Georgia Bulldogs fans recognize class in TCU football team


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The Horned Frogs have nothing to apologize for.

The Horned Frogs don’t have anything to apologize for.


Georgia is aware of this second

As a lifelong Georgia Bulldogs fan at age 59, I want to inform TCU fans that now we have been there, too. (Jan. 11, 1B, “Despite horrific remaining rating, TCU belonged in title sport in opposition to Georgia”)

I used to be a senior in highschool when Georgia gained the 1980 nationwide championship. We had been in place to win it the following two seasons, too, however misplaced these two bowl video games on late fourth-quarter touchdowns by our opponents. Heartbreaking.

We went by way of many ups and downs since 1980 with a number of “shut however no cigar” moments.

TCU: You are a class act. Your team was enjoyable to observe this season. We had been comfortable for you if you defeated Michigan. We stay up for seeing extra TCU magic subsequent season and for years after. What faculty football fan would not?

-Gary Sullivan, Dahlonega, Georgia

Nothing to be ashamed of

Yay, TCU football! Yes, we misplaced to Georgia, an extremely good team. But maintain your heads excessive, Horned Frogs. No apologies crucial. Fort Worth is pleased with your efforts. You performed your hearts out.

Next yr will probably be right here earlier than we all know it. We have an ideal coach, and new gamers have dedicated to TCU.

You will at all times be remembered as an ideal bunch of younger males who gave us your all. Those coming again, we are going to cheer you on subsequent yr. We want you solely good luck and good well being.

– Carolyn Sawyer, Fort Worth

Banter drowned sport out

The College Football Playoff ought to have been on a broadcast channel. As I noticed it on a streaming service, it was the worst football sport I’ve ever watched — not solely as a result of TCU misplaced, but additionally as a result of the commentators by no means shut up. I needed to listen to how loud the gang was when TCU hit the sphere, and I could not make it out over the ineffective banter.

We took a vote at a watch get together I used to be at and finally turned off the sound. At least on a daily broadcast community, the commentators are off display screen and you’ll tune them out. Not these guys.

I’ll go away ESPN for the die-hard fans.

– Wendell Nelson, Fort Worth

A freeway, not a race observe

I agree with all the pieces in a Jan. 9 letter to the editor concerning the harmful freeway visitors in Fort Worth. (5C) I’d like so as to add a number of observations.

The highways are uncontrolled. If you drive 5 mph over the pace restrict, you might be among the many slowest vehicles on the street.

The aggressive nature of speeders is scary. Their conduct results in street rage when you do not get out of their manner. The elevated incidence of freeway shootings is the end result. Law enforcement with radar weapons ought to be posted at common intervals.

– Tom Ed Norman, Fort Worth

Except I wasn’t laughing

Watching the Dallas Cowboys play the Washington Commanders, “America’s team” appeared extra like “America’s joke.”

– Paulo A. Romero, Fort Worth

Segregate sports activities from information

Enough of football. I’m paying for information, not sports activities. The Star-Telegram has an entire part for sports activities.

Some writer ought to resurrect Parade journal, then flip it right into a sports activities journal and maintain that protection separate.

– Trudy Hill, Fort Worth

How Texas can use its further

Let’s take $1 billion of the state’s funds surplus and use it to construct housing for the homeless. What extra noble trigger for humanity might we pursue as a state? A tax discount for individuals who have already got roofs over their heads is welcome, however a number of the cash ought to be used for these much less lucky.

– Dave Hamacher, North Richland Hills

What Russell would not know

Nicole Russell’s Jan. 6 column “We’ve coddled youngsters for too lengthy. They’re not prepared for onerous instances” was written from a spot of white privilege. She’s the one who must “take away the bubble wrap” and be educated on the “onerous instances” that impoverished youngsters, who’re disproportionately African American, have skilled all their lives.

The Black poverty charge at the moment continues to be 22%, nearly 1 in 4. Russell says that youngsters have “entry” to a “high quality training,” however many Black college students are disadvantaged of it.

And she refers to psychologists who say youngsters aren’t allowed a chance to “apply” resilience and braveness. Having to be resilient and brave is a lifestyle for Black youngsters.

– Wanda McKinney, Fort Worth

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