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Politician introduces bill about Texas-Texas A&M rivalry

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01:54 PM ET 01.29 | When Texas A&M moved to the SEC, we saw the end of one of the most entertaining and longest standing rivalries in college football. But while neither side has any intention of renewing the rivalry anytime soon, a Texas politician introduced a bill that demands both teams bare arms and dual on a regular basis -- or else. Texas House democrat (yeah, apparently they do exist) Ryan Guillen introduced a bill on Monday that called for both Texas and Texas A&M to resume their Thanksgiving Day tradition of playing one another. The two teams had played each other on an annual basis from 1914 until 2011 when the Aggies moved to the SEC. Guillen maintains that he's a man of the people, and that he's just trying to give his constituents what they voted for. According to the bill, should either team refuse to schedule the game, that school would be penalized in the form of a restriction on athletic scholarships.

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January 29, 2013  11:54 PM ET

Tax $$ at work. As if we needed more reasons to detest politicians....

January 30, 2013  12:18 AM ET

Thanksgiving day weekend is the best holiday weekend of the year.

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January 30, 2013  10:03 AM ET

Maybe as an aggie, the politician is wanting a better OOC conference game.

In 2013, aTm has Rice, Sam Houston, SMU, UTEP. In 2014 so far its Lamar and SMU.

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