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Sunday Edition Links O' War: October 6th, 2013

Welcome to the Sunday Edition of Links O' War, featuring news from around the world including TCU News, Sports News, Tech News, Weird News, Financial News, and Political News... Lots of news, folks. COME AND GET IT!

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TCU comes up short 20-17 to No. 11 Oklahoma | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports News on ...
A late-arriving offense put TCU in a hole against No. 11 Oklahoma and the Horned Frogs weren't quite able to pull themselves out.

TCU notes: Fans take tailgate to the rails for Oklahoma game | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News ...
About 300 TCU fans rode to Saturday’s game in style. An 11-car luxury train filled with TCU dignitaries, including Chancellor Victor Boschini and athletic director Chris Del Conte took the 3 1/2-hour train ride into Norman, arriving close to Oklahoma Memorial Stadium at around 2:30 p.m.

Breaking down TCU’s 20-17 loss to No. 11 Oklahoma | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sp...
After TCU had finally gotten on the board with a 25-yard field goal, the Frogs caught Oklahoma off guard with a pooch kick. TCU’s Derrick Kindred recovered the fumble to set up the Frogs’ first touchdown drive of the game.

Despite comeback, Frogs have outgrown the moral victories | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - S...
In the dusty, leather-helmeted annals of college football, has any team ever been held without a single first down in the first half — and then come back to nearly upset the No. 11-ranked team in the land?

TCU takes slow starts to new low before giving Oklahoma a game | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports New...
TCU’s offense took slow starts to a new low Saturday at Oklahoma and it cost them dearly.

TCU loses close one to No. 11 Oklahoma - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
A late-arriving offense put TCU in a hole against No. 11 Oklahoma and the Horned Frogs weren't quite able to pull themselves out.


Texas @ Iowa State Recap: ALMOST - Wide Right & Natty Lite
ALMOST. One more first down, one less (mostly deserved) pass interference call, one less Hail Mary completed by Texas, or one less horrible officiating blunder, and the Cyclones are looking at a...

INSTANT RECAP: A last minute redemption from suckitude. - Cowboys Ride For Free
With every advantage in the book against a one dimensional offense, OSU played the part, and a season that started with so much excitement looked to be quickly headed south.

"B" Is For "Beat Down": Baylor Routs WVU 73-42 - The Smoking Musket
WVU got a front row seat to the frighteningly efficient killing machine that is the Baylor Bears. A few of us lived to tell about it. Here is our story.

Jayhawks Fall Apart in Loss to Texas Tech - Rock Chalk Talk
If it's a symbol of bad football, we saw it Saturday.

Post Game Thoughts | Texas Tech Red Raiders 54, Kansas Kayhawks 16 - Viva The Matadors
Post game thoughts on one of the best and conflicting games of the season, as Texas Tech rolls Kansas in Lawrence, 54 to 16.

Post Game Thoughts | Texas Tech Red Raiders 54, Kansas Kayhawks 16 - Viva The Matadors
Post game thoughts on one of the best and conflicting games of the season, as Texas Tech rolls Kansas in Lawrence, 54 to 16.

Sooner Offense Turns To Physical Ground And Pound To Etch Out Victory - Crimson And Cream Machine
"We didn’t play as well as we wanted to on the offensive side of the ball, but when we needed to make a big play we made that big play. Brennan [Clay] takes it 70+ for that touchdown. It was a...

OSU 33, K-State 29: No Need to Argue. - Bring On The Cats
The Cats lose 33-29, which is much better than anyone here really hoped for. And despite some real howlers which pinpointed the reason why he lost the job in fall camp, Daniel Sams proved he's a better answer at quarterback.

Texas QB David Ash ruled out for Oklahoma game - Burnt Orange Nation
Will the Texas Longhorns have their starting quarterback for the Oklahoma game? Find out inside.

Another Record-Breaking Saturday in Waco: West Virginia 42, Baylor 73 - Our Daily Bears
When will Baylor stop scheduling cupcakes?

Well, That Sucked: Indiana 44, Penn State 24. - Black Shoe Diaries
I am, to the extent that a writer for a mere blog like Black Shoe Diaries can have attained some level of notoriety, famous for my overreactions. I deemed the Bill O'Brien era a failure after the...

Georgia Tech vs. Miami 2013 final score: Hurricanes rally late to win, 45-30 -
Stephen Morris and Duke Johnson led the Hurricanes to their fifth-straight win of the season.

Ole Miss vs. Auburn final score: Tigers pull off upset with 30-22 win -
Auburn was able to get a key home win over a conference opponent thanks to a strong rushing performance from Nick Marshall.

Clemson vs. Syracuse 2013 final score: Tajh Boyd, Tigers roll to 49-14 victory -
Syracuse was no match for Tajh Boyd and the Clemson Tigers on Saturday, falling 49-14.

Oregon vs. Colorado 2013 final score: Ducks cruise to road Pac-12 win, 57-16 -
Oregon had no trouble in its first Pac-12 road game of the year.

LSU vs. Mississippi State 2013 final score: Tigers pull away from Bulldogs 59-26 -
Mississippi State was in position to give LSU a scare on the road, but ultimately could not hang with the Tigers and their vast array of offensive weapons.

Maryland vs. Florida State 2013 final score: Jameis Winston, Seminoles destroy Terps, 63-0 -
Maryland was completely dominated on both sides of the ball on Saturday, dropping their first game of the season.

Georgia vs. Tennessee 2013 final score: Bulldogs escape Knoxville with 34-31 win -
Tennessee couldn't pull off the upset against visiting Georgia.

Notre Dame vs. Arizona State final score: Fighting Irish survive Sun Devils in Dallas, 37-34 -
Arizona State did not go down easily, but Notre Dame eventually made key stops late to pull out a 37-34 win in Dallas.

College football Saturday, Week 6: OSU, FSU big winners -
It may have taken a while to get rolling, but the late games did not disappoint on an entertaining college football Saturday.


Lawyers didn't intend for EA to stop making college football franchise -
Attorneys representing players in the O'Bannon case just wanted the video game company's money.

VIDEO: Garrett Gilbert ties SMU-Rutgers with absurd scramble and throw -
Garrett Gilbert tied SMU-Rutgers by vaguely running around for 15 seconds or so before throwing across his body for a two-point conversion.

President Obama comments on Redskins name change -
President Obama says that he would consider changing the Redskins name if he owned the team.

Angels trade rumors: Mark Trumbo sought by multiple teams -
Mark Trumbo has a lot of power, but may not fit in as well with the Angels moving forward.

Yes, Derrick Rose is back -
Bulls fans rejoice.

Hugh Freeze's coaching staff has reached next-level unity -
Ole Miss is in sync ... at least on the sidelines.

2013 Presidents Cup: Match schedule, live updates, scores and more from Day 3 at Muirfield Village -
Live updates from a full march of Saturday double-session golf at the 2013 Presidents Cup.

GIF: Jameis Winston's crazy, Manziel-esque touchdown vs. Maryland -
Winston has made a few jaw-dropping plays this season. None were as as impressive as this one.

Chael Sonnen on the importance of promotion and why to never say, 'I'll fight whoever the UFC wants' - MMA Fighting
Prior to 2013, it'd be easy to assume Jake Shield's job security was anything but in danger next week. But following the abrupt cutting of Yushin Okami, and Jon Fitch before him, it's difficult not to draw parallels between the three situations.

NASCAR Nationwide Series 2013 at Kansas Speedway results: Kenseth wins; Keselowski, Busch feud -
Matt Kenseth wins at Kansas after Kyle Busch-Brad Keselowski dust-up.

One night with the ladies in Houston -
Lana Berry was told there were ladies who wanted to learn about baseball. Instead, she found flavored vodka samples, cleat chasers and DJ Rob G.

Club America vs. Chivas Guadalajara: Final score 2-0, Raul Jimenez the Super Eagles' hero -
Club America are nine points clear at the top of Liga MX, thanks to their expected Super Clasico home win over Chivas de Guadalajara. Chivas are well out of the Liguilla battle with nine points from 13 games.

ALDS 2013: Big Papi homers twice, Red Sox go up 2-0 -
Boston tagged David Price for seven runs and the Red Sox took a 2-0 series lead.

2013 ALDS: Athletics walk-off to beat Tigers, tie series 1-1 -
Sonny Gray and Justin Verlander matched zeroes in Oakland, and the Athletics prevailed thanks to a walk-off single from Stephen Vogt in the ninth inning to win Game 2, 1-0 and even the ALDS rematch at one game apiece.

NFL Watchability Index, Week 5: What games should you be watching this week? -
There are some pretty good games on the schedule this week. Which ones might end up being the best? Let's find out. Here's Week 5 of the Watchability Index.

NFL picks, Week 5: Jaguars, Jets and Browns have it covered -
Quick, breakout your wallet for a once in a lifetime opportunity to bet on underdog teams this week. Sure, games like the Seahawks at Colts make compelling television, but when will you ever have the chance to bet on the Jaguars again this season?

Week 5 NFL preview: Drew Brees on the verge of history again; Seahawks looking for 5-0 start -
Matt Ufford breaks down the most entertaining matchups in Week 5 of the NFL, headlined by the undefeated Saints traveling to Chicago and the Seahawks trying to replicate last week's road magic at Indianapolis.

Power, traps, counters, and zone: Breaking down the Colts running game -
Under offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton, the Indianapolis Colts are the latest team to embrace innovations in the ground game to beat opposing defenses. Here's a look at how they do it.

Know the Score, Week 5: Who dat gonna beat dem Saints? -
The Bears try to stop a jazzed-up Saints squad, and the rest of Week Five's action.


New trailers: 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,' 'Sal,' 'Machete Kills,' and 'I, Frankenstein' | The Verge
This weekend Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity is finally hitting theaters, but we’ve still got three more months of movies in 2013. Let’s take a look at some of the latest trailers to make the...

iPhone 5C goes on sale at more retailers, drops to $45 on contract at Walmart | The Verge
Apple released the iPhone 5C just two weeks ago, but retailers continue to cut the price of the more affordable iPhone. Starting today, Walmart is dropping the 16GB iPhone 5C to $45 when purchased...

Someone found the FBI's Bitcoin wallet and now people are sending mean notes to it | The Verge
When the FBI seize took control of the digital black market Silk Road, it also seized control of a bunch of money: about 26,000 bitcoins, a virtual currency that approximates cash on the...

Phil Schiller, Scott Forstall listed to testify in Apple vs Samsung patent retrial | The Verge
Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, is one of the marquee executives on the list of witnesses to testify at the retrial to determine a portion of the damages that...

Spec Sheet: Archos takes on the top tablets around | The Verge
A lot of products come out each week — we don't highlight all of them, but all of them make it into The Verge Database. In Spec Sheet, a weekly series, we survey the latest product entries to...

BlackBerry reportedly in talks with Google, Samsung, and others about potential sale | The Verge
In September BlackBerry received a $4.7 billion buyout offer from Canadian holding company Fairfax Financial, but it's still pursuing possible deals with other companies — and Google may be...

Status Symbol: Motorola RAZR | The Verge
Status Symbols are devices that transcend their specs and features, and become something beautiful and luxurious in their own right. They're things that live on after the megapixel and megahertz...

The Apple team behind the original iPhone recalls its stressful, terrifying development | The Verge
One day before the anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, The New York Times Magazine has published a captivating recollection of the terrifyingly stressful two-year development of the first iPhone....

'The Simpsons' renewed for 26th season ahead of Sunday's 'Treehouse of Horror' episode | The Verge
The 25th season of The Simpsons just kicked off — its traditional "Treehouse of Horror" episode slated for this Sunday — and that won't be the last of the gang from Springfield. According to V...

Skype adding message sync and more as it augments P2P with the cloud | The Verge
Skype built its reputation on peer-to-peer networking, connecting video and audio calls using technology similar to that originally popularized by decentralized filesharing. Over the past few...

Twitter IPO filing prompts mistaken buying rush of worthless TWTRQ stock | The Verge
Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, a consumer electronics retailer that declared bankruptcy in 2007, saw its share price balloon on Friday thanks to confused traders who thought they were buying...

The Weekender: fighting fires, finding romance, and funding the government | The Verge
Welcome to The Verge: Weekender edition. Every Saturday, we'll bring you some of the best and most important reads of the past seven days, from original reports, to in-depth features, to...

The Verge fall reading list | The Verge
Autumn is a great time to cozy up at home and get to all the reading you missed out on during the summer. The barbecues are over, the holidays aren't here yet, and your friends will probably...

Alleged Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht denies charges, says lawyer | The Verge
Ross Ulbricht, the alleged founder of underground marketplace Silk Road, denied his charges in a San Francisco federal court yesterday, via his lawyer. Ulbricht's public defender, Brandon...

'Half-Life 3' trademark disappears from European system, dampening fans' dreams | The Verge
It doesn't take much to get Half-Life fans stirred up about the long-rumored third installment of the legendary Valve first-person shooter. Earlier this week fans discovered documentation that...

A day at Genius Camp: getting dumb in Einstein's paradise | The Verge
My eyes are glazing over. It’s been less than 10 minutes since I slinked into the last row of chairs inside this makeshift outdoor auditorium, where a young woman with a tightly-bound ponytail...

NSA tried and failed to compromise Tor, but browser vulnerabilities gave some users away | The Verge
Intelligence agencies have devoted significant time to cracking the Tor encryption network, reports The Guardian, but it's largely failed to compromise the system. According to leaked documents...

President Obama talks Iran and shutdown, but not NSA spying, in lengthy interview | The Verge
US President Barack Obama gave an extended sit-down interview to the Associated Press on Friday evening, in which he covered a broad range of topics of national and global concern, including Iran's...

'Gravity' review: try not to scream | The Verge
There’s a moment in Gravity when you suddenly realize you’re not safe. Sandra Bullock’s Dr. Ryan Stone is installing a component for the Hubble space telescope, wrapped in her bulky...

Incredible designer posters reimagine 'Robocop,' 'Blade Runner,' and more | The Verge
Matthew Chojnacki's latest book features exactly 200 movie posters, celebrating everything from Tron and Blade Runner to The Da Vinci Code and Bambi. But they aren't the kind of posters you see...

After Silk Road's demise, online drug dealing moves to new sites | The Verge
Patrons of the Silk Road, by far the largest online marketplace for buying illegal drugs, were understandably alarmed when the FBI seized and shut down the site earlier this week. The black...

Google is building Chrome OS straight into Windows 8 | The Verge
Google unveiled its Chrome Apps initiative recently to launch apps that exist outside of the browser and extend its reach into more of a platform, but it looks like the company has a whole lot more...


Jack Lew's dilemma: Which bills to pay and when
If Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling, the Treasury Secretary will have to figure out how to make due with a third less in government funds.

Here's how much stock Twitter execs own
Twitter just filed its S-1 to take the company public. Here's a list of its principal stockholders and how many shares they own.

No more secrets: Twitter IPO filing is now public
In the largest Silicon Valley IPO since Facebook, Twitter will seek to raise $1 billion and intends to list its stock under the symbol TWTR.

How Apple has changed since Steve Jobs
Since its legendary founder died two years ago Saturday, Apple has received no shortage of scrutiny.

Obamacare cost-cutting: CNBC explains
A number of Obamacare provisions, many of which have already gone into effect, are aimed at reducing the growth of health-care spending.

Twitter IPO will mint few billionaires
Twitter will get a public value of as much as $10 billion, but only one shareholder will become a billionaire—and he's no longer with the company.

Macy's CEO: US default would be brutal for retailers
If the US were to default, retailers would "see it immediately because the consumer stops spending that day," Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren said.

'Squawk Box Jobs Report' pegs job growth at 158K
Since the official September employment report was not released as scheduled on Friday because of the government shutdown, CNBC crunched the numbers.

Income tax centennial: 100 years of income tax code
Champagne time? Friday marks the 100th anniversary of the current U.S. income tax code. It's doubtful anyone will celebrate what one expert calls a system run amok.

Cramer: Is stock market about to get ugly?
It’s not a scientific measure by any stretch but something happened today and immediately Cramer knew a sell-off was imminent.

$1 million Ferrari owned by 'Poor Little Rich Girl'
Get up close and personal with a supercar once owned by Barbara Hutton, and visit the island where the super rich spend more than $50 million on classic cars in a weekend.

Companies are stashing away billions overseas
Washington politicians could slash the budget deficit by just tapping into the foreign profits of the top 20 American companies.

Fuel cell businesses resurgent a decade after early hype
Once an industry known for operating in the red, fuel cell companies are showing signs of achieving profitability.

Shutdown halts IRS seizures from tax cheats
The IRS said that it has stopped initiating new asset seizures from tax delinquents during the government shutdown.

Lehman-like credit bubble next up for sharing economy?
In a first, loans made by peer-to-peer lender Lending Club have been securitized by an asset manager ... run by a former Lehman Brothers trader.

We're confident about retirement, but not ready
More Americans believe they're on track for retirement now than last year. But just because they believe it doesn't make it true.

Wall Street gets ready to trade defaulted US debt
Most doubt it will happen, but banks are already gearing up for how to handle any US Treasuries tainted by missed payments.


Democrats' procedural vote plan faces hurdle - Jonathan Allen and John Bresnahan -
House Democrats appear to have misread House rules in their zeal to force a vote to end the government shutdown. On Friday, Reps. George Miller (D-Calif.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) announced the latest in a series of ploys to get breakaway House Republicans to join them in voting for a “clean” continuing resolution to fund federal operations....

House Democrats push for CR vote - Ginger Gibson -
House Democrats are continuing to hammer their position on the shutdown: The votes are there for a clean funding resolution and Republican leadership should let a vote happen. On Saturday, House Democratic leadership released a letter with 195 voting members of their caucus who say they will support a “clean” continuing resolution to reopen...

U.S. targets Qaeda, Shabab leaders - Politico Staff -
WASHINGTON— U.S. forces raided a Somali coastal town looking for a “high-value” al-Shabab terror suspect, the Pentagon confirmed Saturday. They also captured Abu Anas al Libi, a Libyan Al-Qaeda leader wanted for his role in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in East Africa, citing American officials. Pentagon Press Secretary...

Sunday talk show tip sheet - Tal Kopan -
“Meet the Press” on NBC• Treasury Secretary Jack Lew• Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)• Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), chairwoman, Congressional Black Caucus“Face the Nation” on CBS• Lew• Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas)• Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu“This Week” on ABC•...

Obama criticizes Cruz, other first-term GOPers for 'being controversial' -
President Obama was once a high-profile first-term senator, but he doesn't think the current crop -- including Sens. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio -- is serving the country well as they seek out controversy. "I recognize that in today's media age, being controversial, taking controversial positions, rallying the most extreme parts...

Department of Defense to call back furloughed workers - Juana Summers and Austin Wright and Kate Brannen -
The Pentagon is calling many of its furloughed civilian employees back to work after concluding Congress gave Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel enough authority to pay them during the government shutdown. Congress passed an 11th-hour bill just before the government closure that permitted Hagel to pay active-duty troops, some civilians and contractors,...

Jack Lew: 'No option' for Obama if debt ceiling is hit -
President Barack Obama will have "no option" to take on his own if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Sunday, repeating the administration's long-held view. "There is no option that prevents us from being in default if we don't have enough cash to pay our bills," Lew said on CNN's...

Lew: 'Congress is playing with fire' on debt ceiling -
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warned on Sunday that Congress is "playing with fire" in risking to fail to raise the nation's debt ceiling. "I'm telling you that on the 17th, we run out of our ability to borrow, and Congress is playing with fire," he said on CNN's "State of the Union.". "If they don't...

Hill fighting sends shutdown into second week - Seung Min Kim and John Bresnahan and Burgess Everett -
The government shutdown will lurch into a second week after another fruitless day on Capitol Hill. A rare Saturday session was dominated by now-familiar shutdown messaging from Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate, with each side trying blame the other for keeping the government shuttered. Even House-passed legislation that would pay federal...

Cuccinelli shuns Cruz limelight -
RICHMOND, Va.— That was awkward. In the clearest sign yet of the potent effect of the government shutdown on the Virginia governor’s race, Republican Ken Cuccinelli avoided being photographed with Ted Cruz at a gala they headlined here Saturday night—even leaving before the Texas senator rose to speak. (QUIZ: Do you know Ted Cruz?)Backstage,...

Government shutdown: The latest conservative litmus test - James Hohmann -
In 2010, a candidate’s stance on the Wall Street bailout was the litmus test that separated real conservatives from RINOs, or Republicans in Name Only. This spring, it was comprehensive immigration reform. Anyone who supports it, the reaction on the right went, should be viewed with suspicion at best — or as a sellout at worst. Now there’s...

Some Senate GOPers look for way out - Manu Raju and Burgess Everett -
They have been sitting out the budget impasse that led to the government shutdown — and only been a spectator in the bitter battle between House Republicans and Senate Democrats. But some uneasy Senate Republicans are eager to take matters into their own hands. Moderates like Susan Collins of Maine, conservatives like Rob Portman of Ohio and...