Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, has often said regarding the vast subject of sports rivalries…..that there was none quite like the annual “Thanksgiving DayBattle” in the 96 Year War (1915 – 2011)….which took place on banks of the Brazos River and the Guadalupe River every Thanksgiving day in Central Texas….when the football squads of The University of Texas Longhorns and the Texas A & M Aggies faced off in the middle of the gridiron.
The Texas vs. Texas A&M football rivalry was an epic American college football rivalry…which was played every year between 1915 and 2011…. until A&M left the Big 12 Conference to join the Southeastern Conference during the 2010–12 Southeastern Conference realignment as a part of the wider 2010–2014 NCAA conference realignment. Texas basically owned the Aggies in the win/loss column….finishing out the rivalry with a 76–37–5….as some say that they could resume the rivalry in the future….after having not played for 8 years….and we at ImaSportsphile say NO WAY.
As seen in this video herewith…..The Showband of the Southwest, Texas Longhorn Band, performs at halftime of the “1985 Battle” between the Horns vs Aggies…..and in their typical performance….they fill the stadium with great music.