I have only left two Auburn games early in my entire life. One was the 2001 Iron Bowl where we just got shellacked by the Crimson Tide. That was the first Iron Bowl I ever attended in person. It was a very bad experience.
The other game is the 2012 Texas A&M game. The only reason I even went to that game is because of the free tickets I had through the ROTC department and I knew what the half-time show was going to consist of. I didn't want to miss the jump team and the parade cannons firing during the 1812 Overture.
We left after half-time, though. It was cold, rainy, and I wasn't dressed properly. Plus, for the first time in my life, I just didn't want to be at an Auburn football game. I left the 2012 Iron Bowl because it was my first and I just couldn't take it anymore. I never wanted to be at that 2012 Texas A&M game to begin with. By that point of the season I was that broken.
I've seen comments on articles over the past few days about how the Aggies ran up the score in that one. The truth is that they really didn't. Kliff Klingsbury wasn't even joking when he said they could have scored 80. They could have. Easily.
The tables have turned a bit, now. We went to their place last season and shocked Johnny Football and the rest of the football world to really start our incredible run through the end of the season. Today we welcome the Aggies back. And we have a score to settle.
I don't want us to run up the score. I just want us to win big and leave no doubt that we could have won much bigger.
It's almost Game Time, Tiger Fans. Top off that drink. Warm up your shaker arm. "Gig 'em?" No. GIVE 'EM HELL, BIG BLUE.