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Lone Star Showdown may survive, but when?

Posted on: October 14, 2011 1:44 pm
Edited on: October 14, 2011 5:25 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

After Texas A&M decided to leave the Big 12 for the SEC, it put the future of the Aggies annual showdown with Texas on Thanksgiving Day in jeopardy. For its part, Texas A&M has shown a willingness to continue the game, but Texas hasn't been nearly as willing. Well, that doesn't mean Texas A&M isn't going to stop trying.

Sure, the two schools have broken up, but that doesn't mean they can't get together for a cup of coffee, right? You know, just to talk.

According to a tweet from Kirk Bohls, Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin has authorized athletic director Bill Byrne to ask Texas out for that coffee date.

In another tweet Bohls shares that Loftin also said the game doesn't have to be on Thanksgiving if that doesn't work for Texas, and that A&M would be willing to play the game in September. "We're open to a date that meets all our needs," said Loftin.

Whether or not Texas will want to continue the tradition remains to be seen, but personally I know I'm hoping that the Longhorns agree to it. With so much history between the two schools, it'd be a shame to see their annual meeting come to an end, even if it's no longer a conference game.

UPDATE: According to Brent Zwerneman, Texas has already told Texas A&M they don't have room on the schedule until at least 2018

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 15, 2011 2:13 pm

Lone Star Showdown may survive, but when?

Why should Texas spotlight the SEC? Aggies, you made your bed- maybe you can schedule Vandy on Thanksgiving.

Since: Feb 28, 2009
Posted on: October 15, 2011 1:47 pm

Lone Star Showdown may survive, but when?

The last time I looked, A&M was still on Texas' schedule.....did Texas work hard to fill the 2013 slot 5 years ago in anticipation of A&M moving to the SEC?  The argument that Texas has worked it's schedule and shouldn't rearrange it to accommodate A&M doesn't really hold any validity......I think the SEC would have been amenable to allowing Texas and Texas A&M to play next year on it is.....Texas is still being Texas...sullen, brazen...ego-maniacle.....the bully that they are...after all....that's the "reputation" they've worked hard to develop and nurture for the last 10 years.....

The sun doesn't rise and set on Texas.....their reputation has taken such a beating, it will take more than their rivalries to resurrect that program in decline.....all that talent going to waste.  

Since: Sep 19, 2010
Posted on: October 15, 2011 1:31 pm

Lone Star Showdown may survive, but when?

ramboisback you need to learn facts before you let your fingers run loose, The pac 12 didn't reject Texas, ahole, they rejected OU, cause if Texas wasn't coming with them to the pac 12, they did not want OU. Did you see how the FORMER Big 12 teams are getting thier ass handed to them on a silver platter, Nebraska left cause they could NEVER beat Texas, Colorado oh well nuf said, as for as the rest of the country not giving a flip, then why has Texas dominated in merchandising sales FIVE YEARS IN A ROW! Unfair recruiting? Now you sound like the crybabies that left the conference, take all the shots you want at Texas, cause you will always belong to that lowlife team you cheer for whatever pathetic team that is, YOU WILL NEVER BE TEXAS . 

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: October 15, 2011 12:40 pm

Lone Star Showdown may survive, but when?

Don't get beat up for 100 years, run away, and then try to get your cake and eat it too.

If you want to leave.  You don't get to keep the biggest benefit of the Big 12 as well.

Texas can easily play TCU, Tech, or Baylor on thanksgiving weekend and heavily promote it as a Texas event.

And frankly it is too much hassle to accomodate the Aggies as Texas has a very full slate coming up.

Should Texas drop Ole Miss to play A&M?  Should they drop USC?  Cal? Maryland? Notre Dame?  BYU?

All of those teams are worthy schools who negotiated game with Texas in good faith. 

The Longhorns are not going to cancel those games and anger other schools simply to make the Aggies happy.

They want "out of Texas big shadow", so start living up to it.

Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: October 15, 2011 12:37 pm

Lone Star Showdown may survive, but when?

As usual, a land-thief sticks his/her nose into something that doesn't involve them.

A fan from a state with a history of stealing things then living on them in trailer homes is hardly compelling.

Let Texas decide who to play and when. We'll be back to handing ou's ass to them soon enough. Aggy will have to wait until 2018 at the latest.

Do you idiot f*cking sooner losers understand this? Aggys? Any questions?

Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: October 15, 2011 12:23 pm

Lone Star Showdown may survive, but when?

In other words, Texas is pissed that Texas A&M had the nerve to complain about their network.  They expected A&M to just sit there and take it.  Since they didn't, Texas is taking their ball and going home.

A real b*tch move by Texas.  Then again, b*tches do what b*tches do.

Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: October 15, 2011 12:04 pm

Lone Star Showdown may survive, but when?

Um, not on the football field they're NOT!  How many BIG XII Conference Championships has tx won in the entire history of the conference?  And, oh - what WAS the score last week?  You can make all the noise you want trying to bully the other conference members, but you can't bully on the field.  Right now, if I was guessing, I'd say A&M is the team from tx, as I'm sure we'll all see come Thanksgiving. 

Since: Dec 23, 2007
Posted on: October 15, 2011 11:45 am

Lone Star Showdown may survive, but when?

Tweet Tweet.. times are changing.. the occupiers will demand that all players get 100k per game... and better yet no taxes... tweet tweet..

Since: Sep 1, 2007
Posted on: October 15, 2011 11:27 am

Lone Star Showdown may survive, but when?

Texas simply likes hearing itself talk!   They didn't join the Big 10 or Pac 10 because those conferences didnt see "worthwhile benefits" for adding them.  Not so the case for FORMER Big 12 members (Nebraska in the Big 10) and (Colorado, now in the Pac 10).  Being "rejected" was a major SNUB for the "vaunted Longhorns".    Furthermore, they are one of the MAIN reasons all this "conference jumping stuff" even started when the Horns started their own TV network.  Good for the NCAA  that they "clamped down" on the implications that "unfair recruiting" would have brought with it!    

The "eyes of Texas might be upon ya", but the rest of the country doesnt give a "flying flip" what the Longhorns are doing.  Win a couple of national championships like the SEC has and then get BACK to us! 

Since: Sep 17, 2011
Posted on: October 15, 2011 11:26 am

Lone Star Showdown may survive, but when?

A major part of this rivalry was it's meaning as a conference game.  aTm turned it's back on the conference, the rivalry and frankly the culture of Texas football.  aTm wants to make a "100 year decision" but keep the perks from their old gig.  Why should UT help aTm keep credibility in the State of Texas, especially in recruiting?  aTm claims their playing with the big boys now, so leave already.  Q: Why aren't aggies worried about ending the 107 years old Battle of the Brazos with Baylor?  A: For the same reason Texas is not bothered losing the Lonestar Showdown.  And Kirk (UT's move to the Pac12 a done deal) Bohls is a tool, anti-homer hack reporter with delusions of adequacy.  His opinion the game should continue is just verification that the majority of Longhorns would not.

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