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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

The next two Aggie football games seem to have a lot in common. In back-to-back weeks they have the exact same schedule . . . they’re playing in Dallas, which means bussing to the Metroplex on Friday and getting to see family and friends from the area. Both games (this Saturday, September 20th against SMU and next Saturday, September 27th against Arkansas) will be played at 2:30 p.m. CST. Both will be attended by tons of Aggie fans, the 12th Man, because so many live in the area or will drive there. And of course, according to Coach Sumlin, the Aggies will prepare for each game in exactly the same way, because that’s what they do!Gig' Em

But that’s where the similarities end. This Saturday, the #6 Texas A&M football team will be facing an 0-2, non-conference, unranked SMU team, whose well-known coach, June Jones just stepped down. The game will be at Ford Stadium, where most estimate that maroon will predominate in the stands. The Mustangs are hurting big time, and this should be another opportunity for a lot of guys on A&M to get some significant playing time and for some slightly injured players to rest their injuries for another week. Look for a blow-out.

Next Saturday, the Ags will be playing Arkansas in a nationally televised conference game, aka the Southwest Classic at ATT&T Stadium. The Razorbacks may not be the best team in the SEC’s western division, but they beat Texas Tech handily and they’re big and strong, SEC-strong and as we all know, anything is possible in SEC football.

The feel of the felt Be sure to check out our next blog when we’ll break down the Arkansas game in preparation for our Predict the Score contest. In the meantime, have fun at the poker tables. Thanks to the 2:30 game times, there’s plenty of time to enjoy football and poker two weekends in a row.

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A.J. McCarron vs Johnny Football Manziel “In the midnight hour, they cried ‘More, More, More’, with a Rebel Yell, they cried ‘More. More, More.” Not exactly lyrics from Billy Idol’s classic that I rock out to. A little tweaked, but a good depiction of what goes on around this time of the year. This week, especially, everyone around me is fired up! First, the Ohio State Buckeyes crushing the Aztecs in the Big Ten, then, all the talk about how stoked our boys, the Fighting Texas Aggies are to BTHObama! I have great memories of watching Aggie Football, seeing them beat the Longhorns once live at Kyle Field, and the second time with my Texas Poker buddies Jim ‘Chief Dealer’ Paris, Paul Marvin, and many others, at Paul’s amazing Thanksgiving dinner. The Indian Aggies, Mandar, Sonu Shankar, Kaustavi Sarkar and yours trulyalso cherished every moment of the Aggie Spirit. The Aggies didn’t fare exceptionally well in those days,  but those were the fondest times, and I wish I were at College Station kicking it with my boys, watching the “Rock Star” Johnny Football kicking some butt, giving the rest of the SEC teams jitters!
Texas Poker Store Custom Poker ChipsManziel is indeed a rebel, but we recently witnessed another rebel in the world of poker –Daniel Negreanu. Kid Poker was standing right next to his chair when the first card of the deck was pulled out for the deal to begin, at the EPT Barca High Rollers Tournament. Daniel had to forfeit his hand and his poker chips he posted, owing to the new Rule 29, and for the next twenty minutes he went berzerk! He decided to go all in blind, and eventually got knocked out, only to re-enter and finish in the runner-up position and take home close to 300K! Now, who would do this at a high-rollers event? I personally support Negreanu for hating on Rule 29. I have witnessed many dealers in major tournaments go easy on players, and not follow rules such as ‘Show One Show All’ , and ‘One Player To A Hand’. Props to “Kid Poker” and to “Rock Star” Manziel for doing things, as Frankie said, their way, and still coming out victorious. 
If you follow TPS blogs, you’d know for sure that our own rock star ‘Chief Dealer’ has some kickass deals and competitions during game days. So keep visiting the Texas Poker Store blog and get in on the action. The song “Rebel Yell” was still ringing loud in my ears till I remembered another tune- one that still gives me goosebumps.
Some may boast of prowess bold
Of the school they think so grand
But there’s a spirit can ne’er be told
It’s the Spirit of Aggieland.


We predicted a win by the Ags in our last blog, but even we didn’t anticipate the lopsided score or the overwhelming dominance – on offense and defense — that the Texas A&M football team would display at the Cotton Bowl. Johnny Football lived up to all the hype and more, as he erased any doubts about why he won the Heisman and obliterated the theories that there would be a Heisman letdown after the banquet circuit. In fact, he set an FBS bowl record with 229 yards rushing and 267 yards passing, becoming the 4th player in FBS history with 20 passing and 20 rushing touchdowns in a season. And he has three more years to be our quarterback!

It was an awesome night to be an Aggie fan. We at the Texas Poker Store want to thank Aggie Athletics, Aggie Football, Coach Sumlin and his entire staff for an incredible year. For us poker players, it’s time to get back to the poker tables. But we do it as we sadly say goodbye to our outstanding seniors and eagerly await the 2013 football season. And next year, let’s hope we get our shot at the national title we should have gotten this year!

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