CONSISTENCY IS KING. The Aggie baseballers travelled to Starkville this weekend to face the #8 Bulldogs and put up double digits in each outing (10-3, 10-6, and 10-5 victories) to become the first team to sweep Mississippi State on their field in six years. That's now five straight SEC games in which the Ags have hit double digits in runs and six straight overall. The downside: anything less now will be a letdown. "We only won 8-3? FIRE EVERYONE."
OH NO NOBODY WANTS THIS TO HAPPEN IN FACT IT'S NEVER TALKED ABOUT AT ALL. You can count on a few things in the college football media cycle in this state: Longhorn recruiting prowess/team character puff pieces. Texas A&M underachievement commentary. Kliff Kingsbury party pic slideshows. And since it had been weeks since anyone dared talk about it, someone asked the relatively new Texas A&M AD about playing Texas again in football. It was much of the same: the standard canned answers but this line pretty much sums up the frustrations surrounding the issue:
There are a lot of opinions well above my pay grade.
Right. Because an AD shouldn't make rulings on a school's football schedule. This is sort of AD-Speak for a pair of options: a) he really is frustrated with the meddlesome blowhards who are constantly crowing about this, or b) he's still new and choosing his battles and this ain't one of 'em. Can't really fault him either way. He does go on to close with this:
Rivalries, I think, are healthy for the game.
Agreed. Too bad that this one's now playing out in news stories about it not being played.
YEAH BUT WE WIN WHERE IT MATTERS. WHO CARES ABOUT FOOTBALL WE GOT THAT MONEY WE GOT MORE MONEY THAN TEXAS THAT'S SOME SERIOUS DADBLAMED SCRATCH Y'ALL WHAT WE GONNA DO WITH ALL THOSE MILLION DOLLAR BILLS I KNOW HOW ABOUT SOME GOLD-PLATED URINALS FOR OUR SANITIZED SKY BOX, REAL NICE PLACE TO WATCH A CLASSIC SHOWDOWN VS NICHOLLS STATE Y'ALL.
Nothing says "I don't care" like bragging about athletic department revenue in lieu of actually playing football. Happy Stormy Monday.