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    That's tough news to break to a kid. Probably best done over dinner at Pappadeaux.
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    "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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    Perspective that probably only those in the over 40 set will appreciate .... all three of the major men's sports went to the post-season and yet all three fell well short of expectations. There was a long period in TCUs history when ANY post season in ANY sport was a rare occasion to be celebrated. While we've fallen a bit from peak Frogs a few years ago, things are still pretty good.
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    Mark Cohen better stay in the dugout. #justsayin
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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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    Jerry Lopez (o Gerardo Lopez Villasenor si prefiere espanol) won the first set in the finals in Cancun 6-1 over the Trojan and is looking good for his 2nd ever pro singles title. This tourney is a $15,000 ITF Futures tourney, so he wouldn't earn that much money, but at least it's not just a transition tourney. 2-1 in the 2nd set. 3-1. Up a break. 4-1! Jerry gets another break! (As Rafa beats Thiem at Roland Garros - Rafa's 12th French title). 5-1! After multiple deuces. 6-1! Jerry takes the title with a dominant 6-1, 6-1 W! He's worked his way up to an ATP #548 ranking and this should really help move him up further.
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    Ok, so this is a bit of a vanity thread I guess, but it seems like it might be fun to share images of the trading cards I've collected over the past 9 years or so. There will be some names that will be obvious (for instance, LaDainian Tomlinson has nearly 7000 cards of his own) and there will be some that you may have to dig into the dusty files of your brain to remember. I'm going to try and post daily, but I can almost guarantee that won't be the norm. Additionally, I'll try and provide little tidbits of trivia about whatever card gets posted. My plan is to largely stick to cards featuring whatever sport is currently going, but with overlap and such, that might not be a definite thing. If you have a request, throw it out there. The only real rule about that is that it needs to be of someone that made it to the professional level in some capacity (minor league ball counts, AAF, independent leagues, foreign leagues, whatever). Hopefully this will be entertaining in some way for most of you. At any rate, it's my silly hobby and I'd just like to share it with somebody.
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    Wow...I'd given up looking at this thread after the last loss in the tournament! Then I saw the title change!!!
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    The comments on this are the greatest thing I have ever seen on twitter.
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    Only 3 matches left. Both teams need to win 2 of them for the W. Gray 7-6, 3-6, 0-0; Kruger 7-5, 4-6, 0-0; Jong 5-4 in his 2nd set breaker after losing his first set. Sander takes his breaker 9-7 and he's on to a 3rd set too! So it's all even - TCU 2 MSU 2, with 3 matches remaining and all starting their 3rd and deciding sets. Gray 0-0; Kruger 1-1; Jong 0-0. Gray 1-0; Kruger 2-1; Jong 0-1. Yes!! Ali wins at no-ad and it's 2-0 (up a break)!; Bertus 2-1; Sander 0-1. Yes! Sander takes it at no-ad! 1-all; Gray 2-love; Kruger 3-1 (up a break). Gray broken at no-ad 2-1; Kruger loses at no-ad 3-2; Jong loses at no-ad 1-2. Gray 3-2; Kruger 4-2; Jong 2-all. Sander breaks at love and goes up a break 3-2!! YES!!! Alastair breaks at no-ad and goes up 4-2!! We're up a break in all 3 matches!! Do you believe in miracles??!! YES!! Sander holds at no ad!! 4-2!! Gray 4-2!; Kruger 5-2! We only need 2 of these... Texas wins 4-0. The Longhorns would be next... Bertus Kruger WINS!! It's TCU 3 MSU 2!! 7-6, 4-6, 6-2! Gray 5-2! Jong 4-2! Gray 5-2; Jong 4-3. Gray 5-3; Jong 4-3. We just need 1 of em to win. C'mon - this has been a looong match. Sander holds at no-ad. Both matches at 5-3, with TCU leading both. Sander was at no-ad and match point but loses, so it's 5-4. Alastair is stuck on 15-all - injury??!! Line call argument??!! The Man from Twickenham clinched it 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 and it's ON TO ORLANDO as the Frogs win 4-2 over Mississippi State!!!!
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    *Actual footage of GP sliding into Blackshear’s DMs
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    Aussie Aussie Aussie! OI! OI! OI!
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    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
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    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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    Orrrrrr....The uniforms are unveiled with Hurts as one of the models. Double whammy (wakes up from dream)
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    I rewatched the 2 plays that Justin Rodgers had in the Cheese It Bowl. I want to take back my previous comments. He really did a good job on a limited amount to review. First play: he had a defensive player bounce off of him and he ran to about the line of scrimmage. His running wasn't horrible. IMHO, it seemed that he might have previously had another gear of speed that wasn't there when he took off. Think his running was adequate and could improve with time. Second play: completes a little pass off to the side. Foot work looked good. Coaches could have called a safe play and just called a hand off to the RB. But coaches trusted him to throw the ball in a tough bowl game in the 4th quarter. Both plays were supposed to be passing plays. This causes me to think he is ready. Furthermore, IIRC he wasn't even cleared to play until Nov? I remember seeing an article from the startlegram to something of this nature. Kid has a monster arm which seems pretty accurate. If he could get an oline that can give him time and keep him standing upright he could be slinging the rock all over the field.
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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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    OK I’m not worried about this team anymore.
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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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    TCU 61 Baylor 58 TCU makes silly looking towels with the score printed on them and waves them in public for the next 50 years.
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    My high school ride, 1975 Ford F-150. “Old Yeller”
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    So you’re telling me that, yesterday: 1) TCU won 2) aggy and Baylor lost
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    So it's on to the 3rd set between Norrie and Millman in Rome! 0-1 as Millman holds. 1-2. 2-all. Cam gets the break at love and takes a 3-2 lead! 4-2! All Cam needs now is to serve it out. 4-3. 5-3. 5-4. Now all Cam needs is to hold one more time to advance. Cam evens the all-time series with Millman with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win to advance to the 2nd round of the main draw at Rome!
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    Really great article by John Henry about ex-TCU DE Chad McCarty and his run for FW school board Place 2. After he graduated TCU with his master's degree in education administration, he worked his way up to become principal at his former HS, Eastern Hills. After four years working there, he quit to begin a business with two other school administrators serving the kids he saw were falling through the cracks. They are providing work-for-pay for at-risk students while they learn a trade and earn a diploma through the group's automotive repair business. These kids have responsibilities as wage earners in their homes and many were skipping school to work in legitimate jobs, or finding other ways to make money illegally. AutoDuco, an automotive maintenance and repair shop in Mansfield, is designed to have four high school age apprentices assigned to each technician. While they’re learning a trade and income, they’re also working on their high school diploma through an internet-based home-school program. The school district did offer a similar program, but not for the kids most vulnerable. That is, those not eligible for the programs because of attendance or behavioral issues. “We try to hire young people that are having a tough time getting a foothold in society,” McCarty said. “We were tired, myself and my business partners … we got tired of kicking out the same kids. All of them had the same answers as to why they were doing things: ‘We need to find a way to make some money.’” If you live on the east side of FW and can vote in the Place 2 school board election, perhaps you should consider our Frog candidate. CGP would vote for him: “I would definitely back him,” said Patterson, who doesn’t live within Place 2’s east-side boundaries. “I like honest people. He’s an honest person who works hard. He believes in kids. For me, those three things are all of the qualities that would be great for someone running for school board.” https://www.pressboxdfw.com/tcu-ex-mccarty-now-trying-to-force-school-board-turnover/
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    The Frogs finished strong today in Tempe and won their third consecutive match over a ranked opponent - this time over #16 Illinois at the Tempe Collegiate Cup. TCU won 4 singles matches over Illini opponents, 1 over a Bulldog and lost 1 to a Mississippi State player subbing in so that 6 matches could be played: Alex Rybakov won 3 and 2 over #92 Zeke Clark Alastair Gray won 7-6 (11-9), 6-4 over Siphosothando Montsi Luc Fomba won 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 over Vuk Budic Eduardo Roldan beat Fletcher Scott 3 and 3 Bertus Kruger beat Grego Ramskogler (MSU) 7-6, 2-6, 10-4 Sander Jong lost 5-7, 2-6 to Trevor Foshey (MSU) We didn't fare so well in doubles - Rybo and Gray won 6-3, but Fomba/Jong and Stalder/Kruger lost 2 and 3. So, overall, although I was fearful that we could lose all three matches, we won all of them and went 3-0 through 3 ranked opponents, including #3 Mississippi State and our Nemesis (Illinois) from last year. Obviously, this is a great start - even if the matches don't officially count. The first one that does will be next Friday at Tulsa. Rybo is obviously our leader and his wins over three ranked players sets him up well for a very good season. Luc Fomba also got three W's - he seems to be a very impressive player and is only a freshman. Alastair Gray seems recovered from injury and so does Bertus Kruger. Roditi will apparently rely on Reese Stalder like he did on Trevor and Guillermo last year. Eduardo Roldan and Sander Jong both got W's and some good experience against quality opponents. And in reserve, we still have Kurzban and Martin. I am now wildly optimistic about the season and expect a move upwards in the polls next week.
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    The new year has dawned and it's time to start focusing on the upcoming Spring season of the TCU tennis team, who will be defending our back-to-back-to-back Big 12 championship run. Based on the fall results and the individual rankings, I'd have to say that Texas (w/ Christian Sigsgaard and Yuya Ito and coached by the traitorous Michael Center, last year's Big12 Coach of the Year) is probably either the favorite or at least a co-favorite with the Frogs for the conference title. OU, with last season's Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year Alex Bakshi, is also likely to be very good. But the conference is so talented (all teams routinely make the NCAA's and are ranked in the Top 30) that all teams conceivably have a shot at the title. The first dual match of the season will be Friday, January 18, at Tulsa, a traditional rival that historically has given us trouble but whom we have handled relatively easily in the past few years. But before dual matches get underway, the Frogs are scheduled to play in something called the "Hidden Dual" at Tempe, an event hosted by Arizona State, which you should recall recently restarted their men's program after a decade+ hiatus last year (and responded by having a pretty good team that was ranked fairly high most of the season). The schedule says that the event starts on Sunday but the Frogs are not slated to play until Thursday 1/10 against the Sun Devils. Then, on Friday (1/11), we'll play Mississippi State and on Saturday (1/12), we'll play Illinois. Because these are all pre-determined, I don't think this is a tourney set-up, but just a gathering of a bunch of top teams in an early get-together. I think TCU, ASU, MSU and the Ilini are in one flight and there is another flight (which I think includes Oklahoma State, amongst others), so maybe there'll be a "finals" between the winner of the two flights on Sunday, but I can't find any write-up which actually explains that, so who knows? Because the Sun Devils are only recently re-incarnated, we should probably be favored in our opening match, but they'll be at home and we traditionally start slow, so I wouldn't assume a W. Mississippi State, with Nuno Borges, has, with Georgia, Florida and A&M (at least last year), been at the top of the SEC for several years now and should be especially tough - I would rate the Bulldogs as a slight favorite because of that and our expected slow start. And the Ilini are our Nemesis - they beat us twice last season, including knocking us out of the NCAA's. Luckily, however, the reason they beat us started with Alex Vukic and ended with Jared Hiltzik and both Vuks and Hiltz are gone to the pros, so things might be different this year. This is a very high-quality field for our first event of the year and we better be ready or we could start 0-3 which, albeit not disastrous, would be a weak way to start the year. It's possible, of course, to imagine a better start... Alex Rybakov, obviously, will head the Frog effort this season. He's in his senior season, loves college tennis and has said he has "more work to do." He's made it to ATP#490, which is damn good, but it's just not good enough to guarantee a living as a full-time pro. So, thankfully, he's back, which automatically makes us a good team. Only Roditi and Bowen have seen everyone else play, so it's tough for a mere fan to project the rest of the line-up. if fully recovered from his leg injury, my guess is that Alastair Gray will be at #2 and I think senior Reese Stalder seems likely to be #3. But that could be reversed - Roditi likes to rely on his seniors in the tough slots and Stalder got his first ATP points ever over the summer and may have improved/matured his game to justify a higher slotting. Beyond that, it's really a guess, but I predict Bertus Kruger at #4 assuming that he too has recovered from injury. Eduardo Roldan might be #5 and #6 is probably a competition between Max Kurzban and newcomers Luc Fomba and Sander Jong (based on results in Juniors, I'd bet on Jong). The wild card is Juan Martin, who sat out last year and hasn't played much (if at all) - he's the Felipe Escobar of this year and will hopefully prove useful to the team. if Jong doesn't get a singles slotting, I predict he'll be on one of the doubles teams. We'll know more this time next week - hopefully, we'll start strong for a change. The first team rankings will be out on 1/9, so we'll know where we stand right before we start the season.
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    That might increase the posters here by what 2 or 3?
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    In honor of World Toilet Day I give you...
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