TCU sends big message to Ohio State

January 7, 2011
billboard TCU sends big message to Ohio State

Ohio State fans and Columbus residents got a bit of a surprise during their morning commute. Photo:

With TCU still reveling in their dramatic 21-19 Rose Bowl win over the #5 Wisconsin Badgers, the alumni continue to find creative ways to celebrate and to gloat for all of Columbus, Ohio. According to Dallas radio station 1310, the TCU faithful collected money to purchase up to 20 electronic billboard signs in-and-around Columbus to not only send a stern message to Ohio State but to memorialize their signature win: “Congratulations to TCU for their BCS Rose Bowl Victory-Little Sisters of the Poor.”

If you recall, back in November, Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee opened his arrogant mouth and knocked TCU and their weak schedule proclaiming “the little sisters of the poor” do not deserve a title shot because their schedule is nothing like the “murder’s row” schedule of the Big 10. TCU didn’t take lightly to the negative comments and challenged OSU to a game any time, anyplace, and anywhere.

In a bit of irony, TCU beat a top ranked Wisconsin team that absolutely dominated the Buckeyes earlier this season 31-18. For you nonbelievers, TCU is the real deal. Hopefully the alumni billboard campaign will be enough of an impetus to motivate OSU to actually schedule a game against the Horned Frogs to put this argument to rest.

Again, a big congratulations goes out to Gary Patterson and TCU.

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  1. [...] was certainly a missed opportunity for TCU to proudly represent the “little sisters of the poor”. Share and [...]

  2. Brittani on January 12, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    TCU is ranked number 2 bitches :)

    sorry ya’ll suck! haters keep motivating

  3. Eastern on January 11, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Fun reading the silliness. TCU is sitting on a powder keg next year as most of this year’s team is seniors. Big East has been tough a LOT of years…this being a down year but next year they may be back. In addition, TCU does have a basketball team, right? Ouch, playing UCONN, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Pitt, Syracuse, West Virginia, Louisville, just to name a few….in a series. Have fun for a few more months.

  4. Frog97 on January 9, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Hey Ohio State fans, I’ll give you a great deal on a barely-used Rose Bowl ring!

  5. Anonymous on January 8, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    wisconson just got out coache the game could easily have gone the other way from dave the buckeye fan

  6. Anonymous on January 8, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    ok tcu won a big game but idont beleive they will win more than 7 next year

  7. pig$kin on January 8, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Although I do agree with Joe Don on one thing – this whole thing was pretty funny.

  8. pig$kin on January 8, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    I absolutely hate the BCS. It sucks, and a playoff would be infinitely more enjoyable. That being said, I don’t know how TCU supporters could blame the BCS for them not playing for a title when they played the out-of-conference schedule they did.

    Remember, the whole “we beat everyone on our schedule” argument works in pro sports, where your schedule is determined by the league. In the NCAA, these schools’ ADs have a say in who they play outside their conference. So if you play in a lousy conference AND you scheduled a lousy out-of-conference slate, then it really doesn’t matter that you beat everyone on your schedule… because you scheduled like a punk.

  9. Port on January 8, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    I’m an OSU alum and I say lets schedule TCU and let the best team win. By the way, who cares what a university or college president says about football, let the teams tell the tale.

  10. Port on January 8, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I’m an OSU fan and I say lets schedule TCU and may the best team win. Who cares what a college or university president says, they are academicians.

  11. Joe Don on January 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Hey, chrish, your comment – “Act live you’ve been here before” – shows you really don’t get it, at all. TCU has NOT been here before because the BCS won’t allow it.

    And anyway, get a sense of humor. This was funny.

  12. AJ on January 8, 2011 at 11:17 am

    NC is 2002 is a joke. Worst call in national championship history. Needs at asterisk just like Bonds’ home run record.

  13. Division_II on January 8, 2011 at 4:46 am

    Haha, ya gotta admit this is pretty funny. Relax Buckeye fans, your Prez made an ass of himself and got called out for it. Don’t take it personally and stop dumping on TCU. Let them have their day in the sun.

  14. ohioebbsforever on January 8, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Ohio State University 7 National Championships Last NC in 2002
    TCU 2 Last NC in 1938

    Ohio State University 9 undefeated seasons.
    TCU 5

    Ohio State University 35 Conference championships
    TCU 16

    Ohio State University 7 Heisman Trophy Winners
    TCU 1

    Ohio State University 6 Lombardi Award Winners
    TCU 0 Lombardi Award Winners

    TCU beat a Wisconson team by 2 Points and giving them Kudos for winning that game against a big ten team does not mean they could have beaten OSU. Just think you TCU was undefeated and is not playing for the National Championship!

    So lets summarize, TCU wins a game against a big ten team. Is not recognized as good enough to play in the National Championship. Has less of a History than Division 3 Mount Union College as being in the “Big Games” and not even close to MUC.

    Lets say “The Little Sisters of the Poor” still sticks until

  15. Gee the idot on January 7, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Gee is a arogant ass who stuck his foot in his mouth. You called out a team that proved they can win the big one. By the way who is OSU? Oregan State? Oklahoma State?

  16. rockyh on January 7, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    “If you want to argue who did we play, well we just beat wisconsin and did wisconsin not beat osu?”

    So what you are saying is that TCU is better than OSU because TCU beat Wisconsin.

    Well… Iowa beat Michigan State, who beat Wisconsin, who beat OSU.

    Iowa lost to Minnesota, who lost to South Dakota. Therefore, TCU is worse than an average FCS school.

    Also… OSU beat Iowa who beat Michigan State who beat Wisconsin who beat OSU who beat Iowa who beat Michigan State who beat (etc.)

    Therefore OSU’s quality is infinite.

    TL;DR: transitive property does not apply in college football, sorry.

  17. God on January 7, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    TCU is still a school that will never compete for the championship. they got a lucky win and will not be in the top 10 next year.

  18. Mitch Smith on January 7, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    there is no way you can argue that Tcu does not belong..Everyone that has been put in front of them they have beaten..If you want to argue who did we play, well we just beat wisconsin and did wisconsin not beat osu? so shut the hell up and just recognize that TCU is here and will be for a long time

  19. bump on January 7, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Suicidaire- TCU won every game the last 2 years! huh I take it last year’s BSC bowl doesn’t count?

    pig$kin- I am a big ten and OSU fan and i agree we do get name recognition! And maybe I am wrong but i think being to 8 BSC games in 10 (5-3 in those 8 games) should deserve some name recognition.

    Also when looking at the schedules over the past few years. The teams we schedule as easy games (which means we have to pay them to come play us) that also play against the MWC have around a .500 win average. Also the big ten use the MWC as easy games so I’d have to say that our schedule is harder when your conference opponents our what is considered our easy schedule!

  20. Jeff the Man on January 7, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    You stay classy TCU

  21. pig$kin on January 7, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    In both football and hoops, the Big Ten gets so much love every preseason because of name recognition and stature. Even the biggest Big Ten fan would (hopefully) look at this year’s crop and say that their conference, while not a bottom feeder, was clearly not elite.

    As far as TCU goes, if they had scheduled an out-of-conference slate that was as challenging as a Big Ten in-conference schedule, they might well be playing for a a title next week. I read someone knocking Ohio State’s schedule, which by power conference standards, is fair… but let’s be honest, it’s still FAR, FAR tougher than TCU’s conference slate.

  22. Suicidaire on January 7, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    You know what TCU has done the last 2 years that hasn’t managed? Beat everyone they played.

    Ohio St. couldn’t even beat Wisconsin this year. TCU did in the Big 10′s Super Bowl. See, it doesn’t matter who plays TCU. Chances are, they’re gonna lose. That’s why doesn’t want to play them.

    And, don’t worry, TCU will have no trouble rolling through the Big East.

    Until mans up and plays TCU, you should mind your tongue. In the meantime, shut your mouth when you’re talking to me.

  23. bump on January 7, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Not really sure what the big message or how TCU stuck it to OSU with this message other than a childish waste of money on TCU fans! I seen one of the billboards last night and got a good laugh! I do believe our all time record vs. TCU is 4-1-1 so I’m not worried about it! Not to mention your joining the big east which we schedule their teams as one of our easy games to go with the top marquee game we have scheduled every year thru 2021. Remember we scheduled Miami back when they were coming off a National Title we can’t help that they dropped so bad!

  24. rockyh on January 7, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Now that TCU is joining the Big Least, they have a chance to prove it. If they can’t consistently run the table against arguably the weakest AQ BCS conference, then it will solve the problem of whether cupcake conferences with puff pastry schedules belong in the BCS. Enjoy your seven returning starters.

  25. Heywood on January 7, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    To the dope who tells TCU to act like theyve been there before. The idiots at OSU are the ones who need to be told that, but I guess going 0-9 against the SEC shows that they never had been there before when it comes to actually beating an SEC team.

  26. Suicidaire on January 7, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    To the idiot that said TCU “whimped out” of their game with OSU. News flash, fuqstick, Ohio St. refused a return trip even when TCU offered to have the game in Texas Stadium. That is why they mutually agreed to cancel the game. TCU was all set to go to the Shoe and hand you your asses, but OSU didn’t want to return the favor and get their asses handed to them in Texas, too.

    Ohio St. is clown shoes and it would’ve been hilarious if you had completed your meltdown against Arky. I guess i’ll just have to settle for beating the team that kicked your ass.

  27. Vinny on January 7, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    The Big Ten is highly overrated. Yes Ohio St won the Sugar Bowl as Arkansas did everything it could to throw that game away and STILL almost won! Penn St lost, Michigan and Michigan St were taken behind the woodshed, Northwestern hasnt won a bowl in like 50 years, and Wisconsin lost. Thank God for Iowa huh?!

  28. Scott on January 7, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Complain all you want about OSU’s weak schedule. Yes, I agree. It was weak. We still beat Arkansas from the SEC. It was a close game. I’d say the final ranking for OSU was accurate.
    As for Gee’s comments: he apologized and even made fun of himself for making such remarks. Let’s cut out the hate.
    I tip my hat to TCU fans though. I enjoy a good prank.

  29. tdk on January 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Uhh, OSU did schedule TCU to open the season in 2009 and TCU whimped out as they were afraid that an opening game loss would prevent them from getting any BCS consideration as the rest of their schedule was so poor that they would never have been able to recover. Do your homework before you spout off!

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  32. hamma on January 7, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    imagine if there was a true playoff system and these 2 met along the way, awesomely epicness. stupid bcs

  33. Chrish on January 7, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Gee had the integrity to apologize and has even made jokes about how dumb his comments were. He complimented you; Wisconsin coaches and players complimented you; pollsters have complimented. If you’re pissed about the system, take a number.

    But small school fans continue to struggle with an inferiority complex, whether on billboards or this blog. Act like you’ve been here before.

  34. David on January 7, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    How can Ohio State call out TCU when they have notorious scheduled cupcakes for half their season? Eastern Michigan, Ohio, Miami of Ohio, Michigan,etc. Other than Wisconsin, who else did they play?

  35. TCU fan on January 7, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Get a sense of humor, this is funny.

  36. Dan on January 7, 2011 at 12:10 pm


    uh, didn’t both teams have about a month to “pre-scout” the big game opponent? not like TCU could do that all year, the bowls aren’t set in september. they’re set after the regular season is over.

    what is pre-scouting? preparing to scout?

  37. Steve on January 7, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Hey provesnothing, How did the “big” 10 fare in their bowl games? It appears that it was Ohio St that had the weak schedule. Pathetic!

  38. provesNothing on January 7, 2011 at 11:40 am

    You understand that the entire argument is that TCU can do well in big games because they never have a challenge before or after, right?
    Winning a single big game, no matter how big, does not disprove the thesis that they are fake good because of an incredibly weak schedule with 1-2 good teams sprinkled in.

    It’s a lot easier to win a big game if you have easy games before it. You can rest starters, avoid injury, and coaches can spend more time pre-scouting the big game opponent.

  39. Michael on January 7, 2011 at 11:35 am

    The only the billboard left off was posting the scores:

    TCU 21 Wisconsin 19 Wisconsin 31 Ohio State 18

  40. Steve on January 7, 2011 at 11:31 am

    TCU rules and Ohio St and the “big” 10 drools!!!!!

  41. DM on January 7, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I agree with your general thesis and I hate to defend an ass like Gee, but Gee didn’t call TCU “the little sisters of the poor.” He used that moniker for some of TCU’s doormat opponents.

    That said, I grudgingly give TCU credit for being a great football team (I’m a Badger and still in mourning).

  42. OverEd on January 7, 2011 at 11:27 am

    English please

  43. bro aka cuz on January 7, 2011 at 11:03 am



    stay chillax bros.

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