below for approval.
After approval Delton will complete your original watercolor art, then mat, frame, box, and ship to anywhere in the country. These portraits are typically 8x10 but other sizes are available upon request. A great gift idea for yourself or a fellow frog fanatic.
What if I'm interested?
email email@example.com with Frog Art as the subject and I'll get you rolling on you're very own Riding Frog Original Art.
-These two teams were both idle last weekend, and the Aztecs will actually go 16 days between their road win against Air Force and this home game against Doo-Doo Brown. SDSU still has a couple of gimme games left on their schedule that should easily get them to bowl eligibility for a second straight year, but Wyoming (with TCU and Boise still looming) needs every W they can get.
Air Force (3-4) at New Mexico (0-7) ~ 1:00pm Saturday on The Mtn
-The Falcons actually played pretty well against Boise State on the smurf turf last Saturday, racking up 408 total yards (264 of them on the ground) and forcing the Broncos to try for a style-points touchdown at the end- though they settled for a field goal and ended up winning, 37-26. It may be surprising to see them under .500 right now, but Air Force could win the rest of their games to end the regular season 8-4.
Colorado State (3-4) at UNLV (1-5) ~ 5:00pm Saturday on The Mtn
-It looked like the Rams might be making some progress this season when they started the year 3-1 after pulling off a dramatic double-overtime victory at Utah State. Since then, they got brutalized by Boise State (63-13) and lost to lowly San Jose State and UTEP. Any chance they have left for a bowl game probably hinges on winning this game.
Boise State (7-0) is idle this week.
SMU (5-2) at Tulsa (4-3) ~ 2:30pm Saturday on FSN
-Following their wins against TCU and Central Florida, SMU had designs on a Top 25 ranking, a CUSA title and perhaps more. Then they went to Hattiesburg and had their dreams dashed...something TCU fans can definitely understand. Their offense was completely shut down by Southern Miss in the 27-3 loss, and now they'll be without starting linebacker Taylor Reed (suspended) as they try to corrall the dangerous Tulsa offensive attack.
Louisiana-Monroe (2-5) vs. Western Kentucky (3-4) ~ 2:30pm Saturday
-Wanna know why you felt so poopy when ULM was beating TCU after the first quarter? BECAUSE THEY JUST LOST TO NORTH TEXAS! This week they host a Western Kentucky team that, after an 0-4 start, has surged to three straight wins including a surprisingly easy victory over conference favorite Louisiana-Lafayette.
Portland State (4-3) at Eastern Washington (4-4) ~ 3:00pm Saturday
-Playing a D-II school is a good way to end a two-game skid, and that's exactly what the Vikings did last week when they beat something called Williamette, 36-10. Need a reason to root against Eastern Washington? How about the fact that they are quarterbacked by none other than Bo Levi Mitchell! Also, if you hate Boise's blue turf, check out EWU's red migraine-maker.
Baylor (4-2) at Oklahoma State (7-0) ~ 2:30pm Saturday on ABC
-I've made the executive decision to permanently move Baylor into the Big 12 section from the non-conference opponents. The Bears were idle this week, so they've had plenty of time to think about what went wrong in their 55-28 loss against A&M as well as how to slow down the Cowboys' offense. OSU wide receiver Justin Blackmon is questionable for this game after being injured against Missouri, so his possible absence would be huge for Baylor's chances in this one.
Oklahoma (6-1) at Kansas State (7-0) ~ 2:30pm Saturday on ESPN
-You'd have to think that the Sooners would bounce back after their loss to Tech last weekend and re-assert their authority, right? But I don't know- Tech made Landry Jones look absolutely pedestrian and K-State is playing out of their minds right now. This'll be a fun game to watch, because you know the Wildcat crowd will be rocking.
Kansas (2-5) at Texas (4-2) ~ 6:00pm Saturday on The Longhorn Network
-Wow, Longhorn Network. You're really going to gain leverage against the cable providers with this must-watch gem. My guess: Texas rolls, as they should because Kansas is turrrrrible, and ESPN pumps up the highlights making David Ash seem like he's Aaron Rodgers. Oh, and they shoot up to about #9 in the polls.
Missouri (3-4) at Texas A&M (5-2) ~ 11:00am Saturday on FX
-As the Aggies need to excorcise the demons of their two early-season losses, they'll need to get rid of one from last season, as well. Mizzou strolled in College Station last October 16th and waltzed all over the Ags to the tune of 30-9. Say hello to your future Thanksgiving weekend rival, A&M!
Iowa State (3-4) at Texas Tech (5-2) ~ 6:00pm Saturday on FSN
-So do the Red Raiders use their win in Norman last weekend as a springboard to a great late-season surge, or do they fall back to earth and lose to (or barely beat) Iowa State? I'm not sure, and to be honest, Game 6 of the World Series starts in just over 2 hours so I'm getting the fuck out of here. Go Rangers!
Also, don't forget that we're raising money for Purple People Seaters by asking you to pledge $10 per Horned Frog victory this season. We could get greedy and claim that you owe PPS $20 for a 69-0 victory, but we know that times be tough. If you haven't settled up after the win over UNM, you can do so by clicking here. Even if you can't go $10 for every win, every little bit helps Purple People Seaters create opportunities for under-privileged kids.
Joseph Smith- he's either reading imaginary tablets out of a hat or puking his guts out watching BYU's football team.
1st, how on earth did you know your reader here is wild and from El Paso?
2nd, you know more about football than me, so correct me if I am wrong. The 4-2-5 is a very difficult scheme to run, and GMFP has been able to pull it off where most coaches fail. It relies on smart decisions from the secondary to be able to stop the run and the pass - which is why trick plays really screw us. Do you think that is why we can go from being #1 defense to bottom half - because it is harder to learn? The last time our defense sucked, it sucked real hard too. I know defenses are usually less consistent than offenses, but swinging from 1 to 100 is quite drastic, isnt it? Also, in a down year like this one, what do you think our record would be in the Big 12?
We would like to welcome your 0 titles and 0 BCS appearances to the SEC. We took the time to set you up on a blind date with Vandy and Kentucky. We think you should all get along swell.
Not quite sure what the appeal of Mizzou is either. However, I don't think I'll really miss them in the Big 12. West Virginia and Missouri- 6 in one hand, half dozen in the other athletically as far as I'm concerned. You're wrong about one thing though. They're going to fuck up Vandy and Kentucky like everyone else, and add Ole Miss and soon the Aggies to that list.
Ok, so that's it for this rendition of the mailsack. Please continue to send in your emails full of whatever you can think of to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again.
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McKay Jacobson never tires of Texas trips Salt Lake Tribune
Bronco insists Patterson's group as strong as last year Daily Herald
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