Five-star video board

(Photo by David Cobb) Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Okay, it’s not exactly like the standard Stalin-era USSR’s go-to erasing history moves, but UT wants to move on.

Work is scheduled to begin Monday on the project to remove an image of Butch Jones from the back of the video board at Neyland Stadium, Tennessee athletic department spokesman Tom Satkowiak said.

The project’s timeline will depend on weather conditions.

One roadblock is that the Russians were more competent in going about their business.

Satkowiak declined to reveal what will replace the image of Jones. In January, Fulmer told WBIR-TV that swapping images on the video board is “not an easy process.”

The Vol Network has the multimedia rights to the video board. Vol Network general manager Steve Early told the Times Free Press in January that one of the problems in replacing the images is finding files high enough in resolution to be enlarged to the 35-by-30-foot dimension required.

On the other hand, don’t underestimate the role personal satisfaction plays in the makeover.

In 2013, Jones’ image replaced one of former football coach Phillip Fulmer holding the 1998 national championship trophy. Fulmer took over as Tennessee’s athletic director in December.

I bet the AD’s got an idea on a holdover to tide things over until they can find a high-resolution replacement.


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27 responses to “Five-star video board

  1. Heyberto

    Like your caption contests Senator, you should ask our photoshop proficient readers to produce some suggestions.


  2. This is easy Lulu and Junior. They are the perfect symbols for the Vol Nation.

    How about the butt fumble or Franks’s Hail Mary from last year? That’ll remind everyone of why their program is the mess that it is … and we hope it remains.

    Finally, they could get a picture of Phat Phil walking out of the Knoxville Krispy Kreme looking like the bag of donuts he’s carrying … or a separated at birth of Foolmer and the Great Pumpkin.

    Just a few suggestions to our toothless neighbors to the north.

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  3. Russ

    Please let it be Phil. Please let it be Phil. Please let it be Phil.


  4. Derek

    If it’s not Peyton Manning then they’re stupid.


  5. PharmDawg

    Put Corch Conehead up there!

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  6. The other Doug

    So, I have a good friend that lives in Knoxville and is a big UT fan. He has been complaining about Butch still being on the back of the jumbotron for months, and I don’t think he is the only one complaining. A few weeks ago the excuse was they couldn’t find a crane big enough. Now it’s the image quality. Next it’ll be another lame excuse.

    Their athletic department is full of morons.


  7. Jack Klompus

    Put it up in T-Town!


  8. Macallanlover

    Why would you put up a picture of any current coach/player that would be hard to remove? How many OJ Simpson, Joe Paterno, Bill Cosby, Aaron Hernandez, etc., examples do you need? And this was a guy whose only trip to a game in Atlanta was to get lucky to have a win against Tech. Five years, no achievements. Celebrate good times! Vol fans have to be the most clueless ever. While everyone else was laughing, they were putting up a memorial-esque image of a guy who was failing.

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  9. Scorpio Jones, III

    Folks, its the one in the middle that’s a real problem.


    • Macallanlover

      You are right, that board doesn’t even exist without Pilot. They should stick with the big rock on campus, they can always paint over any image or writing in minutes.


      • Scorpio Jones, III

        I’m not sure which Haslam that is, but considering many in Pilot’s underling class just spent a long time visiting federal court in Chattanooga, you gotta wonder if that Haslam represents Butch trying to work the rules to suit his needs.


  10. Muttley

    I think they should just blow the sucker up, like the big swastika on top of the Reichstag.


  11. Comin' Down The Track

    I bet the AD’s got an idea on a holdover to tide things over until they can find a high-resolution replacement.

    I see what you did there.


    • Bulldog Joe

      Saw that too.

      Perhaps they should devote one panel to the Tennessee fanbase, who successfully overthrew the previous AD and his first seven choices.

      Or try

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  12. Will Trane

    Infractions letter from SEC Office or NCAA.


  13. W Cobb Dawg

    Am I the only one wondering why it isn’t riddled with bullet holes?

    If they had a nickel’s worth of sense they’d put 3 pictures of Reggie White up there. But they don’t.


    • DoubleDawg1318

      Reggie, Peyton, and Eric Berry. Not difficult to choose at all. It is an unforced error to put your head coach on something like that.