Sorry Texas A&M – Johnny Football Is Just Not That Into You

Here’s a little something I’ve been working on for the last week or two:

I’ve been trying to decide when to put this out there, but with today’s news that Johnny Manziel is under investigation for signing autographs for a fee, I realized that now was the time. It’s possible that JF won’t be an Aggie too much longer.

On the other hand, it could all blow over. Perhaps Manziel is innocent, or perhaps he’ll return the money he was …

Not so fast, Aggies!

Texas A&M’s road trip to the SEC had major brakes put on it this week. Baylor has refused to waive their right to sue the SEC over the recruitment of Texas A&M.

This is in contrast to their verbal agreement not to sue given two weeks ago. But at that point, it looked like the Big 12 Conference would survive A&M’s departure. With OU looking west, that won’t happen.

I can’t blame Baylor for taking this stance. They haven’t been …

And It’s Goodbye to A&M

This morning, the Texas A&M Aggies officially gave notice that they plan to leave the Big 12 Conference. While their intended destination is not stated, everyone knows they’re heading to the SEC.

I have mixed emotions about this.

On the one hand, I’ll miss the history of the rivalry. It’s been a game I’ve both looked forward to and dreaded.

But make no mistake, Texas will not play A&M ever again in any sport (after this school year), unless …

A&M Sends ‘Dear John’ Letter to Big 12

Surprising no one, except perhaps the Big 12-2’s Dan Beebe, Texas A&M University has given notice that they intend to leave the conference.

The reality is that A&M has been under Texas’ shadow for a long time. I can’t blame them for wanting out. In fact, they should have gone last summer when everything was happening with Nebraska and Colorado.

But they didn’t. And the Aggie fanbase just got more and more angry and frustrated.

I, for one, will …

The Big 12 is an Undead Conference

The Big 12 Conference is dead; it just doesn’t know it yet.

There is no question that the Big 10 Conference intends to grow. The only question is how many they add, and who they take.

On the first question, they want to add at least one team, which will give them twelve (they actually have eleven teams right now). This allows them to have a conference championship, increase their revenue, and still be part of the conversation on the …

Independence Bowl Predictions

Independence Bowl Texas A&M vs. Georgia December 28, 2009, 4pm Central Shreveport, Louisiana Network: ESPN2 Texas A&M played their best game of the year against the Texas Longhorns a month ago, and it was nearly enough to knock off the number two team in the country. When quarterback Jarrod Johnson is on, he's amazing. Unfortunately, he and the rest of the Aggie team have been very inconsistent.

Texas versus Texas A&M Thoughts & Pictures

Order was restored to the universe Thursday evening, with Texas defeating Texas A&M by the largest margin of victory in the series since the 19th century, Mack Brown getting his 200th career win, and the Longhorns taking sole possession of the record for the second most winning program in NCAA football. Was it enough to hold off Oklahoma in the BCS chase? Maybe. Maybe not. It was a impressive victory, and Mack Brown was able to maintain his classiness by calling off the dogs early in the fourth quarter. From here, we just have to let the chips fall where they may.

Texas-Texas A&M Predictions

Mongol General: Conan! What is best in life?
Conan: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.
Mongol General: That is good! That is good.
— “Conan the Barbarian”

Terry: All right. Now I have complied with your every request, would you agree?
Rusty: I would.
Terry: Good, ’cause now I have one of my own. Run and hide, asshole. Run and hide. If you should be picked up next week

Longhorns Getting It Done

Midway through the Longhorns’ tough six game stretch, Texas has beaten Arkansas, Colorado, and top ranked Oklahoma, to go 6-0 for the season.

The convincing 45-35 win over the Sooners vaulted Texas to its first mid-season #1 ranking since 1984. Given the target that #1’s have had on their back the last couple of seasons, it may not be a comfortable place to be. Fortunately, Texas has a 12-1 record the week after being ranked #1, if you believe …