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Cotton Bowl takes Texas A&M

Posted on: November 30, 2010 5:52 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

The first major bowl domino to fall has fallen, as the Cotton Bowl has announced via Twitter that Texas A&M has accepted an invitation to play in the Jan. 7 game against an SEC opponent to be named later.

The announcement doesn't come as much of a surprise: our J. Darin Darst had the Aggies pegged for Arlington in this week's edition of CBS's bowl projections. Their likely opponent? LSU , which would set up a matchup of two of the country's most explosive defensive lineman in Drake Nevis and Von Miller and a pair of thunderous running backs in Stevan Ridley and the red-hot Cyrus Gray . A&M might have a sliught leg up thanks to their familiarity with the Cowboys Stadium setting; the Aggies have already played their twice the past two seasons in nonconference matchups with Arkansas .

With the Cotton having made its decision, the other top-tier Big 12 bowls look likely to fall in line with the rest of Darst's projections, if Oklahoma defeats Nebraska in the Big 12 title game: the Sooners to the Fiesta , the Huskers to the Alamo , Oklahoma State to the Holiday , and Missouri to the Insight . A Huskers victory could send the Sooners to San Antonio, or cause other shake-ups down the line.


Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:34 pm

Cotton Bowl takes Texas A&M

Connecticut does not need to go to a BCS bowl game at 7-4 like the CBS crew has been projecting. We need a playoff system in college football. It won't happen because of the greed of the Big 10 and Pac 10, but a playoff system is what is needed.

Since: Dec 16, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:36 pm

Cotton Bowl takes Texas A&M

This is why all the bowl games suck. The match-ups are determined by the size of your fanbase and the location of your school. Missouri beat A&M 30-9, at HOME. Missouri is the #2 team from the Big 12. they're 10-2. They should be in this game.  I know its the #2 selection, not the #2 team, but thats the problem. Well one of them atleast. The Cotton bowl wanted to take A&M before the season started. If A&M had lost to Texas at the end of the year, they STILL would have taken them.

Since: Sep 14, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:03 pm

Cotton Bowl takes Texas A&M

At first glance of the headline I thought it meant Tony Jerod-Eddie was getting another shot at Cotton.

Since: Aug 30, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:02 pm

Cotton Bowl takes Texas A&M

My understanding is that the Cotton Bowl will be televised by Bravo TV and that a Texas A & M team would fit in nicely with all the Fruit of the Loom and Hanes Her way commercials they plan on airing.   Nothing like airing underwear commercials with some on-field experts on hand to lend some credibility to the marketing ploy. 

Who cares where the pathetic junk jostlers and their fans that live in denial get to go.  The only thing left to figure out is if they can still get the Village People to do the half-time show. 

Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 12:26 pm

Cotton Bowl takes Texas A&M

You got the Missouri "stunt" all wrong.  They didn't pull any stunt and there is no reason for anything like a "payback". 

Because of the Big 10's expansion rumors, the media asked Missouri if they would be interested in the Big 10.  They made the mistake of saying they would be interested in discussing it with the Big 10.  After all that would have been good for Missouri and they would have been a good fit for the Big 10.  Perhaps they should have acted like everybody else in sports and lied about any interest in improving their situation. 

Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2010 11:43 am

Cotton Bowl takes Texas A&M

To Pokes21:
Ok, first of all, you don't even have the order of the Big XII bowls correct.  The order is 1) Fiesta, 2)Cotton, 3) Alamo, 4) Insight, 5) Holiday.
Second, the loser of OU/Neb will finish behind A&M since they lost to A&M.  However, they will be 10-3, not 9-3 as you said.
Finally, I agree that if I were a Mizzou or OSU fan you have a point that you should go to the Cotton, however there is nothing "political" about the bowl selection.  The Cotton merely gets "first choice" after the BCS teams are chosen.  They can pick whoever they want.  I think you are correct, it is about the "whole season".  Looking at A&M's "whole season" they are not just a 9-3 team.  They are a team that is playing some of the best football in the country, beat OU, NU and Texas in the same month, and have had a defense that is playing outstanding.  Their losses - all to other teams that are in the top 15 - don't look so bad any more.  Missouri is probably the team with the biggest gripe but, honestly, nobody cares about Missouri football.  Perhaps this is just a little payback for their "OMG just kidding Big 12 we love you we really want to stay xoxo forever" stunt they pulled over the summer.

Since: Sep 7, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2010 11:18 am

Cotton Bowl takes Texas A&M

Hey gillespie hater have fun playing in the texas 10 league. We are more than happy to leave a league ran by the steers and queers state of texas. Yes we are whiny Cornholers...ya got that one right because that's just what we got in the TAM game from the zebra's. It don't matter anymore though.  All us Cornhuskers would like to have you all texans tune in and watch us walk away with the Big 12 Championship Trophy for one last time this comming Saturday. By you saying "enjoy the cellar boys" you are just saying the best of your Big 12 is only as good as the cellar dwelers of the Big 10. I highly doubt that is the way it will be, but think what you want. 
The most satisfying thing about this years Big 12 Championship game is the same 2 teams are playing for the Championship as before you guys showed up to make it the Big 12 instead of the Awesome Big 8. Cool

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2010 11:05 am

Cotton Bowl takes Texas A&M

There was no reason for the Cotton Bowl to extend an invitation to A&M at this early date.  They were still going to have first choice no matter who won or lost the conference title game.  Evidently, they really wanted the A&M-LSU matchup and they are going to get it.  LSU would be the most qualified team for the Cap 1 Bowl, but we were just there last year and most people had a horrible time with the unusual weather and the crappy playing conditions.  LSU has already taken orders for 15k tickets to the Cotton and only 10k for the Cap 1.  I would rather play a top 10 ranked Michigan State, but the masses have spoken.  Geaux Tigers!!!

Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 10:36 am

Cotton Bowl takes Texas A&M

It does seem kind of ridiculous to extend an invitation before the Championship game. The Cotton Bowl must want A&M pretty badly. I wonder if they would have invited A&M if they had lost to Nebraska rather than take the OU or NU loser? And now the North or South Champion will fall to the Alamo and OSU to the Holiday Bowl? It doesn't seem too fair, but then again what has fairness ever had to do with it? Good luck to A&M against the SEC.

Since: Apr 7, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 9:49 am

Cotton Bowl takes Texas A&M

Friggin whiny cornholers! Good riddance to them. Enjoy the cellar boys

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