Volunteers special season

How many remember the magical 98 season of the Tennessee Volunteer football team and the almost inconceivable win over Arkansas that year that was as much shear luck as anything else?   As for me I thought Tennessee should have ordered one additional National Championship ring and presented it to the Arkansas quarterback that year due to the fumble that the Arkansas QB made that turned a sure Tennessee Loss into the most impractical win that year securing the National Championship hopes would remain alive.

Flash ahead to 2016 and Saturday's game against Georgia.  The many stroke of luck events that had to transpire to position Tennessee to take the Hail Mary pass into the end zone then for it to be caught insuring the victory and Keeping Tennessee's hopes alive.  From App State's placekicker's missed extra point which is usually a "give me" to their several come from behind wins this year appears to be a special luck with Tennessee year and given Georgia's loss on Saturday in the last few seconds you can all but assure that Tennessee will, as predicted, before the season, be the SEC East champ all but assuring a rematch with the SEC West winner which in most probability will be Texas A&M or Alabama.  

Granted there is a vast difference from the SEC east to the SEC West and Texas A&M and Alabama will most likely give Tennessee a much tougher game than Florida or Georgia has given them but Tennessee is finding ways to win and even better finding lady luck in its corner.  The next two weeks will tell how Tennessee's fortunes will go and an end of the year rematch, if it's Texas A&M or Alabama, means if Tennessee loses they might have a chance at redemption but given Houston's great playing and the way that other schools are so dominate there may be a scenario where no SEC school will end up in the final four but then Alabama has a way of getting better each week so time will tell.  Either way it goes Tennessee's Volunteer football team is seemingly having a very special, lucky, year this year.

Be as the Bereans ( Acts 17:11 )
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Since the dirty deed by Rashaan Gaulden, that went unpunished, I had hoped for a loss, and that they never win another game as long as he plays. But, anyway, they don't look that good, and with their conduct they have nothing to be proud of. The big faker did get his bell rung for real in one play. Here's hoping that happens again.

giftedamateur posted:

Since the dirty deed by Rashaan Gaulden, that went unpunished, I had hoped for a loss, and that they never win another game as long as he plays. But, anyway, they don't look that good, and with their conduct they have nothing to be proud of. The big faker did get his bell rung for real in one play. Here's hoping that happens again.

Well cheer up as Tennessee's next two games means they now pick up two of the SEC West best, Texas A&M & Alabama.  I think luck plays a big part in getting a team to the championship and Tennessee is using up theirs early. 

As for Butch Jones he still has to justify his 1/2 million dollar raise earlier this year and the fan base of Tennessee as fickle as they are will settle for nothing less than a trip to Atlanta and the SEC Championship.    As it is they will most likely play Alabama or Texas A&M again but there is an outside chance that Arkansas will be the sleeper of the SEC West.  Well know more after this coming week just how much a threat Arkansas is.  Let's just hope that Hurts and the Offense catches fire and plays to their potential along with the Defense and Special Teams. 

Remember though last year Alabama said Tennessee was their toughest SEC Game so Tennessee is loaded this year it's just they haven't played up to their potential or their hype.

So far this year, Tennessee Vols have had the most exciting games to watch. Especially second half or should I say, last 3 minutes of the game.. The Georgia game was unreal... Both sides from the Fans, got a dose of "Gaping Mouth Syndrome" at the end. All that luck for TN has been a bit early in the season and they will need to keep some of it down the stretch.. I just don't want TN to have their Lucky Charms working during the Bama game..

River Runner posted:

So far this year, Tennessee Vols have had the most exciting games to watch. Especially second half or should I say, last 3 minutes of the game.. The Georgia game was unreal... Both sides from the Fans, got a dose of "Gaping Mouth Syndrome" at the end. All that luck for TN has been a bit early in the season and they will need to keep some of it down the stretch.. I just don't want TN to have their Lucky Charms working during the Bama game..

I just don't want them to have their "dirty deeds" working during the game. Here's hoping Rashaan Gaulden has his leg broken in the first play.

Bestworking posted:
River Runner posted:

So far this year, Tennessee Vols have had the most exciting games to watch. Especially second half or should I say, last 3 minutes of the game.. The Georgia game was unreal... Both sides from the Fans, got a dose of "Gaping Mouth Syndrome" at the end. All that luck for TN has been a bit early in the season and they will need to keep some of it down the stretch.. I just don't want TN to have their Lucky Charms working during the Bama game..

I just don't want them to have their "dirty deeds" working during the game. Here's hoping Rashaan Gaulden has his leg broken in the first play.

I thought Florida's coach filed a grievance. Wonder what happened there.

giftedamateur posted:
Bestworking posted:
River Runner posted:

So far this year, Tennessee Vols have had the most exciting games to watch. Especially second half or should I say, last 3 minutes of the game.. The Georgia game was unreal... Both sides from the Fans, got a dose of "Gaping Mouth Syndrome" at the end. All that luck for TN has been a bit early in the season and they will need to keep some of it down the stretch.. I just don't want TN to have their Lucky Charms working during the Bama game..

I just don't want them to have their "dirty deeds" working during the game. Here's hoping Rashaan Gaulden has his leg broken in the first play.

I thought Florida's coach filed a grievance. Wonder what happened there.

No idea.

Bestworking posted:
River Runner posted:

So far this year, Tennessee Vols have had the most exciting games to watch. Especially second half or should I say, last 3 minutes of the game.. The Georgia game was unreal... Both sides from the Fans, got a dose of "Gaping Mouth Syndrome" at the end. All that luck for TN has been a bit early in the season and they will need to keep some of it down the stretch.. I just don't want TN to have their Lucky Charms working during the Bama game..

I just don't want them to have their "dirty deeds" working during the game. Here's hoping Rashaan Gaulden has his leg broken in the first play.

Here's what happens when you get what you wish for:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xj46ypk67k

Nothing a fan should wish on any player.

https://www.google.com/webhp?h...;q=prothro+breaks+le

whatever the team 

Bestworking posted:
giftedamateur posted:
Bestworking posted:
River Runner posted:

So far this year, Tennessee Vols have had the most exciting games to watch. Especially second half or should I say, last 3 minutes of the game.. The Georgia game was unreal... Both sides from the Fans, got a dose of "Gaping Mouth Syndrome" at the end. All that luck for TN has been a bit early in the season and they will need to keep some of it down the stretch.. I just don't want TN to have their Lucky Charms working during the Bama game..

I just don't want them to have their "dirty deeds" working during the game. Here's hoping Rashaan Gaulden has his leg broken in the first play.

I thought Florida's coach filed a grievance. Wonder what happened there.

No idea.

If it had happened, you would have heard about it so you'll have to Google what you thought would happen but did not.

Best I can ascertain, the TN player put on a fake injury not unlike many punters who fake injury.  Saw one player [TAM, I believe] do it three times tonight, but the ref's didn't buy it.  The UT -  GA referee flagged it.  Foul should have been Personal Foul "hands to the face" a fifteen yarder, but sometimes personal fouls can rise to the level of "targeting" which requires the initial penalties of ejection and suspension for the second half of the game in progress or the first half of the next game.  That is entirely left up to the officials.

There is no evidence the suspension was enforced [by the coach] which, to me, was a subtle way of saying the ref's, especially those in the SEC review booth in B'ham blew it not the call but the penalty.  The third level, suspension following ejection, didn't happen.  Supposedly, the SEC review gurus in B'ham are supposed to review every play but I have seen several instances when they blew it again and again.  Last time was tonight when Bama clearly fumbled on the Arkansas 1 yard line.  Bama was awarded a touchdown but only a timeout called by the Arkansas coach to review the play showed an obvious fumble.  The call on the field was reversed.  In UT previous game, they were awarded a reception when it was clearly an incompletion.

All this dust up over what the TN player did and what he should repent for is just that... dust up.  Players fake injuries to get penalties, times outs, stop drive momentum , , , to name but a few . . . all familiar to even the most casual football fan.

Keep in mine that the link Best provided was to a Blog in progress.  None of the things predicted by the author of the blog came to pass.

Wishing harm come to a player on the field, not cool. especially when he happens to play for your teams traditional rival.  Bad form not to want to take on your rival at their best.  However, within the "Up*d*y*k*e rules of engagement", I guess it's whatever goes. 

 

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