The Problems with Youth Sports

By Alex Norman Let me start this article by saying that there are a lot of great things about youth sports. It gives kids an opportunity to get some exercise.  It teaches them to work with others.  And playing sports is all sorts of fun. The only thing wrong with youth sports is what adults […]

Tom Brady’s Legacy

By Alex Norman The argument for football fans has raged for years, and will continue to do so long after you and I have departed this beautiful life… Who is the better quarterback?  Peyton Manning or Tom Brady? The fun part about these discussions is that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  Is […]

Vols Finish Spring Practice

By Alex Norman Five weeks and 15 practices are over, and now the long wait for the 2015 season begins for Tennessee. On Saturday, April 25th, the Vols played their annual Orange & White Game in front an announced crowd (sarcastic cough) of 63,016. So what did we learn about this team after the scrimmage?  […]

A look ahead… to the 2015 Tennessee Titans

By Alex Norman The 2015 NFL season is still four and a half months away, but that shouldn’t stop us from making predictions on exactly how the season will go for the Tennessee Titans. And since the NFL has released the entire 2015 schedule, we can now go week by week for what should be […]

Want to coach at Tennessee? Here’s your chance!

By Alex Norman If you spend any time listening to local sports talk radio you know that there are hundreds, maybe thousands of people out there that could do a better job than Butch Jones and members of his coaching staff at Tennessee. We know this because the moment a pass is dropped or a […]

Vols Spring Practice Continues

By Alex Norman It was a beautiful day in Knoxville. On Tuesday, March 24th, the sun was shining brightly without a cloud in the sky.  It was the kind of day that makes you realize spring is here and the long hard winter is over. Vols fans hope that the weather that greeted their football […]

Rick Barnes Takes Over on Rocky Top

By Alex Norman For once, Tennessee gets a break. After recent coaching changes that had the worst possible timing (Lane Kiffin leaves in football, Cuonzo Martin bolts in men’s basketball), the Volunteers wasted little time after firing men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall in hiring former Texas coach Rick Barnes. “I just want you to know […]

Dave Hart’s Mess to Clean Up

By Alex Norman Recently the only constant in coaching a revenue sport at the University of Tennessee, has been change. Since 2008 Phillip Fulmer, Lane Kiffin, Derek Dooley, and Butch Jones have been the football coaches.  Bruce Pearl, Cuonzo Martin and Donnie Tyndall have been the men’s basketball coaches. And now, a new contestant will […]

One Tennessee. Kind Of.

By Alex Norman At the present time, Tennessee Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart is one of the most unpopular people in town. Sure, his hiring of Butch Jones is starting to pay off, and when football “drives the engine,” that’s good for the bottom line in an entire athletic department. But his […]

Vols at the SEC Tournament

By Alex Norman The commonly held view was that Tennessee, losers of 8 of their previous 10 games, would be a quick out at the SEC Tournament. But if we learned anything about this Vols basketball team, it is to expect that they won’t go quietly. In Tennessee’s first game in Nashville, against rival Vanderbilt, […]