Yep. You nailed, John....and did your homework, as usual! I'm about as 100% Aggie as you will find...and I'm old enough to say that I've been that way for "decades." So, fwiw, I don't care a hoot whether we ever play the Horns again. We enjoyed some terrific years of a FRIENDLY, fun rivalry on the field "back in the day" - but that has not been the case in the past 10 years or so. Perhaps if Horns fans can "get over it" and give us some respect for what we have accomplished in the past year (they seem to be the ONLY ones in the country that can't see it...) we might someday have a mutually respectful rivalry befitting both of these great universities. That would be terrific and I'm all for it. (I personally believe there is a better chance of that now that we are in different conferences, btw) If not - no big deal. IMO, our new SEC family is amazing: fan bases, venues, teams and traditions - we Ags feel right at home. Makes it easy, really, to leave the dysfunctional family behind and move on. Oh, yeah...and the goldmine doesn't hurt either ;-)
I congratulated every Aggie friend on their big win over Alabama. Conversely, I heard next to nothing from them after our NC victory against USC. Why is that? I agree that a good-natured rivalry has turned sour with this realignment nonsense. Y'all did what was best for A&M.
Frankly, I don't see the point in reinstating the game if it can't be played on Thanksgiving. I see that y'all have successfully lobbied the SEC to play LSU on that day. That's a helluva game and should be a more than an adequate replacement.
JB TexasEx: "I congratulated...I heard nothing...Why is that?"
Well, JB...this is just a guess, but it might be that you are considered a bit "annoying" by some your Aggie friends - and maybe even your non-Aggie friends. Consider as evidence your postings on this blog....a bit excessive, perhaps.
I certainly congratulated my Longhorn friends after the NC game...and I was sincere in my good tidings!
BTW, my original post intended to convey that the "good-natured rivalry" had already "turned sour".....long before realignment...significant distinction.
True, most Aggies don't like it when their logic or integrity is questioned.
Sorry if you think my postings are "excessive". Thanks for being and staying classy.