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Merry Christmas from Anchor of Gold

It’s been a rough year for us as Vanderbilt fans.

Place Vendome’s Christmas Lights In Paris Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images

Last year, in my Christmas post, I had written about what a good year it had been for Vanderbilt athletics. But as it turned out, Santa Claus brought lumps of coal for the two biggest sports.

The football team, in spite of the presence of Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Kalija Lipscomb, and Jared Pinkney, limped to a 3-9 record. And that wasn’t even the worst performance of 2019, given that the men’s basketball team did not win a single SEC game in calendar year 2019. And the women’s basketball team did beat Tennessee, but that was one of the few things that went right in a 7-23 season. (Though the women’s team is currently 9-3 in the 2019-20 season, so there’s that.)

We are like Ruby Sue in Christmas Vacation, hoping against all odds every year that Santa Claus will bring us something good, only to be disappointed year after year with the knowledge that Santa Claus is actually Cousin Eddie.

Except for baseball. And women’s bowling.

Okay, things could actually be worse. Merry Christmas, everyone.