How about those Aggies!
Clearly, the buzz about the future of Texas A&M's football team isn't going to wear off anytime soon. If I would have told you before the season that we would have the following right in front of us, I would have laughed at you:
- Top 10 ranking
- Chance at a BCS bowl
- Win over #1 Alabama on the road
- Only 2 losses
- A quarterback superstar in the making who has a real chance at the Heisman
Wow! What a season already, and we still have 3 games left.
With that being said, there is more to life than sports and sometimes we can take them too seriously.
Rozann Carter from Word on Fire Catholic Ministries sent me this reflection on Aggie football and the Art of Coaching she wrote up. Here is a snip:
Saturday night, I watched in (admittedly hopeful) disbelief as the Fighting Texas Aggies upset top-ranked Alabama in a flurry of big plays, even bigger turnovers, footage of sad fans in their regrettable body paint, and overwhelming amounts of traditional school spirit. As a college football fan with a vested interest in the “choking” of teams above my team’s ranking, I took a certain level of delight in the halting of the rolling tide. But, as I watched the epic battle unfold, as the cameras panned to each team’s coach and to their pre-play action and post-play reaction to a missed field goal, a fumbled chance to cross the goal line, or a silly lack of coherent decision making on the crucial third down, I thought about the distinct difference, but delicate balance, between this “pre-“ and “post-“, and what the balance has to say about leadership.