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“All Nine”

Posted on: September 22nd, 2011 by SECAG No Comments

Those are my favorite words from all the events that occurred today,”all nine.”

In case you haven’t heard, the big twelve announced this evening that Dan Beebe would be stepping down as Big 12-2-1 commissioner. Former Big Eight commissioner Chuck Neinas will be filling in on an interim basis.

The league also announced the remaining nine teams pledged their tier 1 and tier 2 rights to the conference for the next 6 years. Everyone on that ride is on for a while it appears. The league on the verge of completely dissolving within the last week apparently has persuaded the 9 remaining members that this is in the best of all involved and this move is the beginning of rebuilding the stability that everyone is seeking.

As an Aggie, I can’t help but sit back and smile. As everyone of these teams was fretting and looking for a place to stay only to find themselves back together with all the reasons and schools they were looking to get away from, A&M sat on the sideline watching and waiting with the most stabil new home just waiting to be moved into.

Like I said, “all nine” were my favorite words of the day. Every time there was an interview, or a release, or a statement made, that reference was used. “All nine” schools decided this, or “all nine” schools are going to do that. Texas A&M is essentially as we’ve known, no longer in the Big 12-2-1. It’s just a matter of time till “all nine” schools say goodbye with a look of jealousy as we settle into our sweet new home in the SEC.

For another look at what happened and what was said today-
David Boren: Presidents agree to deal

Inching Closer

Posted on: September 20th, 2011 by SECAG No Comments

Tonight, the PAC 12 released the following statement–

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.– In light of the widespread speculation about potential scenarios for Conference re-alignment, the Pac-12 Presidents and Chancellors have affirmed their decision to remain a 12-team conference. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said, “after careful review we have determined that it is in the best interests of our member institutions, student-athletes and fans to remain a 12-team conference. While we have great respect for all of the institutions that have contacted us, and certain expansion proposals were financially attractive, we have a strong conference structure and culture of equality that we are committed to preserve. With new landmark TV agreements and plans to launch our innovative television networks, we are going to focus solely on these great assets, our strong heritage and the bright future in front of us.””

So what does this mean for the Aggies? Well it should clear the way for us to leave and for the Big 12-2-1 to send us on our way without a hassle. At this point it is in everyone’s best interest. The Big 12-2-1 will be staying together and it should now start to focus on who it is going to replace us with and if they should pick up more teams to go back to being a 12 team conference. With the team staying in tact and maybe even growing, Baylor should be OK to and even encouraged by conference mates to back off.

The SEC made the following tweet today, “The Southeastern Conference has not agreed, formally or informally, to accept any institution other than Texas A&M and there have not been conference discussions regarding changes in divisional alignments.” With this it just reiterates what we already knew that we were going. Now we can just expect the barriers to be pulled from both the Big 12-2-1 as well as the SEC sides.

Could September 21, 2011 be the day we remember being officially added to the SEC? We will soon know, and if tomorrow isn’t the day, it should be very very soon!

9-15-2011 Updates

Posted on: September 15th, 2011 by SECAG No Comments

While it continues to be oh so excruciatingly quiet this week, I have some quick updates as to where some things stand:

First off, the Aggies are gone. There is about a .001% chance of them going back to the Big 12-2-1. We followed the exit path set forth by the league, the SEC voted us in and now we are just waiting on everything else to shake out so we can officially accept that beautiful invite.

Now everything else going on isn’t so clear. First up is OU. They are apparently the last link keeping everyone from going on their merry way, and we may soon find out what their intentions are. They currently have a board of regents meeting setup for Monday, there are some very intriguing points of order in the agenda for that meeting. Here is the agenda, and I direct your attention to items 28 and 29.
OU Regents Official Agenda
As you can see, we should get a clear picture what direction OU, OSU and consequently the Big 12-2-1 will be going after this meeting Monday.

Now onto our good friend Ken Starr. It appears he decided this week was the week he needed even more help and headed all the way to Washington. That’s right K* is in Washington DC to try and scare up help for his lowly Conference USA bound bears. The beginning of this politico wrap-up gives a brief statement about Ken and his pleas in our Capital.
POLITICO Influence: Breaking: Ken Starr returns to Hill…
Why can’t Ken just move past all of this and see that he is doing nothing but hurting his own reputation(if possible) and that of his school? Baylor has the best team they’ve had in a long long time and that’s what he and his school should be focusing on. Instead of worrying about everyone else, worry about what they are doing themselves on the field and in finding the best future home of the Baylor Bears.

Lastly today we get to see what kind of fun those longhors are up to in Austin. It looks like one of Mack’s main men wasn’t being such a good boy and it got “ol’ Freak Nasty” into some trouble.
Cleve Bryant was fired for harassment

It’s been so slow with info about our move and everyone else’s this week that it’s driven me to focus on work and stay off the internet reading everything possible. Hopefully as we get through another actual game and move into next week starting with OU’s meeting we’ll have some more definitive information about our future as well as everyone else’s and we’ll try to keep you as up do date as possible as that happens.

Where We Stand

Posted on: September 10th, 2011 by SECAG No Comments

So there wasn’t very much Texas A&M Aggies to the SEC action being released to the public or even leaked the last couple days. However, there was a large amount of action occurring behind the scenes and we here at have the first hand look at what has been happening!

This story starts in the city of Waco, Texas…

Here we run into the man leading the charge against the Aggies, Ken Starr. We received the image below from someone inside the Baylor staff of the villain as he gives his staff a speech about how proud he was that they were being “Baylor Bold”.

He was also heard proudly telling staffers, “We are saving college football for everyone! And the Trillions we will make from holding Texas A&M hostage and manipulating OU will be well worth it when we can finally buy another tarp to cover our other endzone”.

“Though our first attempt at a campaign to stop this madness was shut down by TXDot for copyright infringement, we will come up with another genius plan to save Texas football, that’s right, we’ll RISE UP!”

Meanwhile south on 6 in College Station, TX…

Dr. Bowen Loftin was preparing to lead his people out of the shadow of the dying Big 12-2-1. He was frustrated with the run around and other schools going back on their words.

In preparation for the tough time ahead he grew his battle beard and donned his ceremonial robes worn when it is time to vanquish his enemies. This move is a “100 year decision” for Texas A&M and Dr. Loftin was not one to take it lightly. We are SEC bound and no “Baylor” is going to keep that from being so!

Now many people have seen a honey badger online and wished they had one as a pet(if you haven’t seen one, go here – Honey Badger on Youtube). Up until now though, no one has seen the amazing animal that is the Loftin Badger! There is one in existence and it is owned by Dr. Loftin. This beautiful animal was seen this week as Dr. Loftin sent him to Waco to warn Pharaoh Ken Starr that he should “Let My Aggies Go” because the Loftin Badger doesn’t give a %$&*! The ferocious animal can be seen below as he entered Baylor’s campus.

Now you are essentially caught up on where we stand so far. The Aggies have been accepted to and are ready to join the SEC as soon as Baylor realizes they are only delaying the inevitable. Now that Dr. Loftin is at work and the Loftin Badger has been unleashed, this thing could be wrapped up very early this next week.

Baylor Still Being Baylor

Posted on: September 8th, 2011 by SECAG No Comments

Well if you’ve been following along today you know that a lot has changed since this morning while almost nothing has changed. We still have the votes to join the SEC and we are still leaving and Baylor is still in our way.

Why? That is all that keeps running through my head and was running rampant around the twitterverse today. What is the end game in all this for the school that deserves to be and should most likely end up in a non-Automatic qualifying conference. We are leaving and all you are doing is burning bridges for future games and making a reputation that will do nothing but hinder your entrance into your next conference home. I mean really, holding A&M and or OU hostage is really going to make for a beneficial and stable conference going forward?! Everyone has carried Baylor since they weaseled their way into the Big 12-2-1 when it was created 15 years ago, yet 15 years and 18 Big XII wins later, the desire to hang with the “big boys” still runs strong in your delusional little Baylor heads. I mean Iowa State has even had “successful” years in comparison, but they know who they are and you are still Baylor.

Now let’s look at this from a little bit different perspective. I can’t see going to a new conference as anything but a positive for Baylor. Just look at TCU as a great example of a what a program similar to Baylor’s could build with a smart move. They win a lot and get tons of national exposure because of it. They recruit very well, win on a regular basis and get mentioned every year as a team that has a chance to push through because they set themselves up to succeed. The money initially lost with the move to a smaller conference can even start to be made up with the increased merchandising and ticket sales that come from having a successful program. They could likely have more say in the conference decisions and control as they would come in as a larger program and almost definitely have instant success against a less daunting schedule.

Now maybe none of that could actually happen, because let’s face it, Baylor is Baylor. They could very possibly and most likely will figure out how to get to the bottom of any conference they end up in and try to ride the coattails of their new conference mates, such as East Carolina and UAB.

When it comes down to it, this whole thing is beginning to piss me off, as it is thousands of other Aggies and SEC fans out there. The sooner this ends, the better everyone will be. The conference was getting out of our way in the best interest of everyone and the only thing holding us back at this point is Baylor still being Baylor.

Baylor’s In The Way

Posted on: September 7th, 2011 by SECAG 2 Comments

Statement from Dr. Bernie Machen, Chair, Southeastern Conference Presidents and Chancellors:

After receiving unanimous written assurance from the Big 12 on September 2 that the Southeastern Conference was free to accept Texas A&M to join as a new member, the presidents and chancellors of the SEC met last night with the intention of accepting the application of Texas A&M to be the newest member of the SEC. We were notified yesterday afternoon that at least one Big 12 institution had withdrawn its previous consent and was considering legal action. The SEC has stated that to consider an institution for membership, there must be no contractual hindrances to its departure. The SEC voted unanimously to accept Texas A&M University as a member upon receiving acceptable reconfirmation that the Big 12 and its members have reaffirmed the letter dated September 2, 2011.

It is really starting to feel like Baylor is that little cousin that ruins all the fun because they cry and whine to the point that no one is allowed to do anything with out taking them along. They are doing everything they can to stop Texas A&M from leaving and it’s getting to the point of pathetic. We are going to leave and the rest of the Big 12-2-1 would like it just to happen and be done with so everyone can make their own plans, but Baylor just won’t stand down. We’ll see what happens with the Big 12-2-1 meeting today to discuss plans moving forward, but for now the ONLY thing in the way is Baylor

Oh and here is the letter from the Big 12-2-1 to Mike Slive and the SEC assuring them we were clear of legal action moving forward – Clearance Letter – I guess they forgot to send Baylor their copy.

On the Eve of Secession

Posted on: September 7th, 2011 by SECAG No Comments

It is widely known that the SEC Presidents met today to vote on extending the Texas Aggies the long awaited SEC invite. What has come from this meeting has yet to be officially announced, but it is being talked about as anywhere from a 10-2 to a 12-0 yes vote. Either way it should be announced very soon that we are heading East. On that announcement front, we are hearing that parking space and event space have been reserved and setup for a big event tomorrow at Kyle, and we can only assume that our coveted announcement will be happening tomorrow.

The last month of rumor and speculation has seemed like an extremely long one and the official announcement can’t come fast enough. I for one am going to be fairly useless at work tomorrow following twitter and refreshing my browser before enjoying some well made bourbon in celebration.

This is all obviously coming at a great time for Aggie athletics with just about every program on the way up, or already residing at the top of their game. This was none the clearer than Sunday afternoon at Kyle Field. Our Aggies showed up and took care of business the way a top 10 team should against a very good SMU football team. The crowd and atmosphere were electric, not just during the game, but all day. Walking across campus it just felt different. The tailgating was at full force, the amount of people on campus was amazing and the weather turned awesome, albeit windy, just in time for 86,000 plus to enjoy a great opening game.

I’m so excited for the rest of the season and seeing what this team can do as I’m sure so many others are as well. An announcement tomorrow will just top off a great first week of football and set our sporting year up for an amazing goodbye to the Big 12-2-1.

I would do a writeup on the game and go in to detail about the good and bad of our game Sunday, but I’m a little late getting to it with the holiday weekend and half way attempting to get caught up on work this morning and if you haven’t found a better one online by now well, you should.

On another note, I’ve done some remodeling around here as I’m sure you noticed if you’ve been here before. One addition I’ve made is that I’ve added a Media Page for pictures I’ve taken or images/videos/gifs I make. I added some of the pictures I took from Sundays SMU game to get it started for now. I also hope to get a page up for the wallpapers I make as well as a roster and schedules pages, but those will all come in time.

So thanks for stopping by and hopefully the next time I get something posted it will be as a proud fan of the newest SEC team. SECede!

OU Rumors Picking Up

Posted on: September 3rd, 2011 by SECAG 2 Comments

Here on the eve of the greatest day of the year – College Football Day – rumors have started to spread that Oklahoma University is starting to shop around for a new conference of their own.

David Boren, the President of OU, has been widely reported as having said, “The Big 12 is not the same Big 12, I was extremely disappointed when Nebraska departed. Disappointed when Colorado departed.” The future of the Big 12-2-1 is clearly looking bleak, which could be a great thing for us Aggies. With no conference to pay, we could be able to jump to the SEC free and clear of the hefty exit fees that many have projected.

Mr. Boren has also set up a fairly quick time frame for any move or announcements to be made by OU, saying, “My experience is that, in these kinds of things, it might be a matter of 72 hours, it might be a matter of two weeks, I don’t really think this is something that’s going to linger on beyond two or three weeks, from the outside.”

This is some big news from the giant that has been lurking in the shadows of TU, and should be a very interesting story to watch unfold in the next couple of weeks as we may be finally seeing the crumbling of the Big 12.

For more of what Mr. Boren had to say…Boren on Big 12, OU’s future in it.

Dearest Kyle Field

Posted on: August 30th, 2011 by BB_05 No Comments

Dearest Kyle Field,

Please, have a seat. You had a helluva run, old chap. But you’re very Big 12. We’ll try to be careful not to disturb the Revs and overall idea of you, but we’ve made the executive decision to go on and put you out to pasture.

If it makes you feel any better, we’re buying the largest football stadium in college football. You heard me right, the largest in the game. So please know that ONLY the biggest and baddest mf’er purchaseable under the sun is what did you in.

But the cash cow needs a new barn. And your barn is stinky and maxes out at 90 thou. Haha. 90 thou. That was nice when we lived on a Big 12 budget and we couldn’t rely on visitor ticket sales to even make a dent in the light bill. WE HAD TO PLAY IOWA STATE AT 2:30pm BC WE COULDN’T PAY THE LIGHT BILL!!

The SEC demands the best. And we’re simply not interested in going to the SEC to be middle of the pack. We’re far too wealthy and richly resourced for that bullshit. Matter of fact, starting next week, we’ll be restocking the tp in the Bright Complex with stacks of hundos. And Ol Sarge is replacing the stars and bars on his chest with gold nuggets. Just badass, plump gold Nuggets.

It’s been said that the SEC is an arms race. Well consider this our first third arm purchase. And it’s gonna be a motherfucker.

We wanna have this conversation with recruits:

“Hi Texas A&M, I am 4 star stud XYZ from Houston, can I please play football 1.5 hours from my house, in the SEC, in the largest college football stadium on Earth (112,000 seats), and win you Championships?”

“Well, as much as we’d love to offer everyone, our class has already been filled with 25 5 star SEC studs. We’d love to have you try out for the 12Th Man Kickoff Team as a preferred walkon though!”

“Done, coach. Thank you for the opportunity to compete for a position on the Fightin Texas Aggie team. Signed in blood. Maroon Blood. Kyle Field at Von Miller Stadium, here I come!!!”

Kyle, you’ve been great to us for so long, old man. You’ve seen em win and you only saw em quit under Fran a couple times. But the Aggie faithful won’t have a place to nestle in the sweet graces your holy bosom without this change. The SEC is going to find a way to weasel their way in through the sacred gates one way or another. They’re already buying up hotel rooms at the Ramada on Texas for 2012. They’ve got dinner reservations at Blue Baker! I PROMISE, we are only making space for the additional Aggie fans and 5 star recruit’s parents viewing boxes at Kyle Field.

It’s been great, Kyle. We’ll never forget the way you rocked. So hard. So very hard.


Thanks for the Welcome SEC – From new blogger BB_05

Posted on: August 18th, 2011 by SECAG 5 Comments

Dear SEC,

Just stop it already. I don’t wanna hear about how glad you are to have The Texas Aggies in your conference. I’m sick of seeing your guest names on my websites. I Hate you. I don’t need your historical citations of conference brotherhood. I don’t care that we let you have a couple of our coaches. And I don’t want you posting SEC SEC SEC! on my facebook wall.

You think I’m starting this relationship off on the wrong foot?? False. I’m starting it off on the right foot. With more unimaginable hate than your feeble brain can calculate.

This is what I know to be true, quantifiable, empirical, irrevocable FACT: NO ONE LOVES THE TEXAS AGGIES. In the history of the world, no man has ever loved the Aggies that loves another school. “No man can serve two masters.” -The Bible.

And we’ve worked for decades to position ourselves like that and maintain said position.

You don’t respect me or my brothers. You see me as an opportunity, not a challenge. You don’t see majestic Maroon, you see greed green. You think just because you bought a month’s worth of our TexAgs that you can just come on in bang my wife? And now you think I’m just gonna let you into TEXAS and bang my recruits too?? Well, fuck you.

I don’t want to callabo hate for the sips with you, bc you don’t hate the sips like I do. I buried the greatest Aggie I’ve ever known last year on a t.u. pennant, because the guy hated the sips so intensely. Blind hatred, gentlemen. A man who well into his 80s couldn’t look a horn in the eye because he knew they were vile and untrustworthy. Hell, you probably own something in your house that is some shade of orange? Ha! No, no, you don’t hate sips like I do.

Some Razorback cock wrinkle had the audacity to proclaim yesterday that after the hate on the field, he likes to drink and eat with the other SEC teams and party. Well, I don’t want an invite. I’m not going to Baton Rouge to have a beignet and wax nostalgic about the time they fucked with our bank roll. I’m not gonna draw some blurred parallel between Auburn and myself, because we’re both products of a land grant Agriculture and Mechanical Colleges. They’re not like me. They work for me.

I’m not going to Gainesville to take a picture with Tim Tebow. And I’m not gonna spell words like “Tibeaux”, because that shit doesn’t make phonetic sense to me. I’m a Texas man, goddammit. With tha sausage, and the fried eggs, and the T-bone steaks.

We, The Texas Aggies are gonna grace whatever Conference WE decide will benefit US the most. We’re 100 MILLION cockstrong, rabid, bloodthirsty fans. With loaded wallets and vacation days abundant.

If the Aggies are playin on the moon, you bet your sweet ass, we’re comin too. Even if the moon signed the #1 class in the nation and we’re 100 pt. dogs. We’re buyin the officially licensed bowl shirts, before the game, and Carter Beauford is gonna lead Yell Practice from the Aitken Basin.

I hate that you conned us into Fran. I hate that you got Championships out of Coach Bryant. I hate Schula Steak Houses. I hate croakies, I hate boat shoes, and I hate North Face. I’m gonna make a mess in all your bars, talk loudly, flex my ripped Aggie guns, and feed your women from the flow of my loins.

So you can cool it will the wolf in sheep’s clothing act. You and everyone of your patronizing SEC pals.

We’re not coming to your league to drink beer with you. We’re coming to your league to kick your asses and then steal your beer and then pour it out and drink Lone Star.

Yeah. It’s like this and like that, motherfuckers,