Purple Wimple

  • joined Aug 24, 2010
  • last login May 10, 2014
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Come get the author's personalized note in your copy of FOW writer Ezra Hood's "Riff, Ram, Bah, Zoo! Football Comes to TCU"

SMU Preview: Hating the Mustangs


It's game week, and it's also hate week. Here's a look at how TCU will trounce the SMU in a few days.



The FOW bloggers line up ballots after 4 weeks of games. Here's their assessment.

FOW Blogpoll, Week 3: The Roos' Revenge


This weeks lessons in polling: beating Manziel: good. Losing to the Akron Zips: bad. Beating Kent State: otherworldly.

FOW Blogpoll: All Hail Clemson


What's this? Alabama is... second?

Preview: Texas Tech


They pass. A lot. With a true freshman who's not yet even on scholarship.

Anatomy of a Resume Ballot


How can Purple Wimple rank Texas State, but not Oregon, in his ballot in the FOW BlogPoll this week? He explains how he ranks teams based only on this season's results, which after one week make...

BlogPoll: FOW Edition, Week 1


Frogs o' War Blogpoll: Week 1-- it's Clemson and then everyone else.

Previewing Southeastern Louisiana


The SLU Lions are no slouches, even if they're smaller, slower, and less numerous than the Frogs. But they're confident, hungry, and ready to remind TCU (like half a dozen other 2-A teams did this...

Dishonor Roll: 1-A's Losers to 2-A Teams


Eight teams from college football's top tier lost to lower-tier teams, led by a record-setting meltdown in Tampa. Let's give it up for the most audacious losers this weekend.

2013 LSU Football Preview: The Defense


Frogs O' War takes a detailed look at the defense the Horned Frogs will line up against at JerryWorld on Saturday. It's got all the pieces of a smothering SEC defense, but not yet the experience....

2013 LSU Football Preview: The Offense


It's game week! To celebrate (or perhaps to dampen the celebration) Frogs O' War brings you the most in depth look at the LSU Tigers. It's a little sobering; the Bayou Bengals are really talented,...

Myerberg on TCU, his 29th Best Team in the Nation


FOW is a big fan of Paul Myerberg's writing about college football. Myerberg returns the favor, but isn't buying TCU this season. Read why, and why he's wrong.

Read FOW blogger's history of early TCU football


Discover the unlikely story of the most interesting man in TCU football history- the musician they called coach.

Riff Ram Bah Zoo: Football Comes to TCU, part 1


FOW's own Purple Wimple walks us through his soon-published journey through early TCU, and early football. Today's post examines TCU and Horned Frog football in the days of its first great coach.

Buy the book: FOW writer publishes TCU history


FOW founding blogger Ezra Hood (you know him as Purple Wimple) re-emerges from writer's purgatory with a new book to hawk. It's the first (and only) comprehensive history of early TCU football on...

Editorial: One Year Ago


Here's to a boring off season,.

FOW Final BlogPoll Ballot

Purple Wimple has the final top 25 poll all to himself... I bet you find some room to disagree!

BlogPoll Ballot: Regular Season Finale


Here's the final ballot, before the bowls, from the Frogs o' War, which comes full circle-- 'Bama's on top again, at last. Frogs O' War Ballot - Week 14 Rank Team Delta 1 Alabama...

CGP on OU (not a word about UT)


From On Oklahoma ... "Oklahoma is a really good football team. You're talking about a team that was in the discussion for the national championship early in the season and are...

BlogPoll: FOW Ballot #13


TCU doesn't quite make Frogs o' War's combined ballot in the BlogPoll.

Stew Mandel On Why Super-conferences May Fail

1's best college football writer outs the question that ought to be keeping Jim Delaney up late: "What happens if fans wake up one Saturday, flip on the TV and say, 'Why am I watching a...

CGP on Thanksgiving in Austin [updated]

TCU football coach Gary Patterson discusses handling the extra half-week between games, and Texas's reputation with his players, and a team full of freshmen in his press conference.

Bowl Whispers: Coast to Coast

San Diego? New York City? Houston? The Heart of Dallas? TCU could be anywhere this bowl season, say the prognosticators.

BlogPoll: FOW's Entry


Does it feel like 2007 to anyone else? The top spots in the polls are like hot potatoes-- nobody will hold them for more than a week.

FOW Pick 'em


FOW's bloggers look into the future-- and forecast this weekend's Big12 matchups.

BlogPoll, FoW Ballot


It's K-State, Oregon, Notre Dame, and everybody else, in this week's entry from Frogs o' War in the SBNation BlogPoll.

Open Thread: College Football


Tell us what catches your eye this week in college football, in the wait until kickoff tonight.

Friday Smack-Talk: K-State and Humble Pie


We hate you, Kansas State, for exactly three hours. But otherwise, happy hunting. If we don't pull off the upset, here's to the Kleisman knocking the SEC off its high horse and bringing the crystal...

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