Forget Ohio State vs Michigan or any of those other mamby-pamby rivallries attempted to say they're somehow even close to the tradition and greatness that is the rivallry between Tennessee and Alabama. You can try, but you'll never, ever come close. But thanks for playing.
Last year was an epic, stomach churner of a game that the Vols squandered away countless opportunities to win, losing 6-3. This year Alabama comes to the greatness that is Neyland Stadium for what should be yet another classic grudge-match between these two schools.
Las Vegas favors the Vols by 11 points in this one. Now, I'm not a betting man, but I think that is a bit high. Sure, I'd love to the Vols destroy Bama like we did back in '95 when Peyton "I am a god among men" Manning went down and led the 41-14 whipping of the Tide. That game is still one of the highlights of an era and I was there. (I'm getting a little misty just thinking about it). I would love to see the Vols deliver a knock-out early and often to Bama with the game never being in doubt in the second half. That said, I don't think it will happen. The Vols will win the game and we may pull away in the second half but I think it will be closer longer than the pundits expect. I'm calling for UT to win 24-14 and become bowl eligible.
And now a few Bama jokes.....
What do Alabama fans and maggots have in common? They can both live on the remains of a bear for 30 years.
How many Alabama fans does it take to change a lightbulb? Four--one to do it and three to say the light was brighter when the Bear was coaching.
GO BIG ORANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by Michael Hickerson at 10/20/2006 09:43:00 AM