Fly your Flag

November 11, 2016

Happy Veterans Day!

This is a holiday that gets buried in the headlines and bustle of everyday life. That’s a shame. Reach out to a veteran you know and say thanks today. They lay it all on the line. My dad, Joe D. Denton, is a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps, the forerunner of today’s Air Force. Here he is back in the day. He’s my hero.


Joe Denton, Army Air Corps

Joe D. Denton was a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. (photo courtesy of John Denton)

Flag talk

When I was growing up in Dallas, the Dallas Morning News always badged their masthead on holidays with an alert: “Fly Your Flag.” For some reason, that practice stopped. Fly your American Flag this weekend to honor all of our veterans.


Historic Weekend for several Horned Frogs

Good luck to the history-making TCU women’s soccer team. The squad will open action in the program’s first NCAA Tournament tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium. The Aggies are coming to visit, and that always makes for a lively atmosphere. Get there early! Hosting a NCAA tournament game is a special thing.

And it’s time for hoops! Basketball season is here – a long, interesting journey that begins now and ends on Monday of Masters Week. In between, there are always a lot of thrilling games, upsets and nail-biters. Trips to faraway places and cold venues, such as Ames, Iowa, in the dead of winter. Or Manhattan, Kan., where the howling wind and near-zero temperatures lashing you on a tarmac while waiting to board a plane will keep you honest. I’m looking forward to all of it, and I’m wishing both the women’s and men’s teams good luck and, most importantly, good health throughout the season. Winning teams are healthy teams.

Lots of big basketball news on campus. The Jamie Dixon era begins tonight at 6 p.m. against St. Thomas. Raegan Pebley (in her  third season at TCU – doesn’t seem possible) and the Lady Frogs tip it off against Incarnate Word right after the men finish. It’s a rare double-header at Schollmaier Arena … take it all in. And don’t forget to claim your Jamie Dixon bobblehead.

Enjoy your historic TCU Athletics weekend.

Kick ‘Em High!