Monthly Archives: August 2009

Cowboys Beat the Patriots (at Something)

Posted by SuckaFish

The ‘Boys claimed DB DeAngelo Willingham off waivers from the Buccaneers. Normally getting a Tampa castoff wouldn’t inspire much joy in Big D, but this might help …

Read the full post at Surrounded by ‘Skins.

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Chef Patterson’s Chili Defense

Posted by KilgoreTroutIII

TCU Coach Gary Patterson gets top billing in the New York Times examination of how defenses have tried to cope with the proliferation of ever-changing spread offenses in college football. With the NCAA’s number one defense three times in nine years, including 2008, Patterson is cited as “one of the foremost defensive minds in college football,” a “sideline savant,” and a “defensive innovator” who has a “flair for improvisation” with such “unconventional formations” as his 4-2-5. His emphasis is on developing speedy, versatile athletes who can react and hit.

See the full post (and the chili references) at The TCU Horned Blog.

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Oh, Well Allow Me to Retort!

Posted by Irregaahhdless

I’m one of the only American males in the age 18-to-40 range who hasn’t seen “The Hangover,” so feel free to consider my opinion on movies invalid. But I was thinking about going to see “Inglorious Basterds” at some point this week and figured I’d check out a couple of the reviews. Props to Ann Hornaday in the Washington Post for so nicely summing up how I feel about Quentin Tarantino:

“It’s a movie about other movies. For all its visual bravura and occasional bursts of antic inspiration, it feels trivial, the work of a kid who can’t stop grabbing his favorite shiny plaything.”

Well put. I always wondered why everyone raved that Tarantino paid homage to “B-movies, noir pulp and the generic gestures of spaghetti Westerns and 1970s exploitation flicks.” Because, well, I’ve seen some of those movies. And many of them, well, they’re… they’re not good… they stink.

Seriously, why are we giving Tarantino props for modeling many of his movies after genres that were so mediocre that nobody makes movies in those genres any more? I mean, isn’t that sort of like saying, “Boy, that pick-six by Mark Sanchez really reminds me of the Ken O’Brien days. Awesome!”?

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BMXer Tank Carder for the Defense

Posted by KilgoreTroutIII

With seven national BMX titles and one international championship under his belt by the time he was 10 years old, Ricky “Tank” Carder switched to football and baseball. Now the redshirt sophomore is the  starting middle linebacker for TCU, the NCAA’s best defensive football program.

See the full post at The TCU Horned Blog.

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Strange Bedfellows? Horned Frogs and Swine

Posted by KilgoreTroutIII

Horned Frog fans might have thought our football team wouldn’t be wallowing with Hogs anymore after the Arkansas Razorbacks left the old Southwest Conference (R.I.P.) in 1990. But now, TCU head football coach Gary Patterson reports that at least five, maybe seven, of his players have contracted the H1N1 influenza, popularly called swine flu, including highly touted freshman running back Ed Wesley. Some are walk-ons, he said.

See full post at The TCU Horned Blog.

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The Redskins Hate America

Posted by SuckaFish

Fullback Mike Sellers is apologizing for throwing the American flag to the ground during pregame introductions last night. Sellers comes from an Army family and says he should have known better.

Read the full post at Surrounded by ‘Skins.

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Saving the Best for First

Posted by SuckaFish

The Terps open the season September 5 at Cal. The Bears are ranked #12 in both the AP and the USA Today preseason polls, Maryland is not ranked. In the AP Maryland isn’t even in the also receiving votes. In the USA Today they get two points, enough to be tied for #53. Cal is favored by 21 1/2 points. Seriously. It’s one of those times where a team can actually play the “no respect” card.

Just last year the Terps worked Cal and Kevin Barnes had the hit of the year on Heisman Trophy candidate Jahvid Best. Enjoy the video at Route 1 to Lot 1.

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