Vols at SEC Media Days

By Alex Norman It is the unofficial start of college football season… the return of SEC Media Days to the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama. It is a people-watching paradise, especially the hundreds of Alabama fans that converge on the small lobby of the hotel, standing around for hours just for a glimpse of their […]

The Future of Butch Jones at Tennessee

By Alex Norman Well, we are smack dab in the dog days of summer.  The Vols first football game is still more than 7 weeks away.  It’s brutal.  We are all stuck watching tennis or golf.  There is some soccer, but it isn’t the really good soccer. We have to do something to fill the […]

Missing Pat Summitt

By Alex Norman We don’t expect our heroes to be fallible. But unfortunately they are made of the same flesh and bone as the rest of us. Last week marked the one year anniversary of the death of Pat Summitt and Tennessee is not the same without her.  I’m not just talking about things that […]

Phillip Fulmer is back!

By Alex Norman Ok… not sure I am used to living in a world in which the University of Tennessee is making smart decisions that also play well in the court of public opinion with regards to athletics. But that’s where we are now. First, new Tennessee athletic director John Currie promoted former Vol Chris […]

Smashville Falls Two Wins Short

By Alex Norman There is no pain like the pain of a sports fan seeing their team fall just short of a championship. It makes no sense of course… why should we care so much about people we likely will never meet putting a basketball into an iron hoop or carrying a football over a […]

Tennessee Baseball Gets a New Direction, Yet Again

By Alex Norman It didn’t work with Todd Raleigh… It didn’t work with Dave Serrano… Will it work with Tony Vitello? Vols fans are hoping the third time is the charm with regards to the Tennessee baseball program. Ever since then athletic director Mike Hamilton fired Rod Delmonico following the 2007 season, the Vols have […]

Making the Case for Butch Jones

By Alex Norman Butch Jones needs to be fired immediately. Spend a few minutes on twitter and that’s what you will read from Tennessee fans. The Vols head coach should be dispatched posthaste and Jon Gruden should be hired. Or Brian Kelly. Or Bobby Petrino. Or they have nobody in mind as a replacement. They […]

A Preview of the Stanley Cup Final

By Alex Norman Well, we are finally here.  Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final was scheduled for Memorial Day evening.  And for the first time ever, your Nashville Predators are taking part! The fact that the Preds, an 8 seed in the Western Conference, have managed to sweep the Chicago Blackhawks, then beat the […]

A night with the Nashville Predators

By Alex Norman At the time of this writing the Nashville Predators were playing the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference Finals.  The Predators are trying to get to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history. Full disclosure:  I am not a Nashville Predators fan.  My allegiances lie with one of […]

Q&A with Tennessee commit Ollie Lane

By Alex Norman From time to time we like to catch an area athlete for a quick question and answer session.  Recently The Knoxville Focus spoke one on one with Gibbs offensive lineman Ollie Lane, who has verbally committed to Tennessee’s Class of 2018.  Lane chose Tennessee over Virginia Tech and Duke, among others. Knoxville […]

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