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Just 11 days after the terrorist attacks on 9/11, Aggieland put on a remarkable display of American pride with what is now famously referred to as the “Red, White, and Blue Out.”
If I recall, one Aggie got the idea to do a take on the traditional “Maroon Out”, where Aggies wear either a white T-shirt or a maroon one, depending on which deck they sit. He got friends together, and got in touch with a T-shirt company to see if they could get Aggies to raise money for the NYC firefighter and police funds by selling either red, white or blue shirts depending on the game ticket seat. The company was sold out within two days, and the Aggies organizing it had to scramble for more.
And then Oklahoma State fans called, wanting to participate.
And what was supposed to be a football game became something bigger. It was no longer about A&M or Oklahoma State. It was about our love for our country, and how we would Beat The Hell Outta Terrorism™. This game raised $180,000 for the funds, and sales of photographs of the game raised an additional $30,000.
Beat The Hell Outta Terrorism™!!!! WHOOP!!!!
Crossposted at Uncivil Peasants.