Monday, June 1, 2009

Bobby Johnson meets Steve Martin (who is who?) and baseball Dores smack down Blue Raiders

Sorry to be off line so long. Wish I could say I've spent the last week at the beach or doing something interesting. Nope. No excuse. And I know you've been dying for some Commodore football news on the last week of May/first week of June. Again, sorry.

Here's what's been going down in Vandyland:

• After all those Steve Martin jokes and comparisons, Bobby Johnson finally met the silver-haired Wild N Crazy guy, backstage at the Ryman on Saturday night. Know who introduced them? Whisperin' Bill Anderson. Here's Joe Biddle's take on it.

• The baseball Dores are right now playing Louisville in the elimination game. If they win, they're bound for the Super Regionals. Talk about a strong finish to a season. After staggering a bit at the end of the regular season and backing into the SEC tournament, Tim Corbin's crew has won six of their last eight games, three wins and a loss in the SEC tourney and a loss and three wins in the NCAA regional in Louisville.

• That first loss in the NCAAs was to MTSU, which has a fine team and was actually a higher seed than the Commodores. Still, it's MTSU, which means any loss to those guys brings back memories of football losses to the Blue Raydahs in 2001, 2002 and particularly 2005 when we were 4-0 and had a quarterback named Jay Cutler. But after our baseball loss, the Dores beat Indiana, then got revenge against the Raiders, then beat Louisville. I think that's the right order. Now they're playing the Cardinals again.

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