Tag Archive | Bryce Brown

Blueprint for a Fantasy

Florida Gators vs. Tennessee Volunteers
Saturday 17 September 2011 | 3:30 pm EDT
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium | Gainesville, FL | CBS-TV 
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Contemplating the Vols’ visit to Gainesville this Saturday made me think about the last visit to The Swamp. Many predicted the No.1 Gators would destroy Tennessee that day and give Lane Kiffin the spanking that he deserved.

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Vandy is Candy

Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee | 20 Nov 2010 | Vanderbilt Stadium/Dudley Field

7:30 pm EDT | CSS / ESPN3.com

Vandy’s entertaining head coach Robbie Caldwell summed up the state of his 2-8 Commodores quite succinctly:

“We haven’t been creating turnovers defensively, we haven’t moved the ball until right here recently offensively. Unfortunately our bright spot has been our punt team. That’s the one thing you don’t want to have showing good signs.”

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Cheap Shots, Bon Mots, and Not So Deep Thoughts

Post-Winter Olympics withdrawl has finally dissipated. Yes, I watched it all. The ice hockey was incredible, with not a single fight to be seen. Hockey without fighting? If only the NHL could get a clue. And then there was curling, my new curio. Don’t ask me why, because some things should remain a mystery within the weird fabric of life’s obsessions. But, I loved it.

So out of the fog of Vancouver memories, and while still within the midst of the business end of the European football and NHL seasons, I’ve come up for air to check on the goings on of Tennessee Volunteer football.

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“Sources” have told The Manhattan (Kansas) Mercury that Bryce Brown will wait and see how he fits into coach Derek Dooley’s system, and then will make a decision on whether or not he will remain in Knoxville. Read More…

The Streak Turns Silver

Recap /   Box Score /  Play-by-Play /  Drive Chart

The self-proclaimed biggest game ever played for a generation of Kentucky football fans in front of 70,981 turned into more of the same Saturday night:

  1. A dog-fight of a Boarder-State Rivalry War; and
  2. A Tennessee victory.

With a win on Saturday, Kentucky would have fulfilled a string of significant accomplishments for their improving program under coach Rich Brooks.

  • An 8-4 regular season, the first 8-win regular season since 1984.
  • A second place finish in the SEC East for the first time since the realignment of the conference in 1992 and best SEC finish since 1977 (when they tied for first with Alabama).
  • A likely New Years’ Day bowl date for the first time since the 1998 season (Outback Bowl, Jan 1, 1999 vs Penn State).
  • And perhaps, most importantly, an end to The Streak – 24 consecutive losses to their bitter, long-time, border state rival.

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And that was a d*mn good answer :)

So the TV crew is interviewing fans during pre-game festivities about their thoughts on the Tennessee / Vanderbilt rivalry.   A gentleman dressed in black and gold made the following comment:

” the Vandy UT rivalry is all about pride. And about what is best for Tennessee.. and shows the best for Tennesse”

And a gentleman dressed in Orange standing next to him replied:

“And that was a damn good answer”

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(1) Alabama 12 Tennessee 10: Game Summary

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Attendance (Bryant-Denny Stadium):  92,012

Recap /   Box Score /  Play-by-Play /  Drive Chart

I’m back. Somewhat rested. Still wondering what to make of it all. But in the spirit of moving forward, here’s the game recap, possession by possession.

Technical DifficultiesBut first, a word from our… Oops. Technical difficulties. Do not try to adjust your set. Or your headset…

Right before kickoff, it becomes apparent that the Tennessee coaching staff is discussing the possible sabotage of their headsets. Yes, it is just a coincidence, I’m sure. Faulty wiring or just a bad connector. Right. So the officials rule that both teams’ staffs must remove the headsets until the “problem is fixed.” The “problem” is “fixed” after only a couple of plays.

A red rat chewing through a wire no doubt…

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