My favorite professional teams are the Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars.
I’ve been a Texas Rangers fan for as long as I can remember. Growing up in Tarrant county they were the team to watch. Also, my Granddaddy liked the Rangers.
Guess I discovered the Mavericks in middles school. Guess I became a because of location. They also had several of my my favorite players for a while.
At the time, the Minnesota North Star’s decision to relocate to North Texas seemed like a strange move at the time. Like many in Texas I was introduced to hockey through the Stars.
I also follow several college teams as well. Of course, I like my alma mater, Hardin-Simmons. HSU has done pretty well since dropping down to D3 in the 1990′s.
The Big Guy is both an Aggie (Texas A&M) and Gator (University of Florida) so I’ve been assimilated. It should be interesting this year with A&M moving into the SEC.
Finally, growing up in Ft Worth, Texas I’ve always liked the TCU Horned Frogs. Spent my preschool years tagging along with my mom. She was a graduate student.
In case you haven’t heard the Lady Aggies are the 2011 Women’s NCAA Basketball Champs!
The Big Guy is a graduate of Texas A&M University. That’s right he is an Aggie and is involved in our local A&M Club. A couple of years ago the Aggie baseball team played at the University of Florida. Several A&M Clubs from throughout Florida converged on Gainesville for the game. The official gathering was on Saturday but some Aggies also attended games on Friday and Sunday. We gathered before the game for an unofficial yell practice. I believe all the photographs were taken by RT.
Yell Practice before the game.
The Big Guy and I flanked by the Texas & A&M flags.
Group shot of Aggies before the game.
Think the guy on the 2nd row far left is a little confused. He is wearing an Aggie shirt & Gator cap.
Displaying a very large Lone Star (Texas) flag.
No Aggie game would be complete without the Aggie War Hymn. Found this video of a group of Aggies sing the War Hymn. Couldn’t find a good one with the Band or in Kyle Field. This video was originally aired on Fox News. Warning: Song includes mild language (1 word).
“We Bleed Maroon” was preformed by Granger Smith ’02 and produced by the Office of Graduate Studies. The video provides a brief snapshot of what it means to be an Aggie and highlights many Aggie traditions including Bonfire, 12th Man and Yell Practice. Warning: Song includes mild language. What is it with Aggies and that word?
ABC Wednesday Linky
I’ve seen this car several times when I pick the Big Guy up. It makes me do a double take every time I see it. This time I decided to take a picture of it and post it. I’ve removed all identifying info like make and license plate so that is bad editing not a bad paint job. Can you spot what just is out-of-place with the car?
Did you figure it out?
The car is sporting a Longhorn mascot of University of Texas but it is Texas A&M maroon. Oh, BTW, I’m currently wearing my A&M shirt as I type this.