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  1. 3 points
    UT fans don't care enough about Kentucky to spend time trolling their chat boards. How bad does it suck to be a fan of a perennially irrelevant team that will always be inferior to the team you're trying to insult. They never should have run fiber to his trailer park. Numbnuts.
  2. 2 points
    And the ignorant hick throws a tantrum when I bring up his porcine love interest. I obviously hit a nerve with my reference to his illicit animal husbandry habit. What does it say about Kentucky when their bottom feeder football team can't beat UT when we're at our worst? It says your football program sucks - just like they have for over a century and always will. They've never won jack squat. I doubt anyone in our great state ever relied on your little pissant garden for a speck of food. Spare us the pretense of adequacy, Mr. Green Jeans. You assume other people are overweight and out of shape? I'm sure that tractor driving physique is a real turn on for the females in the pen, especially at slop time. I'd love to run into you at a game. That keyboard courage would fade real fast when you had to back up that dumbass mouth. It always amazes me how the most ignorant fans of other teams want to go to a rival board and prove their stupidity. Do yourself a favor and just STFU, numbnuts. I'm sure there's a Kentucky board with equally stupid folks just like you. There you'll be right at home and won't look quite as stupid.
  3. 2 points
    All I care is if anyone has done a wellness check on RobVol.
  4. 1 point
    Tennessee has been and will again be an elite program. Numbnuts hick.
  5. 1 point
    Hmmm... A hit and run troll job by my old friend West. So sad, I'd have never thought it. Anyway, I have changed my mind. What if the Vols come out next week and curb stomp BYU? Will that make the GaSt game a throwaway? Had the Vols won, would it have helped us all that much? Other than the stink, since we lost did it really hurt us that much? I don't know what the team goals for the season actually are, but realistically, have they came to an end after this one game? Here's what I can't get off of my mind. After giving GaSt their first seven points, the Vols offense tied the game by going 78 yds in 16 plays. Then after holding GaSt to 3 and out, went up 14-7 by going 46 yds in 5 plays. And made it look easy. And right then, was I the only one who thought the rout was on? So, what are we to think? Did GaSt suddenly decide to play inspired football for the rest of the game, while the Vols took a trip to funkytown at the same time? Or, did the UT coaches see all they needed to see, and opted to practice mode? By my count the Vols played no less than 13 freshmen. And for the rest of the game they rotated players after every play, on both sides of the ball. Our leading tackler was Henry To'o To'o, a freshman. Darnell Wright and Wanya Morris, both freshmen, played for practically the whole game. It's starting to look like CJP has his mind set that getting his recruits in the game early will pay off in the future. For myself it explains a lot. Otherwise the Vols just became a worse football team in Pruitts second year. And I can't bring myself to believe that. What I do believe is that Pruitt has made it no secret that he's going to flip this roster. And adding to that, there's an element of upper classmen who have come to realize that their bound to be recruited over, perhaps before they graduate. What that means is we are still in a difficult transition, and It's going to take, as we've all said before, a few recruiting cycles to reach positive results. At times it might be difficult to watch. But I'm still thinking about going to the BYU game. Got a couple of free tickets in QQ. Decent seats, might as well use'em. Just in case anybody's still reading tl;dr, and especially if it's WestKyCat, now I'm pi$$ed off. Sat up late to watch the replay, and SEC Network has changed the programming to the damn Kentucky/Toledo game. Myself, I'd rather watch pigs fu*k. Here's y'all something to read though. Upon Further Review: Rocky Top Bottom TENNESSEE.RIVALS.COM In the last 24 hours, I�ve been asked by a lot of folks, �Did you see that coming?�How could anyone?Vegas certainly Read more
  6. 1 point
    I now know that JG is not the answer. It's still the same dink and dunk bullshit
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  8. 1 point
    He would gator chomp him.. He has experience with that
  9. 1 point
    Grant Williams isn’t the only Tennessee addition made by the Boston Celtics this offseason. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday afternoon that former Lady Vols star and ESPN commentator Kara Lawson has been hired by the Celtics as an assistant coach. Lawson, who played at Tennessee from 1999-2003, spent 12 years in the WNBA, winning a title in 2005 and earning All-Star honors in 2007 before transitioning to the broadcast booth at ESPN. She helped Team USA win gold in the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing and gold in the World University Games in Beijing in 2001. In the WNBA, Lawson played for the Sacramento Monarchs (2003-09), Connecticut Sun (2010-13) and Washington Mystics (2014-15). With the Celtics, she’ll coach alongside Brad Stevens, Boston’s head coach since 2013, after he was hired away from Butler after a six-year stint with the Bulldogs. Boston selected Williams with the 22nd overall pick in the first round of last week’s NBA Draft, one of three Tennessee selections that had their names called. Admiral Schofield went 42nd overall to the Washington Wizards and Jordan Bone was picked at No. 57 overall, landing with the Detroit Pistons. Tennessee fired Lady Vols head coach Holly Warlick on March 27 and Lawson was a name mentioned by many as a candidate before athletic director Phillip Fulmer ultimately hired Kellie Harper. Lawson isn't alone as a female being hired to coach with an NBA franchise. Nancy Lieberman was hired in 2009 to be the head coach of the Texas Legends, an NBA Developmental League team, the Los Angeles Clippers hired Natalie Nakase as assistant video analyst and Becky Hammon has been successful in her role as assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs.
  10. 1 point
    Got a pork loin, bacon cheeseburger meatloaf, and mac and cheese in the smoker. Corn on the cob and roasted brussel sprouts in the kitchen. And as if that wasn't enough, shrimp scampi on the stove. Oh yeah, an ice chest full (was full) of Ying-Lings, and margaritas. And a bunch of screaming kids in the pool. Happy Memorial Day Everybody. Thanks to all of our Veterans.
  11. 1 point
    I'm with you on the three year gig. Last year he had to dance with the ones that brung him. This year we should see marked improvements. Next year must be the "Come to Jesus" year for our program. We've waited long enough. I hate CJP must be under the microscope, but he's being well compensated and he knew what he was signing up for when he took the job. As for Chaney, I couldn't be more pleased with his hire. If he can coach the line, the rest will take care of itself. Vandy is and always will be Vandy. That's just a smudge on our record that we'll have to live with. In the words of Poe, "Nevermore".
  12. 1 point
  13. 1 point
    I sent this out to all my Kentucky cousins
  14. 1 point
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — It’s not supposed to look this easy. That thought kept rattling around my head during the final minutes of top-ranked Tennessee’s 92-70 win at South Carolina on Tuesday night at Colonial Life Arena. Quick recap: Tennessee went into Tuesday’s game without one of its best two-way players, and the Vols didn’t know that player — junior guard Jordan Bowden — wasn’t going to be able to play through a sore knee until a few minutes before the opening tip. Senior Kyle Alexander, the Vols’ starting big man and defensive anchor, played just three minutes in the first half because of foul trouble and then fouled out after playing just six more minutes in the second half. Junior guard Lamonte Turner picked up three first-half fouls. South Carolina star Chris Silva poured in 22 first-half points and looked just as hot to start the second half. A sold-out arena implored the Gamecocks to hang around in the first half, and they did, and those fans got rewarded when the home team went on a spurt to get within 60-58 of the Vols with 13:02 left. Tennessee junior guard Lamonte Turner (Photo: Jeff Blake, USA TODAY Sports) Tennessee willed its way to wins over Alabama, Vanderbilt and West Virginia despite putting in three of its worst performances of the season, and Tuesday looked for all the world like a potential loss waiting to happen. And that was before Bowden tweaked his knee in pregame shoot-around, Alexander and Turner got in foul trouble and Silva went bonkers. Nearly 18,000 people rose to their feet, sensing the opportunity for a precious and rare win over the nation’s top-ranked team. It didn’t look good. You, the Tennessee fan, might be feeling the urge in hindsight to suggest these Vols always had it in the bag. You might even be able to suggest that with a straight face. But you can’t look yourself in the mirror and suggest you knew these guys had that game under control. You know you can’t. Because it felt like a loss was coming to this team at some point in the near future, and Tuesday felt like that day. Let’s be honest. That’s exactly what it looked like. But this team. Oh, this team. Within seemingly a few snaps of a finger, back-to-back 3-pointers by Turner and senior wing Admiral Schofield — who at the time couldn’t have been colder if he’d walked into a meat locker — capped an 11-3 run that pushed the Vols’ lead back to double digits. Frank Martin called timeout to try regrouping his rattled Gamecocks, and that worked out well in the short term. Sophomore big man Felipe Haase hit a jumper to give South Carolina a much needed response, and the garnet-clad citizens of Colonial Life again brought life back to the building. Again, though, Schofield had a response. The 6-foot-6 wing bullied his way into the paint for a 3-point play that again pushed the lead to 10 points. The Gamecocks were done. Tennessee junior forward Grant Williams (Photo: Jeff Blake, USA TODAY Sports) It’s not supposed to look this easy, and I know it’s not this easy. But this Tennessee team makes it look so easy. Even Martin’s most mediocre teams guard their yard, and these Gamecocks entered Tuesday’s game with a 5-1 record in league play. They’d already beaten Florida, Mississippi State and Auburn. They looked like a team starting to figure some things out, and in Silva they have a reliable rock capable of carrying them to a decent season. And Tennessee wasn’t at full strength. Not even close. And Tennessee seemed to start taking on water near the midway mark of that second half. So, naturally, the Vols responded with their best 10 minutes of basketball in a few weeks. There will be bumps in the road this season. Even most of John Calipari’s most ridiculously talented Kentucky teams wobbled a bit here and there in league play. That’s the nature of the thing. Conference play is a grind, and secrets largely don’t exist. The coaches and players know each other, and they know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Their fans fill arenas, especially when they have chances to beat a team ranked at or near the top of the polls. This is hard. It really is. Even the best invariably run into walls. But these Vols keep running through walls. They’re bound to run into a wall at some point. But it’ll need to be a wall so strong that Mexico, the U.S., Canada and most of NATO paid for it. It’s easy to keep wanting more and more and more. Success creates an unquenchable thirst for more success. It creates a Black Hole of expectations so vast that no success can fill. If these Vols don’t win an SEC championship or go to the Final Four, it’ll be a disappointing season by any reasonable measure. That’s the house these coaches and players have built, and they have to live in it. Fair is fair. All I ask is this: Take brief moments here and there to sit back and appreciate what this program is doing right now, and the way in which it got here. Tennessee sophomore forward Derrick Walker and senior wing Admiral Schofield (Photo: Jeff Blake, USA TODAY Sports) This isn’t a suburban neighborhood that sprung up overnight, with rows of beautiful beige houses built on shaky foundations built to crumble. It’s not a store-bought pizza that looks good when it comes out of the oven but taste like cardboard covered in cheap sauce and cheese. We’ve watched Tennessee build this. We’ve watched these players take their lumps, learn from them and improve throughout their careers. We’ve watched them grow. For you, the fans, this has to feel as close as it gets to watching your own children. I’m not at all opposed to the one-and-done scene in college basketball. Men like Mike Krzyzewski, John Calipari, Roy Williams and Bill Self didn’t make the rules, and they shouldn’t be criticized as coaches for succeeding despite the lack of three- and four-year players. That cheapens nothing about their accomplishments. They’ve played by the same rules as everyone else, and they’ve won more. Simple as that. Tip your cap to ‘em. But there’s something wonderfully unique about this Tennessee team — a blue-collar team that people in this blue-collar part of the country can appreciate without reservation. None of these players had a single offer from any of those blue-blood programs. None of them were top-100 prospects. Even now, none of them are surefire first-round NBA Draft picks. Everyone knows them. Their fans know them. Fans of their rivals know them. They’re old-school. They’re proof that sometimes the old-fashioned ways remain relevant, and they mix-in plenty of new-school flair to make them equally enjoyable for millennials and the like. Their “One Fly All Fly” pregame dunk routine has gone viral, with college teams across the country and even some NBA teams copying it. They’re special. And they’re all yours, Tennessee fans. Enjoy that. Teams like this one don’t come around often. Don’t risk waiting for the finish line — whenever that comes — before you stop to appreciate it.
  15. 1 point
    My 2 cents for what it's worth: Holly has earned more than enough cred to be given the chance to coach thru the season. And if she is let go, I would expect there are quite a few major conference women's hoops programs that would jump at the chance to hire her.
  16. 1 point
    Logic is that, like anything else if you're looking to hire a new coach you must pay that which the market will bear. Considering UT's recent history of bargain basement shopping for replacement coaches, it's hard for someone to be confident that the admins are going to suddenly pony up the bucks to attract upper shelf talent. Moreso now, after the deficit announcement from the athletic department. So the unfortunate choices are these: Keep Holly, and hope for the best, or, Hire another mid-tier coach, and hope for the best. If someone is pleased by that cycle, it is they who are content with mediocracy.
  17. 1 point
    How about a neat trivia fact? The funds were donated to complete TBA by a single donor with one stipulation. It had to seat more fans than Rupp at Kentucky. GO VOLS!
  18. 1 point
    Well ye Well of course she knew who she was following and what she was getting into but what coach in their right mind if given the chance would've turned down the job? BTW, wasn't Holly the coach Pat wanted to succeed her? Most everyone was at least OK with that at the time. And if she is let go any new coach coming in has to know they will still be compared to Pat in the minds of some fans. So if losing 2 or more consecutive games is a red line for Holly will it also be a red line for whoever comes in next?
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  21. 1 point
    Nice, Thanks for the updates I really like the O line help.
  22. 1 point
    We just got back from a trip to Denver to visit our daughter. She moved there this summer to take a job teaching high school English. Went 13 of the 19 miles up Pikes Peak (the rest was closed) and got to see some snow. Merry Christmas!
  23. 1 point
    It wasn't too long ago that Vol teams were lacking in size & strength and lost games by being out-rebounded, out-hustled and just plain out-muscled. Those days are gone.
  24. 1 point
    #1 Zags go down. Schofield with 30 points including some huge 3s down the stretch.
  25. 1 point
    Don't think he has any real ties. I think Pruitt will go like he has already and promote from within or someone he is real familiar with. I honestly think he is looking for any reason he can to get Propst on staff so I think there will be some repositioning on the current staff and Propst will be brought in. Most likely scenario is Weinke or Friend get promoted and Propst fills whatever position ends up left or Osovet gets a full time gig and Propst is a quality control guy
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