Showing posts with label Tennessee. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tennessee. Show all posts

Monday, November 7, 2011

Good news, bad news

wesrucker247 Pat Summitt to her players: "I'm still going to remember your name, and I'm still going to yell at you."Fri, Nov 04 12:24:24 from TweetDeck

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Game Ball for Brodus

How to play for UT?
  1. Fall asleep on the couch.
  2. Wake up about an hour before the game.
  3. Answer the phone.
  4. Get a police escort to the stadium.
  5. Suit up.
  6. Kick three extra points and a field goal.
An amazing story. The Dooley quotes are, as usual, priceless.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dale Ellis #14

I grew up watching UT sports. One of my favorite players of all time was Dale Ellis. He wore #14 and that became my "favorite number" as a youngster. I worn #14 every chance I got when playing sports. Dale was at the UT Men's Basketball practice tonight and Wes Rucker sent out these two gems:

wesrucker247 While watching Dale Ellis shoot, Cuonzo asked who was best shooter in the gym: "Am I technically in the gym right now?"Thu, Oct 20 20:33:16 from TweetDeck
wesrucker247 Dale Ellis watched Vols practice for a couple hours. Got up afterward, ice cold, picked up ball, took deep 3. Swish.Thu, Oct 20 20:36:21 from TweetDeck

Free Coffee

Headline: UT officials urging students to learn how to protect themselves:
"Safety officials at the University of Tennessee said police can't always get to you in time, so they are asking students to learn how to protect themselves.

Officials are asking student and staff to take part in an online training program that includes tips for staying safe around campus. The idea is to help people know better how to protect themselves in the minutes immediately following a crisis situation."
I'd like to see the content of the course.  I'd be surprised if any of the tips included using hollow points or putting in extra practice at a range.

But you do get Starbucks coupon and a certificate for completing the training.

Via Uncle

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pat - You are not alone.

One more UT post this evening..


Moar Plot!!1! from the UT Band

The sad state of UT sports has now infected the Pride of the Southland Band. I don't think anyone liked the Wizard of Oz skit - everyone was having Carnicus flashbacks. They should be more like the radio stations that brag "more music, less talk."


I'm more of a traditionalist...

Mouse Manure - Dooley Presser

wesrucker247 Dooley said "mouse manure" when talking Vols running game. "It's not a communication issue. It's a 'knock-somebody's-you-know what' issue."Mon, Oct 10 12:34:07 from TweetDeck
wesrucker247 Dooley: "It's Tennessee. I don't care how many guys we lose. We're still Tennessee."Mon, Oct 10 12:29:18 from TweetDeck
wesrucker247 Dooley: If I'd known in January I wouldn't have Lathers, Janzen, Hunter, Bray, "I'd roll up my sleeves and go to work. That's what you do."Mon, Oct 10 12:15:54 from TweetDeck

Monday, October 10, 2011

Ten-Tec 539 QRP Transceiver: Q&A with Ten-Tec

Tom Witherspoon, K4SWL, of QRPer has an interview with the Ten-Tec team regarding the 539 where several questions about the rig are answered. Some notes that struck me... it might get 160M, probably less than $1000, and can be computer controlled via USB. There is also some information about the Model 418 Amplifier.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Ten-Tec 539 QRP Transceiver

I missed the Ten-Tec hamfest this year, so I also missed the preview of the 539 QRP Transceiver. Speculation is that the 10W unit will also have an optional amplifier to take it to 100W. Check the links at the bottom of this post for more info. I'd like to own a piece of Ten-Tec equipment, just because they are local. This might be it.

Ten-Tec Model 539 10W QRP Transceiver

  • Bands: 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15 10 meters
  • AM, USB, LSB, CW Modes built-in
  • Tricolor backlight internally adjustable
  • Several features and hardware in common with Eagle Model 599
  • 3 Crystal filter slots
  • Same DSP as used in the 599
  • Noise Reduction, Noise Blanker, Selectable Fast/Med/Slow AGC, RIT, PreAmp, 100 Memories, etc.
  • Legendary TenTec CW Performance
  • Two VFO Displays (single receiver)
  • Estimated product availability Mid-2012

(Picture from QRPer.)

As with all things ham, there is a Yahoo Group: Ten-Tec 539 Yahoo Group

Looks like this won't be ready for Christmas.

Via QRPer via VA3STL

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Black Offices

wesrucker247 Derek Dooley and Dwight K. Schrute both have black offices, because black offices are intimidating.Wed, Sep 28 19:14:02 from TweetDeck

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Worser and Worser

wesrucker247 From the "things that only happen at Tennessee" department: Smokey the dog tears ACL. No, really:, Sep 27 10:02:45 from TweetDeck

Seriously. When will UT start to catch some breaks?

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Pants

The Pants didn't pull out the victory in Florida, but they are still cool.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Go Gata

About a 10 point underdog, but I hope we beat them for a variety of reasons, including this:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Ready for some Good News

Bruce is gone. Kiffin ran off. NCAA investigations. Pat is sick. The Vols were dropped from the ESPN Gameday intro. Peyton's neck is broken. And now, Eric Berry is out with a torn ACL.

We are due for some good news.

Friday, September 9, 2011

General Neyland

I'm a little too young to have seen him coach, but I wish I had. Story here.

Saturday, September 3, 2011


So a thunderstorm is within 10 miles of Neyland Stadium. They have shut the gates and told us that we cannot leave. I'm not sure if this is legal. I don't want to leave, but I am curious what rules apply.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Fulmer Curse?

Clay lays it all out... from David Cutcliffe leaving for Duke to Pat Summitt's dementia.

Wear Orange on Friday

I will wear Orange on Friday. You should, too.
"Hey Pat head Summitt, Lady Vol and Volunteer fans lets show our support for Pat Summitt by wearing orange on Friday 8/26 all day long. Lets not only tell her we got her back . Lets Show her. Join us as we make a tribute to one one of the biggest classiest icons in college female basketball history. Lets show her we are honored to to be a Lady Vol and Pat Head Summit fan. Please pass this along to everyone you know. Lets turn this town orange friday !!!!"