Try living here in Knoxville during their hayday in the 90s/early 2000s. Insufferable is putting it nicely.
Wow. Dustin Johnson is looking solid.
That's a good point. I guess I was thinking more along the lines of "he's due to win a major."
The way Chambers Bay is laid out, it has to slightly favor a European. I like Henrik Stenson's chances.
Of course, that is if his caddy doesn't fall and hurt himself again.
Netflix picked up MASH seasons 1 through 5 a couple of months ago. Just added seasons 6 through 11 at the beginning of May.
You hit the nail on the head. I grew up in the Knoxville area, and I moved back to Knoxville about 10 years ago. The level of entitlement and "conference solidarity" that these fans embody is off the charts. It's one thing when you are a force to be reckoned with (you can crow all you want when you are at the top of the heap), but it's another when you haven't been relevant in 11 years.
To top it all off, Tennessee's men's athletic teams finished dead last in the collective SEC rankings this year. But you'd never know that, thanks to the blinders that their fans wear.
Lacrosse is very slowly catching on in the south, but it's still a fringe sport down here. Lacrosse is not a sanctioned high school sport in Tennessee (neither is ice hockey); plus, it is played in the spring, and it competes directly with baseball and boys' soccer down here.
Tiger Woods - Arguably the best golfer in history, but I can't root for an absolute slimeball. Still can't figure out how so many fans can separate his golfing ability from his on-course demeanor/personal life.
Tim Biakabutuka - I don't think I'll ever forgive that guy.
Johnny Manziel - I'm not a fan of super-arrogant athletes. Especially ones that continue to be a dick even when they appear to be washed up. See Ryan Leaf.
Yadier Molina - No explanation needed.
Luis Suarez - Textbook example of a dirty soccer player.
They do it EVERY offseason, but this year has been particularly bad. They firmly believe that the stars are finally aligning for them to win the SEC East this year.
I've lived in Knoxville since 2005, surrounded by nothing but Orange. Needless to say, it's been a great year. Tennessee fans absolutely love living vicariously through their SEC brethren, which is frustrating. The Buckeyes certainly quieted that this season.
Buckeyes are done for the afternoon and have a 17.5 point lead on Iowa. Hawkeyes have 3 wrestlers in the semis, plus 4 still alive in wrestlebacks.
Strangely enough, our big rival played a slower rendition of Across the Field.
Rocky Top was also my high school fight song. I just couldn't escape it.
Agreed. I felt the same way when they canceled the Tennessee series.
After growing up in Knoxville (and moving back), I'd definitely say Tennessee.
I was in middle school during that infamous Citrus Bowl. My classmates never let me live that down.
26 games (23-3 record), all in Columbus
First game - 1991 vs. Indiana (drove up from John Cooper's hometown for my 9th birthday)
I was a student from 2001 through 2005. The 2002 Michigan game is probably the most unbelievable sports atmosphere I've ever witnessed. Sold my 2004 Michigan ticket - I regret not being in the stadium to see the coronation of Troy Smith, but I made enough money to pay for every season ticket package I'd purchased as a student.
Came back in 2006 (Michigan), 2007 & 2008 (YSU), 2009 (Navy - Thank you, Brian Rolle), 2010 (Michigan), 2011 (Akron), and 2012 (Purdue - Kenny G to the rescue)
Next year's game in Blacksburg will be my first OSU road game.
Jesus, this is embarrassing.
Yeah, 3 of those punts were downed at the 5. Another was downed at the 9.
Yup. It was ruled an illegal forward pass.
Scott averaged 55 yards per punt. 5 of his 7 punts were downed inside the 20. The other two ended up at the 20 (73 yarder) and the 23. Definitely their MVP.
Zeke is the first 200+ yard rusher against Bama since Cadillac Williams did it in 2003.
Fair point. I guess I just don't understand what good it does for a team like Alabama to play a team like Western Carolina at all. I was never a fan of OSU playing Youngstown State for the exact same reason. OSU gained absolutely nothing by playing those games. Why risk getting guys hurt against an FCS team?
This week in the SEC (yup, 4th Saturday in November):
- Eastern Kentucky @ Florida
- Charleston Southern @ Georgia
- South Alabama @ South Carolina
- Samford @ Auburn
- Western Carolina @ Alabama
Yeah, that's good for college football.