Well, I'm disappointed that the Vols could not find a way to get it done yesterday against Notre Dame. Amazingly enough, today at church Notre Dame fans were coming out of the woodwork to tell me how great their win was. Yeah, where were you guys bragging last week before the game when I was confident of the Vols chances? I'll give my friend Mike credit--he's an Auburn fan and was one before they played UT and is one now. I may not agree with him, but at least he's not trying to rub it in now as if he was always an Auburn fan but didn't tell anyone until now.
Man, it's been a costly couple of weeks for the Vols. Two weeks, we lose to two QBs. Part of me says--well, we have a week off to get healthy and it's only Vandy and Kentucky. Heck, Vandy beats themselves all the time (Rutgers, anyone?). But if the Vols the lack of focus they had yesterday and in the first 28 minutes of the South Carolina game, we could get behind early and may not have enough to really dig ourselves out of the hole.
Of course, I'm conflicted about all of this. Part of me wants to win and win now. But another part of me says that if Ainge is hurt and if hurrying him back will damage our chances long-term, then we should let him have the time to recover and have surgery if necessary. I think the Vols have the talent to be good long-term and I'd hate to be too short-sighted and lose the chance for greater success down the road.
I guess we'll have to wait and see...
On a related football note--is it just me or are the Pittsburgh Steelers making a case to be considered the best team in the NFL? I've watched the first half of the Steelers/Eagles game and the Steelers are just dismantling the Eagles like they did the Patriots last week.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 11/07/2004 01:04:00 PM