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  1. TCU Tennis 2017-18

    I'm beginning to think that Alex Rybakov is injured. He hasn't played for weeks, he didn't go to the All-American, his tweet about "tennis is a brutal sport" was ominous and his later tweet about "anything worth having is not easy to accomplish" didn't sound so good either. But the main reason is that the seeds for the ITA Texas Regional have been announced and he's not listed (whereas he "should" have been in the Top 3 or so). So he's not playing at Aggieville this weekend. If he is injured, that's not a good sign for Rybo or the team generally. The top seeds are (1) Harrison Scott (UT); (2) Jordi Arconada (a&m); (3) Johannes Schretter (Baylor); (4) Jimmy Bendeck (Baylor); (5) Leonardo Telles (UT); (6) Alastair Gray (TCU); (7) A.J. Catanzariti (A&M - a real jerk); and (8) Rodrigo Banzer (UT). It's good that Ali is seeded, but I think our singles chances are slim to advance to NY. Maybe we'll do well in doubles.
  2. KU really handled SE Missouri State with ease, which worries me. But I'll say TCU 49 KU 6 and go with Hill, Orr and Turpin.
  3. TCU Tennis 2017-18

    Finally! Two years ago, you said he "sounded like a good kid" and I've been running Thai-son down every chance I get ever since and now you admit that you're not a fan of his. Yes!! Virginia sucks! We hate them and everything about them (in tennis).
  4. Kansas U @ TCU

    What the media has been saying about us is "RAT POISON"!! The team better be listening to Gary; not the media. We need to blow KU out and get some style points while doing it.
  5. AP Top 25

    I consider Notre Dame a greater threat to our chances than USC or Miami. I want both the Trojans and the Canes to beat the Irish badly even if it's only by one score (or 1 point).
  6. TCU - KU at 7:00 on Fox

    I see our "dark days" as the time we were relegated out of the big-time conferences; not the period where we were terrible in football but still members of the SWC. But even then, I would have been thrilled to be on OTA network primetime TV against any of those teams. Back then, prime time games were rarer because the OU/Georgia TV court decision hadn't occurred as yet and the NCAA still negotiated the entire CFB package for everyone and the networks still made more money from their Saturday night line-ups than from college football. Now, in the days of cable and all games being shown, it's an entirely different situation. Back then, they also showed the bands' halftime shows which would have meant that the TCU band would have been on prime time network TV, which really would have been something (regardless of how awful our football team (sans Mike Renfro) was). Our football team may have been small but at least they were slow. Our usual cheer - "2-4-6-8, score before we graduate" would have been on prime time network TV. The hopeless futility of Jim Shofner and Frank Windegger would have been laid bare for all to see - hopefully, hastening their departure. Maybe, Jimmy Dan Elzner would have replaced Lee Cook sooner.
  7. Presidents have concerns about P12Network

    The Big10 really played hardball with the cable providers in order to get their network on the basic tier throughout Big10 country and it has really paid off for them because they're reaping in the money on Tier 3. The SEC didn't play as much hardball but they really didn't need to because the interest level in the southeast is so much higher. The Pac12 neither played hardball for their 7-network structure (which minimized interest in the whole bundle) and the west coast has far less interest than in SEC or Big10 country. Still, I think the Big12 should try harder to get a conference network - we're clearly missing out on where the money growth is coming from. Regarding conference realignment, the Pac-12's relative failure to generate big money makes the PAC a lot less attractive for UT-Austin as a potential destination. And, as long as the LHN puts them in the same ballpark as the Big10, there's no real great incentive for them to move for just money purposes. Of course, that presupposes no Big12 conference network and UT's continual ability to make money on their own for tier 3 rights.
  8. TCU Tennis 2017-18

    Still no word on how we did at the Collin County tourney - I'm beginning to think we didn't go. The only info I could find was that Texas A&M-Texarkana did really well in the JC flights. I'm pretty sure that we're gonna go to the ITA Regionals this weekend though at College Station. They've already started around the country last weekend and the TCU women went to Austin where Alexzandra Zenovka made the semis but lost to some Longhorn. I'm really looking forward to our football team getting some revenge for it in a few weeks. Cam Norrie skipped the Fairfield Challenger because he said he was having problems with his shoulder, but he's still doing well in fantasy football. Instead of Norrie, Mackenzie MacDonald, the 2016 NCAA champ, won in his stead. And, uh, Thai-son frickin Kwiatkowski won the Houston Tamale Futures tourney.
  9. TCU - KU at 7:00 on Fox

    The situations aren't really comparable. In our dark days, we had been relegated by more conference collapses than you could shake a stick at - KU has never suffered from anything like that. We were never on any kind of TV; we rarely, if ever, played any Top 4 teams, much less in prime time. I would have thrilled beyond measure at getting such a chance in our dark days. KU plays top teams frequently and all of their games are on some kind of TV. It's just a very different situation.
  10. TCU Tennis 2017-18

    Well, TCU presumably played at the Collin County Invitational, but I've looked all over the net and can find no results from it whatsoever - not even at the usually reliable gofrogs. So I have no idea how well we did; if we even played at all. Next up is the ITA Regionals at College Station this weekend. Last year, Johnson and Stalder won and went to the Nationals in NY. This year, we're hoping for good performances by all, especially Rybo, Gray and Johnson/Stalder again.
  11. Not 2017 Frog Horn Poll but Dushee

    TCU beat Oklahoma State and DUSHEE has the Cowboys ranked above us. Ohio State lost to OU and DUSHEE has them ranked #1, above every single undefeated team. DUSHEE's one job is to rank TCU #1 every single year by whatever means necessary. The one good thing about DUSHEE this week is that it has SMU ranked fairly high. This helps us.
  12. Not 2017 Frog Horn Poll but Dushee

    TCU beat Oklahoma State and DUSHEE has the Cowboys ranked above us. Ohio State lost to OU and DUSHEE has them ranked #1, above every single undefeated team. DUSHEE's one job is to rank TCU #1 every single year by whatever means necessary. The one good thing about DUSHEE this week is that it has SMU ranked fairly high. This helps us.
  13. Kansas U @ TCU

    I've got the same feeling. (Which probably means I'm gonna be wrong). But I just think we're amped to blow them out.
  14. Agreed - huge commit (sorry I posted in the football recruiting thread).
  15. Kaden Archie just committed - picked TCU over LSU and others. Anybody know anything about him? Oops - wrong thread. He's a basketball commit.
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