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Friday Links O' War: October 4th, 2013

Hey everybody, lots of news today! Hockey, Football, Texas, Tiger Woods, and lots of TCU news!

Here are your morning links!


Frogs hope to start fast against Oklahoma | TCU 360
After looking dazed early in each of its first four games, TCU is aiming to get into a rhythm early this week against No. 11 University of Oklahoma.

A reader asks if Tanner Brock would be treated the same way if he was not white - The Big Mac Blog
The letter is written on a yellow piece of legal paper, and in cursive. Since no one writes in cursive any longer, my guess is the author of said letter is a little older.

TCU basketball is not the worst job any more - The Big Mac Blog
For decades one of the worst Division I men's basketball coaching jobs in the nation was Baylor. TCU was not much better, if not worse. Setting the stage: TCU vs. OU
TCU searches for its first conference win, while OU looks to remain unbeaten. | TCU must not be taken lightly
Prior to the season, this weekend’s matchup pitting Oklahoma against TCU was expected to be a nationally anticipated game with large-scale implications, but how quickly things can change in college football.


Ohio State at Northwestern preview: Wildcats ready for their audition -
GameDay's in town, and an undefeated Northwestern squad has a chance to move into the top 10 for the first time since head coach Pat Fitzgerald was a star linebacker. Can the Wildcats pull off the upset?

The eye of Texas: Inside the Longhorn Network as it continues to enter uncharted television territory -
Inside the Longhorn Network as it continues to enter uncharted television territory.

Video: Paul Rhoads went off on Big 12 officials after loss to Texas -
Iowa State's emotional head coach might've just reached a new level of emotion. And deservedly so.

2013 NLDS: Dodgers beat Braves in Game 1 -
Clayton Kershaw struck out 12 in his seven innings to lead the Dodgers to a 6-1 win over the Braves in Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Thursday night at Turner Field in Atlanta.2013 NLDS: Dodgers beat Braves in

NLDS 2013: Cardinals top Pirates in Game 1 -
St. Louis hung seven runs on Pirates starter A.J. Burnett in 2+ innings in a blowout 9-1 win in Game 1 of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium.

Bills vs. Browns 2013: Cleveland wins battle of backups against Buffalo -
The Cleveland Browns lost Brian Hoyer in the first quarter of Thursday's game against the Bills. Brandon Weeden took over, and the Browns held on for a third consecutive win.

NHL Thursday: 15 teams open the season -
The Capitals made good in their second chance at a first win, while 15 other teams made their 2013-14 season debuts Thursday.

Buccaneers release Josh Freeman -
The Buccaneers finally parted ways with quarterback Josh Freeman. The team released the five-year veteran on Thursday.

Presidents Cup 2013: Tiger Woods, Matt Kuchar lead Americans to 1-point lead after Day 1 -
Live updates from Thursday's matches at the 2013 Presidents Cup.

Ranking the MLB players in SNL's 'Baseball Dreams' sketch from 1997 -
Sorry we were unable to get to baseball news today. We were busy critiquing a 16-year-old throwaway variety show sketch.

Here is a self-portrait Jim Irsay posted on the Internet on purpose -

Chris Bosh played a ringer on 'Parks and Recreation' -
"And I'm better at French horn, too, ERIC."

Keepers: Cam Newton's time to shine -
Keepers: this week's dose of fantasy football advice in handy video form.

Tiger Woods is not appreciative of Davis Love III's baby squirrel -
Tigers and squirrels do not get along very well.

The List: Situations that need Greg Schiano -
Greg Schiano, head coach of the 1-3 Buccaneers, says that the Bucs' situation was one that "needed Greg Schiano." This is one of many situations that need Greg Schiano.

Five years later: The madness of EliteXC’s final show - MMA Fighting
Kimbo Slice was one of MMA's most transcendent stars heading into his nationally televised bout with Ken Shamrock on Oct. 4, 2008. That's when pandemonium broke loose in Sunrise, Florida. With Shamrock out, Kimbo went down, and took EliteXC with him.