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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!
  3. 7 points
    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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    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
  14. 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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    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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    Frogs win. TCU 3 runs, 15 hits, 1 error. Tech 1 run, 14 hits, 2 errors
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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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    We're just two weeks away from Signing Day Part Deux for 2019, which means the 2020 cycle (which is already well underway, despite the Frogs not yet having any commits) will be full speed ahead very soon. I'd guess we'll have commits soon. I tried to think of another sponsor for this year's thread that would throw shade at Baylor, but instead thought I'd provide some exposure for David Hawthorne's new BBQ Spot in West 7th. Anyway, we'll get this thread started with a list of the guys who've been offered by TCU (and aren't already committed elsewhere): QB: -Brendon Lewis - Melissa -Haynes King - Longview -Roman Purcell - Indianapolis, IN RB: -EJ Smith - Dallas Jesuit (Emmitt's son) -Zachary Evans - Galena Park North Shore -Seth McGowan - Mesquite Poteet -Sam Adams - Sammamish, WA -Reggie Love - St. Louis, MO -Jaden Hullaby - Dallas Bishop Dunne -Miles Friday - Stone Mountain, GA WR: -Troy Omeire - Sugar Land Austin -Marvin Mims - Frisco Lone Star -LV Bunkley-Shelton - Gardena, CA -Ja'Khi Douglas - Houma, LA -Josh Jackson - Harbor City, CA -Jacobi Bellazin - Livonia, LA -Savion Williams - Marshall -Donnovan Moorer - Stone Mountain, GA -Quentin Johnston - Temple TE: -Blayne Toll - Hazen, AR -Brandon Frazier - McKinney North OL: - OT Chad Lindberg - Clear Creek - OT Andrej Karic - Southlake Carroll - OT Garrett Hayes - Athens - OT Nathan Anderson - Frisco Reedy - G Andrew Raym - Broken Arrow, OK - G Geirean Hatchett - Ferndale, WA DE: -BJ Ojulari - Marietta, GA -Alec Bryant - Pearland Shadow Creek -James Sylvester - Newton -Tyler Baron - Nashville, TN -Vernon Broughton - Cy Ridge -Princely Umanmielen - Manor -Jay Hardy - Chattanooga, TN DT: -Branard Wright - Dallas Carter -Kenean Caldwell - Oak Grove, LA LB: -Justin Flowe - Upland, CA S: -Chris Thompson - Duncanville -Darius Snow - Hebron -Nehki Meredith - Virginia Beach, VA -Jerrin Thompson - Lufkin -Xavion Alford - Pearland Shadow Creek CB: -Kelee Ringo - Scottsdale, AZ -Lorando Johnson - Lancaster -Lejond Cavazos - Seguin (but playing at IMG Academy) -Keontae Jenkins - Virginia Beach, VA -Jalen Kimber - Mansfield Timberview ATH: -Ja'Quinden Jackson - Duncanville -Eric Reed - Shreveport, LA -Michael Henderson - Carrollton Ranchview -Kevontre Bradford - Lancaster -Jahari Rogers - Arlington High -Myles Price - The Colony
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    Anyone seen my coffee? I seem to have misplaced it...
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    The reason Mississippi State is higher ranked and is favored at home against TCU on Saturday is because they are 19-3, they won the SEC tournament championship and their overall record is just more impressive despite the fact that we beat them in Chicago (4-1) and Tempe in an exhibition. Their W's include Wichita State, Arizona, Miami, USF, Tech, Tulane, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, South Carolina, Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Georgia, Arkansas, Mississippi, A&M, LSU, Vanderbilt (again), South Carolina (again), Tennessee (again), Alabama State and South Alabama. They've won 14 in a row. They haven't lost a point yet in the NCAA's. Their only L's are to TCU, Baylor and Florida (which was on 3/10). They are undefeated (12-0) at home in Starkville. They are 8-3 against the Top 25 and 12-0 against teams ranked 26-50. Nuno Borges is the #1 ranked singles player in the country (just passing J.J. Wolf on the last week of the season) and is seeded #1 Slam Tennis says that their schedule strength is the #1 in the country. Borges and Strahinja Rakic are the #3 doubles team in the country. They just don't lose much - they are clearly a legit contender for the national championship. Their usual singles line-up is #1 Borges (Portugal), #61 Giovanni Oradini (Italy), Rakic (Serbia), Niclas Braun (Germany), Trevor Foshey (Florida) and Florian Broska (Germany) and their doubles line-up is #3 Borges/Rakic, #32 Braun/Oradini and Foshey/Gregor Ramskogler (Austria). Most of them were the top junior players in their respective countries. Their head coach is Matt Roberts, in his 5th season (7th overall at MSU; 9th overall as a coach), who has turned the Bulldogs into a national power, winning their first SEC title since 1996 last year and making the quarters at the NCAA's since 1998 as well. Roberts played at Arkansas (2003-06) and also coached at Arkansas-Little Rock and Michigan State. Obviously, he's known for his recruiting. Nonetheless, Slam Tennis only rates them as a 55% favorite, the closest of all the supers. This is probably because of the H2H record. Back in February, they took the doubles point when Borges/Rakic beat Rybo/Gray 7-6 (7-5) and Foshey/Ramskogler beat Fomba/Jong 6-2, but then we jumped all over them in singles, getting W's from Jong over Broska, Fomba over Foshey, Kruger over Braun and Stalder over Rakic. Rybo and Borges were 6-6 in the 3rd and Gray and Oradini had also split sets and were at 2-3 when play ended. Like us, the Bulldogs are not a good indoors team and that might have been the difference (they lost to Baylor the next day), but their recap says that their problem was that they were serving poorly and we weren't. I expect we'll lose the doubles point, but if we can win that, our chances seem good. If not, we really need the same kind of performance from the bottom of the line-up that we got in Chicago and it sure would be nice if #4 Alex could beat #1 Nuno. Roditi says that it will be an "absolute war." Can we beat them yet again? In Starkville where they haven't lost all season?
  26. 5 points
    Frogs break the losing streak in Abilene, 11-6, despite allowing five runs in the eighth.
  27. 5 points
    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/
  28. 5 points
    TurkVision is the internet's best hidden gem...BTW
  29. 5 points
    Am I the only one who is more and more impressed with Jeremiah Donati as time goes on?
  30. 5 points
    A few observations from this evening's open practice: -Delton was not suited up, so Rogers was running with the 1s and Duggan with the 2s. Matthew Downing also got some reps. A number of people in the stands remarked at how big Rogers looked - he's really filled out, and I think he might have even grown an inch. He threw some really pretty balls (including a really great back-shoulder throw to Barber that resulted in an equally impressive catch for a TD) and looked to be more mobile than what we'd seen in the bowl game. Duggan is really, really quick. -DeMauryon Holmes was running alongside Garrett Wallow with the 1s on defense while Ben & Montrel Wilson weren't suited out. He has gotten much bigger, and looked natural playing LB. -Sewo was the only scholarship RB suited up. He had a few good runs and a long gain on a swing pass. Most of the RB reps went to #34 - the roster tells me that's Deryl Reynolds, a walk-on listed at WR that played at Alamo Heights and then transferred here from Colorado School of Mines. -Catch of the day was probably Artayvious Lynn going up to high-point a 50/50 ball on a deep pass from Rogers, and he had several catches on a variety of routes. Al'Dontrae Davis also had some impressive snags, and Ni'Jeel Meeking had a great catch & run on a slant from Duggan. -Vernon Scott made an insanely athletic INT to spoil a potential TD pass that got the fans in attendance pretty excited. -Ochaun Mathis looked huge, and was running with the 1s opposite Parker Workman. Adam Plant is HUGE. -Starting OL appeared to be, left to right - McKinney, Iwagwu, McMillon, Quazzel White and David Bolisomi. Esteban Aliva stuck out to me as an OL that's gotten bigger since last year. -Song and Bunce both made FGs from 45+...but both missed from closer. -Overall, I'd say the defense looked further along - not that suprising. As discussed previously, TONS of guys were sitting out. Many appeared to be doing so as a precaution, but Izaih Filikitonga had a boot on one foot and was using one of those scooter things.
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    While I'm glad there are 360 views from up there, he provided about 160's worth.
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    Thank you for the birthday wishes, Chuck. Kurt Thomas is throwing a birthday party in a bomb shelter, and Trevor The Dyslexic Gopher is baking a cake made of motor oil and anti-matter. Then a choir of Columbian goats with cerebral palsy are going to sing a medley of Lady Gaga songs in Farsi while the dance the dance of the forlorn and unencumbered. We will end the evening by watch Bridge Over The River Kwai backwards. I am insane now, Chuck.
  34. 5 points
    In front of a raucous sell-out crowd in Acapulco, an energized Nick Kyrgios just beat Rafa Nadal 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 in a 3:00 hour+ epic match which sets up a quarters match against Wavro (Stan Wawrinka) for the right to face the winner of the Norrie/MackieMack match in the semis. The Acapulco tourney is really kind of a big deal because next week is Indian Wells (er, the BNP Paribas tourney) where all the top pros will be. I'm not sure if Cam is highly ranked enough to qualify for the main draw, but I'm betting that if he isn't (and beating someone like Kyrgios/Wavro in the semis would be a huge attention-getter), that Facundo will convince him to try to qualify for it. If Indian Wells fans are as into it as the Acapulco fans are, it'll be quite an event. One other thing - Cam just passed the $1,000,000 mark in career earnings after making the 2nd round in Rio. He's just the 4th Scottish player to ever do it; I'm pretty sure he's the first Frog.
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    Former OU WR Malcom Kelly is the new WR coach. The dude was an All-American at OU and a 2nd round draft pick of the Redskins. He's been at A&M Commerce as a GA and then at UH for 2 seasons. Seems like a home run hire. https://247sports.com/college/tcu/Article/Sources-TCU-to-hire-Malcolm-Kelly-as-outside-WR-coach-129482907/
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    All-time, Mississippi State leads TCU 3-2 in the historic series - the Frogs won the first two meetings but the Bulldogs have won the last 3 straight. Not counting Tempe, the last time we faced them was in 2012 and MSU got the win 4-1 in Starkville. At neutral sites, TCU leads 2-1. MSU is 6-0 and is effectively the #2 team in the nation, but they, like us, are not necessarily good on indoor courts. Their 6 W's are over Wichita State, Arizona, Miami, USF, Tech and Tulane. Tech gave them the toughest match and only lost 4-2. Borges is ranked 5th in singles; Foshey, Oradini and Braun are also ranked. They are undefeated on the doubles point all year. For the Frogs, Rybakov, Gray and Kruger are also ranked. The match is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. - if all goes well, I'll be there and I'm not gonna bring a tablet or phone, so I'll do a re-cap tomorrow night.
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    Took my kiddo out to the match this afternoon - we had a good time, watched Fomba and Jong come back to win in doubles and then Reese Stalder in singles. Sat in front of an older gentleman...turns out, it was Tut Bartzen!
  38. 5 points
    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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    Joe Scarborough tweeted the usual "Georgia was disappointed that they didn't make the playoffs and didn't care about the game" excuse, to which I replied: "In 2014, TCU went from #3 to #6 in the playoff rankings in the last week of the regular season. They responded by prison-raping Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl 42-3. So why is it that SEC teams are so emotionally fragile and non-SEC teams DON'T MAKE EXCUSES???"
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    We had only been living back in the states for about a year and didn't get a lot of TCU games on TV then. My then 4-year old Tyler comes in and says "Mom, TCU is on TV." Watched the rest of the game then. Got back into following TCU football more closely after that. Tyler was really proud he told me the game was on.
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    The Sun Bowl was the game that made me pay attention to TCU. (Of course, meeting the future Mrs. Turk sealed the deal.) There was a USC grad at the office that, in the lead up to the game, was the personification of hubris. There was a casual Frog fan in the office (a Baylor grad - those were the days of innocence...) and USC-boy just LOVED to tell our resident TCU fan how USC was going to mop up the field with the Frogs. That was a fun Monday.
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    Interesting stat: 6 penalties, 9 interceptions Mark Cohen was gonna post that, but, you know.
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    You guys are missing the point. I mean come on, look at that lineup! Uncle Mario’s has brick oven pizza AND draft beer!
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    Just to follow up on yesterday's point on the ITA rankings for the fall, following is a list of the current Top 20 players in singles. Obviously, the fall rankings have to be taken with a grain of salt because most players would rather try their hands at earning money on the pro circuits and don't even enter the purely college tourneys (that don't pay anything). But here are Rybo's competitors as of now: 1. Petros Chrysochos - Wake Forest (he's won virtually every major tourney and is the leader by a mile) 2. Jan Zielinski - Georgia 3. J.J. Wolf - Ohio State (best known for the Patrick Kypson spitting incident) 4. Christian Sigsgaard - Texas (up from #54 in the pre-season) 5. Thomas Laurent - Oregon 6. Nicolas Moreno de Alboran - UCSB 7. Paul Jubb - South Carolina 8. Daniel Cukierman - USC 9. Oliver Crawford - Florida 10. Alex Brown - Illinois (last year's Nemesis for the Frogs; the Illini lost Hiltzik and Vukic) 11. Nuno Borges - Mississippi State (usually Top 5; he'll likely move upwards) 12. David Volfson - Cornell (up from NR in the pre-season) 13. Kyle Seelig - Ohio State 14. Alex Rybakov - TCU 15. Emil Reinberg - Georgia 16. Alex Lebedev - Notre Dame 17. Will Little - Baylor 18. Yuya Ito - Texas 19. Laurens Verboven - USC 20. Axel Geller - Stanford
  50. 5 points
    That guy is the worst kind of shit. #$%@ him.
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