Amidst the chaos and craziness that’s characterized the SEC East in 2013, I just wanted to take a moment to say thanks, Tennessee, you’ve been a rock.
Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange
University of Tennessee….Consistent as toilet paper.
Opportunity is Nowhere.
As a Georgia grad living in Tennessee, this warms the cockles of mine heart.
And yet, as another Dawg in Tennessee, it is so bad for these folks it has stopped being fun to see them run from me in the grocery store.
They have been irrelevant so long it seems like up to them.
“Went from the highest high to the lowest low,” said defensive tackle Daniel Hood, one of 28 Tennessee seniors playing their final home game.
This guy should not be playing college football and he deserves only the lowest of lows. I still have a visceral reaction to hearing his name. Dude helped some guys rape his young cousin with a toilet plunger. Most places stopped recruiting him. Tennessee did not. I wish they has lost every single game he ever played in.
Adam….fyi….the kid served time, got paroled and even the aforementioned cousin testified FOR him to be paroled. He has been spotless at Tennessee…has not played much, but spotless behavior.
If there is no way to recover from mistakes, what is the point?
Sorry, Scorp but I think it is beyond calling it a “mistake.” A “mistake” is turning left when you meant to turn right. A “mistake” is multiplying 3 times 4 and putting down 13. Participation in raping a teenage girl and cramming a wooden dowel up her vagina is not a “mistake.” It is the depraved act of a sociopathic animal.
And this would explain why the victim testified for him at his parole hearing?
“I witnessed a brutal rape that I’m guilty of not being able to stop,” said Hood, his eyes ripe with remorse. “I didn’t participate in it, but I was in the room. I was there … and I didn’t stop it.”
He was there, not a participant.
His mistake was not doing something to stop it.
Again, the victim, Hood’s cousin, testified for him.
I am damn sure not going to be identified as saying UT is wonderful, just saying in this particular instance, the kid might deserve some consideration.
Oh…Hood was 13 at the time…the other guy was 17.
^This. UT is Thug U. Fortunately, UT hasn’t had a winning season in so long that the Vols are basically irrelevant to most good players in HS. The kids graduating from HS this year have never known a Tennessee team to have a winning season. Plus, UGA has beaten UT the last 5 times in a row.
. UGA has actually beaten UT 5 out of the last 6 and the last 4 in a row. UT has become UK in Orange with the following record: 2008 (5-7); 2009 (7-6); 2010 (6-7); 2011 (5-7); 2012 (5-7) and if they beat the Wildcats next week 2013 (5-7). That’s 33-41 over the last 6 years folks. Not exactly an aberration, more like a trend. Let’s hope it continues. 2014 doesn’t look any better, either. All the OL (the best part of the team) graduates. UT should be battling UK for the cellar in the SEC East.
You ever notice that in the midst of all these stupid uniform combinations, like UT’s gray unis, there is one team that always looks the same every Saturday? That would be the Alabama Crimson Tide, defending national champs. I guess maybe the players inside the uniforms are more important than the uniforms themselves.
PS- If the Dawgs don’t wear the all blacks or power ranger unis for the next 100 seasons it will still be too soon.
Tru to alla dat. Just play the damn game and leave the clown costume stuff to the Ducks and their malevolent benefactor. +1
Kudos to Scorpio for his well-reasoned defense of Hood…13 and a non-participant deserves parole and a second chance in life. Mayor, I understand you sense of outrage but look at all the facts. And, in the final analysis, Tennessee at least gave him a chance at a new and different life.
Thanks Old…maybe one benefit of age is wisdom?
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