I've got an idea. It's revolutionary (at least in our situation), not completely original (stolen from the Penn State's campaign, entitled "Don't Boo Bama"), and most likely anathema to most readers of this blog. As you've most likely guessed by the name of this post, it deals with the Aggies' (likely) last visit to Lubbock as a Big 12-2 member.
I will spare you the details of my philosophy concerning the Aggie departure to the SEC. I ascribe to the view that A&M did the right thing, which was to grow a pair and tell Texas to shove it. Bravo to them, regardless of the consequences, because it was high-time someone did.
I propose that, for a few reasons, we should abstain from the typical booing that normally accompanies the Aggie football team's entrance into the stadium. I would go a step further and suggest that we... wait for it... applaud the Aggies. Now I know what you're thinking. Stay with me.
I've got a few far-fetched reasons why this might be a good idea. One, again, I think the Aggies deserve our applause. Not for their idiotic ramblings about why the SEC is superior, how they're moving for women's sports, etc., etc., but for their administration's gusty "F-you" toward Texas. I hate the Aggies, for a lot of reasons, too many for me to list or detail. Obviously Raider Nation feels largely the same way, considering the exact direction Soap Suds' ass faces (though we might consider turning it a bit more South in the next few weeks). Yet, I view them as amiable idiots, to be ridiculed and properly thumped on a football field, rather than conniving, evil, pompous, manipulative, arrogant, cheating Horns (I would use more adjectives, but Seth wouldn't appreciate them). Personally, I view our relationship with the Aggies as I assume the SEC schools views their relationships with other schools, though I know many of you readers do not.
I can imagine that many of you will be dismissive (and you have every right to be) of this idea, as many of you don't have the same general view of Aggieland as I do, or you don't have the same view of A&M leaving, or for a plethora of other reasons. I only ask that you consider, if only for a moment, leaving the Aggies with a final good memory in Lubbock: that they did get their ass properly beaten, but that the Raiders did it with a confidence that we knew it would happen, and that they know that we, too, really, really hate Texas.