September 13th, 2013 at 11:52 AM ^

Considering how the game was going at the time for TCU (really, the whole game in their case), they could have used that fox out there and it could have easily played a significant role in either their rushing game or on specials teams. Especially in the case of one particular play, perhaps since it cannot get its forelegs above its shoulders, it could return kicks and not worry about who may have signalled for a fair catch and how. 

Mmmm Hmmm

September 13th, 2013 at 11:26 AM ^

I have to admit that (having not watched the game) my first thought was that the Michigan true freshman offensive lineman was on the sideline after reading the thread title. Thank goodness for the actual content...


September 13th, 2013 at 11:34 AM ^

Yeah and that fox probably could have called a better game than those refs. Lots of missed calls and lot of penalties called in general. I was actually pulling for Tech but they benefited from a lot of, ahem, questionable calls.

Double Wolverine

September 14th, 2013 at 12:06 AM ^

One rule I hate the most is the dropped ball before the endzone. It is a total bonehead play that in this case didn't hurt TTU because they just got the ball at the 1 (pre celebration penalty) and scored anyways. If the player drops the ball before the endzone it should be a touchback for the other team, that would get coaches on their players real fast for that mistake.


September 14th, 2013 at 6:37 AM ^

On one hand, I somewhat agree with you. On the other, I don't.

The ball was last possessed by the team (in this case Texas Tech) crossing the goal line. If the other team shows awareness and picks up the ball, then it would change possession (to TCU). I don't think Texas Tech should necessarily be punished when the other team didn't make an attempt to recover the ball.


September 13th, 2013 at 11:39 AM ^

He just looked scared. I wonder what they did to get him back to his habitat.

Humans used to try to domesticate foxes - much like dogs. Then we figured out dogs are easier to train. They are very intelligent animals.


September 13th, 2013 at 11:45 AM ^

Keeping with the wildlife them: for anyone who was at the ND game last week.  What in the hell were those big insects flying around?  Big, slow and looked like praying mantis' kinda from a distance but they never landed?  Definately not moths.  I thought they could have been spirits of frustrated ND players leaving this spiritual plane and moving on...


September 13th, 2013 at 12:18 PM ^

That is one stone cold fox.
Animals are interesting. On Nat Geo last night they were showing tiny animals like mongoose and honey badgers fighting off packs of lions who were trying to eat them. Very fierce little creatures. Wolverines are fierce too.


September 13th, 2013 at 1:47 PM ^

If someone wrote this screenplay, it would blow Rudy out of the water. I'm guessing it would go something like this:

Fox walks on at childhood favorite (since last season) Texas Tech.

Fox learns it likely has less than 4 years to live... because it's a fox.

Fox struggles to climb the depth chart due to lack of opposable thumbs.

Fox finds a niche in spying on opposing teams on the sideline.

Fox transfers to Michigan State to play quarterback.

Fox earns starting job.

Fox acquires rabies the night before the first game of the season.

Mark Dantonio forced to shoot fox with a shotgun.

Mark Dantonio also shoots Maxwell and Cook, turns to Terry and says, "Don't disappoint me."

Roll credits.

Working title: Laying in the Weeds–A Fox Tale