Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  By CORY McCARTNEY  |  Last updated 9/9/13
The game has been both inescapable and all encompassing. Texas A&M 29, Alabama 24 It plays on televisions in the Crimson Tide's weight room -- where Aggies logos are on each machine -- and Nick Saban, so famous for his 24-hour rule for his players to either celebrate a win or wallow in defeat, admitted in May that preparing for the Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is "an ongoing process." Manziel has been defined by its outcome, riding the performance to the first Heisman Trophy for a freshman and he reenacted his juggling touchdown while throwing out the first pitch at a Padres game. He became the biggest star in college football -- and a full-realized celebrity in the social media age. Texas A&M 29, Alabama 24 Much has changed as the No. 6 Aggies and No. 1 Tide prepare to meet again Saturday in College Station. But then again, you can make the case that so much remains the same. Saban's Tide -- warts and all on offense, it would seem, after one game -- are st...
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