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Purple season in Fort Worth

TCU offensive tackle Tayo Fabuluje (59) defends against a rush by Oklahoma State defensive tackle James Castleman (91) during a game last October in Fort Worth.
TCU offensive tackle Tayo Fabuluje (59) defends against a rush by Oklahoma State defensive tackle James Castleman (91) during a game last October in Fort Worth. AP

Seven years ago, Fort Worth went all-out to show civic support for TCU Horned Frogs football.

To thank the Frogs and Coach Gary Patterson for bringing the city national attention, then-Mayor Mike Moncrief declared that home-game Fridays would be “Go Purple Friday.”

With the high hopes a national No. 2 ranking brings, it’s easy to forget that TCU football is also a civic cause. When the Frogs win, Fort Worth wins.

Patterson and TCU will begin and end the season on ESPN. On Thursday, the Frogs open at Minnesota.

They wind up at home Nov. 27 against Baylor, “Black Friday” for Thanksgiving shoppers but “Go Purple Friday” in Fort Worth.

Seats remain for the Stephen F. Austin State game Sept. 12, the West Virginia game Oct. 29 and the Kansas game Nov. 14. Standing-room tickets remain for SMU on Sept. 19, Texas on Oct. 3 and Baylor.

This is not a year to let America see empty seats in Amon G. Carter Stadium.

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