Wednesday, April 28, 2010


This one is from Liz Van Hooser. "saw this today in St. Louis and thought of you." Awww. Thanks Liz!

Monday, April 26, 2010


From Rachel Ann Elsea, who snapped the pic in Bamberg, Germany in 2008. She referred to it as a "sexy twin" to the prior post. Agreed.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Black Orange Vehicle Blog

That's today's name for the blog thanks to this super-awesome-neat-totally-cool-awesome vehicle provided by my pal and Miami U grad Lauren. She spotted it somewhere in Colorado recently and posted the pic on Facebook. She asked if it qualified for the blog, given the vehicle is only a tiny bit Orange.

I say, OH HAIR YES! The Orange trim definitely quals the pic.

I've included a pic of former UT QB Jonathan Crompton in the Vols' black jerseys just in case someone wants to argue this decision.

Thanks, Lauren!


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Uh-O, Ugly-O

Orange is never ugly, except when it's on a Florida jersey (and that ain't Orange, anyway). But Tennessee's offense seems to be pretty ugly, according to reports from the recent Orange and White game at Neyland Stadium.

"There were only two touchdowns all day," The Tennessean's David Climer wrote. "Maybe the Vols are that good on defense. A more likely explanation, however, is that this team is very limited offensively, with a short-handed, inexperienced offensive line and unproven quarterbacking."

Oh well. At least the media is preparing Vols fans for what could be a difficult, ugly season. But hey, what Orange-blooded Tennessee fan wouldn't prefer to see ugly football over good hoops?

Or this awesome Orange tractor? It was provided by faithful blog reader James Rink up yonder in Coffee County, Tenn. He snagged it off a Web site somewhere and it's so sweet I decided to break the rule against publishing non-original art.


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Orange racer

To celebrate the fact the BOVB now has 12 -- YES A DOZEN!!! -- followers the blog staff decided to roll out this sweet Orange and white pinewood derby racer. The photo was provided by TU coworker Tom Szaroleta (I think that's how you spell it). In his honor, the blog will also avoid the use of the term "First Coast" (one of his pet peeves) for the next 24 hours.

Thanks Big T!


Friday, April 16, 2010


Meant to post this awesome Orange bike, which looks like something out of Transformers, a loooong time ago. Submitted by TU colleague Rachel Ann Elsea. Thanks, Rachel -- keep 'em coming.


Sunday, April 11, 2010


What a beautiful vision I beheld this Sunday morning as I exited a restaurant in Atlantic Beach. (I wonder if they pay extra for the gorgeous Orange paint job?).


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Orange Bug

I love this car. The pic is provided by friend Lauren out in Colorado, who got the photo from a friend. One of my favs so far. Thanks!


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Heavy lifting

Tennessee made it to the Super 8 or whatever they call it and lost to Michigan State. Go Sparties, I say! But I add this: Who effing cares? It's basketball, meaning it's one of those filler sports that, if we're lucky, help us pass the time till football season begins. (I will add this, too: It was suuuWEET beating the Ohio State Suckeyes.)

At any rate this is a great occasion to show off these two pix submitted by my friend Larry. Here's what the accompanying e-mail said: "Caught at bridge construction on A1A over Shad Creek on Ft George island FL. American Brand crane and Daewoo 340 excavator."

Nice. Thanks dude.