-Went to Lee's to cook out tonight. I watched some of the UTEP/Houston game, and I sure am glad UAB has a decent defense because I doubt they'd survive a shoot out in El Paso.
-If by "hope
" they mean "show up"...
-Me and Van took a road trip one time (I think this was when we went to North Carolina but that seems wrong for some reason) and were dialing through the local radio stations and came across one playing "Big River" and thought "hey, that's cool, Cash on the radio" and then they played "Folsom Prison Blues" and it was like "oh, must be a double play gimmic" and then they played "There Ain't No Good Chain Gang" and I knew that the only reason radio stations played older artist's songs back to back anymore was when they died and so I freaked out and we pulled in at the next station and looked at all the papers and didn't see anything so I thought maybe he had just died that morning after they had all gone to print so I was flipping out and we got back in the car and it turned out that it really was just a gimmic where the station played three in a row from a given artist, but it scared the crap out of me. Which is why, Yahoo!, you really shouldn't put a headline like Blues Legend B.B. King Turns 80
on your front page, because anyone who reads it will only see Blues Legend B.B. King and immediately think he's dead. I thought I'd jinxed him by talking about him earlier. Thanks for the scare, jerks.
-I've never really considered this before, but is UT a hated rival
for everyone? There seems to be a lot of people that have UT playing in their meteor game
and I can honestly say I've never heard a single positive thing said about the Vols by anyone but their own fans. I know I hate them as a Bama fan, but the sincere depths of hatred reserved for UT by every other football fan I've met is astounding. Even all the Auburn fans I know hate them and, logically, shouldn't they be for UT in a whole enemy of my enemy is my friend sort of deal? I pull for Georgia because anyone that hates both Auburn and Tennessee as much as I do can't be all bad. And yeah, I hate
Auburn, but that's really more of a principle thing. They're the annoying little brother of the state (unlike the cool cousin, UAB) and sometimes they can be allright (like when they beat UT) and you can have a few laughs together, but their fans are so fairweather and they have such a huge inferiority complex that even during their "people's champions" season they were more interested in our
failures than their
successes. It's embarassing really, since they're in for a few rough years (it's the one to two good seasons a decade principle) and after this season you won't be able to find an Auburn fan outside of Lee County. I look at Auburn like this: if they win, okay, if they lose, haha, and when they take the field against the Tide I want them beaten bloody and crying for their mothers while Tubby looks confused and does his stupid, half-hearted "good effort" clap while straining to hear if any jet engines are being fired up nearby. Hell, I even like the City of Auburn, I've always had a lot of fun there. On the other hand, I want the entire city of Knoxville razed and pillaged and their women carried away as trophies by invading hordes of barbarians, who would have the element of surprise since local law enforcement would initially confuse them with freshman recruits. Anyway, it's just weird to me that a team can be so universally reviled.