So apparently the fact that A&M and Texas don’t play football anymore has become such a big deal that the Texas state government thinks it needs to get involved…
Listen, I grew up on that rivalry. As a kid, I cared about A&M football more than anything else. My dad went to A&M, my uncle went to Texas. It was my favorite time of year with my family. Well, minus the fact that A&M usually took the L, but whatever. It was one of the best rivalries in college football for literally 100+ years. Of course it sucked that it went away. A lot of people want it back. I don’t (yet), but I understand why people would.
But let’s not get crazy here. Doesn’t the Texas government have better shit to be doing than worrying about college football games? Like literally everything else? I mean football is religion in Texas, but this is the dumbest thing ever.
But wait, there’s more!
What are we doing here? You’re going to threaten to take away scholarships?! No… just no.
Politics aside, I don’t want to be in an arranged marriage with Texas. I want A&M and Texas to WANT to play each other. It’s really not that hard of a concept.
I know I may be in the minority, but I just don’t want this game to happen quite yet. The ship has sailed for now. I’ve written about this before, but I think A&M playing a game with Texas right now is like jumping back in bed with your ex. It’s a good idea in the moment because the sex was really hot and the memories are great. But it’s really not a good idea in the long term. And you damn sure don’t want to jump back in bed with your ex because someone is literally forcing you to.
(Hate to brag, but my break up analogy in that blog is an all-timer.)
So thanks but no thanks, Lyle. We’re good. Stick to politics and fixing shit down there in the great state.