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My experience as an Aggie at an LSU game in Baton Rouge was a big disappointment. I naively didn't realize how awful a school's fans could be to another school's fans. Clemson, on the other hand, was excellent. They're proud and competitive, but showed manners and graciousness to visiting fans. All of the Aggies who attended the recent Colorado game in Denver came back with horror stories of how shockingly rude the Colorado fans are. Too bad, too. I also remember being at the A&M-Pitt game at Heinz Field. I was shocked that the Pitt student body boo'd A&M's military band playing patriotic American music - - - on the anniversary of 9/11, even. My 12-years old son at the time looked at me and said that he'd be embarrassed if those students were his kids.
"After spending his entire life living in B1G country" Connor O'Gara clearly doesn't know the SEC, the Big 12 nor the SWC. "Oklahoma and Texas will enter the conference with more to offer across the big revenue sports"? Really? You do know that TLN has been a complete financial disappointment for ESPN and they strongly lobbied the SEC to fold Texas into the SEC Network so that they can offload TLN from their balance sheet, right?
A&M left the Big 12 for a reason. And now it's back to a mini-Big 12 scheduling? No thanks.
Good luck to Zach Calzada. Aggies will cheer for him in every other game. Once an Aggie, always an Aggie.
... one of the largest and high end football stadiums in the SEC, not the world.
A&M and its fanbase have been a solid addition to the SEC. Across the board in men's and women's sports, they have been a good fit. It's academics are in the top tier of the conference, it has the largest student enrollment in the conference, one of (if not the) largest and high end football stadiums in the world. Our athletics department brings in more money than any other SEC school. Its military marching band and corps of cadets are a source of pride for the conference. And A&M is a perfect cultural fit with its brethren in the southeast. UT Austin is the Cal Berkeley of the southwest. They are an unsavory combination of self appointed entitlement, arrogance, and Lefty disdain for the rest of Texas and the culture of the southeastern states. They have contempt for all of you. And yet, we Aggies log on to SEC boards and sites, only to encounter over and again comments from other SEC fans who put us down and lift up the Longhorns. I hope that all of these snide comments that we read are simply from a minority sliver of SEC fans, and don't represent the majority.
This is the arrogant, obnoxious and delusional texas fan base that the SEC is allowing in. Once their insufferable fanbase gets into the club, it won't take long for the rest of y'all to see what A&M, Arkansas and Mizzou have been warning you about.
A&M and Mizzou left the Big 12 for a reason. Now they get stuck in a mini-Big 12 pod? Talk about a bait-and-switch. If it happens, I will puke.
Every year, in collegiate athletics we scratch our heads over recruits driving BMW's, over officiating, over playoff and bowl selections. At what point do we just say that perhaps collegiate athletics is just thoroughly corrupt?
Class of 98 - - well, the point is that we don't know, and shouldn't guess. Hence the need for transparency. Just because you can't imagine something nefarious happening doesn't mean that something nefarious isn't happening.
redsox2004, you don't know what you're talking about. The Aggies have over a century of experience with the longhorns compared to the zero experience that you have with them. So, how about you set aside your rude arrogance and at least recognize that there are others in the room who are more knowledgeable on this subject and have a legitimate point to make?
Throw the book at him. Get these drug dealers off of the street. Dirt bag.
A&M didn't make the rules. The NCAA did after they were sued and lost. At least A&M waited until the rules were changed, unlike the other programs who have been buying off players for years. The SEC is full of hypocrites.
jkoler24, good analogy. You must not have watched much SWC and Big 12 football. The longhorns mysteriously had countless calls go their way. The conference did what they could to prop up who they thought was their marquis program. The Aggies thought that we had left that behind when we joined the SEC. Evidently not.
whoahosse, admit it, you'really about 15 years old, right?
I hope that a lot of high school recruits see how Auburn fans treat the players. Who wants to play for fans like them?
Everyone knows that the SEC blueblood programs, especially in the state of Alabama, are treated differently by the referees. It's like Michael Jordan never being called for anything.
Two well matched similar teams. Old fashioned defensive slug fest. A&M will pull for Auburn for the rest of the season.
Watch the referees. Let's see how they call targeting, flops, D an O pass interference, and O Line holding.
Longhorns fans practically invented taunting from the stands. It would have been great for the thousands of Baylor fans to all yell in unison, "pooooooooooorrrrr teeeeeaaaasssipppppps". Texas showed the rest of the SWC and Big 12 how to show terrible sportsmanship.
GeauxTigers225, um, you do realize that endogamy and pedigree collapse are far and away most commonly found in Louisiana, right? Not even close. And I say that as a genealogist with 1/4 of my pedigree from Louisiana.
Michael, that's nonsense. You clearly haven't been paying attention to A&M's recruiting classes with Jimbo. Kellen Mond and A&M's previous O-Line were not as good when they started. This year A&M has 2 freshmen starting on the line, and a total of 4 new starters. The QB was the backup. Get a grip.
Rono, Fisher wasn't boasting. He's friends with Saban and was being fun and optimistic. Saban certainly didn't take it seriously, and neither should you. Get a grip.
That's a female grackle. She looks to be in rough shape, without full plumage. Maybe a young adult? When I lived on the A&M campus in the mid-80s, we had a serious problem with the large number of grackles nesting in the post oak trees and pooping on everything. During the summer breaks, the school would run small trucks through campus with large speakers blaring loud squealing noises (like a pig). That's the fastest I've ever seen a grackle fly.
Who do you think the longhorns fans are hoping wins this game?
Most of us Aggies seem to have a lot of respect for the Arkansas coaching staff, and generally root for the Hogs when our teams aren't playing each other. Arkansas is doing a great job with their program. I just hope A&M's offense can put it together this weekend against a very well coached defense. I expect A&M's defense to generally stack the box and challenge the QB and receivers to beat them. Same for the Arkansas defense.
That's the most enjoyable game that I've watched that didn't involve my team! Pure Nirvana. Much of the nation is thrilled for Arkansas.