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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 27 Texas Bowl- Oklahoma State v Texas A&M Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING ME ON TWITTER FOR A WHILE KNOW ME WELL ENOUGH THAT IM FAIRLY SUPERSTITIOUS ABOUT MY GAME DAY OPERATIONS. I DONT HAVE A LUCKY SHIRT PER SE, BUT IF THINGS ARE GOING POORLY I BELIEVE ITS MY RESPONSIBILITY TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. WHETHER IT’S CHANGING MY SHIRT, CHANGING THE ROOM IN WHICH I WATCH THE GAME, WHATEVER. I FEEL LIKE IT’S MY JOB TO DO SOMETHING TO HELP THE TEAM.

THIS HAS GONE TO EXTREMES AT TIMES AS EVIDENCED BY MY WIFE STILL MAKING FUN OF ME FOR THE ONE TIME THAT I MADE HER MOVE OUR INFANT CHILDREN TO A DIFFERENT ROOM DURING ONE GAME OR ANOTHER WHERE I HAD ONE SHIRT TO WATCH THE OFFENSE AND ANOTHER TO WATCH THE DEFENSE IN (ALONG WITH THEIR CORRESPONDING ROOMS).

I HAVE LONG BELIEVED THAT PEOPLE ARE MOTIVATED BY ONE OF TWO THINGS: EITHER THE DRIVE FOR SUCCESS OR THE FEAR OF FAILURE. FOR ME DAMN NEAR EVERYTHING I DO IS SLANTED TOWARDS THE LATTER. I DONT WANT TO FAIL. AND AS RIDICULOUS AS CHANGING MY SHIRTS MIGHT BE, I CANT HELP BUT WONDER WHAT HAPPENS IF I DONT DO IT. WHAT IF IM THE REASON WE LOSE A DAMN GAME.

AND THAT’S SO SILLY. AND METAPHYSICALLY RIDICULOUS. NOTHING I CAN DO AT HOME WILL AFFECT HOW THE AGGIES PLAY ON THE FIELD. WE ALL KNOW THAT. I KNOW YOU KNOW IT TOO.

SO THEN WHY DO WE DO THIS SILLY SHIT? I BELIEVE IT’S IN AN EFFORT TO CLAIM SOME CONTROL OVER SOMETHING WE CARE DEEPY ABOUT. IT’S LIKE THE 12THMAN. WE KNOW THAT AT NO POINT DURING THE GAME IS JIMBO GOING TO LOOK UP INTO THE STANDS AND CALL DOWN A STUDENT. IM FAIRLY CONFIDENT THAT’S ILLEGAL BY NCAA STANDARDS.

BUT WHAT IF HE DOES?

SAME THING HERE. WE KNOW IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE, BUT DAMMIT WE CARE ABOUT THIS TEAM WE CARE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM AND WE WANT TO DO OUR PART. WE WANT TO DO OUR DAMN JOBS TO HELP WILL THIS TEAM TO VICTORY. WHATEVER THAT MAY BE. WE CANNOT LET THIS TEAM DOWN.

SO ALL THAT IS TO SAY THE FOLLOWING: WE NEED MOJO THIS WEEKEND. WE NEED A CHANGE IN ROUTINE. WE NEED A CHANGE IN HOO DOO. WE NEED A CHANGE IN MOJO.

THIS PROGRAM NEEDS US AND ALL OF OUR WEIRD QUIRKY SUPERSTITIONS.

IF YOU BELIEVE THAT YOUR TRADITIONS AND SUPERSTITITIONS ARE SOUND THEN GREAT, REVIEW THEM PRIOR TO THE GAME AND DOUBLE DOWN ON THEM. IF YOU THINK THERE IS ROOM FOR GROWTH THEN REEVALUATE DAMMIT. WATCH FILM. MAKE CHANGES. DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

THIS TEAM NEEDS US. AND AS MUCH AS OUR BRAINS KNOW THAT THAT WE CANT IMPACT THE TEAM, OUR HEARTS KNOW OTHERWISE. AND YOU GOTTA HAVE SOME DAMN HEART TIO BE A FAN OF THE FIGHTIN TEXAS AGGIES.

DO YOUR PART

DO YOUR JOB.

DO THOSE THINGS THAT YOU KNOW WORK AND IF YOU DONT KNOW IF THEY WORK THEN CHANGE THEM AND BE READY TO CHANGE.

GIVE YOUR ALL TO THIS TEAM.

FLORIDA IS A GOOD PROGRAM AND A GOOD TEAM BUT DAMMIT THIS GAME IS WINNABLE. IT’S SO WINNABLE. I DONT CARE THAT KYLE TRASK WAS NAMED AFTER KYLE FIELD. GUESS WHAT THE LAST TWO PLAYERS WHO SPENT TIME AT KYLE WHO’S NAMES HAD KYLE IN THEM DIDNT HAVE A GREAT TIME AT KYLE FIELD (I MEAN NONE OF US DID BUT THAT’S BESIDES THE POINT)

I WANT HIM TO STRAIGHT UP NOT HAVE A GOOD TIME.

WE CANT BE THERE IN BODY

BUT WE CAN DAMN SURE BE THERE IN SPIRIT.

AND WE ALL NEED TO DO OUR PART.

DO YOUR JOB AND LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO

BEAT THE

EVERLIVING

EVERLOVING

COMPOUND

COMPLEX

FIGHTIN TEXAS AGGIE ITS NOT WEIRD IF IT WORKS

HELL OUTTA

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