You know, I have nothing but love for my fellow SEC fans who happen to pull for Vanderbilt, but even y'all have to admit this is a bit of a head-scratcher.
In case you missed it, the number one UT Vols will be in town tonight to take on Vanderbilt. The game is being carried nationally via ESPN and all I can hope for is that somehow Dick Vitale isn't part of the broadcast team.
A few weeks ago, I went to the Lady Vols vs Vanderbilt game down at Memorial Gym and saw a promo, imploring fans to wear white when they played UT in a few weeks. They wanted to have a "white out" to show the sports-watching world their solidarity and to match the home jerseys.
Which I'm all for these typed of theme-things for big games to get the crowd even more into it than possible.
That said, how did this not raise a red-flag with anyone at the Vandy marketing department?
Vandy's colors are black and gold. I could see gold-out or a black-out, but a white-out with UT in town? That doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me from the standpoint of being a Vandy fan. Because we all know Bruce Pearl wears his orange blazer for the Vandy and Kentucky games. We know that the UT fans who are there will proudly wear our orange. And so you've got all the Vandy fans dressed in white...that goes well with the orange. And those are UT's colors.
Again, it makes no sense to me. Unless, of course Vandy is throwing in the towel and finally giving in to what we all know is the reality of the situation. Vandy games are nothing more than a home game for UT in Nashville.
GO BIG ORANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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posted by Michael Hickerson at 2/26/2008 04:20:00 PM