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A&M feels Big 12 backlash in future scheduling
Houston Chronicle ^ | 10.25.11 | BRENT ZWERNEMAN

Posted on 10/25/2011 9:18:31 AM PDT by trumandogz

COLLEGE STATION - Texas A&M senior kicker Randy Bullock plans to return to Kyle Field in coming years and absorb a decidedly different conference schedule.

"It will definitely be a little weird," Bullock said of a league slate that includes a bundle of Southeastern Conference squads and is minus rival Texas. "Our war hymn is about the University of Texas. But you just move on and figure out who your new rival will be."

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1 posted on 10/25/2011 9:18:38 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

LSU is a natural rival for A&M.


2 posted on 10/25/2011 9:21:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: trumandogz

The SEC-bound Aggies have said they’d love to keep playing UT as a non-conference foe, but Longhorns athletic director DeLoss Dodds has said the school’s football schedule is full at least through 2018. That isn’t the case for all sports, but so far A&M has come up dry in scheduling future contests of any sort with UT.

“There doesn’t seem to be nearly as much interest from the other side,” A&M athletic director Bill Byrne said Monday.


Well, duh, Bill. What did you think would happen when you walked out on the Big 12.


3 posted on 10/25/2011 9:23:40 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: trumandogz

Well it does say “goodbye to Texas University” in that completely weird war chant. It does sort of have a catchy tune tho.


4 posted on 10/25/2011 9:25:18 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: al_c

After a couple of years, A&M won’t even care, while the Big 12 will fall apart, and Texas will scramble to find another conference.


5 posted on 10/25/2011 9:27:48 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

“LSU is a natural rival for A&M”

Based on what?

LSU already has rivals in the SEC and has no need for A&M as a rival.

What the Aggies did not understand is that to be a real rivalry, both schools must feel the same way.

The Aggies saw UT as their major rival, but OU is Texas rival and Texas is OU’s rival.

And now that the Aggies have divorced themselves from the Big 12 they are discovering that divorce is final.


6 posted on 10/25/2011 9:29:45 AM PDT by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: dfwgator
LSU is a natural rival for A&M.

Yeah, or maybe Arkansas, but that gets in the way of the year ending AK/LSU rivalry. I don't know why they can't keep Texas as the last game of the season. Georgia plays Tech, Florida plays FL State, and SC plays Clemson.

7 posted on 10/25/2011 9:30:45 AM PDT by numberonepal (I'm on the Cain Train. The Herman Cain Train!)
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To: dfwgator

Texas will not have to scramble as they are the top merchandizing school in the country and bring in the most cash. The Aggies are not even in the top 20 in merchandising.


8 posted on 10/25/2011 9:35:11 AM PDT by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: trumandogz
LSU already has rivals in the SEC

Rivalries just don't depend on whether or not both teams are good. Yes, LSU and Bama is a great game, because both schools are good, but are they really rivals, like Florida and Georgia? A rival should be a school where, even if you only win one game, you want it to be against that school.

9 posted on 10/25/2011 9:35:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: trumandogz

This is getting even weirder. Latest word this morning (from the New York Post) is that Missouri wants to bolt and join the SEC...and that the Big 12 is going to get West Virginia from the Big East to fill that hole. Talk about throwing geography out the window if West Virginia joins the Big 12.

}:-)4


10 posted on 10/25/2011 9:35:36 AM PDT by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: trumandogz

The Aggies can already start booking their rooms in advance in Shreveport for years to come as the only bowl they will be going to is the Poulan Weedeater Independence Bowl. Maybe they can start playing Texas there?


11 posted on 10/25/2011 9:36:21 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Moose4
and that the Big 12 is going to get West Virginia from the Big East to fill that hole.

With Houston going to the Big East....wouldn't it make more sense to have Houston in the Big 12?

12 posted on 10/25/2011 9:36:53 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Rumor had it that they were disqualified from PAC-10 consideration because of their tradition of guys kissing their girlfriends after touchdowns. PAC-10 rules required that the Guys would have to kiss Guys.


13 posted on 10/25/2011 9:39:15 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: trumandogz

Ah, college football - where every team is undefeated or almost undefeated and in a bowl game - and where scheduling is apparently more important than actually being the better team.


14 posted on 10/25/2011 9:39:54 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: dfwgator

When the Aggies show up in Baton Rouge or Tuscaloosa with these Cheerleaders in tow, the Aggies are going to get beat really bad.

15 posted on 10/25/2011 9:42:51 AM PDT by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Bwa ha ha ha ha ha!


16 posted on 10/25/2011 9:43:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Rumor had it that they were disqualified from PAC-10 consideration because of their tradition of guys kissing their girlfriends after touchdowns. PAC-10 rules required that the Guys would have to kiss Guys.

That was offset by A&M's tradition of having an all male Yell Leader (cheerleader) squad, whose members squeeze their testicles on extra points and field goals.

And offset by "Squeeze 'Em, Ags!" in general.


17 posted on 10/25/2011 9:44:35 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.)
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To: Scoutmaster

That pic came from the days when Florida could still beat Alabama.....*sigh*


18 posted on 10/25/2011 9:47:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: trumandogz
I think you were looking for a photo like this:


19 posted on 10/25/2011 9:47:15 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.)
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To: Scoutmaster

When the Aggies start grabbing their nads in Alabama and Mississippi, the locals are going to think that the Aggies are a bit odd.


20 posted on 10/25/2011 9:48:55 AM PDT by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: Scoutmaster

Oh, those are the Aggies that grab each others packages.


21 posted on 10/25/2011 9:52:26 AM PDT by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: crusty old prospector
...as the only bowl they will be going to is the Poulan Weedeater Independence Bowl.

Considering that A&M is something like 0-7 in their most recent games against the SEC I doubt they'll even wind up in that bowl.

22 posted on 10/25/2011 9:54:22 AM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: trumandogz

When the Aggies show up in Baton Rouge or Tuscaloosa with these Cheerleaders in tow, the Aggies are going to get beat really bad.

23 posted on 10/25/2011 9:55:06 AM PDT by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: trumandogz

I have seen lots of gangstas there on the sidelines grabbing their packages. It is not just prevalent with the Aggie Corpsemen as Obamao would say.


24 posted on 10/25/2011 10:01:30 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: al_c; dfwgator

“Well, duh, Bill. What did you think would happen when you walked out on the Big 12.”

It would be like your wife divorcing you and begging to sleep with you once a year and expecting you to write her a big check.


25 posted on 10/25/2011 10:03:48 AM PDT by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: SoJoCo

Oh, they can handle Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and a few flukes every now and then so with a light non-conference schedule, they could be 7-5.


26 posted on 10/25/2011 10:03:49 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: trumandogz
And now that the Aggies have divorced themselves from the Big 12 they are discovering that divorce is final.

As Missouri will find when they join the SEC and become the conference team that makes Vandy and Ole Miss look good. There was a piece in the paper over the weekend on how Missouri hopes that they can keep the Border War alive with Kansas, and they're getting the same reaction that A&M is getting. Rivalries are almost always between conference partners where the game means more. In walking away from their conferences, A&M and Mizzou want to have their cake and eat it too. That ain't gonna happen. Nor should it. And their plaintive wail of "We wanted to continue the rivalries but Texas and Kansas said no" is really ridiculous.

27 posted on 10/25/2011 10:05:01 AM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: crusty old prospector

Dude, that bowl hasn’t been sponsored by Poulan Weedeater since 1996!


28 posted on 10/25/2011 10:08:07 AM PDT by mdwakeup
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To: SoJoCo

And the fact of the matter is that the Thanksgiving Day game on national TV belongs to Texas and that tradition will continue no matter who Texas plays.

Most likely that game will now be against Tech, but the rumor is that the networks want Texas v. Notre Dame on Thanksgiving.


29 posted on 10/25/2011 10:12:30 AM PDT by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: trumandogz

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Aggie_War_Hymn

Hullabaloo, Caneck! Caneck!
Hullabaloo, Caneck! Caneck!

First Verse[1]

All hail to dear old Texas A&M,
Rally around Maroon and White,
Good luck to the dear old Texas Aggies,
They are the boys who show the fight.
That good old Aggie spirit thrills us.
And makes us yell and yell and yell; —
So let’s fight for dear old Texas A&M,
We’re goin’ to beat you all to —
Chig-gar-roo-gar-rem!
Chig-gar-roo-gar-rem!
Rough! Tough!
Real stuff! Texas A&M!

Second Verse[1]

Good-bye to Texas university.
So long to the orange and white.
Good luck to the dear old Texas Aggies,
They are the boys who show
the real old fight.
The eyes of Texas are upon you.
That is the song they sing so well, (SOUNDS LIKE HELL!)
So, good-bye to Texas university,
We’re goin’ to beat you all to —
Chig-gar-roo-gar-rem!
Chig-gar-roo-gar-rem!
Rough! Tough!
Real stuff! Texas A&M!

Saw Varsity’s Horns Off[1]

Saw Varsity’s Horns Off!
Saw Varsity’s Horns Off!
Saw Varsity’s Horns Off!
Short!

Varsity’s Horns are Sawed Off!
Varsity’s Horns are Sawed Off!
Varsity’s Horns are Sawed Off!
Short!

fishtank, class of 91


30 posted on 10/25/2011 10:16:23 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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It was written in a war, and we sing it in war.

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Aggie_War_Hymn

“The Aggie War Hymn is the war hymn of Texas A&M University. It was written by J.V. “Pinky” Wilson, former student, while standing guard on the Rhine with the AEF, after World War I. It was adopted by the Aggies in 1920. Wilson wrote a “first” verse on request in 1928, however this verse has never caught on with the student body and is seldom sung. It is omitted here for copyright reasons. Even though Saw Varsity’s Horns Off normally follows the War Hymn, it actually predates it and was not written by Wilson.”


31 posted on 10/25/2011 10:18:27 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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Most likely that game will now be against Tech, but the rumor is that the networks want Texas v. Notre Dame on Thanksgiving.

Who currently has the TV rights to the game? NBC has the deal with Notre Dame. If another network controls the Texas game that could cause issues. Regardless, Texas - Texas Tech or, now that they're joining the conference, Texas - TCU would make for an interesting game as well.

32 posted on 10/25/2011 10:21:14 AM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: trumandogz
Seeing reports now that West Virginia has been accepted to the Big 12.

Yesterday's reports of Missouri leaving for the SEC jumped the gun. Still may happen but it's not a deal at this time.

33 posted on 10/25/2011 10:28:07 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: fishtank

Are the Aggies going to change that fight song?


34 posted on 10/25/2011 10:30:36 AM PDT by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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Are the Aggies going to change that fight song?

They may have to. They play, what? Four tigers, a razorback, a gator, a bulldog, a rebel, a gamecock, and assorted commodores, volunteers, and what have you. Not a lot of horns in all of that.

35 posted on 10/25/2011 10:38:32 AM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: Scoutmaster

Thank you, sir. May I have another?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzCnrpfUaAk&feature=related


36 posted on 10/25/2011 10:41:59 AM PDT by tumblindice (Don't tread on me)
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To: trumandogz
I hear that TT is OU's biggest rival!

A&M didn't get kicked out of the Big ? ... but left by choice.

In years past A&M and LSU played and it was a natural rivalry...and will grow. There are a LOT of LSU grads in Texas...especially in SE TX.

tu could schedule the T-day game...but they have to punish A&M for not doing what they were told to do...by tu.

37 posted on 10/25/2011 10:42:23 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar

If the Aggies wanted to play Texas, they should have stayed in the Big 12.

However, Texas A&M made a choice and that choice was to leave the Big 12 and as a consequence of that choice, that Aggies will not play Texas, not Tech, Baylor, OU or OK State.

And on Thanksgiving the nation will watch the Longhorns play some other team, but not Texas A&M.


38 posted on 10/25/2011 10:51:59 AM PDT by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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A&M having a choice, chose to go to a better conference.


39 posted on 10/25/2011 10:57:55 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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Awww. It's cute the way that Aggies use 'tu' for the University of Texas.

See? They switch the 'U' and the 'T' so they're not calling it "THE University of Texas." And they use lower case letters to show a lack of respect.

My little brother came up with stuff like that, too.

40 posted on 10/25/2011 10:58:03 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.)
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To: Scoutmaster

Who is in the Big ? today????


41 posted on 10/25/2011 10:59:43 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Scoutmaster

I always wished the University of Florida, was Florida University instead.

It would make it so much fun when people ask me where I went to school.


42 posted on 10/25/2011 11:03:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lonestar

A&M having a choice, chose to go to a better conference, where they will get beat like a drum, never get into a BCS game and the Aggie alumni and player’s parents will have to travel out of state to see any of the Aggie road games.


43 posted on 10/25/2011 11:05:33 AM PDT by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: Scoutmaster; lonestar

“My little brother came up with stuff like that, too.”

Did your little brother also like to grab his testicles and squeeze really hard?


44 posted on 10/25/2011 11:07:39 AM PDT by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: trumandogz

Aggies have them!


45 posted on 10/25/2011 11:09:17 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: trumandogz

On the other hand, the TAMU Corps will win over the SEC, no doubt. May God bless them all.


46 posted on 10/25/2011 11:11:46 AM PDT by Stat-boy
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To: mdwakeup

Well, that was like the last time I went to it. Have they moved to the Black and Decker Leaf Blower or Stanley Combination Ratchet and Nut Driver Set Independence Bowl?


47 posted on 10/25/2011 11:12:37 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Scoutmaster

So, why is a tea-sipper trolling on a conservative site? Do they block gay porn at work? Have you decided that Obama can’t? Or are you just another tea shirt sip that thinks a homosex-centric, ultra-lib institution like t.u. actually represents a conservative state like Texas?


48 posted on 10/25/2011 11:24:39 AM PDT by me1og
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To: trumandogz

I have always liked Texas A&M. I also like traditions.

They need to change a couple tho. Get rid of the all male cheerleaders whatever you call them. Actually if I had my way, no men’s sports would have any male cheerleaders.

Also get rid of the idea that it was anyone but the teams fault if they lose. I like the idea of taking responsibility but pretending it was because you didn’t yell loud enough is simple dishonesty.

Also anything which even hints at being gay. Yes, I know they aren’t really gay but it just looks bad, even weird.


49 posted on 10/25/2011 11:33:40 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: me1og
The Aggies are too dorky to be representative of the great state of Texas. What passes for spirit and comradery at A&M passes off as a sequel to “Revenge of the Nerds” to the rest of us.
50 posted on 10/25/2011 11:34:04 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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