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  1. 9 points
    Newbomb Turk

    It's SMU Week!

  2. 9 points
    Casey was such a gamer. Sad we never got to see him reach his full potential. But I’ll always remember him for that day on the Smurf Turf and his resilience to bounce back from mistakes and become a man. (I’m 30 minutes early for #4 day, but I need to go to bed and wanted to make sure he was first.)
  3. 8 points
    Not as many imminently achievable milestones heading into this year as in seasons past, but here is what I'm keeping an eye on at least in the early goings of 2018: KeVontae Turpin: Current career receptions: 116 -Needs 10 to pass Stanley Washington for #10 all-time -Needs 19 to pass Richard Woodley for #9 ...would need 66 to break Kelly Blackwell's school record Current career receiving yards: 1,338 -Needs 475 to pass Reggie Harrell for #10 all-time -Needs 774 to pass Corey Rodgers for #9 ...would need 1,447 to break Josh Doctson's school record Current career receiving TDs: 10 -Needs 2 to tie Jeremy Kerley and Phillip Epps for #10 all-time -Needs 3 to tie Jimmy Young, LaTerance Dunbar and Kelly Blackwell for #7 all-time ...would need 20 to break Josh Doctson's school record (FYI - Jalen Reagor's 8 receiving TDs last year put him right on Turpin's heels in this category) Ben Banogu: Current career sacks: 11.5 -Needs 6 to pass Mat Boesen for #9 all-time -Needs 7 to pass Roosevelt Collins and Josh Carraway to own #7 outright -Needs 10 to pass Chase Ortiz for #6 ...would need 20 to break Aaron Schobel's school record
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  5. 8 points
    This board is a joke. I mean C'mon now. Seriously! I could not be more unimpressed. All of these tl/dr posts and not one person has even addressed the most important issue. Can crunch's unsuspension process be expedited? Low hanging fruit, people!
  6. 8 points

    TCU 2017-2018 Basketball

    Oops, let me try that again: I don't know where Dixon learned to coach but we need get him an couple highly regarded, defensive experts as assistants and it needs to happen now. This team dares to go out on the floor every game and play defense like that? Or should I say "not play defense like that?" Look, I'm sure they are trying really, really hard but maybe TJ's guys just don't have the drive to win for JD and it's time to move on. I mean, this team can't defend, can't shoot, misses too many free throws, haircuts are terrible, some of their names are hard to pronounce, they appear to be good kids that go to class - Seriously, that's not what this program needs to win. The worst part? I took time out of my day yesterday to occasionally check the score of the game while walking around the FWSSR. If I'm going to make that kind of effort to be a fan, this team needs to go out and win for me. EVERY. DAMN. TIME. It is time to call the Dixon Experiment the failure that it is. As a frog fan I expect, no, I demand, that we would have won a national championship by now. What are we paying for? Also, so the whole football +4 thing is ridiculous. I deserve the best seats in the stadium because I cheer harder than some donor that all he did was pay for the stadium. He probably doesn't even try to enter the Boot Scooting Boogie contest every week and I damn sure know he doesn't chase down the T shirt pickle shooter dude. I have an entire wardrobe of ill fitting pickle shirts. Give me my seats. And no more day games when it is hot. Patterson should know better than to schedule 2pm games when it's hot. What's wrong with that guy? Truly, what has he ever done for me? I ain't got no rings on my fingers. And dont get get me started on Schloss. Pathetic that we haven't even come close to winning a championship yet. That's all I'm going to say about that. Otherwise I might burn my season ticket. This may may seem overly critical but this is what TCU needs to start thinking about. We have done nothing as a program since CDC left. Nothing. No conference championships. No tourney championships. We haven't even gotten into the NCAA tourney in any sport since Jeremy Donuthole, or whatever his name is, took over. Im seriously reconsidering renewing my season ticket. I'm just not being personally rewarded enough for all the effort I put into this. These coaches, and definitely these players, are personally letting me down.
  7. 7 points
    Vlade Divac

    Weekly Rooting Interests Thread

    Any of this is debatle, of course, so I'd love to hear your takes. My rooting interests are outlined with the following criteria in mind: Strength of TCU's schedule Strength of Big 12 Elimination of Notre Dame and Pac-12 from CFP contention Decrease odds of two teams from SEC, Big Ten, or ACC making the CFP TCU's position within the CFP rankings TCU's position within the Big 12 standings That said, here's a look at Week 1 games that could matter in the long run: Michigan @ Notre Dame: Pull for Michigan, as Notre Dame's schedule is setting up softer than usual and they'll certainly make the CFP with only 1 loss. Notre Dame's schedule is tougher than most with tests from Stanford, @ Virginia Tech, Florida State, and @ USC. But all of those are winnable if they have a solid team. Meanwhile Michigan's season includes Wisconsin, @ Michigan State, Penn State, and @ Ohio State. I like their chances to lose 2-3 of those. Washington vs. Auburn (Atlanta): This one is tough. A Washington win almost certainly sets them up to make the CFP if they win the Pac-12. Auburn has to play @ Georgia and @ Alabama, but they're a real threat to be a 2nd SEC team even if they drop one of those. As much as it pains me to say, pull for Auburn because I have a strong feeling we could be looking at an end-of-season comparison of the Pac-12 and Big 12 champions for the 4th spot in the CFP. LSU vs. Miami (Arlington): This one is also tough. Miami's ACC schedule sets up nicely, as they'll only face Florida State and @ Virginia Tech. Meanwhile LSU draws Georgia from the East this season, plus the usual West challenges of Alabama and @ Auburn. In the end, pull for Miami in order to weaken the SEC narrative. Though this is the one I'm most torn about. Alabama vs. Louisville (Orlando): I believe they have 0% chance to win, but pull for Louisville because if Alabama doesn't win the SEC, the CFP will certainly find a way to justify them getting in as a 2nd SEC team given they just won the CFP under the same circumstance. Virginia Tech @ Florida State: Pull for Virginia Tech because Florida State is a contender to be a second ACC team if their only loss is a close one to Clemson and they have a late season win @ Notre Dame on their resume. San Diego State @ Stanford: Pull for San Diego State, as Stanford has a shot at winning the Pac-12 and a G5 loss on their resume could mean the Pac-12 is left out of the CFP. Oregon State @ Ohio State: Pull for Ohio State, chaos, and injuries. I'd love to see their young QB struggle, getting the fanbase anxious and perhaps have them rotating or trotting out someone new out come JerryWorld time. SMU @ North Texas: Pull for SMU to keep them from weighing down our SOS. Pull for Big 12 teams to win all of their OOC games, improve our strength of schedule, and prime the Big 12 CCG winner to get a CFP bid: Texas @ Maryland FAU @ Oklahoma South Dakota State @ Iowa State Texas Tech vs. Ole Miss (Houston) West Virginia vs. Tennessee (Charlotte)
  8. 7 points
    A few memorable Frog 6s: Bart Johnson Brian Bonner Sean Stilley Elisha Olabode Bram Kohlhausen Andre Davis Nolan Brown Kyle Bacak
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  10. 7 points

    TCU applications hit 20,000

    Lil Frisky was one of those 20,000. She tried for the early admittance deadline and was deferred to the regular admittance timeline, so by the time she was accepted she had already moved along with other schools. She will be studying theater design at OU. It’s a top 10 drama school in the country and they only take four costume designers a year so it’s a pretty big opportunity for her.
  11. 7 points
    So here's the deal.... First of all, I speak only for myself right now. Some of what I am about to say some of you may be aware of, some of it you may not. When The Founders – of which I am one – formed this board, it was with very modest expectations. Just some place where we could talk. About TCU, sports, whatever. Over time, others came along for the ride. It has, more or less, worked. One way it has not worked, probably unsurprisingly, is the management of conflicts, and the people seeking those conflicts. And over time, the ranks of The Founders have shrunk for that very reason. And once again, we have reached one of those points. Recently, there has been a lot of internal angst over how to handle a well-known poster, one who seems to enjoy formenting board conflict in the opinion of many. Shockingly, politics are involved. And its occurring mainly on the General Board, which is why some of you have that question mark forming over your head. This conflict has reached a boiling point, so much so that 2 of our Founders have sought to do damage to TheFroghorn. Ironically, these 2 come from diametrically opposing viewpoints on the current imbroglio. But both have attempted to peddle a story that only vaguely resembles the truth. I wont go public at this time with who they are at this time because, frankly, I for one hope they cool off. A few additional thoughts: Yes, we talk about things, and people, in private. When you have a dozen people with their hand on the steering wheel, ya gotten have someplace to go. And since, obstensibly, we're supposed to be neutral as possible, we need a place to vent, too. We have our own opinions on things, too. While we, as individuals, have varying levels of concern over what your opinion may be, collectively how that opinion is presented is of greater concern. That’s why this board was conceived in the 1st place. Respect for differing viewpoints. Worked for a good long time, but somewhere along the way that got lost, for whatever reason. Time to get back to it. Personally, if you’re being a jackass, I’m going to let you know. Sometimes subtlely, sometimes not. God knows the reverse has always been true…. If you have a thin skin, then an Internet message board is a bad place for you to hang out. Being anonymous brings the filter down on all of us to an extent, but simple disagreement is not a personal attack. Some need to learn the difference. But going too far is still going too far. And here’s a crazy thought…..tell The Founders what they are doing right, and what’s wrong. Publically, privately, it doesn’t really matter. And now is a good time to do it. Maybe we can do something about it, maybe we cant. But we’re not mindreaders. That’s what wives are for. I still believe that, overall, this a good place to hang. It's a family of sorts. But all families are dysfunctional in their own way. This is ours. Dennis
  12. 7 points
    So I want to apologize to everyone here because I know I'm at the center of some of this. I enjoy political debate, especially as it relates to policy development. That's been a huge chunk of my professional life. So I like reading political threads. But some policy has gotten extremely personal for me over the last several years, as many of you know. And I have a lot of anger right now that I'm trying to deal with. So when folks were less than diplomatic in their replies to me, I didn't take the high road as I should have. I apologize for that. I don't want anyone banned because of an interaction with me. I'm taking some time away from the board (especially the political stuff) because it pains me to think I contributed in any way to unrest here. I'll be back, and focus on TCU sports, as we all should here. I'm sorry I reacted negatively to some replies, I'm just struggling with my emotions right now. Not an excuse, but just what it is. Anyway, I hope that we can put this behind us. But also, I hope we can focus on just being kind to each other. Life so damn short and so not fair. I have so many friends with different political, religious, and every other kind of views than mine. But we all love each other and they were there for me during my darkest days. In ways I can't even begin to explain. Perhaps we need to just step away from politics and just remember to be kind to others, regardless of what they believe or whether their views are consistent with ours.
  13. 7 points
    People are saying (HeHeHe) that you can't go home again. I'm not so sure. Obviously the clock can't be unwound, but one can re-think past thoughts and activity, and try to move towards a better place using the past as example. I support muting clear obvious agents provocateurs on this board. To decline to ever do so could turn this forum into one like that other one. In this day of internet conspiracy theories, who would be shocked if agents of a competing board, particularly a for-profit one, didn't try to make people uncomfortable reading and posting here? I also support the idea that suspending posting rights should be done slowly, and rarely if at all. And with lots of prior warning. Politically, my points of view are decidedly out of the main stream, particularly on an internet board peopled by TCU sports fans. Even so, I have never failed to appreciate principled discussion with and from people who don't agree with me. I don't like name-calling or other ad hominem attacks. l don't have time for gossip repeated as fact (unless TIC, or pointed at a politician I really dislike-- Craig James, for example). That's why I don't read much "general board" anywhere, except maybe once in a blue moon or when I ask a really off-the-wall question. Anonymous speakers tend to say things that even the near-sane would not say face-to-face, to people that were aware of who they are and where they live. All that being said, for a reader/poster like me, The Founders have done an awesome job by and large. I hope the estranged Founders can forgive or ignore. May all be well going forward.
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    TGBDS: Epic Randomness

    I made the front page of the San Salvador newspaper. I went with Austin Smiles to help with cleft lip and palate repairs.
  16. 7 points
    Luke Chisolm

    The Athletic- boom or bust?

    If I can't link to "Why Hollywood Won't Hire Val Kilmer Anymore," I'm not interested.
  17. 6 points

    Week 2

    CSU just beat Arky 25 straight points to win...
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  19. 6 points
    That is disappointing. I sent a raven to the Citadel to get his QHS stats, and Archmaester Ch'Vyalthan replied that although he wouldn't go so far as to say Atanza was "the prince who was promised" or that R+L=AV, that he thought AV was probably the "greatest safety that ever was or will be."
  20. 6 points
    And not to steal from Lyle's Countdown bit, but ...
  21. 6 points
    Or we could try that glow in the dark for a day game like the Aggies did.
  22. 6 points
    To get everyone some 2017 nostalgia...
  23. 6 points

    Football spring game

    Sorry for the lack of updates, my gloves weren't working with my phone and I sure as hell wasn't taking them off. Both him and Collins looked alright. I wasn't overly impressed with either, granted it was cold and the spring game. Ringdahl came in for a few plays at the end. Didn't throw much but ran the ball up the middle and took a hard hit or 2. #39, Jacques Guillot, was in the backfield with Collins most of the game. Kid showed alot of hustle and ran the ball hard. Offense was very meh overall. From the stands I thought are o-line looked small until I saw them on the field. That was when I realized Collins was 6-5, bigger than some of the line man. Niang is an absolute monster. I was impressed with our D, especially the secondary. A few picks and Small was a ball hawk out there. All forms of kicking were meh, made both extra points but missed the long field goal and the punts left something to be desired.
  24. 6 points
    Vlade Divac

    Gonzaga to MWC?

    They're really only a national school when they schedule high-profile non-conference games, play Saint Mary's, or reach the tournament. The rest of their conference competition includes Pepperdine, San Francisco, San Diego, Pacific, Loyola Marymount, Santa Clara, Portland, and BYU. They fall into a void from Christmas until tourney time. The MWC is a solid conference and with matchups against Nevada, UNLV, New Mexico, San Diego State, and an emerging Boise State team, they'll stay in the news all season. I think this move makes tons of sense for them. But mostly I want to see it happen just to screw BYU. I'd also like to see the MWC add a few from Texas, like UTEP, UTSA, Rice, or UNT.
  25. 6 points

    TCU 2017-2018 Basketball

    Step 1: Hire Jamie Dixon Step 2: Win NIT in year 1 Step 3: Make NCAA tourney in year 2 Step 4: Make a run in NCAA tourney in year 3 with JD's hand picked recruits. One step at a time. Should have won tonight, but life ain't perfect. See ya next year. Go Frogs!!! 😈