Franklin: UT not a rival until Vanderbilt wins more in series

Vanderbilt coach James Franklin speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media day in Hoover, Ala. on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Vanderbilt coach James Franklin speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media day in Hoover, Ala. on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

HOOVER, Ala. — Amid an offseason of continual comparison between the slope lines of Tennessee football and Vanderbilt football, James Franklin didn't take the bait.

During Tuesday's opening afternoon of SEC Media Days, the Commodores' pragmatic second-year coach brushed aside any rumblings of friction.

"To be honest with you, I don't really consider it a rivalry," Franklin said. "It has to be a lot more competitive before it becomes a rivalry. It's been onesided."

One-sided as in six straight wins for the Vols and 33 in the team's last 35 meetings.

Perceived verbal jarring between Franklin and UT coach Derek Dooley have inflamed a perception of a feud since the programs last met on Nov. 19. On that night, a 90-yard interception return by Eric Gordon on the first series of overtime gave Tennessee a 27-21 win over the visiting 'Dores.

A video from the Vols' locker room celebration showed Dooley bellowing, "The one thing that Tennessee always does is kick the (bleep) out of Vandy."

Yet, Franklin isn't ready to deem the game a rivalry.

"We have tremendous respect for that program, for the state that we're in," said Franklin, who finished 6-7 in a first year that produced a trip to the Liberty Bowl (31-24 loss to Cincinnati).

Asked for the players' point of view, Vandy quarterback Jordan Rodgers said the two are rivals due solely to proximity. Like Franklin, he said until the Vols are saddled with a few losses, the programs can't be true rivals.

UT has won 14 straight road games against Vanderbilt.

"From their perspective, I wouldn't think they'd think it's a rivalry," Rodgers said. "How many times have we beat Tennessee? It's a big game — bragging rights in Tennessee — but it's no different than the competition in any other game."

The Vols and Commodores meet again on Nov. 17 in Nashville.

Lingering Sting Of Defeat: Rodgers hasn't forgotten the gut-wrenching overtime loss last season. The senior quarterback was responsible for four turnovers, including the game-winning interception by Gordon.

Asked what games he thought about in the offseason, Rodgers quickly responded, "Tennessee and the bowl game — those are the two."

Unchartered Waters: Missouri cornerback E.J. Gains has played in front of notoriously rowdy environments at Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Nebraska. Now he's preparing for the SEC atmosphere.

Asked which SEC stadiums he's excited to play in, the junior answered, "I can't lie, I'm looking forward to the Tennessee game and the Florida game."

Why Neyland Stadium?

"I've just heard that it's crazy."

Missouri's Nov. 10 visit to Rocky Top will not only be Gains' first trip to UT, but the program's first despite 235 combined years of football and a mere 600 miles separating the two.

Watch List: UT junior wideouts Justin Hunter and Da'Rick Rogers each landed on the Biletnikoff Award preseason watch list. The award is voted on by a national selection committee consisting of more than 180 journalists, commentators and receivers.

Hunter returns from a torn ACL that trimmed his 2011 season down to three games. He finished his sophomore season with 17 receptions for 314 yards and two touchdowns.

Rogers, meanwhile, led the SEC with 1,040 yards receiving and finished second in the league with both 67 receptions and nine receiving touchdowns.

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Witch_Doctors writes:

Witch Doctor still say...
tries to talk like Kiffen
But Coaches like Mumme
Witch Doctor say West End already fed up with his boasting without anything to show...Nashville sees enough of that already with the Music biz..been there done that..wheres the Grammys or big house?
Bones never lie.

Witch_Doctors writes:

*OVER self promoting flies in Nashville like a lead balloon filled with hot breathe...it dont
BNL

GerryOP writes:

Vanderwho?

Witch_Doctors writes:

in response to GerryOP:

Vanderwho?

Witch Doctor guess by Franklins statement the REAL series is with Tusculum college in Greeneville. Witch Doctor say he is SOOOO goood for Vandy!
Bones never lie.

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

I guess, based on Franklin's comments, there's not much chance he'll ever consider Vandy-UT to be a rivalry.

GerryOP writes:

in response to Witch_Doctors:

Witch Doctor guess by Franklins statement the REAL series is with Tusculum college in Greeneville. Witch Doctor say he is SOOOO goood for Vandy!
Bones never lie.

My guess is that someone at Vandy offered Franklin a little bit of advice -- "Cool it."

Go_Big_O writes:

And by "win more games", he means win at least one.

Witch_Doctors writes:

in response to GerryOP:

My guess is that someone at Vandy offered Franklin a little bit of advice -- "Cool it."

Witch Doctor agree, Nashville IS not the town to do this in. Witch Doctor say Big talk is on every corner, bar or conversation. Witch Doctor bet someone took him down the "Row" and said "This is what you sound like!"
Bones never lie.

GerryOP writes:

in response to Witch_Doctors:

Witch Doctor agree, Nashville IS not the town to do this in. Witch Doctor say Big talk is on every corner, bar or conversation. Witch Doctor bet someone took him down the "Row" and said "This is what you sound like!"
Bones never lie.

Nashville sounds like Washington, DC. No matter how big snd important you think you are, there's always someone else who is bigger and more important.

FLORIDAGATORHATER writes:

Sounds to me like somebody is beginning to realize his secondary can't cover Rogers, Hunter, Rivera, and Patterson. Gonna be a track meet at Dudley Field this year.

chuckfromwoodberry writes:

Mockingbird mouth. Hummingbird butt.

AllVol1 writes:

Franklin is what he is, a coach trying to make it in the SEC at Vanderbilt. It's a tough gig. But I respect the guy for making the most of it and for not running his mouth about Tennessee or Dooley. He knows good and well that coaches say all kinds of things in locker rooms that are meant for the team only. He's done it, too.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to GerryOP:

Vanderwho?

Vander-built cheaply to lose.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to Witch_Doctors:

Witch Doctor still say...
tries to talk like Kiffen
But Coaches like Mumme
Witch Doctor say West End already fed up with his boasting without anything to show...Nashville sees enough of that already with the Music biz..been there done that..wheres the Grammys or big house?
Bones never lie.

I told you they would re-post this loser Franklin..Let the fun begin, especially if that "gonavy clod" sticks his 2 cents in again..HBTV!!

tlallman writes:

Franklin's ability to recruit is the best Vandy has had in my lifetime. If he is successful in turning it into wins, he will not be at Vandy long before a real football program hires him away.

ProfessionalHandicapper writes:

in response to GerryOP:

Vanderwho?

The Vandy that palyed in both SEC Tournament Championship Games last year, the only SEC school to play in both (baseball and basketball). The Vandy who went to the NCAA Basketball and baseball Touneys and a Bowl while little UT sat home for all three. The Vandy who beat kentucky and won the SEC Championship in basketball. The Vandy who has for two straight years crushed UT in total wins in football,baseball and basketball combined and more wins last year in all three sports. The Vandy that had a Final Four team two years ago in baseball while ut's last final four team was in 1998. Really, UT trying to laught at anyone is a joke. Some UT fans still don't realize how low the programs have dropped. I loved watching UT miss the SEC baseball tourney, the NIT in basketball and sat home during bowl season after Randy sanders whipped Dooley with a WR at QB..Now thats funny!!

arkyvol writes:

i think he meant that he hopes dooley is in knoxville for a long stay.

lomas98 writes:

A rival just isn't based on wins and losses in the series. GA and FL are big rivals and FL owns them. Same can be said for TN against FL too since we haven't beaten them since 04. Some TN fans will say FL is our biggest rival.

voloffaith writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

The Vandy that palyed in both SEC Tournament Championship Games last year, the only SEC school to play in both (baseball and basketball). The Vandy who went to the NCAA Basketball and baseball Touneys and a Bowl while little UT sat home for all three. The Vandy who beat kentucky and won the SEC Championship in basketball. The Vandy who has for two straight years crushed UT in total wins in football,baseball and basketball combined and more wins last year in all three sports. The Vandy that had a Final Four team two years ago in baseball while ut's last final four team was in 1998. Really, UT trying to laught at anyone is a joke. Some UT fans still don't realize how low the programs have dropped. I loved watching UT miss the SEC baseball tourney, the NIT in basketball and sat home during bowl season after Randy sanders whipped Dooley with a WR at QB..Now thats funny!!

What is palyed? What is Touneys? What is laught? Combined thay sadly show your venom against VOLS gets in the way of controlling your thoughts.....

On topic, Franklin will be a good thing for vandy while he is there. That is as long as he keeps his trap controlled.....ya know hot assistants wives etc

PUL4VOLS writes:

I read the headline and almost passed out! Where is the smashmouthed Jimmy Franko boy who was all out to get the Vols after he was allegedly cheated out of the game last year? But I have to admit, since academically Vandy is a classy place, it is good to see the head fb coach show a little class himself. I think it is a rivalry simply because the Vols and fans want to put it to the Commodores big time every year. Even if you are not winning against a "rival" you still put forth all you got each time and cannot stand the sight or sound of them. We feel that way about FL and AL at this time. Vandy and UK(yeah I remember), feel that way about the Vols.

civilianvol_formerly_marinevol writes:

It's hard to consider a game a rivalry unless both teams and their fans consider it a rivalry. To Vandy it is a rivalry, but not to UT. And for the troll trying to inject Vandy baseball and basketball wins, the article is about football, and whether the UT-Vandy FOOTBALL game is a rivalry. Spin it as much as you want, but UT does own Vandy in football. Yeah, Vandy went to a bowl game last year after losing to UT, and they lost that bowl game to a team that UT destroyed. That's right, Vandy went to a bowl where both teams lost to the team you're putting down. But, if you're a Vandy football fan, I guess all you can do is talk about baseball and basketball wins. That's really all you have.

jimr07 writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

The Vandy that palyed in both SEC Tournament Championship Games last year, the only SEC school to play in both (baseball and basketball). The Vandy who went to the NCAA Basketball and baseball Touneys and a Bowl while little UT sat home for all three. The Vandy who beat kentucky and won the SEC Championship in basketball. The Vandy who has for two straight years crushed UT in total wins in football,baseball and basketball combined and more wins last year in all three sports. The Vandy that had a Final Four team two years ago in baseball while ut's last final four team was in 1998. Really, UT trying to laught at anyone is a joke. Some UT fans still don't realize how low the programs have dropped. I loved watching UT miss the SEC baseball tourney, the NIT in basketball and sat home during bowl season after Randy sanders whipped Dooley with a WR at QB..Now thats funny!!

Blah blah blah

GONAVY writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

I told you they would re-post this loser Franklin..Let the fun begin, especially if that "gonavy clod" sticks his 2 cents in again..HBTV!!

I'm back. Guess that makes your day. Hope you have a good one.

GONAVY writes:

in response to tlallman:

Franklin's ability to recruit is the best Vandy has had in my lifetime. If he is successful in turning it into wins, he will not be at Vandy long before a real football program hires him away.

Agree.

GONAVY writes:

in response to Witch_Doctors:

Witch Doctor agree, Nashville IS not the town to do this in. Witch Doctor say Big talk is on every corner, bar or conversation. Witch Doctor bet someone took him down the "Row" and said "This is what you sound like!"
Bones never lie.

Probably so...

GONAVY writes:

in response to FLORIDAGATORHATER:

Sounds to me like somebody is beginning to realize his secondary can't cover Rogers, Hunter, Rivera, and Patterson. Gonna be a track meet at Dudley Field this year.

I don't think Vanderbilt's secondary is alone in the SEC with that coverage problem...

volboy81 writes:

why isnt Peabody in Conference USA yet? They arent and never have been worthy of the SEC. Theyre the DOORmat and always will be.

crappieking writes:

Franklin is a better coach than Dooley. And for sure a better recruiter. Someone will hire him away. On the other hand, no one wants Dooley.

orangecountyvols writes:

VolforGzus,

Exactly........comments about the un-ProfessionalHandicapper. How credible is someone who cannot even spell correctly?

How can his 'clients' believe anything this troll says??????

GerryOP writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

The Vandy that palyed in both SEC Tournament Championship Games last year, the only SEC school to play in both (baseball and basketball). The Vandy who went to the NCAA Basketball and baseball Touneys and a Bowl while little UT sat home for all three. The Vandy who beat kentucky and won the SEC Championship in basketball. The Vandy who has for two straight years crushed UT in total wins in football,baseball and basketball combined and more wins last year in all three sports. The Vandy that had a Final Four team two years ago in baseball while ut's last final four team was in 1998. Really, UT trying to laught at anyone is a joke. Some UT fans still don't realize how low the programs have dropped. I loved watching UT miss the SEC baseball tourney, the NIT in basketball and sat home during bowl season after Randy sanders whipped Dooley with a WR at QB..Now thats funny!!

Vanderwhat?

volpreacher writes:

in response to crappieking:

Franklin is a better coach than Dooley. And for sure a better recruiter. Someone will hire him away. On the other hand, no one wants Dooley.

How did you come up with that? Better recruiter. UT finished higher in recruiting ratings and will again this year at the end of it all.

MetroplexMojo writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

The Vandy that palyed in both SEC Tournament Championship Games last year, the only SEC school to play in both (baseball and basketball). The Vandy who went to the NCAA Basketball and baseball Touneys and a Bowl while little UT sat home for all three. The Vandy who beat kentucky and won the SEC Championship in basketball. The Vandy who has for two straight years crushed UT in total wins in football,baseball and basketball combined and more wins last year in all three sports. The Vandy that had a Final Four team two years ago in baseball while ut's last final four team was in 1998. Really, UT trying to laught at anyone is a joke. Some UT fans still don't realize how low the programs have dropped. I loved watching UT miss the SEC baseball tourney, the NIT in basketball and sat home during bowl season after Randy sanders whipped Dooley with a WR at QB..Now thats funny!!

Are you referring to:

a. The school that is 13th of 14th in all-time SEC football winning percentage

b. The school that has lost more football games than any other SEC program

c. The football team that's in the top 10 for most losses all time

d. The team that has not made it to the Elite 8 in basketball in nearly 50 years

e. Until 2011, the only school other than Kentucky not to make it to the CWS.

f. The team whose sum of Final 4's in basketball (both genders), CWS (both genders), and SEC football championships is 2.

g. All of the above.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to MetroplexMojo:

Are you referring to:

a. The school that is 13th of 14th in all-time SEC football winning percentage

b. The school that has lost more football games than any other SEC program

c. The football team that's in the top 10 for most losses all time

d. The team that has not made it to the Elite 8 in basketball in nearly 50 years

e. Until 2011, the only school other than Kentucky not to make it to the CWS.

f. The team whose sum of Final 4's in basketball (both genders), CWS (both genders), and SEC football championships is 2.

g. All of the above.

You can throw the Cubbies, vandy, memphis and tucky in a club of losers that are consistently bottom feeders.

Razzle writes:

in response to crappieking:

Franklin is a better coach than Dooley. And for sure a better recruiter. Someone will hire him away. On the other hand, no one wants Dooley.

Think you better stick to jerkin perch, b'cuz you don't know jack about football.

Razzle writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

The Vandy that palyed in both SEC Tournament Championship Games last year, the only SEC school to play in both (baseball and basketball). The Vandy who went to the NCAA Basketball and baseball Touneys and a Bowl while little UT sat home for all three. The Vandy who beat kentucky and won the SEC Championship in basketball. The Vandy who has for two straight years crushed UT in total wins in football,baseball and basketball combined and more wins last year in all three sports. The Vandy that had a Final Four team two years ago in baseball while ut's last final four team was in 1998. Really, UT trying to laught at anyone is a joke. Some UT fans still don't realize how low the programs have dropped. I loved watching UT miss the SEC baseball tourney, the NIT in basketball and sat home during bowl season after Randy sanders whipped Dooley with a WR at QB..Now thats funny!!

How many points you giving and the Gameclucks?

BigBadVol writes:

On a positive note: TN is starting to get some recognition for their potential. We should have a very potent offense. No doubt. Defensively, we are better than we have been in some time. And the past few years certainly haven't been the defenses fault. VFL!

Navaloranges writes:

in response to crappieking:

Franklin is a better coach than Dooley. And for sure a better recruiter. Someone will hire him away. On the other hand, no one wants Dooley.

No, he!! no, and they will come for DOoley after he SUCCESSFULLY frbuilds this team. He's well on his way now. Nagging Nay-Bob of Negativity.

Big_Orange_Aide writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

The Vandy that palyed in both SEC Tournament Championship Games last year, the only SEC school to play in both (baseball and basketball). The Vandy who went to the NCAA Basketball and baseball Touneys and a Bowl while little UT sat home for all three. The Vandy who beat kentucky and won the SEC Championship in basketball. The Vandy who has for two straight years crushed UT in total wins in football,baseball and basketball combined and more wins last year in all three sports. The Vandy that had a Final Four team two years ago in baseball while ut's last final four team was in 1998. Really, UT trying to laught at anyone is a joke. Some UT fans still don't realize how low the programs have dropped. I loved watching UT miss the SEC baseball tourney, the NIT in basketball and sat home during bowl season after Randy sanders whipped Dooley with a WR at QB..Now thats funny!!

Not so fast, pro, we have a lot of CHAMPIONSHIP banners hanging from our rafters; I wouldn't be so quick to talk up your team at another teams board. I hang out here because this is the team I support and want to know about.

Navaloranges writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

The Vandy that palyed in both SEC Tournament Championship Games last year, the only SEC school to play in both (baseball and basketball). The Vandy who went to the NCAA Basketball and baseball Touneys and a Bowl while little UT sat home for all three. The Vandy who beat kentucky and won the SEC Championship in basketball. The Vandy who has for two straight years crushed UT in total wins in football,baseball and basketball combined and more wins last year in all three sports. The Vandy that had a Final Four team two years ago in baseball while ut's last final four team was in 1998. Really, UT trying to laught at anyone is a joke. Some UT fans still don't realize how low the programs have dropped. I loved watching UT miss the SEC baseball tourney, the NIT in basketball and sat home during bowl season after Randy sanders whipped Dooley with a WR at QB..Now thats funny!!

Since you're not embarrassed to come on here, despite how many times you've been proven wrong with FACTS, let me try to explain it to you. UT OWNS CANDYBUILT. In ALL SPORTS, ALL TIME, PERIOD. You "love watching UT miss the SEC's"? Well, good for you. SInce you are NOT a UT fan, and you spend your days on a UT site, YOU are the total simpleton here, NOT US. And yes, ALL UT fans laugh at CANDYBUILT and their sports knowledge challenged fans such as yourself. Handicapper? Good grief, that's almost as funny as CANDYBUILT.

btw, uk had to wait for a UT team down 6 major starters due to injuries, that had to field 20 freshmen, to beat them, after 28 freaking years. Your're bragging about THAT? PATHETIC!

voloffaith writes:

in response to orangecountyvols:

VolforGzus,

Exactly........comments about the un-ProfessionalHandicapper. How credible is someone who cannot even spell correctly?

How can his 'clients' believe anything this troll says??????

In my brief lil rant he missed my spelling they as thay.......

lemme_axya_this writes:

A thorough beat down will go a long way toward ending this Vandy nonsense, and it will be a big orange beat down.

SevenT writes:

in response to Navaloranges:

Since you're not embarrassed to come on here, despite how many times you've been proven wrong with FACTS, let me try to explain it to you. UT OWNS CANDYBUILT. In ALL SPORTS, ALL TIME, PERIOD. You "love watching UT miss the SEC's"? Well, good for you. SInce you are NOT a UT fan, and you spend your days on a UT site, YOU are the total simpleton here, NOT US. And yes, ALL UT fans laugh at CANDYBUILT and their sports knowledge challenged fans such as yourself. Handicapper? Good grief, that's almost as funny as CANDYBUILT.

btw, uk had to wait for a UT team down 6 major starters due to injuries, that had to field 20 freshmen, to beat them, after 28 freaking years. Your're bragging about THAT? PATHETIC!

Navalring

Do you think when UT loses to Vandy this season the UT players will throw down their helmets, walk of the field and spit at the crowd like they did last time Jay Cutler and Vandy took care of business? That was classy and it cost probably cost Fulmer his job.

Colliervol writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

The Vandy that palyed in both SEC Tournament Championship Games last year, the only SEC school to play in both (baseball and basketball). The Vandy who went to the NCAA Basketball and baseball Touneys and a Bowl while little UT sat home for all three. The Vandy who beat kentucky and won the SEC Championship in basketball. The Vandy who has for two straight years crushed UT in total wins in football,baseball and basketball combined and more wins last year in all three sports. The Vandy that had a Final Four team two years ago in baseball while ut's last final four team was in 1998. Really, UT trying to laught at anyone is a joke. Some UT fans still don't realize how low the programs have dropped. I loved watching UT miss the SEC baseball tourney, the NIT in basketball and sat home during bowl season after Randy sanders whipped Dooley with a WR at QB..Now thats funny!!

Are you still on here? You were exposed weeks ago as somebody who wouldn't know a football from a frisbee. Get a football article and you have to bring up baseball and basketball to comment.

How does it feel to be a fan of a school whose football team will never know better than 4th in the SEC East and can't get above #3 in popularity in its own town? I'd be on a Vol site too if my team generated the interest that Vahnduhbilt does in Nashville.

As for Franklin, his schtick has already gotten old and Vandy fans know it. No different than Gerry Dinardo tried years ago with his false bravado and you saw where he ended up. Relax junior, like death and taxes, Vandy will always be Vandy. Very few care.

civilianvol_formerly_marinevol writes:

in response to SevenT:

Navalring

Do you think when UT loses to Vandy this season the UT players will throw down their helmets, walk of the field and spit at the crowd like they did last time Jay Cutler and Vandy took care of business? That was classy and it cost probably cost Fulmer his job.

You're absolutely right. The administration was so upset with the way some of the players acted after losing to Vandy for the 2nd time in 35 years, that 3 years later they fired Fulmer. In fact, next year they may fire the asst. band director because of the conduct after that game in 2005. Now run along, and maybe you can watch a game in the only sport that Vandy has ever won a national championship, women's bowling. Congratulations on that, by the way. It has to be hard to recruit good women bowlers considering 23 other colleges participate in that sport. I guess Vandy has a big brass bowling pin trophy in the center of their little trophy closet.

Down_The_Field writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

The Vandy that palyed in both SEC Tournament Championship Games last year, the only SEC school to play in both (baseball and basketball). The Vandy who went to the NCAA Basketball and baseball Touneys and a Bowl while little UT sat home for all three. The Vandy who beat kentucky and won the SEC Championship in basketball. The Vandy who has for two straight years crushed UT in total wins in football,baseball and basketball combined and more wins last year in all three sports. The Vandy that had a Final Four team two years ago in baseball while ut's last final four team was in 1998. Really, UT trying to laught at anyone is a joke. Some UT fans still don't realize how low the programs have dropped. I loved watching UT miss the SEC baseball tourney, the NIT in basketball and sat home during bowl season after Randy sanders whipped Dooley with a WR at QB..Now thats funny!!

...the peeebody that got the schit kicked out of them by the TENNESSEE VOLS football team. yea, that peeebody.

DCHess writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

The Vandy that palyed in both SEC Tournament Championship Games last year, the only SEC school to play in both (baseball and basketball). The Vandy who went to the NCAA Basketball and baseball Touneys and a Bowl while little UT sat home for all three. The Vandy who beat kentucky and won the SEC Championship in basketball. The Vandy who has for two straight years crushed UT in total wins in football,baseball and basketball combined and more wins last year in all three sports. The Vandy that had a Final Four team two years ago in baseball while ut's last final four team was in 1998. Really, UT trying to laught at anyone is a joke. Some UT fans still don't realize how low the programs have dropped. I loved watching UT miss the SEC baseball tourney, the NIT in basketball and sat home during bowl season after Randy sanders whipped Dooley with a WR at QB..Now thats funny!!

Judging by your spelling, you obviously didn't go to Vandy.
33 out of 35. That's pathetic. Your sorry football team should be OVC.
Nice bowl game against Cincy last year, the same team UT thrashed. A 5-7 UT team. Pathetic.
"We played in both SEC tourney game last year! Weeeeee!" So what? UT won the women's basketball AND football title in the same year. What national title did you get out that, Amateur Hanicrapper? You're pathetic.
You will always be pathetic. We are your Jesus. Bow down and worship.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to DCHess:

Judging by your spelling, you obviously didn't go to Vandy.
33 out of 35. That's pathetic. Your sorry football team should be OVC.
Nice bowl game against Cincy last year, the same team UT thrashed. A 5-7 UT team. Pathetic.
"We played in both SEC tourney game last year! Weeeeee!" So what? UT won the women's basketball AND football title in the same year. What national title did you get out that, Amateur Hanicrapper? You're pathetic.
You will always be pathetic. We are your Jesus. Bow down and worship.

Got to give kudos on that smack-attack..Thumbs Up!

Theo writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

The Vandy that palyed in both SEC Tournament Championship Games last year, the only SEC school to play in both (baseball and basketball). The Vandy who went to the NCAA Basketball and baseball Touneys and a Bowl while little UT sat home for all three. The Vandy who beat kentucky and won the SEC Championship in basketball. The Vandy who has for two straight years crushed UT in total wins in football,baseball and basketball combined and more wins last year in all three sports. The Vandy that had a Final Four team two years ago in baseball while ut's last final four team was in 1998. Really, UT trying to laught at anyone is a joke. Some UT fans still don't realize how low the programs have dropped. I loved watching UT miss the SEC baseball tourney, the NIT in basketball and sat home during bowl season after Randy sanders whipped Dooley with a WR at QB..Now thats funny!!

Vandersho?.....West End Senior High, that's who.
A) No one cares about baseball - really, I'm not kidding. Boring, slow, who cares.
B) Basketball - Vandy's best squad in....forever. Coach M will put the whiney baby back in his place.
C) Football - best chance to beat us was last year and Franklin still couldn't do it. The programs' trajectories diverge from here on out with UT regaining prominence and Vandy... well, same old Vandy. Saw Franklin speak in Nashville last year. Let me assure you he does not see Vandy as his ultimate job. If he can get one more bowl or a winning season out of Vanderbilt he will be bolting for higher ground.

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