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For proof that not all sports weekends are created equal, allow me to nominate the four days just past — Thursday night, Friday, Saturday and Sunday — as the best in a long, long time.

KNOXVILLE — What a waste of that outstanding checkerboard visual in the Neyland Stadium stands on Saturday afternoon.

Hope you are locked and loaded for the weekend.

Sixteen games into his tenure as Tennessee's head football coach, Butch Jones has enjoyed remarkable cover.

Four weeks into the NFL season, what do we know and what do we need to know?

When it comes to wisdom, former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football player and assistant coach Joe Lee Dunn has imparted a lot of it over the years.

Did we actually have an NFL week with no off-the-field drama? Did we?

Man, talk about divisional differences. Not since the SEC has split have we seen such disparity. In fact, if Vegas was forced to set a line for the SEC title game this morning it would be West minus-14.5, and they'd take their chances.

Wow, what a weekend. Where to start?

Imagine an orange-wrapped crowd at Tennessee's Neyland Stadium on the Third Saturday in October paying tribute to former Alabama quarterback Joe Namath. Or a basketball gathering at North Carolina's Dean Smith Center rising to its feet to applaud Duke's Christian Laettner.

ATHENS, Ga. -- Most Tennessee football fans would never admit this, at least not yet, but both the Big Orange Nation and Georgia's Bulldog Nation may have gotten exactly what they needed from the Dawgs' 35-32 win between the hedges Saturday afternoon.

ATHENS, Ga. -- Butch Jones took his spot behind the makeshift podium underneath Sanford Stadium on Saturday afternoon and let out a loud sigh of exasperation.

If you're looking for something inspirational to do late Sunday evening, something on the order of cheering the Father of the Century across the Ironman finish line, you might want to drop by Ross's Landing a shade before midnight to root home Chattanooga firefighter Jason Greer.

Jay, I started reading your online blog after listening to you and David. I listen every day and you guys are great. I have lived in Nashville and Atlanta before moving here and you guys know more than any sports radio show I have ever heard.

Gang, remember the UGA-UT contest — pick the final score and you could win stuff — this week and the mailbag.

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