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Links O' War: Friday August 9th, 2013

Extra large links this morning, including links to all the stories FOW published yesterday (there were a lot). Enjoy it everybody, happy Friday!

Here are your morning links!


2013 TCU Football Preview: The Runnings Backs - Frogs O' War
In addition to leading rusher B.J. Catalon (5-9, 190, So.), the running back position in 2013 will feature a return to action for Waymon James (5-8, 203, Sr.) and Aaron Green (5-11, 200, So.).

TCU Football Sets Season Ticket Sales Record; 2013 Season Is Officially A Sellout - Frogs O' War
Setting yet another record for ticket sales, TCU Football has sold out for the second straight year. The new record of 31,636 tickets sold represents a monumental achievement for TCU.

Meet The New Guys: Denzel Johnson - Frogs O' War
Leading up to the 2013 TCU Football season, we will be profiling the newest Horned Frogs on campus who were all a part of the 2013 recruiting class. Second up is the offensive headliner, DB Denzel Johnson.

Big 12/ESPN Release Conference Television Schedule - Frogs O' War
The Horned Frogs appear on the schedule 15 times, meaning that three conference games won't be televised (through the ESPN network).

The Gary Patterson/Les Miles Bit is Way Overblown - Frogs O' War
People are desperate for some football, you guys.

2013 TCU Football Scholarship & Depth Chart - Frogs O' War
With 120 players coming in and out of the program at all times, it is sometimes hard to keep track of everything... Fear not! The first edition of the FOW 2013 TCU Football Scholarship and Depth Chart has arrived!

Gary Patterson: "Les Miles and I are Friends" - Frogs O' War
Roughly 48 hours after making comments that shook a nation, Gary Patterson put his foot down and let everyone know that he and Miles were friends, and that all this talk was nothing but a big joke.

TCU Football Practice Recap: August 8th - Frogs O' War
The stomach flu is going around, Dunbar is spending time at the guard position, the V's are doing well at tackle, and the running backs are still awesome.


2013 Preview: Three Starters Return on D-Line - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
Led by Preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Devonte Fields (6-4, 240, So.) and returning all-conference tackle Chucky Hunter (6-1, 300, Jr.), TCU returns three of four starters on its front.

Patterson doesn’t want to poke the Tiger | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports News...
It is not much of a stretch to suggest that one of TCU coach Gary Patterson’s most devoted objectives — 24 hours a day, 365 days a year — is to refrain from saying or doing anything publicly that would rile the hackles of an opposing team.

TCU’s Patterson sets record straight by sending LSU coach a transcript | Dallas-Fort W...
TCU coach Gary Patterson sent LSU coach Les Miles a transcript of his Tuesday post-practice comments to show that national media outlets took a report in the Star-Telegram out of context.

TCU basketball gets a head start with trip to Canada | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports...
TCU men’s basketball coach Trent Johnson has taken teams on off-season trips before.

Commission tells NCAA it has trust issues | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports News on th...
The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics called on the NCAA to expand the boards that oversee Division I sports programs to include former athletes and public officials, in order to overcome a loss of confidence in its supervision of college athletics.

Cowboys Corner: Cowboys release former TCU offensive lineman Jeff Olson
Former TCU offensive lineman Jeff Olson didn't wear the Cowboys' gear for long. Signed last week after a string of injuries at the guard position, Olson was concussed in his first practice. He has been rehabbing since.

Practice Notes: TCU completes first scrimmage, Dunbar seeing time at guard | TCU 360
TCU head coach Gary Patterson came off the field covered in sweat, hair matted to his black visor and speaking like a man who was crawling out of the desert.


Keep Calm and Don't Breathe: The country's only high school underwater hockey team fights its way through the U.S. National Tournament -
The country's only high school underwater hockey team fights its way through the U.S. National Tournament.

VIDEO: Bill Murray drinking with Harry Caray -
Sometimes the Internet gives us a gift. Because the Internet loves us.

2013 NFL preseason, week 1: Super Bowl favorites return to action -
The first week of the preseason starts Thursday night with six games that include the Broncos vs. 49ers, Ravens vs. Buccaneers, Bengals vs. Falcons and more.

The Plot Thickens: No Active Investigation on Manziel - Good Bull Hunting
Late night news shows there may not be an active investigation on Manziel at all.

Martin Kaymer sinks eagle from 150 yards out at Oak Hill -
No putter needed for Martin Kaymer at No. 13.

A Day's Work: Wade Boggs gets dirty in Colorado -
Wade Boggs and SB Nation have teamed up with Jeep to produce 'A Day's Work,' a summer series that profiles some of the most interesting and unique jobs in Major League Baseball stadiums. This week we're off to Colorado and the humidor at Coors Field.

The rise and fall of Michael Beasley -
Michael Beasley was once considered a potential No. 1 pick. After his latest transgression, he may find himself out of the NBA.

It's still all about Jay Cutler -
As the Bears quarterback enters a contract year, his excuses are running out. It's all part of the plan.

White Sox OF Alex Rios claimed on waivers by Rangers -
Chicago was unable to move the veteran outfielder at the deadline, but may have an opportunity to deal him now.

Stewart-Haas Racing has no shortage of options to replace injured Tony Stewart -
With Tony Stewart out indefinitely, who will drive the No. 14 car in his absence?

Devils sale could come soon, according to report -
The New Jersey Devils could be under the control of a new owner in the near future. That owner won't be the NHL.


Obama reportedly meets with Tim Cook and other tech leaders to talk surveillance | The Verge
President Obama met with several top figures in the tech world including Apple CEO Tim Cook and internet pioneer (and Google VP) Vint Cerf on Thursday to discuss government surveillance, reports P...

High 'Game of Thrones' piracy is 'better than an Emmy,' says Time Warner CEO | The Verge
Game of Thrones was potentially the most pirated show of 2012, but Time Warner's Jeff Bewkes thinks that downloading could be as good as one of the most coveted awards in television. On an earnings...

'Elysium' review: class warfare heads to space | The Verge
Four years ago District 9 hit theaters, heralding the arrival of a new voice in contemporary science fiction. Writer-director Neill Blomkamp’s alien-invasion film impressed visually, portraying a...

Sony won't charge PlayStation 4 users to record, stream gameplay | The Verge
PlayStation 4 owners won't need a PlayStation Plus subscription to record and share their gameplay clips online. A day after Microsoft revealed that its own Game DVR for Xbox One will be available...

Meet the Windows Phone developers risking everything to save Microsoft's platform | The Verge
Windows Phone might have over 160,000 apps, but there are still some big names missing. Microsoft has tried to bridge the app gap between iOS / Android and Windows Phone, but much of the innovation...

Email service used by Edward Snowden abruptly shuts down, to avoid 'crimes against the American people' | The Verge
Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who leaked details of the NSA's controversial PRISM surveillance program, reportedly used a secure email service called Lavabit to send messages from Russia....

Elon Musk has 'no plans' to actually build his Hyperloop design | The Verge
Elon Musk has promised to reveal preliminary plans for a super-fast "Hyperloop" transporter on August 12th — but don't expect him to actually build it. In a Tesla earnings call yesterday, Musk...

Smart trash can knows how fast you walk and which smartphone you use | The Verge
UK startup Renew is taking smartphone tracking to London's streets with the help of its Wi-Fi-enabled trash cans. Already outfitted with advertising screens, a handful of the city's 100 Renew Pods...

Watch Werner Herzog's harrowing documentary on texting and driving | The Verge
Filmmaker and documentarian Werner Herzog (Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Grizzly Man) has directed a short film on the dangers of texting and driving. From One Second to the Next looks at how four...

Sony sends Drake into 'Uncharted' territory in pursuit of a Coke Zero | The Verge
While Nintendo has no intention to make games for smartphones, Sony is testing the waters again with the launch of a series of free-to-play games for iOS and Android. In PlayStation All-Stars...

This side table will be a lasting testament to your intelligence | The Verge
Putting together ready-to-assemble furniture can often be an arduous task, but if you consider yourself a master assembler, here's a range of furniture that could be perfect for you. As Wired...

Watch More Than 50 Heroes and Villains Introduce Themselves in This Supercut | Geekosystem
As a superhero or villain, you need to make sure that people always know your name. It's all about pushing your brand, you see. That's why introducing yourself is so important, and why the heroes and villains in comic book movies are doing it constantly. Here's a HitFix supercut of more than 50 such introductions. (We counted 56.) Enjoy!

Snoop Lion’s App Offers $100 Weed Sticker, People Actually Buy It | Geekosystem
Microtransactions in games and other programs are nothing new, and neither are incredibly expensive ones. Snoop Lion's new app for iOS and Android, Snoopify, allows you to purchase different sticker packs to cover your photos in. And the packs are all making money for Snoop-- even the sticker that costs $100.

Facebook Stops Pretending They Aren’t Trying to be Twitter Anymore, Unveils Trending Topics | Geekosystem
You know how everyone loves Twitter and totally doesn't make fun of it or anything? And they're always saying stuff like, Man, I wish Facebook were more like Twitter? Okay, me neither. But apparently we're not talking to the same people as Mark Zuckerberg, because the team that brought hashtags to Facebook has just added Trending Topics.

‘90s Game of Thrones Illustrator Tackles Breaking Bad and the Muppets | Geekosystem
Chances are you’ve seen Mike Wrobel’s '90s-style Game of Thrones illustrations around the internet lately, but that's not all he's up to. In honor of Breaking Bad’s final season, Wrobel’s graced us with a wicked new illustration Walter White -- as meth dealer to the Muppets.

Man Locks Verizon Worker in His Underground Vault For Parking On His Grass | Geekosystem
A 71-year-old storage facility owner in Westborough, Massachusetts, took the whole get off my lawn thing too far when he trapped a Verizon worker in an underground vault for parking on his grass. He was probably either mentally unstable or an overzealous AT&T customer. I'm going to guess it was probably the former.

Orson Welles’ First Film Recently Rediscovered After Being Thought Lost For Decades | Geekosystem
Orson Welles is famous for Citizen Kane, his debut feature film, seen by everyone who has taken any film course ever. But even before Kane, Welles put together 40 minutes of footage for Too Much Johnson-- which he believed burned along with his villa 50 years ago. Except it didn't. The footage was just found.

Internet Response League to Crowdsource Disaster Relief From Online Gamers | Geekosystem
Ding! Level up, you've just gained 5000 experience points for coordinating disaster relief efforts. That's the goal of the Internet Response League, a group that hopes to harness the multitude of online gamers to use social media to save lives when natural disasters strike.

Somebody Found a Dead Shark On a Queens-Bound NYC Subway Last Night | Geekosystem
Angry science junkies may have boycotted Discovery Channel for airing that completely bogus Megalodon documentary, but apparently the Universe won't allow us to let go of Shark Week so easily this year. Or, at least, this dead shark that showed up on the N train last night in New York City didn't. We're sorry, Shark Week.