Friday, June 29, 2012

On the verge of a new era


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.”

Go Frogs


19 comments:

VikingFrog said...

Say it ain't so!

Does this have to do with Obamacare?

Rabble Rouser said...

Goodnight, sweet prince

BuckNasty said...

gay.

Chet Steadman said...

Stay hard Lyle, and good luck with your bottom.

HFrog77 said...

Seriously, Lyle, thanks man. I've really enjoyed your wit and homerism. This blog is the best & most entertaining TCU sports info out there, especially for those of us far from Ft. Worth. It's rare that I read it without smiling or laughing my way through...

FrogHorn07 said...

Always enjoyed your stuff, it will be missed. Now I give you some good advise via Lawrence: Lyle... watch out for your cornhole, bud.

Hot 'n Spicy HornedFrog said...

May all your wet dreams come true

VikingFrog said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF4mNCuS4_U&feature=fvwrel

JHale said...

Keep on Keeping on good sir

general125 said...

I thought you were the dear leader?

Loved your stuff. Blogging is damn hard work. You did a great job.

LENEtown Fizzle said...

the dear leader is mostly a myth on this here blogosphere

Travis said...

Than you for all the great reads and helping me get through the workday. In the immortal words of a former Spit Blood poster, "Adios Shithead"

THEFINCH said...

Sco, please. Thank you Lyle for your efforts, we wouldn't be where we are without you.

BuckNasty said...

thefinch is no leader. Lyle, you won't be able to hold in all the hate once football season starts up, so i'm expecting to see you back.

LENEtown Fizzle said...

finch dont give away my identity. its a secret

zmeyer said...

Always good stuff, Lyle.

buffalo said...

adios mofo!

perhaps some guest posts during football season?

Slay Purple said...

Appreciate all the effort you have put in man. Good luck with all of your future endeavors & I second the idea of Guest columns in the future.

davidmay354 said...

I think this blog could use some guest columnist. I will miss your ramblings Lyle, see you in twitter-verse