Well, folks, we know it’s the off-season again. Last week, notable national college football media superbots brought the debate to the forefront yet again, this time with a predictably inflammatory rider: fear.
It’s time to let it go.
Everywhere you turn, people are trying to say we need to bring back this historic, meaningful, traditional football game. It’s almost as though these naive masses believe capping off a season by playing your bitterest and closest rivals, many of whom are your family, neighbors, and co-workers, is desirable.
To them, we’d suggest taking a moment to look at the financials here. Yes, it’s difficult to comprehend that so many are really willing to put all that on the line for the sake of something as intangible as “bragging rights” or “beating your historically superior, blue-blooded, arrogant, historically enmeshed rivals in a time-honored tradition that puts a nice seal on the football season.”
People love living in the past, but that’s not what Texas A&M is all about. Who’s willing to sacrifice the special niche we’ve carved out over the past six years as a consistent competitor for 4th place in the division for something as fleeting as a chance at a win over a perennially over-hyped media darling a hundred miles from campus?
No, the die has been cast. The Aggies are in a much better place now, and there’s no room for any useless idle speculation about SEC teams doing any favors for Texas by playing them.
It’s time we stopped talking about talking about playing Texas again. Don’t be afraid to go out of your way to tell everyone how unimportant this discussion is.