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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 06:10 PM
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Sad moment. Perhaps last Thanksgiving day game TAMU and UT
I know, this is not the sports forum or the lounge. But I'm sick of the Texas bashing, so I thought I would come to the one place where this might be appreciated.

For years, I have enjoyed my Turkey Day with the Cowboys on the tube, then later the Longhorns and the Aggies. Now, the TAMU and UT annual game is in jeopardy of going away, if not for good, then probably a while. TAMU is leaving for the SEC and thus will not be in the same conference as UT anymore.

Quite frankly, it makes me sad. I actually enjoy the banter over the holidays between Aggies and Longhorns (I am neither). A state tradition that is going away. I'm sad and disappointed.
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 06:15 PM
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dupe - please delete
Edited on Wed Nov-23-11 06:16 PM by sonias
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 06:15 PM
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1. Thursday will be a sad game day
The end of a great rivalry.

AAS Editorial 11/22/11
Goodbye to old UT vs. A&M game

Thanksgiving night, the University of Texas and Texas A&M football teams will play each other for the 118th time. As far as any of us currently know, there won't be a 119th game between the Longhorns and the Aggies.

Let's let that register for a moment.

UT and A&M first played each other in football in 1894, back when Grover Cleveland was president, the automobile was barely a novelty and the rotary dial had not yet revolutionized telephone technology. There is no one alive today who can't remember a time when these two Texas schools didn't play a football game against each other.

The Texas-Texas A&M game also has been a Thanksgiving weekend tradition for as long as anyone can remember 64 games on Thanksgiving since 1918, counting this year's, and numerous others played the day after.

But it all ends Thursday night. Texas A&M is leaving the Big 12 Conference for the Southeastern Conference. It doesn't matter who's to blame for the Aggies' departure to the SEC because there's plenty of blame to go around.

:kick:
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 09:45 AM
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2. Well at least it was a hell of game, right?
Of course I'm biased being a Horn's fan!

:woohoo: :toast:
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DuckBurp Donating Member (172 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 09:33 PM
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3. BFD
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