“Rocky Top”? Never heard of it.

Jeremy Pruitt has discontinued playing music during Tennessee practices, which, of course, is his business.  This is some explanation as to why, though.

Why?

“I don’t think they play music during football games,” Pruitt said after Tuesday’s practice. “I’ve never heard it.”

He’s wrong about the first, but, somehow, I don’t doubt him on the second.  That’s being dialed in to your job.

There are times I wish I could learn that trick.

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28 responses to ““Rocky Top”? Never heard of it.

  1. BCDawg97

    My Vol buddy isn’t happy about the hire. Bamaification and all that. But I think Pruitt will do well and they get 5 wins this season.

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  2. ChiliDawg

    High profile recruits are all about curmudgeonry.

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    • DawgByte

      So I’ve been told, which is why Sanford stadium now blasts obnoxious music during home games, thus rendering the Redcoat band almost superfluous. I feel sorry for those Redcoat members that practiced so hard to be a member of the band, only to see their playing time cut in half due to the heinous piped-in music.

      I’d love to interview the kid who turned down a scholarship at Tenn, UGA or any other top flight program because they didn’t play music during practice. Not sure I’d want that kid in my program!!!

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      • ChiliDawg

        Aren’t there some kids that you need to chase off of your lawn or something?

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      • Macallanlover

        Your first paragraph is spot on. Another advantage colleges had over the NFL but willing to squander. Bad model to emulate, imo. Spit in the face of your paying customers at your own risk as you are left holding your pud expecting the Millenials to pick up even a reasonable portion of the slack.

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        • ChiliDawg

          Millenial-trashing. Original.

          We need to retroactively start calling your generation “The Most Insecure” generation. “Snowflake” generation, even. Yes, that has a nice ring to it. You’re definitely the “unearned sense of entitlement” generation, no question about that.

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  3. 81Dog

    the weird part is I understand what Pruitt is talking about. When you’re in the zone during a game, it’s like being in the Cone of Silence. You only see/hear what is right on the field/court in front of you. Pruitt seems like an intense enough guy that he could actually operate 24/7 in the Cone, but I suspect he was trolling Vol fans a little bit just to let them know there’s a new Sheriff in town.

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    • Macallanlover

      Does this mean Foolmer has approved this? Or does he have the balls to override this public position by Cone Head? Let the head banging begin.

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  4. Hogbody Spradlin

    Kinda reminds me of Mark Richt’s halftime quote during the 03 Clemson game: “They can get hot after the game.”

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  5. SpellDawg

    I hope that means they get rid of that damn, “3rd Down, let’s go, 3rd Down, let’s go” jingle they play when the Vols are on D. That shyt annoys the hell out of me.

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    • 3rdandGrantham

      Indeed it’s absolutely horrid. It’s like some rap/techo combo you’d expect to hear as you walk past a seedy Berlin nightclub. I was laughing as they were still playing it down 24-0 at the time with total silence from the crowd.

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    • mwo

      They play that third down for what that is a takeoff of Little johns turn down for what . I like the song but it gets old after about 3 third downs.

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  6. 3rdandGrantham

    To be fair, I dont recall Rocky Top being played one time during our game last year. Not exactly sure why.

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  7. Nashville West

    Is Rocky Top really music ? More like a jingle…

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  8. W Cobb Dawg

    Are you fricken kidding me?! Booch played Sweet Home Alabama during practice?! Not sure I really missed the guy until just this moment.

    And is it me, or does CJP look a bit chunkier around the middle?

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  9. Spike

    That stupid chicken crowing noise South Carolina plays every 30 seconds is worse.

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  10. PDawg

    He aint never heard of asparagus either…

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  11. Uga '97

    This is an example of what they call “selective check collecting”

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