Rocky Tops and Bottoms

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Rising: Football fever

The Vols won – albeit, against themselves. But what really mattered in Saturday's Orange and White game was not the number on the scoreboard but rather the numbers in the seats. Vol Nation showed up in full, practically filling Neyland Stadium's lower bowl with nearly 70,000 fans. Is it lunacy, for so many to care about a practice game? Not a game, not a game – practice. But even Allen Iverson would admit that, even if it was crazy, it was crazy awesome. We all remembered what it feels like to lose our individual identities in ...