Posts Tagged ‘Texas A&M’

Rep. Ryan Guillen — Your 15 Minutes of Fame Are Up

Posted by    |    January 29th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

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So about that bill that was formally introduced into the Texas State Legislature today, you know HB778 – the one that is supposed to force Texas to play Texas A&M.

Rep. Ryan Guillen (D-Rio Grande Valley) gets some free pub out of the bill, and it will end up as the vast majority of bills in the Texas Legislature end up — in the trash. I heard about it last night and the text of the bill wasn’t posted until today, and here is the best part, he has a penalty built in for whichever team refuses to schedule the other.

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Untucking Fate: 40 Yards of Alternate History

Posted by    |    December 6th, 2012 at 2:00 am

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Not convinced one fateful kick can change everything? Let’s imagine for a moment what might have happened if Tucker had not.

It’s November 24th, 2011 and the nightmare is on for the home crowd. After shooting themselves in the foot all night, Texas A&M’s fragile lead hangs in the balance after Case McCoy scrambles the ‘Horns into field goal range. The second largest crowd in Kyle Field history can only watch as Tucker slams a booming kick towards the goalpost.

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More Fun Aggie Moments from the Past

Posted by    |    July 30th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

We will miss A&M and the fun they have given each and every one of the Big 12 schools over the years.  We also enjoy SEC guy especially when they make fun of the Aggies.  In this video, he cut a wide swath, making comments about UT as well, taking swipes at mascots and the kissing tradition, the A&M corp and their swords.  Enjoy.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Texas vs Texas A&M Football History

Posted by    |    November 26th, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Nice look at the history of the University of Texas Texas A&M football series, courtesy the KBTX video archives