Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

It’s hard to believe, but tomorrow, on Thanksgiving, the Aggies will be playing in their last conference game of the season. It was a difficult season, too, with so many ups and downs, so many great expectations and so many disappointments along the way. What we know is that we have some amazing young talent on the squad and that the future of this football team looks incredibly promising. But what about the immediate future? What about Thanksgiving night, in front of a national audience, at Kyle Field?

Had things gone slightly differently in a few of our games (okay, maybe very differently) this game could have meant something else; it could have been HUGE. But it still means a whole lot to Aggie fans. It could mean going out on a high rather than with the bitter taste of that heart-breaking loss against Mizzou (played without five of our best defensive players, btw) as our last regular season memory. The possibility of a better bowl game and a far more respectable record will be on the line. But most importantly, it would mean that we finally figured out how to beat LSU, a team that has had our number the last two years of SEC play. That’s because LSU plays that old-style, pound the ball, ram it down your throats running game and stops their opponents from scoring with their big, strong, powerful defense. We do NOT match up well.

a-n-m-lsuYet hope springs eternal in the hearts of college football fans, especially the ones in maroon and white. We have the talented freshman quarterback, Kyle Allen, getting better every day, who can sling that ball to an array of great receivers, from Speedy Noil to Josh Reynolds to  senior Malcome Kennedy to RSJ. Those guys have proven they can be play makers; they will have to be against LSU’s deep and physical secondary, fifth best in the country against the pass. If Allen has the time, which he might since LSU has not been putting much pressure on quarterbacks this year, it will be up to the receivers to battle it out with the safeties and corners in the backfield.

So, some questions are: will our defense be able to stop the the Tigers’ running game? Will they be able to hold their own in the trenches where LSU dominates or against their bruising running backs and 295-pound tight end, Dillon Gordon? Will the Aggies be able to get any kind of a running game going so that every down doesn’t become a predictable passing play? Will Myles Garrett be the kind of impact player he has been before his concussion and that we need him to be on Thanksgiving? Will the entire Aggie football team be able to hang with the physically abusive team from LSU or will they get over-powered a third time?

If the Aggies stay focused, physical and intense, if they want this win more than the Tigers do, if they want this win for their seniors, they can win this game. And that would be a helluva good reason to give thanks.Poker Chip set from the Texas Poker Store

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

Y’all remember that we love music, and combining it with our love for poker is one of our favorite pastimes. You know that is why we have posted so many poker songs in the past and you may even remember that we asked for your input whenever you heard any new poker songs. Well, it turns out that one of our followers not only loves/hates poker (like many of us) but he’s also an accomplished musician, song writer, folk singer with a Dylansque bluesy feel that intrigued us enough to bring him to your attention.

Dean Shaw - Swamp SpruceLay down those rockets boy, lay down that hand … or so says the Poker Man. That’s what Dean Shaw is saying in his new poker song, “Poker Man.” Dean says it like a man who’s been there before and probably has felt the pain of a bad beat but always gone back for more. You know he’s laid down a few hands at the tables.

I know that I can relate to this song because I’ve held Pocket Rockets many a time and many a time felt the sting of a bad beat, but just as Dean tells it; I’ll play whenever I can and that’s why I’m a Poker Man. Listen to his song here!

So when you are at the poker tables don’t be afraid to lay down those rockets when you can feel a bad beat coming.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Jim Paris

We learned at the start of the Aggies vs. Mizzou game that star freshman defensive end Myles Garrett and senior defensive tackle Iven Robinson did not suit up because of injuries incurred in last week’s victory over Auburn. That made us a bit anxious, because we know our defense needs all the strong players it can get. Then, in the first half the Aggies lost freshman linebackers Otaro Alaka and Josh Walker, who will likely miss the rest of the season with a broken foot. That heightened the anxiety. But the defense managed to hang tough in the first half and we were hopeful. Then they fell apart. Completely.

Cute play cost A&M the game!

Did this play cost A&M the game?

And in the third quarter they allowed Mizzou to score whenever they felt like it, making them look like a great team instead of a merely pretty good one.  And what can we say about that play in the fourth quarter when Allen, who had mounted a good drive and looked poised to tie the game, rolled right and threw back left to little-used, 6-6, 277-pound tight end Cam Clear. Clear caught the pass at the six-yard line, but could only get to the two before getting stopped. All we needed was a yard for a first down; it was not the time to get cute

Oh well, that’s football, we still love the Aggies, although we are just slightly pissed at them and definitely disappointed as I’m sure y’all are. Everyone that predicted the score for this game wanted the Aggies to win and y’all know what that means … there was no winner for this game’s “Predict the Score” contest at the Texas Poker Store. Better luck next time.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

The stage is set: a night game at Kyle Field, with temperatures in the 40s. Missouri is playing for a chance to win the SEC East. Texas A&M is playing to outscore the Tigers and take the next step in an impressive turnaround that saw them beating then No. 3 Auburn last week and knocking them out of the national championship conversation. This Saturday they can be spoilers again and ruin the Tiger’s chances of winning the SEC. They can end this season on an unbelievable high that seemed unattainable just a few weeks ago.

Will the Aggies make it two in a row behind Kyle Allen’s cannon arm, Spavital’s play calling and McKinney’s revitalized offensive line? Will the backfield produce as many or more yards as they did last week (combined 181)? Will Myles Garrett be as dominant as ever (with maybe a few more holding calls made by the refs)? Will the linebackers continue to improve? What about Malcolme – will he be as clutch as ever? Most importantly, will the Aggie excitement and intensity carry over to Saturday night?

Poker Chip set from the Texas Poker StoreOr does Missouri, behind the often dangerous Maty Mauk take the W? Will Mizzou’s strong pass rush be able to put too much pressure on the freshman Allen, in only his third start?

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