You Don’t Need to Ask: Vanderbilt Knows It Needs to Beat Rice

Posted by David Rutz on September-24-2009 Add Comments

I've never liked when people use the term "must-win."

Does that mean if you're playing in a game that isn't a must-win, you're not going to give maximum effort? Come on, every team is trying to win every game it can.

You think the Ole Miss Rebels circled Florida on their schedule last year and thought, 'Well, we don't need to win that one because it's such a long shot and not crucial to our year-end goals?" I doubt it.

Of course, we all know why and when the term is applied. Fans love looking at their team's schedules and circling the hardest and easiest matchups, the latter being "must-wins."

My point is that the term is ridiculous.

With regards to Vanderbilt, fresh off a 15-3 beating by Mississippi St...

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