Thursday, February 16, 2012

Slight overreaction?

The TCU football player's daily diet, if you believe most of what the media said yesterday

I know I said I wasn't going to post on this anymore, but I just can't resist this. A day after the media portrayed the TCU football program as Hamsterdam and Gary Patterson as Bunny Colvin, the results of the surprise drug test they dropped on the players on February 1st have been released.

How many do you think failed it? 82 was the popular number on twitter, facebook, message boards and that "reputable" media outlets were purporting to be fact. Some out there even speculated that it was even higher than that, and with substances running the gamut from harmless weed all the way up to cocaine and LSD.

What was the final tally, you ask?

5.

Five.

1,2,3,4 FIVE.

Out of 91. And those five (who you would have to assume would include the four arrested) only tested positive for marijuana. So 5.5% of the TCU football program, which was dragged through the mud yesterday as a lawless renegade program where drugs ran rampant, has a rate of marijuana use about 1/6th the national average for college students and 1/4th the national average for college athletes.

It was nice of news outlets like the Dallas Morning News and WFAA to actually pay attention to TCU yesterday. I wonder if they'll pounce on this story like a bunch of rapid wolves, too?

20 comments:

purplepeopleater said...

I'm greatly relieved. Thanks for the info.

Curt McDurt said...

I wish ESPN would update their article and take out the number of 82 people failing and put in the number 5...nope...ESPN is still out to get us...DAMN THEM

Lyle Lanley said...

It should also be noted that 5 is the same number of hookers that Craig James killed while at SMU.

The Showstopper said...

Interesting that the number is only 5 and not 82. 5 is a magic number. And we have some resolution over these 5. However, what about THE 5? Is it possible that Craig James may or may not have killed 82 hookers while at SMU and not just 5? Is it just a coincidence that he was there in '82 when these hookers may or may not have died? The conspiracy grows......

DesertFrog said...

this is an improvement, but it is also far from hard truth. TCU didn't release this information, this came from "a source" so we should probably pump the brakes a bit.

I think there is still more negativity to come out here, espcecially since the sleeve and Avon Brocksdale are roommates.

Boyce of Summer said...

I just want to know who is playing Omar?

VikingFrog said...

@DesertFrog

Just because you live with someone doesn't mean you take the same drugs as them. I've been roommates with my wife for the past year, but I've never even once tried one of her Loestrin.

SuperSweet HornedFrog said...

what is Loesterin?

SalzyFrog said...

The comment about not getting ahead of ourselves seems reasonable. However, given that TCU doesn't have to release anything, they may have gone into politician mode. Numbers look good = leak info. Leaks set no precedent for releasing future info, but it helps to clear the program of reckless rumors.

The Poole Party said...

I may be old enough to remember Bob Lilly playing for the Dallas Cowboys...in the Cotton Bowl...but with age comes a little wisdom. Could a team of 82 potheads actually accomplish what TCU has?! NO WAY! (I also remember a day when there was such a thing as "responsible journalism!!")

CHam said...

@Supersweet Hornedfrog

Loestrin is a pill to protect women from the most dangerous STD of all...PREGNANCY.

I have to say I'm still bitterly dissapointed that this all occurred, but Christ, if any other Div. 1 head coach sprung a surprise drug test in the offseason on their football team, every single team would have as many, if not more failed drug tests.

In conclusion, TCU students have plenty more to learn about the inner workings of the drug trade (i.e. watch more of The Wire)

Horny Frog said...

Poole Party, smoking moderately is harmless. I know of at least one frog on the NFL that made good grades, was a starter on the 2010 team and smoked marijuana. The whole issue should be used as an example of why marijuana should be legal. It's healthier than alcohol.

Nate Motherfucking Titanium said...

If you really believe only 5 players failed the drug test.... I have a nine tabs of fake acid to sell you.

Phrynosoma said...

@ CHAM

My thoughts on "The Wire" immediately sprung to mind as i read the arrest warrants. Great show for future up and coming drug dealers, obviously not viewed by our little froggies

Spinmonkey said...

Per ESPN: "Another 11 players had trace amounts of marijuana in their systems, a quantity that is within the margin of error for the test, the newspaper reported. Marijuana was the only drug detected, and 86 players tested clean, according to the report."

Of course they didn't catch them with cocaine, LSD, or ecstasy in their systems. They only tested for weed.

yesitsme said...

drugs in div 1 football should not come as a surprise to people. it doesn't matter what team it is. hell, when i was at tcu i bought weed from the starting quarterback and smoked with some of the players. tcu alumni are acting as if all of our players are only the finest and most upstanding of gentlemen. let's get off our high horse for a second and come to the realization that having a championship caliber football team comes with some unwanted baggage.

Red said...

Bud Kennedys column is interesting

http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/02/16/3741416/hey-tcu-why-the-heavy-handed-approach.html

Sir Wesley Willis said...

Clearly Andy Dalton is the Avon Barksdale behind this whole organization. He was just SUCH a bad seed during his days!

ProVeeOne said...
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ProVeeOne said...

Are they kidding??? It was much, much worse back when Billy Clyde Puckett and Shake Tiller were playing for the Frogs.