My first journalism boss, Chuck Offenburger, asked me on Facebook for some stories about TCU.
Chuck, an enthusiastic football fan who was sports editor at the Evening Sentinel in Shenandoah, Iowa, when he hired me in 1971, wanted to prep for tonight’s national championship game between Texas Christian University (my alma mater, where I enrolled a year after Chuck hired me) and Boise State. Yes, I said national championship. Don’t give me Alabama-Texas; they’re hiding behind the BCS skirts. TCU and Boise State take on all comers and would be playing in the national championship game if the alleged power conferences would agree to a playoff. You think Texas and Alabama play tougher schedules? Well, TCU foes have won six bowl games, to five for ‘Bama foes and four for Texas’. (more…)