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If You Give a Frog a Football Game

Your guide to TCU football games and traditions

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If you give a Frog a football game, she’s probably going to want a purple shirt to go with it, unless of course it’s a Black Out or a White Out. You’ll have to look at the schedule for her.

She’ll look at her options....

When she’s dressed, the Frog will want to get to the game early. You’ll study your parking options.

When you get to the game, she’ll show you her clear bag. She’ll go through security.

You’ll find your seats, and she’ll point out the Frog Horn. You’ll jump when you hear it for the first time.

The Frog will want a picture with Super Frog. You’ll know him when you see him.

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At kickoff, she’ll stand up and make the Horned Frog sign. Go ahead and practice that now.

She’ll ask you to do it, too. She’ll yell, “Gooooooooo” for as long as it takes for the kicker to kick. (She might be out of breath after.) She’ll put her hand down and yell, “T-C-U Frogs!”as the ball flies to the other end of the field. Then she’ll watch the game.

The Frog will want to watch the Riff Ram video. You’ll see the Riff Ram flags go up in the student section. The Frog will get excited when she sees who says, “Give ‘Em Hell, TCU!” since it changes every game.

The Frog will do fun things during the game. She’ll shake three fingers for third down. Every. Single. Time.

The Frog will love hearing the Fight Song. But she won’t know the words. Except for “Rah Rah TCU, Rah Rah TCU!” which she’ll yell with abandon.

The Frog will hear the “Hey Song” and she’ll change the words on you. She’ll yell, “T” “C” and “U” and then say “We’re Gonna Beat the Hell Out of You...and You, and You, and You and You and You.” She’ll use her elbows to point at the other team. Because, you know, it’s not polite to point with your fingers while telling someone you’ll beat the hell out of them.

At halftime, the Frog will watch the band perform. She’ll watch the Showgirls, too. And she’ll ask you for a snack and drink from one of the stadium vendors.

You’ll buy her a hot dog and soda in a TCU souvenir cup. She’ll add it to her collection.

When the game ends, she’ll be excited if the Frogs won. If they lost, she’ll blame the Big 12 refs/playcalling/offense/defense/other team. You might have to listen to her for awhile.

But no matter what, she’ll stand up while the team stands in front of the student section. She’ll raise her Horned Frog sign again, and she’ll sing the Alma Mater, followed by the Fight Song one last time.

You’ll take the Frog home, and she’ll be ready for bed. She’ll dream about the wonderful day she had. When she wakes up, the Frog will probably ask you to take her to another TCU football game.