TCU Horned Frogs (Football)

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    December 20, 2013

    The Cotton Bowl Classic's Million-Dollar CEO, and the Enduring Myth of Nonprofit Sports

    On the bulletproof compound of the formidable College Sports Cartel, no one enjoys life quite like the football bowl executive, that shadowy Good Ol' Boy who plans one football game a year in exchange for a mid-six-figure salary and fringe benefits fit for a Florida congressman. And in recent years, ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    SMU Alum Has Idea for Boosting Student Attendence at Games: No More Tailgating!

    FlickrThe Alumni Guy is watching you student section, and he doesn't like what he sees. ​SMU is inching closer to admission into one of college football's hallowed BCS conferences, which will mark the latest milestone on what the school and its alumni hope is the road back to football relevanc ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    We'll Take Baylor ( 6) and the Accompanying Kick to the Adrenal Gland

    ​Okay, let's do this. And by "this" I mean let's make some moolah. The good ol' illegal fun way, shall we?  In 2008 I lost every penny of my virtual $10,000. In 2009 I wound up losing only $150. In 2010 I netted a cool $5,000. By my math, that's a bottom line of ... oh, who's coun ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    As It Tries to Bolt the Big 12, The Joke's On Texas A&M (Again)

    Jealous and impotent until the bitter end, the Aggies try to flee for the SEC.

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    July 21, 2011

    The Seventh Annual 50 Most Powerful People in Metroplex Sports

    Sorry, Cubes, but that goofy German just leapfrogged you.

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    July 18, 2011

    When Good Frogs Go Bad: 3 Former TCU Football Players Arrested in Dallas

    ​While we await word of court dates in DeShawn Stevenson's Irving arrest and shrug at yet another blemish on the record of former Texas running back Cedric Benson, some TCU football players and a former Dallas Cowboy were arrested over the weekend in Dallas. According to Dallas police, former ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    The Top 10 Lamest "Rivalries" in Sports

    ​As I watched Mitch Moreland's gargantuan, 472-foot homer sail into the soon-to-be stormy June night, I was reminded that the Rangers-Astros' fight should be stopped on account of inhumane bludgeonry. Moreland's blast -- tied for third-longest in baseball this season -- capped an 8-3 Texas c ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    My Mock NFL Draft: Don't Miss It, Even if Your Wife's in Labor

    Tyron Smith: The next Dallas Cowboy?​The Cowboys need help at safety. Their 2010 pass defense was the worst in the 50-year history of the storied franchise and two culprits were Gerald Sensabaugh and Alan Ball. Problem: The Cowboys won't take a safety with the 9th pick in tonight's NFL Draf ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    Picture Show: The Wayans Brothers and LaDainian Tomlinson Made It to Skye Bar To Party in The Snow Last Night

    Roderick PullumMarlon Wayans (second from right) brought the mother-of-all scarves. ​Giant scarves were necessary for the Wayans Brothers last night, who faired the snowy streets of Dallas in their limo to check out Skye Bar. The snow might have weeded out most folks, but Shawn and Marlon Wayans - ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    Okay Cowboys Fans, Who Are We Rooting Against This Weekend?

    Please. No. Can't take it.​Some of us -- guilty -- figured that this weekend your Dallas Cowboys would be hosting the NFC Championship Game, just one step from staying in town and becoming the first team in NFL history to play in a Super Bowl in its own stadium. Those plans, to say the leas ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Whitt's End: 1.14.11

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Jerry Jones is desperate to break the Super Bowl attendance record, set at the Rose Bowl back in 1980. To do so, he needs to pack 104,000 into Cowboys Stadium. Or around it? He wants to sell ticke ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    TCU: Tremendous Class Undeterred

    ​Mark Cuban wants to fix the BCS. And, via its voting, so do college football writers and coaches. Despite not getting a chance to play for a national championship, undefeated TCU received three No. 1 votes from the media and one from a coach in Tuesday's final college football polls. Three w ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    Auburn 22, Oregon 19: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Cam Newton = Overrated. I take it back. He ain't better than Vince Young was at Texas. 9. Sure he's corny at times, but I love me some "Big Game" Brent Musburger. 8. Props to Auburn coach Gene Chizik for running a play to wind the clock down and set up a walk-off 19-yard field goal by We ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    Victory Park Could Use a Niketown. But For Now, This Pop-Up "Victory" Will Have To Do.

    Photos by Patrick Michels​First thing this morning, a Friend of Unfair Park directed our attention to a chat, with photos, currently taking place over at the Dallas Fort Worth Urban Forum, where posters are trying to decide of this new venue in the old Boardroom spot: permanent or temporary? One ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    Whitt's End: 1.7.11

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If Bill Parcells fit too snug and Wade Phillips was a size too loose, Jason Garrett fits juuuuust right. *Maybe I'm naive and gullible and biased in favor of Garrett, but until otherwise I'm ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    TCU Finally Shuts Up the Big Ten Buffoons

    ​So a bunch of us are sitting around on New Year's Day laughing at the empty seats at the Ticket City Bowl, gulping venison chili and combating our headaches with straight up hair o' the dawg. Suddenly, invited to our football-watching gala by a mutual friend, the Big Ten Buffoons show up. Th ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    Screw Baseball, Mark Cuban Wants to Own College Football

    ​College football's biggest division is popular, yet ultimately broken. The latest example - one that hits close to home - is TCU having a 12-0 record yet 0 chance of winning a national championship. Every year the BCS attempts to pair the two best teams against each other in the title g ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    Whitt's End: 12.10.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *In the ALCS, the Rangers beat the Yankees in six games. In the pursuit of Cliff Lee, looks like the Yankees will beat the Rangers in seven years. *I've been rough on the Rangers, who at one point ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010
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    December 6, 2010

    As Feds Reveal Results From Operation Broken Trust, a Look at the Local Greatest Hits

    ​This morning in D.C., Attorney General Eric Holder met with the media to discuss Operation Broken Trust, a wide-ranging crime-bustin' effort conducted by an alphabet soup's worth of agencies intended to "protect American investors, to ensure the strength of our markets, and to prevent financial f ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    TCU to Head (Big) East? Yup. In 2012.

    TCU FootballTCU celebrates its second straight Mountain West title after Saturday's shellacking of New Mexico.​So report both AOL FanHouse and the New York Daily News this morning, in advance of what's expected to be a 1 p.m. press conference here. The undefeated No. 3 Horned Frogs, of course, are ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Holy Nevada, The Frogs Smell Like Roses. And the Big East.

    Think it's been a wacky college football season? Michigan, Florida, Southern Cal and Texas are a combined 26-17 22. And TCU (which is apparently jumping to the Big East in 2012) - at the very worst - is going to the Rose Bowl. Couldn't believe my eyes early Saturday morning. Despite a stirrin ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    TCU BCS = WTF?!

    ​TCU is by far the best college football team in Texas. The Horned Frogs could have easily won the Big 12 this season. TCU, in fact, can beat any team in the country. But even with the best defense in the country, TCU is defenseless against the BCS. With another week of results from coll ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    Over The Weekend: Felice Brothers at The Loft

    Felice BrothersThe LoftNovember 13, 2010Better than: wondering how far TCU will fall in the BCS standings because they didn't win by 50 points.Felice Brothers​For the second consecutive night at The Loft in Dallas, a band showed up and gave the crowd not only more than it bargained for, but almost ... More >>

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    August 17, 2010

    Bowled Over: Dallas Gets Two Holiday Games

    ​About 10 percent of next winter's college bowl games will be played right here in our backyard, two under noses in Dallas. In addition to the Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium, this year will mark the debut of the Dallas Football Classic at the Cotton Bowl. And yesterday brought news that the A ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    SMU's Gerald J. Ford Stadium to Host the Armed Forces Bowl? That's What ESPN Says.

    ​TCU announced today it's spending $105 million to redo Amon G. Carter Stadium -- everything from new and more concession stands to a raised seating bowl on the west and north ends to suites and club seating to an expanded capacity of close to 50,000. Promises the announcement, Amon Carter will be ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    What Do TCU Football Coach Gary Patterson and Ass-Less Chaps Have in Common?

    ​TCU kicks off its 2010 season September 4 against Oregon State in Cowboys Stadium. To promote the game head coaches Gary Patterson and Mike Riley held themselves a little conference call Tuesday. Sounds innocent enough. Until, that is, "Amy Cummings" from "Rawhide Nation Sports Blog" jo ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    TCU = CWS. Chalk One Up for the Little Guys

    ​Delicious development over the weekend as TCU's baseball team took two of three from Texas in Austin to earn its first ever trip to the College World Series. The Horned Frogs begin play in Omaha, Nebraska Saturday at 1 p.m. against Fresno State. TCU has a legit shot because of, if nothi ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Whitt's End: 4.9.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your rope, welcome to Whitt's End: *Don't care if you're a puckhead or merely a fan of storybook endings, you had to have been moved (to tears?) by Mike Modano's swan song at American Airlines Center Thursday night. In his final hom ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010
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    January 5, 2010

    BCS Playoffs: Quarterfinals/Semifinals

    ​See, that's the problem with the current bowl system. Even though they're 12-0 and good enough to beat any team in the nation, a TCU team playing for nothing but a bag of Tostitos shows up unmotivated and loses, 17-10, in the Fiesta Bowl. If last night's game was a BCS quarterfinal, mind you ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    BCS Playoffs: Round of 16

    ​While we're trying to figure out Florida coach Urban Meyer (one day it's his health; the next he just doesn't want to cede control) and muster up interest in this afternoon's Independence Bowl (Texas A&M and Georgia are a combined 13-11), let's again daydream of a world void of ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    BCS Playoffs: Round 1

    ​With our alternative to the BCS offered up, nothing else to do than to let it play out. Food expert/football junkie Dave Faries, take it away ... Given its record in other matters, it's unlikely Congress can solve the BCS mess and put in place a viable playoff system. And it's very clear the ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009
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    November 9, 2009

    TCU = BCS. WTF?!

    TCU? And this guy? In the BCS? Yep.​Don't look now, but there's finally a legit BCS buster. And, even more surprising, the team is right here in our own backyard. Are you ready for TCU in the BCS? For years Gary Patterson's Horned Frogs have been a power, but just not quite strong ... More >>

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    March 19, 2008

    Exclusive, Must Credit to Unfair Park: Cotton Bowl May Host Some Other Bowl in 2010

    After the AT&T Cotton Bowl game packs up and leaves Dallas in January 2009, our grand old decrepit/refurbished Fair Park stadium will almost immediately host another college football bowl game. So says State Fair of Texas president Errol McKoy."I'll say it with certainty," McKoy told Unfair Park Tue ... More >>