College Football

September 28, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

I had kind of a colorful college career and one of those colors was Maroon - as in Aggie Maroon.  

In the fall of 1987, LSU showed up at Kyle Field for the first time in about 20 years as they had stopped playing all those years earlier because the rivalry had gotten so heated.  That was my first experience with LSU fans.  They are a different breed.  After spending most of my high school and now college career rooting "for" my team...LSU fans were all about rooting "against" the other team.  I remember not seeing one banner that actually said "Go LSU".  Now it's not like we Aggies don't want to "BEAT the HELL out of" whoever we are playing that week but it feels different.

For those who don't know, the grass around the Memorial Student Center (the MSC) is a living memorial to all the Aggies that have died fighting for our country.  So we don't walk on the grass.  Of course the LSU fans thought it would be fun to do it anyway...except when several of the Senior Corpsmen pulled their sabers to get them off, it got a bit heated.  No one was impaled but it was pretty tense for a few moments.

So now that the Aggies are in the SEC and will be playing LSU for conference points it's certainly upped the ante.  So I have to say I was really rooting for the Georgia Bulldogs today to knock the Tigers off their pedestal a bit...and they did in fine fashion.  Yes we lost to Alabama in a hard fought game with lots of points, but we'll be looking to with the game we didn't win last year.

 


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