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my pleasure man, and thanks for taking me down memory lane. I feel your pain brother. I was 11 years old when Drew Pearson shoved nate wright for that hail mary win..cried like a baby..that cemented my hatred of the cowboys..And i was actually at the 1998 game in the metrodome when Gary Anderson decided that was the perfect time for his only missed FG of the season..Might be the angriest and most despondent i have ever been as a sports fan..to this day, i cant believe he missed that kick..
Agree completely on Fran the man and Alan Page. My idols growing up, along with Foreman.
Yes! Another Vikings fan!
1. Frantastic was the trend setter for guys like Steve Young and other "runners/scramblers"! His magic was throwing a 5 yarder end over end to Chuck Foreman and letting #44 take it 20+ yards all the time.
2. The defenses of the 70's were legendary. The Purple People Eaters, of course, were my favorites, but the Doomsday Defense, the Steel Curtain, etc. were the best of the best. It's not as much as today's defender are wusses, but the rule changes won't let a guy hit anymore. Guys like Jack Tatum would owe more in fines than they took home in their paychecks.
3. I have always hated the damn dome. Bud Grant was a ball coach and knew how to have a true home field advantage. These powder puffs they have today don't know real outdoor football.
4. Alan Page comes readily to mind, but I also might want to be with some of the guys that were on the "Love Boat"!
5. Unfortunately yes. Even ole Stone Face had to button up on occasion. I have a print of Tarkenton and Grant titled the "Gamemasters" that shows snow flying and Grant in a coat.
6. City Administrator for the City of Newport, TN. Moonshine capital of the world and backdoor to the Great Smoky Mountains!
7. I drive a Chevy Impala, my wife a Jeep Grand Cherokee and my oldest son a Dodge Truck.
8. Married for over 17 years with 2 sons and a daughter. Nope, Scott
9. Red meat! In just about in form or fashion.
10. Loving what I am seeing in him so far. He is bringing an energy and intensity that I've not seen since the days of Al Wilson.
11. The 2013 Class rates a C+/B- for me. Hit on some needs, but missed on Bell and a truly game changing RB. Also need to continue to get the big guys, which it appears Coach Butch is lining up for 2014.
12. and as Forrest Gump would say, "that's all I have to say about that".
13. Preferably one of each at the same time . . . Hey, I'm 50, a guy can dream!
14. The Good - Kevin the Bossman; the Bad - Ryan (bad as in good); the ugly - Wes (What else can you say about a Cubs fan with peach fuzz?)
"Old School"! A strong defense wins championships!
Cock fighting, I know not what you speak of . . .
See above answer . . .
I am a City Administrator or professional BSer.
1. I know nothing about cock fighting or moonshine!
2. I was somewhat flabbergasted when they first signed him, because I had spent so many years hating him. But just like our beloved Big Orange football, winning changes a lot of opinions. I also came to admire his toughness. However, he just had the one magical season left in him and was ok to see him retire while he could still stand upright.
3. Like a idiot, I felt sorry for them when they lost the Super Bowl in 1970 and thought the horns on the helmet were cool. As I got older, I realized their defense was something special and got to the point that I love the Vikings ALMOST as much as my beloved Vols.
1. I was glad we were able to hang on to Carr and pick up North and Dobbs. Of course once they sign the LOI, I am excited about all of them.
2. All of the above, but Dobbs has the potential to be like a Condredge Holloway or Jimmy Streater, two of my favorite QB Vols. At the same time, I look for big things out of Carr!
3. I am originally from Caryville, a small town in Campbell Co. on I-75. I am currently in Newport with my wife and 3 kids.
Hello Alderman! Guys like you are the reason I am somewhat slow to respond today - we are preparing the agenda and meeting packets for our next Council meeting!
1. I am a Southern guy who loves biscuits and gravy, bacon of course and about any type of red meat there is! A medium rare New York Strip is about the best there is, next to a good sirloin, rib-eye, T-bone . . .
2. Nope, just been here since 2008.
3. Tough question. During my early years it has to be Bobby Majors, Bobby Scott and Jackie Walker. Now, I have to go with Peyton, Reggie and Al.
1. My first thought is Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, but anytime I see a Demo's, I love going there - great food for a great price. I can get a great NYS there with a couple of beverages for about $25 where at the other places are usually around $50-$75. I don't care that much for atmosphere - I simply want a great steak!
2. Pork! It does a body good! Beef would be second, not a big fan of fowl.
3. I live in and love east Tennessee, so I usually get all 4 seasons in one day! In my younger years, I loved to snow ski, so winter was great. However fall is the all-time favorite because of the East Tennessee Mountains and them guys that play a little football in Neyland and up in Minnesota. Summers are hard to beat because of the lovely ladies at the beach, lakes, etc. Of course spring is the gateway to summer with the blooming of the dogwoods and colors of ET. Long story short, I love them all - can you tell I was an elected official for several years?
1. Best TN game was the 85 Sugar Bowl - my ears are still ringing and we got to be on TV briefly after Jeff Powell's big TD run! Loved that game and atmosphere! Been to several great ones, but that one stands out
2. Too far and getting my kids through school, but it is on my bucket list. I have watched them play at Atlanta (2x) and at Tennessee. When they played the Titans the 1st time in Nashville, I got Cris Carter to sign his NFL Line-up figurine! Also chatted with John Randle very briefly, warpaint and all!
3. Started at UT in 1980 and attended every quarter up to the Spring of 85 and then stayed out for a while. Got my act together and received a BA in 1990 in Political Science. As both a former Mayor/VIce Mayor/Alderman and now a City Administrator, the poly sci degree has been helpful.
I bet you and ADykes, could have some interesting political discussions
Welcome to the Neighborhood Volprincess. You are free to take over this thread if you'd like to expound on your adventures of hostessing.
BUTCH IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. GO VOLS!
That was a gut laugh vv. Just. Freakin'. Hilarious! +10000000000000000000000
6.volviking hittin' for the cycle.
7. Just ironic vv. 1970 is when I became a Viking fan. Super Bowl against the Chiefs. First of many disappointments.
Probably ha! I would enjoy as usual.
There are only four answers to any question: Yes, No, I don't know, or the Correct Answer.
Hey Viking we are working on putting in a sewer down here. Yeah I know it's 2013 and we don't have sewer. Really large project, and it is coming along rather nicely. I was through Newport recently and and rather impressed with all of the business that I saw in operation. Newport seems to be doing pretty well.
1. Please don't down vote me, but I am not familiar enough with Family Guy to have an educated answer.
2. That is a totally unfair question and I refuse to answer. I am an equal opportunity hater!
3. Now Atomic, I thought we were friends and here you go with some very tough questions. I love Arian Foster and everything Big Orange, but what Adrian ALL DAY Peterson has done is just short of miraculous. Again, I use my political background to issue a non-answer!
4. August 23, 2014 is the end of Bruce Pearl's show-cause. It's not as much as if Knoxville could handle their personalities, but after what the Big Orange faithful have been through the past few years, we may NEED their personalities!
5. He is a waste of good cyber-space. I am glad Al Gore made the www so large!
6. As a proud Eagle Scout, I can speak with authority on this matter: Ryan without question! He takes the Scout Laws to heart, particularly "helpful, courteous" . . .
7. In my younger years, I have no doubt that my bare ass would have made it . . . now not so much. I have made it on Shields-Watkins Field and off before KPD or a Trooper could corral me and my friend Jack Daniels back in the day!
8. Not an issue. I think my wife used to test me, but it has never been an issue for me. Most of the time, I was glad to do it because it meant Mother Nature was taking its course!
9. A definitive YES! It makes me nauseous to even think about them. Now string bikinis are another story . . .
Thanks Atomic, I think. On this one, I feel like I've been water-boarded.
Thanks for answers
Alderman, you are to be applauded for doing infrastructure work. Folks that are not directly involved sometimes fail to see the value on the non-splashy projects, but infrastructure is the key to landing commercial, industrial and other revenue generators! You are to be commended my friend!
As someone who works for Public Works and is in the middle of EPA upgrades for wastewater I gear ya lol
1, For some odd reason, there's a lot of Vikings fans up here in Anchorage, and there's been a lot of talk about Randy Moss possibly returning to Minnesota for one final run. What are your thoughts on that possibility?
2. What would your preferred final meal be?
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Good to hear from you alaska!
1. I would love to see Moss come back and retire as a Viking! True, he has lost a step or two, but he is still quality. Would love to see him mentor CP or Hunter like Cris Carter did him.
2. My late grandmother's biscuit & gravy for an appetizer, a medium rare New York Strip, a siroin, a rib-eye and a T-bone with baked potatoes that have butter dripping from each bite. Would also have to have a pepperoni pizza from Charley's Pizza in Campbell Co. For dessert, a chocolate on chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream for a side. Have to have Dr. Pepper during the meal and a nice Jack & Coke with a cigar to finish things up!
Even though I just finished up a great dinner of ribs, bbq beans and steak fries, this makes me hungry thinking about it!
"Count it down with me. Five, four, three, two, one.
The national champion is clad in Big Orange!"
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