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in your Fall 2002 Class of '06 publication the article that talked about
Horned Frog pros. George Brown '50, was a Horned Frog pro in '49 and '50
with the New York Yankees NFL and then the New York Yanks NFL. He went
on to the CFL for three more years. I think he should have been mentioned
in your list.
I just received
the Fall 2002 edition of The TCU Magazine. As always, it looks
great and you do an excellent job informing those of us who graduated
from TCU about current events, past happenings and future things that
we can put on our calendars. In this issue though, you had a story on
"Brave Heart" which was great, but in a sideline box titled "Horned Frog
pros," you listed "... TCU Horned Frogs who have made their presence felt
in recent NFL drafts ...." In this box you left out a number of TCU Horned
Frog football players. I especially note that Norm Bulaich is not listed.
He played for both the Baltimore Colts and the Miami Dolphins. Also, I
believe that Ross Montgomery played for the Chicago Bears and one of the
Davis brothers played for the St. Louis Cardinals. If you are going to
list Horned Frog players that have made it to the NFL, you should list
all of them. Not that you slighted any Horned Frog with this sideline
box, but I think if you're going to list some, let's list all of them
so everyone, past, current and future Frogs can acknowledge them. Keep
up the good work and GO FROGS.
note: We received a number of letters about the list of TCU football pros
in the Fall issue. Due to space constraints, we published only a representative
list. The list of nearly 150 players can be found at www.magazine.tcu.edu.
As a former
Ad Manager of the Skiff (1995) I am very excited to know that this
publication has had such an impact on the lives of the former 2,000 Skiff
employees. I know I would not be where I am today with out the lessons
I learned while at the Skiff.
L. Smith-Moreno '96
to offer my opinion of the Fall 2002 issue of The TCU Magazine.
In the shortest terms and most convenient definitions, I'd like to say -- It
start? Let's begin with the article on a subject near and dear to my heart,
The TCU Daily Skiff. With 100 years of history, the best you could
offer was a lame, three-page article on the Skiff. The table of
contents listed "Humble beginnings? Yes. Influential past? Of course.
Strong future? You bet." The article did nothing but regurgitate
crap most of the Skiffers already know. It mentioned very little of the
influence the Skiff has had on the campus. And where was the strong
future mentioned? A passing mention of Skiff TV was the only thing mentioned.
The Skiff has won numerous awards and is the cornerstone of the
TCU journalism program. But there were no quotes or stories from former
Skiffers and/or staff. If you can't get a yarn out of Tommy Thomason,
you are truly a sad writer indeed. Trust me. I've heard many of them.
What about Anantha Babbili, or Maggie Thomas, or Jack Raskopf? They certainly
have a view on how the Skiff has been a boon to the school.
was the most superficial piece of fecal matter I've read since the Star-Telegram's
Jennifer Floyd tried to tell me Mike Modano was the best player in the
NHL simply because he was younger than Steve Yzerman (who, by the way,
owns three NHL championship rings -- but that's another matter). There are
thousands of former Skiffers that you could have contacted with their
views on what the Skiff has done for our fair university. Yet you
did none of that. I've read first-year journalism student's work with
more substance. A hundred years of history and that's the best you can
come up with?
I'm done with that soapbox, please allow me to jump to another one --
the Class of 2006 article. For starters, what makes the Class of 2006
so special that they have an entire article devoted to them? Secondly,
according to the opening page of the article, the Class of 2006 is "more
numerous, more affluent, better educated and more ethnically diverse."
Yet you have seen fit to interview freshmen who are (A) shallow, (B) named
Shannon, MacKenzie, Sheldon and Nicole, and (C) unfailingly CAUCASIAN!!
Where was the diversity you so boldly predicted? Was it that difficult
to find a student whose skin was naturally dark, whose home was not in
the U.S. or whose original language was not English?
all I'm going to say about the headline "Hey Kid, go suck an egg"
was that it was in very poor taste. I certainly hope to God that this
sad excuse for a "magazine" is never seen by anyone outside
of the university (I'm burning my copy). Maybe if you spent less time
looking at your son's behind on a hike in Alaska, you would have realized
what a piece of crap you published. I would hope that in the future, more
time would be taken in the production of the magazine or the story assignments.
Eu Clair, Mich.