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Parting gift: TCU may have home game vs. Boise St. moved

Tom Petty AP

As you no doubt have heard by now, TCU will be leaving the Mountain West for the Big East in 2012.

In recognition of their contributions to the league over the past six years– and not out of spite at all winkwink nudgenudge — the Horned Frogs could have their most important home game of the 2011 season stripped away from them.

Speaking to the Idaho Statesman, commissioner Craig Thompson says that his conference’s athletic directors are in favor of the Boise State-TCU game, scheduled to be played in Fort Worth, being moved to Boise.  2011 will be the Broncos’ first season as part of the MWC.

If the TCU game were moved, one of Boise’s other conference home games — Air Force, New Mexico, Wyoming and San Diego State — would be switched to an away game.

The Statesman reports that the final decision will be made by the presidents of the member schools, and that it will take a majority vote to change venues.  Seeing as TCU does not have a vote in their final year in the league, it’s safe to assume the game, which does not yet have a firm date, will be moved to Boise.

The push to move the game makes sense on some level; Boise State’s results will count toward the MWC’s search for an automatic berth in the BcS, while TCU’s will help the Big East.  The thinking, it appears, is that Boise would have an “easier” time taking down a team that will likely start ’11 inside the Top Five at home than on the road.

Still, this is kind of a crappy way to go about it… check that…  there’s no “kind of” about it; it’s the dictionary definition of crappy.  It’s a juvenile, petty move on the part of a conference that’s already ripped four teams away from the WAC in the last seven months, and could be in the market for a couple more from the crippled conference.

Besides, we tend to think that TCU will not take too kindly to this schoolyard scheduling tactic, and it could very well backfire in the faces of everyone associated with the MWC.

Somehow, we think Lady Karma would approve.

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13 Responses to “Parting gift: TCU may have home game vs. Boise St. moved”
  1. southernpatriots says: Jan 19, 2011 4:15 PM

    Children, play fair! It seems children are running the MWC, not men. Real men aren’t petty. These men seem very petty. There is a universal principle succinctly written in the Word of God: “What you sow, you will also reap.” There is the reciprocity principle which will be active here as well, we just may have to observe a few years and we will see it. What a shame!

  2. edgy says: Jan 19, 2011 4:45 PM

    Yep. You could see them “Badger” their conference foes into submission. 83-14, 87-3, 75-10… :)

  3. buckeyeboy(because edgy can't quit crying about it) says: Jan 19, 2011 5:00 PM

    lol edgy you know this isnt about wisconsin right? lol

    thumbs down

  4. portstown says: Jan 19, 2011 5:06 PM

    Yes, TCU might be reaping what they have sowed. Patterson almost badmouths BYU for leaving the MWC and then he leaves.

  5. teke184 says: Jan 19, 2011 5:06 PM

    “It’s a juvenile, petty move on the part of a conference that’s already ripped four teams away from the WAC in the last seven months”

    The WAC signed their own death warrant when it cut an under-the-table deal with BYU. They’ll have no one to blame but themselves if the Mountain West finishes them off.

  6. edgy says: Jan 19, 2011 5:07 PM

    You do realize, genius, that I was making a point about how they could run up the score like Wisconsin did on their Little Sisters Of The Poor at the end of the season. Oh, that’s right, you didn’t. Forget the thumb, here’s a single digit. I’ll give you 5 guesses as to which it is and the first 4 don’t count.

  7. buckeyeboy(because edgy can't quit crying about it) says: Jan 19, 2011 8:23 PM

    lol look at all those thumbs down

  8. mrcowpatty says: Jan 19, 2011 8:56 PM

    If the game ends up @ Boise State. It will show you just how sad the MWC really is. And if Boise State allows it, it will show how desperate they really are.

  9. edgy says: Jan 19, 2011 10:42 PM

    buckeyeboy, your point? Seriously, I don’t care. Bring them on. I really, honestly don’t give a buckeye turd.

  10. brownstown2 says: Jan 20, 2011 12:04 AM

    Edgy is definitely at risk of being voted off of the site. That’s what this new feature is for, right?

  11. edgy says: Jan 20, 2011 10:20 AM

    brownstown2 says:


    It’s that’s true then .000000001 milliseconds after that happens, all you arrogant, buckeye clowns will follow.

  12. pricecube says: Jan 21, 2011 3:31 AM

    Boise State is a good team but this is lousy… sew the wind and reap the whirlwind… the smurf turf won’t save you… early prediction if this goes down: TCU wins by double digits…Go Frogs!

  13. soloviev1 says: Mar 19, 2011 6:20 PM

    FIGHT FIGHT BSU!!!!!!!!!!!

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