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  1. Jared

    Too early to start a 2018-19 Basketball thread?

    KU back to #1 in the AP; Tech is 11th; OU (28th), TCU (34th) and UT (tied for 39th) in the also receiving votes category. Houston enters the poll at 24th.
  2. Jared

    Too early to start a 2018-19 Basketball thread?

    Wow! I recorded this game and just watched the replay and we looked impressive! 7-1 and 2 consecutive road W's over SMU and USC! We might even sniff the Top 25 due to these wins and our assist stats. After the Lipscomb fiasco, I was really worried about the team but I'm not so worried now. We looked good!
  3. Cal-Berkeley is a major research university and claims many notable and distinguished alumni who have invented, discovered and/or developed some of the world's most famous things (and ideas). We can thank Cal for atomic bombs (J. Robert Oppenheimer); the gargantuan Apple monopoly (Steve Wozniak); Iranian defense policy (Mustafa Chamron); deuterium (Harold Urey); the carpet bombing of Vietnam (Robert McNamara); the omnipresent semiconductor industry (Gordon Moore); Proposition 13 (Pete Wilson); Governor Moonbeam (Jerry Brown); Norwegian worldwide hegemony (Crown Prince Haakon Magnus); Federal Reserve policy (Janet Yellon); "To Kill a Mockingbird" (Gregory Peck); Star Trek (Chris Pine); hydrogen bombs (Edward Teller); Free Speech (Mario Savio); the destruction of Free Speech (President Freeman); the polygraph test (John Augustus Larson); and Dark Energy (Saul Perlmutter), among many others. Ronald Reagan once described Cal as "a haven for communist sympathizers, protesters and sexual deviants." Cal knocked TCU out of the NCAA tennis championships in 2016! Maybe some of this was good or maybe it was bad, but there is no doubt that Cal's hegemonic domination of the world has to end on December 26!
  4. Jared

    TCU Tennis 2018-19

    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."
  5. Eminent historian John Elway once labeled The Play (which occurred in 1982 at the end of the Cal-Stanford game) as the "greatest travesty" in human history, a "farce," an "insult to college football: and something that he would "have to live with until the day [he] died." It prevented him from ever playing in a bowl game in his college football career and he went on to a middling career in the NFL and is now an unknown executive. Stanford (known by Cal fans as "furd") has had numerous opportunities to avenge the loss that resulted from it, but TCU never has. That is, until this year's monumental Cheez-It Bowl. This is our chance! I mean - THE BAND WAS ON THE FIELD!!!
  6. From 1967 to 1969, there was a shy professor at Cal Berkeley who taught in the field of mathematics. Prior to arriving there, no one really noticed anything wrong with him, but after he left, he had evolved into the monster that the world remembers as the UnaBomber. That's right - Ted Kacyzinski paradigmizes the entire ethos of the Cal football machine, I mean, say what you will about the tenets of National Socialism, at least it didn't involve the seemingly random mail bombings of an individual who so totally rejected the advances of the Technological Society that he turned the whole concept on its head through the ruthless murder of innocents! I say we need to teach the Cal Berkeley ethos and its football machine a lesson that mankind will not forget for a thousand years!
  7. There are different interpretations, but I'm pretty sure Mario Savio was referring to the Cal football machine...
  8. Jared

    TCU Tennis 2018-19

    The Chappell v. Watson match has started in Tallahassee and Nick trails 4-5 in the first set, having given up an early break. 4-6. Nick falls in the first set. 1-all in the 2nd. Nick has earned $7,344 this year and $34,978 in his career. He's moved up to #677 in the ATP. 2-1. 3-1!! Nick gets the early break! The Watson machine must be prevented from working at all! 6-1! Nick evens the match at 1-set apiece! (I tried to join the Cal message board, but you have to have a mobile phone and I don't). 0-1 in the 3rd. Screw BearInsider! If they insist on/want a mobile phone, they don't get to read my Mario Savio jokes! 0-2. %$#@! All that wasted time trying to talk to the Cal Bears was bad luck for Nick! 0-3. The BearInsider machine has become so odious that you just have to beat them in the Cheezit Bowl. You have to put your bodies on the gears of their offense! On the whole apparatus! 1-5. This whole match is making me extremely mad at Cal! Nick falls 4-6, 6-1, 1-6. Screw Andrew Watson, BearInsider and the whole Cal football machine!
  9. Jared

    The TCU Variety Thread

    LT is going to be on the Dan Patrick show this hour.
  10. The reason I want to beat Cal so badly can be summed up as follows: There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part! You can't even passively take part!! And you've got to put your bodies on the gears and upon the wheels!! Upon the levers and upon all the apparatus!! And you've got to make it stop!! And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!!!
  11. Jared

    TCU Tennis 2018-19

    Nick Chappell will be at the Tallahassee Futures tourney this week - he's already into the main draw and is scheduled tomorrow to play Andrew Watson (ATP #665), who is British and a Memphis commit for next year.
  12. Jared

    Bowl Projections

    Well, we've played Oregon and Stanford and now Cal in bowl games, and we've got Colorado, Cal and Stanford with home-and-homes in the next few years, so I think we're doing okay v. the Pac-12. I'd like to play some MWC teams though...
  13. Jared

    Bowl Projections

    GO FROGS!! BEAT CAL!
  14. Jared

    Bowl Projections

    Based on yesterday's results, I'll predict the Texas Bowl against Auburn. Or at least that's what I'm hoping for.
  15. Jared

    Week 14: Conference Championships

    In OT, Fresno wins it! Best game of the day!
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