Gary Patterson’s Smack Talk vs Baylor – Bulletin Board Material?September 1, 2011 by: admin
The hatred TCU and their fans have had for Baylor the last 16 years has been off the charts. Sadly, most college aged kids from Baylor are largely unaware of this former rivalry between Baylor and TCU (y’all may not remember but we always played them on Homecoming and you know what that means) or what went down way back in 1994 when Governor Ann Richards and Lt. Governor Bob Bullock somehow snuck Baylor into the Big 12.
How did they sneak in the 29th winningest football team in the country the prior 16 years before the decision to disband the SWC occurred in 1994? Well, obviously, they didn’t, but some people don’t believe man has walked on the moon or the holocaust existed or, if you’re a TCU Horned Frog fan, you can’t fathom that the 29th ranked team in the nation based on winning percentage, a team that won fully 60% of their games, was chosen over the 89th ranked team (out of 104) in the nation (TCU) over that same time period.
That’s all distant history now as TCU routinely trots out their 75th – 88th strength of schedule team to 9, 10, 11, 13 win seasons and is now a national powerhouse, allegedly. How they’d compete against the big boys week in and week out, well we don’t yet know, nor will we know when they move to the Big East. Regardless, Patterson doesn’t want his team sleeping on Baylor, a doormat the 12 years before Art Briles arrived and started turning things around (thanks again Sloan and Stanton).
That said, I thought I’d take a look at some of the quotes Patterson has unleashed in the days and weeks leading up to the game on Friday and see how that compares to the Baylor quotes.
Terrance Gannaway – “Where we’ve got to be this Friday is worry about what we do, execute our plays. The game’s already won. All we have to do is go out there and do what we need to do to get that victory.”
The internet was a buzz with this one. I almost canceled my trip down to Waco because TG told the world the game was already won, but I’ll still show up regardless because the tailgating is pretty sweet. Why can’t these Baylor players show TCU a little respect?!? When will they learn? TG, I’ll still be in the stands watching you run all over TCU, even though we know the games already won.
Art Briles – Allegedly signed an autograph that said “Beat TCU!”
Seriously?!? I mean, when a 22 year old kid doesn’t couch his statements appropriately, I give him some leeway. Briles is 50 something. He’s a MAN! Does he know how Patterson will use this kind of bulletin board material? Why doesn’t he give Baylor a fighting chance?
Patterson – “We get online. We see what’s being said.”
Translation, TCU has the internet. We’re f’d.
Patterson – “Their spring game was on TV. They let their own media people take pictures of practice and put it on online. We have TCU people in Waco.”
Translation, Waco people have tv and some of those Waco people are TCU people. Why does Gary Patterson have to cheat to gain a competitive advantage? I mean, forget the 13 games Baylor played last year which are on tape and easily accessible, including the one Baylor played in Ft. Worth. Maybe Patterson’s people were in Waco for that one.
Regardless, I’m sure Briles went deep in the playbook last spring. I’m just glad this peek behind the iron curtain that is GP’s purple ops, far reaching intelligence gathering operation was revealed in the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. My expectations for the game tomorrow have noe been appropriately set and for that, Gary Patterson, I thank you.
Patterson – “You don’t hear anything from us.”
Well, based on the above, I’m going to have to respectfully disagree. Sounds like Gary Patterson is the only one talking. Or maybe by us, Patterson means his schizophrenic personalities.
Seems to me that Baylor isn’t doing much talking. Our players better treat this like a rivalry game this year and let their play on the field speak for itself.
By the way, to all the jock sniffers out there that think “bulletin board material” means anything to players and outcomes of games, you really have to get a clue.