"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. - Ellen Parr"
'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' - Steve Jobs
I would rather live my life as if there is a god and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is. Albert Camus
"When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." - Sinclair Lewis
Fightin'? I doubt they really fight. I mean, not only do they not look capable of winning many fights, but I just don't see where they would ever need to.
Still, I suppose I'd take a fightin' band over a fightin' aggie.
I hesitate to offer this info because it will show my age, but I think the reason that Don Meredith gave Coach Bryant for not going to A & M when Coach Bryant was recruiting him to A & M in the mid 50's was there were no women at that god forsaken place. My fuzzy memory is Meredith gave the news to Mary Harmon that as bad as he wanted to play for Coach Bryant, he just couldn't go to A & M. In any event, I had a few drinks with Don Meredith in the early 70's at the Palm Bay Club in Miami when he was doing Monday Night Football. He still loved Coach Bryant and wished he had been able to play for him. Meredith was EXACTLY the same guy off the air as on the air. He was as genuine as it gets.
No one should ever question Coach Bryant's love and respect for A & M. The only ring he ever wore was the A & M SWC championship ring.
You are correct. It was given to him at the re union of the Junction Boys and not by the SWC but it was to commemorate what they accomplished in winning the SWC a couple of years later.
I believe he was wearing the Junction ring when he died.
I do have a question for you though as I've been seeing alot on your message boards that feel they are most like Auburn and feel they understand them better because ya'll are so much alike ... do you feel the same way? and Why in all that is holy to football would you ever want to do that to yourselves?
Hey Daddy why doesn't Auburn have a number beside their name? 5 year old son during the iron bowl.
During World War I and World War II, A&M commissioned more officers than the military academies combined.
This probably has something to do with the fact there were only TWO academies at the time (Annapolis and West Point.) The AFA wasn't founded until AFTER WWII. And the second issue would be that the academies were only graduating around 400 students a year before the two wars. A&M had a peak of 6,500 cadets in 1940. West Point doesn't even have 4,500 TODAY. By 1942, when the war was already under way, Congress authorized an increase to 2,496. They expanded to their current size in the 60's.
So A&M's chest thumping about having more commissioned officers than the academies combined has something to do with going to West Point or Annapolis was a far more prestigious and a very difficult appointment to get.
Really? I can rest easy now, knowin the Fightn Aggie's will commence to marchin and a comin to town!
Ask me about my vow of silence.
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Ask me about my vow of silence.