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Old 12-03-2008, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Scotch - I believe that you are right about the 1939 game being played in College Station. I do know that the Aggies won the national championship that year.

Another question - why should it matter which school opened its doors first?
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:00 PM
 
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The search function of the message board I saw the program at is down, but I'll bring this thread back up when I find it.

The fact that Texas A&M opened in 1976 and Texas opened in 1883(both were authorized earlier), does not "matter" so much that it is history. A&M places more of an importance on history and traditions, which is a reason we get the "cult" label.

Other bits of history include that "Texas Fight" was just an uptempo version of a song A&M no longer uses, "Farmer's Fight"(there is still a different yell of the same name). The official fight song of the University of Texas at Austin and was written by Colonel Walter S. Hunnicutt in collaboration with James E. King, then director of the Marlin High School Band. Hunnicutt wrote "Texas Fight" in response to the song used by Texas A&M University. One of the Aggie songs then was Farmers Fight, which consisted of the words "Farmers Fight" sung to Taps, a song played at many military funerals. Impressed by the song, Hunnicutt figured he would write "Texas Fight" also sung to Taps, but making the song more march-like and having "Texas" throughout instead of "Farmers." In a letter written in 1952 by Colonel Hunnicutt, he says "I wrote 'Texas Fight'... in an attempt to counteract the songs and yells of the Texas Aggies, which were not too complimentary to our Student Body and some of which tended to ridicule 'The Eyes of Texas'. (from Wiki, but it has citations)

The Hex Rally was an attempt to counteract the spirit of Aggie Bonfire, and a few decades later, after a Longhorn bonfire failed to gain interest, the hex rally was brought back.

The Hook'em hand sign was in response to the older "Gig'em", the first hand sign of the SWC.

Doesn't matter, just history.
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:14 PM
 
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Just noticed my typo, The A. and M. College of Texas opened in 1876.
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
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It took you three and a half years to notice a typo?
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:43 PM
 
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It took you three and a half years to notice a typo?
It took him so long to notice his typo that when he finally did, the game no longer existed.
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Now they could wind up playing on New Year's Day, in Jerry World...

Big 12 powers up with SEC partnership
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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If the Ags couldn't compete in a Big 12 that was just OU and Texas most years, what makes you think they're going to end up in that bowl game when the SEC has four or five programs of that pedigree?


Not going to happen.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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If the Ags couldn't compete in a Big 12 that was just OU and Texas most years, what makes you think they're going to end up in that bowl game when the SEC has four or five programs of that pedigree?


Not going to happen.
Uhhhhh, just simply reading....
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If one or both of the league champions are selected to play in the playoff, another team would be selected for the Big 12-SEC bowl showdown on Jan. 1.
You know.... at the link provided.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Uhhhhh, just simply reading....


You know.... at the link provided.

You misunderstand me. I realize that, but I don't believe the Aggies will finish second or third in conference either. This bowl isn't looking for a middle of the pack team. A&M will be lucky to finish in the top five most years in the SEC. And, yes, I'm looking forward to the bloodbath.

Sorry to offend if you're an Aggie.
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:39 PM
 
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The Aggies will come crawling back in around 5 years, I'd bet my hat on it.
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