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It can be one of the more difficult things to try to do as a sports team, that is to come back from an emotional game against the top-rated team in the country and bring your A game the next week. The Bobcats of Ohio are far from anyone’s radar on the national scene. I would by lying if I said I have ever watched a down of Ohio football, I know very little about them other than the fact that their current coach, Frank Solich, was at Nebraska when Bobby Purify (one of the great sports names) and Chris Brown DESTROYED Nebraska in the Big 12 title game, then Nebraska played for the BCS Title anyways; but I digress. While it is difficult to evaluate a team in the SEC based on the result of a team like Ohio, that doesn’t mean there aren’t things we can learn as fans from watching this game. Below are a few things I’m going to be keeping an eye out for against Ohio. Read the rest of this entry »

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That sucked. It sucked so badly that neither I, not Mac, could bring ourselves to write a game recap. You saw it, you know what happened, you don’t need us to tell you. So instead, I think the best way to convey our opinions on yesterday is through a series of quotes. The following are things that were said by either myself, Mckenzie, and one drunken sorority girl with seats in front of us.

” When your quarterback struggles, everyone struggles. Your running game suffers cause they stack the box. Your receivers struggle for obvious reasons. Your defense struggles because you can’t flip field position and they’re constantly battling a short field. You can’t beat good, or even mediocre teams when your quarterback struggles. And Crompton didn’t struggle, he was beyond that.”-Mckenzie

Yesterday we saw the return of Crapton. Maybe I should have seen it coming, but I didn’t. I had been won over by the scrimmages I had seen, the practice reports, the new coaching staff and week 1. Evidently those things didn’t mean shit. I had a great line worked out as well, check it out: “Today we spell redemption J-O-N.” But we don’t. Crompton was really bad, and quite frankly, I don’t know what Tennessee is supposed to do now at quarterback. The rest of the quotes come after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

You know it’s gameday in Fort Sanders when you pass a parking lot and see a random dude in an orange vest standing in the middle of it. This person’s job is to stand there and make sure no one parks in his lot that isn’t supposed to. Parking, just like every other part of gameday in Knoxville, is madness. This Saturday, September 12th, is UCLA gameday. And madness, folks, is what we’ll have here tonight if Tennessee comes out and makes another statement. Read the rest of this entry »

Might as well be the cover of UCLA's media guide this year...

Might as well be the cover of UCLA's media guide this year...

“BECAUSE THEY PLAY IN THE PAC-10 AND THE PAC-10 CAN’T COMPETE WITH THE SEC!!!1EXCALMATIONPOINT!1!!.” Seriously, pop over to VolChat and you’ll see plenty of posts like that (not that I dislike Volchat, I check it daily, but there are some morons that post there).  And yes, the SEC is a more competitive conference in just about every way than the Pac-10, but that doesn’t mean that Tennessee is playing a game they can’t conceivably lose. To be clear, I think we wax that ass,  but not because UCLA isn’t physical. Read the rest of this entry »

Homeboy yacked all over himsef and the beautiful baby sitting next to him. So maybe not a happy Lane Kiffin Day for him.

Homeboy yacked all over himself and the beautiful baby sitting next to him. So maybe not a happy Lane Kiffin Day for him.

I can’t figure out where in the world to start. It’s just been a great day. We were Jacob was up and at it as early as 6:30 to make a Chick-Fil-A nugget tray pick-up. There are three main components of a great gameday: food, friends, and football, and we were blessed with a lot of all three. Here’s how we felt about the game. Read the rest of this entry »