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Joel Hollingsworth

  • joined Feb 11, 2008
  • last login Apr 18, 2014
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Joel Hollingsworth is a 1999 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law. He retired the powdered wig he wore as General Counsel of a health care organization in the summer of 2011 and opened a store selling officially licensed and custom shirts so he could wear jeans to work.

Joel's writing has been featured on and in numerous websites and print publications on topics ranging from vomit to tax and copyright law (he's cited as an "expert" in the footnotes, which his wife finds hilarious nearly to the point of incontinence). Oh, and he's written about the Tennessee Volunteers, too, first in 2005 at View from Rocky Top (trudging through The Season of Which We Do Not Speak), and then here at RTT beginning in 2006. From 2009-2011, he served as Editor for (and contributed to) the Maple Street Press preseason annual Rocky Top Tennessee 2009, which features a superb cast of contributors including nationally-known sports writers, Knoxville-based newspaper writers, and A-list bloggers. Joel also contributed an article on the Third Saturday in October to MSP's 2008 Alabama annual and an article on the Tennessee-Florida rivalry to MSP's 2009 Florida annual. When MSP went under after the 2011 edition, Joel and his cohorts self-published a similar preseason publication in 2012.

As a sports blogger, Joel guest-hosted at the Yahoo! college football blog Dr. Saturday for a week in March, 2009 and has guest-posted on a variety of other notable sites such as Every Day Should Be Saturday and Burnt Orange Nation, exposure that has helped lead to even more surprising and bizarre notoriety, including interviews by NBC Sports, ESPN.com, and The Sports Tap radio program. He's also mostly to blame for both the 2006 and 2007 College Football Blogger Awards, for which he conned four of the biggest names in our niche to put forth a united effort to promote the entire college football blogosphere.

Joel lives in Jonesborough, Tennessee, adjacent to Jackson the Mule, who says hi.

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The winning entry of the RTT Bracket Contest is...

It's true. He named his bracket "IAmTheOneWhoPicksByMascot" and everything. He gets a free t-shirt and you don't because that's what March Madness is all about.

The RTT 2014 Bracket Contest Standings

Oh, look. Your bracket's an embarrassing mess.

Vols-Wolverines Game Thread

The Vols and the Wolverines battle this evening to see who will advance to the Elite Eight. If you're looking for the online game-viewing party, this is it.

Sweet 16 Thursday Game Thread

It's sweet, Sweet Sixteen time. Here's your warm-up thread for tomorrow.

The RTT 2014 Bracket Contest Standings

Somehow this little annual contest matters much less than it has in the past, but somebody is leading and this is that someone.

Tennessee Vols Sweet 16 T-Shirts

The Vols' Sweet 16 tees are here in all of their glory. And the right shade of orange.

REBOUND T-Shirts

Rebound? Rebound. Rebound! REBOUND!

Vols-Bears Game Thread

Tennessee continues to dance this postseason and today takes on the Mercer Bears. Here's how, where, and when to watch.

March Madness Saturday Game Thread

Here's the day's info and game thread. Enjoy!

Vols-Minutemen Game Thread

The Vols are dancing for real this afternoon against the Minutemen of UMass. Here's all the info you need to watch, unless you're in an airplane without wi-fi at 30,000 feet, in which case . . . why?

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Vols-Hawkeyes Game Thread

The Vols attempt to play their way in to the 64-team bracket against the Iowa Hawkeyes tonight. Here's all the info you need to watch.

2014 NCAA Tournament Bracket - Pythag & Log5 style

For five of the past six years in which we've created a pythag and Log5 bracket, it has finished 2nd, 3rd, 58th, 16th, and 62nd in our own RTT pool. How does it look this year, and how will it do?

Announcing the RTT 2014 Bracket Challenge

Hey, the Vols are dancing this year, and you could be, too, if you play and win the RTT 2014 Bracket Challenge.

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Vols-Gators Game Thread

Not much to lose and lots to gain for the Vols today against the Gators.

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Vols-Gamecocks Game Thread

The Vols take on South Carolina, the Georgia Dome, and the SEC Tournament, all today at around 3:30.

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Vols-Tigers Game Thread

Bubble, bubble, toil, and trouble. The Vols look to Senior Night to keep their post-season dreams alive.

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Vols-Tigers Game Thread

The Vols need to take care of business on the road tonight against Auburn to stay on the bubble.

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Vols-Commodores Game Thread

The Vols take on the 'Dores in their next "probably-must-win-to-dance" game.

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Vols-Bulldogs Game Thread

The Vols are either mired in or so-close-they-can-smell-it to must-win territory. Can they get the win against a sub-200 team in both RPI and KenPom?

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Vols-Aggies Game Thread

The first of the all-important last five games of the season for the Vols comes today at College Station against the Aggies. Can Tennessee win today and win out the rest of the way? Will it be enough to get into the Big Dance?

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Vols-Bulldogs Game Thread

Here's your game thread for tonight's game between the Vols and the Bulldogs.

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Vols-Tigers Game Thread

The Vols have one last opportunity to make a statement for the Selection Committee today at Missouri.

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Vols-Gators Game Thread

Here's everything you need to know about tonight's game between the Vols and the Gators.

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Vols-Gamecocks Game Thread

Here's your game thread for today's game between your Vols and the Gamecocks.

Interactive Map: 2014 SEC National Signing Day - Good Bull Hunting

This is a terrific little map, although I think it's confusing China with Germany, which, you know, make your own joke. The troll button is a nice touch.

Vols Win the SEC East in Recruiting

It's just recruiting, but it's a big win that matters, so let's celebrate.

Berry Brothers Follow in Eric's, Dad's Footsteps

Vols fans have been talking about it for years, and today, Evan and Elliott Berry finally became Vols.

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Vols-Dores Game Thread

Here's all the info you need for tonight's game between the Vols and the Commodores.

The Vols Fan's Super Bowl Game Watching Party

There are more former Vols in Super Bowl XLVIII than former players of any other college team, so if you bleed orange, you have a very real reason to watch.

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Vols-Tide Game Thread

The Vols look to get a road win against the Tide this evening.

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