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Old 04-02-2008, 09:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fulmer debate extravaganza (merged)

I posted this a few times within threads but it keeps coming up.

I can't imagine how many times I've read that it's been 10 years since Fulmer won an SEC Championship. That's referring to the 1998 season. But, since the Vols have only played 9 seasons, it would be fair if you critics would stick to the facts.

There's no need to give up on the 2008 Vols before the season ever starts. And, if for some reason, we don't win the SEC this season, are you going to say it's been 11 years next year... and just keep being wrong until we win it again?

Please kindly adhere to the facts. Just to help with the math, here's how to count them.

1) 2007 (that's the last season played)
2) 2006
3) 2005
4) 2004
5) 2003
6) 2002
7) 2001
8) 2000
9) 1999 (this was the 1st season after the Vols won the national championship)

Fire away... 3 embarassing loses in 2007; can't forget 2005; and so on.

The 2008 team is about to reset the clock, so remember to tell your grandkids, there were only 9 years between championships and not 10... and it was not 41 years.. that was basketball.

Get ready to update this photo in 2008! Go Vols!
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i hope you are being sarcastic
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you are going to split hairs about numbers, should we really claim the 1967 NC?
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I hope your right! GO VOLS!
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If you are going to split hairs about numbers, should we really claim the 1967 NC?
Good question.

It just depends on how much credit you want to give Fulmer. Was his undisputed 1998 the first since 1951 (47 years) or 1967 (31 years)? I'm fine with not couting it, but the photo was easy to grab.

Besides, Ras, if anyone here would rather use the #10 less often, I don't know who it would be.

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only been 9 years? the Vols should have an SEC title atleast every 5 years.
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9 years, 10 years. who cares. either way it's been too long

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Old 04-02-2008, 10:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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9 years, 10 years. who cares. either way it's too long
We argue about far more trivial details than this. Why not get it right?
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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If you are going to split hairs about numbers, should we really claim the 1967 NC?
Absolutely . . . They got rings, so it's official.
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It may be 9 years now, but after this year, it will be 10.
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It may be 9 years now, but after this year, it will be 10.
don't say that, we are winning it this year
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Don't call it ten years; go ahead and call it a decade. That sounds almost as long as it's felt like.
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Heck, go ahead and call it a tenth of a century just for good measure.
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Hey, only one more year and we'll be a tenth of the way to catching up with the Cubs.
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