Comments by TommyJack

Written on Mike Strange: Who's on the Mt. Rushmore of Vol running backs?:

in response to oldster:

Gene McEver, Beattie Feathers, Johnny Majors and Chuck Webb. The world did not start turning and UT football did not begin in 1990.


Written on Oak Ridge pitcher Kevin Steen decides to turn pro rather than play for Vols :

in response to longandstraight:

How stupid, someone is feeding this kid a line of BS and he along with his family bought it for $255,000. He will get home with about 1/2 of that and then get to ride a bus all over creation for the next several years. Hope he makes it down a very long road. Betts was a project and it only took him 3 years. A 5th round project vs. a 9th round project. It just doesn't add up. Oh well, you can't fix stupid.

Stupid may be a tad harsh.

Written on BMaze Celebrity Basketball game has it all — including basketball:

Always liked Maze's game. Seems like a decent cat, too.

Written on Mike Strange: Who's on the Mt. Rushmore of Vol running backs?:

Chuck Webb, no brainer. Foster? Give me a break.

Written on With Jon Gruden in town, Butch Jones pitching QBs on Knoxville:

Saw Gruden at a local Coldwell-Banker office.

Written on Vols baseball season ends as UT left out of NCAA tournament:

On the right track, for sure.

Written on David Climer: Vols get quick makeover under Donnie Tyndall:

Sounds like a good start to me.

Written on Mike Strange: Heath Shuler, already a full life at 42:

in response to volnsc:

I loved Heath, and respect his politics. One of the toughest and grittiest performances I ever witnessed in person was the Vol win at Georgia when Heath was a sophomore. A great game and and even greater team performance.

I was at that game. A Dawg friend invited me. He regretted it.

Written on Vols beat Florida, will be in first SEC tournament since 2007:

Seranno: The right man for da job.

Written on John Adams: Reaching postseason a start, but not ultimate goal for UT baseball :

Adams almost makes me sorry we made it. What a putz.

Written on John Adams: Donnie Tyndall's hurry-up recruiting risky business:

Sometimes, reading Adams is risky bidness.

Written on Govols247: Gruden to attend Tennessee camp?:

Still fail to see the fascination in this guy with the silly hair-cut.

Written on David Climer: Did Vols' Antonio Richardson get blindsided?:

No NFL scout needed to deduce this.

Written on UT walks in winning run in 12th to drop Mississippi State series:

in response to Goodgriefcharliebrown:

True Val, blame the umps. Sad.

And you, pal, are consistently boring.

Written on Vols tap 'Pacman' Jones for pep talk:

I will pass. Must be a generational thang.

Written on Vols bounce back with 8-2 victory over Kentucky:

Serrano the right man for da job. Good things coming.

Written on Prep School forward Jabari McGhee becomes first men's basketball player to sign under new UT coach Donnie Tyndall:

in response to hatethevols:

State Fair Community College, I wonder what you get the learn there? I wonder if I can major in roller coasters, the art of making the best hot dogs or even making the best lemonade.

Yeah, let's ridicule this guy before he even signs his name. You dolt.

Written on David Climer: Vols' Tyndall starts in hole for recruiting:

Hard to see how next year's team would have been successful with CCM. Let the rebuilding begin with a coach that believes in recruiting.

Written on John Adams: UT scheduled for improvement this summer:

No Pulitzer for this one, Adams.

Written on UT self-reports 10 minor violations, one involving News Sentinel:

KNS should be suspended for one year.

Written on For UT, signing class dismissed :

in response to Plasticman85:

I don't understand why Tyndall has not at least scheduled a meeting with Cofer,, or even met with him yet. This is disturbing to say the least, especially when Cofer says he would be glad to meet. Get in your car and drive to Georgia! This is a legacy recruit and if Tyndall can't persuade him to come to UT I may be having second thoughts on this hire.

^^ Yeah, let's panic. Good grief. Here's my take. Next year, no matter how bad, will be about the same as what CCM would have done. Let's give the new guy some room, for cryin out loud.

Written on Signing class takes a big hit on new coach Donnie Tyndall's first day:

in response to BrassMonkey:

gonna be a rough coaching term. You don't spend the money, this is what happens. The real problem was Hart did not want to pay a bball coach more than B. Jones. However, after Jones turns in a 4 win season this year everyone will again know the error the UT athletic departments ways.

Maybe the dumbest post in a long line of dumb posts. We should have paid CCM $3mil per year. That would have insured wins, huh? Tyndall hasn't coached a game and already the regular cast of mopes are busting his chops. Tyndall will have a rough first year. But guess what, CCM would have had a rougher 4th year.

Written on Mike Strange: Tyndall's dream job begins with mending :

Give the guy a chance. Goodgawdamighty.

Written on New Vol basketball coach Donnie Tyndall introduced at news conference:

in response to southernbelle79:

Can we please call him Don? He isn't 7 years old, he isn't an Osmond, and he isn't a made mafia wise guy, or let's hope he isn't.

Ever pathetic, Belle.

Written on Did Peyton Manning's meeting with Nick Saban cross the line?:

I like Peyton, but I wish he hadn't gone there.

Written on Nathaniel Maggio hits walk-off single to give Vols win over Vanderbilt:

Dave Serrano. The right man for the job.

Written on During Paul Finebaum visit, Butch Jones quizzed about Lane Kiffin:

I need to read nothing about the F-baum.

Written on David Climer: Tennessee coaching craziness not over:

No, Climer. The real clown was DOOLS.

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

Would be shocked if he came back.

Written on Foul called against Jarnell Stokes puts end to NCAA run, 73-71:

Roundball refs are all for shiznit.

Written on Mike Strange: The money ball is in Martin's court now:

in response to Misplaced_Vol_in_KC:

My 2 cents worth. let's leave the coaching comments alone and just really savor what has just happened and what could happen this weekend. Living in the middle of Big 12 ChickenHawk land, I am having the best time in a long time listening to the local KC media eating crow on Conference comparisons. Let's smell the roses for now and we can complain later. The players deserve it. They are phenomanal kids that are turning into men at the right time.

Far too rational for this crowd.

Written on Notebook: Final 16 is sweet, but not unfamiliar for Vols:

I had CCM's back all along. 😛

Written on Tennessee men's basketball team beats Mercer, punches ticket to NCAA tournament's Sweet 16:

in response to goobervol:

Post Game Comments:

1. JS: Thank God for the opportunity, etc.
2. JR: (Paraphrased) We played for Coach Martin; Some coaches have nothing to do with you when you are not playing basketball, etc.
3. Coach Martin: So emotional to comment more than a few words.

Bottom Line: The Knoxville News NEEDS to publish all of the names that were signed by selfish, ignorant, and classless fans who signed any petition against Martin in favor of Pearl. Anything less is a travesty of justice, a personal slap to God's face, and an insult to the one and only man who never turned his back against God and has taught these young men more about the value of life in their short lives than the rest of us could ever begin to imagine. We do not deserve Coach Martin as a representative of UT. If he stays, that will be HIS GIFT to UT.

So Goob, why do we not deserve?

Written on Mark Wiedmer: SEC better with Bruce Pearl in it:

in response to Theo:

I liked Bruce, certainly didn't think he should be allowed back coaching at the college level and am glad UT did not want him. All of the press about his hiring really stinks for the Vols. CCM and the kids are having to answer questions about BP. I know BP loves it - he is like T. Roosevelt wants to be the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral.

^^^ Rubbish

Written on Tony Jones, Steven Pearl named as assistants on Bruce Pearl's staff at Auburn:

Never understood the stiffy many have for S. Pearl. Seems to me to be a potential excellent coach. Why the angst?

Written on Tony Jones, Steven Pearl named as assistants on Bruce Pearl's staff at Auburn:

in response to WaitUntilNextYear:

I guess Forbes and Shay are still trying to wash off the stink and want no part of the circus barker.
Love he acknowledged junior squirrel had no business playing in the SEC. I loved watching the fans in my section screaming "No!" when the joke came in the game in critical situations while Maymon sat on the bench.
Pearl is a scammer that will use desperate Auburn until he can con another group of lemmings to believe in him.
Ironically, maybe he and kiffboy can do lunch over drinks comparing UA and AU coeds.

^^^^ needsalife

Written on Back on the court: Bruce Pearl to coach Auburn basketball:

in response to firstrowupperdeck:

auburn will be on probation within three years.

don't be an idjit

Written on David Climer: Tennessee Vols need two NCAA Tournament wins to keep Cuonzo Martin's job:

in response to Dgage:

Then your communication should be well lubricated. :) I've seen enough of your comments to know you don't hold back so let us know how you feel about our BasketVols.

murrayvol: always the voice of reason.

Written on UNC Wilmington fires former Tennessee coach Buzz Peterson:

Maybe Buzz ought to study for his RE License.