Envy and jealousy, spring game snark edition

So, Jeremy Pruitt’s taking a page out of the Kirby Smart “fans must be a spring game prop for recruiting” book.  That, in turn, has inspired John Adams.

Imagine how you would feel a few years from now if an All-SEC player told a reporter, “I almost signed with Tennessee, but Alabama had more fans at its spring game. So, I picked the Tide and never looked back.”

I have such a strong sense of empathy, I feel guilty just writing that.

Some Tennessee fans still feel guilty from the last spring game when Pruitt admonished them for the lack of attendance. They’re probably were asking themselves after the 2018 season, “Would we have ended our losing streak to Vanderbilt if I had gone to the spring game?”

My unbiased opinion: No. So, stop beating yourselves up.

Not bad, and there’s even more if you want.

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8 responses to “Envy and jealousy, spring game snark edition

  1. David K

    If they come, you will build it

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  2. ETDF

    “Knoxville talk-show host Tony Basilio suggested that Tennessee drop a million dollars in cash from a helicopter into Neyland Stadium to attract fans. That’s absurd. Tennessee only shells out that kind of money to fired coaches.”
    Best line in the column.

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    • Bulldog Joe

      True. They just made Rick Barnes the third-highest paid coach in college basketball. Only a matter of time now.

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  3. FlyingPeakDawg

    They considered putting a free Krispy Kreme doughnut in every seat to attract a crowd, but this was tested during a scrimmage last week and Fulmer swooped in and ate them all.

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  4. Derek

    I have no idea to what degree it helped or didn’t help, but I made the trek when Kirby called upon us.

    Seeing the place full with 10k or so not being able to get in was pretty damn amazing.

    Let’s see what kinda fan base UT has.

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  5. Bulldog Joe

    How ’bout some emojis, some gang signs, an area code, and breakfast at the Cracker Barrel?

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  6. Russ

    He’s my new favorite troll, umm..sportwriter.

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