Rose Bowl Bound

Weekend Cowgirl is leaving later today to fly to Pasadena for the granddaddy of them all, the Rose Bowl! Cowboy is staying home this time around. I will be traveling with friends on a TCU charter so that alone should be fun. Hundreds of hyped up excited people dressed in purple all on one plane. Should be interesting! I have waited a lifetime for something as fun as this and win or lose I will have a wonderful time. Who wouldn’t enjoy having tons of friends all in Pasadena going to parties, pep rallies, celebrating the new year at a huge purple New Year party? Throw in shopping and sight seeing and tickets to see the Tournament of Roses Parade and pretty much I will be guaranteed a great time. Not going to talk much about the real reason I will be there – to support my horned frogs in the Rose Bowl.  I do not want to hex my “Frogs”! I have heard all week in the media how we have already lost. Blah, blah, blah. I don’t really care. We are going to be there to play and hopefully we will win. That would be GREAT! If we don’t win we still have had a season to be proud of and I will forever be proud of our school and our football team. University of Wisconsin Badges school size is around 40,793. TCU student size is 8,865. That alone is a David and Goliath story… Bottom line I am proud to be an alumni of  TCU and am proud of our Frog Football team and that is all that matters. In the meantime I will arrive at airport later today dressed in a shocking amount of purple ready to have the time of my life! I imagine the long plane trip alone will provide me with a life-time supply of hysterical stories. So get ready and no matter the team you support be happy for me to get my PURPLE ON and PURPLE UP! When you are watching the Rose Bowl you can know that one fan is having the time of her life and loving every minute and even with a worst case scenario of a loss you will never hear any disappointment from me. I love our team unconditionally. They deserve it. California, here I come. I will be the cowgirl in PURPLE!

I will take the next 5 days off of blogging and enjoy my experience, but hope to come home with tons of Rose Bowl Parade pictures to share with you!

GO FROGS! See new TCU Rose Bowl song below!

And last, but not least is my lame attempt to put some fun in one of my favorite songs. My friend Diane would have done a dandy of a song for me, but since she is not here I had to muster up the courage to do this on my own. (Diane, you are probably laughing from above & know you will be watching the game too) Can we say “sing along” on the TCU chartered plane flight??! If you happen to be flying on the Touchdown TCU charter plane then be scared, very scared!

It’s The Little Old TCU Lady Going to Pasadena

(To the tune of Beach Boys Little Old Lady in Pasadena)

This little old lady is headed to Pasadena
Go granny, go granny, go granny go
Has pretty little flowers of purple roses
Go granny, go granny, go granny go
She sporting love for many a frog
With her brand new purple tee’s on

And everybody’s saying that there’s nobody meaner
Than the little old lady going to Pasadena
She’s flying real fast to Pasadena
She’s the terror with purple on

It’s the little old TCU lady going to Pasadena

If you see purple on the street don’t try to choose her
Go granny, go granny, go TCU go
You might be a badger but you’ll never lose her
Go granny, go granny, go TCU go
Well, she’s got a ticket to the granddaddy of them all
Cause she can’t keep away from her TCU team

And everybody’s saying that there’s nobody meaner
Than the little old lady going to Pasadena
She’s headed real fast for Purple Reign 
She’ll be a terror at the Rose Bowl Game

It’s the little old TCU lady headed to Pasadena

Go granny, go granny, go TCU go
Go granny, go granny, go TCU go
The teams come to play TCU Frogs from all around
But she’ll give ‘em hell and she’ll help her TCU team shut ’em down

And everybody’s saying that there’s nobody meaner
Than this visiting little old lady in Pasadena
She yells real loud and she cheers real fast
She’ll be a TCU fan out on Colorado Boulevard

It’s the little old TCU lady visiting Pasadena

Go granny, go granny, go granny go
TCU go
Go granny, go granny, go granny go
TCU go
Go granny, go granny, go granny go
TCU go

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  1. Yay TCU!!! You are going to have such a great time at the game!! I’ll be watching from Texas but I will be cheering as loudly as I would if I was there!! GO FROGS!

  2. Chickie Abdallah says:

    Go Frogs. Pasadena will never be the same. I can just picture you in your purple T-shirt. Enjoy and GO FROGS.

  3. That sounds like a blast!

  4. Have a great time, my friend! We’ll talk when you get back!

  5. My thoughts of TCU purple are with you on that plane… I graduated from TCU with the Master’s degree in 1976 and I, too, will be wearing purple all day tomorrow .. as well as tonight. Cheer enough for me too while you are cheering loudly for the Frogs. Gee… wish I had one of those new TCU tees. May have to see what I can find today! Your fire has made me NEED one! Have a great time and let those people from the cold northland know that you .. as well as a large chunk of Fort Worth … have been there and left a big purple mark forever on Pasedena.

    • weekendcowgirl says:

      It really was the best experience of a lifetime. I have not come down off my cloud just quite yet! Hope you enjoyed the game!!!

  6. I know you are having the time of your life! I wish I could be there, but I have my TCU t-shirt, and I’m watching with friends tomorrow. I’m so excited about the game, I can hardly stand it. To heck with the media, Las Vegas has the Frogs as favorites! Those gamblers know!! LOL!

  7. I sure hope you come back with a picture of that amazing
    horse float I saw on the TV. Was it as awesome in person as it
    looked?? I guess you can tell where my priorities lie. Football
    will never upstage horses with me. LOL Happy New Year! Hope you had
    a great time on your trip.

    • weekendcowgirl says:

      I lots of Rose Bowl Parade photos and will blog this week. Lots of horse photos!!!!!! I had a wonderful time!

  8. C W Harris says:

    Love your site! Hope you had a GREAT time in Pasadena!

  9. Linda Hill says:

    We had a Rose Bowl party here in Albuquerque GO FROGS
    congratuiation we were thrlled

    • weekendcowgirl says:

      Oh, that is so much fun to hear! I did have the time of my life. I was so proud of our team…. Neat to hear you all watched!!!

  10. Well, y’all did it! The Frogs have gone and conquered the Big Cheese itself! And I don’t just mean Wisconsin! Here’s to you and all of the TCU Faithful! Now, would you mind switching gears and rooting (ha ha) for an ole SWC Buddy, Arkansas, as they take on the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday night? We sure would apprediate that! And a great big Sooooooooooooooooooiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee to all of y’all.

    • weekendcowgirl says:

      Cowboy told me to tell you he is already waiting to watch the game and that he will be cheering the Hogs on! Said all Ohio State will see are hog tails as the hogs are making all their touchdowns. Since OSU President does not find us worthy all of TCU will be rooting for Arkansas. GO HOGS!

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