– Orange faux-Christmas tree: check
– University of Tennessee ornaments: check
– Frat-paddle: check
– Volunteer curtains: check
– Power-T orange bedspread: not pictured
– Hand drawn portrait of Wayne Chism and Duke Crews: not pictured
– Framed bottle of Kentucky Gentleman on a UT background: blasphemous
Ok, ok. This room belongs to one of my very best friends (yes, we’re allowed to be good friends with Vol fans), so I only post this picture in good fun, despite all of the things listed above actually residing in his room. He’s a good guy and usually reasonable fan, we we’ll cut him some slack for his orange-fanhood. Still, the fact remains: it’s been a ROUGH year or so for Tennessee fans. The road game at Thompson-Boling this Saturday will feature a lot of disgruntled people in orange.
That’s assuming they actually show up.
My sister is making the trek to Knoxville, and I’ll admit – I semi-scared for her safety. The attitude among UT fans currently ranges from pessimistic to downright p*ssed off. At one point, fans were literally urinating on Kiffin’s image. Lane Kiffin came…and left. Layla Kiffin came (or at least put on a rousing acting job for Lane). Pearl got canned. Dooley showed up. Cuonzo appeared. Both are struggling. The streak was broken. Etc, etc. There’s plenty to be angry about down in Tennessee, and I’d hate to see this road game turn into an Indiana-esque fiasco.
I’m fairly certain it won’t. This was mostly an excuse to post this picture.