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I think we've all had good and bad just about everywhere. I went to the 2015 UT-UF game in The Swamp. This was the one where Butch "The card says don't go for two on the road when you're up by 12 in the fourth quarter against a team you haven't beaten in ages" Jones lost by one point. I purposefully bought tickets on the Florida side to be under the minimal overhang in case of rain and to be out of the sun. The guy next to me was not too happy when he found out I am a UT fan, but by the second quarter I had won him over. When that last FG attempt missed by the width of a piece of paper, everyone around me congratulated me on a great game, and I did the same. I had also been to the Gator Growl in 1992, and that was a great experience. I would have to rank The Swamp pretty high.
Remember these are "commitments" not signees. We have to cross the finish line then develop and plug these elite recruits into the right places. Then we can see if Pruitt is truly taking us in the right direction. I certainly hope so. A decade of mediocrity and worse has felt like a repeat of the mid 1970s to the mid 1980s to this Vol fan.
I was at the Rocket Ishmael game. He took off on a long run heading to the North end zone. Our DBs had the angle on him...until they didn't. His nickname was well-deserved. I convinced my brother to leave after that play to walk back to the hotel. We were listening to the end on the radio while walking when UT scored, recovered the onside kick, then threw an INT in the end zone. My brother said he would have killed me if UT had scored.
Tua: "I’m not on the swim team." Sure it's non-contact, but there are injuries in swimming. I'd love to see Tua swim either a 500yd, 1500m, or 1650yd freestyle in competition like my daughter has. I'd love to see him complete the practice/preparation for that. I'll bet he cannot do it.
I think the Gator D knew the snap count better than even Manning. They were off the ball so FAST I thought they were offside, but they weren't. That was an awesome defensive display.
Okay. Take away one of Bailey's TDs. Still a better season overall. O'Gara wrote at the end, "But there's a reason we've never seen a player repeat Woodson year." Heck, Bailey did it the VERY NEXT YEAR! I think he was shafted worse than Manning.
Hear, hear! This has been my argument all along. Champ Bailey had a BETTER year than Woodson with the exception of INTs, and he was never seriously mentioned as a contender for the Heisman. The 744 receiving yards compared to 238 and one more TD more than make up for the 5 INT difference. One of the arguments against Manning was it isn't a career award, but when Eric Crouch won in 2001 I remember him getting points from pundits for his career impact. Clearly it didn't harm Manning going forward. He wasn't a flame out. Neither was Woodson who was a great player college and pro. Clearly I'm a homer for Tennessee. But 1997 smelled fishy to me...almost like it was "anybody but Manning."
You are wrong in your assumption. The nurse takes care of a set number of patients on a particular nursing unit. The doctor sees all the patients for which he or she is responsible on several different nursing units. Almost always the number of patients the doctors see is more than the nurses.
Recent research from Italy, if I remember the location correctly, is the genome of the virus is very stable meaning mutations aren't likely. So a vaccine, when available, will last.
Free speech anyone? I can just about guarantee there are more hateful things written in the comments section of SDS on an almost daily basis.
Thanks to all the good words from the SEC brethren (and whatever the equivalent is for SEC sisters). I am just glad UT could contribute to a successful bowl season for the conference. Now, GEAUX TIGERS!
Thanks. Good job Gators. It's always good to beat the ACC. Hopefully UT can add to the SEC win total and beat the Big 10 to boot.
As someone said before, it all depends on whether or not the blood supply to the bone (which is tenuous under normal conditions)is interrupted. If it is, then it will be the same as Bo's injury. I sure hope it isn't that bad. He is a great player and seems to be an even better person.
I thought the same thing. That was a gift from the UK coaches. I don't know why they didn't run the ball, but I'm glad they didn't.
To the UK fans: great game and good luck going forward. I thought it was going to be a repeat of 2011. Also I appreciate the UK folks keeping the comments civil...more than I can say for some UTers. I had the opportunity to tune into the UK broadcast on XM because I didn't feel like going through the hassle of feeding the live stream through my car while driving (my edition of XM didn't have the UT feed in the car). I grew up on John Ward who always appreciated a good play from the opposing team, and you could tell it by his voice. The UK broadcast team was a pleasure--obviously for the Cats but even-handed for the Vols.
Alabama won't win another NC until they excise that doofus from their sideline. His mere presence is a black hole sucking away what Saban teaches.
"Who is John Galt?" is the line from Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
I'd really be happy if he never played again--for his sake. The concussions only come more easily after you've had a couple. Hits that before would not be a problem could cause another. He's too young to risk that, but I guess that is up to him and his parents.
Thinking back to 1988 the first game UT played giving hope to the future was the loss to Bama making UT 0-6. I have been feeling pretty negative about the whole situation, but Saturday night they really showed some fight against #1 in the country at home with ridiculous lights and an amped up crowd. They could have rolled over and lost by 35 as expected, but they were one play away from making it a one score game midway through the fourth quarter. If there can be some decent QB play, there is hope to win some more games this year. But that may be a big if especially if Maurer is unable to play (and if he's my kid I think I'd forbid it).
Never want to see an injury. I'd hate to think karma was involved with Maurer.
Without the scoop and score (which unfortunately I called a play earlier but as an interception return 100 yards!) that game could have been 28-20 right then. You can't tell me you weren't sweating even a little right before that play knowing you should have been ahead by 30+ by then. Don't tell me it was because Tua wasn't in there. Our starting QB went out too. Gitmo was less effective than your backup.
I loved all the coverage of the high ankle sprain. Wasn't there another starting QB in that game who suffered his second brain injury in two weeks? Oh yeah, he doesn't play for Bama.
The refs gave Bama a phantom unnecessary roughness penalty that led to a TD. Jennings was near about tackled on third down pass to end zone that wasn't called and led to a FG instead of first down on the two. Still don't know why in the first half the refs stopped our wildcat play for unknown reasons that then led to a couple of penalties and a FG instead of a chance for TD. On the fumble return for TD, Trey Smith was tackled... should have been a hold on the return. Hard to imagine, but I wonder if the SEC wants to protect that CFP investment. A Bama loss to lowly UT would have killed that. I expected to lose, but not like that.
This proves what Hooker is about- stirring the pot. Why has there been negativity from the fans? Because ofthe play on the field AND because of the piling on by writers... especially articles that have been suggesting Fulmer wants to take over the team. Writers, you can't have it both ways. He'll be back to his negative ways maybe even before this game.
I'd be careful about saying the players are untalented quitters. They are sacrificing a lot and putting a lot of blood, sweat, and (probably) tears into it. One valuable lesson I learned from Clay Travis's book, On Rocky Top, was the players want to win one million times more than I want them to win.
The five game winning streak that came after the 0-6 start was the beginning of the run until Fulmer's firing. You could see improvement during the losing streak, and they played their best game to that point in the loss to Bama, which was the sixth loss. The differences this year are Majors vs. Pruitt and improvement vs. no improvement. The second part of that is DIRECTLY related to the first part.
I like them because we can't lose a game. You've got TWO weeks off to prepare for USC.