A&M chancellor takes shot at Texas' alcohol policy
Texas and Texas A&M no longer meet on the field since their once-annual series came to an end in 2011, when the Aggies moved from the Big 12 to the SEC, but their rivalry off the field is as good (and spicy) as ever.
Texas approved last week a proposal to sell beer and wine during games at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, and as would be expected, Texas A&M chancellor John Sharp was asked during an interview Thursday whether A&M was planning to do the same.
Sharp's response was ... well, if tweeted, it would have been appropriate to have included a whole bunch of fire emojis, because the burn was immense.
"Our athletic program has not reached the point where we require the numbing effects of alcohol," Sharp bluntly told College Station-area radio host Gabe Bock.
Hoo boy. Of course, Texas could respond with the classic "scoreboard" line since the Longhorns beat the Aggies in the series finale -- and in three of the last four games overall between the two teams.
But with Texas A&M having already established itself as a player in the SEC while Texas has regressed over each of the past three years, changed coaches and begun a rebuild under Charlie Strong (who went a disappointing 6-7 last year in his first season), what better time to kick a rival than when he's down?
(h/t Yahoo Sports)