Sep 24
by Don

We are well into the college football season and with that comes our annual “away” game trip.  The Gators have been consistently good since I first went to school in ’93 so I have been very fortunate to have many wonderful football Saturdays in the fall.  This year Lori and I went to the UF vs. UT game in Knoxville, TN.  I have a cousin who lives there and her husband was nice enough to provide amazing tickets, so we were there with the quickness.

It was a great weekend on many levels, but here are some of things that I took away from the game:

  1. I am now 5 for 6 in games at Neyland Stadium that I have gone to; it’s like a home away from home.
  2. There is not one piece of flat land in a 25 mile radius of Knoxville. 
  3. The UT “T” is a pretty cool thing to see live.  They also have an announcer who has an incredibly booming voice; “It’s Football Time in Tennessee”. Very Cool.
  4. If you wear Blue then you will be padded down and searched at the gate upon entry.  If you wear Orange or White then you get a smile and a “have a nice time”.  JWB could have been my co-pilot!
  5. Although “Rocky Top” is not the Tennessee fight song, it’s the song most associated with the University.  It is played on every touchdown or big play.  It’s sort of a big deal to Vols fans.  This year it was only played 3 times during the game.
  6. Fulmer is a nice guy, a winning football coach for many years, and has the street that the Stadium sits on named after him.  This game was the beginning of the end of an era.


I wonder what odds Vegas is giving on Fulmer lasting to the end of the Year?  It took losing for Mississippi State to get the Zookster fired for the Gators a few years back.  Would losing to Kentucky do it? There needs to be a prop bet on this.