Thursday, October 07, 2004

It's Bowl Season

RUTGERS (2-2) at VANDERBILT (1-3) • SAT., OCT. 9 • VANDERBILT STADIUM • 8:00 PM FSNY (tape delay)

Possibly the worst teams in the NCAA will face off this Saturday. Growing up outside of Nashville (home of Vanderbilt) and at the same time following Rutgers pathetic attempts at fielding a competitive football team. I hoped one day these two teams would face each other. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Toilet Bowl.

This brings to mind another football disaster. In October of 1916, Nashville's Cumberland University sent its football team to Atlanta in a matchup with Georgia Tech. When the game was over, Georgia Tech had won 222-0. Check out the play-by-play here. A great line came from this game. Late in the game there was one of many fumbles. It rolled toward B. F. "Bird' Paty. The fumbler shouted, "Pick it up!" Paty replied, "Pick it up yourself, you dropped it."