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Take me out to the ballpark

5 Dec

Natalie and I were talking the other day about our favorite A&M events to attend. Her’s are baseball games. This was no big surprise to me, since she is a Diamond Darling. But, baseball games mean more to her than just an organization.

“Baseball games are so upbeat,” Natalie said. “They have their own traditions that make going to a game a unique experience. They’re always something or somebody to watch.”

When I asked her why the student body and members of the community should support the baseball team, she had a good answer. “It benefits everyone. The baseball players feed of the fans’ energy, making it an exciting game. The fans get to watch America’s sport being played by the best student athletes in the country.”

Natalie said what better way to show your Aggie Spirit this Spring, than to support the Aggie baseball team. It takes everyone, the baseball players, the workers, Diamond Darlings, and especially the fans, to make a good game great.

I can vouch for Natalie that Aggie baseball games are one of the best forms of entertainment in town. When Spring rolls around, grab your ball cap, get you a hot dog, and enjoy an Aggie baseball game.

To view the roster, schedule, and other baseball news, visitwww.aggieathletics.com.

Time for basketball

26 Nov

It’s time to put-up your maroon shirts and bring-out the white. Basketball season is in full-force and Reed Arena is waiting to be filled with excited students. The Reed Rowdies are among some of the most energetic fans in college basketball.

A&M basketball games are a lot of fun to attend. Both the men and women always put on a great performance, especially at home. Don’t wait until after Christmas to get involved, do it now. The men’s basketball team will be at home Dec. 2, 4, and 8. Games start at 7.

The lottery ticket distribution is no longer used. Students with an All Sports option can pull a physical ticket before the game or show their student id at the door. Students without an All Sports option can purchase student tickets for $13. Tickets are pulled and purchased at the ticket windows in the zone (not Reed).

If you would like to view the men’s and women’s schedules, rosters and other information, visit www.aggieathletics.com.

Friday night lights

4 Oct

On Friday, some friends and I drove to Jacksonville, Texas to watch my hometown, Marshall, play football at the Tomato Bowl. Yes, I’m that college student that still goes to high school sporting events. In my defense though, I do have a younger sister that is a cheerleader, so most of my time is spent watching the sidelines. The game was a good one, but sadly, it ended almost exactly like the Aggie game against OSU on Thursday. Even though we lost, it was fun watching high school football again. The atmosphere makes for a great time.

For you’re enjoyment, here’s some footage from the Marshall vs. Longview game this past year. We are big rivals and it was our 100th time to play each other. Things got a little heated!

I’m not suggesting that you drive 2 hours to watch a high school game, like we did. But, there are a couple high schools in the area, like A&M Consolidated, Bryan High, and Rudder, that you could go to. They can be a lot of fun! And, they are usually over with by 10:30, so you still have the rest of the night to go out. Go support some of our local football teams and enjoy the Friday night lights.

So it all begins…

8 Sep

Howdy! Well, today I will begin my first of many blogs about entertainment, particularly entertainment in the Bryan and College Station, Texas area. Entertainment encompasses a variety of things from bars to concerts to recreational activities, all of which I hope to cover over the weeks. I’ll be doing a lot things that I enjoy, and probably some things that I don’t. I’ll be open to suggestions from friends, classmates, or anyone else that knows of some good entertainment.

I’ll start off my first blog with something that every A&M student has probably done at some point during their college years, attend an Aggie football game. This past saturday, I watched the Aggies stomp Stephen F. Austin. Though the game was slow to get started, it soon picked up the pace and ended up being an enjoyable game. It was the first game of the season, and the students came out in droves. We were crammed in the stands like sardines, and some smelled like them too … trust me, if you were in my seats, you would say the same. We stood together, we yelled together, we sweated together, and we celebrated victory together. Aggie games are always entertaining, even if you’re not a student here. The crowd, the yell-leaders, the band, they all make the game worthwhile, win or lose.

Speaking of the band, I’ve included a video of one of their 2009 performances from youtube. The Fighting Texas Aggie Band is one of the best in the nation and usually the highlight of the football games.

Saturday’s game also helped me on a personal level. I’ve always had this irrational fear of seeing myself on the Jumbotron. I get nervous when they scan the crowds, zooming in on the red-ass aggies in overalls, the couple getting a kiss after we score, and the cute kids holding up a Gig’em. I get nervous that those cameramen will catch me off-guard, probably picking my nose or something else embarrassing (which I don’t do … in public). But, I’m happy to say that Saturday, I successfully conquered my Jumbotron fears. Those sneaky cameramen zoomed over me, and to my surprise, I looked like a normal student. No embarrassing moments, no awkward “what do I do with my hands,” just me being me. Thanks Aggie football!

Well, it’s time for me to wrap-up my first blog. In conclusion, I would like to suggest to anyone that gets a chance, go see an Aggie football game. You won’t regret it. To find out more information about purchasing tickets, visit http://www.12thmanfoundation.com/tickets/ticketbox.asp.