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  1. 6 points
    FrogAbroad

    The continuing saga of Baylor Athletics

    Mr Mushnick says, "There was no good reason Baylor had to sacrifice both teams’ dignity." Sorry, Sir, but only one team's dignity was at stake. Baylor University has no dignity left to sacrifice. What little they used to have they flushed down their own toilet along with Title IX and basic human decency.
  2. 3 points
    SFA Frog

    TGBDS: Epic Randomness

    Greetings from the Crockett Civic Center with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder.
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    PurpleDawg

    TCU Tennis - 2016-17

    TCU’s Norrie, Aledo’s Krueger part of good year for area tennis BY RUSTY HALL crhall@star-telegram.com The U.S. Open got a new look with a retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium this year, but 2016 was also a year of change on the local front, with new management taking over the McLeland Tennis Center, and two local players making their mark on the Challenger circuit at the pro level. TCU’s No. 1 player, Cameron Norrie, helped lead the Frogs to the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year, but he also made an impact on the pro level, playing as an amateur. In March, Norrie advanced through qualifying to reach the main draw of the Irving Tennis Classic, where he eventually lost to Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-4, 6-3. Muller heads into 2017 ranked No. 34 in the world. Norrie went on to win back-to-back Futures events in Tulsa, Okla., and Wichita, Kan., in June, then tacked on an appearance in the finals of the USTA Challenger in Aptos, Calif., in August. He made the quarterfinals at the Columbus Challenger in Ohio in November and reached the doubles final at that tournament, playing with fellow Brit Luke Bambridge. Norrie is from New Zealand, born in South Africa and plays under the flag of Great Britain. The lefty began the year ranked No. 717 and ends it ranked No. 278. He is the sixth highest-ranked British player behind No. 1 Andy Murray. “That was a huge jump when you consider he was in school most of that time,” TCU coach David Roditi said. “He’s done exactly what those top tennis players are hoping do when they go to the top college programs, to make that transition from lower-rated tournaments to the main draw of Challengers, and he did it.” It was a good year for Aledo’s Mitchell Krueger as well. Krueger reached a career-high ranking of No. 210 in October and is No. 218 as 2017 approaches. Krueger’s year was highlighted by an appearance in the final of the Binghamton (N.Y.) Challenger, and he made the quarterfinals in four other Challenger events. He also won a Futures tournament in Jinan, China, in June. In doubles, the fourth-year pro won the doubles title at the Winnipeg Challenger in Canada in July, playing with fellow American Daniel Nguyen, and Krueger reached the semifinals in doubles at four other Challengers. Local tennis fans will likely get a chance to watch those two, and more top up-and-coming pros this spring at the RBC Tennis Championships, Jan. 30-Feb. 4 at T Bar M Racquet Club in Dallas, and at the Irving Tennis Classic, March 13-19, at Four Seasons Resort and Club in Las Colinas. McLeland Tennis Center will hold a wild-card tournament for the Irving Tennis Classic on Feb. 4-5. Winners will earn a spot in the ATP Challenger event. McLeland manager Matt Hanlin said he is expecting players from TCU, Baylor, SMU and the surrounding area to complete for the wild card. The event is free for spectators. TCU tennis When the Frogs begin the 2017 spring season next month, Norrie and the Frogs will be joined by the addition of top British junior Alastair Gray from Twickenham, England. “Alastair is a very good student and he wants to play professional tennis someday,” Roditi said of Gray, who competed in the junior division of three of the four Grand Slam events. “We love that he is a student of the game and loves the process of getting better. … He has a very aggressive game with a lot of different shots and can also play great doubles someday.” TCU’s men’s team kicks off the spring season on Jan. 20 at Northwestern, with the first home match scheduled for Jan. 28 against Pacific in the ITA Kickoff Weekend. The TCU women’s team will at home Jan. 13 in the TCU Invitational. http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/other-sports/article121447287.html
  4. 2 points
    They're carrying game here...very rare as normally all the college bb on cable is east coast here.
  5. 2 points
    PurpleDawg

    TCU Tennis - 2016-17

    Darn bluehairs. Tennis should be like football, with cheerleaders and showgirls and the band.
  6. 2 points
    Jared

    TCU Tennis - 2016-17

    The reason I think Rusty might have read this thread is that he included the "Norrie is ranked 6th best among U.K. players" thing. I didn't actually read that anywhere, I actually went through the rankings and counted the Brits that were ranked until I got to Cameron. And it was because Norrie had tweeted that he wanted to play Davis Cup for the Brits ("someday maybe") and I wanted to see how far away he was from his goal (not far). Another way of looking at it is that he's currently the 2nd highest rated Scot; trailing only #1 Andy Murray. But the Scots don't have a separate Davis Cup squad. If he is actually reading this thread, I don't mind in the slightest. But he should realize that I'm a TCU homer...
  7. 2 points
    Radio Shack Killa

    Bowl Mania

    I can think of one more unpredictable...
  8. 2 points
    I wish Paul Whitmill had broken Mixons jaw.
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    PurpleDawg

    TCU Tennis - 2016-17

    Oh, yeah? I thought he owned a world-famous soccer team.
  10. 2 points
    NewfoundlandFreeFrog

    Bowl season

    If I never hear that phrase again it will be too soon.
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    SFA Frog

    TGBDS: Epic Randomness

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    Feeling Froggy

    Bowl season

    More or less. Supposedly some woman went to a party at a player's house. She consented to boinking with him. He videoed it, and it looked like nobody was objecting. She then pressed charges on him and 9 other teammates for gangrape. Cops investigate, find nothing, she recants, charges are dropped and everyone is allowed back on the team. Then the University kicks them all off the team. It is all a jumbled mess, not just the writing of the story.
  13. 1 point
    Frogzilla

    Shawn Robinson

    Watching him for the 1st time tonight in the HS final. Man, what an athlete! I wander if he redshirts?
  14. 1 point
    Jared

    TCU 2016-2017 Basketball...The Debut Season

    It IS on TV here! On ESPNU - I just assumed that it wasn't. So now, I'm actually watching! 30-17! 33-17!
  15. 1 point
    Feeling Froggy

    TCU 2016-2017 Basketball...The Debut Season

    Late to the party, but a streaming link if anyone needs it - http://wiz1.net/channel29
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    Feeling Froggy

    Weather Thread

    No. Next door on the western side; Montana. It was a previous Crunch trivia question, too. In 1954, Roger's Pass had a straight temp of -69.7F, for the lowest recorded temperature in the lower 48.
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    crunch

    Weather Thread

    The coldest winter I ever spent was the summer I spent in San Francisco.
  18. 1 point
    Boston Frog

    TCU Tennis - 2016-17

    He disappeared. Nobody knows what happened to him.
  19. 1 point
    PurpleDawg

    Weather Thread

    The tundra, apparently.
  20. 1 point
    PurpleDawg

    TCU Tennis - 2016-17

    I hear he's a really sought-after journalist these days.
  21. 1 point
    FrogAbroad

    Bowl season

    The founder of the labor union movement was Uriah Scabb.
  22. 1 point
    NeFrog in the Kitchen Sink

    God save us....

    Ha! Touché. Good way to end that discussion!
  23. 1 point
    Boston Frog

    TCU Tennis - 2016-17

    The Skiff had a superb tennis reporter in the mid-'90s. Handsome, too.
  24. 1 point
    crunch

    God save us....

    More like some, not many.
  25. 1 point
    SuperToad

    Bowl season

    SDSU>UH>OU so... MWC>B12?
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    Jared

    Bowl season

    Maybe. The original "boycotters" were Irish tenant farmers who refused to work the land for Charles Boycott, a land agent for Lord Erne in Ireland. Prices were falling and Erne offered the farmers a 10% discount but they had demanded 25% and after Parnell's speech, they decided not to work for the "unfair" amount. And they organized the entire community to boycott Boycott as well - so much so that he couldn't buy or sell anything to anyone. If the Minnesota players had convinced the entire community to join them, it would have been a boycott like the original forebearer. Instead, the limited action more resembled a strike. I suspect they used the word "boycott" initially as a means to garner wider support.