Happiness – for now – is Sweet 16 

Marvin Westwestwords

Happiness is surviving disaster, watering down the coach in celebration and moving on to the Sweet 16.
Tennessee was the best team in the country, No. 1 again, for a half …

Let the games begin

Marvin Westwestwords

Hear ye, hear ye, make way for the greatest show on Earth.
No, not the circus. PETA says it is passé. We’re talking about March Madness. It is upon us.
NCAA basketball is very …

Marvin West: Time to talk football

Marvin Westwestwords

Bruce Pearl sends greetings. My reaction is to call timeout. Basketball resumes Friday. Let’s talk football.
Combining what I learned from how little I played with how much I have seen …

Marvin West: So much to share

Marvin Westwestwords

Blessings on the youth of our land. Some will no doubt do wonderful things. Hopefully, some will find time to catch up with what they missed.
A young reader, very aware …

As good as it gets

Marvin Westwestwords

What a joyous occasion!
The good guys were great. Inspirational, too, almost enough to make us believe the impossible might not really be.
Not to be confused with the Golden Rule, the …

NFL tells us why

Marvin Westwestwords

We didn’t ask, but the NFL is telling us why Tennessee football has been in the doldrums.
The league will conduct the annual scouting combine in Indianapolis this week. Three hundred …

JoAnne Dickey dies at 88

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JoAnne Dickey, 88, wife of former Tennessee football coach and athletic director Doug Dickey, died Wednesday in Jacksonville, Fla.
After a long illness, she succumbed to complications of Parkinson’s disease.
The Dickeys …