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    Will the Tennessee / Alabama game become relevant again?

    To me this game has always been big...even when both programs had down years. Will this game ever be as meaningful as it was in years past?


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    Re: Will the Tennessee / Alabama game become relevant again?

    I hope we beat them for so many years and they have so many losing seasons that the next generation of Volunteers decide to get out of the football buisness entirely.

    What Fulmer did cant be undone, what their fans did in our darkest days cant be forgiven, and THE STREAK cant grow high enough to be satisfied.

    Point is I hope it is never relevant again due to our dominance, but to answer directly I doubt we will ever have more than 5 years of relevant games with them due to their massive disadvantages in the modern era of football. Teams like Tennessee and Nebraska will probably never be relevant past a random 5 year period of time ever again. So relevance in TSIO depends on how down Alabama is and how abnormally high Tennessee is.
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    Re: Will the Tennessee / Alabama game become relevant again?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tide&True View Post
    To me this game has always been big...even when both programs had down years. Will this game ever be as meaningful as it was in years past?


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    I hope not.

    After what they tried to do to us, and dang near succeeded, I hope they flounder in quicksand for all eternity, and TSIO becomes a quaint historical footnote, kind of like when Sewanee was a national power.
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    Re: Will the Tennessee / Alabama game become relevant again?

    If Pruitt does not do it then I suspect never. People talking up the game will become like people talking up Nebraska. They are just not relevant anymore regardless of history.

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    Re: Will the Tennessee / Alabama game become relevant again?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Q Basket Case View Post
    I hope not.

    After what they tried to do to us, and dang near succeeded, I hope they flounder in quicksand for all eternity, and TSIO becomes a quaint historical footnote, kind of like when Sewanee was a national power.
    I agree and love the Sewanee reference. This couldn't happen to a better bunch of fans.

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    Re: Will the Tennessee / Alabama game become relevant again?

    After Saban leaves, at the earliest. If Bama somehow makes the right hire again, might be another decade-plus. The football machine in Tuscaloosa is humming along at unheard of levels.
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    Re: Will the Tennessee / Alabama game become relevant again?

    The 3rd Saturday In October is a distant memory. Even LSU is becoming less of a big game now.

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    Re: Will the Tennessee / Alabama game become relevant again?

    Bama = The Beatles
    UT = The Dave Clark Five

    Both had hits. Only one’s will last forever
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    Will the Tennessee / Alabama game become relevant again?

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunCrimson View Post
    Bama = The Beatles
    UT = The Dave Clark Five

    Both had hits. Only one’s will last forever
    I love this!!! To you younger Bama fans The Dave Clark Five was a Beatles want-to-be music group from the 1960’s


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    Re: Will the Tennessee / Alabama game become relevant again?

    It’ll take Bama moving down to UT’s level. Tennessee’s days as the second best program in the SEC are over. Justice has prevailed.

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    Re: Will the Tennessee / Alabama game become relevant again?

    As far as I am concerned, it will always be relevant. Roll Tide!!!
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    Re: Will the Tennessee / Alabama game become relevant again?

    Quote Originally Posted by Go Bama View Post
    It’ll take Bama moving down to UT’s level. Tennessee’s days as the second best program in the SEC are over. Justice has prevailed.
    When you have been around as long as I have, you will understand that history has a way of changing......
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    Re: Will the Tennessee / Alabama game become relevant again?

    Butch says no.

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