Posts Tagged ‘aggies’

Post-Spring 2013 Football Preview: New Mexico State

Posted by    |    May 14th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

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First up: we’ve got Aggies!

Bedecked in maroon-ish (alright, crimson) and white, hailing from a desolate locale known primarily for missile testing, populated mainly by scorpions and the lovable mutants in The Hills Have Eyes franchise, prone to in-state mockery. Yep, sounds like Aggies. Though their university president favors Western bolo ties over bow ties. I like the way you rock that so unapologetically, Carruthers.

Bill Connelly of SB Nation and Football Outsiders fame does yeoman’s work in breaking down Mutant Atomic Aggy. Similarly, USA Today also penned a good article previewing the Aggie’s chances. Both previews are well worth your time.

Connelly calls New Mexico State “the worst job in FBS football” and, ever the contrarian, I immediately drew a blank in trying to debate that claim, finally offering a half-hearted mental reply of “Err, maybe, Idaho? Or one of the MAC schools, but which one I can’t remember? Wait, Louisiana-Monroe was good last year, right?”

OK, you win.

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Mike Stoops: The Epitome of Political Correctness

Posted by    |    January 11th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

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So Mike Stoops was just talking among friends on WWLS – “The Sports Animal” – in Oklahoma City, and he said he sure was impressed with Aggy QB Johnny Manziel. So much so, that Stoops believes he has a great future, if the Aggies can keep him out of jail.

Stoops was in an expansive mood on the radio.

Mike Stoops: If Manziel can stay ‘out of jail, eligible’, more Heismans could be his (TRANSCRIPT)bit.ly/V1Zyix via @tulsaworld

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Aggie Fun SEC Style

Posted by    |    September 15th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Sports fans in Texas, and particularly Big 12 fans will love this article from The Unsportsmanlike Gentleman.  Now we know this article is a spoof, but nonetheless, it is nice to know that the SEC teams and fans are keeping the tradition of creating Aggie jokes.

“Muschamp Drops Turd In Urinal Upon Leaving College Station

Not much was pretty about Florida’s 20-17 win over Texas A&M on Saturday. The Gators had to overcome injuries, sacks and their defense giving up 17 points and 269 yards of offense in the first half, but managed to come from behind in the second half to win a huge conference road game. The win was perhaps the biggest of Will Muschamp’s career at Florida.
However, nothing was bigger than the turd Muschamp produced in a urinal of the visitors locker room after the game. The turd was a parting gift from the head coach to the people of College Station.
“There’s your 12th man, Aggies,” said an elated Muschamp. “I’m glad we don’t have to go back to College Station for awhile. That place is death. The people are terrible. Did you hear them booing our players when they were injured? Don’t let their welcoming southern accents and warmhearted traditions fool you. Those people are classless idiots who have a little brother complex just like FSU. The Longhorns should be happy they don’t have to travel to that toilet bowl anymore.”The urinal deuce ends a heated week between the Aggies and Gators that saw trash-talking billboards appear in both Gainesville and College Station. This all began during the offseason when Muschamp remarked, “Have you ever been to College Station? It’s the only time you’ll go.” This prompted a video response from the mayor of College Station and a gift basket was sent to Muschamp, who set the basket on fire and threw it down a well.”

Rivalry Football

Posted by    |    July 5th, 2012 at 12:27 pm

In-state rivals are always interesting.  This week, the Aggies join the SEC.  Here is what the SEC can look forward to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWe8EhUiAUM&feature=youtu.be

Note:  Since posting this article, A&M took the video down because it made them look stupid.

UT had their own version of the A&M welcome to the SEC.  This video should stay up for a while.

 

 

 

 

Texas A&M on Firing Coach Mike Sherman

Posted by    |    December 3rd, 2011 at 9:23 am

In the latest saga that is Aggie, Texas A&M unceremoniously fired Coach Mike Sherman.  Our burnt orange-tinted view is that Sherman is a class act.  His firing is a good lesson in how not to treat people.  We have heard from fifth hand sources, so read this with some degree of skepticism, that President Loftin told Bill Byrne to fire coach Sherman. Byrne then called the media first and that is why word leaked out before Coach Sherman was informed.  We have a hard time thinking the Texas A&M would allow this to happen, so we will continue to follow the story.

The following came from aggieathletics.com.

Q: What was your message to the team last night and how disappointed were you that you didn’t get to tell them in person?
A: “Well, I was disappointed on a couple fronts there, that it had leaked out previous to my own knowledge and my ability to sit down with my family. A football family is totally connected and they’re very defensive. I have five kids and they’re so protective of their dad and what’s said. I can handle anything, I don’t put a whole lot of stock in what’s said usually, because 90 percent of time it’s not true. But they are very protective of their dad and their husband. So I would have liked to have that opportunity, that they didn’t have to experience that on their own. I wish I’d have had an opportunity to tell the team before it was let out, but I didn’t, so we made the most of the situation. My message to them was to win the ballgame. My message to them was they are good football team. Don’t let anybody tell them anything different. My message to them was simply, be great men and men of character.”

Video credit: edited from AggieAthletics.com