Friday, June 29, 2012
When the clock strikes midnight to turn Saturday into Sunday, TCU will finally take its rightful place at a major conference table when it officially becomes a member of the Big 12. This is not just the culmination of a lot of hard work and determination by countless student-athletes, coaches, university staff and Horned Frog fans everywhere: this is the beginning of a new era where TCU can continue to achieve bigger and better things that wouldn't have been possible even five years ago.
With such a momentous occasion, though, comes change. New challenges will arise, and expectations will have to be re-calibrated. But that change isn't limited to just the teams on the field- change has been coming to the team here at Spit Blood for a while now. When we started this whole thing in 2007 we were all single, with almost zero responsibility at our day jobs and had basically no restraints on the time available to rant about TCU sports, pop culture and cuss to our heart's content.
You've probably noticed how the number of regular contributors to Spit Blood has dwindled as the real world has, in various ways, sunk its talons into us as we've advanced in our careers, gotten married, or in some cases actually reproduced. Instead of mysteriously fading into oblivion, though, I feel like I owe it to my readers to let you all know that this is my last post on the blog.
It's been an absolute blast writing here for the past five years, and I know I'll miss subjecting all of you to listening to my opinions. I really want to thank our Dear Leader for giving me this opportunity, the other guys who have helped make this place the internet home of people who love both TCU sports and the first amendment, and especially our loyal audience.
We set out with the vague goal of converting casual Frog fans into die-hards, and I think we've had a lot of success in doing that. But just because we're getting old and our pop-culture references are starting to get a little dated (are the Muppet Babies still cool?), that doesn't mean Spit Blood has to shrivel up and turn gray, too. I'm quite confident that there are plenty of younger guys (or girls?) out there that are psychotic TCU fans, like being smart-asses and can actually string together a paragraph or two of readable English. If that's you, we're looking to pass the torch. I promise you, writing about TCU playing teams like Texas and Oklahoma is going to be more fun than we've had writing about games against Colorado State, UNLV and doo-doo brown.
In closing, I'll leave you with the poetic words of South Philly's best barback, Charlie Kelly:
“All right, later dudes. S you in your A’s, don’t wear a C, and J all over your B’s.”
Posted by Lyle Lanley at Friday, June 29, 2012