John Lopez breaks down conference change, 2012 Olympics
Friend of TexAgs and Houston sports radio host John Lopez called in to Monday's show to talk A&M's move to the SEC, his time as a writer for The Batallion while at A&M, the 2012 London Olympics and more.
The Veil of Arrogance: Who is DeLoss Dodds really fooling?
With time, facts tend to present themselves. As John Lopez writes, in the postponement of the Lone Star Showdown the facts are crystal clear, and they point to a sole perpetrator — DeLoss Dodds and his pride.
Blinded by Clarity: Mike Sherman sees ... but does he watch?
The A&M head football coach's mind for the game ranks with the best, and it has led the program upward. Sadly, as John Lopez writes, the world doesn't always follow the 'script.' It's time for Sherman to scrap it.
Lopez: Excerpt of my new book with Dan Pastorini
John Lopez wrote a new book on the life and extremely 'fast' times of former Houston Oilers quarterback Dan Pastorini. The book is entitled 'Taking Flak' and is co-authored by Pastorini. Get an excerpt here.
Manifest Destiny: Why a season in Reliant needs to happen
Texas A&M has spent years keeping up with the 'Joneses,' but things are finally falling into place for the Ags to assume the throne. John Lopez writes that to seize this new era, Kyle Field must first be brought into it.
Has A&M been building on the SEC blueprint all along?
Looking back on Bowen Loftin's ascension to office and the hire of Mike Sherman as football coach, John Lopez points out that the Aggies are more SEC-ready than ever ... because they have been for a few years.
Greener Grass in Sight: Embrace the hate, Aggies
A&M's impending migration to the southeast's calmer waters has brought the worst out of its regional rivals. John Lopez poses a simple question: If the SEC will marginalize the Aggies ... why is everyone so upset?
Mike Sherman is no fool ... and maybe that's the problem
The former NFL head coach, with a thinking man's touch, has built a program the right way at A&M. But as John Lopez writes, sometimes what it takes to make the 'jump' can be found in a much simpler answer.
Introducing the SEC's long-lost brother
Was there a more natural fit than A&M and the SEC? Put simply, no. John Lopez writes that the parallels between SEC culture and Aggie tradition run deep and gives a rundown on A&M lore for its new guests.
A&M-OSU: The most profound billboard of all
Lies here, accusations there; so goes conference alignment in '11. John Lopez writes that what gets lost in the endless storm are the moments that games like Saturday's provide, and how many more are in store.