Thursday, November 24, 2011
turkey may never taste the same
We interrupt the preparation of your family's Thanksgiving feast to bring you a special announcement.
Be it stuffing your turkey with oranges (like we do) or making a last minute grocery store run for parker rolls (like I wish we didn't do) or preparing a blender full of liquid fortification in anticipation of Aunt Martha, who, every year, without fail, puts on her unique version of the martyr syndrome, I want you to stop and hear what I have to say.
This evening at 8pm EST, on Kyle Field, the Texas A&M Aggies will meet the t.u. Longhorns on the gridiron for the 118th time and for what might be the last match up ever.
Here's my message: The Aggies want to keep playing the 'Horns.
No matter what you hear on ESPN, no matter how many times the announcers infer that the last game is due to the Aggies leaving the Big 12 conference, no matter what you read in the rag of a newspaper, know this:
Aggie head coach Mike Sherman has publicly stated he wants to play the Longhorns every year.
Longhorn head coach, Mac Brown, has publicly stated he wants to keep playing the Aggies.
The chancellor of the Texas A&M University system, John Sharp, has publicly stated he wants to keep playing the Aggies.
"We want to make it abundantly clear we will play the game anywhere, any time."
Even the Texas Legislature might get into the act and mandate the annual rivalry.
So who is responsible? Almost single handedly, the t.u. Athletic Director, DeLost Dodds, is responsible for the end of one of the longest running college football rivalries in U.S. History. DeLies Dodds is the one who insisted on keeping the Longhorn Network (LHN).
DeLoser's choice to sign a $30 million deal didn't just piss off Texas A&M. It also pissed off Missouri. They've signed to leave the Big 12, too
Insistence on keeping the Long Hate Network also blocked the 'Horns from moving out of the Big 12 and into the PAC 12. PAC 12 said, in effect, no to LHN and no to UT. The 'Horns, much to their consternation, were left holding the LHN bag, stuck in an ever diminishing conference.
Ok, that's it. We conclude this special announcement. You can now go back to your pre-turkey dinner preparations and your liquid libations. Just needed to set that record straight.
Gig 'em Aggies. Beat the hell outta t.u. This year and any other year t.u. feels up to the challenge.
Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!