Yell practice is a good time for Aggies, but I wouldn't drive all the way over to Fort Worth to see it if I was a Tiger fan.
Now, in '94, when we played at Baton Rouge and all the Aggies spent Friday night in New Orleans (like tourists, I know) then that yell practice in the French Quarter was a hell of a good time. No way a Fort Worth yell practice is as good as that one.
As far as the whole Yell Leader / Gay thing goes, I think the effeminateness is a factor of the sororities voting "pretty boys" into the position (Yell leaders are elected by the student body).
When I was in school, Yell Leaders were Cprps guys on their way to becoming men, not "pretty boys."
I lived in the dorm next to 4 yell leaders: one roughnecked during the summer, one worked on a ranch, and two disappeared to Ft. Benning and elsewhere and came back with Jump Wings and a Ranger Tab. One of those guys ended up wearing a Green Beret for a living, so definitely no case of the "ghey" there ...
I guess I'm just an old fart