Apparently a Texas legislator has filed a bill in the house that would require Texas A&M and the t.u. longhorns to play football every year. If you will recall, the t-sips opted out of the rivalry after A&M bolted the Big 12 for the SEC because A&M was tired of the bully tactics of the t-sips. In a snit, the t-sips refused to play A&M any longer, even though A&M was ready to keep the rivalry alive.
Alas, along comes Texas A&M graduate and legislator Ryan Guillen. He filed a bill in the house that would require the two teams to play annually in a non-conference game.
“This game is as much a Texas tradition as cowboy boots and barbecue,” Guillen said in a statement provided to ESPN. “The purpose of this bill is to put the ‘eyes of Texas upon’ our two greatest state universities to restore this sacred Texas tradition.
“I think the people of Texas want a game, and we’re trying to get them one.”
I love the idea. After all, it would be great to see A&M whoop up on the lack-luster Big 12 team every year. We’ve seen how the SEC teams have done with the Cotton Bowl over the past 10 years or so. Going all the way back to 2004, the SEC team that played the Big 12 team won, showing which conference is superior.
What was the reaction of the two schools over the proposed legislation?
“We remain hopeful that the game may continue one day through the normal scheduling process,” Texas A&M president Dr. R. Bowen Loftin said. “Having said that, we, of course, will follow any specific direction from the Legislature.”
A University of Texas spokesman had no comment Monday night.
They must still be bitter over the break up. They just can’t help it when someone doesn’t bow the knee to the great t.u!
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