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@John at MrSEC @dee6634 And please quit your whining. It's a pity not everyone agrees with you.
8 months ago on Music City Bowl Numbers Could Adversely Impact Vandy’s Future Bowl Chances
@John at MrSEC @dee6634
Not really. I suggest you go back on any 30, 60 or 90 days and calculate the # of stories. As I said above, I understand it. I get it. It wasn't whining - just fact. We have the smallest fan base in the SEC. We're not a state school that get s the benefit of multiple locations and outlets. Our coverage is minimal compared to the rest of the schools. For you to disagree or ignore that fact is foolish and detrimental to your credibility. Take it like you want. Not opinion or a whine. Quit the finger pointing and and name calling. It cheapens your site.
Thanks for the lecture. I'll counter by saying the only thing worse than a journalist/blogger with zero objectivity is one that also has thin skin.
I don't have on blinders. I understand the perception that Vanderbilt has faced for years. And 90% of the blame can be placed at the feet of Vanderbilt. It's the other 10% that is hard to change.
I will say that in my opinion, you are in that 10%. Anyone can see that Vanderbilt has made great strides under Franklin. Vanderbilt doesn't get the same level of coverage here for many of the same reasons you address in your opinion piece. I get it. At the same time, it's hard to change that perception of a program when history repeats itself. Personally, I think coverage of Vanderbilt outside the Southeast is more objective because those writers don't have years of impressions, graduated from one of the SEC member schools or are merely homers trying to gain reader, viewer or listener loyalty.
I will continue to read this site because it does give me additional insights to other schools and programs. I just hope one day Vanderbilt will be on equal footing.
Vanderbilt brought at least 35,000 people to the bowl game.. You can't ignore that fact. Making the leap that Vanderbilt will not travel based on the Music City Bowl is comparing apples to oranges. Why don't you add the hotel rooms, rental cars, airfare and other miscellaneous cost associated with bowl travel and see where the 35,000 would stack up. Do you think maybe that had something to do with the amount?
And that's a black eye on Vanderbilt? Bringing 35,000 to a bowl puts them on par with Stanford and Northwestern?
If given an opportunity to travel, I think the fan base would do surprisingly well. But then again, we won't know until you and others change your perception. Vanderbilt is doing its part.
Just another day w/o any news on Vanderbilt. Figures.
8 months ago on SEC Headlines 4/5/2013
99% coming back? Really?
I guess academics must be easy for a kid who is attending his fourth college. This is the same guy who said he's tired of school, too.
And I'm sure no one in Oxford is the least bit worried about any off the court problems.
I'd be surprised if his next stop wasn't the D League.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on UM’s Henderson Reacts To NCAA Loss About How You’d Expect Him To
@SEC fan @NickandRudys No. Not true. Don't spread lies and falsehoods. BTW, your comedy attempts are as lame as Franklin's.
10 months, 1 week ago on VU's Franklin Vows To Outwork "Nicky Satan"
@SEC fan @NickandRudys You're a little late to the party. That was funny 30 years ago.
Go check the standings of "your" school in the U.S. News and World Report. See where Peabody ranks on the list of best Education and Human Development programs in the country. Maybe you could return to "your" school in a meaningful capacity. I'm sure they could use you as a lab rat in a Human Development class.
@The regular guy Parents, administrators and Crimson Tide Nation? Oh my!
No, the only ones who'll remember are people like you who take this stuff way too seriously. Now go play with your James Franklin Voodoo doll
Both Georgia and A&M should be ranked higher than ND.
Local and regional media are the last to recognize that Vanderbilt has improved ten fold. Old perceptions are hard to change.
11 months ago on No. 1 Alabama Joined By Six Other SEC Teams In Top 25
“Football will never again be placed ahead of educating, nurturing and protecting young people,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said at Monday’s press conference.
The culture at PSU needs to change - just like it does at so many other universities across the country.You can count on one finger, the number of schools in the SEC where athletics don't rule the roost. In my opinion, The Big 10 and Big 12 and schools in numerous other conferences are too big and self governing. That needs to change.
Good job by the NCAA. For once, they got it right.
1 year, 4 months ago on Emmert Talks About Changing Cultures (Just Pay No Attention To The Cash Behind The Curtain)
The culture at PSU needs to change - just like it does at so many other universities across the country.
Good job by the NCAA. For once, they got it right.
1 year, 4 months ago on The NCAA Is About To Make A Big Mistake With Penn State
He was as bad in 2010 as he is good this year. He actually threw the ball behind him one day in centerfield. His outstanding outfield play was matched by his limp bat and lazy attitude. There's really no reason for him to diss the Braves fans unless they are reminding him of his lack of effort in his one year in Atlanta.
1 year, 4 months ago on VIDEO: Melky Cabrera crotch chops Braves fans | July | 2012 Articles
Hardly. Vanderbilt was only one of two schools in the SEC that had all 4 four revenue generating sports in post season play this past year. FYI, Uut wasn't the other. Matter of fact, the only one you had was women's basketball, and from all indications, that's not exactly trending upwards. We were the "same old Vandy" in a couple of regards. We still had the highest GPA and APR in the league. Not bad.
But you vols are unique. It's not on every campus that a riot breaks out and mattresses are burned when Lane Kiffin and Ed Orgeron leave town - and it wasn't them doing the burning. Go ahead and whistle past the graveyard. Your taunt is as hollow as Da'Rick's head and Brey's heart. Go try and bother someone else.
1 year, 4 months ago on Vandy Unveils New Unis At Barnes & Noble
Sorry. I shouldn't ever call anyone a vol fan.
Obviously a vol fan. Witty comeback you moron.
Stadium is under renovations. I really hope you're a vol fan.
It makes sense Vanderbilt would have it in the Vanderbilt Bookstore. I doubt most players at the other SEC schools have ever been in a bookstore. I also doubt any other SEC school has a two-story bookstore, either.
Exactly. I think the original author was just looking to make a dig at his least favorite coaches.
1 year, 5 months ago on SEC Headlines - 6/15/12 (Into A Brief Summer Break Edition)
I don't follow Dan Mullen or MSU, but from reading the story,I think your story is greatly exaggerated. The body copy of the article reads:
“I guess if the players are equal we must have better coaches here at Mississippi State since we won,” Mullen said in jest. “But they are a very good football team. Sonny does a great job with their program.”
According to the reporter, the comments were made in jest. Not bratty. Not mean spirited, but in jest.
And on top of fabricating a spat between two coaches, you also take the liberty to throw other coaches under the bus? Just because you can? You really are bush league. Keep up the good work...