Aggie/Longhorn Final Game?

November 26, 2011

Last night might have been the final game in the long storied history of Texas A&M/Texas football.  This was the 118th meeting of the two schools. The first meeting was in 1894.  Texas called the game off in 1911 for a couple of years because the Aggie players were too mean!!  A&M is leaving the Big 12 after this year for the SEC.  So another tradition bites the dust.  “They” say betrayed feelings over the Longhorn TV Network deal caused the rift.  We may never know the whole story but we do know A&M will be in the SEC next year and there will be no Turkey Day Aggie/Longhorn game!

For a re-cap of what the game meant: The only game in town.  USA today has a good summary of the game itself: USA today

We are ready to BTHOTU

Waiting for the Fighting Texas Aggie Marching Band

The Tubas come marching by in a blur!

Into Kyle Field we go - home of the 12th man

As usual the stadium if full, loud, and rowdy

Half Time: The Longhorn Band says thanks for the memories

Half Time: Fighting Texas Aggie Band in the famous block T A&M formation

Here is the token football photo since this was a football game.

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Grandparents Sports Day

November 24, 2011

What do we do when the parents are out of town and we have the grandchildren?  Why, we spend the day at sporting events! Well not quite all day, just football, soccer, and hockey.

I don’t have any football photos because the darn game was so early it was half time before I realized we were up watching a football game. But believe me the game was worth the effort.  Turned out to be the last game of the year.  It was a playoff game and we lost in overtime.  Of course we had two touchdowns called back because the referee was blind, deaf, and dumb.  But, he could play a mean pinball – his name was Tommy.

 

Now onto hockey.

No Ball shall pass me ever!

Its a bad hair day

Hers we all go up the field just one more time - Soccer is hard

Don't thread on Me

We lost the soccer game but not for the lack of trying.  We were really proud grandparents!

And now for a slight change of pace, a little ice hockey

Cale scores!!! gooooaaalll!

The Streak

Playing defense is easy sometimes!

We did win the hockey game big time!  Now home to rest for a few minutes before we go to bed.