“I mean, I’ll give my tickets to you if you want ’em.”

Clearly, the Vols aren’t used to going to bowl games anymore.  First, the school indicated to its fan base that it’s headed to the Music City Bowl.  Tennessee fans jumped on tickets to said bowl as soon as they were made available.  UT then pivoted to the Gator Bowl.  Hilarity ensued ($$).

On Sunday, he jumped the gun and purchased a pair of tickets to the Music City Bowl for $250 before the matchup was decided. The 42-year-old fishing lure designer drives five hours from his home in Camden, Tenn., for every Tennessee home game, but the only bowl he’d ever attended was the 2016 Music City Bowl. Now, Tennessee was back, and Powley was going to make a return of his own.

Instead, despite initial reports that said otherwise, Tennessee ended up in the Gator Bowl against Indiana in Jacksonville, Fla., and Powley was stuck with rapidly depreciating tickets. He called up a family of Mississippi State fans he knows with an offer for a pair of tickets to see the Bulldogs take on Louisville in Nashville.

“They laughed,” Powley said. “And said I’m about the 10th person that they personally know that called them in the same situation.”

So much for that whole “act like you’ve been there before” attitude.


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15 responses to ““I mean, I’ll give my tickets to you if you want ’em.”

  1. 79Dawg

    Obviously its been so long since they’ve been to a bowl, they have lost the knowledge that buying bowl tickets in advance is a sucker’s game for all but the biggest bowls…

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    • Jim Owen

      I wanted to post the same thing you did, but it was only 3 years ago so I concluded he is just another stupid Tennessee fan. 2nd and 3rd tier bowls have always been garbage.


    • Beer Money

      I hear what you are saying and agree in general about buying in advance. But UTK fans were not in the wrong here to be looking to buy quickly for the MCB. Had they played there, the game would have been a complete sellout and prices would be through the roof on the secondary market. Given that the school itself indicated that was where they were going, I think it is quite a bullshit move to do that to fans.

      It’s one thing for people to throw something up on message boards or social media about something they heard that might be happening. It’s another thing for the school to do it and then reverse course knowing a significant portion of fans have already purchased tickets for a game they will not compete in.


      • Macallanlover

        I seriously doubt ticket prices would have been “through the roof”, although seat selection would have been more difficult, and prices for the better seats be of more value because of TN proximity. Bowls, and regular season, games wish there was that kind of demand. I think Foolmer played a role in this, read something that he was making overtures to the Music City Bowl because he wanted it closer for fans. Might be where the fans got misled a bit.


        • Beer Money

          With all due respect, the largest crowd ever at the MCB was in 2010 to see Tennessee vs. UNC. The 4th largest crowd ever was the Vols other appearance in 2016 And I can tell you from first hand experience that through the years this game has been profitable with the right teams. As hungry as Tennessee fans are, this would have been off the charts.


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  2. stoopnagle

    That’s uncool. At this point, dude might as well try to go to both games and make the most of it. Why is it the rank-and-file always have to be the ones to get fucked?

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  3. Derek

    Who says bowl games don’t matter?

    Go into the wilderness for awhile and they are everything.

    I remember 1990 and 1993-94 and 1996.

    You don’t qualify for a bowl and the poulon weed eater bowl is filet steak.


  4. Athens Dog.

    Outside of the playoffs there is zero need to buy tickets anymore from the school or bowl. Secondary markets will be flooded with cheap tickets.

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  5. Bright Idea

    Does UT not gave a bowl ticket request process like Georgia’s where you pre-order and avoid shit like this?


  6. The Georgia Way

    Perhaps he should have committed more to the T.



  7. The other Doug

    “42-year-old fishing lure designer ”

    Bless his heart.

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