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Yo, Aggie Fans, You Can’t Complain About ‘Horn Fans If You Act Like ‘Em

Since Texas A&M joined the SEC, Aggie-backers have told tale upon tale of the evils of the Texas Longhorns.  Their athletics program, their network, their fans.

A few Horns have, of course, also come to our site to post attacks against A&M, as well.  To be blunt, it all seems really quite silly.

But Aggie fans will need to pipe down a bit about Texas fans if they were behind a string of pro-TAMU messages recently spray-painted across the University of Texas’ campus in Austin.  We say if because when a pro-A&M taunt aimed at Florida appeared in billboard form in Gainesville back in September, Aggie fans immediate claimed it had to be the work of a Texas fan who wanted to make A&M look bad.  The school itself tracked down the person(s) behind the board and had it taken down, but the school never released — to my knowledge — any information about who actually posted that billboard.

And if it had really been a Texas fan or booster group behind the sign, we’re guessing A&M officials would have pointed that out pretty dang quickly.

At any rate, the messages left on the campus of the Big XII’s UT included such Aggie-centric phrases as “Howdy,” “gig ‘em,” “farmer’s fight,” “atm” and, of course, “SEC.”

One message also read, “Do you miss us yet?”

Here’s guessing no.  Not if vandalism and boasting are Aggie calling cards, they’re probably not missing A&M at all.

Now, is this the simple, prankish work of a few A&M versions of Otter, Bluto and D-Day?  Perhaps and that would certainly make it a bit more palatable.  Juvenile and illegal, but palatable.

Or were these Texas fans — as A&M backers will surely claim — spray-painting their own campus in an effort to make all Aggies look bad?  Probably not, but those claims will come.

We’ve said since long, long before Texas A&M actually joined the SEC that the school would be a perfect fit for the league.  For the most part, that’s exactly what it has been.  But the boastful messages posted on billboards and spray-painted on rival campuses — if perpetrated by actual Aggies — suggest some of the school’s fans are more in tune with with stereotypical Lone Star State boastfulness than they are the more “genteel” nature of the Deep South.  (Sip mint julep… now.)

 


20 comments
genericusername
genericusername

Those who graffitied the UT campus weren't acting like UT fans. They were acting like Tech fans.

Gigem02
Gigem02

to heck with t.u. and that campus.  here is hoping we can somehow, someway, play them in a bowl game and let "Johnny Football" further dismantle that over rated defense of theirs

AndrewMartin
AndrewMartin

Let's see, the Aggies stole Bevo and served him as a steak dinner for both football teams, stole Bevo and branded it causing the name Bevo to be born, and took oats and planted "A&M" on tu's field. None of this is past an Aggie. Bottom line is Texas turned tale on one of the country's oldest and most storied rivalries. It should be settled on the field, period! The state deserves this game economically and emotionally during Thanksgiving. Texas' greed may cost their ability to reconcile because once LSU becomes A&M's new Thanksgiving rivalry their will be no turning back. Wake up Longhorns and Aggies! This is not the time to squander things permanently!

TexAgMJ
TexAgMJ

 @AndrewMartin Just fyi, it wasn't the Aggies that served Bevo as a steak dinner, it was the horns.  After being branded with "13-0" in 1915, since the school didn't have the money to take care of him, they horns fattened him up and served him to both teams at a banquet in 1920.  (http://goo.gl/TLszH)

Tmaggie85
Tmaggie85

sorry typo, naive was the word.

Tmaggie85
Tmaggie85 like.author.displayName 1 Like

I hope it wasn't an Aggie, but we - like all schools have bad apples.  I know the article said if, one of us did it, and I hope we didn't, but I am not so naieve to think that we couldn't.  I am not so sure the conspiracy theories help our cause either.  I would hope that our reputation, such as the nice things that people at Auburn and our visitors from Florida said about us would allow us the opportunity to disreagrd such negative things as being accused of vandalism and taunting billboards, but until then, as an Aggie, I would like to apologize for the vandalism. 

Vander
Vander like.author.displayName 1 Like

"Or were these Texas fans — as A&M backers will surely claim — spray-painting their own campus in an effort to make all Aggies look bad?  Probably not, but those claims will come."

 

I hate to call you out John, but it happened last year.

 

MikeGilmer
MikeGilmer like.author.displayName 1 Like

Genteel nature of the Deep South?  Seriously?  You mean like poisoning trees?  I am an Ole Miss fan and could recount numerous incidents in the Ole Miss - State feud that makes the graffiti on the UT campus look very tame indeed.  Anyway, the University of Texas are a bunch of pompous a-holes anyway and I say Giggem A&M anyway you can.

John at MrSEC
John at MrSEC moderator

 @MikeGilmer 

 

As I replied to a previous poster:

 

"And here I thought the quotation marks around 'genteel' and the 'Sip mint julep... now' line would've made my sarcasm clear.  Apparently not."

 

Thanks for visiting the site,

John

 

joshpettett
joshpettett like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

Odds of it being an Aggie is slim I'd say based on words used... Corps? Go Aggies? No actual Ag I know would EVER use those as smack talk.. Not too mention, I almost guarantee that 'SEC' would be everywhere.

Vander
Vander

 @joshpettett I was thinking the same thing.  The words spray painted on the campus just do not add up.

TexAgMJ
TexAgMJ like.author.displayName 1 Like

 @joshpettett Yeah, "Corps" and "Go Aggies" really make me think it wasn't an Ag who did this.

Clarence
Clarence

Now if it said "Johnny Football was here" kind of like the old Kilroy was here, then maybe I would say an Aggie was behind it.   Doesn't sound like Aggie smack talk.  Of course, always a few bad apples, so I don't know.

TexAgMJ
TexAgMJ

I'd actually guess it was fans of baylor.  They've had a bitter hatred for A&M forever and they've  been looking at ways to get back at us for the billboard that was put up in Waco when they were threatening to sue A&M last summer.

TexAgMJ
TexAgMJ

Not saying it wasn't an Aggie fan (every fan base has the occasional idiot), just saying it wouldn't surprise me at all if it were a baylor fan.

RexRacer93
RexRacer93 like.author.displayName 1 Like

Yeah, because nobody in the genteel Deep South would spray paint stuff. They just teabag an unconscious person or poison trees. Whoever did this is childish and immature, and I hope it was not an Aggie. But if it was, let us not go overboard by criticizing the entire Aggie fan base.

John at MrSEC
John at MrSEC moderator

 @RexRacer93 

 

And here I thought the quotation marks around "genteel" and the "Sip mint julep... now" line would've made my sarcasm clear.  Apparently not.

 

Also, as far as "criticizing the entire Aggie fan base" goes, you'll please note that plenty of "ifs" and a "some of the school's fans" were used.  (It was purposefully written that way in anticipation of this type of response.)

 

I am enjoying the fact that -- as predicted -- the most common response is that this simply couldn't be the work of an Aggie.  I thought the finger would be pointed at Texas fans, but so far we've gotten Texas Tech and Baylor fans drawing accusations as well.  Duly noted for future reference.

 

Thanks for visiting the site,

John

 

 

Vander
Vander like.author.displayName 1 Like

 @John at MrSEC  @RexRacer93 The only thing I can say is that a Texas fan did it last year and there are some things that were spray painted that just does not make since.  It is possible that an Aggie did this, but I am hoping they did not.  I just hate when people jump to conclusions before the truth is reveled.

Vander
Vander like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

Something similar to this happened last year and it turned out to be a UT student trying to make us look bad.  This could also be a Tech fan because they are know to do whatever they want.

 

Here's to hoping it is not a true Aggie.

alamoaggie08
alamoaggie08

 @Vander

 agreed.  you can't jump to conclusion on these things.  it wouldn't suprise me in the least if it was someone else trying to make a&m look bad.  they've done it before and they'll do it again.



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