Ask any TCU fan what he thinks about the Poinsettia Bowl and you are likely to get one of three responses:
- Boise State is going to get killed. They have never played a team as fast or as talented as TCU.
- Boise State is going to get killed. They play in the WAC. TCU plays in the MWC.
- Boise State is going to get killed. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go brand something.
See a similar theme to all of them? Exactly. TCU fans unequivocally think that the Horned Frogs are going to roll over the Broncos on Tuesday in the Poinsettia Bowl. Most of them don't even expect it to be close. They picture Jerry Hughes hog-tying Kellen Moore, the TCU offense scoring at will, and Burger King's western cheeseburger, just because.
We got lost over on a TCU message board earlier in the week and fell headlong into a discussion about the Broncos' inadequacies. It was not pretty. Here are some of the most egregious remarks, taken out of context so that they look worse.
Broncos haven't played a team as good as Frogs year ... TCU D will be too much to handle... 31-17
This TCU team is the best team that Boise State has faced in their entire history.
On paper everything seems to point to a win-able situation for the Frogs
I've got all the respect in the world for your program but about halfway through the 1st quarter of this game you're going to turn to the guy next to you and say "Oh crap, I think we're in trouble".
But tell us how you really feel.
We should point out that there are sensible TCU fans out there, too. We just haven't ever met any of them. And to a certain extent, these Horned Froggers do sound like us - if we were to have a drawl and a monosyllabic vocabulary. We can be braggadocios with the best of them.
So what's our beef with these confident fans? Nothing really. We just play in the WAC, so we're not all that used to it.
Read more: Boise State notes [KillerFrogs.com]