Texas Aggie Football Legends - Book

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Texas Aggie Football Legends Book

Every Aggie will want to grab hold of this backpocket-sized book about the beginnings and the not-so-distant past of his or her revered team. And to those straining to grasp what all the fuss is about, Aggie Football Legends is for them too.

Author Anthony Andro is an A&M alumnus but also a professional sports writer (formerly of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, now with Fox SW) unafraid to lay bare some of the squad s most embarrassing episodes, like the humiliating 38-0 loss to the University of Texas at its very first game, in 1894. And he deftly retells the team s proudest moments. Revisit the historic games and championships, then see how Aggies branded Bevo, the UT Longhorn, with '13-0'- A&M s winning score in 1915 - and later invited to eat the steer with their rivals five years later when the mascot was barbecued. You can t make this stuff up. Legends covers the over-heated rivalries, the historic seasons, the standout players and the larger-than-life coaches, Jackie Sherrill, Bear Bryant, Dana Bible. In short, it explains to all comers the Aggie mystique and why its fans go beyond diehard. Aggie Football Legends is printed in Texas.

About the Author:

Anthony Andro didn't always start out as a fan of Texas A&M. The first time he went to a Texas A&M football game he wasn't even rooting for the Aggies. He came away happy from the 1987 Cotton Bowl because Ohio State won and he got to sit close to the Buckeye cheerleaders. But a year later Andro was at Texas A&M and on his way to a major in journalism. After graduating from A&M in 1992, Anthony Andro went to work as a sports reporter for the Port Arthur News. He moved to Fort Worth in 1999 and worked for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram until the summer of 2011, when he made the move to Fox Sports Southwest, where he writes for their Web site.

  •  4.25 inches wide x 5.5 inches high
  • 80 pages