The Spirit of Aggieland is real and the story of the 12th Man gets me every single time! Not only does the student section stay the entire game, the students stand the entire game! You just cannot spend a day at Kyle Field and NOT feel the excitement.
Of course it all gets started with the overall Aggie gameday experience! The first year A&M played Alabama after moving to the SEC our little town was all a buzz. Holly and I could not wait to take the kids to campus and the night before to stir the excitement for gameday. They of course ended up swimming in Fish Pond and we ended up with this priceless photo op!
This was one of the most exciting games I’ve ever attended at Kyle Field maybe because we just sucked it up and went in the pouring rain or maybe because we beat tu (otherwise known as the University of Texas) 27-16 or it could have been because these girls were just so much fun!
My kids have grown up with Aggie Football and I love taking a look back at the pictures. I think they would all tell you they have such great memories at Kyle Field, even Riley who eventually chose TCU. So many great memories with all of my favorite people!
The only thing bigger than the crowd at Kyle Field is the amount of tailgating. On Friday at noon a horn blows signaling all the tailgaters they can officially stake their claim on campus real estate. Some out of towners actually pay someone to do this for them!! Cracks me up but I am not going to complain as we have enjoyed many a tailgate over the years with yummy food and cold beer. And yes, one of our friends actually brought “Bevo” before one of the games for a photo op. I love catching up with friends old and new on football weekends!
I promise these cans were empty, but don’t think these pictures won’t resurface sometime when they head to college! These girls are messes.
One more family road trip to San Antonio to see the Aggies in the Alamo Bowl in 2007. We have only traveled to one additional bowl game since and decided we were bad luck! Dillon now goes with my sister-in-law and the Aggies have performed much better…ha!
Speaking of Aunt Amy, she is the best when it comes to supporting the Aggies with goodie bags and special treats! My kids can always count on lots of Aggie goodies and the McBerty kids have adopted her as well.
I seriously could go on, and on and on! Lucky for you I still have most of my pictures on my old Mac! If you ever find yourself in College Station, even on a non-game weekend, you should definitely add a tour of Kyle Field to your travel plans. You can find more information on tours here.