Reason to Celebrate: Vols Welcome Class of 2015

By Alex Norman It might seem presumptuous, considering that most of these kids have never played a down of college football at any level.  But the potential that Tennessee’s recruiting class, a consensus top 5 group nationally, brings to Knoxville is off the charts. “Today is really a combination of one to two years of […]

The Super Bowl I Don’t Want To Watch

By Alex Norman Normally when the Super Bowl rolls around I can always find a reason to root for one of the teams… but I’m not going to lie.  I’m rooting for Glendale to be overrun by zombies because you would be hard pressed to find two teams that are more unlikeable than the AFC […]

James Winston… to the Tennessee Titans?

By Alex Norman There are two constants in life.  The first I forget.  The second is that the Tennessee Titans will continue to be the most boring team in the National Football League. They haven’t won a playoff game since the 2003 season and haven’t been to the playoffs since January 2009. They have gone […]

The Hubris of Lane Kiffin

By Alex Norman The smartest guy in the room… well, the guy who thinks he is the smartest guy in the room… he’s never really the smartest guy in the room, you know? The smartest guy in the room is actually so smart that he makes sure that no one knows that he is the […]

2015: A look ahead

By Alex Norman 2014 is in its dying stages but good news loyal readers… a brand new year is about to kick off. Instead of waiting to see what happens in the sports world over those 365 days, I’ve dusted off the handy dandy crystal ball and found out exactly what is going to occur. […]

Football Leads to Madness Once Again in Knoxville

By Alex Norman And it has begun… I was listening to local sports talk radio the other day and heard a caller say that if Vols head coach Butch Jones leaves Tennessee to take the Michigan job that UT should try to hire Dan Mullen away from Mississippi State or Gus Malzahn from Auburn. Well, […]

Lane Kiffin’s Return to Knoxville

By Alex Norman Admit it… you can’t wait to see what happens at when the Vols and Crimson Tide renew their rivalry on Saturday night at Neyland Stadium. I’m not talking about the game itself.  Tennessee hasn’t beaten Alabama since 2006 and will be hard pressed to end that streak this year. But the atmosphere […]

Tennessee shows signs of improvement, prepares for Georgia

By Alex Norman On Saturday the Tennessee Volunteers will try to do something they haven’t done in eight years. Win a game in Athens, Georgia. The Vols are coming off their first loss of the season, a 34-10 defeat at the hands of 4th-ranked Oklahoma in Norman. “Coach (Butch) Jones did a great job (last) […]

The NFL’s Darkest Hour

By Alex Norman Domestic violence is a serious problem in this country. According to safehorizon.org, one in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. This is something we should all care about. The National Football League? Not so much. The Baltimore Ravens organization and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell knew for months that Ravens […]

Adversity Pays Off For Ju’Wuan James

By Alex Norman Ju’Wuan James arrived in Knoxville in January of 2010 expecting to play for Lane Kiffin.  Instead it would be three years of Derek Dooley and one year of Butch Jones.  There wasn’t a bowl game trip to be had, or even a winning season. But at the end of the day, that […]