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WEEK IN AND WEEK OUT

NCAA Football: Vanderbilt at Texas A&M Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

ITS WEEK TWO.

WEEK ONE DIDN’T GO AS WE EXPECTED. YOU MIGHT BE SITTING THERE WONDERING WHY ON EARTH YOU SHOULD GET EXCITED TO GO ON THE ROAD AGAINST SABAN’S DEATH MACHINE. WHY BOTHER GETTING AMPED. WHY BOTHER GETTING EXCITED?

ITS A TOTALLY FAIR QUESTION. I UNDERSTAND IT AND BELIEVE ME I’VE FELT IT BEFORE.

BUT WE GET AMPED FOR THESE GAMES BECAUSE WE’RE CHASING A HIGH. WE’RE CHASING THOSE MOMENTS WHERE WE FEEL EXHILARATED ABOUT AGGIE FOOTBALL AND FEEL ONE WITH THE TEAM. THAT OUR EMOTIONS ARE LOCKED IN AND EVERYTHING AROUND US IS LOCKED IN.

I REMEMBER IN 2012 WHEN WE BOBBED THEM ON THAT PUNT. WHEN BEN MALENA GAVE THAT HARD COUNT. I WAS HOLDING MY (THEN) 1 YEAR OLD SON LIKE AN AIRPLANE SWINGING HIM AROUND BECAUSE I WAS SO NERVOUS. HE WAS GIGGLING AND THEN WHEN WE GOT THEM TO JUMP I THREW HIM UP IN THE AIR AND HE GIGGLED. I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT.

OR WHEN IN 2013 WHEN JOHNNY HIT THAT LONGBALL TO MIKE I JUMPED UP AND DOWN AND SAID A LOT OF BAD WORDS AND MY BOSS WAS RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME BUT I DIDNT EXACTLY CARE BECAUSE OF THE MOMENT

OR IN 2017 WHEN A FRESHMAN KELLEN MOND RAN ROUND IN THE BACKFIELD AND SOMEHOW FOUND CHRISTIAN KIRK IN THE ENDZONE GIVING US A FLICKER OF HOPE.

OR IN 2019 WHEN OUR FIRST DRIVE WAS THIS BEAUTIFULLY SEXY COMBO OF RUN AND PASS AND FOR A BRIEF MOMENT YOU ASKED YOURSELF CAN WE DO THIS WILL WE DO THIS.

IT’S THOSE MOMENTS. WE CHASE THOSE DAMN MOMENTS.

AND EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND IS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A MOMENT LIKE THAT. WHEN YOU’RE PLAYING A TEAM LIKE BAMA SURE THERE’S A HIGH LIKELIHOOD OF SEEING THE LOWS MORE THAN YOU DO THE HIGHS

BUT WHAT IF MAN

WHAT IF LAST WEEK WAS AN ANOMALY AND SOMEHOW THIS WEEK IS DIFFERENT?

WHAT IF?

I REFUSE TO GIVE UP HOPE FOR THOSE MOMENTS. AND MAYBE THAT MAKES ME GLUTTON FOR PUNISHMENT. WHATEVER. BUT I’VE SEEN THIS AGGIE TEAM SHIT THE BED AGAINST ULM AND COME OUT THE FOLLOWING WEEK AND GO ON THE ROAD TO BEAT #3 AUBURN. I’VE SEEN THIS AGGIE TEAM COME BACK FROM A 2 TD LOSS TO MIZZOU ONLY TO SOMEHOW IMPROBABLY HAVE STEPHEN MCGEE THROW FOR 330+ YARDS AND BEAT THE HORNS IN 07. IVE SEEN THIS TEAM GET ABSOLUTELY BLASTED BY KANSAS STATE, JUST A TOTAL ASS KICKING, ONLY TO GO ON THE ROAD AND BEAT A MIKE LEACH COACHED TECH TEAM BY 3 TDS.

UPSETS HAPPEN. I’M FINE WITH BEING SURPRISED BUT I REFUSE TO BE EMOTIONALLY UNINVESTED.

GET ON BOARD WITH ME. YEAH WE MIGHT GET HURT. BUT WE’VE BEEN HURT BEFORE. WE MIGHT COME OUT OF THIS DAMN THING ON FIRE AND INCREDULOUSLY IMPROBABLY ON A DAMN HIGH FROM AGGIE FOOTBALL BEATING THE HELL OUTTA BAMA.

BECAUSE IT’S GONNA HAPPEN. AND IF IT DOES, YOU WANT TO BE INVESTED IN IT.

GET ON BOARD.

LET’S F’ING GO.

BEAT THE

EVERLIVING

EVERLOVING

COMPOUND

COMPLEX

FIGHTIN TEXAS AGGIE CLASS OF 2001 HELL OUTTA

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