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  1. 11 points
    That's tough news to break to a kid. Probably best done over dinner at Pappadeaux.
  2. 10 points
    "Good" game, Frogs (for some values of "good"). See you in 2020!
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    This is it, men (and women, and non-gender binaries). It's all come down to a battle with Baylor in order to maintain our slim chances at a Wednesday night football game in a baseball stadium on the day after Christmas. But this isn't just any ol' football game in a baseball stadium on the day after Christmas, it's a football game in a baseball stadium on the day after Christmas in which 6-win teams will be celebrating the world's most iconic cheese-based cracker. Down seasons like this are few and far between, so who knows if we'll ever again have a reason to purchase a Hane's Beefy Tee with this beauty of a logo on it: But seriously, some projections have Oklahoma State vs. USC playing for the Cheez. After this giant curd of a season, it'd be pretty tasty to rattle off wins against Baylor and Oklahoma State, then get a Sun Bowl redux. And I'm dead serious about a t-shirt. I really, really want a reason to buy one. Go Frogs. Go to hell, Baylor.
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    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.)
  9. 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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    We will win 3 of the next 4 and make a bowl. The offense will get better every week under Collins and we are going to light some teams up starting with K State. The Wildcats are last or next to last in the Big 12 in virtually every defensive stat. K State is last in conference in total yards given up, total rushing yards given up, yds per rush, sacks made, tackles for loss, and 3rd down conversion %. They are last in conference in total yards given up, yards per play, total rushing yards given up, yds per rush, sacks made, tackles for loss, and 3rd down conversion %. They are second worst in the league in yds per play, red zone defense and long scrimmage plays given up. The comeback will start this weekend and be led by our offense. We will then beat the Bears soundly in Waco, lose on the road to WVU and beat OSU at home after our defense has had some time to adjust to all of the injuries we've suffered. We will go to either the Cheez It Bowl (FKA the Cactus Bowl) at Chase Field in PHX a or the old reliable Armed Forces Bowl in FTW. Cheez It would be against the Pac-12 #7 team and AF Bowl would be an AAC team.
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    Um, he's sick. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Shawn pass out at 31 Flavors last night
  13. 8 points
    Attempting to post picture of @frogtwang on College GameDay
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    It looks like Griffin Kell (K) out of Arlington may have signed his PWO offer to TCU (still waiting on confirmation). Would be a nice cherry on top if true. Having a kicker who can make 50 yard FGs with little effort is a nice asset to have. Update: confirmed
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    Then there was the weird fish-frog hybrid SuperFrog that us GenXers had while in school. Apparently when a hybrid fish-frog mates with a lady Easter bunny, the offspring is remarkably human. Evolution is a funny thing ...
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    Haha wedding went great! It was picture perfect and a great party afterwards. Curretly in Cabo at the JW Marriott (sidebar- nicest hotel I’ve ever been to. Hands down). For a quick 3 night honeymoon. Then back to the grind.
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    1. It was a backward pass (the word lateral does not exist in the rule book, even though it is a term widely used) from his own end zone. 2. The clock does not stop until the pass touches something. Might have been lucky they left a second on the clock. 3. On the free kick, the clock doesn’t start until touched. It the TCU player had recovered the kick while on the ground, the clock wouldn’t have gone to zero and they could have attempted a field goal. It wasnt reviewed to see if his knee was on the ground, but I don’t think it was. I think it was stupid of Kansas to squib it in the first place.
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    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)
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    Well I must say today was a great day despite the Frog loss. @DirtyThirdFrog was kind enough to invite us to hang out at his tailgate before the game and had fun meeting him and his buddies on the bachelor party weekend. Such a nice guy. Got to see my old roommate @Endless Purple and sit with him during the game just like old times. First time I had seen him in 25 years and it was awesome! Also got to see another roommate, someone I've known since high school and a former employee who now works in Dallas. I also had tacos, Whataburger, and Risky's BBQ. I am officially exhausted. But what a couple of days!
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    Here's @TCaliU on Game Day
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    A few memorable Frog 6s: Bart Johnson Brian Bonner Sean Stilley Elisha Olabode Bram Kohlhausen Andre Davis Nolan Brown Kyle Bacak
  25. 6 points
    This year's season schedule has been released and a new school year has started, so that means it's time for a new TCU Tennis thread! Thanks to all who participate in this thread because it makes this forum and this thread the best place to follow Frog tennis news on the web. Last year was successful, but it would have been more successful if we had been able to beat the Fighting Illini - our new Nemesis - who we lost to in both the regular season and in the NCAA's in the Round of 16. But TCU did win its 3rd consecutive Big12 regular season championship and will be defending our back-to-back-to-back record this year. The season was especially impressive because we were Norrie-less, as Cam (the #1 rated player in 2017) departed to be a full-time pro and made the most impressive debut for any college player in the pros in decades by storming all the way to ATP #66 (a CH) in less than a year. We had also lost Jerry Lopez, a Davis Cupper for Mexico, who has been having success on the Futures tour. Cam, Jerry and Nick Chappell have now been joined on the pro tour by departing seniors Trevor Johnson and Guillermo Nunez, who got some clutch W's for the Frogs over the past 4 years. But we've got some talent coming back; including Alex Rybakov (who recently confirmed that he has more "work to do" in college), Alastair Gray (who will be returning from injury), Reese Stalder (who earned his first ever ATP points this summer), Bertus Kruger (also returning from an injury), Eduardo Roldan, Max Kurzban (who, with Rybo, won the ITA Summer Championships in doubles) and Alex McNeel. In addition, there might be Juan Martin as a wild card (who redshirted last year) and Sander Jong (an incoming freshman). And, we'll be watching Jenson Brooksby too, who is a recruit for 2019 and just won at Kalamazoo and made his U.S. Open debut. TCU is definitely a "tennis school" with lots of interesting things happening for former Frogs, current Frogs and future Frogs. This year, our first event will be the Atlantic Tire Championships in Cary, North Carolina between 9/8 and 9/15. (Boston Frog will be disappointed to hear that we are not going to Newport this year to play on the grass at the Hall of Fame like we've done for two years - his detailed in-person write-ups will always be remembered for their stellar quality and thorough comprehensiveness). Some of the team will also play at the Midland Invitational (9/14-9/16) like we did last year. Then, it's off to California for the Laguna Niguel Futures tourney from 9/15 to 9/23 for most of the team and then the Battle in the Bay Classic in San Francisco against some top west-coast teams like last year. Much of the team will then compete in the Los Cab Futures tourney in Fountain Valley between 9/22 and 9/30. The ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa will be from 9/29-10/7 - Rybo and Kurzban have already automatically qualified because of their ITA Summer Championship. But Rybo may miss that (like last year) because the Stockton ATP Challenger will be played simultaneously. From 10/6-10/14, the annual Houston Futures tourney will be played and many Frogs will compete there. But Rybo may be at the Fairfield Challenger that week instead of Houston. The ITA Texas Regionals will be in Waco on 10/19-10/22 and the Las Vegas Open will be the week after that (last year, Cam and Facundo hosted a bunch of Frogs). Futures tourneys in Waco and Birmingham and Challengers in Charlottesville and Knoxville follow and Futures tourneys in Niceville and Norman and Challengers in Champaign and Houston after that. They might be interrupted if anyone qualifies for the ITA Nationals between 11/8 and 11/11. Then, something called the "Hidden Duel" will be held in Cancun and the team will get a short Mexican trip for whatever that is. All in, a busy fall. But, perhaps, the Spring season is more important. The Frogs will open up 1/18 at Tulsa, and then will host Loyola Marymount at home on 1/26. Then, the ITA Kickoff will be at Ft. Worth and TCU will host either Oklahoma State or Arizona State (and will advance if we win). Then, home matches against Wichita State and Florida on 2/8 and 2/10 followed by the ITA Indoor Nationals in CHICAGO(!!!) if we win our regional (which we haven't the last two years (thanks to Utah State and San Diego)). Then, we're at Tulane and at USF on 2/24 and 2/26 and we'll next host Rice and, uh, Illinois on 3/2 and 3/3. We'll visit UTA in Arlington and Tennessee in Knoxville before returning home for a 5-match home stand against Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount, Columbia, Arizona State and SMU throughout March. Big 12 play then starts on 3/29 at Baylor, we then host Tech on 3/31, Texas on 4/6, A&M on 4/8 and we close out the regular season at OU on 4/12 and OSU on 4/14. The Big12 Championships will be in Kansas City starting 4/18 and the NCAA's, with the new regional super-regional and finals (at Lake Nona) following that if we qualify (we better!). It looks like a tough slate, with multiple ranked teams. We'll certainly miss TJ and Guillermo but we've still got some talent. Hopefully, we'll win the NCAA's.
  26. 6 points
    Well, I'm not going to criticize Jamie unless and until something is announced. But if he does go, it's no holds barred and I'm gonna sic Boston Frog on him...
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    It was my great-grand-dad that helped make that decision. Both Addison and Randolph Clark had died and the school was, in addition to the administrators, sort of being "run" by the "Brethren" (i.e., the group of DOC pastors that were (mostly) located in Texas and were interested in the school - Spindletop had happened in 1901 but as yet had not created a bunch of super-wealthy alumni). They (the Brethren) gathered in Waco and put out word to other Texas towns and cities that they would solicit bids from whomever wanted them and then they gathered again to discuss the options and eventually recommended the acceptance of the Ft. Worth offer. He wrote about it in his autobiography and I have no idea whether he exaggerated his role on the committee, but it's been family lore that he was part of the group that decided on the Ft. Worth move.
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    So just in case any of you are up at 7:00 this Sunday morning, click the link below and enter bib number 6149 in the search field at the top of the page. That should give you real time updates as to ol’ Newbomb’s progress and projected finish time in the Cowtown Half Marathon. Hoping to break my PR of 1:53:27, set back in 2005. https://track.rtrt.me/e/RRS-COWTOWN-2019#/tracker
  29. 6 points
    Justin Rogers looks like he's got some lift.
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    They didn’t want to be there. They’re worn out from playing in the SEC all season.
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    Lets get this show on show on the road!!! I will update this post as they roll in.
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    December is usually a slow time for tennis because the top pros are all taking the month off and there just aren't very many tourneys scheduled. And college tennis is also basically over for the fall and won't start up again until the Spring when dual match team competition ramps up. So, here are the year-end ATP rankings for the multitudinous former, current and future Frogs that we follow: Cam Norrie - #91 in singles and #199 in doubles. This is huge because the Top 100 get automatic main draw berths in all the Slams. Alex Rybakov - #535 in singles. A good year, but not that good for Alex means he'll be back playing for the Frogs in the Spring. Nick Chappell - #677 in singles and #649 in doubles. Nick was flirting with the 1000's and bounced back nicely this year. His career will continue. Gerardo Lopez Villasenor - #746 in singles and #1261 in doubles. The Mexican Davis Cupper had a good year although not playing all that much. Trevor Johnson - #938 in singles and #697 in doubles. After graduating, Trevor did fairly well and looks to better in 2019. Jenson Brooksby - #1234 in singles. The Kalamazoo winner has a very bright future. Reese Stalder - #1276 in singles. Reese got his first ATP points and is probably thinking about a full-time pro career (in his usual laid back way). Alastair Gray - NR. Ali's injuries prevented him from playing many tourneys and he lost all his ATP points. Bertus Kruger - NR. Like Ali, Bertus just didn't play enough due to injury and his points have also rolled off. Juan Martin - NR. Juan is an enigma because he hasn't played any pro tourneys and sat out last Spring for the Frogs. Maybe he'll play this Spring. Eduardo Roldan - NR. Also not ranked due to inactivity, but we'll need him this Spring. Sander Jong - NR. Highly ranked as a junior, he just didn't play enough pro (Futures) tourneys to earn points. Max Kurzban - NR. Similarly, he's done well in college, but hasn't broken through in the pros as yet. Jacob Fearnley - NR in singles; #1481 in doubles. Another future Frog with a bright future. It's kind of amazing that we have 14 players that we follow - quite a bit more than most schools. That, plus the fact that TCU has won 3 straight Big12 championships shows that we're definitely a "tennis school."
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    The young folks won't get this, but I'm sure some of the more seasoned folks here will.
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    I really don't want to play A&M in the Texas Bowl. I"m sure GP would have a good game plan for their offense but I'm not sure we would be able to score on them. The last thing I want to do is end the season with a loss to A&M that we won't be able to avenge for who knows how long. OSU would be a much better matchup for A&M if a Big 12 team has to play them. OSU's explosive offense would probably give the Aggies fits.
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    On the morning of 10-27 Tech was looking good: 5-2, "#26" in the AP poll with wins over then #15 OSU and in-state rivals TCU and UH. Needed just one more win for bowl eligibility Meanwhile we were at our low- 3-5 at the end of that day after an upset loss to KU. Over the last five weeks, TT finished up 0-5 and missed out on a bowl and their coach loses his job. Over our last four weeks we went 3-1 and sneaked into a bowl and now have some momentum heading into next season. What a difference a month makes.
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    Baylor. Must beat Baylor. Anything else is extra at this point.
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    The Frogs will be receiving their rings for the 2018 Big12 championship today - with back-to-back-to-back titles, guys like Rybo and Reese are running out of fingers to wear them. So far, based on the fall results, it looks like Texas will be the favorite entering the Spring so the Frogs will have their work cut out for them to repeat yet again. Trevor Johnson, after 3 months off, is on the acceptance list for the Futures tourney in Niceville in a couple of weeks. The ITF is well on their way to implementing the big changes for the 2019 tours for both men and women. We discussed this a couple of years ago when they first made their announcement, but perhaps this will remind some about what's in store. Starting in January, there will be a new tour level - the Transition Tour - as an entry level tour for tennis players wanting to go pro. There will be fewer Future tour events, but they will offer a LOT more money (than the typical $10,000 to $25,000 purses currently offered). The Transition Tour events won't pay any money, but players will earn points in a new ranking system - ITF World Points - that will earn them the ability to move up to higher ranked tourneys. So, at the lower levels, players will have two rankings - the current ATP ranking and a new ITF World ranking. The whole point of this new system is to try to ensure that approximately 750 players in both the ATP and WTA tours will earn enough money to make a living (rather than the current system where only the Top 200-300 do so). This should help guys like Trevor Johnson, Nick Chappell and Jerry Lopez and Rybo (next year) actually make enough money to continue playing. There are roughly 14,000 men players currently who enter tourneys each year but the money isn't distributed even remotely evenly (nor should it). Next year's tourneys are being scheduled now and we'll see how the new system works. It won't affect the ATP Tour hardly at all, but it will definitely affect Challengers, Futures and the new Transition Tour. There'll probably be growing pains - we'll see.
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    Is there any excuse for Reggie Smith’s officiating crew still being employed? That bunch has been awful for years. Worse than CUSA refs.
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    A-a-a-a-and... Newbomb makes the news: https://www.star-telegram.com/sports/college/big-12/texas-christian-university/article219064625.html
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    The eagle has landed at DFW. Been up since 10pm cst yesterday. This is all worth it
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    RIFF RAM BAH ZOO TRESSEL LIED URBAN TOO
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    Cool X's and O's breakdown from a scoring play we ran last weekend.
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    A few memorable Frog 19s: Matt Schobel Michael DePriest Patrick Batteaux Frank Horak Luken Baker Davey O'Brien threw for 19 touchdown passes in 1938 on his way to winning the Heisman Trophy and leading the Frogs to a national title ...and a bonus 19:
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    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."
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    Babysis DTF is moving into the dorms tomorrow! Apparently it is their largest Freshman class ever... She is living in a "triple" which is a converted lounge in Shirley.
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