Thanksgiving is the day to recognize big blessings. Family. Friends. Health. Your job — if you’re lucky enough to still have one. Our good fortune to live in this great nation, whatever its struggles at the moment.
So however much we may love our sports, especially here in the South, the success of our favorite athletic teams — assuming your team’s winning more than it’s losing this year — should never be confused with more important blessings.
That said, is there a University of Tennessee basketball fan anywhere on this planet today who isn’t thanking former athletic director Mike Hamilton for replacing Bruce Pearl with Cuonzo Martin last spring? And if some Volniac isn’t, shouldn’t he be?
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