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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.

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Texas Poker StoreBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

During the Aggies Bye Week we took some time of from football to play a little poker and to personally congratulate our latest winner of our famed “Predict the Score” contests, Mr. Paul Marvin, and delivered his prize to him.Paul Marvin

Now it’s your chance to make your predictions on the upcoming game between the Texas A&M Fighting Aggies and the Alabama Crimson Tide, and to help you out, here are some thoughts:

  1. Kyle Field and the 12th Man – When more than 102,000 fans stay in the game and pump energy into their revitalized defense, as the 12th Man has done this season especially during red zone stands, the home field advantage becomes a huge factor. Aggies love their Chavis-inspired “D” and know how to make about as much noise as any fan base in college football. Bama is never intimidated by a big stage, and they’re certainly highly motivated with their season on the line in every game, but will Coker have the composure to communicate with his o-line when it’s impossible to hear anything over the roar of the crowd? Look for the sound to be deafening, causing a mistake or two and helping the Ags maintain their unrelenting pressure. If the Aggie D is as tough and aggressive as they’ve been, and tighten up their run defense, look out.
  1. Explosive plays – The Crimson Tide is a great football team, but they do better against more conventional offenses. The Aggies will dial up the unconventional and run their usual high-powered attack, forcing the Tide to do more adjusting on defense, including rushing the passer. That means we might see more of the Tide’s pass rushers. With the Ags killing it on play-action, including passes to Kirk, Reynolds and who knows how many others, and the crowd noise making it difficult to make on-the-field adjustments on defense, look for the Aggies to get off to a fast start and keep on going. Alabama will do everything in its power to slow them down by running a lot of plays and keeping Kyle Allen off the field so that he can’t get into his rhythm. But if he does, with all those weapons at his disposal, the Aggies don’t need much time to score.
  1. Turnovers – The Aggies are plus-two in the turnover margin, with their defense causing fumbles, interceptions and mismatches. On the other hand, Alabama football has always been about wearing down their opponents by running the ball, controlling it, and not turning it over. They won’t be able to do that if the Aggies play up tempo; they’ll need to take some risks to score points. If Jake Coker takes some chances and tries to throw long, he can expect to see a lot of Garrett and Hall in his face. If he can throw screens and scramble for some yardage he could cough up the football. Or, he could fool the Aggie defense, which still doesn’t have the depth or experience of the Bama defense, especially in a game they HAVE to win.

If the Aggies can establish the tempo of the game, pick them to win. If the Tide can manage to play ball control and keep giving the ball to Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake, they will be facing a rushing defense that’s still only 12th in the SEC. It’s a tough call, but it’s a game that Texas A&M can win. So, again, this is your chance to make your prediction and this time you too could be named the winner of the Texas Poker Store’s “Predict The Score” contest. So what do you think? Will the Aggies remain undefeated or will the Crimson Tide prevail?300-chip-set-big-slick

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The year long wait is over and the Crimson Tide has rolled into Aggieland hoping, no, praying that they can find someway to stop Johnny Manziel. The Aggie O line, meanwhile has to protect their star and fight off the likes of C.J. Mosely in the Tide’s D. On the other side of the ball, with Jenkins and company all back, we are hoping, no praying A.J. McCarron vs Johnny Football Manzielthat Snyder has the Aggie defense in game day form and ready to beat the hell outta McCarron, Yeldon, Cooper and company. A lot of big stars, a lot of players to watch.

Texas A&M vs AlabamaWe have put away all our poker chips and cancelled everything except, of course, our tickets, and are now headed to Kyle Field to join the over 90,000 crazed football fans and the 12th Man. We will be loud and proud and waving white. Let’s Go Ags!!  BTHOBama!!!

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After a long flight from NY on Saturday back home to Texas, then watching the Texas A&M Aggies roll over the Crimson Tide for what will surely go down as a historical, if not hysterical (considering the predictions about Texas A&M not being SEC-ready!) upset in college football, then spending the next few days catching up on all our missed shows: The Voice, The Good Wife, The X Factor, Revenge and a few other things that needed to be dealt with at TPS , we finally got a chance to write this blog.

While we were gone we had several questions about clay poker chips and how to take care of them. Clay poker chips have a very distinct feel and sound to them and are used by most professional poker players. We recommend cleaning your chips with a little bit of baby oil or mineral oil using a soft bristle toothbrush. Clean them one at a time to prevent them from being scratched and then let them dry for 24 hours. Always store them in chip trays or better yet in a poker chip case to prevent any damage to them. If you do this once in a while, your poker chips will last forever.

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