Wednesday, November 23, 2011

This Weekend's Games of Interest

If this seems like it's just mailed in, it's because I typed it up on Monday morning. I'm no where near a computer right now.Wyoming (7-3) at Boise State (9-1) ~ 1:00pm Saturday on The Mtn
-I'm really not even sure this game has any bearing at all on the Frogs. Either way, one of their road wins will look better. Perhaps since TCU's resume is mostly built around the Boise win, we ought to root for the Broncos? Meh, I don't really care.

Air Force (6-5) at Colorado State (3-7) ~ 5:00pm Saturday on The Mtn
-Despite already having six wins, the Falcons actually still need to win this game to reach bowl eligibility because two of their wins have come against FCS opponents. If they are bowl eligibile and neither TCU nor Boise State reaches the BCS, the MWC will have 5 bowl eligible teams for 4 spots, meaning one team (probably Air Force) can be shopped around for an at-large spot.

San Diego State (6-4) at UNLV (2-8) ~ 9:00pm Saturday on The Mtn
-This one might be the difference between the New Mexico Bowl or the Poinsettia Bowl for San Diego State. Then again, I don't care enough to double-check that.

New Mexico (1-10) is idle this week. But they'll probably get beaten by their turkey dinners.











TCU non-conference opponents:

SMU (6-5) vs Rice (4-7) ~ 11:00am Saturday on FSN
-Just because we might be scrapping for every possible decimal points for TCU to get to #16 in the BCS rankings, it'd be good if the Ponies could pull out of their late-season slump to grab one last regular-season win against the Owls.

BYU (8-3), Portland State (7-4) and Louisiana-Monroe (3-8) are all idle this weekend.












Texas (6-4) at Texas A&M (6-5) ~ 7:00pm Thursday on ESPN
-The best part about this game? One of them has to lose!

Iowa State (6-4) at Oklahoma (8-2) ~ 11:00am Saturday on FX
-Oh man, what did I tell you about the Cyclones? I'm somewhat tempted to call for them to pull off a second consecutive upset, but I think the Sooners will be playing angry after their loss in Waco last week.

Missouri (6-5) vs Kansas (2-9) ~ @ Kansas City ~ 2:30pm Saturday on FSN
-For the jean-shorts wearing folks of the Big 12 North, this is apparently a pretty big rivalry. And since Missouri is headed off to the SEC, this might be their last meeting for a while. I probably won't watch it.

Texas Tech (5-6) vs Baylor (7-3) ~ @ Jerry World ~ 7:00pm Saturday on FSN
-As much as I don't want to ever root for Baylor, and as counter-productive as that might or might not be in terms of TCU's BCS chances, I've got to root for Tech to not make it to a bowl game.

Kansas State (9-2) and Oklahoma State (10-1) are idle this week

Giving Thanks

I'd say a good 90-95% of the stuff we post on this blog is either sarcastic, cynical, or both. But as we all prepare to spend the Thanksgiving weekend with our families, let's all to take a moment to share what makes us thankful to be Horned Frog fans. I'll go first, and then you all can fill up our comments section with your additions.

There are obviously plenty of things to be thankful for as a TCU fan these days, but first and foremost I'm thankful that we have the best football coach in America. Gary Patterson has taken TCU football from a Metroplex afterthought to one of the winningest programs in the country, all while keeping his players on track to earn degrees and out of trouble (for the most part). He's brought TCU conference championships in three different conferences already, and next year he'll take aim at the Big 12. He's also the driving force behind the masterpiece of a stadium that is currently rising up on the western edge of the TCU campus. Without him, there's clearly no Spit Blood...but there are also a whole lot less smiles in Fort Worth, Texas.

Who's next? And will someone pass me the stuffing?

Morning Dump

Football:
TCU under BCS consideration
Star-Telegram

TCU works on passing the Turkey and Dressing
Star-Telegram

Boise State, TCU in live invite to MAACO Bowl Las Vegas
Las Vegas Review Journal

Miami out, TCU iffy for Independence bowl
Shreveport Times

Baseball:
Dominican Republic trip should help build team chemistry, TCU baseball coach says
Star-Telegram

Basketball:
Cadot named to Paradise Jam all-tournament team
GoFrogs.com

Horned Frogs travel to Orland for UCF Thanksgiving Classic
GoFrogs.com

TCU signee sparks Trimble Tech past Cedar Hill in heavyweight match up
Star-Telegram

Athletic Department:
James and Ventress earn TCU weekly honors
GoFrogs.com