Give 'em a hand

In Texas, football fans show their loyalty with their fingers

Updated: August 13, 2010, 11:33 AM ET
By LaRue Cook | ESPN The Magazine

Horned Frog

TCU didn't adopt a signature signal until the early 1980s, when head cheerleader Chad Schrotel invented the curled index-and-middle-finger salute. Some fans say the flexed knuckles represent the horns of their mascot, SuperFrog. Others suggest its shape comes from the motion used to playfully jab -- or "frog" -- a classmate. Either way, the hand sign has become an even bigger hit in Fort Worth since TCU has been to five straight bowls, including the Fiesta Bowl last season. ...

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