I grew up in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, Washington, but that didn't stop my dad from telling constant jokes about Texas. He was a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and his all-time favorite funnies pitted UT Austin graduates (Bevos) and Baylor University alums (Bears) against Texas A&M University grads (Aggies).
The Bevos, Bears, and Aggies are big college football rivals. My dad and his friends liked to poke fun at the Aggies specifically because their stereotypical fastidiousness and yen for engineering and mechanics made them easy targets. Personally, I always rooted for the Aggies just a bit ... CONTINUE READING