These two schools bring people together.
The big game was always a topic of Thanksgiving dinner conversations within my family. I know this is the same case with many other families. For the state of Texas, and football fans everywhere, the Lone Star Showdown was part of our culture.
Every year, the rivalry grew larger and more people became invested into the game. It was flat out fun no matter the outcome. Sure, there were arguments between the two schools, but as a community, it brought us together under one symbolic roof and really personified the Texas attitude.
My team, my region, my town, even the grass in my yard is better than y’all’s, but y’all’s is pretty dang good cause it’s in Texas. And because of that, I respect you.
Whenever there is a statewide crisis like a hurricane out east or a tornado in the panhandle, the two schools are always some of the first to respond, help out, and put aside our disputes and work together. It’s truly a beautiful thing to watch and be a part of, no matter what side you are on: orange or maroon. This attitude and cooperation is a sign of maturity, a sign of humanity, and a sign of hope. I think if people will look to the off the field cooperation of Texas A&M and the University of Texas the world will only be a better place.
The Nitty Gritty
Now, enough of that mushy stuff. Let’s talk some football. It’s been a hot minute since the two teams have met up on the gridiron. The Aggies now face the LSU Tigers on Thanksgiving and have yet to come close to winning a game.
The Longhorns are just trying to get their heads on straight. There has been a decline in wins and overall quality of play in the past few years for both teams. In the past, most people could realistically predict who was going to win and which time had the edge. Well, now that there has been some time away from each other and lots of changes within both programs, I’m really not for sure who would win if they faced off today…
As a loud and proud Fightin Texas Aggie, my loyalty and my better knowledge of our program makes me want to side us taking the win. But because I live so close to Austin, I hear and see the hype all the time. Those guys in orange are looking to come out and make 2017 their year. Still, logic and reason have lead me to conclude that the Texas A&M Aggies would likely come out on top. It’s quite simple if you break it down.