Saturday, September 06, 2003

F*%#ing Tennessee Football

OK. Let's get all the young, flashy superstar kids to stop reading. I'm 35 years old and don't want to invest any money in purchasing season tickets or helping the program so all you're gonna hear from me is bitching or cheering - not the bling bling.

Now that those candy-assed, loud-mouthed wannabes have told their college tutors to stop reading the webpage to them I can actually get to the point.

I've been a Tennessee Volunteer fan every year out of my 35 that I can remember. I've either had Orange and White toys or worn Orange and White every f*#%ing year for 35 years. Then some limp d*^k, loud-mouthed pu$@y like Kelly Washington comes along and because he's fast or flashy he thinks he's bigger than the program. Ya know what, he's not. Hell, no one's bigger than the program. You wanna know why we LOVE Payton Manning even though he never won the national title? Because while the rest of the fu$#ing nation was touting him as the second coming of Christ, he remembered that UT was here before his daddy (Archie), it was here whether he came back for a fourth year or not and UT is still here for hundreds of thousands of us (if not millions) even after he's gone off to Indianapolis. We love Tee Martin for the same reason. Shit! Tee had heart. When that team was expected to be lackluster because Jesus himself had just walked off the grounds and headed to the NFL, Tee stepped up and you saw a team gel. That wasn't 11 individuals out there on the field, mutherf$#@er! It was a team. T E A M. They played with heart and picked each other up. God d@m#! Who the hell wanted Leonard Little or Al Wilson. They were too f#(king slow and too small to be linebackers in the NFL. Well, guess what you showy shit. They are playing on Sundays only because they have heart. They stuck it out in the trenches and hit people in the f#(king mouth and weren't afraid of any damn body coming into Neyland Stadium.

So F#(k you and your 4.0 speed.

F#(k you and your 450 lbs bench press.

You wanna know when you'll get some respect? When you f#(king earn it.

When the pansy-assed Thundering Herd shows up on your doorstep and you don't knock someone out of the game after they make a 96-yard touchdown drive, you'll get no respect from me or anyone else in the NCAA. You know what, football is a contact sport. F#(king contact someone. Bones heal. Blood dries. Knock someone the fuck out of the game! Knock them down; knock the shit outta them. Hit them, hit them, hit them. Play fundamental ball. Don't give that fast MF a 5 yard cushion just to show how fast you can close. Shut him the hell down coming off the line. Shoot the gaps and break someone's spirit by knocking their punter out of the game. Hell, there are enough games in a season. He'll heal up and come back to play in someone else's stadium. Where the hell is the Dick Butkus.

Flash and speed gets other young players to come to TN in the upcoming years so that they, too, can show off. Hard-nosed football that bloodies someone else's jersey or brings a stretcher out on the field wins national championships. I'm not talking about killing someone. I'm talking about demoralizing the other team through attrition! Bust their mouths. Break an arm or two. Give someone a concussion. F#(K! If they were gonna have a career in football, they'd have been recruited in your place and they would be at the F#(King Holy Hill! They would be dressing in righteous Orange And White instead of you.


Edit - 7:30 (with 30 seconds left in the 4th quarter)

Well, well. It looks like the Fulmer staff was able to challenge the team during halftime. In the second half Tennessee held Marshall to -7 for the 3rd quarter and knocked Marshall's starting quarterback out of the game. They also beat the heck outta the backup QB. Actually, Constantine Ritzman was all over the backup QB.

Now, do I respect the heart of the Marshall players? Sure. They kept trying to fight back. Should TN have stomped their collective team heart flat in the first quarter instead of waiting 'til the 4th quarter? Yes! I hope Stan Hill (Marshall QB) recoups and beats the hell outta some teams but that's the way football should be played. He should be hit and hit and hit again until he can't play in our stadium. Then he can recoup and play against another team. I don't say this because I believe Tennessee is better than any other team. I say this to in hopes that Tennessee will get better than any other team. Defend your house! Protect that endzone and at the end of the game, if you've shut down your opponent and you've scored even a little, you'll win. Away games are a different story. I'm talking about playing a 2nd tier team (at best) in our stadium. Knock some people silly and make them respect you; don't just expect that they'll be dazzled by your speed or your reps in the weight room. Stan Hill showed he's a warrior with heart. Anyone can respect that. Tennessee showed that he just can't walk on the field at Neyland and not expect to pay a price.

Good job Defense. Good job Cedric Houston, Troy Fleming, Mark Jones and James Banks. Good job O-line for protecting the QB and opening running lanes. Good job to the coaching staff for helping to raise the level of intensity after the first half. I actually saw a little blood on someone's uniform in the Herd's huddle. Now that's old school football fundamentals. Knock 'em down until they don't or can't get back up again.

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