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Hardcore Texan
11-26-2009, 10:24 AM
Hey guys,

We need a gameday thread. And also I am out in the sticks at my mom's house and she doesn't have cable or broadband and the game is going to be on ESPN I believe, so do you know what FM station I can listen to the game on in the Houston area?

Or does anyone know a site that it might be streamed on the net?

Luckily I have a wireless card from Verizon and I am getting a pretty fast connection and might be able to watch it on my laptop.

Here's to a great game and hopefully no injuries. I know the Aggies are going to be tough in their house.

HOOK 'EM!!!

pbat488
11-26-2009, 11:13 AM
Hopefully we play a good game. If things start going bad this turns into Oklahoma 2.0 or K-State. If we play to our abilities we have the chance to keep it close. Here's to a good game for everybody.

As for me, I'm heading out to start tailgating in 30 minutes at the game. Look for me, 2nd deck, 45 yard line 5 rows up everyone.. I might be near the one with a sign that says "Colt McCoy and Jordan Shipley are roomates"...

BTHO t.u.!! WHOOOOOP!!!

WWJD
11-26-2009, 11:50 AM
Hook em!

brakos82
11-26-2009, 11:51 AM
:ohsnap:

Speedy
11-26-2009, 12:14 PM
Gig em!!!

Rooting for an SEC vs. TCU title game.

ESAD2-14
11-26-2009, 12:18 PM
Hook em' Horns!

:coolb:

Khari
11-26-2009, 01:23 PM
go aggies lol

Wolf
11-26-2009, 01:35 PM
http://www.myneonhaven.com/images/neons/ogmhh.jpg

:ant:

TexanSam
11-26-2009, 03:40 PM
I hate both Texas and Texas A&M. I hope the Aggies win though just to ruin Texas' championship dreams.

Ryan
11-26-2009, 06:26 PM
BTHO TU!:jogger:

Showtime100
11-26-2009, 06:36 PM
Do they play today? Living in Austin I wouldn't know. :D

Agg 'Em Giggies.

Wolf
11-26-2009, 07:08 PM
Texas won the toss and deferred

Wolf
11-26-2009, 07:09 PM
TD A&M long bomb

Ryan
11-26-2009, 07:10 PM
Jeff Fuller is beast!

Wolf
11-26-2009, 07:17 PM
Texas fakes the punt and doesn't get it

A&M has the ball around their 40

Wolf
11-26-2009, 07:34 PM
Td shipley

7-7


Texas has a fight tonight!! (expected in this game)

Ryan
11-26-2009, 07:37 PM
God isn't Shipley like 33 by now? He shouldn't feel special at all anymore when he gets a TD.

Wolf
11-26-2009, 07:44 PM
end of the 1st 7-7 .. horns have the ball and on the move


Colt has been very active running the ball so far

Wolf
11-26-2009, 07:49 PM
DAMN

Colt with a 65 yard run

14-7 Texas now

Wolf
11-26-2009, 07:54 PM
Colt 7 rushes 111 yards so far

Wolf
11-26-2009, 08:07 PM
Colt with 33 yard punt to the 9 yard line

Wolf
11-26-2009, 08:09 PM
Johnson with about a 30 yard pass

I think his is like 9-10 for about 140 yards or so

Aggies down to about the UT 12 yard line

Wolf
11-26-2009, 08:10 PM
Td a&m

14-14

Wolf
11-26-2009, 08:19 PM
21-14 UT .. McCoy TD to Shipley again


going to be a barn burner!

Silver Oak
11-26-2009, 08:24 PM
#3 team in the nation being fought tooth and nail by an unranked team. Proof enough the Austin team is pretty overrated on a year of mainly subpar play in Div 1A.


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Wolf
11-26-2009, 08:26 PM
TD A&M

Johnson playing lights out
13-15 199 yards and 3 tds

good game!

Wolf
11-26-2009, 08:34 PM
UT drove down

28-21 .04 left till half time

Wolf
11-26-2009, 08:35 PM
Colt

19/26 222 3 tds
119 Yard rushing 1 TD

Johnson
13-15 199 yards 3 tds

Second Honeymoon
11-26-2009, 08:48 PM
#3 team in the nation being fought tooth and nail by an unranked team. Proof enough the Austin team is pretty overrated on a year of mainly subpar play in Div 1A.


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unless you are unfamiliar with A&M and Texas, but this is a rivalry game.

Texas is not overrated. They are undefeated. How can #3 be overrated for an undefeated team.

Just another hater....nothing new. Let me guess. Another disgruntled A&M or Tech fan? I bet you have a Tapout sticker on your truck too.

Khari
11-26-2009, 08:51 PM
lol...whispers go aggies :runaway:

Hookem Horns
11-26-2009, 08:52 PM
#3 team in the nation being fought tooth and nail by an unranked team. Proof enough the Austin team is pretty overrated on a year of mainly subpar play in Div 1A.


You can say the same thing about the #1 and #2 teams also. Both have had some close games and struggled against lower teams.

I agree that this years Horns team is subpar to their usual standards. Last years Horns team would be dominant this year.

However I think tonight's issues are due to so many UT fans rooting for the Titans on Monday and calling the Texans the Texags. They might have cursed the Horns.

Silver Oak
11-26-2009, 09:01 PM
#3 team in the nation being fought tooth and nail by an unranked team. Proof enough the Austin team is pretty overrated on a year of mainly subpar play in Div 1A.


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unless you are unfamiliar with A&M and Texas, but this is a rivalry game.

Texas is not overrated. They are undefeated. How can #3 be overrated for an undefeated team.

Just another hater....nothing new. Let me guess. Another disgruntled A&M or Tech fan? I bet you have a Tapout sticker on your truck too.


what part of my post is partisan? yes, it's a rivalry game, but a #3 team in the nation should be throttling anyone in their path this late in the season, let alone an unranked team!

stay away from the personal attacks and slurs and we will get along fine.

Wolf
11-26-2009, 09:16 PM
Aggies with a big fumble

UT takes advantage now up 35-21

Aggies can't stop the zone read

Ryan
11-26-2009, 09:19 PM
Say it ain't so C-Mike :(

i had a ton of classes with him in HS. Big fumble.

Wolf
11-26-2009, 09:20 PM
damn what a collision

Hervoyel
11-26-2009, 09:20 PM
It's just a Texas/A&M game. Rankings and records don't exactly go out the window but they mean a lot less than they normally would. I'm torn on this one. I always like to see teams from Texas do well and I'd like to see Texas win another national championship which simply cannot happen if they lose this game but at the same time I've about had my fill of Texas fans so I'd also love to see the Aggies screw up the longhorns perfect season. It's a tough call but I guess I'm fine with either outcome really.

<go Aggies>

Second Honeymoon
11-26-2009, 09:23 PM
class shown by the A&M faithful at Kyle Field. very respectful and classy for the players well being.

not surprised, kyle field is a celebration of college football traditions. its a cliche but its true.

Wolf
11-26-2009, 09:33 PM
INT by UT in the endzone stopping an Aggie drive

Silver Oak
11-26-2009, 09:38 PM
class shown by the A&M faithful at Kyle Field. very respectful and classy for the players well being.

not surprised, kyle field is a celebration of college football traditions. its a cliche but its true.

would expect nothing less from A&M students, and horns have shown their true form after the bonfire tragedy.

football is secondary to players well being.

Hookem Horns
11-26-2009, 09:39 PM
It's just a Texas/A&M game. Rankings and records don't exactly go out the window but they mean a lot less than they normally would. I'm torn on this one. I always like to see teams from Texas do well and I'd like to see Texas win another national championship which simply cannot happen if they lose this game but at the same time I've about had my fill of Texas fans so I'd also love to see the Aggies screw up the longhorns perfect season. It's a tough call but I guess I'm fine with either outcome really.

<go Aggies>

Are you hatin' because all that Vince does is win?



LOL, I understand. After Monday night I told one of my buddies that if he didn't stop with all of the Titans/VY anti Texans crap I might end up rooting for A&M myself just to piss him off. That's pretty bad considering I have been a big Horns fan since before I could walk.

Ryan
11-26-2009, 10:15 PM
Jeff Fuller is a beast.

Wolf
11-26-2009, 10:17 PM
What a game!

axman40
11-26-2009, 10:18 PM
Wow!

Ryan
11-26-2009, 10:25 PM
God watching Aggie football is too similar to watching Texan football. :gun:

Showtime100
11-26-2009, 10:27 PM
God watching Aggie football is too similar to watching Texan football. :gun:

Our cheerleaders are better looking. :thisbig: :D

Ryan
11-26-2009, 10:31 PM
Our cheerleaders are better looking. :thisbig: :D

true :D

but the football part of it is ever too similar. Terrible tackling, and just ripping my heart out over and over again.

Now a missed FG. NOW it's Texans football.

Hookem Horns
11-26-2009, 10:36 PM
The Aggies played great however it's just another game of Colt being Colt. All Colt does is win baby!

Wolf
11-26-2009, 10:39 PM
that was a great game

Johnson ..played awesome

WWJD
11-26-2009, 10:43 PM
That was a very good game.

Ags played tough.

Showtime100
11-26-2009, 10:47 PM
The Aggies played great however it's just another game of Colt being Colt. All Colt does is win baby!

He's no Heisman, but they did win.

Texas is in trouble based on what I saw tonight.

Hookem Horns
11-26-2009, 11:03 PM
He's no Heisman, but they did win.

Texas is in trouble based on what I saw tonight.

Heisman or not he is the winningest QB in college history. Unless there is another quarter that I am not aware of Texas isn't in too much trouble.

Showtime100
11-26-2009, 11:07 PM
Heisman or not he is the winningest QB in college history. Unless there is another quarter that I am not aware of Texas isn't in too much trouble.

He did great Hookem. Just goofing off. :shades:

Hookem Horns
11-26-2009, 11:09 PM
He did great Hookem. Just goofing off. :shades:

Me too ... lol. I am just practicing being an arrogant UT fan.

Corrosion
11-26-2009, 11:12 PM
He's no Heisman, but they did win.

Texas is in trouble based on what I saw tonight.

I think the numbers he put up tonight are one hell of a statement twards taking the Hiesman ..... better than 300 passing and 170 rushing.

Showtime100
11-26-2009, 11:18 PM
I think the numbers he put up tonight are one hell of a statement twards taking the Hiesman ..... better than 300 passing and 170 rushing.

He did great Corrosion. Just goofing off. :D

Hookem Horns
11-26-2009, 11:20 PM
I don't know what Colt's plans are for the NFL however with that in mind does he really want the Heisman? When is the last time a Heisman winner has had a great NFL career?

Showtime100
11-26-2009, 11:26 PM
I don't know what Colt's plans are for the NFL however with that in mind does he really want the Heisman? When is the last time a Heisman winner has had a great NFL career?

Good question so I went ahead and cheated on the answer......

2008 Sam Bradford Oklahoma QB
2007 Tim Tebow Florida QB
2006 Troy Smith Ohio State QB
2005 Reggie Bush Southern California RB
2004 Matt Leinart Southern California QB
2003 Jason White Oklahoma QB
2002 Carson Palmer Southern California QB
2001 Eric Crouch Nebraska QB
2000 Chris Weinke Florida State QB
1999 Ron Dayne Wisconsin RB
1998 Ricky Williams Texas RB
1997 Charles Woodson Michigan DB/WR
1996 Danny Wuerffel Florida QB
1995 Eddie George Ohio State RB
1994 Rashaan Salaam Colorado RB
1993 Charlie Ward Florida State QB
1992 Gino Torretta Miami QB
1991 Desmond Howard Michigan WR
1990 Ty Detmer Brigham Young QB
1989 Andre Ware Houston QB
1988 Barry Sanders Oklahoma State RB
1987 Tim Brown Notre Dame WR
1986 Vinny Testaverde Miami QB
1985 Bo Jackson Auburn RB
1984 Doug Flutie Boston College QB
1983 Mike Rozier Nebraska RB
1982 Herschel Walker Georgia RB
1981 Marcus Allen Southern California RB
1980 George Rogers South Carolina RB
1979 Charles White Southern California RB
1978 Billy Sims Oklahoma RB
1977 Earl Campbell Texas RB
1976 Tony Dorsett Pittsburgh RB
1975 Archie Griffin Ohio State RB
1974 Archie Griffin Ohio State RB
1973 John Cappelletti Penn State RB
1972 Johnny Rodgers Nebraska WR
1971 Pat Sullivan Auburn QB
1970 Jim Plunkett Stanford QB

Carson Palmer would be the most recent IMO, but damn.

LINK (http://www.nationalchamps.net/NCAA/heisman/heisman_trophy_winners.htm)

Hookem Horns
11-26-2009, 11:41 PM
Yeah, not a lot of NFL Hall of Famers on that list. Actually not of lot of NFL good (not great) players on that list either.

Esoom
11-26-2009, 11:47 PM
Awesome game. I'm proud of my team, even though they didn't get the win. Jeff Fuller, Jerrod Johnson and Christine Michael played a hell of a game out there, and the best part is that they will all be back next year. I'm excited.

Ryan
11-26-2009, 11:56 PM
That Aggie defense needs some work, but the offense is going to be amazing next year and the year after.

Corrosion
11-27-2009, 12:06 AM
That Aggie defense needs some work, but the offense is going to be amazing next year and the year after.

18 Freshmen - they should be good for the next several years.

pbat488
11-27-2009, 12:37 AM
Great game. Great atmosphere. Great tailgating today, perfect weather. Couldn't ask for much more.. though a field-goal would of been nice...

class shown by the A&M faithful at Kyle Field. very respectful and classy for the players well being.

not surprised, kyle field is a celebration of college football traditions. its a cliche but its true.

Have to say, I was disappointed in the Texas fans who started a "Texas Fight" cheer when Christine Michael was down for a couple minutes in the 3rd or early 4th I believe. Didn't like that.

Other than that and the fact that we ran out of time, it was a pretty good day.

Esoom
11-27-2009, 01:59 AM
Also, glad to hear that Deon Beasley returned to the sidelines before the game was over. That was a brutal block that he took.

hot pickle
11-27-2009, 04:45 AM
that was one of the best college football game ive watched this year... im ut fan so im glad they won but the aggies have one hell of an offense set up for next season

Hardcore Texan
11-27-2009, 08:47 AM
I listened to it on the radio around a campfire out here in the country, it was a great game, Craig Way does a great job calling the games, would have preferred to see the action but it was a lot of fun none the less.

Hardcore Texan
11-27-2009, 08:49 AM
#3 team in the nation being fought tooth and nail by an unranked team. Proof enough the Austin team is pretty overrated on a year of mainly subpar play in Div 1A.


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Simply innaccurate, go back and look at the Florida and Alabama's close calls/crappy games. Probably could be said for all the top ten teams.

BattleRedToro
11-27-2009, 09:22 AM
that was one of the best college football game ive watched this year... im ut fan so im glad they won but the aggies have one hell of an offense set up for next season

I agree that was a great game. Aggies fans should be excited about the future. I am as well because the Big 12 Conference is more interesting whenever ther is real competition for the title. Texas A&M and Nebraska should be even more competitive next year, and I think Baylor will improve as well. Now if only Colorado and Kansas could improve we could really start to see some great college football games every week of Conference play.

Second Honeymoon
11-27-2009, 10:03 AM
would expect nothing less from A&M students, and horns have shown their true form after the bonfire tragedy.

football is secondary to players well being.

after the bonfire tragedy, it was tough getting too fired up for anything as a Longhorn. part of your being wanted the Ags to win because of the insane tragedy that went down.

the thing that impressed me the most about that horrible week was the amount of people that donated blood or offered aid and assistance. it was a precursor to 911 in that a tragedy brought people together.

disaacks3
11-27-2009, 11:34 AM
18 Freshmen - they should be good for the next several years.
Exactly what I was thinking. They put up some good numbers against the #1 rushing defense in the nation with a bunch of freshmen - the sky may be the limit for this group IF they can get a half-decent defense worked out. the 610 guys were commenting this morning that all the top teams have top-ranked DEfenses, further proof that the "Defense wins championships" mantra isn't all hot air yet again.

nunusguy
11-27-2009, 12:57 PM
The Aggies played great however it's just another game of Colt being Colt. All Colt does is win baby!

Honestly, Colt and the Longhorns are a 3 or 4 loss team in the PAC-10 and 'bout 500 in the SEC. Ridiculous that a "name" school like UT can get this high in the rankings based upon their tradition/history alone.
If I followed college ball as closely as the NFL game, I'd really be upset they don't have a playoff system. Since I don't, not really a big deal for me.

Second Honeymoon
11-27-2009, 01:29 PM
Honestly, Colt and the Longhorns are a 3 or 4 loss team in the PAC-10 and 'bout 500 in the SEC. Ridiculous that a "name" school like UT can get this high in the rankings based upon their tradition/history alone.
If I followed college ball as closely as the NFL game, I'd really be upset they don't have a playoff system. Since I don't, not really a big deal for me.

translation: honestly, I am a hater that knows nothing about college football

its quite obvious you don't follow the college game very closely because you know next to nothing about it.

3 or 4 losses in Pac10? .500 in the SEC? give me a break, man.

Texas isn't a 'name' school, its a powerhouse football program from a powerhouse atheltic program from a powerhouse state chock full of talent.

What could honestly make you feel that Texas is so bad. What sort of criteria are you using? I just don't see it. Even the most ardent Aggie supporter would speak highly of what Mack Brown has done here in the state of Texas. So you are basically saying that the best team in the Big 12 is not even in your top25? .500 in the SEC would be a toilet bowl berth and no Top25 ranking. It's just one of the stupidest posts I have ever read and outs yourself as an imbecile and a complete tool. I am not saying you are a tool, I don't know you but anyone who thinks Texas would be .500 in the SEC this year is just way off base and obviously trolling.

A&M played great last night. Let's not forget that. Yeah, the Horns defense blew some coverage but those passes were right on the money and no level of coverage is going to stop that. Horns defense came out flat and A&M took advantage like a good football team will do. The Ags had a few bad penalties and that interception in the end zone was just bad football, but for the most part, they played up to their talent level and nearly made enough plays to win the football game.

They made a bunch of plays. The Horns just made a few more. A&M has talent, they just haven't gotten the recipe right since Slocum was canned. They will get it turned around in the next few years. Too much talent not to be able to turn it around. Maybe Kubiak if he gets canned? Probably wouldn't want to take the job right after Sherman. I would imagine they are friends and taking your friend's job may be too much.

Basically saying Texas would be .500 in the SEC is akin to saying that players from the State of Texas suck and that our kids aren't as good as even the average SEC-Deep South talent. That is just ludicrous and makes Texas out to be some sort of 2nd rate state and 2nd rate program.

Second Honeymoon
11-27-2009, 01:55 PM
Wanted to mention again how classy the Kyle Field fans were at the game during the injury timeout. it really represented the school and our state well to a national audience. keepin' it classy, college station.

Plus with all those TDs and points, a lot of Aggie fans were getting some serious lovin' in the stands.

Hookem Horns
11-27-2009, 02:05 PM
Anything goes with A&M, it's always that way that is why it is a scary game if you are a UT fan.

Speaking of the SEC Alabama is getting spanked right now. What does that say about the SEC? I am not saying it is saying much but you can hate on any team this season, even Florida.

eriadoc
11-27-2009, 02:56 PM
Honestly, Colt and the Longhorns are a 3 or 4 loss team in the PAC-10 and 'bout 500 in the SEC. Ridiculous that a "name" school like UT can get this high in the rankings based upon their tradition/history alone.
If I followed college ball as closely as the NFL game, I'd really be upset they don't have a playoff system. Since I don't, not really a big deal for me.

Wow. Nothing personal, but you should probably stick to commenting about curling or something, because you sure as hell don't know college football. I'm no Longhorn, but that's just a dumb comment.

WWJD
11-27-2009, 02:59 PM
It was a given the Horns were going to have a high ranking..they won their bowl game last year and Colt was returning. Solid defense.

nunusguy
11-27-2009, 04:01 PM
Wow. Nothing personal, but you should probably stick to commenting about curling or something, because you sure as hell don't know college football. I'm no Longhorn, but that's just a dumb
comment.
Well I'm a Big 12 fan and I can tell you the conference is pathetic this year,
it's embarrassingly bad and I hate to admit it. But then you throw in those nonconference games UT has like its season opener against that dreaded
opponent the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Who ?
And while USC is certainly way below their usual form this year, I've seen some games involving Oregon, Oregon State, Standford, and Cal and any of those teams could give UT fits. Dang, UT struggled agaisnt the Aggies last night ! And the SEC ? They'd be in over their heads against that conferences top teams.

Showtime100
11-27-2009, 04:07 PM
Honestly, Colt and the Longhorns are a 3 or 4 loss team in the PAC-10 and 'bout 500 in the SEC. Ridiculous that a "name" school like UT can get this high in the rankings based upon their tradition/history alone.
If I followed college ball as closely as the NFL game, I'd really be upset they don't have a playoff system. Since I don't, not really a big deal for me.

Wow. I don't have a friendly bone in my body for the Horns but that post is way over the top. The SEC wasn't the typical SEC this year in my book. The Pac-10 isn't that good as a whole as predicted. No matter my opinion on those congerences I still think with all due respect that was a little harsh. Even the best schools along with Pro teams have stinkers from time to time.

Hookem Horns
11-27-2009, 04:14 PM
Dang, UT struggled agaisnt the Aggies last night ! And the SEC ? They'd be in over their heads against that conferences top teams.

That is an intense rivalry game so you can draw any conclusions about UT because of the A&M game. Bama is losing to a 4 loss Auburn team right now. A surprise? No, another rivalry game.

Florida has struggled this season too and who did they play last week? Florida International Atlantic or something like that.

Sure, the Big 12 is down however so is the SEC. No SEC team looks better than Texas right now. I am not saying Texas looks much better either however they don't look inferior to anyone.

The bottom line is the system is screwed up. I personally hate it. TCU might be better than everyone however we will probably never know.

Corrosion
11-27-2009, 04:43 PM
That is an intense rivalry game so you can draw any conclusions about UT because of the A&M game. Bama is losing to a 4 loss Auburn team right now. A surprise? No, another rivalry game.

yep .... these games seem to always be competitive.

nunusguy
11-27-2009, 04:55 PM
That is an intense rivalry game so you can draw any conclusions about UT because of the A&M game. Bama is losing to a 4 loss Auburn team right now. A surprise? No, another rivalry game.

Florida has struggled this season too and who did they play last week? Florida International Atlantic or something like that.

Sure, the Big 12 is down however so is the SEC. No SEC team looks better than Texas right now. I am not saying Texas looks much better either however they don't look inferior to anyone.

The bottom line is the system is screwed up. I personally hate it. TCU might be better than everyone however we will probably never know.
Auburn is 4 losses because it's in the SEC, that's my point. Seriously what do you think they'd have for a record if in the Big 12 ?
It's well known, teams just can't get up week in and week out for peak performance and that's why teams in weaker conferences have better records. In a strong conference off days mean losses, in a weak conference not so much. That's well known of course.
This team doesn't stack up to VYs Rose Bowl team, and not just because of Vince. That team had a terrific defense, these guys have anything but a strong defense.
Hey I'm for the Big 12, I hope they come back and soon. And BTW, I mentioned the Pac-10: that's where more and more of this states top prospects are playing these days.

Corrosion
11-27-2009, 06:06 PM
Auburn is 4 losses because it's in the SEC, that's my point. Seriously what do you think they'd have for a record if in the Big 12 ?
It's well known, teams just can't get up week in and week out for peak performance and that's why teams in weaker conferences have better records. In a strong conference off days mean losses, in a weak conference not so much. That's well known of course.
This team doesn't stack up to VYs Rose Bowl team, and not just because of Vince. That team had a terrific defense, these guys have anything but a strong defense.
Hey I'm for the Big 12, I hope they come back and soon. And BTW, I mentioned the Pac-10: that's where more and more of this states top prospects are playing these days.

This Texas team has a pretty damn good defense too - earlier in the year thier defense is what kept them undefeated. Its just been the past couple games that the offense has played to its potential.

As for the big 12 - It may not be as tough as it has been in past seasons because Oklahoma isnt as tough as normal but its still a tough conference to go undefeated in -Texas, Tech , OSU , T-AM , Nebraska and Colorado have all been good for a long time.

GlassHalfFull
11-27-2009, 09:49 PM
Wanted to mention again how classy the Kyle Field fans were at the game during the injury timeout. it really represented the school and our state well to a national audience. keepin' it classy, college station.

Plus with all those TDs and points, a lot of Aggie fans were getting some serious lovin' in the stands.

We were at the game. It was dead silent in the stadium while he was down on the field. It was absolutely amazing how quiet 84K people could be.

Kyle field was rocking, the student section showed up big time and represented well.

Bonfire was awesome. I haven't been to a bonfire since the early 90's, it brought back incredible feelings. My son has been very involved with the bonfire and was named load pot Tuesday night. It was very special for Dave (my husband) that he got to be there to see it. To tell the story backwards, Dave went up and helped cut one weekend, so he got to march in with our son's dorm and was up front and center when the bonfire was lit. Our RV was parked next to the bonfire memorial, just made it all the more special.

Dan B.
11-27-2009, 11:03 PM
Auburn is 4 losses because it's in the SEC, that's my point. Seriously what do you think they'd have for a record if in the Big 12 ?
It's well known, teams just can't get up week in and week out for peak performance and that's why teams in weaker conferences have better records. In a strong conference off days mean losses, in a weak conference not so much. That's well known of course.
This team doesn't stack up to VYs Rose Bowl team, and not just because of Vince. That team had a terrific defense, these guys have anything but a strong defense.
Hey I'm for the Big 12, I hope they come back and soon. And BTW, I mentioned the Pac-10: that's where more and more of this states top prospects are playing these days.

A comparison between the 2005 (http://www.cfbstats.com/2005/team/703/index.html) and 2009 (http://msn.foxsports.com/cfb/sortableStatsTeam?stable=def-points&stat=PPG&dir=ascending) Texas Defenses:

Yards Per Game
2005: 303
2009: 264

Points Allowed Per Game:
2005: 16.4
2009: 15.4

3rd down percentage:
2005: 30.5%
2009: 25.6% (this is higher now, as this is the sole stat that I could not find UT's rank in after the A&M game).

Interceptions:
2005: 11
2009: 21

I believe that the 2005 Longhorns ranked better in the red zone, but otherwise they have been outperformed in every statistical category by this year's defense. Earl Thomas is better than Griffin or Huff, and Sergio Kindle is better than any LB we had on that team. Lamar Houston is also better than any DT on the '05 team. I think this year's defense is much better, despite A&M rolling them. Even after that game they still outrank the '05 team in several key categories.

Second Honeymoon
11-30-2009, 01:27 PM
We were at the game. It was dead silent in the stadium while he was down on the field. It was absolutely amazing how quiet 84K people could be.

Kyle field was rocking, the student section showed up big time and represented well.

Bonfire was awesome. I haven't been to a bonfire since the early 90's, it brought back incredible feelings. My son has been very involved with the bonfire and was named load pot Tuesday night. It was very special for Dave (my husband) that he got to be there to see it. To tell the story backwards, Dave went up and helped cut one weekend, so he got to march in with our son's dorm and was up front and center when the bonfire was lit. Our RV was parked next to the bonfire memorial, just made it all the more special.

It was real classy by Kyle Field fan but not surprising. There have been a few black eyes here and there but for the most part its always pretty respectful rivalry. The whole mascots thing was long ago and every mascot got stolen except, I believe Revielle (due to the actual round the clock protection on the dog at all times) and maybe Houston's cougar.

Actually I don't know if they still protect Revielle around the clock, but my friend's dad is a Corps alumni out of College Station and back in the day (late 60s early 70s) he said that you were given times where you had to take care and guard the dog as a member of the corps. I think he said the 'Fish' corps really get crapped on by the upperclassmen. Go figure.

GlassHalfFull
11-30-2009, 02:07 PM
It was real classy by Kyle Field fan but not surprising. There have been a few black eyes here and there but for the most part its always pretty respectful rivalry. The whole mascots thing was long ago and every mascot got stolen except, I believe Revielle (due to the actual round the clock protection on the dog at all times) and maybe Houston's cougar.

Actually I don't know if they still protect Revielle around the clock, but my friend's dad is a Corps alumni out of College Station and back in the day (late 60s early 70s) he said that you were given times where you had to take care and guard the dog as a member of the corps. I think he said the 'Fish' corps really get crapped on by the upperclassmen. Go figure.

When I was there (granted it was a while ago), Rev lived with one of the corps companies - E-2. She has a sophomore who is her primary handler that she goes everywhere with. I even had a class with her one semester. The tradition is that if she barks in class, the class is canceled. Sadly, that never happened in my class. She gets to sleep on whatever bunk she chooses, the owner of the bunk has to find elsewhere to sleep.

The previous Rev had some problems adjusting and was retired early. Quite frankly, Collies are probably a bad choice for this lifestyle. Collies are known for their loyalty and devotion to their owners, I think it would be hard on any dog, but especially a collie, to have to have a new person each year. Just a side note. But don't feel too sorry for Rev, she is treated like a queen.