Archive for October 2015

Texas Poker StoreBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

The Aggies had a much-needed “W “and so did Buddy, who won our Predict the Score contest with his prediction of 35-21. The Aggies had some impressive offensive stats, including rushing for more than 300 yards, the first time that’s happened since beating OU in the 2013 Cotton Bowl. And Kyler Murray had a beautiful debut as the Ags’ starting QB, staying poised, protecting the rock, hitting his receivers with some beautiful touch throws and rushing for more than 100 yards – as did Tra Carson; that’s two-100 yard rushers in a game!

Yes, we KNOW. Beating South Carolina is NOT the same as beating Bama or Ole Miss. And the defense still had trouble stopping the run. But Donovan Wilson had two picks, including one for a TD, the A&M safeties continued to impress, Dae Dae and Myles were their dominant selves and the defense has not stopped playing tough.

Copag Peek-Index Poker CardsWith the two-loss monkey off their backs, we can all look forward to next week as we watch the beginnings of a Wrecking Crew D and the evolution of a superstar QB for the fightin’ Texas Aggies.

Congratulation, Buddy! We will be sending you your well deserved prize of a professional set of Copag Peek-Index Poker Cards from our friendly staff at the Texas Poker Store.

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Texas Poker StoreBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

There’s only a couple of things we know for sure going into the Texas A&M vs. South Carolina football game this Saturday. The first is that all eyes will be on the quarterback, whoever he is. After the abysmal showing by Kyle Allen (and the entire offense) against Ole Miss last week, Coach Kevin Sumlin announced that Kyle Allen, Kyler Murray and Jake Hubenak, his three scholarship QBs, would be competing for the start against the Gamecocks. Whoever gets the nod will be revealed on Friday.

Texas A&M vs South Carolina Gamecocks

The second thing we know is that the forecast is for wet and rainy conditions, which means the Aggie offense will be simplified, which also means we might not learn as much as we’d like about changes in the Aggie offense. We also might, or might not learn as much about the Aggies as we’d like, since playing South Carolina is not the same as playing Ole Miss or Alabama. This was supposedly an easy win back when everything was coming up roses. In other words, if we win it, it still doesn’t tell us that much. On the other hand, if the Ags struggle or lose, we’ll know all we need to know.

Copag Poker CardsLast week no one won our “Predict the Score” contest, even though several of you did predict that Ole Miss would win, everyone of y’all went over. So let’s try again …  Whoever predicts the final score first, without going over, will be the next “Texas Poker Store Predict the Score” prizewinner, walking away with a professional set of Copag Peek-Index Poker Cards including a durable, solid carrying case. If there’s a tie, whoever made the correct prediction first is the winner, so you don’t have much time to fool around.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

No one won our Predict the Score contest this week. Several did bet on Ole Miss, but they went over. When we posted our Predict the Score blog a couple of days ago, we wrote; “That’s a lot of talent competing for a game they both need to win. It will be a high-scoring contest, but if the Aggies are for real, this is when they prove it.” So we were right about both teams needing to win. And we were right about the talent on the field. We, and most of the pundits, however, were wrong about predicting a lot of scoring by both offenses, because the high-powered offense of the Aggies simply disappeared.

By game’s end, Kyle Allen was trending nationally on Twitter, not in a good way, and Texas A&M had fallen out of the top 25, leaving just about everyone with emotions ranging from curious to furious. So although Ole Miss won the game and obviously proved that they are “for real,” the Aggies need to figure out who they are and what’s going on with their offense, especially at quarterback, but also with their offensive line, receivers, running game and most definitely with their play-calling, coaching staff and decision-making . . .  all the way to the top . With  almost an embarrassment of riches on the Aggie roster, no Aggie fan should have to feel embarrassed.

Texas Poker StoreThe Texas Poker Store staff  hopes the Aggies get it together in time to face the South Carolina Gamecocks next Saturday at Kyle Field. We’ll post our next “Predict the Score” blog in the next few days, so keep tuned in and may the best predictor win.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

Despite their loss to the Crimson Tide, Texas A&M at 5-1, is still very much alive in the SEC West. First of all, Kyle Allen is a very good quarterback who had a very bad day. As he himself put it – he and Peyton Manning each had three pick sixes; it happens.

The Rebel’s quarterback, Chad Kelly, has also been very good, leading the league in passing yards. But he just came off a bad outing himself, throwing two interceptions in Ole Miss’ loss against Memphis.

So, with both teams coming off losses, who has the edge? It’s a close one. The Aggies have tremendous talent on offense, with Kirk, Reynolds, Seals-Jones, Noil and a host of others. If they take care of the football they should be able to outrun their coverage. And the Aggie defense has been stellar, at times even spectacular, which they will need to be against the Rebel’s very talented set of receivers, including wideout Laquan Treadwell. Conversely, the Rebels can defend the pass well, and the Aggie safeties have been aggressive in busting up plays all over the field.Aggies vs Ole Miss football

The best defensive player in the league, and probably in the country, wears maroon and white and is named Myles Garrett. He is a game-changer just being on the field. He’ll be matched up against offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, which should be a great battle. And if Robert Nkemdiche is healthy and ready to suit up, he’ll be making a lot of trouble for the Aggie O-line.

That’s a lot of talent competing for a game they both need to win. It will be a high-scoring contest, but if the Aggies are for real, this is when they prove it.

Copag Poker CardsWhoever predicts the final score first, without going over, will be the next “Texas Poker Store Predict the Score” prizewinner, walking away with a professional set of Copag Peek-Index Poker Cards including a durable, solid carrying case. If there’s a tie, whoever made the correct prediction first is the winner, so you don’t have much time to fool around.

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