Saturday, November 15, 2008

Every 26 years, just like clockwork

Well, it happened. Vanderbilt is now bowl-eligible, after beating Kentucky 31-24 tonight.

Wrap your head around this: the last time Vanderbilt won 6 games in a season was in 19-fucking-82.

You know how long ago that was? There was no Internet. There weren't even CDs. The personal computer was an Apple II. It cost $10,000 and could only run BASIC. Popular songs included "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John and "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor, songs so bad that even their writers would probably deny any knowledge of them today. People slept under crude bearskin comforters and Andy Rooney was young and vital. It was a different time.

Well, wake up, America. Vandy is almost definitely going to a bowl game. And you know what? Fuck it, so am I. So hello, Independence Bowl or, God help us, Bowl. Yes, I will be spending part of my holiday season in beautiful Shreveport, Louisiana or Birmingham, Alabama. And you know what? That's fucking awesome. Because seeing Vanderbilt in a bowl game is one of those things you thought you'd never see happen. Like a black President. Oh wait.

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