Texas college football is in serious trouble.
It’s heart and soul, the rivalry between the University of Texas and Texas A&M is in serious jeopardy. The Aggies are heading to the Southeastern Conference, likely ending it’s in-state rivalry with the Longhorns. Just when their annual match-up returned to Thanksgiving, it’s over. It’s a shocking move by a school that is built upon some of the strongest traditions in college football.
No more yell practices on the Capitol steps. Any hope of the return of the Bonfire, exstinguished. Longhorns will hoop and holler, claiming ultimate victory; chasing their longtime rivals out of the state of Texas for good. They’ll soon regret it, they’re nothing with the Aggies.
Sure, they’ve built one of the most prestigious athletic programs in the history of collegiate sports. Yes, they have a powerful new cable network to put burnt orange in homes across the country. But who are you going to brag to now? In the end, your greatest enemy was your greatest friend.
In the end, A&M is walking away, not because it’s afraid, but because it can’t continue to watch Bevo gorge his greedy appetite. The SEC provides protection and a new lease on life. Still, it’s a selfish, cowardly decision. There’s the saying, “If you can’t beat’em, join’em.” For the Aggies its, “If you can’t beat’em, burn the whole damn thing to the ground.”
Texas college football is about to change forever. UT was too greedy, and A&M too selfish. All Texans will be able to look forward to on Thanksgiving day is the Dallas Cowboys.
Happy fucking holidays.