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A podcast about college football numbers and narratives, focusing on TCU and the Big 12.

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A podcast about college football numbers and narratives, focusing on TCU and the Big 12.

    TCU-OU PREVIEW

    TCU-OU PREVIEW

    We're going to Oklahoma, gonna have us a time. Parker and Grant preview TCU's game against the dastardly Oklahoma Sooners, who are coming off a predicted (by us) loss against Kansas State. Topics include:

    -- A starting QB update

    -- Parker and Grant argue about math for five minutes

    -- Why OU's receivers may feast against TCU's corners

    -- What TCU can do to keep pace with the Sooners

    -- Fan predictions and the best song about Oklahoma

    Follow Parker on Twitter @statsowar and Grant @grantmcgalliard. Go Frogs. 

    • 1 hr
    SMU RECAP

    SMU RECAP

    The Iron Skillet returns to Fort Worth as TCU beats SMU 42-34. Parker and Grant break down the game, including:

    -- A celebration of Max Duggan

    -- Kendre Miller: Hell yeah, man! 

    -- Rocky points on defense

    -- It was a very good idea for Sonny Dykes to win this game

    -- Texas lost to Texas Tech, and other fun facts

    Follow Parker on Twitter @statsowar and Grant @grantmcgalliard, and as always, go Frogs. 

    • 58 min
    SMU PREVIEW

    SMU PREVIEW

    After a much deserved bye, Parker and Grant evaluate the dastardly SMU Mustangs ahead of TCU's attempt to win the Iron Skillet in Sonny Dykes's first year. Topics include:

    -- lol A&M lost to App State

    -- Grant's weird prejudice against Tanner Mordecai

    -- Rashee Rice, provocateur maestro  

    -- A comparison of SMU's defense to an Indiana Jones character

    -- Picks and expectations from listeners

    -- A jaunt around Big 12 and national games

    Follow Parker @statsowar and Grant @grantmcgalliard on Twitter. Let's not lose this game. Go Frogs. 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    TARLETON PREVIEW

    TARLETON PREVIEW

    Parker and Grant embark on an episode that is high in content and low on audio quality, and we hope to balance those out in the future. This episode takes a brief look at the Tarleton State Texans before venturing into the wider college football world, and also country music. Topics include:

    -- Tarleton history, plus Beau Allen

    -- What our goals are for the TCU offense

    -- The best barbecue restaurant in Stephenville

    -- An Alabama-Texas preview, technically

    Follow Parker on Twitter @statsowar and Grant @grantmcgalliard. We'll see you Monday morning for the weekend recap. Go Frogs. 

    • 54 min
    COLORADO RECAP

    COLORADO RECAP

    FROGS A LOT, BUFFS A LITTLE. WHAT DID WE LEARN?

    • 1 hr 5 min
    COLORADO PREVIEW

    COLORADO PREVIEW

    Football is here! Finally! Parker and Grant break down TCU's first opponent of 2022, the Colorado Buffaloes, a team that was very bad last year and may not be better this year. Topics include:

    -- What's a bison and what's a buffalo?

    -- Karl Dorrell's season on the brink

    -- An offense that doesn't have what you'd traditionally call "a strength"

    -- Avant-garde defensive schemes in Boulder

    -- Predictions and thoughts from Parker, Grant and the listeners

    -- Around the horn in the Big 12 and other major games

    Follow Grant on Twitter @grantmcgalliard and Parker @statsowar. If you'll be in Boulder on Friday, we'll see you there!



    Thanks for sticking out the long offseason with us. We've made it. Go Frogs. 

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

another jkn ,

The best TCU athletics podcast

There are many TCU athletics podcasts- I know- I listen to all of them. This here is the tightest, best produced, analytical show. These guys tell it like it is, not how we wish it would be. They are fans, but not homers, so don’t expect ridiculous predictions of Frog dominance every week. You ears will thank you for the consistent sound levels and excellent recording quality. In short, this Theory proves The Fact. Go Frogs.

cjb_1111 ,

A nearly perfect TCU podcast

This podcast is a sanctuary of truth, beauty and goodness deserving of 5 stars, but they discussed women’s soccer for nearly ten minutes today. Docking them only one star is a testament to what they’ve accomplished in the months leading up this review.

jhancher ,

Variety and solid analysis

For a TCU show - they cover a lot outside the program. I’m an SEC fan and subscribe and listen

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