Gig ’em!

Gig 'emKeith Toston on the sidelines of the Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M game on Saturday. Toston finished with 204 all-purpose yards.

This weekend I enjoyed a three-day trip to College Station – home of the Fightin’ Texas A&M Aggies.

Other than having a rich football history, A&M is known for holding an impressive number of traditions. And boy, do they take tradition seriously.

The Friday night before the game, I attended their Midnight Yell Practice. Which is essentially just a cheer practice for their fans, who need no practice.

I was told about 20,000 fans show up for this. Of course, I stood in the middle with the O’Colly sports writers. We stuck out for a few reasons.

We didn’t wear maroon. We didn’t chant and sway. We didn’t have older guys yelling at us to get on our faces (pushups). We weren’t drunk. And most importantly, we didn’t have buzz cuts.

The entire event was a big creepy. I got the feeling I was an outsider in the middle of a cult. But their chants were cool.

Oh yeah, and there was a game the next day.

3 Responses to Gig ’em!

  1. AKemp says:

    And that’s what were going to do to them AGS!

  2. Steven Hopkins says:

    And then we beat them.

  3. Fogg says:

    You know you loved it.

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Gig 'emKeith Toston on the sidelines of the Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M game on Saturday. Toston finished with 204 all-purpose yards.

This weekend I enjoyed a three-day trip to College Station – home of the Fightin’ Texas A&M Aggies.

Other than having a rich football history, A&M is known for holding an impressive number of traditions. And boy, do they take tradition seriously.

The Friday night before the game, I attended their Midnight Yell Practice. Which is essentially just a cheer practice for their fans, who need no practice.

I was told about 20,000 fans show up for this. Of course, I stood in the middle with the O’Colly sports writers. We stuck out for a few reasons.

We didn’t wear maroon. We didn’t chant and sway. We didn’t have older guys yelling at us to get on our faces (pushups). We weren’t drunk. And most importantly, we didn’t have buzz cuts.

The entire event was a big creepy. I got the feeling I was an outsider in the middle of a cult. But their chants were cool.

Oh yeah, and there was a game the next day.

3 Responses to Gig ’em!

  1. AKemp says:

    And that’s what were going to do to them AGS!

  2. Steven Hopkins says:

    And then we beat them.

  3. Fogg says:

    You know you loved it.

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Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *