And on the 12th Day...
God looked down on a sliver of East Texas and said, "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer.
God said, "I need somebody with the spirit to yell at midnight, wake at dawn, man the smoker, stand for 2 quarters, win halftime, stand for 2 more, go to Northgate and stay until he runs out of time." So God made a farmer.
"I need somebody to pump sunshine from sewage and bang a pot when winning isn't good enough. Someone to work the stack and pass it back, to believe in Olsen Magic. Someone to gig 'em and saw 'em off, with the guts to win in T-Town but the grace to rescue a wayward kitten. Somebody with a rough tough quality and a real stuff girlfriend." So God made a farmer.
God said, "I need somebody willing to stick with a program through lean years with fat coaches. Somebody to grow first-half dreams and let them die then roll his eyes and say, 'Maybe next year.' I need somebody who can make an 11-win Heisman quarterback from a 3-star safety. Someone who can bevel a 'T' with a buck knife and raise a hate barn out of piss-stained concrete." So God made a farmer.
God said, "I need somebody who will travel 800 miles to watch a football game and a bit farther to crack beers with an old friend. Someone who will drop a penny for good luck or 10,000 when someone else is down on his. Someone to answer 'Here' when that old friend's name is softly called at Muster." So God made a farmer.
God had to have somebody willing to ride out the storm with the Joneses and yet stop when the clouds parted to look over his shoulder and say, 'This is SEC country. We are the Joneses.' So God made a farmer.
Still waiting on the Waffle House.
Photo 1 (Kyle Field): Ronald Martinez
Photo 2 (Kyle Field): Scott Halleran
Photo 3 (Wolf Penn Creek): Pmelton87, Wikimedia Commons
Photo 4 (Kevin Sumlin): Kelly Lambert
Photo 5 (Yell Leader): Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
Photo 6 (Texas A&M Tailgate): Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Photo 7 (E. King Gill Statue): Good Bull Hunting
Photo 8 (Block T Band Formation): Cushing Memorial Library
Photo 9 (12th Man at Kyle Field): Bob Levey
Photo 10 (Dixie Chicken): Sucrine, Wikimedia Commons
Photo 11 (Corps of Cadets member): Cushing Memorial Library
Photo 12 (Farmer with hose and cattle): Cushing Memorial Library
Photo 13 (Men on Bonfire stack): Cushing Memorial Library
Photo 14 (Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park): Statboy03
Photo 15 (Robert Gates and company): Cushing Memorial Library
Photo 16 (Johnny Manziel): Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
Photo 17 (Von Miller): Brett Davis - US PRESSWIRE
Photo 18 (Ryan and Lauren Tannehill): Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Photo 19 (Aggie Football player): Cushing Memorial Library
Photo 20 (Fans outside of Kyle Field): Scott Halleran
Photo 21 (Dennis Franchione): Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Photo 22 (Mike Sherman): Darren Carroll
Photo 23 (Children running on Kyle Field): Scott Halleran
Photo 24 (Johnny Manziel and Heisman Trophy): Mike Stobe
Photo 25 (Worker with Kyle Field "T"): Cushing Memorial Library
Photo 26 (Kyle Field with Fire background): Stewart Wade
Photo 27 (Cadets): Bob Levey
Photo 28 (Kyle Field exterior): Scott Halleran
Photo 29 (Shiner Beer): N/A, Wikimedia Commons
Photo 30 (Pennies on Sul Ross statue): Clark Moody, Wikimedia Commons
Photo 31 (Troops at Aggie Muster): Lance Cpl. Catie D. Edwards, Wikimedia Commons
Photo 32 (Century Tree): eschipul, Wikimedia Commons
Photo 33 (College Station aerial): Aggie0083, Wikimedia Commons
Photo 34 (SEC Country signage): Good Bull Hunting
Photo 35 (Kevin Sumlin): Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports