Chris Bellamy’s A&M Article

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I don’t necesarily have a problem with you not understanding what we do here in Aggieland, or not agreeing with some of the things we do, because there is no other place like it on Earth. We have a saying for what you are experiencing, “from the outside looking in, you can’t understand it; from the inside looking out, you can’t explain it.” However, I do have a problem with someone who can not even get the facts straight about what they are talking about. First of all, the event you attending is called Midnight Yell. Secondly, we do not chant, or cheer, we yell. Another problem you have is that there are five Yell Leaders, not four. Your university might want to start a remedial counting class for students such as yourself. I do take personal offense to your analogies to satanic cults. We are not like that. One of the quotes in your article that bothered me the most was, “These kids should have been getting wasted, having sex and walking around town in a drunken stupor stealing stop signs and falling asleep in public fountains.” I’m not sure what type of students your student body strives to be, but that is not what we do. I am happy, however, to know that not everyone at your University is as ignorant as you are. My friends and I ran into about six of your students immediately following the game at a restraunt. They could not stop talking about how warmly they were greated and how absolutely amazing our school spirit and love for our University ran. They were even talking about bringing some of our traditions back to Utah. Maybe that is your problem, that you have never seen what real school spirit is and it scared you. I hope that you are in the vast minority of people at your school in how you think, because otherwise your University is in sad shape, and not looking good to grow in the future. Please email me back, I’d love to hear what you have to say.

Justin SpiesTexas A&M UniversityClass of ’04