Friday, November 13, 2009

2 Nuggets Sent into the Newsroom

It's unusual we get any "tips" sent into the newsroom. So imagine my surpise when we got 2 in the last 90 minutes?

The first one points out Joe Lunardi's pre-season Bracketology on that has the Gators and LSU making the field of 65, while leaving the Commodores as one of the "last 4 out." Understandably, this reader was pretty irate. I'm going to take a different angle that I've adopted from the Stanimal: this is great. Why? Because it just proves how under the radar this team is headed into the season. As excited about this season as Commodore fans are, it appears as if no one else is really taking us seriously. Stanimal ripped the punidocracy for ignoring the Commodores a few days ago, and this latest slap in the face would seem to be just another example of that. I say, "fine." Imagine how shocked they'll all be when we win Maui?

The second nugget relates to Twitter, and Vanderbilt's most famous atheltic alumni (apologies Will Perdue and Skip Bayless): Jay Cutler. Jay is on Twitter, and we've asked him to follow us to no avail. Maybe NotJayCutler will.

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Anything but Gatorade said...

NotJayCutler is more fun, anyway.

I'd love to know what Lunardi's success rate is in terms of teams he's got in the field of 65 and where preseason as opposed to what actually happens. He's not totally stupid, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and say 20%.

Not everyone's underrating the Dores. I've read a few places (can't remember where) that they're probably the second best team in the East, third best in the league behind UK and MSU. But being that sleeper school has some cachet that I think the Dores would probably enjoy.

2010 said...

I was just reading ESPN's season preview and Doug Gottlieb lists Vandy as the sleeper of the year. A little love their.

Stanimal said...

Yeah, it would be interesting to see indeed.

I'll tell you who was NOT in Lunardi pre-season '06-'07 bracketology. That would be the Vanderbilt Commodores, who were an egregious Jeff Green no-call away from the Elite Eight.

Bobby O'Shea said...

I don't want to speak for anyone else, but I know I will never get over that no-call and will forever hate the Hoyas because of it.

Pinhighs said...

Horrible no-call.