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James Gardner is an author, editor, and ne'er-do-well. He was born in Fort Collins, CO and lives in Houston, via Denver via South Bend via Dallas via College Station. James graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Sport Management that trained him to keep recreational utility balls properly inflated. Gardner has worked around some sports and big machines and then went to the University of Notre Dame to "earn" his MBA. James enjoys the I-formation, Irish football, Aggie football, black coffee, Hayes Carll, Jason Isbell, Chevy Tahoes, Indian swag, pretending to smoke cigs when the mood strikes, scratch off tickets, betting the ponies, splitting aces, the movie "Youngblood" with Rob Lowe, medium rare rib-eye steaks, cheeseburgers with cheddar, tacos, Bradlee Van Pelt, Jorvorskie Lane, John Manziel, Jerome Bettis, The Band, yoga, ice hockey, golfing poorly, Lake Michigan, Lucchese boots, flexing, give-and-gos, tailgates, cornhole, the Denver Broncos, shade, Ron Swanson, huevos rancheros, Larry McMurtry, Waffle House, Road House, @DadBoner, Good Bull Hunting, flea flickers, midriff college football jerseys from the 90's, Public Enemy, Bruce Feldman, long boards, AC/DC, Red Rocks, powder days, Steve Spurrier, Ray-Bans, Kliff Kingsbury, the Broad Street Bullies, Mark Messier, oxford commas, and power comb overs.

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THE TAILGATE: A Graphical Preview of Texas A&M vs. Florida

The 2012 revenge tour begins Saturday.

THE TAILGATE: A Graphical Preview of Texas A&M vs. Alabama

What could possibly go wrong?

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How could it have worked?

Play the Game


It’s beginning to look a lot like Cure Bowl

THE TAILGATE: A Graphical Preview of Texas A&M vs. LSU

It’s been 371 days since LSU lost a football game. Think they’re still mad about it? Let’s TAILGATE and find out.

Texas A&M at Georgia Preview Podcast