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2 months, 3 weeks ago on Is A&M’s Manziel That Good Or Is Bama’s Defense Not As Good As 2012? Yes
3 months ago on The Power Shift In Texas Continues At BreakNeck Speed
@John at MrSEC @Clarence No offense taken. Check out what this great reporter wrote a year ago over the billboard in Gainesville...
Aggie fans immediately picked up on the whole “Aggie Nation” thing. For those SEC’ers just getting to know A&M, apparently it’s Aggieland, not Aggie Nation… at least according to the many, many angry A&M fans I’ve heard from in the past 24 hours. For that reason, A&M VP of marketing and communications Jason Cook — like many Aggie fans — suspects that someone other than a pro-A&M person put up the billboard.
“Texas A&M fans do not refer to themselves as the Aggie Nation… We refer to ourselves either as the Aggie Network or the Twelfth Man,” Cook said.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Texas A&M Chancellor Not Happy With ESPN’s Rovell
@BonzaiB #1 Prove it. # 2. Sharp is a career politician that found his way into academia. #3. Offseason is the reason it won't die down.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Texas A&M Chancellor Not Happy With ESPN’s Rovell
Hey John. Nice of you to stay neutral.
BTW, we are the 12th Man, trademarked and all. Aggie Nation is used by those who do not understand the history of the 12th Man.
Good site. Keep it up. So glad the season is almost here.
One other interesting tidbit on LSU vs A&M on T-day 2014. With the stadium reconstruction, I think capacity will be 109,000 in 2014 because half the existing stands will still be standing. Those get torn down between 2014 and 2015 season and get downsized to add in all the new luxury suits and finish out at 102,500 capacity.
So look for a massive record crowd for LSU vs. A&M.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on The 2014 SEC Schedule Is Now Available
@Speedy98 Agree with speedy. The other kicker is Texas state law that says A&M can sue the brokers for damages if their actions against the rules causes JFF to get suspended. No way those brokers are going to blab. Their way of life will go under the microscope.
IRS probably would like to know what they are buying and selling in cash. Somebody has a tax-free cash income stream.
Not to mention the damages A&M will claim with no Johnny Football. He brought millions of dollars in revenue and attention. Those brokers will go under trying to defend themselves.
At this point, my guess is they are just glad the were able to make a nice gut punch to the celebrity Johnny Football and pay him back for them getting shutdown on Ebay for 2 weeks when he filed copyrights on Johnny Football.
I am not a crook. (Nixon)
Who knew what, when? (Reagan)
Read my lips. (Bush)
It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is. (Clinton)
It's not what you did, it's what the NCAA can prove you did. (Manziel)
Oh, and you think Johnny was the only one signing large quantities of autographs for charity? Lots of charity loving college football players out there.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Does A&M’s Manziel Have A “Get Out Of Jail Free” Card? Let’s Look At The Rule Book
Tolerance is a new found virtue in Aggieland.
4 months ago on A&M’ers Comparing Manziel To Other Autograph Signers Are Off Base
JFF is no hermit. Wait until he gets 600 yds offense against Rice. All will be forgotten and/or forgiven. Then Sam Houston gets a ""payback" for all their smack talk last year as JFF logs another 600 yards. Then the game of the Millennium. The football world will revolve around Johnny's world in College Station for a week.
You think he will be a hermit?
4 months, 1 week ago on An Open Letter To Johnny Football
Used to I couldn't even spell quarterback. Now I are one.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Bama’s McCarron Not Answering Questions About A&M’s Manziel
Buster says tell Steven Garcia when it comes to football skills, he was no Johnny Football.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Ex-USC QB Garcia Tweets About A&M’s Manziel… And A.D. Hyman
Sounds like seven years, not seventeen.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on
Gee is an equal opportunity offender.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Slive Has Already Accepted An Apology From OSU’s Gee; Columnists, Twitter Outraged
Usually, the "hacker" is a friend or family member who sees your phone or computer open to your Twitter and sends out a message. I bet that's what happened here. No computer geeks involved.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Ex-Bama Lineman Fluker Says Twitter Feed Hacked, But How Prevalent Is Hacking?
Karl Malone. Not Moses.
10 months ago on SEC Headlines 2/13/2013
Agree. Bobby Petrino is really to blame.
I still can't believe there was not someone on that staff who could have been interim coach. I think that would have been a better path. Doubtful anyone will ever do another 10 month contract for a HC.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Ex-Hog Coaches Say A.D. Long And Players Quitting Were To Blame For Bad Season
The secret is how many retakes does each shot take? With Johnny Football, not too many.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on A&M’s Manziel A Trick Shot Artist, Too?
Good read.... I think you are right. We are in a holding pattern until ACC vs MD lawsuit or exit agreement is final. Based on what I've read here, the exit fee will be based largely on actual damages, so ACC adding UL makes losing MD break even or maybe a plus on the ACC side in the near term, so I don't expect the $50M fee to hold up.
John or some reader, I would like you to explain one statement about Swofford and the ACC. What does the statement "If he gets this turn right, it could undo a previous twist he’s already made" mean? What was the previous twist?
11 months ago on Big Bang Theories: The Countdown To Super-Conferences (Part 4)
@Expansion Family Fun No way. Slive won't give up the MO/KS footprint, and he certainly does not want 24 in the denominator when calculating revenue per school.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Missouri A.D. Mike Alden On Expansion: “There’s More Coming. It’s Not Over”
@Expansion Family Fun Must be some crazy discussions going on behind the scenes. Big players from ACC are trying to figure out how to keep their conference together, while running the numbers that show they will be $10M - $15M in the hole per year by not joining a conference that has the big network dollars.
I'm sticking with John on the FSU not getting SEC invite theory. I say UNC, Duke and UVA to B1G (there's your real life Hoops Dream) and NC St and VT to SEC. Throw in a maybe on B1G taking GT.
B1G gets the AAU schools that play BB and can host home football games for B1G alums across the east coast and south. SEC grows the footprint and adds two more SEC culture schools.
After that, it gets really crazy. Everyone left has to scramble to make something work and it all depends on how the new playoff gets rolled out (AQ type scenario) and if it quickly gets morphed (to 6-8 teams or more).
I'm not sold on B12 growing. Deloss Dodds gets his LHN dollars without a conference champion game. I could see a scenario where the remaining ACC schools form a football conference (Miami, Clemson, FSU, Pitt, BC, Syracuse) and pick the Big East clean (Cincy, UConn) and maybe try and entice WVU back to the east coast (Come on! You always wanted to be ACC!!).