The Crimson Tide Rolls Into Knoxville

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This Saturday, the Crimson Tide of the University of Alabama rolls into Knoxville to face the University of Tennessee Volunteers. In my honest opinion, this is the premier rivalry in the SEC. From the heartbreaking Volunteer loss to Alabama (27-7) on October 20, 1962 at the dedication game of Neyland Stadium to this the 91st meeting of these two school's storied athletic histories.

Though the Volunteers are having a difficult season this year, to put it mildly, these types of rivalries can often bring out the inner beast in players. You have Philip Fulmer and 16 starters from last year on the Volunteers' team who will be defending Neyland Stadium, the third largest college stadium in the country. Ready for the challenge is Nick Saban's Crimson Tide. Rolling into Knoxville sitting at #2 in the BCS rankings, the Crimson Tide represent a major challenge for the Volunteers.

Knoxville is proud of to be home to the renowned University of Tennessee and its top notch football program. It is with this sense of pride that the city of Knoxville welcomes the Crimson Tide and the 102,000+ fans. From the tradions of tailgating to the singing of Rocky Top, Saturday will be one of those iconic fall football days. With a chill in the air, the game is set to begin at 7:45 PM (EST) and will be televised on ESPN.

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Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
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Tennessee has fallen on hard times as of late. Maybe they can put it on the Tide this weekend. Great stadium and atmosphere for college football.

Oct 21, 2008 06:11 AM #2
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Eric Bouler
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Tennessee has fallen on hard times as of late. Maybe they can put it on the Tide this weekend. Great stadium and atmosphere for college football.

Oct 21, 2008 06:11 AM #3
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Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

Billy - An RV for tailgating is the only way to go!

Eric - Neyland Stadium does provide an arena unlike most and the fans here are near rabid. I think that they will probably have to win in order for Fulmer to keep his current position.

Oct 21, 2008 09:48 AM #4
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Carol Smith
Casmi Photography - Mebane, NC

Go Vols!!!!

I sure hope this season is better for them.  It's been a mighty bare couple of years.

Oct 21, 2008 03:42 PM #5
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Ted Komenda
Dunhill Group - Osterville, MA

I think we have a big game on our hands people.  Roll Tide Roll!!!

Ted

Oct 22, 2008 03:45 AM #6
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Gayle Balaban
The Best Spot Realty/Waterfront Real Estate/Ooltewah Real E - Chattanooga, TN
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And they got their butt kicked!!! I can't believe that they are thinking of leting Fulmer go.  Maybe some heavier recruiting and sweeter scholarships would fix Tn.  I think faans are spoiled.  Since Peyton nothing has been quite as exciting.  Thinks about it Heth, T. Martin, Eric Aigne?  Not too impressive.

Oct 22, 2008 05:25 PM #7
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Danny Thornton
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Rich, Tennessee is in a spot that is dangerous for Alabama. They have their backs against the wall and nothing to lose. As for Fulmer, it is time to go when you can not sell out Neyland.

Oct 23, 2008 03:12 AM #8
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Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

Carol - Though I am an alumni of another SEC school, I live in Knoxville so I wish the Vols only the best. With that, they are having an awful season so far this year.

Ted - Because of its size and the commensurate crowd, Neyland Stadium is always a difficult venue for visiting teams.

Gayle - The scholarships are their, the recruiting, in my estimation, is not. The fans want another Peyton, but the school has not been able to find him and successfully recruit him. There are some great college QBs out there but for some reason they don't choose to come to Knoxville.

Danny - It is nature to fight when your back is against the wall; and the rivalry simply adds to it.

Oct 23, 2008 06:32 AM #9
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Bo Hussung
Bell Title /Triserv LLC - Nashvle, TN

Rich,  more like they came into town and rolled over Knoxville, ere the Vols! Ugly, very ugly, if you are a UT fan. I was saddened by the deepening chasm of the UT program. A lot of changes are going to have to occur. My Dad I were talking the other day and he was saying that modern day football has passed Fulmer by, I think that is very possible.

Bo

Oct 26, 2008 04:24 AM #10
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Jack Feldmann
Clayton Inspection Service, Inc. - Knoxville, TN

It was ugly - no doubt - very very ugly.

 

While there will be the calling (yelling!) for Fulmer's head, I don't think it can all be on his shoulders. The guys on the field have a lot to do with the success of the team, or lack of success.

This may be the best they can do with the talent they have.

Oct 26, 2008 11:15 AM #11
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Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

Bo - It was indeed an ugly day in Knoxville. Fulmer could definitely choose to retire after this season and go out with the glory he has earned over the years.

Jack - Fulmer has definitely had a good run but I do think, and have thought for a while that his time has passed. The Vols have 16 returning starters this year, I think that is quite a lot to build on. IMHO, they are definitely having some recruiting issues.

Oct 27, 2008 01:32 PM #12
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Michael Campbell
Campbell & Associates Appraisal Service - Lenoir City, TN

Rich

This one is a little late,but what a great football weekend it was.  Everyone needs to take the UT Football experience in just once!  There are few things in life that everyone needs to do and UT Football is one of them!  Even on losing season.

Mike C.

 

Nov 05, 2008 09:10 AM #13
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Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

Michael - I totally agree! I went to Ole Miss where tailgating and football are the rule of the day in the Fall.

Nov 05, 2008 11:55 AM #14
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