Knoxified Friday Question: Vols Basketball Brandon Clarke March 28, 2008 KFQ, Questions 5 Comments Related
Color me not surprised. This is how it goes for them. They can’t close the deal on the big ones. Do you doubt it’s true? If yes, then please oh please explain that SEC tournament result. Seriously? Arkansas? They practically needed the heimleich after that game, really. I’m waiting to see the hairball come up from this big old choke-a-thon. See ya next year guys… better luck then.
It’s all about peaking at the right time. They peaked against Memphis, which we were happy about. Given where they were just a few years ago, I’ll take it. It’s fun to watch them play, and it’s just a sport after all.
I agree, I am proud to be a Knoxvillian and a vol fan…but man, I am down today.
Midway through the second half I could see the hand writing on the wall: My beloved Vols weren’t going to pull this one out. Like sadcox, I believe they peaked at Memphis and things have slowly come undone since.
The only consolation for the way this game played out was that by the final horn at least I was emotionally prepared for the outcome. This game was more of a long, slow, painful death rather than the quick dagger to the heart we experienced against Arkansas in the SEC tourney.
By the time it was over, I was already beginning to put the whole season in perspective. This year was the first time my wife and I had ever bought season tickets to anything, and despite sitting in row 19 of the 300 section, we enjoyed every minute of our experiences in the newly remodeled TBA. This team reached heights that no UT Men’s basketball team has ever reached before. Plus, I have no doubt that as long as Coach Pearl is around, they will continue to go further.
So, thanks for the memories Chris, JuJuan, Jordan and the rest of the 2007-08 Basketball Vols. I look forward to watching again next season and seeing you guys go even further in the years ahead.
I was disappointed, but we had too many close games. We peaked at Memphis and could not regain the stifling defense needed. Still proud of the team and feel we are moving forward as a program.