Texas A&M AD cracks joke at Alabama's expense

Scott Halleran

"What does the moon and Texas A&M have in common?" is a joke that does not have the green-cheese-related punchline you'd expect.

Texas A&M athletic director Eric Hyman told a joke at Alabama's expense at a Thursday night dinner for the Brazos County A&M Club:

Head coach Kevin Sumlin, taking the podium after Hyman's quip, took the joke in stride:

Alabama fans probably won't dismiss the quip quite so easily. The joke set off a Twitter discussion between radio host Paul Finebaum -- who is about to field 200 calls from irate Crimson Tide fans demanding blood -- and Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin.

Alabama and Texas A&M open SEC play on Sept. 14 at Kyle Field, an early-season game that could decide the course of the SEC West and the national championship picture. Texas A&M famously handed Alabama its only loss in 2012, a 29-24 win in Tuscaloosa that propelled quarterback Johnny Manziel to the Heisman Trophy.

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