Congratulations to the TCU Horned Frogs. It is the biggest sports story of the young New Year.
TCU came into the Rose Bowl against Wisconsin under pressure. As a non-BCS participant, the Horned Frogs were representing the smaller programs throughout the country. They were invited to the Rose Bowl party only because TCU forced its way through the door. And I say good for them.
Then the game started.
TCU was ready. The Horned Frogs took the Badgers punches and punched back. They had a plan and they had emotion. Those two things in football often spell success. Last Saturday, success was spelled TCU.
Ponder the fallout from this game. Wisconsin disappoints approximately 50,000 Badger fans in attendance. The flight back to Madison was probably somber. The BCS gurus are probably evaluating the formula regarding non-BCS schools.
But then again, think about the celebration in Fort Worth, Texas, home of TCU. The Horned Frogs came, saw and conquered. They were on a mission and the Horned Frogs completed the job.
I wonder how many hits the TCU website has taken since the victory. Sometimes exposure is all about marketing and to use a baseball term, TCU hit a home run on all fronts.