Posts Tagged 'Tennessee'

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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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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Amongst those of us who are in telecommunications, America has two tower icons.

However, one will end up in the junk yard this week and the other might gain national prominence and be assured longevity.

For those located in Hawaii, or in Tennessee both are landmarks that are easily remembered and well known.

The Honolulu TV Tower has been a landmark since 1962

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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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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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(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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104 years.

That’s how long it’s been since these two former SEC Goliath’s have faced each other with both teams holding losing records. The last time was in 1906.

v00d3w and I struggled to decide what to call this week. We settled on Civil War. Not only because he and I are rooting for the opposing teams, but because Derrick Dooley, the current Tennessee football coach, is the son of Legendary Georgia coach Vince Dooley.

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Who cares if we’ve lost 5 in a row to them?

Who cares if we don’t have Eric Berry anymore, the only player who could physically cause Tim Tebow to wet himself?

Who cares if we are in a rebuilding year?

It’s frickin Florida. The only team we hate almost as much as Ala-Damn-Bama. They are the antimatter for everything we stand for. They are like East Coast hippies.

They wear jorts. Sandles. Only thing missing is more tie dye shirts and patchulli.

So with that in mind, lets get our blood pumping. So what if there was a oil spill in that general vicinity a few months ago? I’m craving boiled gator!

GO VOLS!

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Tomorrow of course we play Oregon.

Full disclosure:

While trapped in the far away lands of Ft Lewis and Spokane for several years, watching Tennessee play was as easy as trying to find your contact in a bar on St. Patricks Day. Don’t ask me how I know this. So more often than not I would watch the Ducks. Because quite frankly I detested Washington, therefor I did not want to root for the Huskies, Oregons uniforms were cooler and frankly anyone who can say they are Addicted to Quack has got to be cool.

I don’t expect us to win this game. I do expect us to fight like hell to win it. So With that in mind:

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Ya’ll know I love my Vols.

You also know I love the fella’s over at Rocky Top Talk.

Well they recently sent out a quest for volunteers to give them a hand and you know I had to throw my name in that hat figuring “Hell, why not.”

And as Eric would say, rubberneckers let me tell you I was selected. I guess they figured they could not get a more Vol obsessed lunatic, even if he lives in another state. But whatever the reason I am honored.

Now I ain’t doing anything huge. I’m doing a very small thing over there. Just watching for leads for the main writers, but its still awesome just the same. These fella’s are the know-all’s of Knoxville insofar as I am concerned. The most calm, rational and straight forward reporting you get out of the area.

So a chance to work with them, even as tiny as what I’ll be doing, is very cool.

So keep yer eyes peeled over at RTT folks. I’ll be cross posting stuff here as I always do, but I’m happy to say they are letting me be part of the show.

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You have got. to. be. kidding.

You realize what you have done Mike?

Do you realize what you have wrought upon me and mine?

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Apparently Vanderbilt’s Football Coach has stepped down.

And the lead prospect to take the job that is being touted by local sports authorities is none other than one of my childhood hero‘s Phillip Fulmer

My reaction?

Pretty much what you’d expect.

If this happens you will be forced to place me on suicide watch on November 20th.

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Here at ®Evil we like our football.
v00d3w and I are on opposite sides of the fence, he a Georgia fan, I a Tennessee.

But blood is thicker than sod so to speak, and we forgive each other our transgressions. We have known each other too long to let a football game interfere between us. (Damn near twenty years now for the record.)

Neither of our teams are doing especially well.
So How does Joe Hallenbeck tie in to this?

Never saw the movie did ya?

More after the Jump

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I’ll tell you who doesn’t care…..the so called “president”. 

Could he be the first president who did not attend the Memorial Day Service at Arlington?  I think so….

Even looking back at the last 2 presidents, Clinton went to all 8 services in his presidency, Bush went to 7 of the 8, and he did not attend one because he was at another ceremony in France honouring D-Day Vets.  What really amazes me, is the fact that this is his second vacation just since the oil spill….that’s 2, count them, 2 vacations in just over a month?  WTF!?  and this is only his first year in office.  To me, this is total BS, and a complete lack of respect for this great nation, and the soldiers who bravely died so that we could enjoy freedom.  Mr. President, have fun shucking your duties, and ignoring the American people.  Hell, that’s what you have been doing so far, why should this surprise us.  I hope you have a rotten, crappy, miserable vacation.  Maybe if you get food poisoning, you might have a taste of what the people of this country are feeling because of your ignorance.

 

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 -v00d3W

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Where’s the outrage we saw with Katrina?

Where’s the screaming? Where’s the blame? Where is the anxiety and the wild speculation?

And most importantly where, ladies and gentlemen, is the Federal Government?

Apparently celebrating Cinco De Mayo…a holiday that isn’t of this country.

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Thursday should be interesting.

Those readers who have known me for an extensive amount of time know I used to play basketball. County Rec, but basketball nonetheless.

Those readers who are newer or whom have met me in the past few years are probably laughing hysterically by now.

I have found that many people who participated in a sport have a hard time watching it on TV. Ergo I can watch football because I did not play it. I can not watch basketball because I did.

I will be watching Thursday however.

There are few schools I hate more than LSU.  We have a great rivalry with ‘Bama and with Florida, but it is LSU who holds a special place in my heart as a institution I wish to see smoked so severely on a scoreboard that they give their Tiger to the SPCA, and hitchike back home in the dead of night.

How many times have we played LSU in football for the SEC Championship only to have our dreams crushed by a bunch of boozing purple wearing heathens who can’t even speak proper Southern English?

Shall I name the years?

How about 2001? Final score LSU 31 Tennessee 20.

2007? LSU 21 Tennessee 14

Both of those years I was on assignment far from home.  Both of those years I took the ribbing of those passer by’s as I stood decked in my Orange  and White ready to see our boys rally to the end zone and silence the blasphemy that was being spoken in my ears by so-called friends who were of course rooting for LSU. Both times I was the sole Volunteer amidst the purple masses. It’s like being a orange dropped in to a bowl of grape jello.

Did I mention that my current boss is a LSU graduate? Those whom have seen my office space know that it is rarely without Orange and White in some definition.

LSU versus Tennessee. We have to win, dammit. Not just because it’s LSU but because Bruce and the boys have worked their kiesters off.

It ain’t football. But its all I have.

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