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  1. Maybe the coaches just wanted to throw one more ACC team in there for show. From everything I've read & heard so far, this year it will be Clemson & the 13 Dwarfs. BTW, I've been reading about the new ACC network & how it's not at this point going to be available on most major broadcast networks. I think Dish or Direct TV & a bunch of streaming services is all that's been negotiated so far. We've got Comcast (Spectrum as it's called here) & they haven't reached a deal (yet).
  2. Alcohol being consumed in a college football stadium? Why, I've never heard of such a thing! Way back when I was a high school student in Knoxville, I would use my Dad's student ticket to see games at Neyland. Sitting in the student section, you could smell the Jack Daniels fumes in the air. I never saw any fights but saw plenty of drunk students. Although alcohol was not allowed in the stadium, I suspect that a few hundred gallons of Tennessee Sippin' Whiskey were consumed every Saturday. That was a long time ago & in this day & age stadium security is much tighter but whether it's legally sold or not, where there's a will there's always a way. I'd imagine the bigger problem with selling booze in stadiums now is the number of students using fake IDs.
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    I'm back

    I remember. Welcome back XL. Long time no see.
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    Sec wins predicted thoughts

    Generally speaking yes, the D was better overall last year but getting walloped by Mizzou & Vandy didn't exactly end the season on a high note. The Vols need to improve in all areas and then have some things go right that never did last year to win 7 or 8 games. And no, losing EG for the season doesn't help.
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    Sec wins predicted thoughts

    The gators sure are getting lots of love from just about every football analyst in the land. I don't think Mullen & Co. will sneak up on anybody this year. And they actually open the season vs. Miami instead of the usual cupcake. In 2018 the Vols ranked 96 in passing, 121 in rushing out of 129 teams nationally. Maybe Chaney is the man to turn that around or at least get them trending back up. Maybe. 7 or 8 wins in 2019 would be a pleasant surprise to me.
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    My niece hung out with Grant Williams

    Is that Grant's new yacht behind them?
  7. It's not often that a local recruit gets much Columbia media coverage if he's not going to the Cocks or Clemson but Hyatt & his choice got some attention on TV & in the paper the other day. Dutch Fork is a powerhouse not only in state but nationally.
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    2019 UT Football Predictions

    The SEC media picks the Vols to finish 5th in the East, ahead of Kentucky & Vandy but behind Georgia, Florida, Mizzou & South Carolina. Interestingly, every East team got at least one first place vote except for Vandy. Apparently, even the Nashville sportswriters can't bring themselves to give them a vote.
  9. Wife just sent this to me. What an asshole. But then, he was an asshole at Duke too.
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    Jared Lorenzen dead at 38

    When he came on the college scene he reminded me a lot of Joe Kapp or Roman Gabriel if you go back that far. Obviously not the body type of your typical college QB. Big, strong, not very polished but a fierce competitor. 38 is way too young.
  11. Will be our lucky (we hope!) day. We close Friday on our brand new house in Lexington which is just outside of Columbia. I also officially retire at the end of the week and become a man of leisure. The missus & I have been planning & preparing for this for several years but it always seemed like a long way off till it wasn't. Just as an aside, I hadn't bought a house in 15 years and the process of getting a home loan post-recession has been an eye-opening experience to say the least. It was a breeze in 2003, more like a hurricane in 2018.
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    Happy Birthday RobVol!!

    Belated birthday wishes Rob!
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    Non-Vol Related

    Hearing about Bart Starr's passing had me going back to "Third Saturday in October" to look up his performances against Tennessee. He was hurt his senior season but the 1953 game was a classic. It was nationally televised on NBC and ended in a scoreless tie. According to the story:
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    New ESPN Tournament Challenge 2019

    So where's my peanut butter & jelly sandwich?
  15. She of the flying braided blonde pigtails. Best of luck Kellie!
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    Barnes to UCLA?

    I'm fine if the Vols pony up enough money and a contract to keep him in Knoxville. It's a business decision after all. I wonder if at age 64 Barnes would start all over from scratch to build a program when he's done it in Knoxville and has plenty of time and cred to build on it.
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    UCLA offers Barnes 5 million

    Funny, I feel like I've lived all of my adult life in the most conservative crazy ass area of the country.
  18. At the beginning of the season the expectation was elite 8 or better. Even though they didn't get that far and even though the Vols lost a tough one last night it was a great season in my book. It's seems like a long time since the Vols were getting this kind of respect nationally. I know we all hope Bone & Williams stick around. Barnes has done a great job coaching, recruiting & bringing the program back to relevance. Hopefully the good times will continue next year.
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    Holloway leaving UT retiring

    Congrats to #7. Enjoy retirement Condredge. P.S. He was a fine baseball player too.
  20. Well deserved honor and recognition. With all the recent struggles in some of the other Vol athletic programs the men's hoops program is in good hands.
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    New ESPN Tournament Challenge 2019

    Sky & Volnick tearing it up after the first weekend. Anything over 80% is pretty damn impressive.
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    Vols win in OT. Advance to the sweet 16

    I'm beginning to believe the worst thing that can happen to those guys is to get a big lead early.
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    Post game conf - Colgate

    I thought the Admiral had the best response to the Colgate fans when he said they should have been chanting underrated at their own team. However this tourney ends for the Vols so far they have had fun and shown class doing it, coaches as well as players. Even if they fall short of the grand prize, no doubt this season will be a fond memory for these guys when they're my age. Or in the case of Barnes already my age. Now Beat Iowa! P.S. Props to Barnes for soldering through a press conference barely able to talk.
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    Post game conf - Colgate

    The Colgate fans were chanting overrated at the Vols but Barnes & the players were nothing but complimentary about their team and coaches. Barnes said the team looked "anxious" and it sure looked that way to me too. Bone said they expected a close game and they sure got it. Funny thing, momentum. The Vols started out like gangbusters and built a big early lead but when Schofield missed that easy layup and Colgate got a 3 at the other end the momentum just took a 180.
  25. Wake up Smokey! You're a star!
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