Comments by RockyTop1

Written on 'Great' tops list of words used during Donnie Tyndall press conference :

Needs some editing..."I can't wait to beat her." referring to Pat....should be "meet her"?? Hopefully his time here at UT surpasses the editing on this story. Thanks for getting it out ASAP but please don't feed the Alabama fans with fodder - I live in Alabama and don't need things like this mentioned to me. I wish him the best - GO VOLS!!

Written on Deadline for Jarnell Stokes' NBA decision fast approaching:

He needs to come back to continue to develop his game. However,
if he goes I will wish him well, but we need him back. GO VOLS!!

Written on Informal talks between Lady Vols and UConn about resuming series:

As pointed out in the article, they need Tennessee more than we need them. Yes, they are on top but in a VERY weak conference that is not going to help them going forward.

There WILL be a payday someday and it will be a HARD payback - take that to the bank!! GO LADY VOLS!!

Written on Marquette asked Hall of Famer Gene Keady for reference on Vols coach Cuonzo Martin:

Coach Zo is only one of four basketball coaches at Tennessee to EVER make the NCAA tournament!! He IS a keeper that should be given more time, face it BRUCE is gone get over it and support OUR Coach!!

As someone said "put up or shutup"!! GO VOLS!!

Written on John Adams: Lady Vols fold under tournament pressure:

The most disappointing factor this season - we WERE rewarded with the bracket we got and could not finish!

I was so happy when they seemed to turn the corner in the SEC tournament, only to see all the bad reappear on the National Stage again!

We played awful in Knoxville in the first two games and it fell apart on Sunday. That IS due to COACHING, period!

I am all VOL but I am concerned for the program that Pat built! We need elite players to pull us up to the competition, GO Lady VOLS!!

Written on Jarnell Stokes 'to pray about' future plans:

They played with heart but waited too late!! I hate the call at the end of the game but they have called that (shoulder into the defender) all year! Loud and proud of OUR VOLS!!

Written on Tennessee pulls away from Iowa in OT, 78-65:

Great overall game for these cardiac kids!!! GO VOLS!!

Written on Mike Strange: NIT wasn't fun; this week should be :

in response to magicbyswh#221420:

Tennessee is a tweener team between the NCAA and the NIT. Win and you are in the NCAA lose and you get nothing, No NIT and no NCAA field of 64. Hey this is a new tourney for them the tweener tourney.
They are not many teams in it but at least they have a change to get in the NCAA field of 64. The last 2 years it was NIT and of course we all know how those game turned out. I hope they win the tweener game of else there will be more talk of Martin getting fired and Bruce coming back.

Get over it, they ARE in the tournament, just ask SMU!!! GO VOLS!!

Written on Contracts show Nike significantly outbid adidas on new apparel deal:

The kids will LOVE this and it will not hurt basketball recruiting either!! GO SWOOSH (aka "New Money") VOLS!!!

Written on Tennessee baseball does some exploring against La Salle before facing Arizona St.:

BTW, they broke their own record (SNAP)...11 in a row (the new record)!! Keep it going and GO Diamond VOLS!!

Written on Matchup: Tennessee at Auburn:

MUST WIN for VOLS and Coach!! Get it done then on to Missouri at home.... GO VOLS!!

Written on Vols to honor memory of Eric Nelson, whose son is Quinnipiac sophomore:

Glad they honored this local man and his son with the series. What a genuine goodwill gesture from the Coach and University! GO Diamond VOLS!!

Written on John Adams: Kentucky guards trump UT's posts in the clutch:

in response to jrichas#214845:

EVERY player on this team was a high school all-american. When is the UT admin gonna wake up and understand that Holly Warlick can't cut it as a head coach? This team has ZERO physicality- plays "dainty." Holly offers the same old explanations after each loss. Simmons was better as a freshman than she is now. With the exception of Harrison our players haven't improved since they arrived. We all hate the evil genius Geno but watch his teams play with great passion and physicality. They are well-coached. It's time to move on. Dump Holly & Cuonzo.

Plus one to your comments, cut bait and get life back into the program. Our next Women's Coach should be our Lady Vol that is currently at LSU....

Written on Sloppy closing seconds lead to Kentucky win over Lady Vols :

Coaching, coaching, coaching...that IS the issue. Players are motivated by a Coach that shows she knows how to respond to their poor play. They WANT to believe they can win but look at this year!

First recorded loss at TBA against LSU and Kentucky this year and South Carolina look unbeatable. If something does not change QUICK we will not even make the sweet 16!!

Simmons has been mentally abused her entire career at UT. I think she would be a Player-of-the-year candidate in ANY OTHER top program in the country. She is THE DRIVING FORCE that should have been able to shine in her senior year.

But no, she can be the leading scorer in one half and not see action till 5 minutes to go and THEN THE COACHES EXPECT her to come off the bench COLD and hit game winners!! What a horrible strategy from the Coaching Staff. If you have a Throughbred let her run that's what she was made TO DO!! This is a sad, sad commentary for the FORMER best Women's Basketball program in the country (that PAT built). We can't even play with the top three in the SEC!

Did I say coaching??? Holly does not have waht is needed or EXPECTED at Tennessee - she is emulating our men's team in too many areas for her own good! Gino is not slowing down and I HATE that...I want OUR Lady Vols back with the right Coach!! She might just be found down in LSU at this moment! Go Lady Vols prove me wrong or let the offer be extended and get back on track with the only Tennessee program of revelance these days!! Too old for a complete rebuild, we need to FIX this NOW!!

Written on How will the Vols fare in the final six games?:

Win the ones we should have and the coach is safe, but he has not got the players to play even up to their potential. Many play above their ability and make a difference in a teams destiny. He has had 3 years and this WAS his year to prove he can coach.

Unfortunately he has not delivered. Cut bait and move on to the next experiment. Frustrated VFL, this gets old after a while!!

Written on Wisconsin principal dies at UT-Florida game:

May God be with the family and Maymon at this time. Some things are more important that just basketball and this is a great reminder of that. Our prayers are going up for all connected with this man which obviously influenced so many.

Peace, grace and mercy is needed at this time. This may add extra motivation for Maymon to finish strong!! What does not destroy us only makes us stonger!! GO VOLS!!!

Written on Junior guard Camron Justice decommits from Tennessee:

Jumping ship??? Not good!!

Written on Notre Dame the big act of Big Monday showdown with Lady Vols:

Holly has put her mark on this team and it is not a good one! The lack of "Coaching" against LSU was SO apparent! The way Simmons has not been used because of her play is confusing! She can be LEADING the team at half and then be regulated to the bench because of one or two missed shots?? That SHOULD be Massengale!! She can lose the dribble, shoot bricks and play full bore erratic and Holly very seldom will sit her on the bench!

ANY OTHER TEAM would have been built around Simmons. Last year she was the Co-MVP!!! As a Senior she has been under utilized and we have missed seeing the full potential of one of UT's best ever rise to the top because of Holly Warlick's lack of coaching - there I said it!

I love the Lady Vols but they do not have the leadership to be a Championship team with Holly at the top. I hope for a win today but I am not that hopeful. Statues, banners, uniforms and locker rooms do NOT win games. TEAMS DO UNDER GREAT COACHING!! GO LADY VOLS!!

Written on John Adams: Big game is big problem for Lady Vols:

Holly has put her mark on this team and it is not a good one! The lack of "Coaching" against LSU was SO apparent! The way Simmons has not been used because of her play is confusing! She can be LEADING the team at half and then be regulated to the bench because of one or two missed shots?? That SHOULD be Massengale!! She can lose the dribble, shoot bricks and play full bore erratic and Holly very seldom will sit her on the bench!

ANY OTHER TEAM would have been built around Simmons. Last year she was the Co-MVP!!! As a Senior she has been under utilized and we have missed seeing the full potential of one of UT's best ever rise to the top because of Holly Warlick's lack of coaching - there I said it!

I love the Lady Vols but they do not have the leadership to be a Championship team with Holly at the top. I hope for a win today but I am not that hopeful. Statues, banners, uniforms and locker rooms do NOT win games. TEAMS DO UNDER GREAT COACHING!! GO LADY VOLS!!

Written on John Adams: Bruce Pearl still could be UT's best option:

My dog I named Pearl would not mind seeing him back at UT!! I like CM but we MUST see a lot of improvement. Beat AU then get the Cats. GO VOLS!!!

Written on Home wasn't where the heart was for UT against Texas A&M:

How do you lose a 14 point lead at home?? LACK OF FOCUS!!

Written on Tennessee honors the past but the not the present in falling to LSU, 80-77:

Yes, we were very lazy on passes and defense most of the game but, they fought back, it was just too late!

Hit FREE throws and we win! The ref's did not help and was probably one of the worst calls against Simmons I have ever seen. At least 3 of the CALLED fouls on her were not even close!

Great acting job by the one LSU player that may need goggles today! Yea, right, that one was a joke! Just like these ref's that should not be allowed to do another Tennessee game ever!

Lastly, "ref" KEEP you hands off OUR Coach! You should be reprimanded for your actions!!

Let's move on and from now on start fast and show NO MERCY!! Go LadyVols!!! We have your back!!

Written on Ally Shipman, eighth-grade sister of All-American shortstop, commits to Lady Vols:

TRADITION....gotta love it!! GO Lady VOLS!!!

Written on John Adams: Vols can finish sixth in East with victory:

Keep the faith!! GO VOLS!!

Written on Lady Vols beat SMU to win tournament; Meighan Simmons named MVP:

GO Lady VOLS!!! We are proud of you!!

Written on Lineup changes after halftime pay off for Lady Vols against Oakland :

Hope Holly really works them after this first half demise....Get them ready and take care of games EARLY!!!

Written on Johnathon Johnson's coincidental discovery pays off for Vols:

Diamond in the rough?? GO VOLS BEAT THE DORES!!!

Written on Tennessee men's basketball looks forward to challenge of starting at Xavier:

in response to BrassMonkey:

I predict 11/12 will be the first brick in Martin's brick by brick campaign of his final season as UT's head coach. This guy is outclassed and tells his guys they are a tournament team every January when they are barely .500 . Martin's last season in Knoxville, book it.

What planet are you on?? Maymon was missing last year and we have a great incoming class...I think we are looking at a very "Special Season." GO VOLS!!

Written on Pat Summitt admitted to hospital for "routine medical testing":

I wish her well - the CLASS of the Tenessee staff...GO PAT!! We miss you!!

Written on GVX Audio: John Adams on Vols, Josh Dobbs:

I vote one up! GO VOLS!!!

Written on Jannah Tucker to enroll at Tennessee in January:

I will love to see her in Orange!!

Written on Vols' report card finds positives despite narrow win:

Since we won, help me out, a passing grade is still a D??? The C seems a little high!! Maybe a C- since it WAS a win, remember it took an inception in the end zone to secure the win!!!

Written on 'Knox-Vegas' original: Foundation for Todd Helton's career laid in hometown:

Last May I was fortunate enough to get a baseball given away at my 40th class reunion that was signed by Todd Helton. It is one of my favorite items in my display case. It may be valuable someday, especially if he makes the Hall of Fame!! That said, it WILL remain in my display case at home!!

He is a GREAT VFL and I have always thought he carried himself very well. GO VOLS!!

Written on Poll: Will one of UT's true freshman quarterbacks start a game this season?:

Dobbs is probably our FUTURE, I feel they are saving him in order to maximize his time at UT. Considering his choice of study that is probably best for him and UT!! GO VOLS!!

Written on UPDATED: Arian Foster says he 'was getting money on the side' while at UT:

And he says all this on this side of the Millions he is earning now in the NFL??

I don't see him sponsoring players today, oh, that would be illegal and cost him something!

Yes, I paid for over-priced ticket prices to see him and all the other VOLS play but I hoped we were doing it the right way!

I feel sorry for my grandkids that will never have a team to enjoy and pull for like I did growing up. I AM a VFL, but when will the insanity STOP!! GO VOLS Beat the Swamp Lizards!!

Written on John Adams: As Oregon looms, UT's worst road trips revisited:

Typical for John...I wasted my time....GO VOLS!!

Written on Tyler Bray, Mo Couch allegedly paid by agent liaison; UT says it's 'examining facts':

in response to formervol1950s:

Rocky Top...thanks for the first smile I have been able to generate since all this mess started .

My pleasure....gotta look on the bright side, because it is ALWAYS darkest before the dawn...

Written on Tyler Bray, Mo Couch allegedly paid by agent liaison; UT says it's 'examining facts':

in response to Butterbeans:

Maybe breach of contract by Dooley? Can we stop paying him now?

I agree, but you better watch out for any Barbara sightings.....think about your safety.... :)

Written on Poll: How will Tennessee fare against Oregon? :

Gentlemen, that is why we suit up and play the game.... Remember when Miami had the longest home winning streak in the nation and the VOLS took that game!!

Gotta believe that we have some that now BLEED ORANGE!!! Let's back them and you NEVER know what may happen in a game!

Written on Justin Worley says circumstances of game prevented him from getting into rhythm :

Not Peyton but who is?? I think one of the freshmen will have the redshirt removed by the South Carolina game...

Written on John Adams: Butch Jones hasn't had enough time to change UT's losing ways:

Looking for one UPSET this season which SHOULD get us to a bowl..someone said the BUTCHer is in the House..GO VOLS!!!

Written on 5 big things about UT football before first practice:

in response to naffy:

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Put you money where you mouth is....I'll take the tickets and the money and run!! Just let me know when and where!! GBO!!

Written on 5 big things about UT football before first practice:

in response to VandyGrad:

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Kentucky is better???? As I remember it has been 25 years since their last victory. I wonder how YOU define close??? You are smarter than that going to Vandy ....right?? Go back and study the FACTS some more and give us your insight! It's almost "Football Time in Tennessee" GBO!!

Written on Ex-Vol Gatlin returning from 4-year ban :

in response to PopsinCapetownSA:

I would like to know about the "attempt to play football" POP$

I agree, we did not get this info from KNS!! However, I'm not really surprised, Adams did not seem it was "news worthy" ahead of the 96-episode "lame-brain kiffin" story.

Written on Ex-Vol Gatlin returning from 4-year ban :

in response to rcr12:

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Your name says it all. BTW, hiding behind a monitor and not showing your face is really being a man also!

I wish him the best in his life and to be a good role-model to his son! Once a VOL, ALWAYS a VOL!!

Written on Former Vol Dan Williams agrees to contract with Arizona:

I at the game last year and held my quarter high to the Kentucky fans after the game!! Vols in the stands picked up on the "symbol" I was holding up and started shouting 25, 25 25.... A cold, tough, hard-fought victory for our VOLS!!

It's almost that time as John Ward would say, "It's Football time in Tennessee!!!!!

Written on DL Saulsberry from Gainesville, Fla., picks Vols:

As I recall Utah had a bunch of 4 and 5 star recruits and made BAAAAAAAAAmer look sorry year before last!! Let's not say it CAN'T be done with Dooley's boys!!

Back the coach, players and University!!! GBO!! IGTBATV!!

Written on DL Saulsberry from Gainesville, Fla., picks Vols:

in response to TLepage:

the teams that contend for the NC every year and that are rated in the top 10 every year recruit a plethora of 4 and 5 star players.... (i.e. texas, florida, alabama, usc, ohio state, etc...).... Like it or not, there is a lot of truth to that system.... "character" means nothing if you don't win... ask vanderbilt and duke....

We got a taste of win at all cost with that diaper dandy last year! I'll take character and heart any day in a fight!! That's why we are VOLUNTEERS - Orange up or move on! GBO!!

Written on Colts ready to make Peyton Manning highest-paid player:

in response to TaintBuster69:

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I second that "emotion" and "eval!!"

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