Texas A&M Football: Hat Gaffe Changes A&M Mascot from 'Aggies' to 'Bulldogs'

Barrett Sallee@BarrettSalleeSEC Football Lead WriterJuly 30, 2012

The season of transition in College Station apparently involves a mascot change—at least, according to a new hat available on SECStore.com

The Texas A&M Coaches Sideline Performance Hat features the Texas A&M logo on the front and the phrase "Bulldogs Football" on the back.

One problem though, Texas A&M's mascot is the Aggie, not the Bulldog.

The description for the hat indicates that it's not just a mix-up of images.

Do it in official Aggies style with the 2012 Coaches Sideline flex hat from Adidas. Featuring an embroidered school wordmark on the crown, embroidered “Bulldogs Football” lettering at the back and ClimaLITE fabric that conducts heat and sweat away from the body to keep you comfortable on warm game days, this cap will ensure that you’re dry and cool while you strategize about TAMU's next move.

This comes on the heels of the revelation that the new uniforms for Texas A&M and Mississippi State—whose mascot actually is the bulldog—look very similar. Adidas is the apparel provider for both schools, so that could certainly explain the mix-up. 

I wouldn't take it personally. It's a gaffe that's on the same level as baseball cards that have an error made on them. 

But considering Aggieland Outfitters designed a shirt that included North Carolina and excluded Missouri as states that boast SEC teams, it's been a rough apparel offseason if you're an Aggie fan.

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