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    Happy Old Scribe Day, everyone. Gone, but never forgotten. #HBDOS 💜
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    That is my prayer every morning.
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    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/06/james-mattis-denounces-trump-protests-militarization/612640/ James Mattis finally speaks up. “Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us,” Mattis writes. “We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership.” “When I joined the military, some 50 years ago,” he writes, “I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens—much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside.”
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    I heard that Evans tried to open up his salon during quarantine 😜
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    Boom! 💯 days 'til kickoff! We are 64.41% of the way throught the offseason. Gary Patterson's 100th win at TCU came in a 38-17 home win over Louisiana-Monroe on September 17, 2011 Believe it or not, Jim Wacker was TCU's head coach for exactly 100 games. BJ Catalon's kickoff return TD against LSU In 2013 was the most recent of six in TCU history to go for exactly 100 yards. (The others were Cory Rodgers against BYU in 2005, LaTerance Dunbar against SMU in 2000, Phillip Epps against Rice in 1978, Frank Horak against Tech in 1965 and Carl Knox against Oklahoma A&M in 1946). Darius Anderson's nail-in-the-coffin touchdown run against Texas in 2017 gave him exactly 100 yards for the game and instantly silenced the way-too-cocky UT fans sitting in front of me. He broke that poor Longhorn safety's ankles worse than that one scene in Misery.
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    About to make some of you feel old. This is about to become a teenager.
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    Card of the day for May 27, 2020 Craig Farmer - 1994 FleerProCards # 3872 I saw that today is the 26th anniversary of a Frog baseball milestone. On this day in 1994, TCU Baseball recorded its first NCAA Tournament win with an 11-3 win over Memphis. The Frogs also won the Southwest Conference regular season title outright for the first time in nearly 40 years. The roster that year was a solid bunch of guys, several of whom went on to play some pro ball, and also included two players from Texas baseball royalty - Reid Ryan and Tim Grieve. Craig Farmer was a senior on that 1994 squad but went undrafted. His pro career was brief, playing with 3 teams over 2 seasons (and 1 inning of 1 game in 1998), although he had relatively decent numbers.
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    Dangerfrog is relocating to Dallas today. He will be working and living in the Galleria area. He took some time to play in Europe after graduation, so this is the first “real” job. He was very fortunate to be offered such a great opportunity in the current economic climate.
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    I don’t think I qualify as a spokesman for all “the D’s,” but I’ve previously stated my position on this: Saying that Trump and Biden “have the same MeToo issues” is like saying, “Bob has Stage 4 pancreatic cancer and Steve has a cold, but hey, they’re BOTH sick!”
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    A great article by Frogs of War on the TCU offense. https://www.frogsowar.com/2020/5/12/21255732/statsowar-fixing-the-offense-zach-evans-tcu-college-football-gary-patterson-horned-frogs One point he makes is that we aren't doing some things with motion and creativity the we used to do and we aren't using our O-line like we used to either. I think a lot of that was a result of dumbing the offense down for Shawn and Max due to lack of experience and a talent deficit on the O-line. The lack of QB experience is obvious but the O-line deficiencies are a little more subtle. We used to have some really athletic guards and centers like Morris and Schlottmann who could pull and trap and we just haven't had those guys lately. Cordel was a decent guard but he was not particularly mobile. I'm hoping that Wes Harris finally gets healthy and that we can use Quazzy White or Garrett Hayes at guard and we can get back to using the O-line as weapons more than just speed bumps. Coy McMillion fits the bill at center but we need some athletic cats at guard. I would love to be able to run the ball like we did against Arky and OSU back in 2017. That was a thing of beauty. We couldn't get over the OU hump that year but other than that, our run game was pretty damn good that season.
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    Some happy news from Derrick and Zahna Kindred!
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    The addition of Evans and Jackson puts us one over the scholarship limit, at least as far as what has been publicly disclosed. Likely a transfer (or maybe a few) we don't know about yet. Evans the first five star TCU has ever signed, but I'm still one to say starsies don't matter. I trust GP and staff have thoroughly researched his Frog Factor and are satisfied. We are really loaded at running back now. I hope we have someone who can give them some holes to run through.
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    ....and now 247 is reporting that Evans has enrolled at TCU. Wow. Wow wow wow wow wow wow. This guy was SUCH a beast at North Shore.
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    93 days 'til kickoff. We are now 66.9% of the way through the offseason. Our current 93: I thought last year was going to be George Ellis' breakout season, but he didn't end up playing at all. Was he injured? A fun-to-remember 93: There've been very few Frogs who played with the perpetual tenacity of Chase Ortiz.
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    YES my favorite thread of the year! Keep up the good work LL
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    94 days 'til kickoff. We are now 66.55% of the way through the offseason. Our current 94: Super, duper excited to see Corey Bethley step up to be the leader of the D-Line in his last season before he becomes a millionaire. ...and a fun-to-remember 94: What a moment. What a game. Love Josh Carraway.
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    This is a good start. I look forward to learning about the actions that come from these meetings.
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    President already has the solution. Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · Aug 15, 2019 If President Xi would meet directly and personally with the protesters, there would be a happy and enlightened ending to the Hong Kong problem. I have no doubt!
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    Hahaha. Fair enough. I just know he has something really wise to say. You’ve heard it come out in the past. You’ve seen him strongly support young black men through adversity (up to a very respectable point). Yeah he’d jumble up the words, but his passion would say something. Perhaps my expectations were too high. I just think we’re setting the bar far too low.
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    I think I speak for all of us when I say that we’d like to see more of you around here, Vlade.
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    96 days 'til kickoff. We are now 65.84% of the way through the offseason. No current 96 on the roster, but I'm going with two former 96s who helped get this program to new heights:
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    I have great respect for Kenny Hill. He may not have been the greatest Frog QB we ever had, but I think he's a great person.
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    97 days 'til kickoff. We are now 65.48% of the way through the offseason. No current 97 on the roster, so anoter blast from the past for today:
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    98 days 'til kickoff. We are now 65.12% of the way through the offseason. No current 98 on the roster, so we'll go with an oldie but goodie for today:
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    We are now 64.77% of the way through the offseason
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    I saw a tweet earlier that indicated that Schlossnagle had said all 8 seniors from this year's team would be returning for one last ride in 2021. To refresh your memory, those 8 are: -Zach Humphreys -Charles King -Haylen Green -Austin Henry -Hunter Wolfe -Conner Shepherd -Gene Wood -Dalton Brown
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    If Trump shuts social media down, which I don’t think he can do, isn’t that in conflict with what his Free speech, gun toting, no-mask wearing, Land of the Free, followers are so adamant about? He can’t afford to piss them off. It won’t happen
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    Arizona (and by the way, I'm only answering these if I don't have to look them up)
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    College Football News preview for TCU. Better than most of these things from national reporters who don't pay much attention to the Frogs. https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/college-football-news-preview-2020-tcu-horned-frogs/ar-BB14B3JE
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    If it was my call, I'd want to be sure none of those rich donors got sick.
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    Card of the Day for May 22, 2020 Kenrich Williams - 2019 Panini Father's Day #73, serial numbered to 199 It's a rarity! A pro basketball card featuring someone at TCU not named Kurt Thomas! There was a five year gap between Kurt Thomas's last game and Kenrich joining the NBA. That didn't stop Kurt Thomas from having cards made during those years though. Apparently a long career can garner you some post career longevity in the trading card world. But back to Kenrich. Before the 2018-2019 season, the last time a trading card featuring an NBA rookie from TCU was 1999 (Lee Nailon). Based on my research, I have found mass produced cards for 14 former basketball Frogs. This includes development/minor league cards. Also, two of these players transferred out of TCU and didn't finish their collegiate careers there and two players are women. How many can you name?
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    Ah yes, that age old conservative value of big, central government leeching power away from the states...
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    Thursday’s 6-packAll-time leaders in saves, for guys who played since 1960:652— Mariano Rivera601— Trevor Hoffman478— Lee Smith437— Francisco Rodriguez424— John Franco422— Billy WagnerQuote of the Day:“That guy, all he ever did was lace ‘em up and sit on the bench. In nine years, he wore out one pair of sneakers, and 100 pair of laces.”Dick Barnett, talking about a teammate who seldom playedThursday’s quizWho was the only major leaguer to play 500+ games at each of five different positions?Wednesday’s quizDee Gordon was last major leaguer to steal 60+ bases in one season, in 2017.Tuesday’s quizJames Harden averaged 36.1 ppg last year, the last time an NBA player averaged 30+ points/game— he is averaging 34.4 ppg this season. Posted onMay 20, 2020Leave a commenton Thursday’s 6-pack, Quote, Quiz of the DayThursday’s Den: Doing some thinking out loud……13) Several years ago, I’m at the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League, watching ball all day in air conditioned comfort; first game of the day is in Cox Pavilion, where UNLV’s women’s team plays— gym seats around 2,000 people, and it is close to full.Golden State’s team is playing; midway thru the first half, they put in a kid named Ian Clark, who I remembered from his days playing at Belmont— good shooter.Two of his first three shots are airballs; I mention this to the guy sitting next to me, that this kid Clark is a good shooter, but is off to a rough start. The guy replies that Clark had played in the Orlando summer games earlier in the week, and was probably tired.Out of 2,000 people in the gym, how was it that I was sitting next to Ian Clark’s brother?He is a good guy; we talked some more the rest of the game, but I felt like kind of a jerk.12) NBA has used Spalding basketballs since 1983, but starting in 2021-22, the league will switch to Wilson basketballs. Wonder what the league’s better shooters think of that.11) Last week, we talked about records that will never be broken; here’s one.July 3, 1966, Braves in San Francisco. Tony Cloninger is Atlanta’s pitcher; he hits two grand slams, knocks in nine runs in Atlanta’s 17-3 win.Nine RBI for a pitcher? Good luck breaking that record, because the universal DH is coming, and it is possible that pitchers may never hit again.10) KBO expert Dan Kurtz posted this the other day, about a 1987 KBO playoff game that ended in a 15-inning tie; both starting pitchers threw complete games. Korean playoff games end after 15 innings if the game is tied (12 innings in regular season).One pitcher threw 232 pitches, the other guy 209 in the 2-2 tie.9) NFL teams can no longer block assistant coaches from interviewing for coordinator jobs with other teams; this is expected to lead to more minority coaches getting coordinator jobs. Underrated sports family; the Bibby family.— Henry Bibby played basketball at UCLA, then played nine years in the NBA; he was on the Knicks’ last title team, in 1973. He scored 8.6 ppg for his NBA career.— Henry’s brother Jim Bibby pitched in the major leagues for 12 years, going 111-101, with 239 starts, 101 relief stints. He won a World Series with the ’79 Pirates..— Henry’s son Mike Bibby played ball at Arizona; he played 14 years in the NBA, scoring 14.7 ppg for his career. He played in the NBA Finals for Miami in 2011, when they lost to the Mavericks.7) One thing I think we’ll see more of over the next year or so; more animated movies, because you can make them virtually. They’re probably cheaper to make, anyway.6) Some college scheduling things:— USC/Ole Miss will play home/home in football in 2025-26; these teams have never met, but Lane Kiffin used to coach the Trojans.— Oklahoma/Florida will start a home/home basketball series.— Kentucky-Michigan pushed back their basketball series a year:a) December 2021, Kentucky @ Michiganb) December 2022, Kentucky-Michigan, in Londonc) December 2023, Michigan @ Kentucky5) QB Jack Sears transfers from USC to Boise State; he has two years left to play. Sears played one game for the Trojans last year, completing 20-28 passes for 235 yards in a 38-35 loss to Arizona State.4) Guard Mac McClung will transfer from Georgetown; looks like Patrick Ewing has almost a complete rebuild with the Hoyas. Georgetown is 49-46 in three years under Ewing, 19-35 in Big East games. Hoyas’ last winning season in Big East play? 2015.3) Was watching a 1978 playoff game, Phillies-Dodgers on TV the other night. Nowadays, there are no day games in the playoffs, except for the round of 16, but this was a Saturday afternoon NLCS game, with Al Michaels, Don Drysdale, Johnny Bench on the mike.It occurred to me that I had never seen this game; back then I was in college, and my work-study job in college was keeping stats for UAlbany football games, so I was there, not at home watching this game, and if I was home, I was probably watching a college football game anyway.And there was no ESPN or CNN in 1978, so hard to find highlights. Lot of the names in the game brought back memories, but it seems like 1,000 years ago now.2) A Virginia family discovered two bags containing nearly $1M in cash while on an afternoon drive. The family contacted the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office, which sent deputies to the home, and they took the money back to HQ.Here’s the question; What would you do if you found $1M lying in the street?1) My dad passed away five years ago this week; it is important for me to acknowledge all that he did for me, and continues to do, since his example of how to live is something I try to follow.He was from New York City, but wasn’t abrasive or rude; he was respectful, loved to laugh, and he loved golf, the Mets and the Knicks. He wanted his family to be happy, and were always happier when he was around. I miss him every day.
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    Card of the Day for May 20th, 2020 Jalen Reagor - 2020 Leaf Metal Draft - Touchdown Kings Autographs, Purple variation serial numbered to 25 Reagor had a slew of cards come out before he was even drafted. There are more on the way, but there are already 200+ cards featuring Reagor. Granted, most of them are color variations (like this one) of some other base card, but still, it's kind of ridiculous. At any rate, I quite like this one. Purple variations hold a premium for me (obviously) and that it's autographed as well is just icing on the cake. Fortunately, I got mine before the draft and I think I paid about $8. Since the draft, his cards have exploded and this one is probably $20 at least now. I've had to put Reagor cards (and Gladney) on the back burner for a while because they are just too pricey. I'll keep working on older cards that typically don't have as high a demand.
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    There is still time for the R’s to pick another candidate.
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    Possible flip? Noah Bolticoff, a 6'5", 265lb 3-star OT from Rose Hill, KS has decommitted from Kansas State. Several crystal ball predictions now see him becoming a Frog. If Rose Hill, KS rings a bell, it's because it's the same high school that sent Blaize and Brady Foltz to TCU.
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    ...and this evening, Jeremy Clark is reporting that Mark Jackson is indeed transferring to TCU for his final collegiate season.
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    For those of you slow on the handle... Amash-Pitt 2020
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    Another shot for Ranthony Texada, as he's been signed by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL.
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