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We are big believers in more national holidays, and if we can't celebrate International Beer Day, then the terrorists have won. What's our Rushmore of beers? We'll nominate Bud Light and Duff in honor of Homer Simpson.

KNOXVILLE — Just in case you needed another reminder of why life isn't fair, we use today's press ink and newsprint to focus on University of Tennessee senior defensive lineman Jordan Williams.

Gang, the mailbag is on the horizon, and we know you have questions. Fire.

The scene is from the 1978 remake of "Heaven Can Wait." An angel having just placed his soul inside the body of a ruthless industrialist, a well-intentioned Warren Beatty offers a simple solution for all the innocent porpoises the industrialist's tuna canning company is accidentally killing in its nets.

Your UTC Mocs start football practice today. Good times.

Austin and Ty Dillon woke up Tuesday morning in Watkins Glen, N.Y., ready to run a few tests laps over the nation's most famous road course in preparation for the NASCAR races scheduled there for the weekend of Aug. 9.

As we prepare for the start of football practice, we have questions. Lots of questions. Do you have questions? Fire away — or call us on Press Row from 3-6 and we'll cover it there — and let's see if we can find some answers.

You just don't coach football for 16 years at your alma mater, win a national championship and 70 percent of your games and not sometimes wish your stay had been longer.

Gang, hope the weekend treated you as you deserved.

They are who we've always thought they are ... pure class. What else needs to be said after Atlanta Braves legends Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux were all inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday?

KIMBALL, Tenn. — At least the kid was honest.

As everyone knows, you like soccer about as much as you like moltan lava poured on your junk (what you use for conception), but you have to give credit where credit is due.

UTC coach Russ Huesman joined us on Press Row on Wednesday, about three hours after his team was picked as the Southern Conference favorite.

Deftly stacked atop Vanderbilt baseball coach Tim Corbin's office desk, the pile of handwritten letters and printed-out emails has grown to almost a foot tall, each one a thank-you note for the school's first national championship in a men's sport.

Gang, remember the mailbag — we have a spot or two open today.

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