| SEC Rant|| Is Saban the greatest coach of all time. - Tennessee Jed on 1/7/13 at 3:58 pm|
I'm not talking college football, or even football in general.
I'm talking the greatest coach, of all time, of any sport. I say yes, unequivocally yes, you'd be hard-pressed to find another coach capable of creating this amount of sheer dominance.
| SEC Rant|| Spinoff Thread: If you had to choose one outcome for your team this year - Tennessee Jed on 1/7/13 at 12:52 pm|
Would you rather win the BCS title, or be ranked as the 6th most valuable CFB program by the WSJ?
I really can't decide, both are extremely prestigious and noteworthy accomplishments.
| SEC Rant|| When is CBB going to get Arkansas into the top 50 recruiting rankings?? - Tennessee Jed on 1/7/13 at 11:30 am|
Just curious. I was floored by the hire, and totally expected him to start reeling in 5 stars on day one.
I was a bit surprised to learn that they're currently 13th in the SEC, and only 2 spots ahead of Kentucky nationally....
| SEC Rant|| 2013 Tennessee O-line... - Tennessee Jed on 1/4/13 at 1:23 pm|
Will be the best in the nation, all 5 starters will sign NFL contracts.
I for one can't wait to see Butch let those guys road grade our way to Atlanta and beyond.
Tennessee is back, everyone beware.
| SEC Rant|| Tennessee Jed's - Football Power Rankings - Tennessee Jed on 1/4/13 at 10:42 am|
1. Notre Dame
Let's forget the polls and media bias that goes along with them, who are your top 5 football teams in America. See above for mine, I'm not sure there's anyway you could argue against it....
| SEC Rant|| Which fans are least likely to know the difference between 'worst' and 'worse - Tennessee Jed on 1/4/13 at 10:40 am|
I don't think there's been a thread on this board where at least one person hasn't used worse/worst incorrectly.
It's really pretty embarrassing. If I had to take a stab at which fan base are the biggest perpetrators I'd have to say LSU.
| SEC Rant|| Jadeveon Clowney unprompted compliment of Tiny Richarson - Tennessee Jed on 1/2/13 at 6:39 pm|
"He's pretty good," Clowney said of Lewan. "Him and the guy from Tennessee (Antonio 'Tiny' Richardson), best (tackles) I went against."
From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130101/SPORTS0201/301010391#ixzz2Grtp3S7Z...
| SEC Rant|| SEC Rumor Mill - TN RB Edition - Mike Dyer - Tennessee Jed on 1/1/13 at 12:38 pm|
Tennessee Rivals staff is looking into recent contact between former Auburn RB Mike Dyer and Butch Jones, there is a relationship between the two and Dyer has recently started following Jones and a host of other Vol players on twitter.
Dyer would be eligible for this upcoming season....
| SEC Rant|| Complete Hypothetical - LSU vs Notre Dame - Tennessee Jed on 1/1/13 at 12:32 pm|
I know a lot of the Tiger fans think they're capable, or should have been competing for a national championship this year.
Let's just say, it's a damn good thing they didn't make it to Miami.
I'm convinced that LSU could play Notre Dame ten times, and not amass more than 10 first downs.
| SEC Rant|| Out-coached, Out-Talented, Out-Played: Out-Classed - Tennessee Jed on 1/1/13 at 10:21 am|
Those four words sum up LSU in the Peach Bowl last night. I would say it's embarrassing, but it's what we should have been expecting. That team has been severely underwhelming all year.
The SEC was not the best conference this season, bowl games are about to prove that.
| SEC Rant|| Basketball - More important - League Championship or Tournament Championship? - Tennessee Jed on 12/27/12 at 10:22 am|
I think I'm going to say league title. It's a more accurate indicator of a team's success.
| Soccer Board|| US Transfer Rumors - ESPN - Tennessee Jed on 12/27/12 at 9:51 am|
[b]Jozy Altidore to Chelsea (England), Fiorentina (Italy)[/b]
Leading the Eredivisie in scoring for much of the season will usually get a player noticed, and Altidore has been no exception.
After a few years of adaptation difficulties in Europe, the Red Bull product is tearing up Holland, one of...
| SEC Rant|| Lunardi Bracketology - SEC - Tennessee Jed on 12/27/12 at 9:24 am|
UF - 1 Seed
Mizzou - 4 Seed
Kentucky - 5 Seed
Alabama - 9 Seed
Tennessee - 11 Seed
Ole Miss - Next Four Out. (AK has lived in the last 4 out)
Note regarding Vols - All 3 of our losses so far are in his field (GTown 5 seed, OK State 6 seed, UVA 11 seed).
| Political Talk|| Why are viewers afraid to call Fox News a Conservative Media Outlet? - Tennessee Jed on 12/21/12 at 10:39 am|
I've never really understood this. It seems if anyone says they're not really "fair and balanced" everyone gets worked into a tizzy.
It's blatantly obvious they're conservative, and I'm fine with that. It's my preferred media outlet, because they align most closely with my beliefs. But let's n...
| SEC Rant|| If you could switch mascots with one school... - Tennessee Jed on 12/20/12 at 2:37 pm|
which would you switch with?...
| SEC Rant|| Off Season Rant - Mascot and Team Color Ranking Thread - Tennessee Jed on 12/20/12 at 2:10 pm|
I'm going to leave the Vols out, because I'm biased and would list Volunteer ahead of every mascot but the Tiger
Top 5 from Each, bottom 3rd isn't really worth mentioning.
1. LSU Tigers
2. Auburn Tigers
3. Missouri Tigers
4. State Bulldog
5. UGA Bulldog
| SEC Rant|| If you could you give one coach in SEC history an Army and ask... - Tennessee Jed on 12/20/12 at 1:54 pm|
him to take over the world, who would you pick?
I think I'm going with Robert Neyland....
| SEC Rant|| The best "College Football Player" in SEC history Turned 20 a week or two ago - Tennessee Jed on 12/20/12 at 11:42 am|
As many people appeared upset over my Reggie White thread, and me declaring him the "best football player in SEC history."
I feel it's necessary to honor the greatest college player in SEC history, as he also celebrated a birthday earlier this month.
| SEC Rant|| The Best Football Player in SEC History would have been 51 Yesterday - Tennessee Jed on 12/20/12 at 11:09 am|
Holds the Tennessee record for sacks in a game, season, and career.
SEC Player of the Year, All-American, All-SEC
13 Pro Bowls, 10 times All-Pro, 2 time NFL defensive player of the year, 1980's All NFL team Starter, 1990's All NFL team Starter, 75th Anniversary All - Time N...
| SEC Recruiting|| What position(s) do the recruiting services do the poorest job of evaluating? - Tennessee Jed on 12/19/12 at 1:07 pm|
I think QB would be the most obvious answer, if I had to pick a second position it would probably be LB. ...
| SEC Rant|| 2012 Forbes Top 20 Most Valuable Basketball Programs - Tennessee Jed on 12/19/12 at 11:51 am|
No Other SEC schools listed.
| Soccer Board|| Parkhurst signs with Bundesliga side FC Augsburg - Tennessee Jed on 12/19/12 at 11:34 am|
Augsburg is currently sitting at 17 in the bundesliga.
| SEC Rant|| it seems we've reached that time of year where the term the "big 3" is... - Tennessee Jed on 12/18/12 at 4:38 pm|
rearing its ugly head.
Just to reiterate. The term big 3 insinuates that baseball, basketball, and football are all on the same level. They're not, the term is an inherent fallacy. It's...
No big 3. There is a humongous 1(football), a big 1(...
| SEC Rant|| ESPN Soccer Commercial: Perfectly sums up SEC rivalries - Tennessee Jed on 12/18/12 at 1:03 pm|
You could have changed the teams to Auburn and Alabama, Ole Miss and State, or UF and UGA and had the exact same result.
I think this commercial is absolutely hilarious....
| SEC Rant|| Former Gator current Bull, Joakim Noah - Tennessee Jed on 12/17/12 at 8:29 pm|
Has turned into a really nice NBA player. Sitting here watching the Grizz - Bulls match up. He just made a stellar move to get past Marc Gasol.
He probably deserves an All-Star bid this year....
| SEC Rant|| Juwan James - Officially Returning to the Vols - Tennessee Jed on 12/17/12 at 10:14 am|
:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
We should have an absolutely fantastic O-Line again next year. Top 5 in the nation, easily.
[quote]Joe Schad ?@schadjoe
Ja'Wuan James: "I believe in what Coach (Butch) Jones is preaching and what he's about." [/quote]
4 of 5 starters returning, highlighted by L...
| SEC Rant|| The best outcome for College Football would be a ND victory - Tennessee Jed on 12/14/12 at 7:47 pm|
the return of the most prominent college football program in history
increased interest and relevance, increased media coverage, parity restored to the game.
here's hoping Notre Dame can stand up, and become the saviors of a dying sport....
| Coaching Changes|| I'm not convinced Malzahn can win without following Hugh Freeze - Tennessee Jed on 12/14/12 at 9:13 am|
It was my only concern as I pondered the thought of having him as a potential head coach.
| SEC Rant|| Ivan Maisel on Vols financial situation - Tennessee Jed on 12/12/12 at 12:13 pm|
[quote]ESPN's Ivan Masiel offered his take on Tennessee's hiring of Butch Jones and what he sees as a big difference between the Vols and the rest of the SEC in terms of having a level playing field.
In his "3-Point-Stance" blog, Maisel said that UT athletic director...
| Soccer Board|| Matt Besler spurns QPR and resigns with SKC - Tennessee Jed on 12/12/12 at 10:17 am|
[quote]Besler had offers on the table from English clubs Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City, as well as Belgian side Gent, but ultimately decided to stay with his hometown team, where he has spent the past four seasons...