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(Gainesville Sun)   Texas A&M introduces itself to the SEC by posting an insulting billboard in the middle of Gainseville   (gainesville.com) divider line 89
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2012-09-05 08:42:11 AM
Could have been worse.
Could have been a fire.
 
2012-09-05 09:02:39 AM
Ha ha ha ha ha !

/I hope you aggies get the beatdowns you deserve.
 
2012-09-05 10:01:13 AM
Meanwhile, Texas Longhorn fans are saying "We tried to warn you guys about them..."
 
2012-09-05 10:28:20 AM
Or Gainesville even...
 
2012-09-05 10:28:37 AM
So since Mizzou owns Kyle field, by extension we've annexed Gainsville.
 
2012-09-05 10:31:57 AM
Why the hell would you want to annex Gainesville?
 
2012-09-05 10:32:39 AM
Sounds like some fun ribbing before the big game. Gotta love the bleeding hearts who jump so quick to remove a billboard.
 
2012-09-05 10:33:35 AM
Meanwhile, Vegas has the Aggies as 2 point favorite.
 
2012-09-05 10:34:59 AM
You can't spell ass To mouth without aTm
 
2012-09-05 10:36:42 AM

basemetal: Ha ha ha ha ha !

/I hope you aggies get the beatdowns you deserve.


Judging by floriduhs performance last week, A&M stands a better than average shot at beating them this weekend
 
2012-09-05 10:40:20 AM
I'm guessing this is supposed to be ironic, considering that A&M has been hit with "Loss of institutional control" TWICE, and since Vandy is clearly the academic leader in the SEC (and Florida >>> A&M).

Or maybe it was planted by some Longhorns?
 
2012-09-05 10:43:07 AM
I was hoping it would say: Way to Squeak by that MAC Powerhouse!
 
2012-09-05 10:44:00 AM
"Best Academics"?

Much as I enjoy a good taunt at the Jort Brigade, US News tells me TAMU is 4th behind Vandy, UF and UGA.
 
2012-09-05 10:46:07 AM

RickyWilliams'sBong: "Best Academics"?

Much as I enjoy a good taunt at the Jort Brigade, US News tells me TAMU is 4th behind Vandy, UF and UGA.


But to everybody else they believe their conference is so much better than the sec in academics, people ignore all the CEOs UGA puts out, they also out out a lot of lawyers so I guess you can hate them for that...
 
2012-09-05 10:49:19 AM
I used to live in gville. 13th and 53rd is hardly the middle of town. And LSU put up a billboard a few years ago(the one on 39th, on the way to the airport, usually has stupid ass pro-life shiat on it)
 
2012-09-05 10:51:57 AM

basemetal: /I hope you aggies get the beatdowns you deserve.


They'll be getting many beat-downs this season, but Florida is probably not going to one of the teams to do it. The QB/offense looked terrible against Bowling Green.
 
2012-09-05 10:51:57 AM

Generation_D: Meanwhile, Texas Longhorn fans are saying "We tried to warn you guys about them..."


Yup...be prepared for epic tard.

Fake army.
Nut-squeezin'.
Dead dog scoreboard.
Horse "laugh".
This is only a partial list of the epic stupidity of "farmers fight".


www.40acressports.com

We don't miss 'em.
 
2012-09-05 10:53:09 AM
THIS IS A PLANT....

WTF is "Aggie Nation?"

At least they got the WOOOP! right.

Probably some dumb-arse radio station prank.
 
2012-09-05 10:53:49 AM

Maud Dib: We don't miss 'em


As a Baylor guy, I gotta say: THIS
 
2012-09-05 10:57:17 AM
A&M so dumb they forgot Vanderbilt is in the SEC
 
2012-09-05 10:57:56 AM

Maud Dib: Generation_D: Meanwhile, Texas Longhorn fans are saying "We tried to warn you guys about them..."

Yup...be prepared for epic tard.

Fake army.
Nut-squeezin'.
Dead dog scoreboard.
Horse "laugh".
This is only a partial list of the epic stupidity of "farmers fight".


[www.40acressports.com image 479x357]

We don't miss 'em.


Quizzicaldog.jpg


We didn't want them...I should say, I didn't want them. The Big12? made out on that one
 
2012-09-05 10:59:14 AM

PluckYew: Quizzicaldog.jpg


Thy're Aggies. They squeeze THIER OWN NUTS because...they're aggies.
 
2012-09-05 10:59:57 AM
That is hilarious
 
2012-09-05 11:08:18 AM

steamingpile: RickyWilliams'sBong: "Best Academics"?

Much as I enjoy a good taunt at the Jort Brigade, US News tells me TAMU is 4th behind Vandy, UF and UGA.

But to everybody else they believe their conference is so much better than the sec in academics, people ignore all the CEOs UGA puts out, they also out out a lot of lawyers so I guess you can hate them for that...


Once you get beyond those four, the SEC plummets academically though. I'd guess they're 4th or 5th among the AQ conferences. Think it's fair to say the Big 10, ACC and Pac-12 are definitely higher. The Big 12 has fewer highly-ranked ones (really just Texas), but also probably more good-but-not-great schools and fewer atrocious ones.

Guessing the Big East is far and away the worst, unless you want to start counting the schools who don't play football in the conference.

It doesn't really matter. Ranked high or low, most of these are big state schools, and most big state schools are fairly good.
 
2012-09-05 11:10:18 AM
The billboard's use of the Texas A&M's maroon color and the term Aggies violated the university's trademark, the cease-and-desist letter alleged.

A&M has legal ownership of a color? They should be suing these guys:

www.picgifs.com
 
2012-09-05 11:27:55 AM

Duke Slater: The billboard's use of the Texas A&M's maroon color and the term Aggies violated the university's trademark, the cease-and-desist letter alleged.

A&M has legal ownership of a color?


A specific shade of maroon, yes.
 
2012-09-05 11:35:52 AM
Dumb billboard, but not the school's fault. I got a hell of a chuckle out of the "cleanest program" bit...I guess if you only count NCAA violations while a member of the SEC, it's true, but hell, back in the 50s, I believe some Aggie boosters dropped a hay bale containing $10,000 wrapped in an Aggie flag onto a recruit's property in order to get him to come to College Station. Clean ain't exactly our middle name.


/A&M class of 2002
 
2012-09-05 12:02:15 PM

basemetal: Ha ha ha ha ha !

/I hope you aggies get the beatdowns you deserve.


Man..."Aggie Nation"'s in for a shock aren't they?

/in the Big 12, they stomp a mudhole in ya
//in the SEC, they stomp a mudhole in ya, walk it dry, then use it as a foundation for their house
///so, have fun "Aggie Nation"
 
2012-09-05 12:12:55 PM
Duke Sucks
 
2012-09-05 12:41:17 PM
What a surprise that aggy is blaming Texas, as they always do.

/no take backs
 
2012-09-05 12:44:26 PM
Even if the billboard were placed by persons actually affilliated with Texas A&M, which I doubt, what's the big deal?

No one got hurt, there's no vandalism, just a little good natured ribbing in the spirit of competition.
 
2012-09-05 12:46:56 PM

Uncle Pooky: Duke Slater: The billboard's use of the Texas A&M's maroon color and the term Aggies violated the university's trademark, the cease-and-desist letter alleged.

A&M has legal ownership of a color?

A specific shade of maroon, yes.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-05 12:52:57 PM
The Gainesville billboard clearly isn't sponsored by Texas A&M, but the Aggies aren't above placing trolltastic billboards, like these gems that have been popping up around Austin lately:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/texas-m-billboard-dec l ares-austin-sec-country-153508325--ncaaf.html
 
2012-09-05 12:54:53 PM

Coelacanth Filet: The Gainesville billboard clearly isn't sponsored by Texas A&M, but the Aggies aren't above placing trolltastic billboards, like these gems that have been popping up around Austin lately:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/texas-m-billboard-dec l ares-austin-sec-country-153508325--ncaaf.html


Hmm.. looks like the submission form mangled the link; take out the two spaces in "declares" and it should work.
 
2012-09-05 12:59:18 PM
a&m and mizzou shouldn't have been allowed into the sec. farking sec just chasing money...
 
2012-09-05 01:01:35 PM

Misconduc: Sounds like some fun ribbing before the big game. Gotta love the bleeding hearts who jump so quick to remove a billboard.


If by "bleeding hearts", you mean "soul-less corporate attorneys", you're correct:

Texas A&M University officials said they didn't authorize the sign. After sending a cease-and-desist letter alleging trademark infringement Tuesday afternoon, billboard owner Clear Channel replaced the billboard with a message advertising the company.

/you can be as obnoxious as you want, just don't use our logo or colors
//hey Mr. Nathan Crabbe, Staff writer - didn't they ever teach you about dangling modifiers in English class? That second sentence says that Clear Channel sent itself a C & D; that's just sloppy writing
 
2012-09-05 01:08:51 PM
Roanoke College wants a word.
 
2012-09-05 01:16:43 PM

A Fark Handle: a&m and mizzou shouldn't have been allowed into the sec. farking sec just chasing money...


Mizzou didn't want to go to the SEC. They wanted to go to the Big 10 but the B10 has some stupid idea that ND is going to come there and make all their problems all better. Mizzou, and A&M, were taken care of last year when UT said they were dropping the high school football games as part of the Longhorn Network and the Big 12 worked out a better plan for sharing bowl money. The next day, Oklahoma says they are still looking at the Pac12. At that point Mizzou and A&M decided "F**K this BS, we are out".

So, in the end it wasn't UT's fault (although they bear a big piece of the blame), or the SEC, or MU, or A&M. Had the idiots in Oklahoma kept their mouths shut, MU and A&M would still be in the BIG12.
 
2012-09-05 01:22:44 PM
 
2012-09-05 01:26:01 PM

PluckYew: Mother of God, what the F*ck? 

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Yeah, Texas A&M is a whole lot of crazy. This rant about A&M attributed to Jim Rome explains things.

Jim Rome's thoughts on Texas A&M...

They won't shut up. They have to go on about spirit, and old army, and red ass, and how bonfire represents the burning sensation they have in their urine to beat UT, and blah blah blah. Shut up. You start to get the feeling the entire school was built to spite UT.

Forget the fact that when the Texas Legislature back in the 1870's passed legislation to start a state university they also decided to have a subsidiary branch of the main school (University of Texas) that would teach agriculture and mechanics. Aggies love to say their school is older, from where they get that I don't know ... the fact is, the state intended A&M to be a branch of UT. They are like the afterbirth from the original creation. Like Danny Devito in "Twins".

So they apparently have this complex, so much so, that they must devote their entire school to trying to prove to UT that they are just as good. All the while, nobody at UT denies that A&M is a good school, yet they won't shut up. So they write a fight song ... about? ... Texas, and how they want to beat them. They have a Fish Camp for freshman where they tell them how bad Texas is and how good A&M and all its traditions are. It is the world's largest known case of penis envy, and it is manifested in everything A&M does.

The people at A&M. Now we all have friends who went to A&M or are at A&M. There are some nice people there. However ... There is the Corp. East Texas' answer to dreams of ROTC kids everywhere. For every boy scout who never learned to stop playing with his GI Joe Toys, there is the Corp. Now, forget the fact that A&M will actually let people with sub-par grades enroll if they agree to join the Corp. Forget the fact that the Corps looked like a Gestapo-hate rally while beating down students on Kyle Field in 1995. Forget the fact that along with the numerous hazing charges that have been filed against them, and swept under the rug over the years, they just this past month have had one Corps member bring charges against another Corps member who apparently had been propositioning others for a little actual sodomy. Not only could I go on with more instances of idiocracy by these Khaki-clad-shaven-headed-dorks, I am sure each of you have your own stories. The point is: We all respect West Point, Annapolis, The Air Force Academy; however, nobody respects the Corp. I imagine they are kind of the laughing stock of the military world. Just because you dress like the Army, and try and act like the Army, does not make you the Army. People at A&M don't even respect these clowns. It is not cool to shave your head and dress up. Halloween is only supposed to be one day of the year. If you want to carry guns and beat up civilians, move to Israel.

It is even less cool to slobber on somebody's daughter on national television and call it a tradition. Dry humping 18-year-old girls in the stands at football games is not cool. Not only is it not cool, it should be against the law. I know that in College Station, students are just prone to mount each other on the campus lawn, or in the middle of class, or anytime anything good happens you can just grab the girl sitting next to you and start sucking on her face. But everywhere else in the world, it is looked down upon. Especially if you are doing it on my TV. That is why we have moved the game from Thanksgiving. Because people across the nation were gagging on their turkey when in the middle of watching a football game, some boy scout is tongue thrashing some overweight co-ed during somebody's Thanksgiving dinner. We do not need to see burly women engaged in a suckfest every time your woeful offense manages to put points on the board. Some of these girls are in desperate need of a trip to the Clinique counter. Screw that, forget make-up, it is too late for that, just give them a veil.

"T.U." is not funny. It is not insulting. It is dumb. Just imagine if folks from Texas kept talking about M&A and giggling. That would not be funny. In fact, it would be retarded. That's why UT fans don't do it. Please learn.

You want to lose the image of country bumpkins, of a people fond of sheep, of people that aren't stupid? Then quit building things that fall down. Quit chasing cheerleaders around with swords on national TV. Quit whooping in church. Quit whooping period. Quit putting up scoreboards for the enjoyment of dead mammals. Quit spending your Friday nights practicing how to yell. Quit telling rape jokes to reporters when you're running for Governor. When you are filling out season ticket renewals, and the form asks for your phone number, h&w. quit putting 258-3999, Height 6'3", Weight 185. Just, collectively, stop making asses of yourselves. Go to East Texas, tour every small town, and ask every red neck with a fifth-grade education why they cheer for A&M and wear maroon. That is your fan base. This is why you are perceived by the educated masses as stupid.

Nobody cares if you think your band is better. They might be louder, they might march in neat little zig zags, but they have no musical ability. The point is, nobody cares who wins halftime. Quit getting geeked up about marching bands. I find it hard to believe you stood through your high school band's entire halftime performance. And why? Cause nobody cared then and nobody cares now. Plus, you can hear them fine sitting down even if you do care. Why is it cool all of a sudden now that you're in college?

Men should never let out high-pitched whooping sounds. Perhaps the only justifiable situation in which this can be tolerated is perhaps during an anal probe. Oh wait...I understand now.

Dogs are not ladies. They don't look or smell like ladies. Dogs eat their own feces and should be treated accordingly.

Finally, College Station is an arm-pit of a town. Quit pretending that it is a great college town. It is a town, and there is a college there. That should be the end of this comparison. If you feel that life doesn't get any better than the Dixie Chicken, and enjoy being stuck in a never-ending "Dukes of Hazard" episode, then move there. More importantly, don't move to Austin ... They are trying to create an educated, technological, and open-minded population base. Austin is, and will continue to be, the birthplace and final resting place of all that is cool.

As my friend, Stephen Johnson, once said: "If the world were ever to get an enema, College Station is where you would connect the hose." If you go to school at A&M, please don't be an Aggie.

God bless the great state of Texas.
 
2012-09-05 01:32:28 PM
"Cleanest program in the SEC"

/Just about ANYONE could join the SEC and make that claim.
 
2012-09-05 01:38:58 PM

Pockafrusta: "Cleanest program in the SEC"

/Just about ANYONE could join the SEC and make that claim.


cdn204.psbin.com

would like a word.
 
2012-09-05 01:41:01 PM

bluenote13: A Fark Handle: a&m and mizzou shouldn't have been allowed into the sec. farking sec just chasing money...

Mizzou didn't want to go to the SEC. They wanted to go to the Big 10 but the B10 has some stupid idea that ND is going to come there and make all their problems all better. Mizzou, and A&M, were taken care of last year when UT said they were dropping the high school football games as part of the Longhorn Network and the Big 12 worked out a better plan for sharing bowl money. The next day, Oklahoma says they are still looking at the Pac12. At that point Mizzou and A&M decided "F**K this BS, we are out".

So, in the end it wasn't UT's fault (although they bear a big piece of the blame), or the SEC, or MU, or A&M. Had the idiots in Oklahoma kept their mouths shut, MU and A&M would still be in the BIG12.


In all fairness, well this is fark so who am I kidding, TAMU was gone anyway. They pretty much jumped ship and knew that it would not be pretty if they came back. As for MU they were still feeling jilted by the B10 and the SEC is more of a rebound love which probably will not turn out well.
 
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2012-09-05 01:48:23 PM
Gators are easy pickings these days....ask Bowling Green.
 
2012-09-05 01:52:49 PM

uberaverage: Duke Sucks


That post... +1
 
2012-09-05 02:10:03 PM
Did anyone read the sign to the Gators? Is so, they're going to be pissed
 
2012-09-05 02:11:40 PM

bluenote13:

So, in the end it wasn't UT's fault (although they bear a big piece of the blame), or the SEC, or MU, or A&M. Had the idiots in Oklahoma kept their mouths shut, MU and A&M would still be in the BIG12.


Holy shiat!

Are you an attorney because that was farking masterful? Oklahoma is at fault? That's hilarious.
 
2012-09-05 02:21:05 PM

lecavalier: bluenote13:

So, in the end it wasn't UT's fault (although they bear a big piece of the blame), or the SEC, or MU, or A&M. Had the idiots in Oklahoma kept their mouths shut, MU and A&M would still be in the BIG12.

Holy shiat!

Are you an attorney because that was farking masterful? Oklahoma is at fault? That's hilarious.


them boys from oklahoma roll their joints all wrong; they're way to skinny, and too damn long.
 
2012-09-05 02:27:28 PM

killdawabbitt: WTF is "Aggie Nation?"


It's a very small place where Aggies believe they are relevant. Its residents are often characterized by a loss of touch with reality and the propensity to sulk, mope & cry just before taking their ball & going home because a conference bunkmate starts up their own TV network.
 
2012-09-05 02:30:11 PM

PluckYew: Mother of God, what the F*ck? 

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A TAMU cadet with a sword getting owned by an unarmed SMU cheerleader really ties the whole thing together, don't it?
 
2012-09-05 02:43:24 PM

xtalman: bluenote13: A Fark Handle: a&m and mizzou shouldn't have been allowed into the sec. farking sec just chasing money...

Mizzou didn't want to go to the SEC. They wanted to go to the Big 10 but the B10 has some stupid idea that ND is going to come there and make all their problems all better. Mizzou, and A&M, were taken care of last year when UT said they were dropping the high school football games as part of the Longhorn Network and the Big 12 worked out a better plan for sharing bowl money. The next day, Oklahoma says they are still looking at the Pac12. At that point Mizzou and A&M decided "F**K this BS, we are out".

So, in the end it wasn't UT's fault (although they bear a big piece of the blame), or the SEC, or MU, or A&M. Had the idiots in Oklahoma kept their mouths shut, MU and A&M would still be in the BIG12.

In all fairness, well this is fark so who am I kidding, TAMU was gone anyway. They pretty much jumped ship and knew that it would not be pretty if they came back. As for MU they were still feeling jilted by the B10 and the SEC is more of a rebound love which probably will not turn out well.

University of Missouri-Columbia will do just fine in the SEC. Georgia looked bad against Buffalo. Don't get me started on SC/Vand game. Missouri-Columbia is going to be a Surpising team. Looking forward to Ark/Mo basketball game. The antlers are going to be harsh this year.
 
2012-09-05 02:48:33 PM

PluckYew: Mother of God, what the F*ck? 

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They think they're in the Army but not even worthy to clean the restrooms at West Point.

/with a toothbrush even
 
2012-09-05 03:10:05 PM

Rwa2play: PluckYew: Mother of God, what the F*ck? 

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They think they're in the Army but not even worthy to clean the restrooms at West Point.

/with a toothbrush even


ROTC kids, what do you expect? I remember them in my high school - them driving around in uniform with a piece a paper tapped to side of their truck saying "MILITARY POLICE".
I swear every one of them wanted to win a chest full of medals, or be war heroes - was a seriously screwed up bunch.
 
2012-09-05 03:28:35 PM

bluenote13: Mizzou didn't want to go to the SEC. They wanted to go to the Big 10 but the B10 has some stupid idea that ND is going to come there and make all their problems all better. Mizzou, and A&M, were taken care of last year when UT said they were dropping the high school football games as part of the Longhorn Network and the Big 12 worked out a better plan for sharing bowl money. The next day, Oklahoma says they are still looking at the Pac12. At that point Mizzou and A&M decided "F**K this BS, we are out".

So, in the end it wasn't UT's fault (although they bear a big piece of the blame), or the SEC, or MU, or A&M. Had the idiots in Oklahoma kept their mouths shut, MU and A&M would still be in the BIG12.


Pretty much, yes. Missouri was chosen as chair of the Big XII committee after the Big Ten debacle as a show of faith. In that roll, Mizzou tried to get the conference to agree to a granting of media rights in order to prevent any future realignment issues. Texas, Oklahoma and A&M voted not and the motion failed. A few months later after having signed a new media deal with Fox/ESPN that required the conference to keep at least 10 teams, A&M tried to bolt. Baylor threatened to sue on the grounds that losing A&M would cause Oklahoma and Texas to leave, which promoted the SEC to vote against expansion. Before all of that could be resolved, Oklahoma tried to make a power play by jumping to the Pac-12 and forcing Texas to come along with them. That completely undermined baylor's legal argument which gave A&M cover to bolt and pissed off Mizzou. Unfortunately for Oklahoma, they overestimated their own importance. The Pac-12 didn't want them without Texas and Texas didn't want to give up the LHN, so the Pac-12 ultimately voted against expansion. At that point, Oklahoma stomped back into the Big XII and started making demands of everyone, at which point Mizzou said "Fark this" and walked.

I honestly never thought Mizzou would get into the SEC because I didn't know what they would bring to the SEC. Then I saw this graph:

img546.imageshack.us

and it all made sense.
 
2012-09-05 03:45:08 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Georgia looked bad against Buffalo


Beating a team by 22 points in the first game of the season is looking bad?
 
2012-09-05 04:25:01 PM

steamingpile: RickyWilliams'sBong: "Best Academics"?

Much as I enjoy a good taunt at the Jort Brigade, US News tells me TAMU is 4th behind Vandy, UF and UGA.

But to everybody else they believe their conference is so much better than the sec in academics, people ignore all the CEOs UGA puts out, they also out out a lot of lawyers so I guess you can hate them for that...


You can find smart people at just about any large research oriented university. But the fact remains, at one end of the academic spectrum you have the Ivy League. At the other there's the SEC. I would probably break it down like this:

1) Ivy League
...huge gap...
2) Big 10
3) Pac-12
4) ACC
...huge gap...
5) Big-12
6) SEC
 
2012-09-05 04:46:00 PM

Mentat: I honestly never thought Mizzou would get into the SEC because I didn't know what they would bring to the SEC. Then I saw this graph:

img546.imageshack.us

and it all made sense.


yeah, but of the 31.5 million of "tx+mo", 25+ million are in texas. that's call lying with a pie chart. mizzou brings in a population smaller than tennessee.  they got in because the sec is greedy, but needed an even number of teams. they shouldn't have been invited.
 
2012-09-05 05:05:24 PM

iamskibibitz: steamingpile: RickyWilliams'sBong: "Best Academics"?

Much as I enjoy a good taunt at the Jort Brigade, US News tells me TAMU is 4th behind Vandy, UF and UGA.

But to everybody else they believe their conference is so much better than the sec in academics, people ignore all the CEOs UGA puts out, they also out out a lot of lawyers so I guess you can hate them for that...

You can find smart people at just about any large research oriented university. But the fact remains, at one end of the academic spectrum you have the Ivy League. At the other there's the SEC. I would probably break it down like this:

1) Ivy League
...huge gap...
2) Big 10
3) Pac-12
4) ACC
...huge gap...
5) Big-12
6) SEC


What would ever make you compare apples and oranges like that? Besides, don't you know it's bad form to engage in an academic dick measuring conference without inviting the UAA to the table is considered bad form?
 
2012-09-05 05:05:26 PM

Misconduc: Rwa2play: PluckYew: Mother of God, what the F*ck? 

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They think they're in the Army but not even worthy to clean the restrooms at West Point.

/with a toothbrush even

ROTC kids, what do you expect? I remember them in my high school - them driving around in uniform with a piece a paper tapped to side of their truck saying "MILITARY POLICE".
I swear every one of them wanted to win a chest full of medals, or be war heroes - was a seriously screwed up bunch.


Bunch of Niedermeyers, huh?

/not at all obscure
//but if you don't get it
///sorry I can't help you
 
2012-09-05 05:06:32 PM
Hooray for me and my redundant comment. I'm going to slink away now...
 
2012-09-05 05:15:16 PM

RickyWilliams'sBong: Once you get beyond those four, the SEC plummets academically though. I'd guess they're 4th or 5th among the AQ conferences. Think it's fair to say the Big 10, ACC and Pac-12 are definitely higher. The Big 12 has fewer highly-ranked ones (really just Texas), but also probably more good-but-not-great schools and fewer atrocious ones.


Well you have a drop off for miss, ucs, ole piss, and Im shocked to see bama so low but they did let in forrest gump so there is that.....

iamskibibitz: 1) Ivy League
...huge gap...
2) Big 10
3) Pac-12
4) ACC
...huge gap...
5) Big-12
6) SEC


Except that the ACC is on top then big 10, huge drop to the pac 12, then another drop to the SEC and big 12, big east is last.

The gaps is not nearly as large are you believe it to be once you average out all their school rankings.
 
2012-09-05 05:24:40 PM

A Fark Handle: yeah, but of the 31.5 million of "tx+mo", 25+ million are in texas. that's call lying with a pie chart. mizzou brings in a population smaller than tennessee. they got in because the sec is greedy, but needed an even number of teams. they shouldn't have been invited.


Missouri is still bigger than Alabama, South Carolina, Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Arkansas. Also, St. Louis and Kansas City are the 19th and 29th largest MSA's in the country, respectively. That's a lot of potential television viewers.
 
2012-09-05 05:43:55 PM

PluckYew: Mother of God, what the F*ck? 

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I just graduated from A&M and, before I enrolled, would have said exactly these things about the fanbase. Now that I've spent the last few years attending athletic events, I gotta say that, for the most part, that entire list is either directly or in part attributable to the corps of cadets and their supporters. I have no stats to support this, but I gotta say that the average student gets equally as annoyed by these things as everyone else. I do, for sure. Most of the people I met and know in College Station are reasonable people (albeit usually very conservative) who have a great amount of pride in their school, which I think is the same for anyone who attended a school with traditionally (at least somewhat) successful athletic programs.

So, here's a (way too long) point by point breakdown of that article:

little bro - This is definitely an issue with most people. No getting around it. I gotta say, and I think most people can agree, that it is pretty obnoxious constantly hearing about how awesome Texas is on ESPN all the time, though. It grates on you. That being said I typically pull for Texas when they're not playing the Aggies. I'd prefer to have both schools represent the state awesomely than just one. I'm definitely in the minority on this one, though.

Dog cemetery - This is a real thing that exists. This article got the scoreboard part right, too. When I would show friends/family around campus they never once believed that was why it was there. It creeps me out too. In fact, it was a large driving factor in me not attending A&M as an undergraduate (I only did as a grad student).

The list eater - If you can find this video on youtube, I recommend you watch it. It is hilarious. IIRC that girl had to transfer the backlash was so bad, but yeah, that was before my time.

The mediocrity - Update: Bowl record has improved from 1-9 to 2-7.

The Corps - Unfortunately these guys are by far the most visible part of the student population when we're televised. As I mentioned, they typically do not represent the average student at the university (they're less than 10% of the student population, probably closer to 5% if I remember correctly). From what I understand it's a tradition that's very important to the administration and many wealthy alumni and that's one of the only reasons it's still around. I know its enrollment has been steadily dropping for years, and why wouldn't it? It's not like all these guys are in ROTC or anything. They basically pretend they're in the armed services (most are not), superiors yelling at them every day, making them run, do pushups, etc... and receive none of the benefits for it. Most of them aren't even in the marching band. I can't confirm this, but it's heavily rumored around campus that the admission standards for people hoping to join the corps are "relaxed". I hate to totally disparage the organization because I know some guys who went through it who are very fine people, but there's also a ton of guys who treat it like it entitles them to own the entire town. That shiat is obnoxious. A surefire way to ruin a party was to have some corps guys show up, people would just go home and watch tv instead.

Anyway, tl;dr, cut the Aggies some slack. We're basically like every other program out there, just with some real weird history, and most of us aren't crazy yokels.
 
2012-09-05 06:16:41 PM

Coelacanth Filet: Coelacanth Filet: The Gainesville billboard clearly isn't sponsored by Texas A&M, but the Aggies aren't above placing trolltastic billboards, like these gems that have been popping up around Austin lately:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/texas-m-billboard-dec l ares-austin-sec-country-153508325--ncaaf.html

Hmm.. looks like the submission form mangled the link; take out the two spaces in "declares" and it should work.


Seems like a lot of work to go through to read your link. Is it worth it?
 
2012-09-05 06:54:54 PM

A Fark Handle: yeah, but of the 31.5 million of "tx+mo", 25+ million are in texas. that's call lying with a pie chart. mizzou brings in a population smaller than tennessee. they got in because the sec is greedy, but needed an even number of teams. they shouldn't have been invited.


How is that lying with statistics? The chart clearly says TX+MO. It doesn't really matter which is bigger as the graph is only meant to show how the addition of the two states impacts the footprint.

And Tennessee only has 400K more people than Missouri. In fact, I believe Missouri is the fifth most populous state in the SEC footprint.
 
2012-09-05 06:57:46 PM

Bermuda59: Did anyone read the sign to the Gators? Is so, they're going to be pissed


Having dealt with the athletes, the football players come off as fairly intelligent or at least intelligible. However, the basketball players have some team members that sound like really, really bad stereotypes.
The rest (baseball, volleyball, soccer....) all just seem like college students.

Besides, I'm pretty sure the offensive coordinator can read.
 
2012-09-05 06:59:07 PM

RickyWilliams'sBong: Once you get beyond those four, the SEC plummets academically though. I'd guess they're 4th or 5th among the AQ conferences. Think it's fair to say the Big 10, ACC and Pac-12 are definitely higher. The Big 12 has fewer highly-ranked ones (really just Texas), but also probably more good-but-not-great schools and fewer atrocious ones.


The Big XII was academically decimated by realignment. They lost 4 AAU schools (well, ok, 3 lol Nebraska) and Colorado was probably the best of the bunch. Baylor, Okie State, Iowa State, K-State, Texas Tech and Oklahoma are decent schools but not good enough to get a call from the Pac-12 or Big Ten. Same with WVU and TCU. And LOL Kansas. Texas is pretty much it academically in the Big XII now.
 
2012-09-05 08:04:00 PM

logggur: (they're less than 10% of the student population, probably closer to 5% if I remember correctly).


It's only ~2,200 cadets out of a student population of ~50,000. So call it 4.5%.

Gig 'em!
 
2012-09-05 08:04:33 PM

soakitincider: lecavalier: bluenote13:

So, in the end it wasn't UT's fault (although they bear a big piece of the blame), or the SEC, or MU, or A&M. Had the idiots in Oklahoma kept their mouths shut, MU and A&M would still be in the BIG12.

Holy shiat!

Are you an attorney because that was farking masterful? Oklahoma is at fault? That's hilarious.

them boys from oklahoma roll their joints all wrong; they're way to skinny, and too damn long.


Mine looks like a pregnant dog, so I'd just as soon use a bong.
 
2012-09-05 08:18:43 PM

Mentat: RickyWilliams'sBong: Once you get beyond those four, the SEC plummets academically though. I'd guess they're 4th or 5th among the AQ conferences. Think it's fair to say the Big 10, ACC and Pac-12 are definitely higher. The Big 12 has fewer highly-ranked ones (really just Texas), but also probably more good-but-not-great schools and fewer atrocious ones.

The Big XII was academically decimated by realignment. They lost 4 AAU schools (well, ok, 3 lol Nebraska) and Colorado was probably the best of the bunch. Baylor, Okie State, Iowa State, K-State, Texas Tech and Oklahoma are decent schools but not good enough to get a call from the Pac-12 or Big Ten. Same with WVU and TCU. And LOL Kansas. Texas is pretty much it academically in the Big XII now.


Notsureifserious.jpg

Colorado is 94th
Missouri is 90th
Texas assTomouth is 58th
Nebraska 101st

Colorado is mid-to lower Pac-12 Utah124, Oregon101, Oregon State138, Wazzu115, Arizona124 and ASU 132 are worse UW 42nd, USC 23rd, UCLA 25th, Cal 21st and Stanford 5th are better academically.

Pac-12 is top and bottom heavy. They have 4 in the top 25 (most of AQ conferences and their comparable schools outrank their opponents) but more at the bottom.

Stanford > Duke sucks > Northwestern
Cal > Virgina > Michigan
USC > Wake > well, there isn't a 2nd private B1G school the next B1G school is Wisky at 42nd
UCLA > UNC > Penn State 45th
BC > UW > Illinois 45th

It's not until you get to BC and GT that the ACC is better than the Pac and the B1G really isn't in the discussion...IF YOU BELIEVE US News...a BIG if, but that's what was used here to start this whole academic discussion in the sports tab.
 
2012-09-05 09:17:35 PM
Thanks, SEC!!

/Hook'em
 
2012-09-05 09:37:38 PM

TheOther: Thanks, SEC!!

/Hook'em


I'd like to join Hook'em mania, too. Where can I find the Longhorn network?
 
2012-09-05 10:32:51 PM

Slow To Return: TheOther: Thanks, SEC!!

/Hook'em

I'd like to join Hook'em mania, too. Where can I find the Longhorn network?


They just got on AT&T UVerse!
 
2012-09-05 10:51:35 PM

TheOther: Thanks, SEC!!

/Hook'em


Have fun in your conference of one soon
 
2012-09-05 10:57:42 PM
My favorite rendition of the Aggie War Hymn

Not a Rickroll

/thanks to Elliot Segal for intro-ing his show every morning with that
//at least he used to...what in the world do dat mean?
 
2012-09-05 11:40:57 PM

logggur:

I just graduated from A&M...

...Update: Bowl record has improved from 1-9 to 2-7.



Thank you for verifying that you are, in fact, an A&M graduate.
 
2012-09-06 01:36:20 AM

Uncle Pooky: logggur:

I just graduated from A&M...

...Update: Bowl record has improved from 1-9 to 2-7.


Thank you for verifying that you are, in fact, an A&M graduate.


they retroactively won a game and unplayed another.
 
2012-09-06 02:45:37 AM

steamingpile: huge drop to the pac 12


nnnnnnnope

the PAC's best schools are better than the Big 10's, and their worst schools (I'm looking at you Oregon and Oregon State) are worse than the Big 10's. The average puts them slightly below the Big 10. Though Nebraska probably changed the calculus in the PAC's favor.
 
2012-09-06 02:49:08 AM
aaaaaaand I see that's already been said in more detail
 
2012-09-06 08:03:31 AM

Uncle Pooky: logggur:

I just graduated from A&M...

...Update: Bowl record has improved from 1-9 to 2-7.


Thank you for verifying that you are, in fact, an A&M graduate.


I guess you forgot that Penn State vacated all their wins since 1998 and A&M won another additional bowl game since 2010. Thanks for making me explain my super clever joke, though.
 
2012-09-06 08:05:41 AM

logggur:
another additional


Heh. Let's just try "another". It's early.
 
2012-09-06 10:34:26 AM

Mentat: A Fark Handle: yeah, but of the 31.5 million of "tx+mo", 25+ million are in texas. that's call lying with a pie chart. mizzou brings in a population smaller than tennessee. they got in because the sec is greedy, but needed an even number of teams. they shouldn't have been invited.

How is that lying with statistics? The chart clearly says TX+MO. It doesn't really matter which is bigger as the graph is only meant to show how the addition of the two states impacts the footprint.

And Tennessee only has 400K more people than Missouri. In fact, I believe Missouri is the fifth most populous state in the SEC footprint.


the point is that it's really the addition of one state that matters. mizzou doesn't add shiat. so citing the pie chart that shows what texas adds is a weak ass argument to why the sec stupidly let mizzou into the conference. mizzou is a tiny ass sliver on the pie chart.

/fark mizzou they don't belong. fark a&m they don't belong.
//football conference shouldn't have more than 12 teams, well really 10, but farking money...
 
2012-09-06 11:35:51 AM

logggur: Uncle Pooky: logggur:

I just graduated from A&M...

...Update: Bowl record has improved from 1-9 to 2-7.


Thank you for verifying that you are, in fact, an A&M graduate.

I guess you forgot that Penn State vacated all their wins since 1998 and A&M won another additional bowl game since 2010. Thanks for making me explain my super clever joke, though.


The Penn State situation only affects Penn State. A&M's result in that game is still the same. So, while they were in the Big 12, their bowl record was 2-9. 14-19 overall.
 
2012-09-06 05:59:24 PM

A Fark Handle: the point is that it's really the addition of one state that matters. mizzou doesn't add shiat. so citing the pie chart that shows what texas adds is a weak ass argument to why the sec stupidly let mizzou into the conference. mizzou is a tiny ass sliver on the pie chart


Butthurt does not constitute facts. Mizzou adds 6 million viewers, two top 50 media markets, AAU status, one of the largest enrollments in the SEC, and a conference network. It doesn't matter whether you like or what spurious logic you use to justify your butthurt. Mizzou and A&M are SEC, so you had better get used to it.
 
2012-09-06 07:54:24 PM

PluckYew: Mentat: RickyWilliams'sBong: Once you get beyond those four, the SEC plummets academically though. I'd guess they're 4th or 5th among the AQ conferences. Think it's fair to say the Big 10, ACC and Pac-12 are definitely higher. The Big 12 has fewer highly-ranked ones (really just Texas), but also probably more good-but-not-great schools and fewer atrocious ones.

The Big XII was academically decimated by realignment. They lost 4 AAU schools (well, ok, 3 lol Nebraska) and Colorado was probably the best of the bunch. Baylor, Okie State, Iowa State, K-State, Texas Tech and Oklahoma are decent schools but not good enough to get a call from the Pac-12 or Big Ten. Same with WVU and TCU. And LOL Kansas. Texas is pretty much it academically in the Big XII now.

Notsureifserious.jpg

Colorado is 94th
Missouri is 90th
Texas assTomouth is 58th
Nebraska 101st

Colorado is mid-to lower Pac-12 Utah124, Oregon101, Oregon State138, Wazzu115, Arizona124 and ASU 132 are worse UW 42nd, USC 23rd, UCLA 25th, Cal 21st and Stanford 5th are better academically.

Pac-12 is top and bottom heavy. They have 4 in the top 25 (most of AQ conferences and their comparable schools outrank their opponents) but more at the bottom.

Stanford > Duke sucks > Northwestern
Cal > Virgina > Michigan
USC > Wake > well, there isn't a 2nd private B1G school the next B1G school is Wisky at 42nd
UCLA > UNC > Penn State 45th
BC > UW > Illinois 45th

It's not until you get to BC and GT that the ACC is better than the Pac and the B1G really isn't in the discussion...IF YOU BELIEVE US News...a BIG if, but that's what was used here to start this whole academic discussion in the sports tab.


The PAC-12 is probably the best (at the top) right now, but I don't think the U.S. News rankings are good for fine distinctions. Coarse rankings, sure. Stanford is much better than Nebraska.

There's no really good way to say that Stanford is better than Northwestern or Vandy, much less Duke. They all recruit the same high school kids, and they all get enough top tier students to choose whomever they want from that bunch. Any impression that Stanford is clearly superior is about as subjective as saying that Brown is better than Penn.

Research and grad school programs only confuse things (and U.S. News ranks those separately, I believe, or else places like Wisconsin and Colorado would be higher).


Further down the list, the rankings are quite meaningful, of course. Stanford-like schools are completely filled with competent students (except for some of the athletes), while at other places, I'd guess that about 5% of students are good enough to go anywhere, while the bottom half can barely read.
 
2012-09-06 08:19:25 PM

Mentat: A Fark Handle: the point is that it's really the addition of one state that matters. mizzou doesn't add shiat. so citing the pie chart that shows what texas adds is a weak ass argument to why the sec stupidly let mizzou into the conference. mizzou is a tiny ass sliver on the pie chart

Butthurt does not constitute facts. Mizzou adds 6 million viewers, two top 50 media markets, AAU status, one of the largest enrollments in the SEC, and a conference network. It doesn't matter whether you like or what spurious logic you use to justify your butthurt. Mizzou and A&M are SEC, so you had better get used to it.


a) it's a fact that mizzou adds pretty much nothing compared to texas (1/6th of that wedge or so)
b) how the fark did mizzou add a conference network? is their communication department running it or something? or are you really going to pretend that sec couldn't get a network going without mizzou?
c) i can hate on mizzou and a&m being in the sec as long as i like. here's a newflash since you're new to the sec, most sec folks don't cheer for a conference, they cheer for their school. i don't have to like a single other sec school.
d) fark mizzou. fark a&m.
 
2012-09-07 12:09:14 AM

A Fark Handle: A Fark Handle:


We're here. We're weird. Get used to it.
 
2012-09-08 12:54:32 AM

A Fark Handle: a) it's a fact that mizzou adds pretty much nothing compared to texas (1/6th of that wedge or so)
b) how the fark did mizzou add a conference network? is their communication department running it or something? or are you really going to pretend that sec couldn't get a network going without mizzou?
c) i can hate on mizzou and a&m being in the sec as long as i like. here's a newflash since you're new to the sec, most sec folks don't cheer for a conference, they cheer for their school. i don't have to like a single other sec school.
d) fark mizzou. fark a&m.


a) Again, Missouri is the 5th most populous state in the SEC and has two top 50 media markets. "Compared to Texas" is a meaningless distinction that you threw in to rag on Missouri. Missouri was considered on their own merits due to the fact that A&M had already joined. The SEC had already told West Virgina to take a hike, so clearly they thought Missouri offerred something.
b) An SEC Network wasn't viable until Missouri and Texas were added and increased the footprint by a third. That's also why Florida State and Clemson weren't considered.
c) That doesn't make your arguments any less stupid.
d) We're not leaving, so get over it.
 
2012-09-08 01:16:27 AM

Mentat: A Fark Handle: a) it's a fact that mizzou adds pretty much nothing compared to texas (1/6th of that wedge or so)
b) how the fark did mizzou add a conference network? is their communication department running it or something? or are you really going to pretend that sec couldn't get a network going without mizzou?
c) i can hate on mizzou and a&m being in the sec as long as i like. here's a newflash since you're new to the sec, most sec folks don't cheer for a conference, they cheer for their school. i don't have to like a single other sec school.
d) fark mizzou. fark a&m.

a) Again, Missouri is the 5th most populous state in the SEC and has two top 50 media markets. "Compared to Texas" is a meaningless distinction that you threw in to rag on Missouri. Missouri was considered on their own merits due to the fact that A&M had already joined. The SEC had already told West Virgina to take a hike, so clearly they thought Missouri offerred something.
b) An SEC Network wasn't viable until Missouri and Texas were added and increased the footprint by a third. That's also why Florida State and Clemson weren't considered.
c) That doesn't make your arguments any less stupid.
d) We're not leaving, so get over it.


you're a farking tard, as the pie chart clock would read texas added 200 minutes, mizzou 40. mizzou didn't matter. they could have added tennessee tech and the sec would have had the same deals. football conferences shouldn't be more than 12, really 10. that's a fact. it's not stupid. fark mizzou. fark a&m. we'll have to agree to disagree that mizzou, but is a turd and worthless. and fans never ever have to get over it.
 
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