Most Expensive Season Game Ever

Most Expensive Season Game Ever

I know that a lot of my posts this week are about the A&M vs. Alabama game this Saturday, but let’s get real. Everyone and their mother is talking about this match-up! But people aren’t just talking about this game, people are shelling out tons of money just to get inside the stadium! Average ticket price? $763.

Check out Forbes article for more details!

Advertisements

“CBS will have one camera devoted to Johnny Manziel on Saturday”

Scott Halleran/Getty Images

ONE camera devoted solely to Johnny Manziel for Saturday’s game against Alabama? Maybe just a tad bit too much?

When did football become more about the gossip involved than the actual sport? If I wanted to watch Johnny blow his nose on the sidelines, or get a close up of his custom-designed Adidas cleats and all their glorious perfection, I would turn on TMZ or E! News… Given, it will be pretty cool to see all the plays he makes and have a sneak-peek of how he interacts on the sidelines with fellow teammates and coaches! Think it’s a little too much or exactly what we need? Share your thoughts and opions on the “Johnny Cam” and read the article for yourself! http://usat.ly/1cYMZwi

Small Acts of Kindness

Spending every game on the sidelines at Kyle Field,  I see some interesting stuff that the cameras and reporters fail to catch- or choose not to show publicly. So here are a few things I saw from the sidelines at last night’s game.

Despite the looming thunder clouds and rainy weather in College Station last night, the Aggies showed up to play some football, and BTHO Sam Houston State, 65-28.  A-A-A-WHOOP! FYI: that “whooping” you always hear coming from the stands at Kyle Field is called a Wildcat.

  • Wildcat – another Aggie expression of approval; each academic class has its own wildcat:
    • Freshman: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
    • Sophomore:  A-A-A-A-A!
    • Junior: A-A-A-WHOOP
    • Senior: A-WHOOP!

Anyways, where was I? Oh, Yes! Before each game, I have the pleasure of escorting that weeks State Farm Bureau winner to the field for a “fantasy experience”. During this time, a lot of cool things are happening on the field that make Aggie games so interesting. The Corps of Cadets are marching in and the stands are beginning to fill up with enthusiastic fans. Miss Reveille, the First Lady of Texas A&M, makes her appearance and poses for dozens of pictures with tiny tots, students, alumni and even celebrities. Those dashing men in all white, known for their booming voices and skill in leading, can be found on the sidelines before they begin leading the 12th Man in Yell’s. Then there is my favorite part. Texas A&M’s football team comes out for warm-up drills, and the lucky few on the sidelines get to stand within arms reach of them.

At these last two football games I’ve noticed that camera crews and reporters don’t usually pay attention to the teams during warm-ups. I’ve realized that the players tend to be more light-hearted, joking around more, and being themselves before the game starts; before the social pressures and scrutiny kicks into high-gear. Let’s take Johnny Manziel for example. As we all know, Johnny has been in the media non-stop lately, facing much negative attention. I’m not saying he is the greatest role model, and he has without a doubt made some mistakes, but maybe he isn’t acknowledged enough in a positive spotlight.

  • I stood about 2ft away from Johnny while a trainer was stretching him out on the field during warms. Through his helmet’s mask you could see his face twisted up in pain as the trainer went through the stretching routine, but at some point Johnny noticed two little kids directly to my left. A little blonde-headed girl, no more than five, and her jumpy brother, about 4, stood watching Manziel in awe; you can imagine their excitement when Johnny turned his attention their way and gave them a huge smile. He actually did this a few times, almost playing with them in a sense.   Here’s a video of Johnny with the same little boy right before the game. If the smile didn’t make his day, this sure did: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10202182714634790

It’s only simple act, but its the small acts on kindness that make up a person’s daily life. Johnny Manziel is nowhere close to perfect, and he never will be. No of us come close! So why not acknowledge his positive influence, at least every once in a while?

Follow this blog for more updates from my sideline perspective! Every post will focus on one thing I’ve witnessed from the sidelines, so keep reading to get the inside scoop! Don’t forget to browse through some of the snapshots taken from the sidelines by clinking the gallery link on the homepage. Thanks & Gig’em!

Video I got of Williams’ touchdown: http://www.flickr.com/photos/101463333@N08/9705426652/

 

Sam Houston St-Texas A&M Preview Capsule

CBS Houston

The Associated Press- Sam Houston State at No.7 Texas A&M, 6 p.m. (FOX PPV)

Line: No line.

Series record: Texas A&M 11-0.

WHAT’S AT STAKE

It’s Texas A&M’s last tuneup before a Sept. 14 rematch with top-ranked Alabama. Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is expected to start after his was suspended for the first half of the opener Because of what the school called an “inadvertent” violation of NCAA rules involving signing autographs. The Aggies beat Sam Houston State, which has reached the FCS title game the last two seasons, 47-28 in 2012.

KEY MATCHUP

Manziel vs. the Sam Houston State defense. Three of Manziel’s six completions in Texas A&M’s win over Rice were for touchdowns. He threw for 94 yards and ran for 19 more in less than a half of work. He did pretty much whatever he wanted in last year’s win over the overmatched Bearkats, throwing for…

View original post 247 more words

From Kyle Field to You

It’s that time of year, ya’ll! It’s finally football season, and that means watching the Aggies do work in the SEC.

Last year we were the new kids, and probably the most doubted SEC team… Beat Alabama. Went 11-2. Won Cotton Bowl. Heisman.  I’m just sayin’. So now Texas A&M University is back to play some football, and make a name for ourself once more. I’ll be enjoying the view, every game day, from the sidelines at Kyle Field and report back here with the inside scoop and between games I’ll keep ya’ll updated on other Aggie Happenings! So make sure to join the 12th Man and watch Texas A&M BTHO Sam Houston State at 6 pm, tomorrow!

Thanks & Gig ’em!