I'm a bit new here on the site. I don't post too often, but I check the page about twice a day. I figure it's about time that I post something. As a current sophomore in the band who didn't grow up a Vandy fan, but I'm happy to say that i drive my Georgia Bulldog family crazy with my school spirit. In lieu of the recent Openthread Mondays, I don't quite have a large number of Vandy basketball games to draw upon, as they haven't been the VU most of you know. Football, on the other hand, has understandably risen to primary importance here on campus. Naturally, and I'd like to consider myself a huge fan. (In fact, if you go to the VUcast Extra published during Mason's first week, I'm the student that they interview. It was about 15º F outside for what amounted to be 2 minutes of fanfare, but absolutely worth it.) I'd love to skip ahead to this season to see Mason's Commodores play, but the time machine on campus isn't functional yet. In lieu of that, I wanted to get a more history-aware look at Vandy football.
From perusing the comments over the past year, I'm familiar with the famous Bennett "Celebration" that cost us against Florida in '05 (I finally found that game on YouTube). I was there for the Ole Miss 72 yard run. I was there for the blatant no-call against USC last year. But what about some of the other, less-famous-but-just-as-painful moments? No one wants to dwell on the negative, but I think it will serve as a good example of how far the football program has come under that guy (who apparently has terrible luck winning packed season openers) and his successor.
Bonus question: for football, what's your favorite uniform combination, helmet, least favorite combination, and any edits (serious or no) you'd like to see to our fantastic uniforms?
If it helps you feel better, my class is the first that hasn't lost to UT in football during its tenure. At worst, we could go 2–2 (hah!). In fact, if one includes the records of men's and women's basketball, baseball, and football for the past two years, we're up 7-6 so far. I credit the failed tip-in at the end of the men's b-ball game Knoxville last season for dragging that record down. Of course, baseball and football combine for a beautiful 5–0 (and the year isn't over yet!).