14.Jun.2011 Hate Mail from a Vanderbilt Fan
I should start posting more hate mail. It's always good for a laugh. Anyway, apparently this particular Vandy fan didn't take to my, "Give 'em hell, Seabass" and toothless wonder jokes. All grammar and syntax is original:
I read with some amusement critiques of Vanderbilt fans on your website. Pretty disparaging remarks coming from people apparently associated with Oregon State.
According to US News and World Reports, kinda the bible for the ratings of universities, Oregon State ranked behind 10 of the SEC schools, managing to best (barely), Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Gotta tell you, ranking behind Arkansas and LSU is pretty pathetic.
By the way, Vanderbilt was ranked 17th. Oregon State…139 (Oregon was 111!).
And Vanderbilt also manages to do it without burdening the taxpayers of Tennessee, unlike Oregon State.
So, I suspect the hayseeds and toothless wonders are more likely to be wearing black and orange than black and gold.
The bottom line is that Vanderbilt fans embarrassed themselves by making sexual/beaver jokes in Deliverance drawls. Vanderbilt has a better academic reputation, but a lot of that is just rich people propping one another up. It's hard to find any objective measure of academics. Beaver fans have their own issues so I won't get high and mighty. I'll just say Vanderbilt fans did not impress me in the least and be done with it.