We Shouldn’t Need an Act of State to Force A&M to Play UT in Football, But We Won’t Reject One Either

Y’all, Aggie and Longhorn alumni are at last showing proper seriousness about reinstating their rivalry, sapped and stolen by the foul temptations of fancier conferences and bigtime TV payouts. The festering frustration with the loss of Texas’ most important football game is reaching a head in Austin, not on the gridiron as we would all prefer but in the palace of that lesser sport of politics.The decree proposed reads as such: there shall be no state-funded football scholarships awarded unless said game pitting Texas A&M University against the University of Texas is played on the fourth Thursday, Friday or Saturday each year. Rep. Lyle Larson, Aggie-San Antonio, is the author of this sage legislation.Larson has managed to cross the great divide and persuade Gov. Greg Abbott, known Longhorn, to support the initiative."I am inspired by the comradery and collaboration that have infused this session. I feel it myself. For example, I'm willing to step up and and put aside past differences and work with Lyle Larson to reinstate the rivalry game between the Aggies and the Longhorns,” Abbott said in his state of the state speech on Tuesday.  Continue reading...

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