Texas Vs. A&M: This Year Is Different

Dan SheddContributor INovember 24, 2009

BOULDER, CO - NOVEMBER 07:  The 12th Man supporters of the Texas A&M Aggies support their team against the Colorado Buffaloes during NCAA college football action at Folsom Field on November 7, 2009 in Boulder, Colorado. Colorado defeated Texas A&M 35-34.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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The annual Turkey day game against UT will be different for the Aggies this year. This year marks the ten year anniversary of the bonfire collapse of 1999. I was at the game in '99 and have been a die hard Aggie ever sense. The pure emotion of that day showed me what A&M was all about. I have never seen a school besides Virginia Tech, rally behind their team like the Aggies did that day. I remember not knowing what to do during halftime until a guy lead me over to him, interlocked legs with him and started swaying and let me tell you, it was a sight to see for the first time. I also remember the emotional tribute by the UT Marching band and their rendition of Amazing Grace. It sends chills up my spine and tears to my eyes whenever I think about it. The score was 20-16 but even more than that, I became an Aggie for life that day. The saying rings true. "From the inside looking out, you can't explain it."From the outside looking in, you can't understand it."

We may have had our struggles this year, but I pick A&M to upset Texas this year to make the tenth anniversary even more meaningful. Gig'em Aggies!