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Joel Hollingsworth

  • joined Feb 11, 2008
  • last login Jul 11, 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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Vols-Rebels Game Thread

Here's how and where to watch tonight's game between the Vols and the Rebels.

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Vols-Gators Game Thread

It's your game thread. Here's to hoping for a great one.

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Vols-Hogs Game Thread

Join the fun, and watch the Vols live with other Big Orange fans right here.

Vols fall to Kentucky, 74-66

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Tennessee squandered an excellent beginning and couldn't find its way back against Kentucky in Rupp Arena Saturday afternoon.

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Vols-'Cats Game Thread

Game thread. Here. Now.

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Tennessee-Auburn Game Thread

The place to watch the Vols with other UT fans online using the internet's best commenting system? It's here.

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Vols-Aggies Game Thread

Here's the place to watch the Vols-Aggies online with other Tennessee fans using the best commenting system on the internet.

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Vols-Pioneers Game Thread

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

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Vols-Cavaliers Game Thread

Here's your place to watch the Vols take on the Cavaliers with other Tennessee fans using the internet's best commenting system.

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Vols-Eagles Game Thread

Here's the place to watch the Vols take on the Eagles online with other UT fans using the internet's best commenting system.

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Vols-Wolfpack Game Thread

Here's the place to watch the Vols take on the Wolfpack with other UT fans using the internet's best commenting system.

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Vols-Shockers Game Thread

Here's the place to watch the Vols-Shockers online with other Tennessee fans using the internet's best live commenting system.

Final Guessing Game Standings

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We have a tie for 1st in the final standings for this year's Guessing Game.

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Vols-Golden Eagles Game Thread

Here's the place to watch the basketball Vols take on Tennessee Tech today.

RTT's Conference Championship Thread

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Here's RTT's open thread for this Chamionship Saturday.

RTT's Other Games Thread

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Here's your game thread for the rest of the games this Saturday.

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