Comments by NGage

Written on John Adams: Phillip Fulmer needs to look in a mirror before assessing blame:

in response to Teresa:

John still after Phil. Time to give it up. The reason Fulmer is interviewed a lot is because he's part of events such as the current one in Florida. A Hall of Fame Coach. Dooley is an assistant at Dallas and not a fixture at national media events. Jeez.

KNS has some fine writers, but I skip Adams' columns. I just read this one due to a reporter's tweet about the Adams vs Fulmer still existing.

So he should stick to commenting on current events ,and stop rehashing...and revising, history.

These kinds of articles and posts only come up in response to Coach Fulmer trying to recast the past.

Written on John Adams: Phillip Fulmer needs to look in a mirror before assessing blame:

in response to thevoice:

Fair statements. But what did Hamilton have to do with the success or lack thereof of the football program?

Whatever part, big or small, that Hamilton had in our demise...let's remember the one thing neither the al.com article, nor the Adams article made clear -- Coach Fulmer championed, vouched, and campaigned for Hamilton to get the AD job.

Written on John Adams: Phillip Fulmer needs to look in a mirror before assessing blame:

in response to Volborn:

Well John, did Coach Fulmer give you a wedgie last night at Calhouns? Although I agree with you, let it go. Fulmer has been gone for nearly 5 years now. No need to try to get him fired all over again.

It can't be let go because Coach Fulmer keeps running his mouth...blaming everyone but himself. This Adams article was in response to Fulmer granting yet another interview where he, Coach Fulmer, refuses to let it go.

Written on What do you think about the Vols' gray uniform?:

For reference sake for all of you not familiar with the history of the UT uniform:

http://blog.heritagesportsart.com/20....
http://tnjn.com/2010/may/10/tennesse....

Written on What do you think about the Vols' gray uniform?:

in response to lawvol73:

For those "Vol fans" who are mad because the new grey uniforms don't embrace Tennessee football tradition, see Vol uniforms circa 1903 and 1914.

I would have loved to see them use one of those as the "new" uniform.

Written on What do you think about the Vols' gray uniform?:

The new uniform, IMO, looks good (not as good or historical as the black jerseys we wore against South Carolina)...but not sure how much I actually like them. I would have rather them go back to one of our historical uniforms from way back when...preferably one of the ones with black on 'em. Something like 1903, 1911, 1914, or even 1925 or 1971 when they were orange/white.

Written on Big Ten vs. SEC? Answers depend on question:

in response to SevenT:

Top to Bottom there is very little difference between the Big 10 and SEC....The SEC likes to beat their chest but really they ride the coat-tails of the success of Florida and Alabama.

Excuse me Miss, but your ignorance is showing.

Written on Big Ten vs. SEC? Answers depend on question:

From the article: "I feel like our competition on the Ohio State level, we can compete with anybody," Miller said.

If that's so, then why do they routinely play such a patsy schedule? Their schedule this year is especially weak, even for them.

Meyer left the SEC and went to where it would be easier to win plain and simple.

Written on Tennessee's football uniforms will have minor changes in 2013:

in response to Olddogsrule:

Not to be contrarian with you but I disagree.

Actually, Tennessee's first uniforms had a black jersey, and black has, off and on, ALWAYS been a part of the Tennessee color scheme, to a greater or lesser extent. So if you're truly 'traditional' black is A-OK. Here's a couple of links to a history of the Volunteer's uni changes over the years. Click on the date to open a link to an image of each style.

http://tnjn.com/2010/may/10/tennessee...

This one has cool prints to get.

http://blog.heritagesportsart.com/201...

This link to a search for images has pics of the 'Tennessee' patch. I like it.

Black is a part of Volunteer history and absolutely does belong. An all black uni is OK with me. Just NOT some 'fashion plate' designers goofy ideas.

How about a candyapple metalflake pearlescent white helment with a metallic orange machined Power T? Yeah sure! I dunno, well maybe?

Actually, for any given year, whatever makes the players feel confident and they want to wear.

It's their team! Not ours.

I'm NGage, and I approve of this message.

Written on Tennessee's football uniforms will have minor changes in 2013:

in response to VolGrad:

From 1911 to 1920-21, black was the primary color for the Tennessee Volunteer football team uniforms. That is also part of our tradition.

But until they come up with a better design for a black uniform, I'd prefer to stick with the orange and white combinations.

The Power T on the helmet needs to stay. But there is no need for "Tennessee" to be spelled out anywhere on the jersey as long as that Power T is there.

As for the state of Tennessee logo, I reserve any opinion until I actually see it. I understand the statement there. But I think that statement is made sufficiently once we establish 10+ wins every season. At that point it will be clear to all in-state recruits that if they really want to represent their state, Tennessee is their first, best choice.

GBO!

Thank you for pointing out to the ill-informed that the black jersey was, and is, a historical and traditional part of the uniform. I get so tired of hearing and seeing people that don't know any better say it's not.

Written on Tennessee's football uniforms will have minor changes in 2013:

"In 2009, the Vols wore black jerseys with orange pants during a Halloween game against South Carolina. That combination was named the third-worst uniform combination ever by the popular Uni Watch blog."

That is soooooooo wrong. Those uniforms (that hearkened back to uniform of UT's past) were AWESOME!

Written on Johnny Manziel says he 'overslept' at Manning camp:

Wait...I thought his dad said it was dehydration?

Hmmmm?

Written on Robert Gillespie of West Virginia leading candidate for RB coach :

in response to Johnny_Aint_No_Del_Shofner:

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LOL....try to keep up with what goes on in the world if you are going to comment...your post is filled with erroneous information.

1) the coaches got more money because when you move up in divisions the pay scale goes up (as is true for any business)

2) Graham wasn't dumped upon. He came here for the same or more pay, then was due an increase for next year -- which they were going to give him. Then, when he told them he was going to FSU (Graham doing the dumping), UT offered to match the $300k that FSU was going to pay him.

3) No discrimination when Thigpen is one of the highest paid asst's. And a quick look would show anyone without a chip on their shoulder that the pay scale was largely based on experience.

4) IF they hire Gillespie, he has NFL experience...he played in the league for 2 years.

5) Again, a quick and honest examination of Fulmer clearly indicates his time was past. The conference had passed him by. Look at his overall record (and who the wins were against) in his last 10 seasons.

6) Most will cheer them on in a wait and see manner. You sound like you've given up, or are clinging to something from the past. You might as well move on, and leave the rest of us to cheer them on.

Written on In Butch Jones' 'VOLympics,' UT players will earn, lose points for actions away from field:

in response to volhome:

This is a superb idea. Accountability to yourself, your team, and then the university can be fostered. The guys can learn what it means to care for and about the team, and then bring that to the team as a whole. Coach, we are behind you 100% in this houshold. Great idea.

A huge +1...this fosters responsibility and a sense of team.

I like it.

Written on Former UT football player Dennis Rogan arrested :

Such a shame....a waste. That kid had talent, and with a better head and some good coaching, he could have made it to the NFL for more than a cup of gatorade.

Written on John Adams: CAK QB Charlie High still thinking big despite recruiting rejections :

UT should ask him to come in as an invited walk-on, and tell him they will give him a chance to prove himself for a future scholarship.

Written on Mark Wiedmer: Vols' missing MVP very evident in loss:

What they need is the same thing they've needed for a long time now:

A player or two that can actually shoot.

Written on All-American Kelsey Robinson among 4 players transferring from Tennessee volleyball program:

Seriously....what's going on up on The Hill? The whole place is a mess, from academics it athletics. ...multiple university presidents, multiple coaches, players either in trouble or leaving left and right.

It's embarrassing.

Written on John Adams among 3 selected for induction into Tennessee Sports Writers Hall of Fame :

This is just the newspaper old boys club mutual appreciation society in full force. Hang around long enough, be one of the boys, and get your pat on the back.

The bar must be set pretty low on that "Hall of Fame".

Speaking of bars...see first paragraph. LOL

Written on Geoff Calkins: Ex-Vol Dave Bennett locked in biggest battle yet:

He was a good guy. Knew him back in the day. Sorry to hear of this, and sorry for his family's loss. May he RIP.

Written on John Adams: Another rivalry headed the wrong way for UT :

Hey look! Another John Adams/KNS article that gets as many slams against UT as it can possibly cram into one article.

Hey, KNS...how's that circulation? Going up or going down?

Written on Quarterback Tyler Bray selects agent Don Yee :

in response to rockypop:

Tyler Bray and Tennessee has been an uncomfortable relationship from the get-go. He didn't get many big time offers out of high school, except maybe USC, where he would have been a third string QB. And, with Lane Kiffin as coach, UT seemed like a good choice.

His three years at Tennessee have been mercurial at best. He and Dooley obviously clashed, and there's no reason to think he would have enhanced his draft position under a new system if he had stayed.

The guy's no Peyton Manning, and for all his talent and accomplishments, he'll be leaving UT with little love lost among fans because of his immaturity, recklessness, and inconsistency. However, without him, it's hard to imagine how bad things could have been.

Because he's now a former Vol, I think all UT fans would wish him well, and hope that in his new career, he'll represent the university and himself with class and a passionate work ethic.

You got it exactly correct.

Written on Derek Reese picks up the pieces for Vols, 51-47 :

Oh, and beware:

ugly wins eventually become ugly losses.

Written on John Adams: Bowl season heats up without UT:

in response to Rumblefish:

JA....Where in this column are you telling us readers something we didn't already know???

There are folks who pile on Adams for kicking the Tennessee dog while it's down. Fair enough.

There are also folks who say that JA simply tells the truth that folks don't want to hear. Fair enough.

My beef with Adams??---the fact that he actually gets paid to state the obvious and does nothing more. I'll ask again JA....where in this story (or any of your other stories) have you told the fanbase of something they were not aware of already???

KNS editors....please take the time to actually read JA's submissions and ask the same question that I am before sending them out for print/online. Thanks.

Very accurate, and very astute post.

Written on Derek Reese picks up the pieces for Vols, 51-47 :

Man, oh man, could this team (and UT's bball teams for a while now) use some shooters. Remember the fine art of shooting the basketball? Used to be a big part of the game.

Written on USC gave Lane Kiffin loan for house, but there's a catch:

in response to RoadTrip:

KNS' love affair with Kiffin continues, while their distaste for their paid subcribers continues. Merry Christmas KNS. My wish for you is they you never have a real competitor because you will be bankrupt within a year of their appearance.

Actually, I'd love to see them have a legitimate competitor.
Shoulda put that one on my list.

Written on Central Michigan focus for Butch Jones' coaching staff at Tennessee :

KNS, I down you for all the negative and hit pieces you do on the UT program (largely Adams), so it's nice to see an article like this every now and then. Must be the Christmas season, LOL. Merry Christmas, KNS.

Written on John Adams: Avoiding Oregon would be worse than losing to it:

Hey look! Another sneaky, underhanded, slam from Adams. Got to hand it to you, KNS....always consistent.

Written on John Adams: The right quarterback could speed up UT turnaround :

Hey look...yet another article in the KNS running down the UT program.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Written on John Adams: Tennessee fans might not mind if juniors leave early :

What a great Thanksgiving article!

Stay classy KNS, stay classy.

Written on Tennessee-Vanderbilt Report Card :

in response to NGage:

Uh, yeah....might want to re-check that coaching grade. Maybe you didn't see the game, but we got blown out -- by Vandy. Even the commentators noted how our lines were so much bigger than Vandy's. Yet we failed to just pound on them.
If you had watched the game (which I have to assume you didn't if you gave coaching a D), you would have seen that with the 1st half trickling to a close Dooley elected to kick a worthless FG from about the 5 yd line instead of going for it...but then he elected to go for it on 4th down with a fake punt from his own 18. Oh, and if you'd watched the game, you would have not only seen that they weren't pounding the outsized Vandy with the run (even more important with a QB struggling), but instead chose to inexplicably pull Bray and throw Worley in out of the blue.

I'm not sure who does this grading for the KNS, but someone new needs to do it next season.

I give the coaching and the KNS grading both a F.

Oh, and to be clear -- my F for the KNS grading is for the season, not just this game.

With the KNS grading curve, I could have gone to any Ivy League school and graduated with honors.

Written on Tennessee-Vanderbilt Report Card :

Uh, yeah....might want to re-check that coaching grade. Maybe you didn't see the game, but we got blown out -- by Vandy. Even the commentators noted how our lines were so much bigger than Vandy's. Yet we failed to just pound on them.
If you had watched the game (which I have to assume you didn't if you gave coaching a D), you would have seen that with the 1st half trickling to a close Dooley elected to kick a worthless FG from about the 5 yd line instead of going for it...but then he elected to go for it on 4th down with a fake punt from his own 18. Oh, and if you'd watched the game, you would have not only seen that they weren't pounding the outsized Vandy with the run (even more important with a QB struggling), but instead chose to inexplicably pull Bray and throw Worley in out of the blue.

I'm not sure who does this grading for the KNS, but someone new needs to do it next season.

I give the coaching and the KNS grading both a F.

Written on Report card :

in response to NeedForSpeed:

Who is more incompetent? The nit wit that puts the grades on this report card or the UT defense?

Can we get a poll on that?

Amen, NeedForSpeed.....weekly these grades are a joke. Must be grading on a curve.....big curve.

Written on 'Hip issue' slows Derek Dooley:

What a great article!
Dooley has hip issue, walking gingerly.

Maybe I should go to the KNS front page for other stories like this:

"Building catches fire. It burns down."

Love articles with no real details.

Written on UT long jumper Tyler Montez Anderson charged with beating girlfriend with cast-clad arm :

Bye, bye, loser! Hit the bricks!
Send him on his way.

Written on John Adams: Elite Eight best place to play Baylor :

in response to GBOEngineer:

Because, unlike you, we are not idiots.

Nice. Attack the messenger when you can't attack the message.

- 6'8"
- lack of breast tissue
- face that looks like a boy
- voice deeper, or as deep as most guys
- hint of an Adam's apple

No way -- or at least it's highly questionable and worthy of being addressed -- that Grainer is typical female both genetically and chromosomally.

It's one thing to be a man amongst boys, and have that advantage (I'm looking at you, Greg Oden, LOL)....it's another to be a man amongst girls (Britney Grainer, very possibly).

Listen, call me all the names you want....but there are at least enough signs there that somewhere along the way she should have to prove to someone that she indeed was born fully female. Otherwise, it's an uneven playing field.

Or, everyone can continue to look the other way....like they've done with performance enhancing drugs in so many other sports.

Written on Brittney Griner's dunks worth more than points to Baylor :

Brittney Griner is a guy....why hasn't this been brought up, or at least questioned -- by someone? No chest, face looks like a guy, hint of and Adam's apple, and voice like a guy.

Written on John Adams: Elite Eight best place to play Baylor :

Brittney Griner is a guy....why hasn't this been brought up, or at least questioned?

Written on John Adams: Recruiting reveals state of UT program :

KNS, you are lucky you are the only game in town. Soon, even that won't save you.

I hope the University freezes you out until you decide to get reporters who aren't so hostile to the school.

You don't have to be Homers, but you also don't have to be hostile or an antagonist.

Written on John Adams: Recruiting reveals state of UT program :

Hey look! Another negatively slanted article on UT from the KNS!

Yes, UT has been down in several sports for some time now....but the KNS never fails to go beyond just reporting "what is", instead choosing to try to portray things in as negative light as possible. It's almost as if they both want things to be bad, and want to aid in them being that way.

Written on Mike Strange: What will Jarnell Stokes do next? :

He is a great player, for sure, but like mentioned...there have been several others that were great too.

What I really wish we could see is Stokes playing along side Hobson and Tobias Harris. Man.....that woulda been something.

Written on WR Matt Milton to transfer to Louisville:

Oh....the article says it's because of an illness, to be closer to home.

Free agency, here we come!

Written on UT's end-of-season report card :

Wow.....you guys continue to grade on one very generous curve.

Seriously, if this is how you are going to grade....what's the point? (and it's been consistently lenient all season)

Written on John Adams: Cincinnati still C-USA at heart :

Nice of the Knoxville newspaper to give Cincy bulletin board material. It's almost like someone's trying to undermine the program from the pages of the paper (or internet).

Written on John Adams: One-and-done not a good thing:

in response to carbonzip:

Do Kentucky's one and done players continue classes after the tournament?

I bet most of the one and done's barely go to class at all....why would they? They mostly know they are one and done, and do just as little as they have to in order to play. It's a farce.

Written on John Adams: One-and-done not a good thing:

"Until the NCAA can work out a better arrangement with the NBA...."

I'm sorry....it's not up to the NCAA and the NBA to decide for others what they can and can't do with their life (or shouldn't be). It's collusion and restraint of trade, and should be against the law....but like all things in life, the decisions go in favor of those with money and power (see child related legislation vs elderly related legislation -- and in children's case the lack thereof). Current law and collegiate rulings basically makes these kids endenchered servants to the NCAA and member institutions.

That is the real problem of the one-and-done situation. Plus, as we've been reminded more and more, let's just drop the charade of collegiate athletics as being amateur and/or about anything other than making money for all involved -- schools, athletes, and all the other peripheral players.

The sleaziness and hypocrisy is just about enough to disgust a person and make one want to have nothing to do with any of it. And, for the record, I'm a former collegiate athletic participant.

Written on Gerald Jones speaks his mind to recruit about UT, Auburn:

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