Tim’s Take: Rhythm of the night builds for conference run

My cousin was married in Philadelphia on Sunday and I felt like the face of death the following day.Maybe it was the Justin Timberlake-style dance party I put on at the wedding reception that did me in. After seeing my father trying to conjure up the spirits of 1981 in his attempt to dance, I’m still trying to figure out how I was able to bring sexy back to the city of brotherly love.

However it happened, I was feeling like crap the next morning, but was surprisingly OK with it. Heck, even coming back to Dallas/Fort Worth Airport on Monday morning after 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. flights and finding out my car battery inexplicably died was not as painful as it would have been, if not for Monday’s cover of the New York Times with the New York Mets fan looking like his dog just died.

Talk about depressing. Watching Brigitte Nielson engulf Flava Flav’s face with her mouth never seemed so uplifting.

Oh, and the Frogs won, too. As my attempts to get the MTN.’s broadcast of the TCU game were thwarted by the East Coast media bias, I was getting text messages from friends telling me about how Marcus Jackson was running a comfortable offense with healthy Aaron Brown in the fold. By the way, whoever the doctor was that was able to help get Brown back onto the field, possibly weeks sooner than anyone expected deserves a nice seafood dinner or a gift certificate of some kind.

Not to mention the Frogs handed Colorado State its first convincing loss after holding a Rams team averaging better than 34 points a game to six points through three quarters before a meaningless fourth-quarter score.

By most accounts, these were the Frogs people were waiting for. In a season that might have had some fans feeling disappointed, this was the Michael Corleone “Just when I thought that I was out, they pull me back in” moment some in Horned Frogs nation needed.

Even with Andy Dalton going down early to injury, the Frogs’ offense had more first downs than the opposing team’s offense for just the second time this season and won the time of possession battle for the first time.

Whatever Gary Patterson and his staff did in the week leading up to Colorado State, you can only hope it carries over against a Wyoming team that is looking to make its mark in the Mountain West Conference. If Air Force was any indication, TCU knows the Cowboys want to make their season by beating the Frogs in Laramie, Wyo. Keeping the collective rhythm built up through the Colorado State win alive could be the wave the Frogs can ride to a successful conference run.

Whether they know it or not, the Frogs are bringing sexy back for the rest of this season. Excuse me while I go lie down.