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Thursday, June 23, 2005

A&M v. Tech in annual Dallas Big XII South consolation game?

Rumors abound about a potential annual showdown (of sorts) between Big XII South doormats Texas A&M and Texas Tech, allegedly to take place at Texas Stadium the evening of the Red River Shootout each year. While this plan does seem to have definite comedic value, it certainly would seem to be a dumb move from just about any angle you look at it. By definition, it is the junior tilt if it's held the same day in the same city as the Texas-OU game, and both schools would seem to lose a vital rivalry game at home every other year. Obviously, the schools will likely realize equal or better monetary rewards if they move the games, or else they certainly would not have even begun the discussions, but I would imagine that residents of the metropolises of College Station and Lubbock would prefer that the games stay on campus. I doubt that the Dallas' infrastructure would be positively affected by the influx of the four schools' alumni and fans all on the same weekend.

However, I'm still searching for confirmation that this plan is actually in place. All I've found thus far is this one-liner from the Dallas Morning News (registration required) indicating that there are discussions ongoing about moving some of the schools' future football games to Dallas and this blurb in the Houston Chronicle. The Chronicle's published report did indicate that this fall's November 5 game between the two schools will not be moved under any cirucmstance related to these discussions.

From a logistical standpoint, it certainly would be a good idea to hold the games in separate stadiums since the classy Red Raider fans would likely be unable to refrain from their 'tradition' of blasting Aggie fans in the face with the goalposts.


Blogger Joe said...

I'm not sure I could handle Dallas that weekend if Sooner, Aggie and Desert Aggie fans were all in the city at the same time. I do think Dallas retailers of jorts/swimming jeans would love that type of windfall though.

Thu Jun 23, 03:50:00 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Jorts! Yeah, baby! Much more original and comical than the typical mullet or animal husbandry jokes.

There's no way that plan should ever happen. Scott's analysis is spot-on (did I just type that?). Two schools with raging inferiority complexes would not play the JV game on the same day or weekend of the RRS.

Thu Jun 23, 04:11:00 PM  
Blogger Neil said...

I never heard that it would be the same weekend. That would be a varicolored buchet of blood.

My favortie part of this story is aggy's reaction. They don't want to acknowlegde Tceh as their rival. I get the inferiority complexes, but aggy thinking he's superior to Tceh, or anyone for that matter (read Baylor), makes me laugh. If they play on a neutral site, Leach gives Fran a woodshed beating every year.

Mon Jul 04, 09:38:00 AM  

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