Texas A&M and Missouri’s Debutante Ball
In August of 2012 I broke down what I anticipated to be the 10 Biggest Storylines in the SEC. This is the fifth of ten looks back at those topics.
The New Kids on the Block
Texas A&M and Missouri held their SEC Debutante Balls this year and announced their womanhood. We didn’t know what to expect from the two cotillions, but to say that A&M threw the better bash would be a gross understatement.
Rather than make an honest effort at welcoming the new kids on the block I dedicated an entire column to insulting the two programs and even went so far as to run a countdown of insults in preparation of the Missouri game.
Truth be told I don’t think anyone ever really counted on Missouri to be a factor in the SEC any time soon (a huge reason for my anti-expansion stance…why add mediocre teams?). Equally true: nobody expected this from A&M because nobody knew what to expect from Kevin Tumlin and nobody knew who Johnny Manziel was.
The Aggies balled out of control in 2012. They were the anti-Mizzou. I even almost came to like them one. Almost. I guess you can teach an old Bulldog new tricks. Almost.
That’s all I got/