The more I keep doing these, the more I run out of creative ways to open these Saturday Skull Sessions. I already used a Loverboy reference some months back.
I would reference Sam Cooke's lonely cry that I ain't got nobody, but I do have some money because I just got paid. Alas, Jason doesn't want me writing a Saturday Night Skull Session, nor would the 11W commentariat care much if I mention that I met a woman, who bore a strange resemblance to a cat named Frankenstein.
Plus, who names their cat "Frankenstein" anyway? That's weird.
TEXAS A&M GOING BIG AND REDESIGNING ITS HOME. There is usually not much to mention for the sports you care about this time of the year. This is usually a good thing more often than not. No one should want to revisit the summer of 2011.
The Southeastern Conference dominated the headlines this week, which follows neatly from it being a rather quiet news cycle that would allow the conference to be the top story with its SEC Network project. One conference member, in particular, made some waves. And it wasn't the Rammer Jammers.
Texas A&M is wanting to revamp Kyle Field in order to push the stadium into one of the upper echelons of the college football experience. Texas A&M already has the distinction of having one of the most — if not the most — unique student body experiences in college football. The "12th man", complete with the Midnight Yell Practice, is an imposing bunch.
However, Kyle Field itself isn't a particularly impressive venue. It has one open end (that cameras strategically avoid showing) and the fans are a little further from the action than they are in a place like Ohio Stadium, where the fans almost figuratively sit on top of the field. In some respects, Kyle Field seems quaint despite its capacity of 82,000+.
Texas A&M's board of regents just approved a $450 million redevelopment plan to address just that.