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“Why We are Fans of Texas A&M”

These five celebrities share their heartfelt stories on what it means to be an Aggie fan.

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Scott Glenn, noted character actor

Scott Glenn, Hollywood Legend

“Funny story. There I was on location in Austin, filming a few bits for The Leftovers, when I bumped into this funny little man on the street. He was wearing a bike helmet and looked sort of lost and confused so I started talking to him. He told me he was John Sharp, Chancellor of Texas A&M University, as if those words were supposed to make sense to me. He was out filming a video spot for some type of prototype rocket fueled bike or something. The bike took off and he couldn’t find it. Anyway, he recognized me from The Hunt for Red October and made me do the ‘playmate of the month’ line several times while he convulsed with laughter. Then he gave me this hat and asked me to be a ‘brand ambassador,’ whatever that means. I humored him because he bought me a cup of coffee. Forgot all about it until I found this hat in my workout room this morning and stuck it on. Lucky for you. I don’t even know what Texas A&M is.”

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg, Musician:

‘Some may boast/ of prowess bold/ of the school / they think so grand. But there’s a spirit/ can ne’er be told/ it’s the spirit/ of Aggieland.’ Those words ring just as true today as they did when cadet Marvin H. Mimms penned them back in the Old Army summer of 1924. To don the maroon and white is an honor like no other. Each time the colors wrap warmly around your body; the beloved block T logo boldly emblazoning itself over your heart, it serves as a steadfast reminder of what a truly magical and inspiring place Texas A&M is. From the outside looking in, one struggles mightily to comprehend it. And from the inside looking out, well, one hasn’t the words to describe it.”

Former First Lady Barbara Bush
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Barbara Bush, Former First Lady of the United States

“Well, we were quite close with RC when George was in office. Such a nice man, so we were happy to see Kevin return to College Station. I have to say I’m somewhat disappointed with the regression of the offense after the departure of Kingsbury, but at the same time quite excited by what Chavis might accomplish with the defense after a couple more seasons. Losing Garrett and Hall this year hurts bad, so what we really need to do this season is to keep our ends from running themselves out of the play. Keep contain the QB to avoid some of those big breakdowns in the middle with a thin front seven. Love having Wilson and Watts at safety but we shouldn’t rely on them to make all the plays. Does anyone know if the over/under on the UCLA game is out yet?”

Matt Damon

Brother of Casey Affleck, somewhat famous actor:

“It’s funny, ya know? Good Will Hunting was ahlmost filmed theah. Much cheapah than Bahstan, you see. And when I landed theah at Eastahwood to scout out the locale it just engulfed me. Just the sense of the place, yah know? Friendly people. Beautiful big trees. I mean the golf cowahse was twice the size of the city of Bahstan! Then I accidentally stepped on some grahss and this young man with a sabah came runnin’ aftah me. I’d already bouaght this haat though, so I still weah it sometimes.”

One of the Ramones, probably Dee Dee

Dee Dee Ramone, Ramone:

“Yeah it’s just like...yeah. You know. Aggieland’s fuckin’ great. There’s this sort of raw, you know, vibe you got there back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, man. Like it was still the Wild West and shit. Oh yeah and the camaraderie and all that. Those crazy hicks stick together, man. Gotta respect it. The Dixie Chicken, man...those were good times. Gigm.”

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