Friday, March 22, 2013
Fans want Aggies, Horns to renew rivalry
By Edward Aschoff
The fans have spoken, and they're hoping that Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds is reading.
Earlier this week, we asked our readers if they'd like to see Texas A&M and Texas renew their bitter rivalry. With more than 17,400 votes cast in our SportsNation poll, a resounding 73 percent of the vote went to having this game renewed in the near future. Only 27 percent said no. My guess is that most of that 27 percent was made up of non-A&M fans or Texas fans.
This debate began when Dodds came out earlier this week and said that he could see the two teams renewing their rivalry at some point, but only on Texas' terms. He sounds bitter over the Aggies' decision to move to the SEC, and he believes Texas holds all of the power in this rivalry.
The funny thing is that Texas A&M would love to play the Longhorns again, and it's not like it clearly benefits the Aggies. But they have that "anywhere, anytime" attitude about the situation, while Texas seems to be letting its ego get in the way of providing players and fans with a great game experience.
The people have spoken, and hopefully the Longhorns are listening ...