Do you mind if I have some of your tasty beverage?

ESPN’s Chris Low pours himself a big ol’ glass of orange Kool Aid and chugs that sucker:

This is a team that’s capable of getting hot and being the kind of team nobody wants to face in a bowl game. The Vols proved that at the Swamp.

Proved it how, exactly?  UT gained a whopping 210 total yards of offense against a Gator defense that most think wasn’t at its best.  Florida averaged more than a yard per play more than the Vols.  And the Vols never led in the game.

As Mergz points out in this post, overall, that ain’t a helluva lot different from how the Vols performed against the Gators in 2008.  And it certainly wasn’t better.

I know birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim and pundits gotta bloviate.  But that’s some silly stuff there.  Looks like Junior’s got hisself a big fan in Low.

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11 responses to “Do you mind if I have some of your tasty beverage?

  1. ScooBoo

    Layla must have winked at him during the game……..

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    • Dog in Fla

      In the highly unlikely event she did wink at Chris, he may be the ESPN version of Rich Lowry:

      National Review’s Rich ‘Richochet’ Lowry gives Sarah Palin’s debate winks a rave review:

      “I’m sure I’m not the only male in America who, when Palin (strike Sarah- replace with Layla) dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, “Hey, I think she just winked at me.” And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America. This is a quality that can’t be learned; it’s either something you have or you don’t, and man, she’s got it.”

      Very doubtful. More likely, Layla simply ignored Chris who may still be all vol all the time after his 10 year tour of duty at the Tennessean. Chris in calling the battle a win for Lane and anticlimactic for Urban ignored what really happened in the battle of Urban v. Lane

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  2. The media spent months hyping that game as one floriDuh would win going away. (In the interest of full disclosure, I bought in) The only question going in was whether or not Slurban would get close to three digits.

    Then we are reminded that the reptiles have been feeding on cupcakes and the HillBillys can play D. If KiffyBaby actually had the stones, they may have even won.

    I guess driving the media bandwagon the other direction. Double ugh!

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    • ScooBoo

      I am not a betting person, but when I heard that the urnge were getting 30 I almost called my gambling friends to see if I could place a bet. It’s hard not to think that the 30 pts were a slap in the face to everyone with a “T” on their helmet.

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  3. Ell

    Low is a former UT beatwriter and noted UT homer. I don’t worry too much when he pees on Alabama or Florida for his beloved Vols.

    I agree that Tennessee’s defense is more stout than I thought they were; at least if that’s not the case, then Florida is in big trouble.

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  4. OMG. That Low can compare Tennessee’s bunker-ball, no-hope performance Saturday with a game where the Vols took a 17-0 lead with a straight face is incredible.

    I don’t usually go in for the Kiffykins bashing (or trolling for hits in someone else’s comment threads), but that Kiffin and Crompton are actually getting praise for that bit of surrender-monkeying got me worked up enough to write a good chunk of Vol-bashing today, if anyone’s interested.

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  5. 69Dawg

    Lame was playing not to lose badly. He had no chance of winning calling the O the way he did. He just wanted to not be embarrassed. The UT D was it’s usual good self and kept their end of the plan up. By not turning it over and by running the clock UT was able to do what UGA was not last year and that was keep it close. So I wouldn’t talk bad about Lame he did what he wanted to do.

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  6. fisheriesdawg

    Most of the media spent the offseason telling us that:

    1) Florida is the greatest team this side of 1995 Nebraska and it is their destiny to go undefeated and unchallenged.

    2) Urban Meyer and GPOOE are so good that they can will their way to a 40-point win against a team filled with legitimate D-1 players (except at QB) just because they’re pissed off (about something they shouldn’t even have paid attention to)…they just weren’t pissed off until Tebow cried last year, apparently.

    They were wrong on both of these points, so now guys like Low need to find a way to rationalize why they were so incorrect about point #2. Hence, Kiffin all of a sudden has a bunch of momentum that nobody saw four days ago.

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  7. Putting my Michigan hat on and answering Low’s question, please, lord, let Michigan play Tennessee in the Outback Bowl.

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