In the NFL, there are many great stadiums where fans can have a significant impact on how their team performs. However, ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit questions one stadium that has a reputation for having that kind of atmosphere. Herbstreit discussed the atmosphere at Texas A&M’s Kyle Field following the Aggies’ loss to Mississippi State in a conversation with Chris Fowler and Chris “Bear” Fallica. While Kyle Field has a reputation as “the 12th man,” he questions whether it is truly deserved. Herbstreit asked, “When was the last time A&M won a big game?” “Do we brag about Kyle Field as if he were the 12th man, Bear?” ”
“I have no doubt that it is a wonderful environment. “I’m asking if it’s a scary environment,” he clarified.
Here’s Kirk Herbstreit, Chris Fowler, and Chris “Bear” Fallica roasting A&M and questioning if the 12th Man is intimidating. pic.twitter.com/hdHzu1HxSB
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Kyle Field is the world’s sixth-largest stadium, seating over 102,000 people. It has a few hundred more seats than LSU’s Tiger Stadium, which is the largest in the SEC. Despite its size, Kyle Field lacks the mystique of Michigan Stadium, Ohio Stadium, or Beaver Stadium. Texas A&M hasn’t had a losing season since 2010, but since joining the SEC in 2012, they’ve largely been average. For the past eight years, beating Alabama, the top team in their SEC West division, has been nearly impossible. Is Kirk Herbstreit’s remark about the stadium atmosphere at Kyle Field true?