If there were a sports bar with a wall of radios, that's where I'd be tonight.
This is going to be one terrific weekend for tracking teams and scores. So many games, so little time. Tonight offers a smorgasbord. Too bad you can't be in more than one place at a time.
It's basketball time in Tennessee. The men open up in Thompson-Boling Arena against Kennesaw State, the women at Chattanooga.
Precisely when the respective officials are tossing the respective opening tips in the air, a host of second-round high school football playoff games will be kicking off.
Saturday, a dramatic Tennessee football season unveils another chapter at Neyland Stadium.
If you're still up for a game on Sunday, how about some NCAA soccer? The Lady Vols play host to Miami of Ohio at Regal Stadium. Or, you have a choice of watching Holly Warlick's Lady Vols play hoops on TV at Georgia Tech.
There's more. The Knoxville Challenger at UT's Goodfriend Tennis center runs through Sunday and features several former Vols making their way on the pro circuit.
It's a great night for high school football, with five games on tap in Knox County, usual suspects Maryville and Alcoa both at home and more survive-and-advance passion from Oneida to Greenback.
While Friday night heroes are wrapping up a season, college basketball is reporting for tipoff.
Cuonzo Martin's second season at UT finds the program considerably healthier than a year ago. For one thing, Vol Nation has had time to recover from Bruce Pearl's jarring exit.
For another, Martin and his roster are no mystery, bringing back virtually everyone from a surprise runner-up SEC team. Expectations of returning to the NCAA tournament after a one-year hiatus are realistic.
The Lady Vols will be under local and national scrutiny to see how the program fares without Pat Summitt's guiding hand — and laser stare.
Warlick's first roster is in rebuilding mode. The recent commitment from the nation's No. 1 recruit, Mercedes Russell, is a sign the Lady Vols will remain a national brand. But there is a season to play until Russell gets here and it starts tonight.
Saturday at Neyland Stadium will launch a new era with SEC newcomer Missouri in town. By this point, however, UT fans couldn't care less about the opponent.
Coach Derek Dooley's career seemingly hangs in the balance week to week. Breaking into the SEC win column would prolong the intrigue. Athletic director Dave Hart will be counting heads in the stands as he works toward a decision on Dooley's future.
Last winter he made a decision on another sport's future. It turned out OK. Sunday, he can watch his first UT hire, Brian Pensky, coach an NCAA tournament soccer match.