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Aggies athletic director gigs Tide with lunar jab

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By any measure, and as evidenced by the interest in its head coach, Texas A&M’s inaugural season in the SEC was an unmitigated — and, yes, surprising — success.

An 11-win season that was the Aggies’ most since 1998.  A 28-point Cotton Bowl beatdown of then-No. 11 Oklahoma.  And, the icing on the cake, handing Alabama its lone loss in a season that ended with the Tide’s second straight BCS title and third in four years.

Suffice to say, this season’s A&M-‘Bama clash — in College Station — in mid-September will be the most anticipated of the early-season games, perhaps of the entire regular season.  And an Aggie official has decided to add a little spice to the buildup of the contest.

Speaking at the Brazos County A&M Club Coach’s Night, athletic director Eric Hyman, well, went here:

“What does the moon and Texas A&M have in common?” Hyman said, setting up the obvious punchline, “we control the Tide.”

(Thank you.  Drive safely.  Don’t forget to tip the veal and try the waitress.  Good night.)

(Writer’s note: I bow to the new Troll King, Sir Hyman)

Sensing what his boss may have wrought, head coach Kevin Sumlin came to the podium and stated, “No pressure, Eric. Thank you.”

Not that the Tide needed any extra motivation for the matchup — Nick Saban and his staff have been doing prep work on the Aggies throughout the offseason — but they just got some.

And Sept. 14, 2013, cannot get here fast enough.

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14 Responses to “Aggies athletic director gigs Tide with lunar jab”
  1. normtide says: Jun 13, 2013 10:07 PM

    Haven’t heard that one, so will give the man some credit. However, Bama’s reputation isn’t built on one years success. Also, Saban is not beaten two years in a row very often. Don’t count those chickens just yet Mr. Hyman. But really, no biggie, let’s get to the season already!

  2. goodfieldnohit says: Jun 13, 2013 10:24 PM

    It must be the offseason. Nice harmless joke, that didn’t target a particular religious faith or make fun of a particular class or group of people.

    And in real news, Mr. Taylor. Jordan Davis committed to Kevin Sumlin and Texas A&M today.

    You might want to use the internets to figure out who Jordan Davis actually is. I’ll give you a hint, he plays football.

  3. alligatorsnapper says: Jun 13, 2013 10:26 PM

    That is witty and funny!

    However, don’t give your opponent extra motivation. This joke or parts of it in some manner will likely be posted in some form in the Tide locker room the two weeks before the game.

    “No pressure, Eric, thank you.” I think Coach Sumlin has the right thought processes.

  4. John Taylor says: Jun 13, 2013 10:28 PM

    @goodfieldnohit: YESSIR!

  5. be4bama says: Jun 13, 2013 11:08 PM

    Yes I’ve heard that one before. Tommy used it several years in a row.

  6. bigdinla says: Jun 13, 2013 11:34 PM

    Solid job by Hyman. Guess he is about to get broken. See I can make witty innuendos too.

  7. louhudson23 says: Jun 14, 2013 4:29 AM

    As long as Alabama doesn’t forget once again that the first 3 quarters count,they should be fine…..

  8. florida727 says: Jun 14, 2013 8:16 AM

    Still a little irritated at you, JT. Thought you said you’d do something about getting rid of the rest of the time between February and September so we could get to the season. What’s up with that? Geez. Thought you had more influence than this.

  9. ancientcougar says: Jun 14, 2013 11:21 AM

    I thinks we will see a 2 peat.

  10. scalpemseminoles says: Jun 14, 2013 12:17 PM

    You barely beat them one time! (Called it btw made $25.00 gambling) you havent earned the right to be so cocky yet a&m. The tide will steamroll the aggies next season.

  11. John Taylor says: Jun 14, 2013 12:24 PM

    @florida727: put the request in, but still waiting to hear back. I’m sure I’ll get an answer sometime between now and the end of August…

  12. florida727 says: Jun 14, 2013 1:36 PM

    Thanks, JT, keep me posted :)

    (I knew he wouldn’t give up…)

  13. tlmoon2112 says: Jun 14, 2013 3:39 PM

    Good joke, Roll Turd!

  14. dcroz says: Jun 16, 2013 10:37 AM


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