First... let me send out a special "Thank You" to our friends at Spit Blood for their well wishes on the new Horned Frogs, Hangovers and Hackers Blog. I've been a loyal reader of Spit Blood for years. It's the best place to realize your true feelings as a Horned Frog for Baylor, SMU, etc. Great Blog!!!
Make Room for TCU
Tomorrow will be the day TCU takes it's place among our new Big 12 breatheren. This is an opportunity TCU can't refuse. The Big East gig was looking good until Syracuse and Pitt bolted for the ACC. And if you'd asked me before they left about taking a Big 12 offer over the Big East, I'd probably said "No". Not anymore. We need this Big 12 opportunity for survival with the bigger athletic programs. The extra TV $$ will also be a welcomed addition to the TCU bank account. Think about this... these past 13 years of success have been done with severely limited TV revenue. Sheesh... our MWC TV income was something like $1.5 million yearly. Come next June, TCU can expect something like $20 million deposited in their account from the new Big 12 participation. It will be nice operating with the same kind of TV money that Baylor and TTech receive. Let's see what TCU can do with all that new revenue.
Does joining the Big 12 change current stadium plans?
One of my first vivid memories of TCU as a kid was seeing that old upper deck of Amon Carter Stadium with the old "cTu" embroidered in the armchair seats. It was during the early 1970's and I was hooked on TCU, stadiums and especially ACS from that time on. TCU added that upper deck during the mid-50's when my mom was attending college (and ogling Jim Swink in her math class). The 50's were also a great time for Horned Frog Football, and TCU realized the need for a larger venue to host their football games. That old upper deck really made a statement back in those days.