The same photo used for the Snix Saga
Our latest "former" follower Ed K approached me with an idea for a series for the blog which highlights the top Frog players of all time at each position. I entertained the idea and Ed K sent me his work, and I agreed to run it because it actually is pretty good. I wanted to wait until baseball season was over to run the series when our blog is painfully awaiting football season, but actions over the weekend have forced me to induce labor on this mother.
I received this email from our former friend Ed on Saturday:
Thomas: I am completely fed up with the assholes on SpitBlood. I am taking my work and going elsewhere. Thanks for your interest, but I just can't take it anymore. Tell Wesley, Lyle and snk they can go fuck themselves. -- Ed.
This was sparked by Lyle's historical bitch slap that Ed received on Texas Independence Day. For those of you who were too lazy to check Spitblood on Friday, let's have a little recap.
Twarn't the Alamo you need to thank for Texas independence. Nor Sam Houston. You can get on your knees and thank one James K. Polk.
(He is also responsible for adding Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Nevada, half of Colorado and ... California to the Union.)
In sports terms, Polk was the Jimmy Jones of presidents -- you either loved him or hated him, but things were never the same after he arrived.
Blogger Lyle Lanley said...
Thanks for the history lesson, Ed. We all definitely were under the impression that the Texians won at the Alamo because, you know, none of us have finished the 7th grade.
Polk, for sure, did a great job of finishing John Tyler's work of annexing Texas into the union in 1845. And winning the Mexican-American War under his leadership is definitely an underrated part of our nation's history.
But I'll give quite a bit more credit to the guys who risked (or even gave) their lives in the various battles of the Texas Revolution (which did include a number of Polk's cousins amongst the crucial volunteers from Tennessee- Spit Purple would want to make sure that's mentioned here) 9 years prior to Polk's inauguration for winning their independence from Mexico.
Houston, in specific, should absolutely be honored for his (at the time) very questionable move to evade the Mexican army prior to the decisive Battle of San Jacinto.
Blogger SnK said...
For those keeping score at home- Lyle 1- the guy who lives on California 0.
Blogger Sir Wesley Willis said...
That's what they call getting fucked up with some truth
Blogger EdK said...
You guys are total assholes. I am officaly done with SpitBlood. Good luck getting anyone to read your crap. Adios shitheads.
It doesn't end there though. Ed K then tucked his tail and ran on over to Killer Frogs and posted his introduction to his series on the message board I was told. I don't read KF (for obvious reasons if you have been following this blog for some time), so I don't know if he has posted any more of the series.
Either way, I can't sit idly by and not take advantage of this opportunity that Ed K has teed up for me. So without further ado, I would like to present Ed K's 13 part series now that he doesn't read this 2 bit shitty blog that no one reads.
TCU Football's Greatest Of All Time
Hey, for most college football fans, even many Horned Frog fans, that’s as far back as their TCU history goes. And why not? He was the most dynamic and popular player to ever wear purple.
But TCU’s 116-year football history is as storied and rich as any school. Sammy Baugh and Davey O’Brien, Bob Lilly and Andy Dalton. Sure. But what about Rags Mathews? Ki Aldrich? Jim Swink? They were the LTs of their generation.
We’ve all probably heard about the national championship teams of the ‘30s, but what about the intense, tug-of-war for dominance in the Southwest Conference between TCU and Texas in the ‘50s? Or even the football LIVING HELL that was most of the ‘70s and ‘80s, long before Dennis Franchione and, more importantly, Gary Patterson arrived and put TCU back on the college football map?
For the next few weeks, Spitblood will present the top ten players in TCU history at center, offensive guard, offensive tackle, tight end, receiver, running back, fullback, quarterback, kicker, punter, kick returner, defensive tackle, defensive end, linebacker, cornerback and safety.
No doubt there will be some surprises – some inclusions and omissions will piss some people off prompt furious debate. So be it. Everyone has their favorite players – Spitblood has never, uh, shied away from opinions.
Spitblood has even called upon a few “experts” to help with the selections, hopefully making sure that no one has been overlooked. Also, no current players – sorry, Matthew Tucker fans – are included.
Beginning tomorrow, we’ll start where TCU has always started – on defense. -- Ed Kamen (’82) Former Spitblood Reader