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So this is a little self advertisement to folks who I thought may and or may not be interested. A magazine that I helped found, and that I’ve been working with for the last year is finally going to print. Pre-orders are now available.

I’m not asking everyone to run out and buy it (although I won’t lie that would be awesome) but pass the word if you would be so kind to folks, and let them know that our magazine is out there and is available to those whom would be interested.

We have put a lot of time and work in to it, and while the subject matter may not be something that everyone I know enjoys I figure at least a handful of ya’ll might be interested (College Football). Here are some of the magazines features:

  • 116 full color pages of nothing but the Vols.
  • 99.9% ad-free.
  • Written by Vol fans for Vol fans.
  • Available as a print version, a Kindle version, and a download-able e-book.
  • Stories written by yours truly and many others

 

The print version is available for pre-order here

If you are one of the many folks who prefer to have digital format, we will be on Amazon.com for PDF and Kindle systems.

If you’re local and you actually think it might be worth while I’ll even sign the durn thing for you. Who knows maybe I can become the next Bill Simmons (doubtful, but a guy can dream can’t he?)

Meanwhile I appreciate your help, I hope everyone is doing well and if you do decide to buy the magazine I hope you find it enjoyable!

My thanks to Joel , and the rest of the guys at RockyTopTalk for giving me the invitation to participate in this dream opportunity!

And as Time Life used to say: read the book!-order here

 

 

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I won’t be able to watch the game this weekend. I have tickets to the Northwest Arkansas LPGA Championship

Critter has taken a liking to golf so she gets priority, even over my rampant fandom

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Long time readers know that I try to make video’s for every Tennessee game that I can

This year is no different. A big help in the work game from the fans at RockyTopTalk who gave suggestions for audio track!

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With a Internet handle like mine you get to have a little creative licensing on how you title articles. Especially when the article pertains to ones predictions on players for the up coming season.

Totally apropos of nothing, and with little to no technical background, knowledge, formal data or engineering ability I decided to rattle off what I consider to be the Five players whom I think will be our Zephyr‘s, or players who will work deep in hostile territory, create plays, and otherwise be the sleeper agents of our 2011 Tennessee Volunteers line up.

So come on! Drink the Dool-Aid! Kick back!  Grab a cold frosty  and join me as we embark upon the yellow brick road of fandom, as we take our third  of five trips towards my 2011 breakout player predictions.

At the end of the year we can compare my totally inane, and completely without any rhyme or reason for picking these guys against the experts and we can all point and laugh at me together.

 

Ben is a big ol’ boy. 

There just ain’t no denying that at 6ft 2inches and 251 lbs he’s a fella you don’t want to meet in a dark alley.

But his accomplishments list like a resume of good ol fashion grid iron proportions.

Lets take a look at’em shall we?

  • Third Generation Vol
  • He throws shot put (Why’s this important? Have you SEEN a shot put? Substitute “shot put” for “Skull in a Helmet” and go from there.)
  • Won the 2007 Shut Put Championship (Please see above)
  • 2007 Wrestling Champion

 

So the question is Can he catch and carry a football?

Well if his high school days are any indicator, yes, he can.

  • Rushed for career high 162 yards in 2007 season opener against Antioch
  • Lead blocker for pair of 1,000-yard rushers and carried ball 57 times for 406 yards as senior
  • Also caught 13 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns
  • As senior, had more than 100 tackles
  • Tallied 19 tackles for loss, six sacks and three forced fumbles as junior in 2006

 

With Luke Stocker gone from the backfield this is going to be Ben’s chance to step up and make something beautiful happen.

I think he has the tools, I think he has the talent. The only thing in his way? Mychal Rivera.

Look for Batholomew to compete for this role, and I won’t be surprised to see him on several plays. When he does I expect big things out of him, start or not.

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Originally posted at Rocky Top Talk!

With a Internet handle like mine you get to have a little creative licensing on how you title articles. Especially when the article pertains to ones predictions on players for the up coming season.

Totally apropos of nothing, and with little to no technical background, knowledge, formal data or engineering ability I decided to rattle off what I consider to be the Five players whom I think will be our Zephyr‘s, or players who will work deep in hostile territory, create plays, and otherwise be the sleeper agents of our 2011 Tennessee Volunteers line up.

So come on! Drink the Dool-Aid! Kick back! If you missed my first prediction you can check it out here. Grab a cold frosty  and join me as we embark upon the yellow brick road of fandom, as we take our second of five trips towards my 2011 breakout player predictions.

At the end of the year we can compare my totally inane, and completely without any rhyme or reason for picking these guys against the experts and we can all point and laugh at me together.

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The heat is unbearable. Dry heat my ass.
Over 100 today and more to come this week.

But it’s July. Next month is August. It’s almost time. My heart beats faster just thinking about it.

As Volunteers, we have struggled this past year. Our last seasons have been anything but story book. Dooley however, has indeed made a difference, and I think anyone who bleeds orange and white can agree with that.

It’s been a tough time being a Vol lately.

Basketball program on the rebound. Our Athletic Director gone. It’s not been easy and it seems like the hits just kept coming.

But here’s a thought

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Language warning, for those of you sensitive to such things,

Before I start let me say this: What Jackson did was inexcusable.

The Late hit by Tomlinson? Also poor.

However.

WHAT KIND OF MONKEY MOLESTING GOAT HUMPING REFEREE DECLARES THE GAME OVER THEN STARTS IT AGAIN!?!?

WHAT IS THIS?? !)@#$%^ LITTLE #$%^&*( LEAGUE!?

Big 10/Big12 what ever the fuck they call themselves, their referee’s are neither Legends or Leaders.

!@#$%^&

For that bone headed, inane, candy ass, pathetic, lousy excuse for play calling both in the UT vs UNC and the KState vs Syracuse games, the Big10/12 (which in either figure probably represents their combined IQ) Officiating crews earn the last What a Weasel Award from 2010.

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Well, sad to say, but college football is 2/3 over with already, and its been a rough year for my SEC East.. here is a list of the standings so far:

SEC Standings

EAST CONF OVERALL
South Carolina 3-2 5-2
Georgia 3-3 4-4
Florida 2-3 4-3
Vanderbilt 1-3 2-5
Kentucky 1-4 4-4
Tennessee 0-4 2-5
WEST CONF OVERALL
* – Auburn 5-0 8-0
* – Alabama 4-1 7-1
* – LSU 4-1 7-1
* – Mississippi State 2-2 6-2
Arkansas 2-2 5-2
Mississippi 1-3 3-4

* – Bowl eligible.

And the more expanded version:

STANDINGS CONFERENCE OVERALL
SEC – East W-L PF PA W-L PF PA STRK
South Carolina 3-2 128 100 5-2 207 132 W1
Georgia 3-3 170 117 4-4 252 153 W3
Florida 2-3 121 105 4-3 193 131 L3
Vanderbilt 1-3 38 105 2-5 132 174 L2
Kentucky 1-4 145 199 4-4 278 253 L1
Tennessee 0-4 55 129 2-5 150 206 L3
SEC – West W-L PF PA W-L PF PA STRK
Auburn 5-0 178 135 8-0 309 188 W8
Alabama 4-1 140 81 7-1 274 100 W2
LSU 4-1 122 77 7-1 204 125 L1
Mississippi State 2-2 55 65 6-2 229 136 W5
Arkansas 2-2 132 137 5-2 231 164 W1
Mississippi 1-3 90 124 3-4 220 224 L2

-v00d3W

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I wrote this in October of 2007 over at Techography. I’ve since posted it here for Archival reasons, and because the game is upon us once more. Enjoy! – BS

If you are a fan of Tennessee or Alabama football there are two rules to live by: Don”t get married on the
third Saturday in October, and try not to die — because in either case, the
preacher might not show. For the first
time since 1988 the Third Saturday in October
will not be
televised.

But What exactly is the 3rd Saturday in October? For those who don’t know, it’s the day that University
of Tennessee Volunteers plays against University of Alabama Crimson
Tide
. And it’s game that dates back to1928.

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My dignity shredded.
My ego lie in tatters.
I have been splattered across the Internet for the world to point and cackle at.

My only hope is that my perverse brand of sarcasm managed to salvage a moral victory from my destruction.
Which given my bizarre inclinations…… it probably didn’t.

A lesson dear friends, in gambling with people you consider close: It just ain’t worth it.

Here is the proof of my transgressions, as I am a man of Honor. Unfortunately, that is all I have left after this little charade.

General Neyland, be merciful when I get there sir.

In other news, I’m betting V00d3w didn’t think I’d have the balls to do it :)

Now if you will excuse me, I consider this good grounds to finish my last bottle of Green Spot.

Want to sing along?
Here are my “modified” lyrics…

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It just works, dammit

If you have ever seen the ESPN movie The Junction Boys, or read the history of the event, or even the book, then you probably already have an idea of where I am heading with this.

If not, then let me try to lay it out, fellow fans, because this has been on my mind all morning.

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Well, well, well, lookie what happened…..

I debated posting on this today, didn’t want to rub salt in my partners wounds, but then I remembered this and thought  “He would have done it”  :)

Here are the highlights:

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So as soon as I get a special care package on the way to BS’s homestead, you will have some entertainment!

-v00d3W

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Personally, the worst fans for me have always been LSU and Arkansas fans.

LSU fans are just plain rude. Practically criminal.

Arkansas fans, are crazy. You have 50% of them who are your normal average every day fan. The other 50% are liable to hire an airplane with your name on it. Or run you out of town. Or subpoena your cellphone records.

However Georgia fans…can be…special.  Very special.

You know its bad when the school President asks the fan base to behave. So bad in fact that the school has even threatened to revoke ticket privileges.

Having only been to a handful of Georgia games I can’t vouch for UGA games and while I have nothing but disdain for UGA I love my quasi home state. However, I’ll also be the first to say that most Georgians are…passionate…of their causes.

All of this said I’m seeing more and more remarks that the Georgia fan base is..shall we say…uncouth? rude?

It for sure doesn’t help your case when other countries find you to be a rude fan base.

So help me out here Georgia fans. What do you think?

Rude? Passionate? Uncouth? All the Above?

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Kept this one short, Sweet and to the point!

GO VOLS!

BEAT GEORGIA!

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Given the amount of material I have posted here effectively bashing Georgia football, I thought Georgia Fans might be feeling a trifle under the weather.

I thought I would be nice and try to make it up to them with some motivational posters to help them with the upcoming game against my beloved Vols.

Keep Reading!

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UGA Fans are a funny bunch.

Without a doubt, probably one of the most frightening fan bases around.

Why just look at last years graduation!

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How is that you say? Tennessee obviously has some military traditions. Their football team was once commanded by a General. The dragoon uniform worn by Tennessee regulars during the Mexican War is the current uniform worn by the color guard at UT Knoxville athletic events.

But how in the world does Georgia fit in to this equation?

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(I wrote this October of Last year. Because I was working in Tennessee I got to attend the game. It was a sight to behold and a tromping unlike anything I had witnessed first hand before. What was originally supposed to have been a good game turned in to a 45 to 19 trouncing that was almost painful to watch. With Georgia barely squeezing out 240 yards the Volunteers overpowered them at 471 , 310 of which were passing as before our eyes we watched “Jonathon @!#$%^& Crompton” become “$%^&* Jonathon Crompton!?”. Enjoy!)

I got to Knoxville Friday around 18:00. Got checked in to my hotel and unpacked ready to rock and roll.

Being the glutton for punishment that I am I immediately headed for Cumberland.

The Cal Ecker Band was the live venue of the night and they rocked, absolutely rocked. I bet they played Rocky Top a half dozen time in the almost 8 hours I was in the club, with the entire room screaming the song at the tops of their lungs.

Best shirt of the night!

I partied out at The Tin Roof until about 15 till 3 am. I was pumped, tired, blitzed and psyched all at once. (I have since learned that there is a Tin Roof in Nashville, which means at some point I may have to check it out) I wandered back to my truck and drug my exhausted carcass in to my hotel room at about 03:30.

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<-The best damn shirt of the night!

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