If you've read my blog for more than two or three days, you'll know that I'm a huge football fan. And that I have an undying devotion to the Vols, Titans and Redskins.
That said, my level of fan devotion doesn't nearly reach the level of two fans I've heard about lately.
The first one is Clay Travis
, a graduate of Vanderbilt who is now living in the Virgin Islands. He's on a "hunger strike" in which he'll only eat pudding until the Virgin Islands get the Direct TV Sunday NFL package so he can see all the Titans games at his home. You know, I appreciate fanatical devotion as much as the next guy, but I think maybe the better solution would be finding a friend or family member in Nashville who could tape the games and overnight the VHS tape to you. I know, I know, not the same as seeing the game live, but it's certainly a lot better than just eating pudding until such time as the games are shown. Also, notice he's not on a "hunger strike" to see Vanderbilt games...
The second one is a local sports call-in show "celebrity" Johnny Bulldog. While he's no Philly or any one of the other legion of idiots who follow Tony Basilio from station-to-station in Knoxville, he does liven up the debate on the current second place sports call in show over on SuperTalk 99.7. Johnny Bulldog is a fan of the Georgia Bulldogs. And he was feeling a bit confident that the Bulldogs would run all over the Vols. So, he called in and made an on-air bet with all of Nashville--should the Vols win, he'd have a T shaved into his head and let them paint it orange. Well, as you already know, the Vols won the big game down in Athens. And Johnny Bulldog had to put his money where his mouth is. Now, I'll be the first to give Johnny B some credit here. Upon losing his "bet" he could have just not called in for several months, but instead, he was quickly on the air Monday to make good on his "bet."
So, yesterday, Johnny B showed up at Two Doors Down and got his new stylin' haircut. They showed footage of the new look on a couple of local news broadcasts last evening, but I can't find any links to them. So, you'll just have to imagine a grown man with a T shaved into his head, painted orange. Oh and here's the rest of the rub--according to the reports last night, he also said he wouldn't shave the T out until after Saturday's Vandy/Georgia game, which he will attend (and heaven help him since most UGA fans are not pleasant to be around!). Oh yeah--and he has an interview on Friday. Now, that should be interesting...
posted by Michael Hickerson at 10/13/2004 08:40:00 AM