For the Record: Week 6

For the record…

The Vols face a formidable opponent in LSU on Saturday. After a very disappointing loss against Georgia during which Tennessee lost their composure and confidence, and their quarterback, in the second half, the Vols must conquer their minds if they are to be competitive against the number one ranked Tigers. Thus, the theme of this week’s For the Record is Fear.

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Refuse to approach Saturday's game like this. Reserve that for next week.

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. – Bertrand Russell

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. – Benjamin Franklin

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. – Eric Hoffer

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. – George Carlin

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. – Mark Twain

In time we hate that which we often fear. – William Shakespeare

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Tennessee vs LSU Predictions:

Scoop:  17-28 LSU (-11 / 45 total pts)
Bert:  10-24 LSU (-14 / 34 pts)
NorCalVol:  9-34 LSU (-25 / 43 total pts)
TK:  7-40 LSU (-33 / 47 total pts)
Sandy:  10-45 LSU (-35 / 55 total pts)
Billy:  7-42 LSU (-35 / 49 total pts)
RockyTop78:  9-48 LSU (-39 / 57 total points)
Orangebobber:  AWOL
DW:  AWOL
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3 responses to “For the Record: Week 6”

  1. rockytop78 says :

    I think that the picture at the beginning of the article could be one of me — it shows my fear of a beatdown of biblical proportions taking place in Neyland Stadium today.

    After trying to tame the excessively irrational and emotional part of my brain, I will go with the following prediction: LSU 48, Tennessee 9.

    Think of it as a compromise prediction: it’s fewer points for LSU than I think they could score, and it’s also more points for Tennessee than I think they are likely to score.

    I will probably be working in my garden today during the game, listening to Bob Kesling and Tim Priest on the Vol Network, and flinging dirt clods at the radio whenever LSU scores.

    • norcalvol says :

      Thanks for getting that pick in RT…

      Here’s hoping that your radio stays upright and clean throughout the afternoon! Actually, that sounds like a nice way to enjoy the game – has an old-time feel to it.

  2. rockytop78 says :

    Yes, sometimes it’s nice just to let my imagination work; although I do miss John Ward’s play-by-play!

    Thanks, by the way, for the clip with the George Mooney broadcasts; I heard some familiar names on the clips from the UT-Georgia Tech game — Charlie Fulton, Hal Wantland, Austin Denney, and others — and it brought back some nice memories from a time when the world was much simpler.

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