TEXAS A&M 12TH MAN KICK OFF TEAM!
I was reminded today of what it means when everyday guys get together and do great things.
As Jackie Sherrill said in the prologue to his new book on the 12th Man.
"They simply didn't have the speed, quickness, agility, strength, or muscle to play big-time college football. That's what Division One Football thought. But Division One Football didn't see what I saw, know what I knew about Texas A&M, its traditions, its legacy, and the never-say-die, never-say-quit, never-back-down spirit that dwelled deep within the hearts of a student body that would run through a brick wall or tear the sonuvabitch down with their bare hands if the maroon and white asked them to.
They were the builders of bonfire. They were the keepers of the flame. Individually and collectively, they were the heartbeat of everything so special about Texas A&M.
Like E. King Gill, the original 12th Man, they were ready to come down out of the stands if the football team needed them."
Here is a link to his prologue.
I have been blessed in my life to have 4 incredible brothers. All of them have become great fathers, brothers and men.
One of them had the honor and courage to be a 12th Man at Texas A&M. His last year as a 12th man he played against Tim Brown the Heisman Trophy winner. For Harold it was an honor and a challenge to push himself against the best and succeeding made it even sweeter.
That is what our country is about. Knowing the honor it is to be an American and having the guts and the courage to be the builders of the bonfire and the keepers of the flame. To do that we must know our history, be proud of our great accomplishments and learn from our mistakes.
In the end it is not the power in Washington that makes us great. It is the power of you and me.
The “12th Men”.
The regular folks who have been the small business owners and the workers who push everyday to work hard and help make those small businesses grow to huge companies. Capitalism is about a man or woman who takes the risk and succeeds and because of it others prosper as well.
It is time to come out of the stands and on the field and fight like hell to save our great Country. The RED, WHITE AND BLUE ARE CALLING YOUR NAME!! Washington does not believe we are Division One quality. Let’s just show them what we are made of.