I think it's fair to say that I'm a pretty die hard fan. Most of the stuff I own has an A&M logo on it. So today, a normal Tuesday, I'm wearing an A&M polo to go along with the A&M lanyard I keep my keys on, along with my wallet which coincidentally has an A&M logo on it as well. I'm going to be in the market for a new dopp kit soon enough, and the search has begun for the right one..."right" being defined as having an A&M logo on it.
I'm also not athletically talented or football smart in any way shape or form. I don't have the ability to contribute anything positive to the A&M football team. I also am smart and logical enough to know deep down inside that nothing I do on gameday can impact the outcome of a football game.
Or can it?
We all have superstitions, and I figured this would be a good opportunity for us to discuss them in light of what happened this past weekend. I'm going to share my experience with you, and I'd like for you to share how you contributed to A&M's winning efforts--because despite all rational thought, you changing your shirt at half helped us win.
I started off watching the game in our play room which is where I watched the SC game as well. Sat in the same spot, wearing the same A&M Adidas Climacool longsleeve I wore against SC. I was drinking a Shock Top Raspberry Wheat beer because they taste like candy. I was tweeting from my phone...but the key difference was that I had it plugged in using an extension cord (maybe that's where I went wrong).
The game was going poorly. I stayed in that position until the half, at which time I made the executive decision to do a few things:
- Change clothes. Completely. Including underwear. Discarded my longsleeve maroon A&M Adidas Climacool shirt, for a short sleeve white Adidas Climacool that simply said "AGGIE FOOTBALL". I needed to simplify my message.
- Change rooms. I went downstairs to our living room where I had watched both Lamar and SMU
- Stopped drinking shock top and drink craft beers that my wife had picked up that taste less like candy