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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

We know, now that the college football season is heading into week three, that some of our longtime followers are waiting for us to begin our notoriously biased series focused on our favorite team, the Texas A&M football team.   You’re probably expecting our well-known “predict-the-winner” contests. Maybe it’s because you’re craving one of our very cool prizes. Maybe it’s because, like us, you’re a rabid Aggie football fan. Or, maybe you’re all just poker player who like to bet on things.

Well, in case you forgot, we only play “predict-the-winner” for SEC games! In other words, we still have one more non-conference game to play –against Nevada — before the real fun begins. (Unless you consider 18 consecutive non-conference wins, the longest active streak in the nation, to be fun!) Although we loved watching the Aggies win convincingly over Arizona State and Ball State, and could not be more pumped about our revitalized “Chavis” defense as well as some of our exciting, and serious contenders for super-stardom, we know it doesn’t get real until we play our SEC opponents.

So to get you all ready for SEC football, the following are some SEC-West highlights:

The Aggies first SEC battle will be against Arkansas on Sept. 26th. The Razorbacks suffered an embarrassing loss against Toledo last week and have to face Texas Tech before playing the Aggies. Let’s just say that doesn’t look good for the Hogs.

The Tide will play Ole Miss this week and will be counting on their defense to stop the highly explosive offense from Mississippi. And Auburn, who looked nothing like they were supposed to look in their narrow win against Jacksonville State, have a scary SEC contest against LSU this week.

So to sum it up, at least for the SEC West, the Aggies will continue to impress and let guys from deep in the depth charts play a lot of minutes to get them ready for conference play. And the other teams will be figuring things out, which they better do quickly before the Ags run the table.

The Lumen Poker TableIn the mean time we’ll be working on our newly re-designed Texas Poker Store website that should be ready for re-launch by end of next week. Until then, shuffle your chips and we’ll see you at the tables.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Jim Paris

We learned at the start of the Aggies vs. Mizzou game that star freshman defensive end Myles Garrett and senior defensive tackle Iven Robinson did not suit up because of injuries incurred in last week’s victory over Auburn. That made us a bit anxious, because we know our defense needs all the strong players it can get. Then, in the first half the Aggies lost freshman linebackers Otaro Alaka and Josh Walker, who will likely miss the rest of the season with a broken foot. That heightened the anxiety. But the defense managed to hang tough in the first half and we were hopeful. Then they fell apart. Completely.

Cute play cost A&M the game!

Did this play cost A&M the game?

And in the third quarter they allowed Mizzou to score whenever they felt like it, making them look like a great team instead of a merely pretty good one.  And what can we say about that play in the fourth quarter when Allen, who had mounted a good drive and looked poised to tie the game, rolled right and threw back left to little-used, 6-6, 277-pound tight end Cam Clear. Clear caught the pass at the six-yard line, but could only get to the two before getting stopped. All we needed was a yard for a first down; it was not the time to get cute

Oh well, that’s football, we still love the Aggies, although we are just slightly pissed at them and definitely disappointed as I’m sure y’all are. Everyone that predicted the score for this game wanted the Aggies to win and y’all know what that means … there was no winner for this game’s “Predict the Score” contest at the Texas Poker Store. Better luck next time.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

The stage is set: a night game at Kyle Field, with temperatures in the 40s. Missouri is playing for a chance to win the SEC East. Texas A&M is playing to outscore the Tigers and take the next step in an impressive turnaround that saw them beating then No. 3 Auburn last week and knocking them out of the national championship conversation. This Saturday they can be spoilers again and ruin the Tiger’s chances of winning the SEC. They can end this season on an unbelievable high that seemed unattainable just a few weeks ago.

Will the Aggies make it two in a row behind Kyle Allen’s cannon arm, Spavital’s play calling and McKinney’s revitalized offensive line? Will the backfield produce as many or more yards as they did last week (combined 181)? Will Myles Garrett be as dominant as ever (with maybe a few more holding calls made by the refs)? Will the linebackers continue to improve? What about Malcolme – will he be as clutch as ever? Most importantly, will the Aggie excitement and intensity carry over to Saturday night?

Poker Chip set from the Texas Poker StoreOr does Missouri, behind the often dangerous Maty Mauk take the W? Will Mizzou’s strong pass rush be able to put too much pressure on the freshman Allen, in only his third start?

If you’re the first to come the closest to predicting the final score, without going over, you’ll win this 300 Poker Chip Set with an Aluminum Case, 2 decks of playing cards and a poker button set.

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Johnny Manziel and the Aggies came out like streaks of white lighting in the first quarter and scored three TDs with Johnny throwing for all three to build a 21-0 lead, despite the shoulder injury he suffered last week against Auburn. The Commodores roared back with 17 unanswered points in the second quarter, shifting the momentum for a few moments. But a quick pick six to start the second half shifted it right back to the Aggies who never looked back.  It was an excellent showing for the Ag’s much-maligned defense, which sacked Vandy’s freshman quarterback Patton Robinette five times and intercepted him twice. Texas A&M looked like they were on a mission to prove they still have IT and ended the game with an impressive 56-24 W.

2 Decks of Professional quality Copag Poker size Playing CardsWe only had a few entries to our predict-the-score contest and this time our very own Lynn P. takes the prize home. Lynn  predicted a score of 41 to 28 Aggies over the Commodores and that was all she needed to win the double set of  World Class Copag Poker Playing Cards. Congratulations, Lynn!

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