It’s Texas A&M’s Time To Shine

This time tomorrow, we will know if Texas A&M or Alabama have been victorious in the biggest college football game of the 2013 season.

With nerves, excitement and anticipation reaching boiling point, there is a feeling that something very special is going to happen at Kyle Field.

Boy, do I hope it does.

If A&M win, College Station will have never seen scenes like it. It will make the night Johnny Manziel won the Heisman Trophy look like a five-year old’s birthday party.

Around the campus and surrounding area, no other words are being spoken other than discussion about the game.

There are so many unknown variables. How will A&M’s defense do with their starters returning? What has Nick Saban got up his sleeve for Johnny? What impact will the 12th man have? The list goes on.

And that is why it’s so exciting. No one can predict what is going to happen. A&M could destroy Alabama. Alabama could destroy A&M. One point could win it. There are endless eventualities.

What I do know is that tonight will be electric. For one more night, the Aggies can dream.

There is a concert taking place at Kyle Field with numerous bands and local singers performing. As I said yesterday, I won’t have a clue what’s going on or who the acts are, but I can enjoy the atmosphere of being around people that know that they are on the brink of something special.

Five years ago, I made the trip to Wembley Stadium, London. My beloved soccer team, Portsmouth, had reached their first FA Cup Final in 69 years. Like A&M, my team had suffered decades of failing to reach their potential. We were cast aside in the soccer world for so long. In 2008 though, it was our time. We were victorious and it was the best day of my life.

I have the same hunch about this A&M team. This is their time. If ever they are going to have an opportunity to do something special – this is it.

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