A response to a rant posted on Frogsowar.com
Since Thanksgiving includes meaningless waste of time with games, TV, and sports, I think it’s fitting to respond point by point to ‘Bayou Frog Fan’ and his printed tantrum:
“Prologue: I don’t truly hate anything … I don’t hate Baylor. I won’t attempt to de-humanize Baylor people.”
This in a piece which starts with a large photo of an injured Baylor player, with no evidence of sympathy or compassion. Let’s not forget that just last week a TCU player again was guilty of deliberately injuring an opponent, as Ty Summers was ejected for a dirty hit on OU’s Baker Mayfield.
“Baylor disgusts me. I look at Baylor like a backed-up toilet… in
To me, Baylor people don’t wash their hands after using the restroom. Baylor
people use the word "irregardless". Baylor people kill endangered
animals on captive trophy hunts. Baylor people eagerly await the next Kevin
James film. (Expletive which means "to fornicate") Baylor.” Cairo
We shouldn’t be surprised. After all, just a couple seasons ago Coach Patterson publicly admitted he wanted nothing to do with class. This proves he was serious.
I’ve been to some of the more hopeless, desolate spots on the planet where
shrapnel and overpressure are daily concerns.” Waco
Sure you have. There’s a reason there are no major pro sports franchises in
Fort Worth, no prominent
doctors, authors, or scientists from Forth Worth, and absolutely no one ever goes to for a vacation or to experience
nirvana on earth. Fort Worth
See #1 about alumni again. Baylor produces prominent leaders in all fields, so his anecdote falls flat. Not to disparage TCU too much, however. Sewer cleaners have to come from someplace, and who better than a school whose mascot lives in muck and excretes all manner of fluids, to produce those workers?
“Reason #3: Jeff Dunham – All comedy is born of tragedy”
Only someone completely lacking a sense of humor could believe that. To be fair, TCU is a place with a great deal of tragedy, so I can’t blame them for desperately seeking meaning for all their suffering.
“Dunham is just a glorified sword-swallower cashing in on the intellectual decline of
When someone resents personal accomplishment by someone who brings joy and laughter to many people, that person proves themselves small, mean … and in this case a TCU student or alumnus.
“Reason #4: The Biker Shootout… – That’s right, an exchange of small arms fire among rival biker gangs that left 9 people dead.”
So I really need to point out the hypocrisy of pretending
has worse gang violence than , or crime in general? And who seriously thinks this tragic incident
has anything to do with Fort
Worth ? Baylor
“Reason #5: …the (verb which means "to fornicate" in present participle form) cult –Ask anyone who is aware of cults about the aforementioned topic, and you’re bound to get a
thread in your response.” Waco
See response to #4 about complete lack of connections to
. It occurs to me, however, that anyone using a
psychotic cult reference from decades ago in a sports conversation may be a bit
indicative of personal psychiatric deficiencies in the person making the
reference. Baylor University
“Reason #6: Steve Irwin … “
See responses to #4 and #5. Persistent obsession with death and tragedy in the context of a sports discussion is prima facie evidence of a serious mental disorder. I’d suggest that is not the best environment for someone to represent a major university, nor even TCU.
“Reason #7: Amateurism”
How very odd. After using the word amateur, the writer cites numerous (but not all) examples of Baylor athletes who became professionals, while mentioning no TCU alumni in the pro ranks at all. The dishonesty in ignoring the success of Baylor athletes besides the ones he mocks only further proves the opposite of his claim. For the record, there are ten Baylor alumni currently active in the NFL.
“Reason #8: A blueprint for coach behavior”
Art Briles has won the last two Big XII titles in football, two of his assistants are now FBS coaches in their own right, he has coached players every year to levels of success well beyond their initial evaluated talent, and media regularly comments about the courteous and team-focused character of both his players and his staff. TCU? Well, at least Patterson has that Rose Bowl ring he likes to show off so much … along with paranoid statements about imaginary events.
Apparently it runs deep in
. Briles beat TCU three of the last four years,
including last year, which may have been TCU’s best team in the last half
century. The writer admits Briles has “built a national contender with his high
powered offense”, even while he throws lies and innuendo in an obvious display
of his own paranoia and delusion. Fort Worth
Like so many of his other claims, this one tells us much more about TCU than the writer realizes, and demonstrates a sad lack of maturity in Dallas’ unsuccessful sister city.
“There’s a ball game on Friday.”
Right. And it scares the hell out of TCU.