Saturday, October 10, 2009

No worries about UT season

A friend at work said he was amazed to hear me being so accepting of Tennessee's football losses this season.

So far the Vols have beaten Western Kentucky, Ohio and Florida, and lost to UCLA and Auburn.

The Florida game is counted as a win because we lost only by 10 points, not the expected ass-woopin we was sposed to get that day. I watched the game at a Gator-filled sports bar, and it was quiet as a tomb as the Vol defense repeatedly pounded Timmy Bob Tebow and rained all over drama queen Urban Whiner's feigned intensity. Best of all, T-shirts like these sucked up a lot of Gator money and are now resigned to thrift stores. Suckers.

No, after beating Florida, my season is made. Plus, I share CLK's no-worries philosophy, as reported on by Kiffin's constant skewering of Urban Whiner all season helped land UT one of the best recruiting classes in the nation. All is well.

So I and the rest of Orange Nation are going into today's Georgia game with a sense of serenity. It's with the same sense of equanimity that I am posting this mish-mash of photos from my brother Rod (the canoe and lifter thingie) and my friend Larry (the Beetle). All are sweet, Orange vehicles. Thanks for sharing.


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Grand Prix for a grand occasion

OK so way back in June my colleague Tom Szaroleta e-mailed me these pix of his the 1975 Grand Prix he owned back in the day. It's so choice. Here's what he said:

"First two are just different angles. But the third one is yet another BOVB coup: It's the same Orange car, but it's pulling an Orange trailer! And the ultimate bonus: It was taken while I was moving from Ohio to South Carolina — and I believe it was shot at a rest top in Tennessee."

That's a coup, indeed, sir! And I'm sorry for holding onto the pix for so long, but I wanted wait for a special occasion to share this special OV. Today's UT-Auburn game in Knoxvegas is just that event.