Things are already not going well for Charlie Weis at Kansas.
After KU got beat by TCU over the weekend, only the most Panglossian of Jayhawks could look at the school's 1-2 record and say, "Hey, we're halfway to matching last year's win total."
Kansas’s 20-6 loss to TCU appears deceptively respectable when you normalize it against the Vegas line that had the Horned Frogs as 21-point favorites. But, with three red zone turnovers, including a fumble out of the back of the end zone by TCU QB Casey Pachall as he was walking in for a score, and a missed chip shot field goal, TCU made a considerable effort to piss away their Big 12 conference debut.
In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday.
After the Rangers had the Cardinals down to their final strike in the ninth and tenth innings and failed to finish them off, David Freese hit a walk-off home run in the eleventh to give the Cardinals a 10-9 win and send the Series to a deciding Game 7. In terms of drama, the only thing missing was an epic soundtrack. In terms of schadenfreude, the only thing missing was a reaction shot of George W. Bush weeping in Nolan Ryan's arms.
Week 9 is an opening act. Week 9 is a kid brother. Week 9 is the junior-varsity game, starting at 5 p.m. Week 9 is trying out conversational tidbits in front of the mirror before the big date. (You guys do that too, right?) Week 9 is a house salad with vinaigrette dressing when you can smell the steak sizzling in the kitchen.