Tuesday, September 27, 2011

An SEC fan's guide to Texas A&M

With A&M joining the fold, it's time to get educated about Aggieland.

* First, let's go to Monday's welcoming party in College Station -- here is the Houston Chronicle's story, here's the one from USA Today, and here we have Dallas Morning News coverage.
* A&M will be the biggest school in the SEC, and they've played LSU 50 times (for the record, it's LSU 27, A&M 20, with 3 ties). That and more from The Birmingham News here.
* What does A&M bring to the table? Eyeballs, for one thing. Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston rank 4th and 8th, respectively, among the top TV markets for college football. Go here for more on college football viewership.
* The SEC's official website has details and links here.
* A&M's athletics site here. Aggie traditions here.
* And about the photo: "Come and Take It" dates to the Texas Revolution. More on that here and here.


Anonymous said...

Although it's hard to judge a game atmosphere on TV, from what I can see A&M probably ranks 2nd in the SEC in worst places for visiting teams, trailing only LSU. I think their game this past Saturday validated that they are worthy of a top 10 ranking, or at worst top 15. I think they will be SEC title contenders in short order.

Vicki Myers said...

Gig 'em Aggies!

EatEmAndSmile said...

Welcome Aggies. Y'all should have came over with us back in 1992. You better step it up in football.

Woo Pig Sooie