Mike Strange: A murky New Year's Eve look into the future

Mike Strange
Tennessee's volunteer mascot leads the Vol Walk waving the school flag before the game against South Carolina at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

Photo by Adam Lau

Tennessee's volunteer mascot leads the Vol Walk waving the school flag before the game against South Carolina at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

Happy New Year, friends. Let’s all get it right in 2014.

Subscribe to read the full story

Current Subscribers - Activate Now

Already subscribe to the News Sentinel? Unlimited access to KnoxNews.com on the web, your smartphone, tablet, Knoxville.com and GoVolsXtra.com 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

© 2014 govolsxtra.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Discuss
  • Print

Comments » 11

atnvol#283282 writes:

hmmmmm....sounds like tequila. Did you eat the worm last night?

I could live with 2016.

OrangePride writes:

Happy New Year, Mike. Liked the story....good writing. Hope the hangover leaves you functional by kickoff.

TommyJack writes:

Strange on his game on this one.

jone8191#247590 writes:

Great job Mike. Loved the story!

murrayvol writes:

New Orleans date with John gave you away Mike.

Good piece. Thanks!

CASEXX writes:

Good story. Do the players still yell Oskie after a pick? I assume they do since it's part of the Maxims.

Snapshot writes:

At this point 2016 would work. I'm thinking winning season in 2014, compete for East div. in 2015 and win the SEC title in 2016. Logical progression, at least I hope so.

SmokeysPup writes:

Good article. Thought of my Dad while reading this. He is 85. Saw his first Big Orange game on Thanksgiving day in 1938 as the Vols rolled Kentucky. I've heard him talk about being at the 51 Cotton Bowl when they beat Texas and he was at Phoenix when they won their last big one.

h8FLORIDA writes:

Great piece, A+ Mr. Strange. Happy New Year to you and all Vol fans.

And whatever year it is when the Vols are once again kings of the SEC doesn't matter. I will be there. VFL.

To Murrayvol: It wasn't the date with Adams that gave Mike away, it was the bartender actually recognizing him! Sorry, couldn't resist.

murrayvol writes:

in response to h8FLORIDA:

Great piece, A+ Mr. Strange. Happy New Year to you and all Vol fans.

And whatever year it is when the Vols are once again kings of the SEC doesn't matter. I will be there. VFL.

To Murrayvol: It wasn't the date with Adams that gave Mike away, it was the bartender actually recognizing him! Sorry, couldn't resist.

Understand.

gc_scvol writes:

Charles Dickens with just a hint of Stephen King. Posting at 12:03 was sorta of a hint.

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.

Features