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BigMoosie's picture
March 28, 2014 at 8:20am
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Preditions on tonight's Vols vs Skunks matchup? And who are you pulling for......besides maybe a nuke dropping on the building?

As a Knoxville resident I thought this would be a super easy choice but I'm torn. I $%^@$^ hate Michigan but if I have to hear one more hilljack cry about the SEC being underrated as a conference this year and thump their chest about having all "their teams" still in the tourny......

It's been pretty hilarious to down right unreal to see the complete 360 Vol fans have made over the past week. From signing a petition to bring Bruce Pearl back, calling for the AD's head after Pearl went to Auburn, to now denying they were ever routing for the team to fail.  I'm telling you for over a month Vol fans were praying the team lose down the stretch so they wouldn't make the tourny and Cuonzo Martin would be fired to get Pearl back.

Mortc15's picture

Although I hate the SEC and all that it stands for, I don't want to see scum get to another elite 8 and possibly the Final 4. I think Tenn has the athletes and length inside to score on michigan and make it difficult for michigan offensively if they buckle down and work at it. I think this may be closer than people think and hopefully Tenn pulls it off.

Buck-I4Life

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tennbuckeye19's picture

UM-UT is a major meteor game for me. I don't want either team to advance.

But there is a part of me that actually wants Tennessee to win the game. As you said, Counzo Martin, has put up with a lot of stupid shizz and bizz since he's been in Knoxville from idiot UT fans who are mad cause he's not Bruce Pearl. Living in Tennessee, it's all I've heard for 3 years. But, UT making it from a play-in game to the Elite 8 (or beyond) would be a sweet "Suck it" to the hater UT fans who just a week ago wanted Martin out. 

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UCBuckeye's picture

If you root for the SEC over the B1G, I consider you a traitor of the highest regard. Who cares if it's *ichigan, SCREW the SEC!

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I consider you a traitor of the highest regard.

K

Who cares if it's *ichigan,

Buckeye fans.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

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Colerain 2004 G.O.A.T.'s picture

But then you have a scenario where *ichigan wins and has a possible chance to actually win a National title or make it to a final 4. *ichigan is and always will be our biggest rival. COnsecutive seasons of making it to the title game could give them a real boost in recruiting and they could become a mainstay at the top of the B1G. Who would be the traitor then? The guy actually rooting for our biggest and only rival or the guy rooting for a sec which has a chance to stop said rivals run. The sec is shit in basketball and will continue to be for a while.Top to bottom.If it was football we might have an argument but when the mighty propaganda machine can only manage to sneak 3 teams into the tourney, they are not our real enemy in basketball.

I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to yall.~~Lil Wayne

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InvertMyVeer's picture

I'll never hate the University of SEC as much as I hate TTUN.

Football is complicated...

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Two words...

Illegal Cleats

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

 

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

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ab1993's picture

It's a tough one but if MSU and scUM both win tomorrow, then the B1G has three teams left in the tourney, while the SEC and ACC have two at most. So I kind of want TSUN to advance... but of course I would love seeing them get crushed, so either way, I don't care.

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hetuck's picture

I'm still counting on the dome factor to do scUM in. 

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

bodast67's picture

My heart says to root for Tennesee, but my bracket tells me to root for *ichagan :(

 

 

 

     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

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Buckeye_in_SEC_country's picture

I've got scUM advancing in my bracket and I still have a shot of winning... So scUM it is.  I also live in TN and have heard the 360 from UT fans about Cuonzo and Pearl.  It's actually kind of funny.

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KBonay's picture

There is one team I will cheer for Michigan over and that is Florida.  That's it.

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Borrowed Time's picture

It's impressive how much hate the SEC has brought out in us to make it a comparison to TTUN

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luckynutz's picture

On one hand, I'd like for tsun to lose to begin the great migration of their talent to the league.On the other hand, im a UK basketball fan. And I hate tennessee. So any good feelings for them will piss me off. Its a no win for me...I hate them both with a passion. And say the unspeakable happens and UT wins and Lousiville beats UK. I would be inconsolable at that point.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

But at the end of the day, who really cares about the SEC?  Three people talking about it isn't going to change anything.  The fact that Florida went undefeated in that league says it all to me - not a good league.  The tourney is such a wild card sometimes - the best team in it can have one bad game, and they're done (like 2011 OSU).  A low seed like Kentucky, Tennessee, or Dayton can get hot and make a run.  TTUN did that last year - was that really the 2nd best team in America?  No way.  But they got hot for 5.5 games.  Florida, Kentucky, and Tennessee in the Sweet 16 does not mean the SEC is a good league.

So with that said, go Vols, fuck TTUN.

Class of 2010.

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Colerain 2004 G.O.A.T.'s picture

Any die hard Buckeye fan rooting for *ichigan because they are playing a sec basketball team needs to go consult a specialist.

I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to yall.~~Lil Wayne

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route4buckeye's picture

That's so dumb. Lol.

If this was football... yeah

It's basketball.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

It's basketball.

I don't care if it's thumb wrestling; it's still Michigan.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

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BHT's picture

I wish I could give you a million upvotes. Buckeyes rooting for TTUN? Never heard of it.

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osunut2's picture

As much as I hate Michigan, I live in Knoxville too, and the rah-rah SEC bullshit is tough to take 365 days out of the year. I certainly wouldn't mind seeing that meteor...

As far as the Bruce Pearl/Cuonzo Martin fiasco goes, I agree 110% Moosie. I've never seen a fanbase turn completely around in such a short period of time - less than 2 weeks, to be exact. Just look at all of the so-called "fans" that are suddenly wearing their orange and signing "Rocky Top." Where were they 2 weeks ago? Oh yeah, that's right - they were signing that Bruce Pearl petition and hoping that the Vols flamed out against Iowa, just so the university would fire Cuonzo Martin.

Look at the bizarre novel that could be written about this whole bizarre situation, just illustrating the last 2 weeks - Tennessee underachieves all season in a 3-bid league, Bruce Pearl petition surfaces, team sneaks into the NCAA Tournament, fans continue to bitch about Cuonzo Martin while openly cheering against the Vols (and continuing to pine for Bruce Pearl), Pearl goes to another SEC program the day before their play-in game against Iowa, fans collectively attempt to jump off of a bridge, team rallies to beat Iowa, thumps two more teams, fans suddenly forget about Pearl and the petition, and suddenly even more fans have crawled out of the woodwork to support the team. And now here we are.

"Without winners, there wouldn't even be any god-d*mned civilization." 

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RedStorm45's picture

These games are so much tougher to pick than last night (and hopefully they're a bit closer).

scUM

Louisville

Iowa State (think they have one more win without Niang)

tossup...Sparty in a close one?

Iwearmocs's picture

I have UM in the elite 8 in my bracket, (albeit against Duke lol) so I'm rooting for Michigan.  I have no problem picking march madness rooting interests.

 

Seattle Linga's picture

And now the starting line up for TTUN

And the starting 5 for the Vols............

 

BHT's picture

Tennessee. I don't care if they are a SEC team or the worst team after TTUN, but there is now way I will root for TTUN. I won't vote for not TTUN either because we know how that ended last year against Indiana. Go Vols! (For tonight anyway) 

The meteor idea seems good to me though.

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Deadly Nuts's picture

all ttun can do is launch three's... that will come back to bite them in the ass

LEBRON

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Colerain 2004 G.O.A.T.'s picture

Wowsers the refs really do care about the sec brand.

I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to yall.~~Lil Wayne

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Seattle Linga's picture

TTUN hung on tonight but that charging call on Stokes in the end was pretty bad. 

Deadly Nuts's picture

It was a charge, he lowered his shoulder. I'm would be willing to bet it wouldn't have been called if Morgan hadn't flopped.

LEBRON

Seattle Linga's picture

I hear ya DN - but I respectfully disagree - I know that the defender wasn't set - he was still moving but I guess that's why we're watching the game from afar.