I've been wanting to hang a nice Texas A&M flag outside of our house for years now. Half of the people in our neighborhood have OU or OSU flags up each weekend, and I've even seen one t.u. flag. No bueno. I felt like we needed bring some maroon and white to the area. The previous home-owners had already installed a flag bracket near the garage, so I just needed the flag and a pole. The flag part actually took a little thought and research because one-sided flags read from left to right and most are double-sided with the caveat that one side is the reverse of the other. This would mean the flag text would face our house instead of out towards the street, and those driving by would see a backward image. I figured out banner-style flags were smaller and usually came in double-sided versions that read correctly on both sides. My other criteria was that the flag be embroidered and not screen printed, so the letters wouldn't peel off. After I got the flag, we picked up a wooden flag pole at Lowes.
I was super proud and happy until John walked into the house that evening holding the flag telling me the bracket snapped. Our glorious flag lasted all of 6 hours. Now we need to take down the old bracket and intall a new one. I'm not sure how one installs a bracket on brick, but John is pretty handy, so hopefully we're flying our Aggie colors again soon...especially for the bowl game AND our Heisman candidate quarterback, "Johnny Football". Gig 'Em, Ags!