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Here's my email just sent to the Athens TN chamber of commerce regarding Saban.
Just want you to know I have cancelled my motel reservations in Athens for this year's football season. The Holiday Inn Express in Lenoir City is closer to Knoxville but is a longer drive from Birmingham where I live. I'm sure the money we spend on hotels, gas and food in Athens is inconsequential to you but this is a matter of principle to me.
I hope any of you that have business in that area let these folks know how you feel.
"Count it down with me. Five, four, three, two, one.
The national champion is clad in Big Orange!"
"When we step on that football field, everyone flips a switch. And it's on..." - Butch Jones
Good for Athens for drawing a big name to town. Since when does their desire to bring in a championship-winning coach mean they're anti-UT? They're pro-Athens first and foremost, as any chamber of commerce should be about its town.
Ticket sales tell everything. Last year, Fulmer/Price/Wilson drew 276. So far, Saban's appearance has already sold 1,000 tickets. I wish those numbers were reversed, but they aren't. So, good for Athens.
This post was edited by WesVols 14 months ago
+1 Wes Vols.
This is ridiculous, boycotting a town because they wanted to make some money? When I look at this, all I see is someone who is employed by Alabama bringing serious money into a Tennessee town. Nothing wrong there.
This doesn't slander our football team in any way. This is a speaking appearance for God's sake. Don't be so serious everyone.
~The Volunteer in Brooklyn~
I posted this on another thread, but the Knoxville QB Club has invited rival coaches in to speak for decades. I covered Bear Bryant speaking there back in the day. He talked for a long time about how Gen. Neyland influenced his career.
I just don't see this as a reason to get riled up. It's nothing new whatsoever.
This post was edited by RockytopATL 14 months ago
Down votes are the most idiotic idea ever for a message board. If you disagree with someone have the manliness to disagree with them and carry on a discussion like you are sitting across the table from them. This passive aggressive stuff says a lot about your character, more so your lack of character and lack of courage.
It shouldn't matter, but it's like a stranger slaps you in the face from behind and runs away before you can see who it is. Infuriating and I can't figure out why.
Haha, I take it my post went too far. My bad. Turning the dial counter-clockwise a bit.
I feel weird taking up for downvotes, but I'm quite sure they have prevented a bajillion flame wars on this board. Nothing the least bit idiotic about that. Pretty damn brilliant, IMO.
I only use my downvotes for Rex.
Since GoVols2011 disappeared, I never use one anymore!
They serve their purpose. It's just obnoxious when you take a position and get downvoted for it and don't know who did it. I can't figure out why I care, but it makes me want to go on a manhunt.
Denver, you are a solid 5-star and (almost) everybody likes you. Laugh 'em off.
As I used to say in college, F 'em if they can't take a joke.
Part of the frustration is that the board needs more discussion, and arguments can be a good part of that discussion.
I'd rather an argument ensue than someone just click the red arrow and log off.
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