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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: We Shouldn’t Hate UT, We Should Love UT


How can you not love this guy?

In an effort to please the requests of John Clay, I am boycotting this hate day here at KSR.  Because we have far too much hate in this world these days.  We hate other people, cities, teams, religions, countries, and on and on.  Hell, Charlie Sheen says he has a passion for hate.  Of course, he also said he has the boogers of a 7-year-old, so maybe I shouldn’t use him. 

But I am going to break the trend of hate here at KSR.  I am going to be the Martin Luther King Jr. of this site.  It’s a all peace, all day BTI today because I am admitting to this here and now:

I LOVE THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

There, I said it.  I love them.  Just to showcase how much I love them, I will give you a Letterman Top 10 list of why I feel this way, courtesy of the home office in Matt’s basement:

10. I love them because they have been so generous in their own building.  They have allowed Kentucky to beat them 51 times in Knoxville. 

9.  Not only have they been so generous in a team aspect, but they also did so on an individual basis.  They let Jodie Meeks score 54 points on their home floor.  Witness. 

8. I love Tennessee and especially Coach Bruce Pearl, for taking the NCAA’s attention away from our coach and onto him.  Especially considering Pearl ACTUALLY commits violations.

7. I love that Tennessee has taken players like Tony Harris, JP Prince, Brian Williams, and other gun-holding individuals.  Because as much I have hated Rod Rhodes, Rashaad Carruth, and Darnell Dodson, they will never compare to UT fools.  Thanks Vol nation.

6. I love that Tennessee hasn’t beaten UK in an SEC Tournament in 30 years.  Once again, I would assume out of the genrosity of their hearts. 

5. While they didn’t have to do this, UT has allowed Kentucky to take Ron Mercer and Tony Delk from the state.  Not that those guys amounted to much.  Only UK’s last 2 consensus All-Americans before last season.

4. And clearly they felt bad about stealing Allen Houston from our state, so they allowed UK to put the largest beatdown in SEC Tournament history in return, a 61 point drubbing in 1993. 

3. You know what might have been the biggest gift Tennessee gave us: During our lowest point in probation, Tennessee STILL allowed us to beat them 3 our of 4 times between 1989 and 1991.  God, I love you Vols.

2.  Our good friends in Knoxville are not ranked very often.  We in Lexington get almost too used to it.  Which makes it all the more amazing, charitable, and loving they have let the Cats beat them 16 times when they were ranked.  They gave up their ranking for us Cats fans!  Respect that!!

1. 2,044 total wins.  Thank you Tennessee for 145 of those. 

OK.  I will give you 1 piece of hate on this day.  I hate how much I love the Tennessee basketball program and how much it has done for our beloved Cats.  That’s all I can muster on the Love Hate Day.

Article written by Bryan the Intern

57 Comments for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: We Shouldn’t Hate UT, We Should Love UT



  1. The Real Pioneer
    9:09 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    TROY MCKINLEY LOVED THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE BECAUSE HE LOVED BEATING THEM SO BADLY AND THEN BEING ABLE TO HAVE BRAGGING RIGHTS AGAINST DERRICK HORD FOR WHICH STATE WAS BETTER!



  2. TSlone08
    9:11 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    Good work BTI. I Love Hate it. Thumbs up.



  3. TSlone08
    9:12 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    I guess I can’t do strikethrough’s in the comments haha



  4. Roscoe
    9:19 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    TJ getting some big love, BK getting little love.
    http://isportsweb.com/2011/02/23/isportsweb-all-conference-awards/



  5. Claw
    9:22 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    Is it okay to hate MaconVolFan today?



  6. UKBigDaddy
    9:23 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    Good work on that piece. See what you can do when you apply yourself?



  7. Lincoln Day
    9:23 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    Genious



  8. BWood30
    9:27 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    Good thing you included “basketball” program in all your comments. 26 in a row bud



  9. Mikegilchrist
    9:27 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    #1, I forgot about the great Troy Mckinley. The wife and I started discussing him at diner last night which turned into a 3 hour Mckinley favorite memories session.



  10. symphonist
    9:28 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    I love how Tennessee takes Title IX so seriously by making their men’s team look so bad over the years compared to their women’s team. VERY progressive and forward thinking!!



  11. barn
    9:28 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    hate is good



  12. Al's IndiCats
    9:29 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    Awwww 5, he’s one of the few sane ones from there. You hafta love Macon_volsfan, He’s a teacher, and in todays society Teachers recieve very little love from anyone. I’d say somewhat dislike him, but to hate him…..well I don’t think I could…UT on the other hand DETEST them!



  13. Dustin Smith
    9:30 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    Can I sue BTI for plagiarism even though he stole it from the same site it was posted to? http://kentuckysportsradio.com/?p=55845



  14. VII
    9:31 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    Tennessee thanks Kentucky for Alan Houston, Chris Lofton and Scotty Hopson.



  15. BigRudy
    9:32 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    This was pretty eumg.



  16. Bruce Pearl/Jesus
    9:33 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    Allan Housto got beat by 61 by Kentucky.
    Chris Lofton had a losing record vs Kentucky.
    Scotty Hopson, ha ha.

    Your Welcome.



  17. GenericVolReply
    9:40 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    Just wait till football season.



  18. Jesus is the ONLY way to Heaven!!!
    9:41 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    I like it BTI!! Good work. You had me going for a minute.



  19. BTI's biggest fan..Stan
    9:43 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    With peices like this thank God it is Friday. I can’t wait until noon when the Not Jerry Tipton article comes out!!



  20. uktampa
    9:43 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    Very creative, I like!



  21. Catlanta
    9:44 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    5/12 On the Candy live blog from Tuesday, he said that UT hate day was his birthday. So I’m assuming it is still okay to have a little hated towards him today.



  22. DoubleBaconSixTeeth
    9:45 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    Oh, great, so what’s next? You gonna remind everybody that Tennessee leads the nation in inbree….uh….never mind.



  23. Claw
    9:45 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    I have decided to skip partaking in Communion at the end of church service on Sunday so I can get home in time to catch the beginning of the game. I think God understands however. I mean it IS Tennessee. I really look forward to the grape juice every week too. Just another reason for me to detest Tennessee. Being deprived of the grape by the orange. Something is just weird about that.



  24. SUV
    9:48 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    12) You say that, but he’ll just say again that what Pearl did wasn’t as bad as a “free SAT score. (wink, wink)”



  25. macon_volfan
    9:50 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    #21-it is. #24-??



  26. Bg Cat
    9:52 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    One Of Your Better Pieces Bti. Keep Up The Good Work. That Was Alot Better Than Your Usual Avalanche Of Stats To Try To Prove A Point.



  27. Claw
    9:53 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    25) I knew we’d bring you scampering out of the woodwork.



  28. macon_volfan
    9:55 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    #27I usually stay away during TN Hate Day(s). Just dropped in and since I was mentioned….



  29. dmc
    9:55 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    BTI, I read your rant and have decided to go ahead and HATE UT anyway.



  30. Claw
    9:56 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    28) Happy Birthday! But I’m sure you’ll understand if I hope your Sunday sucks.



  31. Musehobo
    9:59 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    If I’m going to critisize your afwul work (most of it), I can at least admit when you do something right. Good work…creative, funny, and correct.



  32. Musehobo
    10:00 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    If I’m going to criticize your afwul work (most of it), I can at least admit when you do something right. Good work…creative, funny, and correct.



  33. SUV
    10:01 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    25) Comment #38.



  34. Musehobo
    10:01 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    Dang it…thought I stopped it in time to fix my idiocy.



  35. SUV
    10:02 am March 4, 2011 Permalink


  36. Boogiewoogie
    10:02 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    An uncommonly funny post BTU. Nice job.



  37. Burlington_UK_fan
    10:03 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    Kevin Galloway scored 32 points last night for Texas Southern.



  38. WestWorld
    10:07 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    According to the dude with a clock hanging around his neck – it’s time for another beat-down.



  39. macon_volfan
    10:30 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    I used a smiley face AND look at my other comments from that tread. Never ACTUALLY accused Cal of anything.



  40. SUV
    10:31 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    25) Right there on comment #38. http://kentuckysportsradio.com/?p=66351



  41. SUV
    10:32 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    Blah, Blah, Blah.



  42. ukclassof93
    10:36 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    Great Post BTI. I enjoyed that thoroughly.



  43. macon_volfan
    10:37 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    who cares, though #41 if I don’t like Cal or if I think or don’t think he’s a cheater. If I say I don’t like Cal or think he’s a cheat, I’m just like 70-80% of the UK fan base (and this site’s former moderator) before he’s the UK coach.



  44. blue beard
    10:38 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    on TN hate day, the studio has a vandy fan and a bruce pearl supporter… dubye tee eff?



  45. blue beard
    10:42 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    “and it’s long, and it’s great…” that’s what she said?



  46. CalifCatFan
    10:58 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    OK, BTI, I will give a thumbs up on this post. Some witty stuff. But don’t let my praise go to your head. On Monday, it is back to hating BTI day.



  47. Mayor Ron Payne
    10:58 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    Why would anybody hate Rod Rhodes?



  48. Doctor Bob
    11:08 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    Not too many worries about a program from out of state taking a KY HS player. Afterall there are no good players that come from the state. Look at your roster…you have more players from FL than you do from KY. Thank God you have Stacy Poole.



  49. yep
    11:23 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    maconvolfan. You been coming on here for a long time and usually you are a well behaved Tenn. fan. However, don’t make us out to be stupid. You repeatedly have made the statement that It’s not like Pearl offered a free SAT score or gave money. You know as everyone else does, who you are referring to even though said person was never named in anything. Then you say, “I never actually accused Cal of anything.” Give it up, the ncaa has never found Cal to be guilty in either of those cases. UK called the NCAA before they hired CAL and the NCAA stated that Cal had no infractions. CAn you say the same thing for your coach? I’m not going to name who i’m talking about but I can at least say that CAl has never been found to lie to NCAA investigators and to tell recruits and families to lie also. Notice how I didn’t mention a name? I said it that way so that I can say in my next post that I never actually accused Pearl of anything. Oh wait, I don’t have to, because the NCAA already did.



  50. Roger
    11:32 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    Hey maconvolfan, you say that you usually stay away during tennessee hate day and only dropped in because you were mentioned. If you stay away how did you know that you were mentioned?

    48 how do you figure, KY has more players from FL. on its roster than from KY?



  51. macon_volfan
    11:46 am March 4, 2011 Permalink

    #49-I don’t think anyone is stupid. I don’t think Cal is a cheat, and never actually said I thought that. I was just responding to someone bringing up an old post.

    #50-I read, but don’t usually post. Broke my rule this year, I suppose!



  52. Vomitqueers
    12:34 pm March 4, 2011 Permalink

    Bruce “Almighty” Pearl SUCKS!!



  53. ebell55
    1:09 pm March 4, 2011 Permalink

    BTI I don’t get the shot at Rod Rhodes? He didn’t have any of the court problems and was a good guy while at UK! He just let Rick Strip he of all of his confidence. To compare him to Dodson and carruth is miss guided!



  54. Tigerblood
    1:13 pm March 4, 2011 Permalink

    Wow, BTI, you really did lift this from the blogger contest entrant (see comment #16). kudos for the unoriginality in your only “original” post.



  55. jmh1304
    1:35 pm March 4, 2011 Permalink

    I love UT because they keep giving my son money to go to school there and he is still a Big BLUE Fan!!!!!!



  56. Just saying
    3:08 pm March 4, 2011 Permalink

    They even let us have a winning record against them when BCG was here. We couldnt beat VMI but we had no issues with the vols. Thanks UT



  57. Jack
    5:02 pm March 4, 2011 Permalink

    Bruce Pearl loves UK because during his tenure at Tennessee, UK has never advanced further than him in the NCAA Tourney.

    The SEC loves UK because they refuse to field a football team in a football conference.

    Tennessee loves UK because they have let Tennessee win 26 times in a row against them in football, out of generosity I’m sure.

    The state of Tennessee loves the state of Kentucky because though we have our share of inbreds and hillbillies, Diane Sawyer showed a few years ago that no state comes close to Kentucky in either department.

    (Am I doing this right?)