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Discussion in 'Men’s Basketball' started by 2003TexasGrad, Mar 29, 2022.
It's little brother envy.
There are Texas Longhorns and there are Texas a 'n m aggys. Their feeble attempt at positioning themselves as the flagship university of the state of Texas is laughable.
I'm surprised they haven't received a cease and desist order. It's false advertising at a minimum.
The University of Texas doesn't own the word "Texas". Otherwise, we could/would enforce a similar claim against the Texas Rangers. In fact, we'd probably have to, in order to establish precedent.
But I agree with the original point.
They want to be us so bad. I do not know of any other State, A&M or Tech that drops the "State", "A&M" or "Tech" from their name like Texas A&M does.
Quite the opposite, most embrace it. Go places like Penn State or Texas Tech and you'll hear people yelling "Let's go State!" or wearing a shirt that says "TECH" and nothing else.
They couldn't even be like us and win the NIT. Is their arena floor still laid out like this? A big block letter T. They can't accept they are aggy.
Pretty sure it's now a smaller state outline and aTm logo. It's not bad.
I remember when they first unveiled the floor you posted. My first thought: "They just had to use a state outline like UT's, only BIGGER!!!"
No one thinks the Virginia Hokies or UC Bruins has a good ring to it?
Pennsylvania Nittany Lions
The closest thing I can think of is Ohio State.
They don't refer to themselves as Ohio Buckeyes, but their equivalent of the "Texas! Fight!" cheer is "O-H! I-O!", and their band spells "Ohio" (no "State") on the field before every game. From what I can tell, you're also more likely to hear fans yelling "Let's go Ohio!" instead of "Let's go State!"
It was THIS close:
The second half of that graph looks eerily like the annual aggy football roller coaster. All they needed was the furk!