Five Texas A&M videos every Aggie football fan should watch at least once
Texas A&M University is a school rich in traditions that might seem out of the ordinary to outsiders. Whether it’s Midnite Yell or the Elephant Walk it’s evident that A&M definitely walks to the beat of its own drum.
One of the most well-known traditions was birthed at a football game on January second, 1922. Texas A&M was in a dogfight against Centre College, and Coach Dana X. Bible was in need of reserves just for a “break glass in case of emergency” situation. That’s when E. King Gill was called from the stands to suit up and stand by. Gill never entered the game, but his readiness dubbed him the twelfth man willing to enter the contest if needed.
The longstanding tradition of the 12th Man is one displayed at every Texas A&M football game where the student section exhibits the spirit of Gill by standing the whole game prepared to be called into action.
With that being said below are five videos every Aggie football fan should watch at least once:
Standing Room Only: The Legend of the 12th Man
On this day 101 years ago, the greatest tradition in sports was born.
Learn more about E. King Gill's impact in the feature-length documentary "Standing Room Only – Legend of the 12th Man" streaming now.
📺 12th Man TV app pic.twitter.com/r2NdofZ40R
— Texas A&M Athletics (@12thMan) January 2, 2023
From the 12thman.com
“Directed and edited by Chris Sabo of 12th Man Films, a division of Texas A&M’s award-winning 12th Man Productions, the one hour and 42-minute documentary is the product of thousands of hours of interviews and research into how the 12th Man spirit is woven into the history of the state of Texas’ first public institution of higher education.”
How to watch
Standing Room Only: The Legend of the 12th Man – Texas A&M Athletics – 12thMan.com
On this date (December 14) in 2002, the dramatic film adaptation The Junction Boys (a presentation of ESPN Original Entertainment) premiered on ESPN. https://t.co/bjIS46M69q
Actor Tom Berenger (pictured) was cast as Texas A&M head football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant.
— Steven Sharp (@TheStevenSharp) December 14, 2022
From the IMDB
“Story of Bear Bryant’s first summer as head football coach at Texas A&M. Bear takes his charges out onto the scorched plains and sees who survives.”
How to watch
They Call Me SIrr
https://t.co/Ed3R8kHdAc #They Call Me Sirr #Michael Clarke Duncan @SirrParker pic.twitter.com/hEaFO4jzOV
— Cornelius Gardner (@sweetnigg1) October 29, 2015
“Sirr Parker, raised in tough South Central Los Angeles, was abandoned by his junkie mother and raised by his grandmother until Coach Griffin takes him under his wing at Locke High School. Meant to be an inspirational story, the former Texas A&M standout was signed as a 1998 undrafted rookie free agent by the San Diego Chargers and makes the practice squad but was waived and signed by two more teams before he finally switched positions and stuck with the Cincinnati Bengals for the last three games of the 2000 season. He was then released for a very minor violation of team off-season rules regarding place of residence.”—sandlot3
How to Watch
Amazon Prime Vieo
History of the Wrecking Crew
One thing I love about my job is that I am constantly challenged to be ambitious with the platform I’ve been given. That paid off for me yesterday when I sat down with an A&M legend!
Huge thanks to R.C. Slocum for sharing some amazing stories with me that I can’t wait to share. pic.twitter.com/NzMfCkQQoD
— Lia Musgrave (@LiaMusgrave) June 27, 2019
Throughout the late 20th century, R.C. Slocum’s defenses were known for a fun, fast, stifling and downright nasty style of play that never left opposing offenses wanting more. In Aggieland, however, they were simply known as ‘The Wrecking Crew.’
How to Watch
The History of The Wrecking Crew | TexAgs
The 13th Man
“A documentary about the tragic Texas A&M bonfire collapse that left 12 dead and 27 injured.”
How to Watch
Amazon Prime Video