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Written on UT's Don Mahoney wants to send his line out on winning note:

Lock your man up and drive!

Written on Vanderbilt plans to go from 'good to great':

Well they are certainly on the right track from good to great according to the police blotter metric...

I'll be interested to see if Peabody's good to great "fan base" will represent in Neyland. In the past 25 years it has been no more than player's parents and band.

Written on At SEC Media Days, Butch Jones and his linemen offer changes from a year ago:

There's one play I wish Tiny HAD held Clowney.......

Written on At 'Meet Your Seats' event, UT tries to woo fans back to Neyland:

There is no place I would rather be on a fall Saturday than the high church of college football Neyland Stadium.

Written on Before arrest, Aaron Hernandez had brushes with violence at Florida:

Well I feel safer with him in lockup.....Sounds like a serial killer, possibly 3 murders and at least 2 attempted murders and every detective in 4 states with a random shooting case is salivating. Wonder how many criminology courses he took at FU. Perhaps that is where he got the idea to rent a car to drive the dude a mile from his house to execute (and smash his phone and disable his housecurity after the fact, which achieved nothing by the way). Is he smart enough to keep the gun? Good work FU, Urban and Tim.

Written on Mike Strange: Vols' dilemma: ticket sales down, SEC travel costs up:

in response to tn10:

UT Scheduled fall break the same weekend as the South Carolina game this year instead of the open date, insuring plenty of student tickets would be available to sell to SC fans. This will increase the coffers but also give KNS writers something to take shots at when a large number of people wearing red descend on
Neyland stadium.

USC never sells their entire ticket allotment anyway, they won't be buying student tickets. Makes no sense that Mizzou would really add costs, we didn't add a SEC game, I can't imagine it costing more than going to Arky.

Written on Quarterback Riley Ferguson's plan to be on campus thwarted:

Evan, Vickers is from HAVELOCK, NC. It is the home of Cherry Point Marine Corp Air Station.

Written on Ex-Auburn player indicted in point-shaving scheme:

in response to murrayvol:

For the record it was Burlsworth (Brandon). He died in a car accident a few months after the 98 season ended.

and they are filming a movie about him on UofA campus right now. http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/2013...

Written on Tennessee's offense stands out in 9-7 baseball victory :

See you boys Friday night and Sunday in Carytowne.

Written on Tennessee assistants to get 8.33 percent bonus for making bowl game :

I've never wanted so much for someone I personally do not know to get their fullest possible bonus.

Written on Geoff Calkins: Killing Tennessee series wrong move for Memphis:

in response to mike#208050:

Go ahead and brag about all those trips to the Final Four Bruce took you to.

A school that was caught cheating as bad as Pearl did, has no room to point fingers.

yeah you got me ... Pearl's giving a hotdog to Aaron Craft and telling the NCAA he didn't is much worse than Worldwide Wes paying some kid to take the SAT's for Rose and getting the entire seasons worth of games vacated in the NCAA records books.

Written on Geoff Calkins: Killing Tennessee series wrong move for Memphis:

in response to mike#208050:

You asked the question.

1) Playing with the #3 recruiting class in the Nation this year!
2) D.Rose & T.Evans, #1 NBA draft picks!
3) Sellout crowds in the FedEx forum.
4) NBA scouts at every home game
5) SEC ha, Big East next year
6) NCAA tournament banners hanging all over the ceiling, and not for the women's team.
7) Playing for a school that has made it to the Final Four three times!
8) Not having to wear orange!

Shall we continue this silly exercise off the top your head?

Just having fun with you!

#7 - Officially that is 1.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NCAA_Men...

you can't brag about cheating.

Written on Geoff Calkins: Killing Tennessee series wrong move for Memphis:

Josh has a pretty high opinion of his team and tradition that is not based in fact (neither Strength of Schedule or frequency of large market TV exposure). Leadership decisions based in fear rarely succeed. I suspect that boosters will soon tire of his lack of spine and juvenile reasoning. Until then they'll be known as the Memphis State Cottontails and their mascot little Josh the quivering bunny.

Written on Friday's Memphis-Tennessee game could be the last for a long time:

watch you don't trip over that tail between your legs.

Written on Ex-Georgia aides have key UT task:

hold your space on the blocks, break on the ball and wrap up.

Written on Butch Jones introduced as new head coach:

I like the attitude Coach! Millions of dollars in gleaming new facilities, over a hundred years of tradition and the best (and hungriest) fan base in the country. We are starving after 5 years in the wilderness but we got your back. Go get some bigtime recruits and let's play some football!
ps. Win your Home games, Protect this house. The General's statue has been rusting in shame.

Written on Do you believe Butch Jones is the right choice to be UT's coach?:

Dear Coach Jones, you now have 100,000+ seat stadium, brand new multimillion dollar facilities and the entire Big Orange nation and tradition behind you. These are the keys to the Lamborghini. Now kiss the wife and kids and go convince some 17 and 18yr olds to drive us to championships. ps... Win your damn home games.
GBO, Section XX3

Written on Coaching Carousel: After wild day of Jon Gruden rumors, Tennessee's pursuit uncertain :

Integrity? We are gonna beat Bama, Florida and you are going in the first round to the NFL. That is ALL you have to convince them of. These are 17 and 18 yr olds whacked out on ADHD drugs, video games, twitter and sexting. Integrity is not in their dictionary. All Saban tells recruits is " you will win the SEC and play for the NC at least 2 of the years you play and I promise you'll never see the inside of a cop car regardless what you do". #epicwin

Written on Zach Rogers: Tyler Bray's 'more confident in what he's got' :

Neyland Stadium is my church.

Written on Phillip Fulmer likes direction Derek Dooley has Vols headed :

in response to VolzsFan:

Let the idiots keep running up the betting line and bet the house on Florida.

Go for it. I am sure Vegas will even take your fire ant infested trailer as collateral.

Written on Only 5 healthy true freshmen have yet to see field :

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

Muskrat said: "We'll have our hands full"..That's exactly what their strategy will be..A hand full of jersey hoping the zebras ignore at least half of them, but 15yds beats the heck out of 6 points..GBO!!

Yes like last year the only way they'll be able to stop 11 and 84 will be to risk a penalty. Also look for helmets being pulled off and "injuries" to rotating D linemen to slow down our no huddle.

Written on Tennessee's payouts for non-conference games total $2.125 million in 2012:

in response to Rookie2:

But there's revenue from the additional home game that wouldn't have been there. I'm not crazy about that decision either, but there's much more to it than the casual fan can weigh. The PR wasn't great but UT isn't losing money on that deal.

Agreed, it was an additional home game (8) for one season. 100k in seats, $50-$60 a ticket = $5mil to $6mil per game not counting the concession sales and Bookstore. Yet it still brings down the revenue %'s which factors into the AD's office raising ticket prices ($70 for FU, UA, UM!!!). Still don't understand why we are paying home and home teams. If this is a reciprocal payment it shouldn't be listed here.

Written on Tennessee's payouts for non-conference games total $2.125 million in 2012:

Why did we pay UCLA and Oregon when we have a home and away deal? Do they pay us the same for LA and Autzen trips? And wasn't Wyoming a home and away where they sold their home to Titan's stadium (possibly a 2 for 1)?
So if I do the math correctly the full cost of the embarrassment and bad PR of buying out UNC is $2,150,000.

Written on Tennessee receiver Jason Croom likely to make debut Saturday :

Hope all the healthy backup WRs get at least a half of work in this week.

Nash got the start last week at HSC.
Passing CP-AT YDS TD INT
Nash Nance 16-39 169 1 2

Written on Tennessee vs. N.C. State: 5 Big Things :

Guts? Show you got your eyes open. He grabbed his arm and the ref was right there looking at him. Absurd.

Written on Florida draws motivation from 'embarrassing' year:

You trolls need pacifiers just like your crybaby coach. come on up to Neyland in two weeks we'll put you down for your nap.

Written on Champ Bailey never stopped recruiting Peyton Manning :

They'll play at Cincy, Atlanta and Charlotte this year. Not a bad drive to go see them for most of Middle and East Tennessee. I'll be in Charlotte the day after the UT-Mizzou game.

Written on Tennessee thinking big on its defensive line :

I'd like to know who the front 7 for Goal line D are. Certainly these 4 are well over 1200lbs (Couch, Hood, McCullers, Sentimore). I guess some combo of past D line performers Walls, Bohannan, Fowlkes, Smith, Miller. If you put Walls, the frosh Phillips and soph Carson the goal line could be pushing a metric ton.

D-Line depth goes a long way to stopping 4Qtr offenses. sure have missed it for the past 3-4 years but I love it.

Written on John Adams: Schedule should be big plus for Vols :

Arky would have been 35-7 or 35-14 if coach had left Worley in. And a one score game if 21had caught 3 3rd down drops. I fully expected them to push for another score at the end to avenge the 2000 game. As for the scheduling UGA would have had a 5 loss regular season with our schedule. But no excuses, you play in the SEC to play the best and win. It just sucks that they get 2 short putts in a row.

Written on Three arrested Razorbacks won't be on team this year:

in this day and age of debit and credit cards $4800 cash is serious money for a bunch of teens. 25 years ago i doubt my entire floor in hess hall had $4800 cash an entire quarter.

Written on Derek Dooley to SEC: 'You're not going to have Tennessee to kick around anymore' :

5th? 5th in the East? Mr Lathers, Tiny, AJ, Dallas this is your wake up call. The media knows we have talent they just don't think you're tough enough.
Get pissed son and do something about it.

Written on John Adams: A Florida offense that UT fans can appreciate:

Got to call china and order a ton of muschamp pacifiers, they'll sell like hot cakes.

Written on UT commitment Camion Patrick makes Cam Newton do push-ups:

NICE! I look forward to successful careers from both. XX3 row 7 in the greatest stadium in college football and 109 row 7 in BofA. It begins in one month; 17 home games and 1 Atlanta road trip. 3 doubles (Triangle to Knoxville on Sat., Knoxville to Charlotte to Triangle on Sunday) and one reverse double (Triangle to Charlotte on Thu., Charlotte to Knoxville to Triangle on Sat.). It may be hard but there is no place I would rather be on a Saturday in the fall than Neyland stadium and third row of a NFL game is a delight. If only I could parlay it into a paying job.

Written on Do you plan on attending the Vols-N.C. State game in Atlanta?:

I'm with ya Volsgurlincharlotte. I'll be driving down from the triangle for some Tennessee football on Friday night (sect 110) and Braves beating the Phillies on Saturday (behind the Braves dugout). I do have 2 extra tix behind the Phillies dugout.

Written on Former Tennessee tailback David Oku signs with Arkansas St. :

in response to Salma_Hayek_is_my_Wife:

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right, if "coaching circles around" means crying a hissy fit every time a flag was thrown on his defensive game plan of mug the receiver every drop back.

come on up Sept 15, the stadium will be full of pacifiers.

Written on SEC cuts home-and-homers in basketball:

So when we beat Kensucky this year we can claim a season sweep! And Coach Martin, Re: Mizzou- If you can't get to the Elite 8 you are not one of the top 5 teams regardless what the pre and regular season polls or Dance seeding says.

Written on John Adams: Mock it down, UT an offensive attraction:

Al is correct. After 11 went down, Every pass play had Def holding or pass interference. Bray should have been credited with 85+ yds due to the penalties called and if college had the same rules on PI as the pros.... mark it at the spot of the foul.

Written on Peyton Manning airs it out and looks good:

And he plays the dirty birds in Atlanta the Monday night after UT-UF.

Written on Peyton Manning airs it out and looks good:

UT-Mizzou on Sat. Panthers-Broncos less than 24 hrs later in Charlotte. I'll be there.

Written on Tennessee vs. N.C. State to kick off at 7:30 p.m.:

Can't wait! I'll be the Big Orange T in the middle of the wufpac caravan on I85 from tobacco road.
UT-State on Friday night and Braves-Phillies on Saturday day.
They got some talent. Big redhead Glennon has a NFL arm and O'Brien puts together solid teams. If they play like the end of 2011 and we play like the start this will be an exciting, high scoring game. I expect our WRs and RBs in space and the UT secondary to be the difference.

Throw the Ball Down the Field!

Written on Vanderbilt season ticket sales surpass 2011 total:

seeing as how Peabody's season ticket sales are driven by the visiting SEC teams the more apt comparison would be the 2010 season when they had UT, UF, LSU and SC at home (3 travel WELL and one less than midrange). Not 2011 when they had UGA, UM, UK and Arky (one travels sort of well with 2 midrange). At mid August, 2010 Peabody had sold 15,042 season tickets (with an interim coach).

Written on David Climer: Pat Summitt, a true class act, did what was best for UT:

Climer, All of the UT family knows this and none of us care about your "opinion" either way. So pi$$ off.

Written on Phillip Fulmer denies contact from Arkansas :

He has 3 things the Hogs need:
1. He wears a helmet when he rides his Harley.
2. He knows how to beat Bama (albeit a Saban-less Bama)
3. More than likely he doesn't have a textual relationship with a bimbo (although the texas bottle blondes and other mountain girls in Arky tend to make you re-adjust your priorities).

Written on John Adams: UT defense needs to pick up speed :

Don't blame the Pig game on the D. The blame begins at the top with AD Hart and the Band. Can anyone tell me the last time "the Band" (I have removed "The Pride of" when referencing the Arky game) did not attend a SEC game? For that matter tell me the last time they didn't travel to any game. But a League game, Smokey? UNacceptable. I was there on the 12th row behind our 6 cheerleaders and 2 Mascots. And don't even try to tell me the AD (and Vice Chancellor) who we just signed to a $3/4 of a million dollar a year deal didn't have the power to make it happen.

Written on Kentucky's starting 5 declares for NBA draft:

Of course he "likes math", he IS the Count.

Written on Petrino, mistress exchanged 100s of calls, texts:

I hope his agent was smart enough to take his full percentage on the front end of that contract and not year by year for the whole deal.

Written on Arkansas coach Petrino put on leave after crash:

Ha, Booger County claims another one. I was in Arky 3 weeks ago. Outside of Clarksville on the way to Fayetteville they have a billboard with 2 giant Bobby Petrino's on it. Kind of confusing. I asked why they needed 2 pics of the same guy on a billboard. Now the 2 faced comes out.

Written on Mike Strange: SEC coaches each had game, some more than others :

Were Calipari's A10 CoY in 1996, ConfUSA CoY and Naismith CoY in 2008 vacated?

Written on UT AD Dave Hart wants to put athletes first:

Only 32, 49, 61 and 62 should be retired.
All other football lettermen were allowed the ability to graduate and chase their glory on fields and industries of their choosing.

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