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Tennessee vs. Kentucky 2007

Posted by Strickland on December 22, 2007

The “T” in UT For many years, my wife and I went to the UT vs UK football games. She cheered for Kentucky because she’s from Kentucky, and I cheered for Tennessee because I’m from Tennessee. Now, in Kentucky, there are some major Division 1-A schools like University of Louisville and…the University of Kentucky. There are other schools like Western Kentucky (our alma mater), Eastern Kentucky, Georgetown College, Morehead State, Murray State, Northern Kentucky, University of the Cumberlands, to name a few. In Tennessee, you Read the rest of this entry »

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University of Tennessee

Posted by Strickland on September 1, 2007

Tennessee vs. Kentucky-1996 Growing up in Nashville, TN, my family supported Vanderbilt University. And, we supported the University of Tennessee. Now, supporting both is like oil and water…they don’t mix! But, we lived in Nashville, which is where Vanderbilt is, and we could always go and watch a football game if we wanted. It was always easy because Vanderbilt was not always the best. So, we supported Tennessee because they were always a decent team normally. And, when Vanderbilt played Tennessee, we would cheer for Vanderbilt.

So, my now brother-in-law came into the family tree scene. He liked, and supported, Tennessee. His brothers liked and supported Tennessee. His father doesn’t; he supports Vanderbilt. Anyway, he comes on the scene, and we just end up following Tennessee. So, I’m a Tennessee fan. I love the atmosphere, the team, the stadium, and the city. So, Doug [my brother-in-law], thanks for letting me see the true light in supporting Tennessee!

The stadium at Tennessee is huge. It always plays in competition on who’s #1 in stadium capacity–Michigan or Tennessee stadium. The crowds go crazy! The pregame is awesome with the band coming down the street into the stadium playing “Rocky Top.”

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