Johnny Football doesn’t need to pick up girls on Twitter like Te’o or AJ McCarron real or imaginary. You wanna be with the man, you gotta come to the man. Wooo!! Here he is signing with some country music singers at something called the Ten Man Jam back in December.
So the Aggies of Texas A&M thought that they could get the jump on the whole college football realignment business by joining the SEC right away. Like, they thought they’d be in the SEC next season. The only problem with this is that the SEC never asked Texas A&M to join them, doesn’t really want them right now and basically told A&M “Yeah, uh, thanks big guy…but no thanks” on Sunday. Boy, have their faces got to be red…or orange…or burnt sienna or whatever their school colors are.
“(Texas A&M) did approach the SEC, not the other way around,” [Arkansas chancellor Dave] Gearhart said. “I’m not really sure of all the reasons for that. I’m sure that there’s a lot of speculation on behalf of a lot of people that what caused them to do that.
“The bottom line is they did approach the SEC.”
One has to assume that A&M was attempting to be proactive because they do not want to be left out in the cold when Texas bolts out of the Big 12 for greener pastures in the next year or two. Too bad for them that it appears A&M will not be going anywhere greener anytime soon.
Will anyone take on A&M now that the SEC flat out rejected them? Did they blow their proverbial wad when attempting to hook up with the prettiest girl in college? Could they now have to hook up with the last girl in the bar at 3am when the lights come on? Is it possible that I can make any more forced awkward references to my time spent in college? In all seriousness, no, they’re probably going to end up in the SEC at some point even though it doesn’t make any sense to me whatsoever.
Discounting money for a second, why on earth would A&M want to be in the SEC? They can barely compete against Texas (and that is being really really generous to them) how are they going to compete in a conference that most seasons has 2 or 3 teams that have the talent level as good or better than what Texas has on a yearly basis? Football-wise, the move makes zero sense whatsoever. Getting into the SEC would help them out financially for a bit sure, but in the end, it could hurt their program more than its already being hurt by languishing behind the Longhorns season after season.
I understand that big conferences with big teams bring in big dollars, but maybe A&M might do better for itself in the long run thinking smaller and instead trying to become a bigger fish in a littler pond. Perhaps A&M should think outside the box a little more, Nebraska and Colorado certainly did.
Former Texas A&M quarterback and newly drafted Dallas Cowboy Stephen McGee apparently made a few enemies while in college and one of them was Texas Tech coach Mike Leach…who says that his A&M coaches didn’t much like him either.
When asked to comment on the Cowboys’ drafting McGee, Leach had this to say about the move:
“I’m happy for Stephen McGee,” Texas Tech coach Mike Leach said. “The Dallas Cowboys like him more than his coaches at A&M did.”
Well, it is possible he does like him and that isn’t some not so subtle backhanded slap at the young QB…but I doubt it. Maybe Leach is just bitter his QB Graham Harrell didn’t get drafted.
We were really hoping this story would take a UNC molester turn but alas, our hopes were for naught. It’s just another simple case of football players being dumbasses.
Texas A&M football players Yemi Babalola and Brandon Joiner were each indicted on two counts of aggravated robbery. No buffets were harmed. Zing. Hey oh. They did tie up and rob a drug dealer. Joiner was also indicted for one felony count of manufacturing or delivering methamphetamine and two misdemeanor counts of possessing marijuana and hydrocodone.
You see what had happened was they just happened to be in the lab and wanted to make a citizen’s arrest but then the police came in and that’s where things got confused. Really there’s nothing to see here.
Unlike A&M, the Fat Boys always ended with an uplifting moral or full stomach and all left satisfied … until they all went solo or dead. Luckily for all of us, Men At Large filled the gap with ease. Pour out a little bacon vodka for these husky, defunct groups.
One should always be aware that when they are out in public or, say, at a football game that cameras might just be watching you. Maybe that is us being paranoid, but it would have served this gentleman well to not be caught on national television digging for gold…then eating it. Ew…