Saturday, December 6, 2008

Vanderbilt Commodores headed to the Music City Bowl — and I'm glad

ESPN's Chris Low is reporting that Vanderbilt is headed to the Music City Bowl.

He's been talking to bowl officials at the SEC Championship Game and he says that the Capital One is taking Georgia after all, the Cotton Bowl's definitely picking Ole Miss, South Carolina's headed to the Outback, LSU's going to the Chick-Fil-A, and Kentucky's going to the Liberty.

But back to Vanderbilt and the Music City Bowl.

Lots of people think that's terrible because after 26 years of drought the Commodores deserve to take a bus trip and go out of town to a bowl, etc.

Take a bus trip? To Memphis? What's so exciting about that?

I'm glad the Commodores are staying home and here's why:

• They get to play in the home of the Tennessee Titans instead of the home of the Memphis Tigers.
• They get another chance to beat a team from the ACC this season (probably Boston College). They've already beaten a bowl-eligible team from Conference USA (Rice).
• Tickets to the Liberty Bowl cost a whopping $50, fifth most expensive among the bowls, which is amazing considering it may not be in the top 20 of bowls.
• Tickets to the Music City Bowl start at $15, which makes me happy because it looks like I'll be taking my four kids to the game.
• Like me, most Vanderbilt alumni don't live in Nashville — in fact, they don't even live in the state. So it'll be nice to go to a bowl game and at the same time visit the campus and city where they spent four memorable years.
• New Year's Eve in Nashville? Sounds good to me.

2 comments:

Scott said...

Where do most Vandy Alum live? Russia?

DIMON KENDRICK-HOLMES said...

I live in Georgia but not that Georgia.