South Carolina 31, Vanderbilt 6
Well, I picked that wrong, now then didn't I? I figured with all the buzz, discussion and hype around town about how Vandy had stepped it up and was ready to turn the corner in terms of winning a game or two this year, maybe, just maybe the opening day contest with South Carolina would, at least, be close.
South Carolina had other ideas. Make no mistake--this one was over by the end of the first quarter. South Carolina came in, busted Vandy in the mouth and then poured it on. Sure, SC missed two field-goals but that might have just been Lou Holtz taking pity on Vandy. Of course, while SC was good, Vandy was their own worst enemy--including the icing on the cake with a 98-yard interception return for a TD.
I'm a big enough person to admit when I"m wrong...and boy was I wrong! I fully expect some good-spirited mocking comments from AK in the comments section. (Hey, AK--I thought the SC band sounded good, if that helps defer some of the mocking coming my way!)
I'm just glad I didn't have anything besides pride riding on this. Local sports call in show host, Blake Fulton has publically stated if Vandy doesn't make a bowl game, he will shave his head. That loud buzzing sound is the hair cutting razor getting ready...
posted by Michael Hickerson at 9/04/2004 03:00:00 PM