In my three years of college I’ve attended 21 football games, 45+ basketball games, and by the time May rolls around I will have attended 60+ baseball games. It’s fair to say I LOVE Aggie sports! I attend just about every home game and if the timing is right I’ll take a road trip to Houston, Dallas, Waco, Fort Worth, etc, etc. to be a part of the action. It has been a lot of fun to follow Aggie sports with the greatest fans in the world…..The 12th Man! “Old Ags”, students, alumni, and future Ags share great enthusiasm for our Aggies and enjoy congregating at Kyle Field, Reed Arena, and Blue Bell Park on weekends and weekday nights!
I’ve got to watch history unfold with Johnny Manziel, be a part of the excitement of Regional baseball playoffs, cheer the Ags on in the NIT Tournament, and experience some of our most exciting Aggie moments in recent years….like when we took #1 Kentucky basketball to double overtime in 2015 or the 14 inning and 12 inning baseball games during a match up against Cal that included 3rd baseman, Ronnie Gideon running down a Cal player and making a phenomenal out at home, to hosting College Gameday during football season. Not to mention when the student body exploded when one of our own made the $5,000 half court shot. It has all been so fun to watch!
While I may be persistent at attending all home football, basketball, and baseball games I have attended my fair share of others sports as well. I even made my first soccer debut during halftime of the SEC Soccer Championship. I must say, not one of my proudest moments as if there is a sport I am least familiar with and most uncoordinated at, it would be soccer! I’m sad to report…..I got a running start……threw my left leg back…..shifted all my momentum forward…….and with a strong look of determination and focus I kicked the soccer ball. I watched it fly wayyyyy over the goal and smack dab into a fan….sad day. But that’s alright…..the Aggies won the Championship and I’d like to think I helped them win that victory…..from a cheering standpoint, certainly not with my soccer skills.
I look forward to watching the remaining few basketball games and post season excitement and I’m ready to watch baseball start their journey to the Road to Omaha!