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  1. Loovul fans can be very entertaining when outraged. Not quite outraged-Aggie entertaining, but close. I remember waaay back, I think the first time a Patterson team beat Loovul in their house, Coach P was quoted in the Startlegram (my best and usually only source for TCU sports back then; internet dumb I was) saying something like: It sure does feel good to beat them in Mama's Pizza Stadium. The squawking letters to the sports editor that the Startlegram published were beyond funny. One would think Patterson was Coach Superior mocking Florida State.
  2. You can tow it with your Prius, right?
  3. This. Austin paper says Lincoln Riley is to replace him. Doesn't sound like a Briles-style catastrophe for OU's program
  4. Weigh-in by the Austin American-Statesman:
  5. My idea is that an in-conference transfer by a player on scholarship (Baker Mayfield wasn't on scholly at TTech) costs a player 2 years of eligibility without a release, per B12 conference rules. If a player from outside the conference transfers in, he has to sit 1 year without a release in most situations.
  6. Is this game on TV anywhere? new to this thread.
  7. It's Gordon Gee. Too bad. maybe the conference leadership likes gasbags speaking for them.
  8. Never met him personally, but stories I have heard paint him as an absolutely first-rate schmoozer. Nothing wrong with that, if it brings students and faculty that everyone else wants too, and financial donors (that of course everyone else wants) to campus, without being a flim-flam artist like some of those turds at Baylor seem to be. I am happy and proud that V-BO works for TCU.
  9. Thai food, even the sort we find in Austin, is a demonstration that Thai civilization is very, very advanced. And their food provides entertainment when an unsuspecting diner blunders into one of those long, thin peppers. You know, the sort they also use for insecticide.
  10. No, that's just as wrong as saying TCU is more like Baylor (or SMUg) than either of them would like to admit.
  11. Looking back on the mid-to-late '60's, Arlington State University (or whatever it was called; I'm not sure and far too lazy to look it up) became the University of Texas at Arlington, suddenly there was an institution with decent or better-than-just-decent academics (or academic reputation, anyway) right down the street, that was a hell of a lot cheaper than TCU, And if that wasn't enough, TCCC cranked up some time during those years. UT-A (and later, TCCC) suddenly became the commuter school of choice for local students that were too timid or facing too much economic hardship to leave home for college, and TCU enrollment dropped in an era when tuition revenue was even more important to make the budget work than it is recently and today. Back in them days, the TCU endowment was a tiny fraction of what it is today, as was the money raised by the Annual Fund. An enrollment drop really pinched TCU financially. IIRC, there was a extended period of time in which TCU could not fill its freshman classes. And unlike Baylol that went to "conditional admittance" in their more recent enrollment crisis (Baylor 2012), to my understanding TCU never admitted "conditional" students whose literacy only had to rise to the level of being able to write a check that would clear so that the University could pay its bills. So-- if the adults in the room (Sadler, Moudy, and the Trustees that were their bosses, primarily I suspect)-- thought TCU didn't have the money to complete with Okie and Arkie and UTx, etc., that would tend to make them appear slow to figure out that a lot of investment was called for, and tend to make them seem to not care about something that they thought they couldn't fix and wouldn't dare publicly admit for fear of hurting the university even more. This is my Rise of UT-A Hurt TCU Football as Bad as the Rise of TTech Theory. Maybe I have a future as a political blogger or radio personality.
  12. I won't click "like" because I do not like the content of the message. I think, however, that the message is in all things true. Maybe some enormous scandal will loosen the SEC's grip on big media. Like Cam Newton telling his whole sordid story, or someone telling the whole sordid story of Ole Miss recruiting under Coach Friese. HaHaHaHaHa. That or a complete collapse of ESPN's cable business model. I think at least one of those (or something else as sensational as one of those) is what it would take, to prize the SEC out of the mythical national championship tournament. I ain't holding my breath.
  13. "96 queers and a dog" From the day.
  14. would add to "late 1990's": Big Buck donors finally figure out how to spend on supporting TCU athletics (perhaps with some instruction from TCU's first truly professional athletic director), and various business booms (mostly energy, but other areas, too) gives Heavy Donors (and TCU's own income stream) the ability to kick 9-figures worth of "start" into the program. Opportunity met preparation, and TCU was finally playing major-college football in the MWC9. Moving to power conferences, TCU can finally afford to play big-boy college sports in general, not just football (likely all that could be afforded in the MWC9) but in basketball, baseball, country-club sports, and the whole ball-o-wax. Frogs ain't all the way there yet, but on the way. It will be interesting to see how TCU fares with energy prices at stable, lower levels, when and if the TV money-pot pulls back. As much as I dislike ESPiN, that network drove the train to big payouts to power conferences. As folks drop networks, sports entertainment peeps may or may not be able to keep the gravy train running. Here's hoping. I would really like for TCU success to outlast my time on this Earth.