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December 8, 2014
By Stan Silliman


TCU VIEWS SELECTION DAY AS INFAMOUS
 

 
On December 7th, for fourth spot in the football playoffs, the selection committee picks… Ohio State.
 
Ohio State? After Texas Christian University was third place on December 1st and then beats Iowa State on their last game 55-3, they drop two places? They pick Ohio State, a team which lost to a 6-6 team, Virginia Tech, at home? Of all the teams that LOST a game, TCU’s loss was to the highest ranked team, Baylor. It was certainly a better played and more impressive loss than Alabama’s loss or Oregon’s loss. And against a far better team than Virginia Tech.
 
What does the Chancellor of TCU, Dr. Victor Boschini, say about the slight his school received on December 7th? Here’s what: “Yesterday, December 7th, a date which will live in infamy, when our school was deliberately slighted, some will say attacked, by the football playoff selection committee.”
 
He goes on to say “We were at peace with the committee. In our final game, we performed as well as any team can be expected and yet…”
 
Some will argue that Ohio State’s victory over Wisconsin was more impressive.
 
Boschini answers “Ohio State attacked Wisconsin by land and by air. They torpedoed the hopes of many loyal TCU fans. But you must keep in mind, Wisconsin did not have offensive coordinator coach Mark Mangino roaming their sidelines as Iowa State did against us. Have you seen Coach Mangino? At times he blocked out the sun. The sun couldn’t rise. He blocked out the RISING SUN!!”
 
This seems to be a little much. Wisconsin had a Heisman Candidate running back and Mangino couldn’t get on the field.
 
Dr. Boschini answers “Yes, but Mangino can jump up and down on the sidelines and tilt the field to his liking. That’s a huge advantage!!”
 
But, Dr. Boschini, aren’t you going to accept the will of the committee or do you plan some type of protest or suit? Dr. Boschini answers “When someone sneak attacks our school the way the committee did, when they take on an offensive against us, we will do everything in our power to defend ourselves to the uttermost. We are in the right here. The facts of yesterday speak for themselves.”
 
But don’t you fear that if you take actions against the committee, they might deny you a bowl game?
“We have nothing to fear but fear itself.”
 
Dr. Boschini, I’ve heard that somewhere before.

“We may be a small university compared to Ohio State, but when someone takes dastardly actions against us, as the committee did, the TCU people, in our righteous might will win through and we will make sure this form of treachery shall never endanger us again.”     
 
This is eerie, especially when you call your linemen, Fat Men, and your running back, Little Boy. Hmmm?



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