...my complete and utter disappointment with the effort (or should I say complete lack of effort) by the Tennessee football team today.
The offense teased us with a few glimmers of moving the ball only to completely implode inside the five yard line twice! TWICE! Just thinking about it makes me mad. That's at least 14 points right off the board right there and a chance to maybe get back into the game, give the crowd some life and maybe reward a defense that while it wasn't their greatest game, it would give them a much needed spark.
Instead, you hand Florida the ball and the momentum. And it's not like they needed the favor.
I was hoping, expecting, praying for some inspired football from the Vols. But I didn't see it. I'm not sure who or if we have a leader on this team beyond the coaches. But someone in that locker room needs to step up and take some ownership of this team and lead both on the field and off. I would nominate Eric Berry since he was clearly the player who cared the most based on what I saw on the field today. I don't know if it's in him to do this, but I hope it is.
Of course, I have to throw in a few comments about the officiating and the coverage--both extremely Florida biased. At least two horsecollars by Florida not called and the coverage...dear heavens, if I never hear about how f****** great Tim Teabo is and how he's Mother Theresa and Joe Montana all in the same body it will be too soon. What the f*** is the love affair the media has with this guy? I don't get it at all. He's a good QB, he won the Heisman. I'll give him that. But he hasn't cured cancer and he hasn't walked on water...unless you listen to anyone at CBS or ESPN.
Of course, I'd give my right eye for someone in a national broadcast booth to come up with something nice to say about the Vols.
Gary Barnett's insult of the UT band, saying they only know one other song besides Rocky Top...that is just too much. TOO MUCH! Sorry if you don't like it, but it means a lot to some of us who love the Vols.
Of course, the problem is I think I care more about Rocky Top and what it stands for than the players on the field do. That much was painfully evident today.
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posted by Michael Hickerson at 9/20/2008 05:56:00 PM