Pete Rose Says He 'Almost' Played College Football At This SEC School
Rob Leifheit-USA TODAY Sports
During his appearance on the Talking to Titans podcast, baseball legend Pete Rose revealed that he was recruited to play football at Tennessee...
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“Back in the 40s, 50s, and 60s, that’s all we had to do was sports,” Rose said. “We didn’t have the iPads. We didn’t have the computers. We didn’t have the iPhones. We didn’t have none of that stuff. So, we had sports. I was a three-sport player. To be honest with you, I was a much better football player than I was a baseball player. That was because of my dad. If I had been a good student, and I was one of those students that did good enough to stay eligible, if you know what I mean. If I had been a good enough student, I would’ve went to college and played football. I almost went to the University of Tennessee. I flew down there for a recruiting trip one time, and I just didn’t dig school. I made out okay.”
(The Spun)
Filed Under: SEC Football
Originally published on SECRant.com

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Pete would have been a combo of Derrick Henry and Leonard Fournette
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Cool what position? Nose tackle ? He looks like he was always kinda fattttttt
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Yeah he did
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We didn’t have the iPhones. Love it Pete. For someone who grew up in the 70s and 80s, it didn’t get much bigger than Pete Rose. It’s a shame the way his managing career ended, and the hall of fame snub.
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The "hall of fame snub" is self inflicted.
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Three grammatical errors in that quote. No wonder he didn't do 'good' in school.
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Ever think that maybe it was transcribed incorrectly? Just a possibility
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He struggled in school which is why he only played one year of football, his freshman year. you decide if that means he was better in baseball. He only batter=d 600 or so in HS baseball. I think he must have taken one too many fastballs in the head.
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Wow, what a fricking nerdy comment lol
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Jim Gray voice, Pete, are you now in front of thousands of fans and millions watching on TV willing to admit you bet on baseball?
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VOLS
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Get him a scholly, Coach Kelly!
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He bet on himself
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He rolled the dice on baseball at young age, and again placed some more bets on baseball an older age.
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yeah you did ok pete
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