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12 Empty Seat Alternatives

After writing yesterday's article where I discussed the 12 empty seats memorial planned for Kyle Field, I realized it was unfair of me to criticize the Texas A&M Administration without at least offering some alternative ideas. So, I respectfully submit a few ideas for ways to spice up Kyle Field game days that aren't as terrible as 12 Empty Seats.

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1. Ol' Sarge Statue

What better way to ring in the new stadium than by reintroducing a classic mascot? This version of Ol' Sarge, from the 19-somethings, was a real force to be reckoned with. The terrifying sculpture provides a perfect memorial to fallen Aggies, as this mascot may have killed many of them:


Pros: With a heart of stone, the statue doesn't care if you disagree with the appropriateness of the memorial

Cons: Prefers Pepsi products; May re-animate, creating the longest Muster of all time

2. Glass Banana Pepper

Texas A&M is looking for something unique and iconic, right? Nothing embodies both of those words quite like a big-ass Banana Pepper.


Pros: Makes as much sense as a 12 Empty Seat memorial; tangy flavor elevates Kyle Field nachos

Cons: Makes as much sense as a 12 Empty Seat memorial; refuses to uncover crown during yells

3. 12 Cell Phone Towers

Cell coverage in Kyle Field has been lackluster to say the least. Adding 12 cell towers will enhance the coverage, and promote our uniquely identifying brand. Two birds, meet one stone.


Pros: Incredible cellular coverage on gameday so you can keep up with Reveille's tweets and snaps.

Cons: Radiation leads to migraines and skin lesions after 4 or 5 home games, but what's sovereign immunity for if you ain't gonna use it?

4. Giant Picture Frame

Instead of building a new jumbotron to play video, why not display the greatest still photograph in the history of Kyle Field, the Fighter Jet Selfie? Did it happen? Didn't it? You don't know for sure, and neither will they.


Pros: Is a fighter jet selfie

Cons: Is not 12 fighter jet selfies


Nothing's worse than being a recently removed Former Student on the west side of the stadium. You see the students standing and yelling, but you're surrounded by a more seasoned crowd who just isn't into having fun anymore. Instead of adding Yell Leaders to the west side to liven up the bluehairs, let's erect a monstrous YELL sign over on the east.


Pros: YELL™; animated old people are fun to watch

Cons: NOT A DAMN ONE #StudentProblems

6. Reminders of Greatness

The Aggies were once a dominant force in College Football. I believe they will be again soon. Why not remind our fans of the championships we've won, and the championships we're going to win, by painting all 12 of them in Comic Sans around the track?


Pros: Will make players play like champions; will make students cheer like champions; will make boosters donate like champions; champions

Cons: Will be mocked by fans of other schools (silver lining: "Boy Named Sue" toughness develops)

Have another good idea to replace the terrible 12 Empty Seat memorial, or just don't want it? Let Steve Moore ( or John Sharp ( know.

If you have an irrational fear of e-mailing authority figures, sign the petition to remove the memorial here.