August 19, 2019
Back in the Saddle!
So, for the first time ever since becoming a Vol fan, I had gotten too frustrated with the same old storyline about Tennessee football. For over a decade now, Vol fans had started each season saying “this is when we start to see something”. What we ended up seeing was a rinse, wash, repeat season where hope quickly was squashed early in the season. Then lady luck would seem to appear and the Vols would have a good game or, dare I say, a good win.
Fan’s hope restored!!
However, that good game or good win would be immediately followed by the Vols getting knocked back down….way down!
Fan’s hopes dashed!!
Then another surprising good game or win. Last year coming against #11 Kentucky.
Fan’s hope restored!!!
But the season ended with a resounding THUD as the Vols layed an egg for the remainder of the season ending in 5-7. The once storied program of college football and frequent leader of the SEC again had a year that frankly wasn’t even worth of Division I play.
Honestly, I wasn’t going to go through that rollercoaster again. So I decided to take the year off of my usual obsession of Tennessee Football. Didn’t bother with my usual attendance to at least 2 or 3 home games and there were very few games I even watched. It became very liberating having those Saturdays, that I spent fuming over our losses, to just sit back and enjoy college football as a whole.
Does that make me less of a Vol fan? NO… I still bleed orange and white. I just get to do it with fewer spikes in my blood pressure.
August 19, 2019
Now comes the fun part! In response to Vanderbilt’s announcement that they will start selling alcoholic beverages at college football games to raise revenue, Tennessee has done the same starting with this year’s BYU game.
Fortunately my drinking days are long behind me but even before this announcement came, like everyone else, I have had some pretty bad experiences in my beloved Neyland Stadium with some drunk ass hole near me and my family ruining the game experience for everyone around them. Now there are plenty of assholes in all fan bases anyway but you add alcohol to the mix and you get Asshole x 10!
So for the money I have spent to watch my Vols not only comes at a heavy price with tickets, travel, lodging, food, and the tons of cash I’ll drop on Tennessee gear but I just forked over all that money so I can be next to some asshole who couldn’t care less what comes out of his mouth and is running it constantly and now, YES, staying nice and drunk through the whole game.
I’m all for everyone having a good time at the games just don’t ruin it for the rest of us. While colleges may see the $$ in serving alcohol, they could easily lose it in ticket sales for those of us not wanting to be put in that situation to watch, what is now, a mediocre team.
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