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!


hokgardner said...

So you're an aggie?

shrink on the couch said...

hokgardner -- I are a aggie. And last night with 2 seconds left in the game? It really sucked.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I don't love football, but I do love reading you!

Anonymous said...

I'm confused! You're not Texas, are you? Why this inexplicable love of Texas football?! Arrrrgh!

Anonymous said...

*correction, meant "Texan".

Glennis said...

Mmmmm....that margarita looks tasty!

Not a football fan, but my Mom was a Longhorns fan - we spent many a holiday watching games.

Kathleen Scott said...

Oh come on, tell us what you really think.

UT was short-sighted to take all the marbles. In my banking career I used to counsel businesses that giving up ownership for investment was a long-term good deal. Half of 100 is 50. 100% of 0 is 0.

But the Aggies can't expect that if they take their toys to another block they still get the best game.

And the move to SEC might put A&M in the position of being the sissy in a big-boy league...

Nobody wins in this shuffle game.

Unknown said...

"When a Shrink Gets on the Couch" has been included in this weeks Sites To See. I hope this helps to attract many new visitors here.

P.S.: GO HOGS!!! Oh, since you are a Aggie, I feel compelled to make it clear that I am referring to my beloved Arkansas Razorbacks. (LOL?)

By the way, I really hate all of the realignment nonsense, along with the ending of rivalries that makes college football such a treasure. Arkansas vs. Texas was almost as big as Texas A&M vs. Texas for decades, and talk about having your heart broke, I still haven't recovered from being ahead 14-0 at halftime to wind-up losing 15-14 to Texas in the arguably 1969 National Championship game.

JCK said...

Sadly, I don't even know who won this game. But, I DO love reading you, too. :)