Biggest Game of the Season!
Now I'm not the biggest football fan, not even close, BUT this was a very special day in Aggieland. Last year, A&M had a phenomenal 1st year in the SEC and managed to beat a strong rival, Alabama 29-24. Spirits were high (both the type sold at Spec's and the other one that makes you feel on tingly inside) as College Station welcomed around 70,000 out of town spectators (including ESPN). This year, I decided to beat the heat and enjoy the game with good ol' A.C, fresh pours, old friends, and new friends on the beloved Northgate. (Don't get me wrong, I had my fair share of tailgatin' and redass fun just prior to kick-off).
We came across some Alabama folk, whom I must say were incredibly pleasant and a pleasure to meet. I've heard awful terrible rumors about not-so-friendly Alabama fans, but the few I crossed paths with today really blew that thought out the water. Throughout the course of the game, we shared hookahs with one-another, cracked jokes, and sipped on mimosas. I'm not sure if college football gets much classier than this, hahaha. The best part: the Alabama fans thanked us for our kindness and generosity, and I quote, "You always hear bout how Aggies are so great and friendly, but y'all really lived up to the expectation…" I couldn't feel more proud to be an Aggie after hearing those words. This just goes to show, people will never fail to amaze you and it's ultimately up to you to make the best of your surroundings.
The Aggies fought long, fought hard, but were unable to defeat 'Bama.
It's okay Ags, we'll get them next time!
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