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Links O' War: Sunday August 4th, 2013

TCU has, in two days, taken its 2014 class from the bottom of the Big 12 to the middle of the pack, thanks most recently to OL Ty Barrett... Texas Tech now replaces TCU as the resident bottom dweller... #Swaggggggg

Sunday morning links... The NYT Sunday Edition of the internet.
Sunday morning links... The NYT Sunday Edition of the internet.

It's Sunday, so you get an expanded version of morning links... enjoy.


2014 4* OL Ty Barrett Commits To TCU - Frogs O' War
One day after picking up a huge LB commit, the Horned Frogs picked up a monster on OL target Ty Barrett.

Frogs Land Big Commit, 2014 LB Jimmie Swain from Olathe, Kansas - Frogs O' War
With linebacker depth a continuing concern for TCU, the commitment of consensus three star linebacker Jimmie Swain is a big deal for the Horned Frogs.

One Month Out: Unanswered Questions about LSU/TCU - Frogs O' War
TCU and LSU both have major questions leading up to the Cowboys Classic.

A User's Guide To Frogs O' War: How To Survive The 2013-2014 Athletic Season - Frogs O' War
So, you thought you were a FOW pro, didn't you? You knew how to get through links without going blind or developing cataracts... You new Hawk's preference for children's TV shows... Guess what? YOU DIDN'T KNOW SHIT!

2013 USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll Is Out; Alabama Leads The Way - Frogs O' War
The USA Today Coaches Poll was released today, the most relevant preseason college football rankings.

Tayo Fabuluje Has Left The TCU Football Team For Personal Reasons - Frogs O' War
The Left Tackle has reportedly quit the team, according to several reports.

How to talk to a TCU Fan: A guide for football fans everywhere - Frogs O' War
A friendly guide for all of those in the Big 12 and college football on how to interact with the TCU fans you'll run into this year.

Casey Pachall Speaks With The Media - Frogs O' War
For the first time since being dismissed from the team following a DWI arrest in 2012, Casey Pachall took 10 minutes to speak with the media today during TCU Football reporting day.

Sources: Guy On The Internet Is Making Stuff Up - Frogs O' War
Sources tell Frogs O' War that there is a guy on the internet making stuff up because... well... he can.

Karviar Shepherd Ruled Eligible By The NCAA, Will Play During 2013-14 Season - Frogs O' War
After appealing to the NCAA on an academic basis, Karviar Shepherd has been ruled eligible to play for TCU during the 2013-14 season.


Eighteen Horned Frogs on NFL Rosters - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU has 18 former players currently active in the National Football League.

4-star Dallas Skyline OT Ty Barrett commits to TCU: ‘Gary Patterson did a power jump into my lap’ | College Sports Blog
“I think this is one of the best things I’ve done in my life,” Barrett told “After talking with my parents and coaches, they gave me the green light to go through with this and pick TCU.

Patterson on secondary: Kevin White is playing the best football since getting here | TCU 360
“Kevin White, knock on wood, might be playing the best football he’s been playing since he’s been here,” the head coach said. “Kevion Gamble and [Ranthony] Texada are other guys we’ve been really high on.”

TCU’s Patterson hopes to prove preseason coaches’ poll has foresight | Dallas-F...
As you’d expect, TCU coach Gary Patterson doesn’t spend a lot of time thinking about where his Horned Frogs are ranked in the preseason polls.

College Confidential: Big time four-star OL recruit from Dallas chooses TCU over OU, Tech and Ole Miss
TCU head coach Gary Patterson was giddy about picking up TCU’s 10th commit of the 2014 class. A week ago, Dallas Skyline offensive lineman Ty Barrett told Patterson he had made his choice to be a Horned Frog next season in Patterson's office. The head coach reacted by jumping out of his desk chair, practically landing right in the recruits lap, Barrett said.


Kevin Kolb injury: Bills QB trips before practice, heads to locker room -
Perhaps the leader in the clubhouse for most ridiculous injury of all NFL camps, Mr. Kolb has been hurt by walking.

NASCAR Pocono 2013: Jeff Gordon comments on crowd size at Pocono IndyCar race, Tony Kanaan fires back -
Jeff Gordon pointed out the sizable difference in attendance between IndyCar and NASCAR when meeting with reporters Friday. His comments generated a response from Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan, who defended IndyCar.

The Anatomy of a One-Pitch Strikeout - The Crawfish Boxes
Nick Tropeano did the impossible last night, striking out Midland RockHounds third baseman Vinnie Catricala with a single pitch.

Don't believe the negative narratives, Dempsey to Seattle is the right move -
Fans, some in the media and "Eurosnobs" seem bound and determined to try and tell you why Dempsey joining Seattle is a bad move. I'm here to tell you it's not.

Matt Garza shouldn't tweet when he's mad -
Garza may need to take a Twitter time-out after an ill-advised outburst Saturday.

Mark Cuban writes lengthy blog post explaining Mavericks' decisions -
The Dallas owner wrote a 3,000-word play-by-play on why he broke apart the 2011 championship team, the lockout negotiations and Dwight Howard chase.

Alex Rodriguez suspension: Yankees 3B won't play Monday, per report -
The commissioner will invoke his powers to protect "the best interests of the game" to keep Rodriguez from playing during his appeal.

5-year-old cancer survivor runs for a TD at Browns Family Night -
The Cleveland Browns capped off Family Night by letting a five-year-old cancer survivor score a touchdown.

Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2013: Warren Sapp, Bill Parcells, 5 others enshrined -
Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, Dave Robinson, and Warren Sapp were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night.

UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie results - MMA Fighting
Check out UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie results for recaps of all the top fights from UFC 163 on Saturday night.

Bridgestone Invitational 2013 scores: Tiger Woods leads by 7 strokes -
Tiger Woods didn't shoot a 61 again, but he's still in control at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and on the way to his fifth win of the year.


YouTube opens up live streaming to anyone with 100 or more subscribers | The Verge
YouTube is opening up its live streaming service to anyone with 100 or more subscribers, putting smaller, independent creators on the same footing as larger productions. The announcement comes less...

'Eterna' is a six minute monument to Hollywood's sound and fury | The Verge
If Eterna were a real movie, it would be the blockbuster to end all blockbusters — an epic collage of the most amazing visual effects from every superhero movie of the recent past. Sadly, the...

Microsoft cuts Surface Pro price by $100 following Surface RT reductions | The Verge
Microsoft is discounting its Surface Pro tablet this weekend, following heavy reductions to its Surface RT costs recently. The 10 percent price cut to Surface Pro reduces the cost of the 64GB and...

The best writing of the week, August 4 | The Verge
We all know the feeling. You're sleepless in the sad hours of the night or stumbling around early on a hazy weekend morning in need of something to read, and that pile of unread books just isn't...

President Obama vetoes Samsung patent ban on iPhone 4 and select iPads | The Verge
The Obama administration has stepped in today to veto an import ban Samsung won from the International Trade Commission to prevent the iPhone 4 and some iPads from coming into the US. The move...

Remembering Stanley: Christiane Kubrick on protecting the legacy of a master | The Verge
First published in 2005, Taschen Books’ The Stanley Kubrick Archives provides fans and film scholars an unprecedented look behind the scenes of the iconic director’s life and work. But perhaps...


Apple's new iPhone may have fingerprint sensor
It looks like Apple may be building bio-metric security features into the next iPhone.

IPO market heats up...even in August
August is traditionally deadsville for equity trading, but it's particularly dead for the IPO business. Not this year....

The four reasons why hedge funds are selling gold
Is holding gold a lose-lose proposition? Anthony Scaramucci says yes.

Viacom earnings: Focus on cable ratings, ads, movies
The vast majority of revenue comes from its cable networks, where ad revenue is expected to increase from last year.

Kraft beats on earnings, raises outlook
Kraft Foods Group, whose brands include Oscar Mayer, Miracle Whip and Jell-O, beat on earnings and raised its full-year outlook.

AIG resumes dividend, launches buyback
AIG stock is surging in after-hours trading after the company announced it would resume paying a dividend and would start buying back stock.

LinkedIn earnings beat but outlook falls short
LinkedIn beat on earnings for a 9th straight quarter but its outlook fell short. Shares rose after-hours.

Chevron second-quarter earnings drop on cheaper oil, maintenance
Chevron posted a drop in profit after maintenance work and a fall in oil prices knocked global oil and gas production.

Ouch! Exxon posts big miss; Shell takes massive shale charge
Exxon Mobil second-quarter profit fell 57 percent, while Shell significantly wrote down the value of its shale fields.

Newsweek sold to IBT Media
Newsweek is being sold to IBT Media, an online news company, less than a year after it ended publication of its weekly print magazine and went all digital.

'Manhattan Madam' talks Spitzer and the business of prostitution
Kristin Davis, the so-called Manhattan Madam once linked with New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, is back in the headlines with him again.

DirecTV sides with Time Warner over CBS dispute
In an unusual show of solidarity between rivals, the satellite TV provider applauded Time Warner Cable's decision.

White House holds high-level meeting over security threat
President Barack Obama's top national security advisers met at the White House on Saturday to discuss the potential threat of terrorist attacks that caused Washington and its allies to issue travel warnings and close embassies throughout the Middle East.

Forget growth, China is contracting, experts say
China's economy may be contracting, investment experts told CNBC on Monday. That's in sharp contrast to China's numbers.

Behind the billion-dollar counterfeit bag market
Vendors in New York City used to sell fake bags on the sidewalk, but a recent crackdown has forced them to adapt.

US natgas boom sucks nuclear power into downdraft
One of the biggest contributors to the decline of the U.S. nuclear industry is natural gas development, a study says.

The rich are saving cash at a record pace
The wealthy have become the nation's top cash hoarders, filling up deposit accounts and money markets at a rapid clip.

Teens and Social Media
When a group of teenagers says Facebook "confuses and scares" them and makes their eyes hurt, there may be a problem.