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TCU Horned Frogs (Football)

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    November 19, 2014

    College Football Playoff Rankings v 4.0: Welcome To The Party, Bama

    And then, there were seven. Ok, maybe eight. Nine? All right, I'll draw the line at ten. Ten teams that still have mathematical hope at getting into the four team playoff. Alabama, Oregon, Florida State, Mississippi State, TCU, Ohio State, Baylor, Ole Miss, UCLA, and Georgia. Ten teams, which is w ... More >>

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    October 31, 2014

    College and Pro Football: This Weekend's Best Bets

    0-6 last week. Not much else needs to be said. It was a trip down memory lane, as last weekend I reprised memories of 2013, a season in which I was historically awful at picking winners of football games against the spread. Now I'm totally freaked out, to where I look at the board and see literal n ... More >>

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    October 30, 2014

    First College Football Playoff Ranking Is Out, What Does It Mean?

    Since their inception, however many decades ago, college football rankings have been inherently flawed. They've been constrained by everything from the "watch habits" of their constituency to their early season release leading to uninformed narratives. We always thought to ourselves "Man, wouldn't ... More >>

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    October 14, 2014

    If You Want More Teams In The College Football Playoff, Here's What To Root For

    Some old habits are hard to break, and as flawed as the old Bowl Championship Series (affectionately referred to and twisted into juvenile alternate acronyms as the "BCS") was, it still began to consume me right about this time every college football season. The BCS got a lot of stuff wrong, but on ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014

    Gambling! Five College Football Season Win Total Bets You Should Play

    Each week in this space, I plan to give you, the faithful HoustonPress.com news blog reader, six picks against the spread for the upcoming football weekend. I would encourage you to read them even if you don't plan to wager as they serve the dual purpose of conveying football predictions as well as ... More >>

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    March 18, 2014

    Teddy Bridgewater Struggles at Pro Day, Looking Back at Other QB Pro Days

    With the NFL Scouting Combine a few weeks in the rear view mirror, now comes the fun part of the silly pre-draft season -- individual workouts and Pro Days. In plain English, this is the part of the Prospect Assessment Calendar where everyone will freak out (positively and negatively) over how well ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: Tim Tebow's TV Career Odds

    Unlike virtually any other vocation, professional sports has a very finite, and for most players a very short shelf life. This makes post career planning (and saving money) a crucially important life skill. What will I do for work? How will I pay the bills? For numerous athletes, this transition ... More >>

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    December 2, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis Of Gary Patterson's Rant On Art Briles' Being Classless

    There was a time not all that long ago when beef between TCU and Baylor would have been the functional equivalent of a lower mid card bout on a WWE pay per view, with the relative level of care being confined to close friends, family, ardent alums, and maybe "Mean" Gene Okerlund. Now, with Bedlam c ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    College Football Recap: Elimination Saturday Zaps Baylor

    College football is great. We all love college football. (At least, I'm assuming you do if you clicked on this story.) The tradition, the pageantry, college football is the best. The only bad thing about college football is how subjective and arbitrary the process of crowning a champion is compare ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    College Football Recap: Miami Exposed, Much To Degenerate Gambler Brent Musberger's Chagrin

    Sports fans like to say that "sports" is the best reality television. Perhaps I'm nitpicking at semantics, but when it's at its heart-pounding best, sports are more like a fantastic suspense drama, with storylines and characters in whom we emotionally invest. For me, it's that way, at least. In ju ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    Mike Aresco, Commissioner Of The Conference Stew That U of H Is In Now, Speaks

    On the college football calendar nowadays, everything seemingly has its own season. Years ago, before social media, before a thousand television channels, before those channels shelling out billions of dollars for broadcasting rights, there were essentially two college football seasons: the regular ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Texas A&M Gives Kevin Sumlin A Nice, Big Raise

    So how much are an 11-2 record, a Heisman Trophy, a win over Alabama in Tuscaloosa, a Cotton Bowl rout of Oklahoma, and a top ten recruiting class worth? Well, if Kevin Sumlin's new contract that he inked earlier this week with Texas A&M is any indicator (and really it's the only indicator) the val ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Owls Soar Over Falcons and Triumph in Armed Forces Bowl

    It was strange watching the Rice Owls players celebrate on the field following their 33-14 Armed Forces Bowl win over Air Force on Saturday at TCU's Amon G. Carter Stadium. Strange because the Owls were only 7-6 on the season and they were acting like they'd just won the mythical national championsh ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    The Owls Aim To Soar Into The New Year

    The minor bowl games are usually boring. These games often feature not-so-epic battles between two teams who finished sixth or seventh in their respective conferences and who usually don't even have a winning record. These games generally exist as nothing but programming for ESPN and in which the st ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    5 College Football Players Who Would Have Chosen Colorado With New Weed Laws

    Tuesday night was a groundbreaking night in the history of this country. No, I'm not referring to the election of an African-American president (technically, a re-election), we had already crossed that off the social bucket list four years ago. Breaking down racial barriers is so 2008. No, I'm talk ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, Helping NBA Stars With Their Finances

    To exactly nobody's surprise, the Rockets and James Harden agreed on Wednesday afternoon to a five year, $80 million contract extension, making Harden the first maximum contract player that Daryl Morey has inked to a deal in his tenure as Rockets general manager, and sending a clear message that Har ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    So Maybe Those TCU Football Player Drug Test Failure Estimates Were A Bit Off

    It had all the earmarks of the next big college football scandal. Alas, what initially appeared to be a potentially program-crippling drug epidemic within the TCU football team may turn out to be on the level of mere regular college shenanigans. Taking a page out of Jose Canseco's book (Remember C ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    Top 5 College Football Drug Scandals: An Ode to TCU

    Yesterday, 17 Texas Christian University students were arrested by Fort Worth authorities following a six-month drug sting. Four TCU football players -- including Tanner Brock, one of the team's top linebackers -- were among those nabbed for selling ecstasy, weed, coke and prescription pills to unde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    TCU Football Players Are in a Drug Ring -- "Big Time" Football Hits Fort Worth

    Ladies and gentlemen, your TCU Stoned Frogs​In January 2010, TCU finally made it to a BCS bowl game when they played the Boise State Broncos. The Horned Frogs lost that game 17-10, so any feeling that they hit the "big time" had to be somewhat muted. So the next season, not only did the Horne ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: The Year Just Past In Cougar Sports

    John RoyalCase Keenum was the Man of the Year for the Cougars​Yes, it's that time of year. That time of year when I take a look back at the year just past. On Friday, I looked back at the sports year for the Rice Owls. Today, let's take a look at the top 25 events, in no particular order, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Coogs Whip Tulsa, Now One Game Away from the BCS

    It's the same story that's been written six other times about the Cougars this season. Team goes on the road. Struggles in the first half. Explodes in the third quarter. Buries opposition in the fourth quarter. It's the same story, but this time it's different. This time the Cougars were vis ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Let the Coog Hatred Bloom

    We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    A Very Special BCS Edition of 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    For the first time in the history of my Texans fandom, their bye week left me with a palpable void. Sure, I love having NFL football in this city, even bad football is better than no football, so the bye week always feels a little weird. However, this season's team is a little different. If the Te ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Coogs Should Beat SMU; Rice Should Top Tulane

    Hey kids, College GameDay is coming to town​The season has come to this. Two weeks for the Houston Cougars to continue with perfection and reach a goal set this summer. Two weeks for the Rice Owls to gain some redemption for a season gone very wrong. The Cougars acknowledged their possible ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Are the Cougars Really BCS-Bowl Bound? If They Don't Mess Up, Yes

    As of now, the Coogs are BCS-bowling.​I spent most of Saturday afternoon working on a post explaining the possible ways the Cougars could still make a BCS bowl even with Boise State going undefeated and taking the one guaranteed BCS bowl spot that the non-automatic qualifying conferences get. ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Texans/Bucs -- 4 Winners, 4 Losers (The "Goddammit, NOT Schaub!" Edition)

    Born under a bad sign.​So, I was thisclose to hitting "SEND" on a post that would have openly discussed the Texans going 13-3 and getting home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. And then this: Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub has a significant foot injury that will force him to mi ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    TCU to the Big 12: What's Changed Since the Southwest Conference Went Kaput

    ​Earlier this week, Texas Christian University officially accepted an invitation to join the Big 12 Conference, which sort of models the old Southwest Conference, a division that the Horned Frogs competed in from 1923 to 1996. We gotta tell you, horny toads, compared to '96, the league is goi ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    C-USA Considers Merger With Mountain West in Search of BCS Bid

    Could the blue turf of Boise State and other MWC schools align themselves with Rice, UH and C-USA?​In what seems both inspired and crazy, Conference USA, which includes University of Houston and Rice, is considering a football-only merger with the Mountain West Conference that would create a m ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Rocks Off's Musical 2011 Texas Football Preview

    buckaroosfunnypictures.comHook 'em Horns...​You wouldn't know it from walking around outdoors, but fall is just around the corner, and in Texas that means two things: We no longer have to consume our body weight in water for shows at the Pavilion, and it's almost time for college football. An ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Top 5 Best Big 12 Football Games of 2011 (With Predictions)

    Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner, etc., etc., etc.​Football-wise, the Big 12 (aka. Oklahoma and the nine others) is barely hanging on, now that Nebraska is in the Big Ten and Colorado bolted to the Pac-12. The 2011 season, which is just over a month away, marks the first time that ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Cover Story: Case Keenum's Comeback Attempt

    ​The underdog role is a familiar one for Case Keenum. The University of Houston star quarterback won the 2004 Texas Class 3A Division I state championship, but only received barely-audible buzz from recruiters. Then, when he arrived at UH in 2006, he was buried deep on the depth chart behind ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    NFL Teams Don't Care That Cam Newton Can't Name A Play

    Only one of these guys still has a decent job​Go to Google and put in "2011 NFL mock drafts." I did that this afternoon, and I couldn't find one current edition of a reputable mock draft that didn't have Auburn quarterback Cam Newton as the number one overall pick to the Carolina Panthers. T ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Cam Newton Flunks Camp Gruden (w/ VIDEO)

    Cam Newtown: We got a 36 play, a 37 play, all kinds of plays.​While ESPN has become a bit of a safe haven for literally dozens of retired players and terminated coaches who have no business on television, occasionally they come up with a gem. If you cast the net wide enough, you have to, righ ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    UH Plays It Very Coy With Questions About A Big East Conference Move

    Please let it be so, UH (essentially) says​We noted yesterday that rumors are swirling about the Big East Conference inviting TCU and UH into its arms.The conference presidents have been meeting, and while they're not making any big public announcements, they are being pretty free indicating that ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    NFL, College Football and Brett Favre's Wiener -- 5 Winners, 5 Losers

    Brett Favre can't get out of the headlines​I hope everybody had a lovely Texans bye weekend (insert lame joke about "Texans giving up fewer than 300 yards passing to BYE" here), and that you're refreshed, rejuvenated and ready for the back half of the football season. I'm on vacation this week vis ... More >>

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    October 4, 2010

    Les Miles for President (Also, 5 Winners and 5 Losers From This Weekend)

    Everyone's talking about Les Miles, and not in a good way​"In the game of life nobody -- repeat, NOBODY -- is playing with more house money than Les Miles." -- Me on Twitter just after LSU's 16-14 win over Tennessee As Homer Simpson would say, it's funny because it's true. The truly funny th ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Houston Texans -- F the Cowboys (or #FDACOWBOYS on Twitter)

    cutline​Not long ago, I got into a brief discussion on Twitter with another radio personality whom I am forbidden to name whose name I don't exactly recall. I don't remember the crux of the tweet-versation (something having to do with blogs and the inherent evil that blogs possess to anyone over ... More >>

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    September 3, 2010

    Coogs Ready To Hit Someone Besides Each Other

    Case Keenum, media darling, is ready to hit the field​There has been talk this off-season of the Houston Cougars being a BCS-buster, putting them in some of the same conversations as Boise State and TCU.With those kind of discussions, one would think that the Cougars would have to worry about gett ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    Big 12 Conference Madness: The Winners & Losers

    "UT's Bitch" is such a nice conference name​So Texas has decided to stay put, and the Big 12, oops, Big 10, lives another day.Good for it, I guess.Let's just say that it's been an interesting couple of weeks that, despite what others think, is far from over. But let's take a look at the Winners ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    Game Time: College Football Realignment: FINAL PRS Ratings (Sort of)

    The Day After...everything was pretty much the same​As the day began on Monday and rumblings of a last-second, desperation effort to keep the Big 12 together were beginning to gain traction, if the various schools involved had Facebook pages, their relationship statuses would have looked like this ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Game Time: College Football Realignment: A 2003 History Lesson

    Big East fever: Possibly catchable (Not shown: South Florida)​To sit down and type up a piece about college football realignment, specifically the (choose one) maintaining of/realignment of/annihilation of the Big 12, knowing that said piece would be set to run nearly 24 hours from now feels almos ... More >>

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    January 5, 2010

    Game Time: 2010 Fiesta Bowl....Thanks For Coming, TCU

    ​The winner and NEEEWWWW Intercontinental Champion...the Boise StateBRONCOS!!!-- me on Twitter last night after the Fiesta BowlFor those of you who don't get the analogy, I'll give you the back story. In professional wrestling, World Wrestling Entertainment (known better by the acronym WWE) has th ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    Game Time: Previewing College Football Awards Night

    ​Last night, the Rotary Lombardi Award for the top lineman in college football was given to Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. To anyone who watched him play this year, or even just watched him rag-doll and chokeslam the Texas offensive line in the Big XII championship game, Suh's winning th ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    Pop Rocks: Long Live The BCS

    ​By the slimmest of margins, America was spared the unthinkable horror of seeing a (*shudder*) mid-major team contend for a national championship last Saturday. And if you don't think there were some urgent calls made from the executive office of the BCS to the replay booth in Jerry's World (Cowbo ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    Game Time: In Defense Of TCU, An Open Letter To The Chron's Richard Justice

    ​Dear Richard,I'm not sure if you are aware of this but your Monday column entitled "10-0 TCU Not Equal of 10-0 Texas" has caused quite an uproar among the Horned Frog faithful. I am going to assume you are aware of this because the only logical explanation for your outlandish premise and its su ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Coogs Doing Their Part; The Fans Better Do Theirs

    Photo courtesy UH​The Houston Cougars came out in front of a nearly non-existent Superdome crowd on Saturday and got business done, defeating Tulane 44-16.Of course, it wasn't easy. At least for a half, as the Cougars battled a slow start and poor kicking to lead at only 9-6 after the first ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    College Bowl Season: Previews By A Real Expert

    The college football bowl season is here, and it's become such a confusing mess of odd-sounding games played in smallish towns with mediocre teams that you need an expert to figure it out. And nothing says "expert" more than a teen-aged kid, whether the subject is football, driving, or how inutterab ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    Bowling for UT, TCU, UH and Rice

    I'm sure the Longhorns and their fans are still pissed they didn't win the Big 12 and aren't playing for the national title. But screw Longhorns fans. I think I can speak for many college football fans who are pissed the Horns are playing in the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State. Ohio effing State. ... More >>

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    December 1, 2008

    Whine All You Want, Longhorn Fans

    Let the whining commence. You know, that whining about the Texas Longhorns being screwed by The Man. It all started on Friday when Richard Justice talked about how the Horns were forced to run up the score on the Aggies in order to prevent the injustice of Oklahoma being ranked in front of the Hor ... More >>

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    December 27, 2007

    Texas Bowl

    TCU vs. UH

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