It’s a Texas A&M tradition that’s been held since 1932. But on Friday night, a local CBS reporter in Birmingham, Ala. got his first taste of what the “Midnight Yell” is all about.
On the night before each Aggies game, a group of fans perform this ritual, even in opposing cities when the team is on the road, such as they are this week for a matchup with top-ranked Alabama. Five appointed students are “yell leaders” leading singings of the school songs and telling fables about how A&M is going to beat its opponent the next day.
These Aggies fans are hoping their continued practice at this ritual will lead to an upset win in Tuscaloosa on Saturday.
To watch a clip of Friday’s “Midnight Yell” and to see what impressed Tony Womack of the local CBS affiliate in Birmingham, look below:
— Chris Womack (@Chris_Womack) October 22, 2016