Sunday, January 1, 2012

Dalton in the playoffs

Despite his comeback effort coming up just short against the Ravens, Andy Dalton has led the Cincinnati Bengals to the NFL Playoffs in his rookie season as they finish with a 9-7 record on the year. The full playoff schedule isn't yet available, but the Bengals will be the #6 seed in the AFC and will play against the Texans in Houston next weekend.

This brings up a dilemma for those of you Frog fans that hail from the Bayou City. On one hand, your Texans have finally made the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, even after suffering from one of the worst injury bugs in league history. On the other, you must be more proud of Dalton than even most TCU fans, with him having grown up in the Greater Houston area.

So what do you say, Houston Frog fans? Does Dalton's homecoming have you torn at all, or will you find yourself rooting for JJ Watt to take #14's head off and get some Rose Bowl revenge?

One Year Ago

Exactly 365 days ago, many of us were out in Southern California to witness the crowning jewel (so far) of the Gary Patterson Era of TCU Football. Even a year removed, it's still pretty surreal and still difficult to wrap one's brain around the fact that our beloved, tiny private school in Fort Worth, Texas...WON THE ROSE BOWL!

There have been numerous moments over the past decade or so that have helped put Frog football where it stands today, but none of them even compare to the effect that the Rose Bowl victory made for TCU in the court of public opinion. We all already knew how good this program was and had the potential to be, but last January 1st made that reality also the national perception.

I really couldn't afford to go out to the game last year, but I'm so glad I found a way to scrounge for airfare, a hotel room, game tickets, etc for it. We all have fantastic memories of 1-1-11, but the greatest part is that those memories aren't likely to fade any time soon.

New Year's Day Dump

TCU's comeback bid falls short against Tulsa Star-Telegram