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Are you Ready for Some Texas?
Does someone at the New York Times Travel section have a serious case of football fever? It would appear that as the leaves start to turn outside, editors at the paper are hankering for a tailgate party. In the last week, they've run stories on both Austin and College Station, Texas, home to the University of Texas and Texas A&M, respectively.
That's not to say that the articles aren't full of some good nuggets, including some background behind the official A&M gesticulation at sporting events:
Throughout, they flash the A&M hand signal, a fist with thumb upturned, and yell "Gig 'em, Aggies!" -- a 75-year-old gesture meant to evoke the act of impaling a horned frog, symbol of their archrival, Texas Christian University.Yes, impaling a horned frog. We'll look for a similar gesture at Foxboro this fall.
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