Posts Tagged 'SEC'

Let me start by saying I do hope we get Jon Gruden. I want that magical moment to happen. But I’m approaching it with a heavy amount of cynicism, hence my reluctance to jump on the band wagon.

However I doubt, sincerely it will happen.

That out of the way the mood around the fan base has been dark. From the seats on the outside looking in, its almost morose. It’s one of the few times I have been relieved that I do not live within the inner circle of the Tennessee state boundaries. I may be tempted to jump in to the river if I did.

So with no further adieu, here’s a list of 5 coaches whom most of the fan base has probably never heard of who I think would make a great hire by Dave Hart, but will never be hired. Unlike Gruden, there is no way in Hades they’ll ever be our coach. But a mhuire, it would be a bloody blast if they did!

Feel free to chortle, poke fun, groan, shake your head and just wonder “What the bloody Hades?!” in the comments as I play the fool. That’s what this thread and article is for to relieve some stress and get back to being what we are: Tennessee Volunteers!

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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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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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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! Grab a cold frosty  and join me as we embark upon the yellow brick road of fandom, as we take our first 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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Going off the rails on the crazy train...

Thanks to danmarcel of Rocky Top Talk for the GIF!

Two games.

Over 50 points a game.

Absolutely crazy given the utter tromping we have taken from such opponents as Oregon, and Georgia just to name a few.

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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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Have you ever gotten a song stuck in your head? Something annoying, you keep singing it in your mind or softly to yourself, and can’t get it to stop?  Well, my friends, that’s your Brain Radio….
Welcome to mine!

TGIF Edition!

So….Here at ®Evil, we had a little bet on the UGA Vs. UT game, and I have a very special song on my mind this morning!  Here he is folks, Our own BloodSpite: in a live performance of Glory to Georgia!

BloodSpite: Glory to Georgia

More after the jump…

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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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I don’t care what Clay Travis says, after the TROMPING of the Vol’s, there will be no fanfare for you!

Read on –>

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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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Well, you know what to do  :)

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