Comments by snowpeapod#263184

Written on Reserve running back Alden Hill says he's leaving Vols:

in response to OrangePride:

Alden is a super athlete and a good young man. But all of a sudden our backfield is very crowded and his playing time appears to be diminishing. So his decision is totally understandable, and I wish him nothing but the best. And thanks for all he's done to help our VOLS.

I couldn't agree more. I wish all young men who left the program early did it with that much class and dignity.

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

in response to johnlg00:

I haven't really seen that many negative posts on the two main threads. There are always going to be a couple who would complain if you hung 'em with a new rope. There are always going to be others who think they are too cool to be "taken in" by a coach or anybody else. All that really means is that they can't admit the possibility that anybody else could ever be as awesome as they imagine themeselves to be, still less the haunting suspicion that they aren't nearly all that awesome themselves.

On the other hand, I haven't seen all that many gushing over the hire either. I would guess that not many of us know enough about him yet to have a solid basis for either a positive or a negative opinion and are honest enough to know and admit that. I would hope all Vol fans would at least be willing to give him a fair shot before making up their minds.

Your assessment appears to be much clearer than mine and count me as one of those who knows nothing about our new coach. As a matter of fact I had never heard of him until he was announced as our new coach. Also count me as being totally on board with the new coach and hopefully I won't have to jump ship in 3 or 4 years.

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

Can we assume that none of the negative posters will be on board with our new coach? Chances are they were never onboard with any coach in any UT sports programs. Some people naturally have negative outlooks on life in general and it stands out like a sore thumb.

Written on Lady Vols' pitching 'tattooed' in 11-7 loss to Mississippi State:

What really scares me is our pitching for next year. Ellen has been over worked this year out of necessity and that may help explain her late season collapse. In regard to the other three pitchers on the staff, they haven't showed any consistency that would give up hope for next year, and to make matters worse, we don't have a pitcher in next year's class.

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

in response to snowpeapod#263184:

Congratulations posters for not responding to people who only post comments to stir up phooey. If he doesn't get response on one sarcastic post he just posta another. Congratulations again for not responding. Let's keep it that way and maybe he'll disappear.

It's amazing what words this site won't allow. Phooey wasn't my first choice.

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

Congratulations posters for not responding to people who only post comments to stir up phooey. If he doesn't get response on one sarcastic post he just posta another. Congratulations again for not responding. Let's keep it that way and maybe he'll disappear.

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

There's a few good reasons for coming back. First and foremost he'll get something no one can take away from him, a degree and good education. Secondly, for selfish reasons on our part, he'll make a lot of UT fans excited.

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

You have to give Geno credit, he sure has testicles requesting an apology for cheating. If I were a male staffer with the Lady Vols program I wouldn't give him the sweat off mine.

Written on Women's finalists reflect scope of Lady Vols' quest for improvement:

This article is a classic example for the need of a player like A'ja Wilson. Someone with an inside on how to contact her should send her this article.

Written on Tennessee guard Quinton Chievous will transfer outside of SEC:

in response to johnlg00:

Can't say I didn't see that coming. Word in the preseason was that he would have a big role this year, but it would seem that Armani Moore beat him out as the season went on. Too bad it didn't work out for him here, but I surely wish him well going forward. Any major-sport athlete who gets his degree in three years has my total respect. It will be interesting to see what CCM does with the freed-up scholarship.

Once again John, another excellent comment.Or as a verse in a song says,"I second that emotion".

Written on John Adams: No skepticism about Cuonzo Martin's toughness:

John, you can stop wondering why Hart has been silent about the future of Cuonzo Martin until now. If you've been paying attention Hart has said on numerous occasions that he will not discuss coaching matters during the season. Any coach, any sport.

Written on John Adams: Lady Vols one great player short of Final Four:

in response to 1volk-nowi-tall:

Deshields of North Carolina and Davis of Georgia Tech fit that mold of dominating players. They came so close to coming to UT. Keep recruiting Holly and that player will come along soon. Get on the bandwagon UT fans and provide an environment in which a player will see Knoxville as the very best place to play. To win you need to be positive and our positivity rating is slipping with every negative comment posted here. If we could only follow the advice of Conzo's mother.

I agree with your comment but it will be difficult for anyone to jump on a bandwagon that is being driven by a negative, sarcastic sportswriter. I think you know who I mean.

Written on No quick fixes for Lady Vols next year:

in response to Theo:

Also ESPN, discussion string on Aja in dunk contest reports UT fans are savaging Holly so why would Aja go to UT? Got to ignore the very few malcontents and see the 10k plus who show uo every game to support the Lady Vols AND the coaching staff!

Theo, I agree 100% with your second sentence. In regards to the first, you have to consider where ESPN headquarters is located, in Connecticut. And UConn is one of the 4 schools who are in her final choices. Why wouldn't ESPN try to trash Holly and our program. I just hope Lady Vol fans are wise to that fact.

Written on Mike Strange: Vols holding ground in SEC will be tough, no matter the coach:

The trouble with Calipari's formula is it makes a mockery of college athletics. If I held season tickets for a program that recruits players who had zero desire of getting an education and only used it as a means of getting into the NBA, I would drop my season tickets in a heartbeat. With that formula UK will never retire another players jersey. Imagine how we as Vol fans would feel if we never had the pleasure of seeing Allan Houston, Ernie Grunfeld, Dale Ellis, Chris Lofton and even Bernard King who only stayed 3 years. Of course this is only my opinion.

Written on Mike Strange: Keeping Cuonzo Martin is UT's safest play:

in response to goobervol:

Mr. Strange:

How regrettable that a journalist such as yourself would throw a team and its coaches under the bus by sensationalizing and hypothosyzing (spelling) about a topic 24 plus hrs. after a situation occurred that brought grown men to their knees, crying, and basically heartbroken. On this day, who cares about next year? Could you not rather have written a compassionate article describing the trials and tribulations that forced a team and its coaches to retreat to a bubble to escape negative criticism and arm chair Shak Oneals? Where is your own personal integrity and morals? Do you not care about raw human feelings and expressing love and compassion for those in terrible agony and defeat? You have lost all credibility in my eyes. Please pray that the Lord will open your heart to help those who are in need. Anything less is a victory for ???????????

I am curios about this post. If Strange has lost all credibility in your eyes, where does John Adams stand on the totem pole? This 73 year old is just wondering.

Written on Lady Vols' Jannah Tucker faces possibility of more knee surgery:

Let's pray this kid doesn't need more surgery and her knee is sound. With everything she's been through she deserves a little good news for a change.

Written on Mike Strange: Keeping Cuonzo Martin is UT's safest play:

Based on what fans said before the season Tennessee would have to qualify for the NCAA tourney for Martin to keep his job. Mission accomplished!!! Not only did they reach the tourney but they excelled in it. Losing to the #2 seed on a questionable call still won't silence his critics. Luckily for Martin and other head coaches, fans don't have a say so in who comes and who goes.IMO

Written on Tennessee's tournament run comes to an end after rally against Michigan falls just short, 73-71:

If we had defended the 3 the first half like we did the second it may have turned out differently. What happen to the hand chech/hack foul on Stokes before they called the charge? Extremely proud of the guys the way they competed.

Written on Cuonzo Martin previews Sweet 16 matchup with Michigan, says Vols won't contact Purdue about Wolverines:

It seems to me that Cuonzo was raised a lot like another person Tennessee fans know well, Tyler Summitt. Just do it the right way and you never have to look back.

Written on NCAA tournament success isn't smoothing chip on Tennessee men's basketball team's shoulder:

This team doesn't need to approach their next game with a chip on their shoulder. They simply need to look at it as though Michigan has something they want and go after it. I'm also positive they don't really consider what we as fans think since they already have enough on their plate. Just focus on the task at hand. GO VOLS

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

Let me say without taking up a lot of space that John's last post was the best analysis of our team that I have read on this site. It's nice to read a comment from someone who actually will make an honest assessment without the need to find a negative thing to say.

Written on After slow starts, locker room becoming study hall for Lady Vols:

Here's a novel idea, let's have the half time class moved up to before the game and have a refresher course at the half time break. We're going to have to play for 40 minutes from here on out to have a chance against the type of competition that is still in the tournament.

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

In response to STLVOLS and jmaples, congratulations to both Mike and Jack. You definitely sound like two TRUE Vol fans. As for myself, I grew up in Oak Ridge and joined the Army 40 days after graduationg from ORHS. Uncle Sam sent me to Ohio where I have lived ever since, although we did buy a condo in West Knoxville in 2006 and have spent 6 months in each place since then. I have season tickets in both men and women's basketball and see about half the home football games. My wife also has tickets for women's basketball only. I will make a mental note of both your screen names and know when I read your comments they will be coming from true Tennessee fans. Larry Gragg GOVOLS

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

in response to johnssr#221837:

I wonder how these comments would change if the board required people to post under their real name.

Here's one who would have no problem posting under my real name if it were required. I am not ashamed of my name, my heritage, or my comments. Another interesting requirement would be to list the number of sports they hold season tickets for. That would give us a better idea of who the true Tennessee fans were and who were the imposters.

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

in response to terry#1416762:

Let him go, and take Hart with him. But, for a fluke, generational upset by Mercer, and we are eliminated by Duke.

We were lucky to get in the pick 4 process, we will be even luckier to be w/n 10 of michigan.

When Stokes and Maymon (pearl recruit) are gone we are going to get savaged in the SEC. We will lose McRae, Maymon, and Stokes from this team, and rumor has it one highly recruited player from last year.

I hope we win, but the realist tells me Sunday was the Apex of the MarNIT years. Rough sledding ahead, for a team that has looked lost all year long despite a lot of talent.

Cuonzo will get the call, don't match and let him accept the call, his stock will be at an all time high, let him do what is best for him in the long run.

Terry, I'm not going to criticize your opinion because everybody is entitled to their's. But I do question your use of the word "we". I don't think a true Tennessee fan could find much fault with our past 3 games. Heaven only knows we've had little to cheer about the past few years so let's enjoy this as long as it lasts. It seems obvious you are not a fan of Counzo Martin but it might be a good time to think about getting on board and pulling for our team and not against them.

Written on Obama predicts UConn in his women's NCAA bracket :

in response to 81volguy:

Make it 2-2. I'm sure you were equally outraged when the "W" was on vacation when 3,000 people were killed during 9/11. Grow up and be consistent.

Here's a shocking response for you but yes I was outraged. Along with that fiasco I was also outraged with his starting the bailouts of big business and excessive spending that took place during his administration. I have been taught over my 73 years that right is right and wrong is wrong. Fortunately I am intelligent to know the difference.It's still 2-2.

Written on John Adams: Holly Warlick thinks more of team success than following Pat Summitt:

John, I must congratulate you!!! This is by far the best article you have ever written. I was tempted to not even read it assuming there would be a hint of negativity or sarcasm but I came up totally empty. Once again, congratulations on a great article.

Written on Obama predicts UConn in his women's NCAA bracket :

in response to MichaelL:

Yeah, but your comment is totally political. And on a sports story. Sheesh.

Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't this article about sports on a sports related website? Based on the main character in the article it couldn't help but have a certain political overtone. So lets keep it strictly about sports. I believe odds is a term usually related to sports so what are the odds that most people agree with me? Right now it appears to be two for and one against.

Written on Obama predicts UConn in his women's NCAA bracket :

Who cares what he predicts? In this case it might be the ONLY correct decision he's made in the past 5+ years. And the shame of it all is this is not a political decision.

Written on Mike Strange: Vols know Mercer is no free pass:

Anyone with an ounce of basketball knowledge who watched the Duke/Mercer game knows what we have waiting for us. We thought Florida had a swarming defense, well we ain't seen nothing yet. Let's battan down the hatches and be ready for a 40 minute war.

Written on Iowa coach Fran McCaffery thanks Cuonzo Martin, Volunteers for actions after loss:

I also agree with everyting fannotsheep said with one exception. Did he include Ray Mears in the mix when saying Bruce was the best coach we've ever had? Coach Mears brought Tennessee out of the shadows and promoted the program like no others have since. At best it would be a toss up between those two and ONLY those two. IMO

Written on Destination Dayton: Fans want a win:

Duh Mike, "Fans want a win". You are not an understudy for John Adams are you? What true Vol fans doesn't want a win?

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

I love all the negative posts about Bruce. I wonder how many of their comments were that negative when Bruce was turning our program around and getting it to a place that it had never been before. Give him credit at his introduction to the Auburn media for being totally honest by saying "Steven had absolutely no business playing in the SEC."

Written on Mike Strange: Aftershock of Auburn's Bruce Pearl 'Boom!' reaches the Vols in Dayton :

All the Vols need now is another distraction. Let's see how mature they are tomorrow night.

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

All of you who post on this site on a regular basis know exactly what a troll is and what their objective is. If you simply do not respond to them they will go away and cut the comments on this site in half. I know when you read an idiotic comment it is hard not to respond but just bite your tongue and ignore them.

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

in response to STLVOLS:

Another excellent comment

Thanks but I don't think Theo agrees with us. You ever notice that he rarely posts an original comment but mostly responds to other people's comments. And the large majority of them are negative. I doubt he is a true Tennessee fan, but I could be wrong.

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

I love the University of Tennessee, always have and always will. I hope Bruce wins every game he plays except against us. For as much as he has done for UT basketball I don't see how anyone could speak bad about him.

Written on Offensive trouble, tough whistles weigh on Tennessee men's basketball team after SEC semifinal loss to No. 1 Florida:

I don't know who cries to the officials more, Billy Donovan or John Calapari. Today's match up should be damn interesting, huh?

Written on 'Confidence' didn't drop in Josh Smith last season even if some passes did:

The kid has a great attitude. That will carry him a long way in becoming the kind player he wants to be. As Larry the cable guy says, git her done!!!

Written on Lady Vols SEC tournament championship a tribute to sticking together:

It's amazing to me that Coach Mitchell would single out any player, much less by her number as though his players had no hand in all this. Did anyone see any Lady Vol players shove one of their players to the floor? Did any of our players commit any foul as agressively as the one O'Neill comitted againt Simmons? If trash talking can be allowed by our politicians I see no harm if it happens in athletic competition. I USED to have respect for coach Mitchell but his words caused much more negative effect than players back and forth.

Written on SEC Champs: Lady Vols top Kentucky, 71-70:

in response to clearknox:

Congrats to the Lady Vols- and the Mens' baseball team for good measure, too!

I hope the fact that the Lady Vols softball team won a double header on the same day isn't lost upon you. As far as others comments regarding the commentators, their comments are based on two facts, who they WANT to win or riding the bandwagon of who they think will win. Carolyn Peck has shown that to be the case on several cases, but then what would you expect from a Vanderbilt graduate.

Written on Rainey Gaffin throws no-hitter in Game 2 of softball home-opening sweep:

in response to sportsfan99:

The official box score has her listed as pitching.

It does now but didn't before I brought it to their attention via email but thanks for your response anyway.

Written on Rainey Gaffin throws no-hitter in Game 2 of softball home-opening sweep:

The box score for this game leaves great doubt about the accuracy of the people who keep stats. The box score does not even list Montana Wear as being in the game. She came on to pitch the bottom of the 6th and gave up a double on her first pitch, a runner reached on an error and another batter doubled to end the game. Someone explain that to me!!!

Written on Vandy's Stallings stands up for Tennessee's Martin:

Coaches are like lawyers and doctors, they rarely speak evil against one another. If you don't believe me just take a look at our Congress which is filled with lawyers and a few doctors and tell me how they're working out for us. CASE CLOSED!!!!

Written on A week from spring ball, Butch Jones anticipates quicker, stronger Vols:

Better focus on and off the field? Where does that come from??? Butch has had one incident in over a year, how much more focus could he have? Notre Dame has probably had more than that and we all know how close to perfect they are, don't we. LOL

Written on Lady Vols ride power surge to 8-4 victory over Cal State Fullerton:

I absolutely love the way the freshmen are performing. If only we had a Madison Shipman type in next years class. It appears we did a great job, if that's possible, of filling Raven and Lauren's spots this year. Let's see them come home 19-0 and the March 5th doubleheader should be a sell out.

Written on Southern Cal apologizes for Jalen Hurd comments on signing day:

That sounds about right, blame it on Tee Martin so Tennessee fans will have less reason to hate USC. I don't but it for one second.

Written on Tennessee missed Ariel Massengale against Kentucky:

In regards to the first two posts, I would agree with both of them if they were comparing Ariel's play for her first two years. This year is completely different than the first two. Anyone who has attended all home games for this year and the past two would have noticed a remarkable improvement on this years play. "Check the stats" for this year and compare them to her first two and anyone can see the improvement, if their fair minded

Written on Azzanni excited about UT Vols receivers this year:

I don't blame him for being excited. With who we currently have plus the ones coming in it appears this will be the strength of the team. As mentioned by murray we just need to get the ball to them on a consistent basis.

Written on John Adams: No time for Butch Jones to cop out on discipline:

Some comments refer to people like myself as Adams haters, inbred, and ignorant. I can assure them nothing can be farther from the truth. I don't hate Adams and I don't attack him personally, just professionaly. I happen to think that he is a terrible sports writer. He rarely has an interesting fact based article and that is the reason I stopped reading his articles. I found out long ago that his articles contained information that an average intelligent high school freshman could come up with the same conclusion. Call us what you want but we do have the right to express our opinion and that's mine.

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