John Adams: UT needs to set bowl sights beyond the state

John Adams
Tennessee fans react to the final seconds of Tennessee's 30-27 overtime loss to North Carolina Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 in the Music City Bowl in Nashville at LP Field.

Photo by Michael Patrick, copyright © 2010

Tennessee fans react to the final seconds of Tennessee's 30-27 overtime loss to North Carolina Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 in the Music City Bowl in Nashville at LP Field.

Would Tennessee football be better off if there were no in-state bowl games?

Subscribe to read the full story

Current Subscribers - Activate Now

Already subscribe to the News Sentinel? Unlimited access to on the web, your smartphone, tablet, and is included with your subscription. All you need to do is ACTIVATE now!

Activate Now

New Subscribers - Subscribe Now

Want to keep reading?
KnoxNews now offers Premium and Digital Subscriptions. Subscribe now and select how you want to keep up-to-date on local news, reader comments, photos, videos, blogs and more.

Subscribe Now

© 2013 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Discuss
  • Print

Comments » 5

atnvol#283282 writes:

Adams says, "Based on how they played down the stretch this season, they apparently need more incentive than that."

Down the stretch I assume means after the South Carolina victory? Lets see....a team that was picked by most to finish 6-6 in pre-season prognostications, loses to 3 teams that finish the season ranked in the "Top 5", loses to Vanderbilt in the last minute and beats Kentucky, the only team that they clearly should have beaten. What did they do that made them, in your eyes, play so terrible down the stretch? They got the manure beat out of them by 3 top 5 teams....did you expect them, at this stage of the program, to take them to the last minute of each game? To write a column implying such is just plain juvenile....what is your purpose?

gc_scvol writes:

Another classic JA article. I like the idea of leaving the state.(When it applies to JA) Funny he should mention LA as a desirable destination. I'm sure many will join me wishing JA would move back to LA. I have never said this before, for fear of being looked upon as classless, but I have decided to make a statement that sounds as though it originated inJA's state of origin. JA you, sir, are a classless IDIOT.

vut5686#1405392 writes:

It is sort of funny: when this was a "free" site, hundreds would join in and start fights among themselves....often making no reference to the article or subject. Now, apparently, few judge this stuff worthy of a few dimes and I am gratified to note that many think and state that we just deserve better writing. The last few articles from JA have just stated the obvious, with a negative and sarcastic slant: his trademark.

It is not as if we are critiquing a Yugo automobile. We are describing a group of young men who are beating up their bodies to entertain us; one can criticize their performance without ridiculing their efforts. Many professional writers in other cities manage to do so. Sad that we are stuck with this JA.

atchleyaaron#1420833 writes:

The bowl in Birmingham is nice this time of year. A 6-6 record will get you there too.

Theo writes:

Funny, been in Nashville about 30 years and have never heard of Music City Row. Also not sure where Vanderbilt's home town is but it is not Nashville. UT enjoys much more support in Nashville than West End Senior High aka Vandy. Poor article, poor thought process, just JA looking for one more angle from which to slam the Vols.
My Christmas wish is that JA leave the state and take Cheek and Hart with him.

Want to participate in the conversation? Become a subscriber today. Subscribers can read and comment on any story, anytime. Non-subscribers will only be able to view comments on select stories.