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Fort Worth City Council goes purple

Amphibians got their day in the sun (or would that be in the water?) at Tuesday’s Fort Worth City Council meeting when TCU’s SuperFrog was crowned Mayor for the Day by Mayor Betsy Price.

Before the No. 4 TCU Horned Frogs and No. 13 Kansas State Wildcats game on Nov. 8, Price made a declaration that if TCU sold out Amon G. Carter Stadium, SuperFrog would be named Fort Worth’s Mayor for the Day. TCU had their third largest crowd in history on Nov. 8, with 48,012 people in attendance, officially making it this season’s first sellout.

“We are very excited to have SuperFrog as Mayor of the Day,” Mayor Price said. “We want the Horned Frogs to know that the city of Fort Worth is behind them all the way to the end.”

As Mayor for the Day, SuperFrog issued a proclamation that Fort Worth “Goes purple” in support of the TCU Horned Frogs and their 2014 season and continued quest for the College Football Playoffs. SuperFrog utilized text messages as his form of communication with Price who read the proclamation that stated TCU supporters should wear purple from Tuesday, Nov. 18 until Dec. 6, the last game of the season. TCU is also challenging businesses and individuals in the community to continue wearing their best purple, hanging their TCU flags and showing their best purple pride.

Go Purple Friday is an initiative designed to engage the Fort Worth community and surrounding areas to support Texas Christian University football by wearing purple every Friday during the 2014 football season.  

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Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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