Published August 28, 2012 - 10:47pm
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The Vanderbilt fans in Nashville, or lack thereof, are proving why it is so hard to win SEC football games at the university.
James Franklin has been hard at work over last season and this off-season creating a brand and an identity for the Commodore football program to stand out. And everyone thought the fans would buy into it as well.
Recruits are taking notice; media is taking notice; but the fans in Nashville apparently aren’t.
This game is a recipe for the first big upset of the year, as Steve Spurrier and the ninth-ranked Gamecocks visit Vandy on a Thursday night to open up the season.
How in the world is Vandy not selling this game out? Nashville has over 600,000 residents, and they refuse to fill a 40,000–seat stadium. Really?
But single game tickets for Thursday’s game are still available for $50 each.
Vanderbilt fans are worried Franklin will bolt from the program when a better job comes along. And how could you blame him, if the Dores can’t even sell out the home opener?
And if fans can’t get excited about at top ten team coming to town, will they ever be excited?
Get your butts up and support the #AnchorDown nation and the SEC.