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Fall/Winter Banter - Football, Basketball, Snowball?


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16 hours ago, John1122 said:

Apparently Pruitt was maybe paying players and recruits. I have no idea how he could be cheating like Alabama but producing that result on the field.  

My main hope is that it allows him to be fired with cause and saves UT 12 million in buyout money. 

We aren't going to be any worse on the field regardless of the outcome. 

I think the timing of this investigation could be very telling. I have heard that a level 1 or 2 violation could result in Pruitt being fired with cause and without a buyout, where a lower violation could give UT the leverage to negotiate a lower buyout. If UT could negotiate a lower buyout, while giving up a bowl game this year (much like LSU has done) and maybe lose a scholarship or two for a brief period, I think the University comes out way ahead. Especially factoring in that payments to Butch Jones for his buyout are over in February, I believe (Though the last 1 or 2 may be eliminated by his taking the HC job at Arkansas State).

I think Pruitt is a very good DC and may make a decent HC one day. But the lack of development of the Vols after his 3 years of being head coach is telling as to his ability to lead a P5 program at this time. Then again it's 2020, so heck, he may end up with another extension and raise for all I know! ;)

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My condolences, seriously from another big basketball school. Cal will get that ship righted during conference play. See you (Kentucky) in the tournament. 

21 hours ago, Kentucky said:

Kentucky Basketball, is 1-5 for the first time since 1927...

That's going back to when Kansas lost to Topeka YMCA, arguably our biggest debacle. 

Regarding Tennessee football.. Who cares? Tennessee is a basketball school now! Lol @tnweathernut it's the Upside Down or something from Stranger Things.

It's the most wonderful time of the year. College basketball season!

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6 minutes ago, Kentucky said:

Barnes gets it done, what a great coach. UTMBB my pick to win it all

He really is a great coach.  I’m glad Texas thought his best days were behind him..  TN is lucky to have him.

As an aside, my wife’s cousin is on Barnes staff and was on the basketball team for 4 years (2015/16 to 2018/19).  At family gatherings (not as much lately with COVID) I get to take a peek behind the curtain of UT basketball under Barnes.  It’s been fun the last 5+ years.

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Merry Christmas, fellow weather enthusiasts. I believe I've "known" some of you guys for nearly 15 years now. Even those of you who've not been around as long, I'm glad to see you here every day. 3 or 4 inches of snow on the ground today is like 10 any other day. We only get to experience this in our back yards once every 8 to 15 years depending on where you live.

To our west valley folks, hopefully we are just at the beginning of a prolific winter. We aren't getting extremely cold yet or anything but this system just shows that sometimes timing is all it takes. Hopefully your window comes open during this rare -NAO/-AO combination. If the Pac cooperates as advertised during the first two weeks of January, I think you'll get some fireworks. 80-85 percent of the seasonal snow that falls in the region falls beyond December. So a ton of winter left. 

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9 minutes ago, John1122 said:

Merry Christmas, fellow weather enthusiasts. I believe I've "known" some of you guys for nearly 15 years now. Even those of you who've not been around as long, I'm glad to see you here every day. 3 or 4 inches of snow on the ground today is like 10 any other day. We only get to experience this in our back yards once every 8 to 15 years depending on where you live.

To our west valley folks, hopefully we are just at the beginning of a prolific winter. We aren't getting extremely cold yet or anything but this system just shows that sometimes timing is all it takes. Hopefully your window comes open during this rare -NAO/-AO combination. If the Pac cooperates as advertised during the first two weeks of January, I think you'll get some fireworks. 80-85 percent of the seasonal snow that falls in the region falls beyond December. So a ton of winter left. 

Will remain hopeful but not really seeing allot on modeling that can cling too lol 

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22 minutes ago, weathertree4u said:

Will remain hopeful but not really seeing allot on modeling that can cling too lol 

Shoot, it looks great to me. The indices scream winter. The mountain torque event is starting similar to the one that gave us the PNA boost to close out November. The Euro is consistently showing a low road storm in the 8-10 day period. The EPS has a decent mean around that time frame. The Canadian has hinted at a big storm around then too. Late in the Euro's run basically all of southern Canada was in the-15 to -20 range. That's great source air for us. 

I'm usually very skeptical after the past few winters sunk us. But this winter seems to have way more potential than any we've had since 2016 or so. 

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1 minute ago, John1122 said:

Shoot, it looks great to me. The indices scream winter. The mountain torque event is starting similar to the one that gave us the PNA boost to close out November. The Euro is consistently showing a low road storm in the 8-10 day period. The EPS has a decent mean around that time frame. The Canadian has hinted at a big storm around then too. Late in the Euro's run basically all of southern Canada was in the-15 to -20 range. That's great source air for us. 

I'm usually very skeptical after the past few winters sunk us. But this winter seems to have way more potential than any we've had since 2016 or so. 

All right, will be more on board when start seeing it depicted in modeling I guess. 

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8 minutes ago, Blue Moon said:

RV explosion on second avenue in dtwn Nashville this morning an intentional act, according to authorities. Wish I was making this up. Thankfully no serious injuries reported.

Saw that too, very sad man.  It’s unfathomable that there are individuals who would carry out something so terrible.  Thoughts and prayers to all affected  

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After toying with the idea for over 10 years I finally caved and ordered a weather station.  I went with the Ambient Weather WS-2000.  It seems to have everything I need and is turn-key as far as automatically logging the data in the cloud.  Can't wait to start pouring over those sweet graphs and tables.  Soil moisture sensors were out of stock but I will be adding one of those for clay and another for garden soil.  Also added a lightning detector.  Super pumped!

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36 minutes ago, Stovepipe said:

After toying with the idea for over 10 years I finally caved and ordered a weather station.  I went with the Ambient Weather WS-2000.  It seems to have everything I need and is turn-key as far as automatically logging the data in the cloud.  Can't wait to start pouring over those sweet graphs and tables.  Soil moisture sensors were out of stock but I will be adding one of those for clay and another for garden soil.  Also added a lightning detector.  Super pumped!

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That is awesome. 

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For all you Knoxville peeps, Elkmont exchange is selling their on tap beer for $5 for half a gallon, if you buy a 4 pack of cans ($10, I think). Good deal for me. Got a gallon of Imperial Stout for 10 bucks. The only caveat, they give it to you in milk jugs, so it is NOT a good idea to lay them down in the back floorboard and drive back to MoCo. The car was full of wife, dogs, and groceries, so I had no other choice, lol. I made it back with about .75 gallons and a free Imperial Stout scent in my car! 

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8 hours ago, John1122 said:

Tennessee is really really good. I really hope we get a tournament this year. If this team doesn't make the final four I'll say we may never make it as a program. 

Barnes and company definitely have this program rolling.  Love the kids they recruit and looking forward to their development.  It's a shame these kids can't play in front of packed crowds at Thompson-Boling.  They are good enough to win it all if they keep improving.  Team chemistry is through the roof.............

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