Cotton bowl will be a great matchup. The dilema, especially for the fans that have been around a while. What team to pull for. OU, great home and home around 2003, Sooner friends have been great contributors through the years on this board, Still showing a lot of love on Soonerfans despite SEC fatigue. Shared hatred of Notre Dame. closest thing to a 'friend' in the Big 12. Band Allegedly played Yeah Alabama in the fourth quarter of Blowout win over Fran led Aggie team. aTM, our newest 'BFF' in conference, nothing but love on Texags, shared a lot of history with coaches, a conference opponent that actually appears to have our back. respectful. Both hate Bevo.
There seems to be a friendly rivalry developing with A&M, which would be refreshing .So, Against the conference with an old friend or with the conference and a new family member?
Next to Penn State fans, Oklahoma supporters have been as nice a group of people I've ever met before, during, and after a game. I think a great deal of that has to do with mutual respect due to a long and successful football tradition. I wish that was always the case, but I've not had the same experience with Texas, Notre Dame, Michigan and USC fans. While TAMU has not yet had quite the same level of championship success as the other teams mentioned, they show a love for their football team and school that commands and deserves respect. As a group, they've handled the unexpected success of their first year in the SEC with the level of excitement one would expect --- yet they've not exhibited a nasty attitude of new-found superiority as if they believe every year will be as successful.
Though I'm proud that Alabama is in the SEC, I don't cheer for fellow conference members just because of that commonality. In fact, it's usually the opposite. However, with the barn and vols not participating in bowl season, I'll be pleased if the other SEC teams win this post-season. Go Aggies!
I don't have a lot of animosity toward either school, so I doubt that I will be pulling for either team to whip the other. With that said, I think A&M will spank them. I think in the area of 42-27 sounds about right.