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Roger Klarvin
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Central Texas
Member since Nov 2012
36900 posts

I have mixed feelings tonight
On the one hand, I like watching Texas A&M win football games. It brings me a degree of happiness no matter who we beat.

On the other, watching 90k throw up 120 decibels in a dogfight against a bad team after playing poorly makes me wonder how much our fanbase values GOOD football. LSU had 10k left in the second half tonight. They booed their team in at halftime. They'll fire a coach after 1 year.

Their fans are spoiled brats, but maybe that's what it takes? Maybe we have to hold our teams to such a standard that we empty the building at halftime on nights like tonight.

IDK, just rambling. I liked the 4th quarter defense.
This post was edited on 9/30 at 10:26 pm


Projectpat
Texas A&M Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Sep 2011
9202 posts

re: I have mixed feelings tonight
The “demanding” attitude of LSU’s fan base is what got them in this situation. They ran off a consistent 9 win, occasional national championship run coach because of their spoiledness.


WestCoastAg
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#HKIC
Member since Oct 2012
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re: I have mixed feelings tonight
I love ya Roger but I just don't get this line of thinking. We support our team. I think a lot of us want a change, but we don't have to go absolutely nuclear on our program to make it happen


Roger Klarvin
Texas A&M Fan
Central Texas
Member since Nov 2012
36900 posts

re: I have mixed feelings tonight
I guess I'm tired of getting excited about average football against bad teams.

I want to line up across from a good team and kick their arse for once.


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TbirdSpur2010
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THE ALAMO CITY
Member since Dec 2010
108129 posts

re: I have mixed feelings tonight
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watching 90k throw up 120 decibels in a dogfight against a bad team after playing poorly makes me wonder how much our fanbase values GOOD football


Of course we value good football.

We also like to get loud and support the team.

Not mutually exclusive.

I'm always happy when Kyle gets rowdy. I was grinning like a fool at my TV tonight listening to it.


Cooter Davenport
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Austin, TX
Member since Apr 2012
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re: I have mixed feelings tonight
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The “demanding” attitude of LSU’s fan base is what got them in this situation. They ran off a consistent 9 win, occasional national championship run coach because of their spoiledness.


This.

They fired a guy who won them a natty and at worst was a 9 win coach who never lost an OOC game at home and now only a year later they are a shit football team that has lost to Troy, at night, in "Death Valley." It's not exactly a ringing endorsement for being a "demanding fanbase."
This post was edited on 9/30 at 11:06 pm


Texas Gentleman
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Texas
Member since Sep 2015
609 posts

re: I have mixed feelings tonight
Nothing wrong with demanding success (doesn’t have to be nick saban level either) and wanting a coach who can compete for a conference championship once or twice every 5 years.

But agreed with the posters saying LSU got greedy. Really greedy and it cost them. If you’re going to fire miles fine, but they should’ve had a better hire than orgeron lined up.


Cooter Davenport
Texas A&M Fan
Austin, TX
Member since Apr 2012
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re: I have mixed feelings tonight
Oh no, nothing wrong with demanding success.

That's why I put "demanding fanbase" in quotations because in this context by "demanding" I mean firing Les, making a big, embarrassing show out of how badass you are for doing it, and then having to stoop to hiring Ogeron's stupid arse when everyone knows he's the backup, backup, backup, slump-buster, brownbag special of all time.


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Mr. Elvert
Texas A&M Fan
Dallas
Member since Oct 2012
6613 posts

re: I have mixed feelings tonight
We'll get our shite pushed in against Bama.

I was rooting against us 2 weeks ago too but easier said than done. I've found myself rooting hard for the Ags the last 2 weeks regardless of Summy's situation. Here's to everyone playing their arse off the next few weeks.


Jobu93
Texas A&M Fan
Cypress TX
Member since Sep 2011
12270 posts

re: I have mixed feelings tonight
This team hasn't quit on Sumlin and it simply doesn't quit.

UCLA could have been the spark to a massive implosion but we have come back twice in two weeks to get the win. Granted, we shouldn't have HAD to come back, but those are some nice character building blocks

Kind of proud of this team, and my Different Look 8-4 seems closer to reality. If Sumlin hits 8-4 this year I think he's safe.


Slotback
Texas A&M Fan
Member since Jun 2012
423 posts

re: I have mixed feelings tonight
Play well next week vs Bama and I think the heat on Sumlin comes down a bit. Get humiliated and it turns up. I can see Saban calling off the dogs mid 3rd up 45-7.


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Old Sarge
Missouri Fan
Dean of Admissions, LSU
Member since Jan 2012
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re: I have mixed feelings tonight
I'm also really impressed at how these kids believe in Sumlin and his coaches


We'll see how they respond after Bama though


Texas Gentleman
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Texas
Member since Sep 2015
609 posts

re: I have mixed feelings tonight
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The “demanding” attitude of LSU’s fan base is what got them in this situation. They ran off a consistent 9 win, occasional national championship run coach because of their spoiledness


Les Miles was never going to win them another championship. Just like Mack Brown the game had passed him up. Notice that even though he’s said he still wants to coach, his phone hasn’t been ringing off the hook, doesn’t that tell you something?

My point is I don’t fault the reasons LSU, tu, even Georgia fired their very successful mostly 9+ win coaches. But if you are going to do it, you need to have a plan and not just throw sh** at a wall to see what sticks. Tu hired strong who was obviously out of his league after halfway through the first season. LSU hires an assistant that has a terrible previous head coaching record. Only Georgia looks to have hired a decent replacement but time will tell on Smart.

There is nothing wrong with us wanting to be more successful than we are, we have the talent base in Texas and the southwest, play against great competition week in and week out in the SEC (most years, not this one however), and have the stadium/facilities/donations to be a big player. So it’s not unreasonable that we want success, you just have to be careful how you go chasing it.
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CGSC Lobotomy
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Member since Sep 2011
37633 posts

re: I have mixed feelings tonight
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I've found myself rooting hard for the Ags the last 2 weeks regardless of Summy's situation. Here's to everyone playing their arse off the next few weeks.


I can't put the period blood A by my screenname. I'm grateful for LSU losing to Troy so I can use theirs to troll them.

I will put Washington instead of Florida after Alabama shuts us out.


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Texas Weazel
Texas A&M Fan
San Felipe, TX
Member since Oct 2016
3753 posts

re: I have mixed feelings tonight
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I'm always happy when Kyle gets rowdy. I was grinning like a fool at my TV tonight listening to it.

You're not a true Ag.

I got wood from it.


Texas Weazel
Texas A&M Fan
San Felipe, TX
Member since Oct 2016
3753 posts

re: I have mixed feelings tonight
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I'm also really impressed at how these kids believe in Sumlin and his coaches

I'm calling it right now. Sumlin finds a way to save his job. I don't like it, but I have a feeling it's going to happen.

And to be honest, I'm actually liking how we have a run game now. The best part about this is that the O Line can still (and likely will) get better. But that defense brings us back down to earth.


Projectpat
Texas A&M Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Sep 2011
9202 posts

re: I have mixed feelings tonight
Once we drop 4 straight, that feeling will go away real fast. We’ve played ok enough against bad competition. That ends this week.


TbirdSpur2010
Texas A&M Fan
THE ALAMO CITY
Member since Dec 2010
108129 posts

re: I have mixed feelings tonight
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You're not a true Ag.

I got wood from it.


I blame UCLA for my flaccidity

I'll get it together.


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Old Sarge
Missouri Fan
Dean of Admissions, LSU
Member since Jan 2012
36269 posts

re: I have mixed feelings tonight
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Once we drop 4 straight, that feeling will go away real fast. We’ve played ok enough against bad competition. That ends this week



I hate typing this but what if the impossible happens and we lose but don't get blown out?


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PowerTool
Houston Astros Fan
The dark side of the road
Member since Dec 2009
11832 posts

re: I have mixed feelings tonight
There was an Aggie attitude of complacency back in the day that needed to change. As students in the 90's we couldn't say anything remotely critical of RC without getting a head-shaking condescending lecture about not knowing how good we had it. The TMF would threaten to take over more of the student section if they didn't show up for the full game every time.

Those old guys were happy just to be bowl eligible most of the time, and beating t.u. for the Cotton Bowl once in a while was all that really mattered to them. That had to change, and it has.

But what fricking good does it do to turn into spoiled fans like LSU or Whorns who leave at halftime if they don't have a big lead and boo their own players? That doesn't sound fun to me. Unless you're some mega-donor or network executive, most of us have zero control over this. You can't let emotional reactions to games turn you into a douchebag.

The funniest part about LSU losing to Troy was knowing how many pathetic dudes had their whole year ruined that night. Don't be that guy.
This post was edited on 10/2 at 1:15 am


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