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Did Pearl promise to kick Vandy's ass too?

Posted on: February 26, 2008 6:56 pm

NASHVILLE -- I don't believe Bruce Pearl is delivering a pep talk at a bar today.

And that's unfortunate.

Because his pregame speech to Tennessee fans at Jillian's in downtown Memphis over the weekend was fabulous, if only because he explained how the plan was to "kick Memphis' ass." Honestly, can you think of any other high-profile coach who would yell and sing with fans before coaching the biggest regular season game of his career?

I can't.

But Pearl did.

And you can click this link to see it all go down.

Meantime,  we're about two hours from UT's first game ever as a No. 1 team, and it's not going to be an easy task. It's cold and windy here in Nashville, but Memorial Gym should still be wild enough to create a scene similar to the one at FedExForum three days ago. Of course, the Vols handled that OK, escaped with a 66-62 win over then-top-ranked Memphis. But they've dropped three of their past four games in this building, which is at least partly why Vegas has made Tennessee just a 2-point favorite.
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Since: Feb 1, 2008
Posted on: February 27, 2008 12:02 am

Did Pearl promise to kick Vandy's ass too?

Lets hope the Vols do not extend their losing streak to three in a row, with Kentucky and Florida on the way.

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2008 8:02 pm

Did Pearl promise to kick Vandy's ass too?

Obama? McCain? Clinton?
No thanks....Pearl 08'

The orange blazer will be shining from the one end of the court in Memorial Gym just as Kevin Stallings head will shine at the other end.
The question is which team will Shine?

Another streak (17 game home winning for Vanderbilt)
Another step towards the first outright SEC Title in 41 years.
Another Game.

1. Tennessee vs. 14. Vanderbilt on ESPN

Let's Go Vols. Lofton too Often. Due a Big Game.

Rock Top You'll Always Be! Home Sweet Home To Me!

Since: Feb 1, 2008
Posted on: February 26, 2008 7:44 pm

Did Pearl promise to kick Vandy's ass too?

You mean let the Vols hope the Dores give away the game like the Tigers did. Man Parrish if you would have produced any hype about a UT guarantee to beat the Tigers a week to even a day before the ut va UofM game it would have been a totally different game entirely.

Good Luck Dores and hope that Ogilvy shows up with some toughness, as well watch for Pearl or Chism for that matter do not have a plan to foul him out. 

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