Football Vols exceeded expectations

Marvin Westwestwords

Mission accomplished – well, sort of.
Tennessee defeated Vanderbilt, 45-21. The score looks better than did the performance. There was no flow to the game, no knockout of an inferior foe.
Example: …

In this one case, OK to kick Vandy when it is down

Marvin Westwestwords

Consider, for eight seconds, the wonderful, awful difference in winning or losing against Vanderbilt.
Billie Bob Browning of Long Rifle, Texas, my longtime consultant on human behavior and social consciousness, hasn’t …

Basketball Vols going where none have been

Marvin Westwestwords

The way Hank Snow sang the song, it was easy to believe he’d really been everywhere.
“Reno, Chicago, Fargo …
“Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow…
“Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville…
“I’ve been everywhere, man.”
Basketball travel writer Mike Strange …

Vols can now look to the future

Marvin Westwestwords

Looking back, looking ahead …
Tennessee’s rapid-fire offense became a little less efficient, no running game, two turnovers, still a blazing rocket but more show than impact. As predicted, Georgia prevailed …

Incredible victory over Wildcats and clock

Marvin Westwestwords

Something like what happened in Lexington supposedly happened twice previously in football history but you can’t prove it by me.
Kentucky, formerly No. 18 in the country, could not contain Tennessee’s …

Rick Barnes’ philosophy may be changing

Marvin Westwestwords

Lo, these many years, I have believed what I was told, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
It seemed logical that people who have long been swimming a particular …

Tennessee, Kentucky approaching crossroads

Marvin Westwestwords

Tennessee has a new problem.
That crash you heard over the weekend was coach Mark Stoops and his Kentucky Wildcats coming back to Earth. They landed on the hard rocks of …