Another thing you should know about the Aggies: Their games are not always on TV in the state of Texas. TV networks will choose Baylor or Tech over them because Baylor and Tech generate higher TV ratings... just sayin'
A proud picture from the official Texas A&M University Facebook page
And that's Miss A&M 2011...
No picture. But google the List Eater incident
Long story shot, Aggys wait in line to buy bowl tix (they were slaughtered in game) they decide to create an unofficial sign up list for the ticket line. Enter a fine young lady who cuts the line says Fu to the crowd and eats the list. Good stuff especially the photoshop threads
There's at least one student who's not very popular at Texas A&M University.
Aggies started camping out last Sunday to buy tickets for this season's SBC Cotton Bowl (search), in which A&M plays the University of Tennessee in Dallas on New Year's Day.
At 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning, an unnamed woman marched right past snoring football fans and took her place at the head of the line.
When the campers woke up at around 6 a.m. and began protesting, she grabbed the posted sign-up list of students who'd been waiting for days — and ate it.
"The piece of paper doesn't justify a spot in line to me if no one is standing there," the anonymous woman, a senior, later told the Battalion, the student newspaper. "If they wanted a spot, they should've woken up."
A spokesman for the university's athletic department said students had been putting their names on lists while waiting for tickets since at least 1985.
"[She] walked up in the line and people were trying to explain to her that she had to put her name on the list," said sophomore Amineh Baradar. "She didn't want to because she said [keeping lists of who was there first] wasn't an official university policy."
Needless to say, the reaction was far from enthusiastic.
"As we kept standing out there, people kept yelling, 'Beat the hell out of the list-eater,'" student Micah Gertson told KBTX-TV of Bryan and College Station, Texas. "As she's up there talking, people started throwing doughnuts at her."
Aggie football fans regularly urge the team to "beat the hell out of" its opponents.
Texas A&M football coach Dennis Franchione (search), who'd shown up with the doughnuts, reportedly told the woman, "Eat doughnuts, not paper."
The "list-eater" told the Battalion that she'd meant to burn the list, but shoved it in her mouth when someone in the crowd grabbed her.
"People started screaming at me, asking for the list back," she said. "I spit it out and put it in my purse. I'm not dumb enough to swallow paper."
Within hours, she'd filed assault charges with campus police against a man who'd allegedly grabbed her wrist.
At 8 a.m., the ticket windows opened, and the list-eater, still second in line, got her tickets as others shouted "Eat your tickets!" according to KBTX-TV.
Most people waiting at each of the eight ticket windows ended up getting the tickets they wanted — A&M's allotment of 2,600 was sold out in 90 minutes — but students say it's the principle that mattered.
"Its just frustrating because the list is an honor system, and for her to get in the front of the line is just not right," said Baradar. "Right now, it's not university regulated because it doesn't need to be."
The list-eater, who according to other students declared she was "right with God," defended her actions.
"There were a lot of people who weren't on the list who were still in line," she said to the Battalion. "I did something a lot of people wanted to do, but didn't have the guts to do it."
*Side note...holy $#@!...it's the fat $#@! Aubrey Bloom on the video...that got destroyed on Finebaum last week.
Holy $#@!, that is Aubrey Bloom.
This is all you need to know about today's aggy corps...
Last edited by 6th Street; 08-17-2011 at 12:23 AM.
There's a page in this month's Texas Monthly, "The Strange, spirited World of Aggieland" and they basically list a bunch of "traditions" then challenge you to find the 4 made up ones. I have no idea. It would not surprise me if any of the ones listed are true or false, though, I'd like to think that kissing a lit Bic lighter at Midnight Yell if you don't have a date is made up. Though, again, would not be surprised.
Credit to poster "thirtyandzero" for sharing this story on the OB free board a few years ago. It recounts aggy's attempt to stop the last APO Texas Flag run at Pyle Field in 1977, the day Earl Campbell ran away with the Heisman Trophy:
The last Texas flag run at Kyle Field
Something to get you going on a Friday a week prior to the game. Judgeroybeanbag from a private board is the author.
"The following is my account, as best as I can remember, of the last Flag Run at Kyle field. It took place on Thanksgiving Day, 1977 and our victory took us to 11-0 and set us up for the big showdown with Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl where Joe Montana handed our heads to us 38-10.
I was the incoming president of APO that day and was on the back of the flag in what turned out to be the last flag run at Kyle Field. I remember getting there an hour before game time and setting up in the endzone down by their old delapidated scoreboard (It was replaced the next time I came in 79). Our Rally Committee had been in touch with their Rally Committee, and as far as we knew, we were good to go, as we had run there in the past. Unbeknownst to us, the corps had raised objections with their own Rally Committee as they wanted a broader interpretation of the ban on "non-participants" from the field. Their Rally Committee over-ruled their concerns.
After we had the flag all set up to go, we sat back and watched the pre-game show. First, a yell-leader brought an orange painted, squawking chicken out to mid-field, tied to a rope. Then to the cheers of the crowd, he began to swing the rope around in circles for about a minute until he cracked the rope like a whip, breaking the chicken's neck. He then dragged it off the field to more cheers. (Later we found out that the local ASCP filed a complaint against the yell-leader and he had to issue an apology in the Battalion in order to avoid animal cruelty charges.) Next, they paraded Kimberly Tombs, the reigning Aggie Miss USA across the field with Reveille. I thought to myself, "Hmm, two bitches in heat!"
Now we were coming to the point where we were to run the flag when we looked up and saw a senior honor guard march up and face us down on the 5 yd line about 4 deep. When they drew their sabers and just stood there, we knew we had a problem. Our run leader, a farmboy from Abilene named Charlie Walters, went up to the head CT and asked him to move his group, as we had permission to run the flag. All he got was a Buckingham Palace Guard stare. Charlie then became angry, got right up into the CTs face, and began to yell and spit out the most incredible recitation of barnyard epithets I have ever witnessed. He went for over 2 minutes and did not repeat himself once. A picture of this confrontation was on the front page of the Dallas Morning News the next morning.
For this game, we had brought along a 10x15 ft banner that said Beat A&M. Charlie gave up trying to get the CTs to move, so he waved the banner out on the field, and about 12 or so APOs took off down the field, near the UT sideline. At this point, the entire honor guard took off after the banner. Charlie saw his opportunity and gave the signal to go. We headed down the field, and from the back of the flag, I saw 4 yell-leaders sprinting out on the field from the home sideline. I thought "I don't believe this $#@!!" and kept running. When they got to the middle of the field, about the 50 yd line, they turned and faced us. Now we were 60 people running a brand new flag (cost us $5000) made out of 500lbs of nylon sail cloth. Only an Aggie would think they could stand there like Superman and stop us. They were standing 4 abreast, and the 2 in the middle got run over and went under the flag. The 2 on each end did barrel rolls into the people up front on the sides of the flag. Now APO had recently gone coed in 76 and we always put the women up front because they were prone to being whipped and jerked off the back of the flag when it unravelled and popped. The yell-leader barrel rolls took out 5-7 coeds on each side, and some of our Tanks on the back ran forward to settle accounts. 4 of 'em on each side grabbed a yell-leader and literally threw them to the sidelines. At this point the Corps Turds in the stands were trying to run out on the field, but the seniors were grabbing them and throwing 'em back up into the stands. The same was going on in the Longhorn Band on the our side.
I was on the Aggie sideline side of the flag and saw a yell-leader (one of the 2 run over in the middle) pop up about 10 yds in front of me, grab a couple of coeds and throw them off the flag, and then begin trying to gather up the flag. At this point, a coed named Kelcie Yarbrough, whom he had just thrown off the flag, ran up to this clown and rammed her knee into his nuts. Racko!!!! He went down in a heap, grabbing his jewels. Kelcie weighed all of 90 lbs dripping wet and just stood over him yelling and making like she would do it again if he got up.
Now at this point, I looked up and saw the original honor guard walking toward us like an angry mob, and I was scared to death they were about to hack our brand new flag to pieces. Charlie didn't see them at first, and I stood there helpless as they advanced toward us. (I found out later that most of those sabers aren't sharp but were fake ceremonial sabers). Luckily, Charlie saw them in time and gave the signal to close the flag and run off the field. I exhaled and said to myself, "Whew, we're getting out of this alive."
As we ran onto the sideline, some skin head Corps Turds ran by with a banner that questioned our collective ancestry. A guy named Rey Cushman jumped off of the flag and ran through their banner. What happened next was portrayed the next day on the front page of the Houston Chronicle in 4 photos. The 1st photo showed about 6 CTs grabbing and lifting Rey, the next showed 4 BIG Tanks descending onto the scene, the third showed a big dog pile with 2 UT female cheerleaders looking horrified and senior CTs running up to the pile, and the 4th showed everyone being pulled away with Rey standing there in the middle putting his glasses back on like nothing had happened. We then loaded up the flag and went to the stands and watched the ass whuppin begin.
It was Earl's greatest game, and believe the only one he caught a TD pass. I still have a poster of the old Aggie scoreboard with the final score 57-28.
That was the last time the Texas flag was ever run at a$m. It's a shame, as I think it would be highly appropriate to have it out there during the playing of Texas, Our Texas. Maybe some day something can be worked out. Hell if they can open the obervation deck on the tower....."
We can try to explain it with multiple illustrations, but we're still in awe of how $#@!ing bat$#@! crazy they are, and we've been living with them our whole lives.
Only one I don't see here yet is the time they drew a sword on SMU in the 20s:
Oh, and there's also the fact that their dog is the highest ranking military officer in the corp, a five star general. Really.
It may be the most bizarre tradition. At least after the jizz jar. And squeezing. And uncovering. And humping it. And post-game yell practice. And...I've never understood why this doesn't get mentioned more. This is ALWAYS the story I tell people when they ask about aggy...
Aggies never lie, cheat, or steal, yet they were the first football team ever banned from postseason play in 1956.
That year was also their last Top Five AP finish.
Aggy has also beaten a Top Five AP opponent in a bowl only once. Ever. This accounts for their lone MNC. A one-point victory over Tulane in 1940.
For perspective: Hitler hadn't yet invaded France.
But don't you dare deny that they are a traditional football powerhouse!
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Holy lord this is too easy. Fast Forward to 4:34 - 4:44! That is just the weirdest thing I have ever seen.
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So, no Aggy's around to defend yourselves? Anyone?
I'm not up on everyone's customs and traditions but this stuff is certifiably insane.
Anyone find that video of that Texas trainer that put that yell leader in his place when he came over to the Texas bench?
Basically, aggie got beat down by Penn State and they ordered rings to commemorate their bowl game that had the score from their game with Texas on it (they won a close game that year), instead of the score from their Alamo Bowl game. The rings were ordered in such a way that it was made to look like aggie beat Penn State. They quickly pulled the order after getting called out publicly on it.
The incident highlighted three very important aggie traits. Their obsession with The University of Texas, their delusion, and their willingness to revise history so it suits them.
Oh and no refund, no return. Once you get them those retards are yours for life.
This probably has something to do with the fact there were only TWO academies at the time (Annapolis and West Point.) The AFA wasn't founded until AFTER WWII. And the second issue would be that the academies were only graduating around 400 students a year before the two wars. A&M had a peak of 6,500 cadets in 1940. West Point doesn't even have 4,500 TODAY. By 1942, when the war was already under way, Congress authorized an increase to 2,496. They expanded to their current size in the 60's.During World War I and World War II, A&M commissioned more officers than the military academies combined.
So A&M's chest thumping about having more commissioned officers than the academies combined has something to do with A.) going to West Point or Annapolis was a far more prestigious and a very difficult appointment to get and B.) going to A&M for an agricultural degree apparently was every country bumpkin's wet dream.
They will "whoop" during moments of silence in a Stadium and during a moment both dedicated to the war dead from Texas.
With out thinking twice about it.
But don't walk on their $#@!ing grass.
A&M is a place where if three people trip on the same crack in the sidewalk, it becomes a tradition.
And every Fish from here till judgment day will trip on that crack in the sidewalk.
And you will respect the crack, as it is a symbol of all the Aggs that went before you, limping from their encounter with that crack.
Stories will be told and songs will be sung honoring the crack in the sidewalk.
Jokes will be told about how "TU" would have just fixed the crack in the sidewalk, but that's because they're a bunch of libs and elitists.
Visitors are not allowed to trip on the crack in the sidewalk because they don't understand or honor the tradition.
To be fair, their "War Hymn" is pretty sweet.
I always LOL at Aggy when he brings up that "Aggy commissioned more officers than all the military academies during WWI and WWII" bull$#@!. My thought was always, "of course they did... they were a large public school, while West Point and Annapolis were (and continue to be) highly selective. USAFA wasn't open until 1954.
Nice to see the numbers to back up my assumption that Aggy was full of $#@!.
It always bothers me because my brother graduated from a real military academy. He's a West Point grad - class of 1999. His overall level of commitment and his overall experience at West Point was something quite different from the average fake Army guy at Aggy.
So STFU with your fake Army bull$#@!, Aggy.
Can we talk more about the $#@!ing grass?
Can't walk on the grass because it's a war memorial, etc. etc. etc.
Hey, got an idea. Why don't you cheap lazy $#@!s build something? People are going to accidentally walk on the grass. You know why? IT'S GRASS.
"No, no, no. It's a war memorial." Bull $#@!ing $#@! Aggy. You put some ropes up around a field. That doesn't make it a war memorial. It makes it back yard.
He was absolutely outraged that A&M requested to "sing the opposing school's fight song" after the game, a tradition that is specific only to genuine Military Academies.
Football .. OC .. Basketball .. Baseball .. Other Sports .. RC Didn't Offer .. Gamboool
Varsity .. Hole in the Wall .. PCL .. Einstein's .. Nasty's .. GM Steakhouse .. NSAA .. Classics
Bada Bing .. Bernard .. Nerdz .. Can you help me with this? .. Shagslist .. Cloak Room .. Bellmont