This past Friday was the 137th anniversary of the founding of Texas A&M. Even if you didn’t go to this univserity, there are still plenty of reasons to pay tribute to this fine instistution.
If you’re a sports fan, you’ve probably heard of the concept of the 12th man. If you haven’t heard of this, the 12th man is used to refer to the home crowd and the noise that it generates to rattle the opposing team. This all began at Texas A&M, but it didn’t have much to do with noise at the time. On January 2, 1922 Texas A&M faced off against Centre College in the Dixie Classic. Texas A&M suffered numerous injuries during the game, and the coach started to worry that he wouldn’t be able to finish the game. He looked into the stands and saw E. King Gill, a player who left the team to play basketball. He asked Gill to suit up and play, and Gill left the stands and joined the team on the field. Although Gill never actually played during the game, a legend was born.
Texas A&M has also produced its fair share of notable graduates. If you’re a big fan of country music, you can thank Texas A&M for educating Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett. Many people have wondered how Lyle Lovett landed Julia Roberts in the 1990s. Maybe it was that Aggie education. Tom Green’s costar in “Freddy Got Fingered” and costar of “The Larry Sanders Show,” Rip Torn is also another notable Texas A&M graduate. There are also seven Aggies who received the Medal of Honor for their service in World War II. That’s a pretty impressive sampling of graduates for the small town of College Station.
Last but not least, we have to give a shout out to the many beautiful ladies who have attended Texas A&M over the years. We obviosuly don’t have enough space to thank them all individually, but we’ve found a few photos that we think will do them justice. So enjoy these photos and go light a bonfire to show your hatred of the University of Texas.