GoVolsXtra’s Mike Strange has a message for Volunteer fans considering bailing out on the season:
You’re the fan. Nobody’s paying you. You can come and go as you like.
No doubt, a lot of folks are ready to bail out on the ’05 Vols after a touchdown-less 6-3 defeat at Alabama on Saturday. Some of you probably beat the rush and bailed two weeks ago after the loss to Georgia.
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I think I’ll stick around. Let’s not spin the Vols’ season as anything other than a major breakdown, but even a breakdown has its fascination.
How will the leaders handle the reality of crushed goals? Which young players will emerge from the rubble?
Now that Alabama has thrown off the yoke, anybody else up to it? And the old standby, Clausen or Ainge?
I’m the type to stay in my seat and watch the final futile shot of a 101-40 basketball game. The verdict is long since over, but the human pageant isn’t.
So I’ll be there when the credits roll on the 2005 Vols.
I’m with Mike. There’s more reason to watch football than just winning. More on that later, hopefully.