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Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017, 8:22 AM
What a wild weekend in Big Orange Country. Congrats to the Vols on an entertaining first half of Saturday's Spring Game. The weather just wouldn't cooperate but this didn't stop Tennessee from attempting to make the show go on. Tennessee made the right decision in cutting things short at a half. It's kind of a shame they couldn't have done the same last November down at Vandy. And this is where we begin on this 24th of April. The Vandy hangover lingers. That taste will remain in the mouth of the living Vol Nation until Tennessee proves itself worthy. Here's hoping Tennessee will use the hunger of this hangover in Big Orange Country to propel them forward during summer workouts.

Special thanks for Brian Hartman and Dr....[more]
Posted: Friday, April 21st, 2017, 8:58 AM
I'll start off today's Orange & White Game Friday with a word of encouragement for you. Don't let Butch Jones bring you down. If it's nice when you get up tomorrow, go out and support those kids and take in the Orange & White Game.

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Posted: Thursday, April 20th, 2017, 12:25 PM
The Spring Game is two days away! Fun stuff.

We begin with some Springservations From 'X'.

'Random thoughts on spring practice & more.

It's Time:

Kind of ready for spring practice to be over. Coaches need to devote their time to building on the good momentum they have in recruiting, and Tennessee doesn’t need to sustain any more injuries....[more]
Posted: Thursday, March 30th, 2017, 3:29 PM
by Beano


JOCKING THE COCKS: I really like how the Final-4 played out this season. While Florida and Kentucky were denied a chance to further separate themselves from the SEC pack long-suffering South Carolina fans -who I identify with and have an affinity for- get a chance to enjoy the finer things college basketball has to offer. I told Tony on Monday that I would be pulling for Gonzaga but immediately regretted it knowing when the ball is tipped I’ll be full-Cocky. I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with some of South Carolina’s biggest fans and somehow still like the heck out of them. I hope they get the further thrill of seeing the other three participants “step to the rear” while Frank Martin and the Gamecocks cut the nets down....[more]
Posted: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, 1:49 PM
by Beano

TOURNEY TIDBITS: As usual the tournament had no shortage of drama and gave us a wonderful weekend of entertainment.

-If seeding is your measurement there were very few surprises in the round of 64. Only five lower seeds won in the first round and amazingly three of those were 11 seeds (Rhode Island, USC, Xavier). The other “upsets” came from 12 seed MTSU and 10 seed Wichita State. Vegas wasn’t buying the Shockers’ seed making them a 1-pt favorite over 7-seed Dayton

-Seth Davis -in ridiculous fashion- selected Wichita State as his “underdog lock of the day” prior to their win over Dayton....[more]
Posted: Thursday, March 16th, 2017, 3:46 PM
by Beano

TOURNEY TIDBITS: I enjoy college basketball but it is a conditional love. I rarely think of it when it isn’t in season and if given truth serum I would admit that it would rank no better than fourth on my list of favorite sports behind college football, Major League Baseball and the NFL. But there is no question the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is still the most enjoyable spectacle in all of sports, especially the first two days of the event and I’m not referencing Dayton. The proof of the pudding is my excitement for the event doesn’t wane if my favorite team is excluded unlike other sports’ major championship events. As usual I am ready for what will almost certainly be days of great drama and enjoyment. Here are some early thoughts on the 2017 tourney:

-The four 5-12 matchups look as if they will prolong the slot’s reputation as the most likely upset spot....[more]
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