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Vikings lineman gives family ‘a dream come true’

A formerly homeless family in St. Paul is living a dream come true thanks to Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Mike Remmers and his wife, Kelly.

The family includes Ladarius, Katia and their three kids, ages 3, 2 and 4 months. They moved to Minnesota from Tennessee a year ago after a friend insisted they’d have a place to live when they arrived. But their friend went back on his word.

“When that plan fell through, it was the worst day of our lives,” Katia said.

They’d been homeless ever since, living in shelters, hotels, and their car. Katia was pregnant most of the time, while Ladarius struggled to find work.

“Prayers and family – that’s all we had,” Katia said.    

In December, the family was included on a list of Salvation Army families that would be receiving Christmas presents from members of the Minnesota Vikings offensive line – an effort organized by Vikings tackle Aviante Collins and his fiancée, Jordan.

https://salvationarmynorth.org/2019/01/vikings-lineman-gives-family-a-dream-come-true/?fbclid=IwAR0wSRXkyWoIp4s2RIudtm_vgKbbLPAxAiG1g01mOGQnBrtn2fh5U9ndr3o

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New feature on the Frogs o' War podcast especially for the stats lovers...

 

Frogs O’ War Podcast: Introducing Stats O’ War with Parker Fleming

Editor’s Note: This is a new weekly addition to the FOW pod, where our resident analytics guru, Parker Fleming, will talk about significant numbers related to TCU Athletics, and provide some context. Enjoy!

 

Jamie and Parker take a deep dive into the numbers in an attempt to project TCU baseball’s first weekend of the season. The Frogs head to Scottsdale, AZ to face off in the MLB4 tournament against Virginia, Vanderbilt, and Cal State Fullerton. Parker chats about what the Frogs need to improve upon from a year ago at the plate, and provides context to some of the deeper pitching analytics.

 

Then they shift to TCU football, as they analyze Bill Connelly’s 2019 S&P+ projections for the Big 12. Unfortunately, it seems like Baylor may actually be good this fall.

 

Keep tuning in, as Parker will regularly break down the stats, and give us some insight into the projects he’s working on for Frogs O’ War.

https://www.frogsowar.com/2019/2/12/18222007/frogs-o-war-podcast-introducing-stats-o-war-with-parker-fleming?utm_campaign=frogpreacher&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

 

 

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This will be on Twitter and Instagram, in case it's not clear to anyone else. 🤷🏻‍♀️

 

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The Frogs will head to Morgantown ranked #2 in the country

There are certain things that TCU Frogs have become known for nationally: Gary Patterson, Toad to Omaha, a deep hatred for all things Waco....and a TCU Rifle Team going to the NCAA Championships. For the 13th consecutive year, the ladies of TCU Rifle have earned an NCAA bid. The team has long depended on their upperclassmen to pave the way for their younger teammates, and they have perfected the leadership model that allows each class to study, train, and perfect their skills, seamlessly continuing the tradition of excellence year after year.

 

https://www.frogsowar.com/2019/2/20/18232765/tcu-rifle-heads-to-ncaa-finals-for-the-13th-consecutive-year-ranked-2?utm_campaign=rustfamily&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

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45 minutes ago, Lyle Lanley II said:

He's Bronati

Excellent.

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OMGosh. 👆🏻 Big tears with that video. Cohen is a good man and that's a special family.

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How about a THREEEEE-PEAT?!!!!

 

 

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15 minutes ago, angelosfrog said:

 

 

 

 

Best decision TCU ever made.

 

#$%@ baylor, #$%@ waco

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50 minutes ago, frogtwang said:

 

Best decision TCU ever made.

 

#$%@ baylor, #$%@ waco

Yeah, we really dodged a bullet on that one 

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2 hours ago, frogtwang said:

 

Best decision TCU ever made.

 

#$%@ baylor, #$%@ waco

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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That's incredible, J! I didn't know you had such a TCU legacy. Would you feel comfortable sharing the name of your ancestor or the name of his book? Understandable if not.

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