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memphispete

  • joined Mar 15, 2009
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God loves you and me. There isn't anything I can do to make Him love me more than He already does; and, thankfully, there isn't anything I can do to make Him love me any less than He already does.

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Top Online Ways to follow Tennessee Vols Football and Basketball

RockyTopTalk is clearly the best way to follow the Vols & talk about the team, events, news and personalities. Utsports.com has a unique advantage by being able to generate original content. And,...

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I am out on Cuonzo Martin. Hire Bruce Pearl Aug 23

I am out on Cuonzo Martin. Hate to say it. Martin is a high character person. He has overcome incredible personal challenges, being raised in East St Louis and winning his battle over cancer. ...

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Vol Fans Suffering from PMS. Get real. Six wins = great result.

Vegas has set the Over/Under win total at 5.5 for the season (-210/+160). The real bookies in the crowd can straighten me out, but I think this means that Vegas believes the real number is 5.5+. ...

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memphispete rebuffs Vols offer to coach football at UT

After "serious talks" with his agent, Cheek/Hart reportedly offered memphispete $10M over 3 years with a $2.5M buyout clause. Of course, that rumor is third hand news from fifth hand sources. It...

Lane said the Vols' running back corp plans to deliver a message in UT's SEC opener against No. 18...

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Lane said the Vols' running back corp plans to deliver a message in UT's SEC opener against No. 18 Florida on Saturday. "we're going to lead the SEC in rushing this year, no doubt," Lane said.

Apparently, Lane has suffered a concussion and isn't thinking rationally. Lane was not among those Dooley made available to the media, so Lane made these crazy statements on his own. Just wondered to myself if Lane had watched any tape from the previous two games...
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Becksvoort and Reveiz Relieved - Records Secure for Another Season

We weren't worried, based on last year's performance, about our perfect season kicking records. We want the kid to do well but it is kind of nice having those personal records in place. It's...

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Put Down the Champagne - Nitpickin' Time

I am encouraged. My heart beat quickly. I laughed, I cheered, I cried. For the first time in a very long time, there were no broken chairs and no curses uttered. It felt really good to have the...

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Encouraged - Vol Hopes Rise Watching USC/Vandy

Carolina wasted a quarter giving the ball to Vandy, which couldn't score as usual. After that, it was an ugly first SEC game. This is why nearly everyone opens with MAC State or the old WAC U. S...

Draft-worthy Vols? 6 Offense; ZERO Defense

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According to draftInsider, the Vols have 6 draft-worthy players on Offense (Bray, Rogers, Hunter, and 3 linemen) with zero draft-worthy Defenders. Pleasantly surprised to see the OL on there with all the chatter about the 2011 run game. Maybe we'll be special this year on offense. Not one Vols defender in the First Round. Nope, not in the Second Round. Or, the Third, Fourth, Fifth (we've already counted higher than some of our compatriots in the league can count). Nobody, No Where. The SEC Coaches recognize a lack of talent when they see it, so do the pro draft boards. Maybe. Prove them wrong, Sal. Take offense at that slap to your pride and reputation, Defense. Shut somebody out. And shut somebody up.

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Tough Enough in 'Twelve?

Athlon Sports interviewed SEC Coaches and received anonymous feedback on each team. The article is interesting for those who want a look at the other teams in the SEC. Coaches basically said T...

Arizona Western College coach Tom Minnick confirmed to the News Sentinel by e-mail Tuesday that...

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Arizona Western College coach Tom Minnick confirmed to the News Sentinel by e-mail Tuesday that Cameron Clear will be housed in the minimum security wing of the junior college athletic dorm.

http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2012/jun/05/cameron-clear-to-land-at-arizona-western/
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Selection Sunday - Where do the Vols Go?

It's a simple poll. Where do you think we deserve to go? Not where you think the national media types will put us. Where do YOU think we DESERVE to go? Does the SEC RPI of 16 and the hot finish...

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UPDATED - SEC Coach of Year

Kentucky won out. With Davis as the overall top pick and the NBA Draft Express projecting another year with five NBA First Rounders, can UK finally live up to the hype and win a National...

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SEC Coach of the Year Poll

Let's assume Kentucky wins out. With Davis as the overall top pick and the NBA Draft Express projecting another year with five NBA First Rounders, can UK finally live up to the hype and win a...

Tennessee might just be the best 10-11 team in the nation. Fact Check: Pretty close to...

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Tennessee might just be the best 10-11 team in the nation. Fact Check: Pretty close to true Only Nova at 10-12 is ranked higher in the Kenpom top 100

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Can we replace the awful football standings and schedule with the basketball standings and schedule...

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Can we replace the awful football standings and schedule with the basketball standings and schedule on the front page? Also, if someone will please tell me who those guys were in Tennessee Orange on Saturday morning, I would appreciate it. They looked like some Hawaiian import - a team that played Duke close and went to double OT with Memphis in Maui - rather than what had been on the court in December. If the Vols play like they did against Florida, then middle of the pack in the SEC will be the conversation rather than arguing about whether we are worst in the SEC. Welcome, Mr. Stokes.

memphispete expects Vanderbilt to be a double digit favorite over the Vols, beating UT to secure...

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memphispete expects Vanderbilt to be a double digit favorite over the Vols, beating UT to secure bowl eligibility. Vandy will win its sixth game over UT for the first time since WWII (in twelve tries).

Water and Bamboo - Dooley on the Vols' Improvement

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About the 10 minute mark, we have a priceless Dooleyism. It's a sad post-game interview but these 30 sec made me laugh. Thanks, Coach. I needed to laugh. (And, it was in response to another stupid media question...)

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Ridiculously Early - Pick each game

The poll following the Orange and White game is full of .... hope.   Optimism blooms every spring - just like the flowers on The Hill.  The average guess of 8-4 is optimistic.  Spring is the time...

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Vols Don't Deserve NCAA Bid... at the moment

Meanwhile, Tennessee falls to 16-11, 6-6 in the SEC.  The Vols would have to win out to avoid having the most regular season losses of any of Pearl's teams here.  Tennessee's RPI and SOS will...

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SEC East - Making Sense of the Muddle

How do we make sense of the SEC East?  Florida looked hot but has fallen back to 5-2.  Tennessee's bipolarity has us positively charging back with 4 straight conference wins after an 0-2 start....

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Stop... No longer dizzy. It now hurts. Hoops Rankings.

What a difference a week makes.  The rankings look a lot different - and rightfully so.  Weaknesses exposed on offense against Charlotte (the one with the losing record) and weaknesses exposed on...

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Stop...I am dizzy from the new Hoops Ratings

Bruce Pearl, Tony Jones, Steve Forbes and the rest of the staff put together a phenomenal scout and game plan to enable the Tennessee Volunteers to destroy the Pittsburgh Panthers in Pittsburgh on...

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Phil Fulmer to Coach Florida Gators

Fulmer is quoted as saying: I really didn't hate Florida.  It was Steve Superior that I couldn't stand.  All that spelling of Citrus and UT when we know that Spurrier ain't the sharpest knife in...

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Scandal erupts on Final RTT Pick 'em - Top Three Declared Ineligible

The NCAA and SB Nation today announced that the top three point getters in the season-long RTT Pick'em pool had been declared ineligible.  The scandal quickly spread from Grayhound's alleged...

Grayhound Banned from Final Week of Picks

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The NCAA is investigating allegations of impropriety in the number one picker's selections. Some have claimed that a friend of Grayhound shopped his/her services with unsavory elements in Las Vegas among the picking services. These entanglements with professional agents have tainted the integrity of the amateur picks process. Therefore, Grayhound will endure a one week suspension while the NCAA investigates the matter, according to material posted on Rocky Top Talk this morning. There is some question whether Grayhoud will be permitted to participate in a much-anticipated basketball pool hosted by the premier site on SB Nation, Rocky Top Talk. Grayhound indicated that basketball is a different sport and should not be affected by a potential ban in football. Others on the RTT board, such as memphispete, claim that "a professional picker is a professional in all sports and that professional should be banned, so as not to sully the purity of amateurism." So, enjoy your week off, Grayhound, while the rest of us try to catch up.

Lovin' Pearl, Big Baby and UT Hoops

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Big Baby has seen what it takes to get into the NBA. So, he's decided to work this offseason. I mean, really work. For a change. Personal trainer, lots of shots, the whole meal deal. For a young man who used to have a couch glued to his very wide behind and a sack of fast food stacked on his gut, Big Baby's transformation into physical awesomeness should be coming this year. (Or at least not sucking wind after 5 minutes of play). Brian Williams can be a rip down the rim dunking and rebounding machine - if he gets strong enough physically and intense enough attitudinally. He's working on the physical. Maybe the meanness is coming as well? Chism's talent alone couldn't quite get him there because he's a 3-4 tweener in the NBA (body of a 3, played an NBA-equivalent 4, way too small for a 5). JP's talent and relations didn't work either. Maybe close but no cigar woke Big Baby up? I love that Bruce Pearl has the connections to get him what he needs to give Big Baby the best shot at being a very good college player with a shot at the NBA as a role player.

John Fields: Boards and Blocks - Transfer Enrolled

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Fields should give us some height on the inside as he rebounded well, blocks shots nicely and scored in the paint for UNC-Wilmington. He's 6-9 and 230. Fields can't fully replace Chism but the blocks and boards are something Williams doesn't like to do. He can also give Hall a breather. He understands and looks forward to his role, which is nice. Only shot 50.4% from the line so someone needs to coach him up. Pearl says perimeter (ball screens) and interior defense (hand-to-hand combat) need improvement. Should be a quality fill-in until we recruit an awesome big man. Bruce and Steve Forbes have their eyes on a couple of fantastic big 'uns for the next class. UNCW stats on this link. http://www.uncwsports.com/fls/19800/stats/mbk/2009-10/teamcume.htm#TEAM.LDR

Preseason #47 And Darn Proud of it

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Bleacher Report ranks all 120 teams and we roll in at #47. Heck, this year, I'm just glad to be in the "Others Receiving Votes" category.

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