Saturday, July 25, 2009

Some thoughts going into the weekend

Not much to say today. I'm about to go slow-cook 30 racks of ribs. And too much has been said over the last few days in Hoover, Ala. Too much of nothing.

Are you ready for the season to start? I am. It doesn't matter to me how many players Vandy has on the preseason All-SEC team (1) or where we're predicted to finish (5th in the East). Who cares?

It will be decided on the field. I'll leave you with these words from Bobby Johnson, which are useful when you want to get into an argument with a fan from another SEC school about how much respect is due Commodore Nation:

"We weren't seeking respect. We were seeking to do as good as we could possibly do in our program. It comes with it. You know, if we continue to get better, I think people will know that we're just not an automatic win any more and we can be considered a contender for a championship if we continue to improve.

"I'm not that motivated by people patting you on the back and saying you're doing real well. I like going back and talking to our team after we win games, talking to our fans when they meet you after an away game, they meet you back at the stadium. Those kind of rewards are a whole lot better than — excuse me — the press."

As good as we could possibly do in our program. At Alabama, that means national championships. What does it mean for the Commodores?

I'm smelling hickory smoke. Have a good one.

1 comment:

1050 lb. said...

You had me at "ribs."