Monday, February 13, 2012

Chance to heckle Craig James tonight

If you're like me and want to get a direct answer about whether or not CRAIG JAMES KILLED FIVE HOOKERS WHILE AT SMU, want to get an ironic signature in your copy of "Swing Your Sword" or just want to heckle our least-favorite professional college football player turned talentless media member/helicopter Dad turned politician, tonight may be your chance.

As part of his quest to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison in the U.S. Senate, Craig will be speaking at an event for the Dallas County Young Republicans. The event is from 6:00-9:00pm this evening at The Londoner, which is located at 2909 Thomas Avenue in Uptown Dallas.

I can't make it- but if anyone out there can, we'd love to hear about drawing him offsides with a well-worded question about any or all of his personal scandals. A youtube video that we could post on here would be best, but even just a short anecdote would be worth a few chuckles. I'm looking at you, WWHD...

Baseball Stuff!

In completely non-shocking news that you may have missed over the weekend, the TCU baseball team was unanimously picked to win their seventh consecutive MWC regular season title- a prediction that, if fulfilled, would give the Frogs a clean sweep of their years in the conference.

Their season starts this Friday with a weekend series against Ole Miss, and senior Brance Rivera- who was selected as preseason All-MWC along with fellow senior Jason Coats, juniors Josh Elander and Jantzen Witte and sophomore Andrew Mitchell- is the first player to be featured in an exciting new interactive series. "Twitter Chatter" will be a Q&A session held via the official TCU Baseball twitter feed, every Monday prior to a home weekend series. It starts today at 2:00pm.

To get your questions in or just to read the questions and Brance's answers, check it out:


Top Questions for Spring Practice: #10

With spring drills set to begin on February 25th, it's time to tackle the top ten questions facing the Horned Frogs heading into the all-important set of fifteen practice sessions which will be concluded with the spring game (date TBA). Today we start with the receiving corps.

There was no sophomore slump for Josh Boyce this past year, building on his fantastic freshman campaign of 2010 by catching 61 passes and coming up an agonizing 2 yards shy of the 1,000-yard plateau, good for second best all-time at TCU. His steady production and penchant for coming up in the clutch make him not only a lock to be a starter, but also a team leader and likely centerpiece for marketing the team next fall.

Penciled in at the other two starting WR spots going in to spring will likely be senior Skye Dawson (45 catches/500 yards/5 TDs last fall) and sophomore Brandon Carter (23/352/3), both of whom possess game-breaking athletic ability. They also displayed some inconsistency, though, which is why I'm leaving the door open for someone to jump them with a fantastic showing this spring. Sophomores David Porter (7/109/2) and Cam White (6/90/0) would seem to be the most likely candidates, but redshirt freshmen LaDarius Brown and David Bush should also be chomping at the bit to prove themselves.

At tight end, 6'6" senior Cory Fuller looks to take over as the starter after catching 2 passes for 35 yards last year in relief of Logan Brock. He'll have plenty of competition for the job, though- most notably from sophomore Stephen Bryant and redshirt freshman Dominic Merka. There hasn't been a whole lot of reliance on Horned Frog tight ends to produce yardage the past few years- but the way they've recruited them in recent years, it wouldn't be a shock to see that trend change a bit.

How do you see the 2012 receiving corps shaping up this spring? Do you expect the penciled-in starters to retain those roles, or do you see a young challenger taking one (or more) of those jobs? How comfortable are you with the Frogs' depth at wide receiver and tight end right now?

Morning Dump


TCU hangs on to beat Colorado State on Saturday, 75-71

Lady Frogs' rally falls short at Colorado State on Saturday

Big 12 stuff:

TCU, WVU basketball not an even trade for A&M, Missouri Austin American-Statesman

Big 12 football rightfully excited about Horned Frogs, Mountaineers Austin American-Statesman

Other Sports:

TCU Rifle beats UTEP, wins 29th straight