Thanksgiving in Texas brings one thing: Aggie Football against t.u.
That’s what we did this year after spending Thanksgiving day with family in Houston, we drove up to College Station. It’s been about 5 years since we’ve attended a t.u. game against the Aggies, and this weekend’s game was pretty decent. Sure, the Ags lost, but who really expected them to win. The Ags played a good first half, and if it weren’t for Cedric Benson (ran 283 yards in the game), the t-sips might not have won (that guy sure can run the ball). [Read the AP Story here]
The more important events of Friday (to us) were meeting up with old buddies from our college days, and running into people we hadn’t seen in years. (The A&M game against t.u. in College Station is like Homecoming for most Aggies). Before the game we found a couple of guys that used to be in my outfit in the Corps, and a tailgate that some old buddies were hosting. We invited ourselves and enjoyed chili and beer with old friends. We bought our 12th-Man towels and enjoyed the game in some great seats we traded a scalper for. (We had 4 tickets but those seats were in the end-zone, so we traded them for 2 tickets on the 50 yard-line in row 1 — great seats — right behind the team).
After the game, we headed to the Dixie Chicken, which holds the record as the bar that “serves the most beer per square foot of any bar in the U.S.” and was selected as the #1 College Bar in America by Playboy Magazine in October 2002. At the bird we ran into a whole bunch of old Ags that we hadn’t seen in years. It was fantastic to go ‘home’ again.