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Sunday, January 09, 2005
Well, that was embarassing.
After the Vols went down to UGA and to0k care of the Bulldogs Wednesday night, there was suddenly a lot of buzz on just what the Vols needed to do to make the NCAA Tournament.

Turns out we were putting the cart in front of the horse. In fact, I'd have to say after the way we played against Vanderbilt at home yesterday, the horse is still in the barn, taking a nap. Such is the Jeckyl and Hyde nature of being a Big Orange fan during men's basketball season. Every once in a while they will do something great to give you a glimmer of hope only to then not show up in the next game--or worse, the next two, three or four games. As a UT fan, I tried to get enthusiastic about men's basketball, but I just can't. I guess I"m a bit bitter since every time I start believing in the team and really get excited about their chances they do something to completely and totally destroy that.

There's a lot of talk out there as this being a make or break year for Buzz Peterson. From what I've seen so far this year, we could be in for another coaching search come season's end. I like Buzz a lot..he seems to say the right things. But he's got too much talent for us to be getting these poor results out on the floor. Unless the Vols go on a magical run like Vandy did last year, I fear that Buzz ball is coming to an end....

UPDATE: Continuing to follow the story of C.J. Watson's family getting ejected from the away game at Georgia the other night.
''It was clear that some Georgia boosters sitting near us wanted us out of those seats,'' said Charles Watson, C.J,'s father. ''Why they picked us out, I don't know. It's not like we were the only ones sitting down there closer to the court in seats that weren't being used. Several other people were. Come on, there was nobody in the arena.''

''My wife was cheering loudly for Tennessee, but I can assure you that nobody was using profanity,'' Charles said. ''She cheers like that for C.J. and Tennessee every game. The (Georgia) people sitting near us had already gone to an usher and tried to get us removed. When the usher didn't do anything, they went to somebody higher, I guess.

''I told them that's why their program is in the position they're in right now because they do whatever the boosters tell them to do.''

'It's important to us that we're able to see as many of C.J.'s games as we can,'' Charles said. ''I told them that we had traveled 2,000 miles to see that one game, but they had no compassion. I can promise you that we won't go back to Georgia anytime soon for a game.''


As I've said before--Georgia fans are the worst in the nation. No class at all.

posted by Michael Hickerson at 1/09/2005 01:50:00 PM | |
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