My friend Joe is no spring chicken. I'll say it , he is an old fart. He is also the longest running Vandy fan I know. Hell, he was a batboy for Vandy back before your dad was born. Anyway, Joe has had this Vandy magnet on his car for ten years or so. The other night it was actually stolen off of his car. I thought Joe would be upset about this and rant about it all night. Much to my surprise he was "happy as hell about it" . I asked Joe how this could make him happy and his reply was beautiful. He told me that there were only two reasons this would happen. Reason number one was that another Vandy fan saw it and had to have it. Reason two was because a bUTt chugger saw it and was angry enough to steal it. He said reason one means we have fans. Joe then said besides myself he has felt like the only VU fan in Nashville for a long time, and now he doesn't. Reason two means were are good enough to upset the "old redneck UT fans". Joe then told me that either reason was all he ever wanted from this football team.
With some of the folks here posting comments worried about things like national coverage, and our image to other teams fans. With others obsessing about scandals and how they are affecting our image. I really loved hearing that from Joe. It reminded me that this is the best we have ever had it.The one thing we are not posting about is how bad we are going to be this year. We should be happy about this football program. I am happy about this team. In fact like Joe they have won my heart . If we are worried about national media coverage and respect it could only be because we as fans feel this program have earned it. They have earned it. They have also earned a fan base. We as the few that care should feel obligated to do our part to cure that problem. Go to the games, wear your Vandy gear proudly around town. Support local bars that support Vandy. The Goldrush has a split VU helmet right above the front door. Lets take it over for away games and show other folks that it is ok to be a fan of the team in Nashville. Thats what we can do as fans. So this is a call out folks. Get out there and spread the anchor . Put that star v on your cars . Throw every fan you see a VU sign. Fly a VU flag in your yard. I'm just trying to say bring it up a notch Vandy fans. I will do my part. ANCHOR DOWN !