Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Vols are UNDEFEATED!

Ok.  So it was only their first game of the season.  But give me a minute to make my case and you’ll see why everybody around here is so excited!

First – the football team was miserable last year.  The were last in the COUNTRY (and yes – I mean the United States – not Paraguay) in the percentage of drives that ended in a “three and out”.  That’s sad enough.  But they also finished up last year with a 5 and 7 record.  They only won 3 SEC games.  They lost to Wyoming on homecoming day for goodness sake!  I could go on and on, but you get the point.  Besides – you should study the past, learn from it, and move forward.  Not wallow in your own self misery.  So moving forward…

This year, we’ve got a new coach.  Actually a bunch of new coaches.  Everybody has been walking around on pins and needles for weeks wondering how they would do.  Not to mention that Tennessee hasn’t won a season opener since 2006 (UGH!).

So today we found out.  They came out of the gates looking good and finished up with a 63 to 7 win!  And they played good!  Not great – but good enough to have the biggest season opening win since they beat UNLV in 1996.

So indeed.  Undefeated.  The best starting record in three years.  It finally feels good to say - “It’s football time in Tennessee”!!!!

And for those of you counting down - “92 bottles of beer on the wall.  92 bottles of beer.  Take one down.  Pass it around…”.  To be continued…

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