Tennessee is Much More than a Waltz

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Good morning, Ducks.  The Tennessee Volunteers venture out West this week, expecting to be the next recipient of a savage beating at the hands of the good guys.  According to Vegas the second half will be largely played by the Vols v. Sheldon High School’s Women’s Chorus.

From 1957

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From 1957

Regardless of the outcome of this Saturday’s bloodbath, kudos for sure, to the Volunteers for breaking the trail for a conference somewhat limited in it’s knowledge of geography.

The United States per the Southeastern Conference

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The United States per the Southeastern Conference

Tennessee is a state with a proud history.  It’s where Davy Crockett was born on a mountain top (except that he wasn’t).  It’s where Elvis Loved Tenderly (except for the gun) and where the Grand Ole’ Opry has played host to some of the finest music ever written (except for the country/western nonsense.)

As every elementary student knows, Tennessee is “The Volunteer State.”  A state that prides itself on working and not getting paid, will obviously be rich in interesting trivia.  Here is what our crack staff found out about this week’s opponent:

1. Besides “Volunteers,” Residents of Tennessee are also Called “Butternuts.”  The Tennessee uniforms were a tan color during the Civil War.  Butternuts is also rumored to be what happened to the Volunteer players when they realized that Oregon was on this year’s schedule.

Tennessee Quarterback Justin Worley

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Tennessee Quarterback Justin Worley

2.  Tennessee’s Most Famous Resident is Dolly Parton:  What most people don’t know is that her personalized license plate is O   O.

Hello Dolly

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Hello Dolly

3.  Other Famous Tennessean’s Include Johnny Knoxville, from “Jackass” fame, and Miley Cyrus from Jackass Fame:  You guys must be so proud.


4.  The name “Tennessee” originated from the old Yuchi Indian word, “Tana-see,” meaning “The Meeting Place.”:  This was particularly appropriate when Tennessee first came up against Jadeveon Clowney.

5.  Cumberland University, located in Lebanon, lost a football game to Georgia Tech on October 7, 1916, by a score of 222 to 0.  This is a record . . . at least until this Saturday.

"Coach, I don't know what it was but it was somethin' FAST!"

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“Coach, I don’t know what it was but it was somethin’ FAST!”

Just a couple more days until the throwdown with Creamsicle Uni U.  One thing that I can say for Tennessee fans – they may be deluded but .  . . I mean . . . DAMN, are they deluded?

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