Friday, February 24, 2012

Spit Blood Predictions: TCU/New Mexico Hoops

As each recent winter has turned to spring and every level-headed sports fan in America turned into a raving, lunatic basketball junkie, much of the fervor took place without the Frogs playing much of a part. The handful of hardcore TCU basketball fans, myself included, have a wish list scaled down significantly from that of fans at schools like Kansas, Kentucky or UConn. We don't demand national titles, Final 4 appearances or All-America honors for our players. We don't expect Sweet 16 runs or conference titles like many other fanbases do. We just want, at the very least, to get to experience a big-game atmosphere 1 or 2 times a year.

Here's our chance, folks. Let's make it happen.

With 16 wins to their name this season, the 2011-2012 Frogs are already the most successful team TCU has had in recent memory. They've taken down two teams currently ranked in the Top 25 (Virginia and UNLV), and have a chance for a third when #18 New Mexico visits Fort Worth tomorrow night. While Sir Wesley Willis has lamented their road woes, this is a completely different team at home. Thus far, their 12-2 record in the friendly confines of Daniel-Meyer Coliseum has been accomplished without the benefit of a proper (insane) home crowd.

Other than trying to rally the troops for the biggest home game in quite some time, the purpose of this post is to test the Spit Blood readers with their skills at predicting the future. It's time for you to log your predictions for the weekend in TCU sports. In the comments section, let us us know your answer to the following:

-What will be the final score of the TCU-UNM basketball game?

-What will the attendance be? How electric can Frog fans make our cozy home arena?

-Who will be the high scorer for TCU?

-How will the baseball Frogs fare in their tough road series against Cal State-Fullerton?

-Who will shine for Schlossnagle's squad at the plate, on the mound and in the field?

-How many total combined seconds will you watch of the Oscars and the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday?


Lyle Lanley said...

Oh, and sorry for the lack of a proper TCU-CSF series preview. We have been running short on time this week, and felt that the basketball team had earned their place in the spotlight this weekend.

Full recap of the series on Monday, we promise!

Cali Frog said...

when the hell is that picture from? DMC has never been that full

Lyle Lanley said...

Good point, Cali Frog. It's a lot like how TCU used to always have to show that aerial shot of Amon G. Carter from the Texas game in '84 because there hadn't been a decent crowd since then.

VikingFrog said...

Frogs win!!!

danders said...

This might get interesting!