Earlier this week, I heard a supposed UT fan call into one of our local call in shows and say the worst thing that could ever happen would be for the Vols to win this weekend. His logic--if we win, it means the Vols could get ten wins this year, including a bowl win and we'd beat a big rival when we weren't supposed to. And then, they couldn't do what he wanted to see happen and for Phillip Fulmer to be fired.
Which made me wonder--is this guy really a fan at all? You know, the Big Orange fan bus can stop anytime and you're welcome to get off and root for someone else. In fact, please stop saying you're a fan because clearly you're not.
I don't know anyone who roots for their team to lose. At least that's a REAL fan.
I do appreciate honesty in assessments of things. Do I think that we have a big task before us tomorow if we hope to keep up with and/or beat the Gators? Yes, I do. Do I think we can do it? Yes, I do.
Here's the thing--when the Vols get their backs to the wall, that's when they come out and play their most inspired. And that will happen tomorrow. Will it be a pretty game? No, probably not. But, if we can establish the run and not abandon it at the drop of a hat, we have a very good shot at winning the ball game. If UT wins, it will be a 27-24 game. I just hope that insanity of kicking 50 plus yard field goals and missing them hasn't hurt the pysche of our kicker. Oh and that missing the kick in OT.
Am I drinking the orange and white Kool-Aid? Probably so. But you know, I wouldn't call myself a true fan if I was pulling for UT to lose.
I'm a true Vols' fan. We can do it.
Go Big Orange!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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posted by Michael Hickerson at 9/19/2008 05:01:00 PM