Week One…A week of excitement. A week of hope. A week of crushing expectations that your team did absolutely nothing to improve in the offseason. That last one hopefully avoided all of you this weekend (except for 3 ½ quarters you thought this is your life and the choices you have made led you here). There were some pour souls that met this sad fate and I know you did catch everything like Seth Williams catches Touchdown passes in the final seconds of games! It’s ok though because I have snagged them in a Deadliest Catch fishing net to present to you in this week’s BOOM! Roasted!
STEADY AS SHE GOES!!
If you haven’t been to Knoxville for a football game or haven’t seen a College Gameday segment when they are in Knoxville (it’s been a hot minute so I can’t blame you), Neyland Stadium backs up to the banks of the Tennessee River and just down from the stadium are some docks where the Volunteer Navy tailgates. It’s a great group of folks that boat up or down the river and let the good times roll in a unique tailgating experience.
This year, however, the Navy started off with a bang…
You’re looking live on the Tennessee River. One of the Vol Navy boats is on fire. Our fans are more than ready to get this season/party started. pic.twitter.com/aDy3BqlkW4— David Grim (@davidgrim14) August 31, 2019
Oof, Todd got a little too excited with the lighter fluid and forgot that the Peyton Pontoon was commissioned in the 1950 and made of extremely dry pinewood.
Boaters coming to the UT game should be aware that docking is reduced by half due to recovery efforts of a 42' cabin cruiser that sank after burning at the Vol Navy docks at 7am. All 4 occupants escaped without injury. Knox Fire Dept. put the fire out and Sea Tow is recovering. pic.twitter.com/nCpySmvM7Z— TWRA (@tnwildlife) August 31, 2019
Glad to hear Casey and the rest of the bros got out with their lives, but who is gonna save all those sweet Whiteclaws at the bottom of the river bro?!?
These pregame activities help explain what happened later in the day when the Vols took on the feared Panthers of Georgia State. After the teambuilding exercise of saving the Vol Navy boat, the defense was just way too exhausted to stop a Georgia State team that went 3-9 last year as both teams traded scores throughout the game. That is until the 4th quarter, with Tennessee leading 23-21 the Panthers went on a tear…
Which set this up…
Tennessee paid 950K for Georgia State to play them this weekend. There’s no comment after that, the sentence itself is enough.
WAS THERE ANY OTHER WAY FOR COACH TO RETURN?
Here's Hugh Freeze coaching from his hospital bed pic.twitter.com/SSURR2KErM— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) August 31, 2019
Coach Hugh Freeze returned to the game nursing a Staph infection that forced him to have a hospital bed installed in a booth at Williams Stadium in Lynchburg, VA. The giggle you are feeling now was only the beginning though.
- Coach from a hospital bed ✔️— Stadium (@Stadium) September 1, 2019
- Lose your opener from a hospital bed ✔️
- Postgame presser from a hospital bed ✔️
Hugh Freeze hit the rare trifecta tonight. pic.twitter.com/Y4vPMqTbiK
Bunkie Perkins went for the win though:
“It’s not a sin if I keep my hat on” pic.twitter.com/nynKS3xHlo— Bunkie Perkins (@BunkiePerkins) August 31, 2019
“The masseuse said this was standard operating procedure” pic.twitter.com/8EOlKqbxBT— Bunkie Perkins (@BunkiePerkins) August 31, 2019
"I trust Mr. McMahon will find the parties responsible for this shocking ambush and hold them fully accountable." pic.twitter.com/0lXENMjE0R— Peter Berkes (@peterberkes) September 1, 2019
It also gave us the most unique postgame handshake ever…
Dino Babers showing respect to Hugh Freeze who was coaching from his hospital bed pic.twitter.com/xB7cr1d80Z— Def Pen Sports (@DefPenSports) September 1, 2019
You do you Coach…don’t ever change.
WEEKLY CHECK IN ON TALLAHASSEE
Last year we had a weekly check in on the Noles and new coach Willie Taggart because, for lack of a better phrase and looking to keep it clean, I am not a fan of FSU. I was going to not reference them this year cause I leaned on them a little bit but I will extend an olive branch and see how things are going this year.
After a James Blackman fumble, Boise State capitalizes on good field position with a touchdown.— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) August 31, 2019
Florida State's lead is 24-13 with 4:34 left in the first half. pic.twitter.com/b1wnUwyY6t
So the fumble isn’t great but hey! That’s a lead on a good Boise team! So Coach Willie and the boys coasted to the win at home in the heat right?
Boise State's true freshman QB Hank Bachmeier is having a day against Florida State— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 31, 2019
- 407 yards
- Has led Boise St. to 23 unanswered points pic.twitter.com/k9jjDdNTi2
Wait? Who? They scored how many unanswered?!?
Boise State scores 23 unanswered points to defeat Florida State! pic.twitter.com/SzhlADzKiw— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) August 31, 2019
Well, I’m sure the fan base will take this one with understanding and grace.
@ACCFootball The Willie Taggart era second season started off where he left last year... a disaster... Florida State Seminoles blows lead in second half to Boise State! It’s going to be a LONG Season. #FireWillieTaggart. pic.twitter.com/oc1wp1A9ea— RANDY D. (@randy10368) August 31, 2019
Yup, the weekly update is still on for this year.
That will do it for this week, did I miss any one that should be roasted? If I did, feel free to roast them properly. Until next week, you have my permission to judge openly just like the Ol’ Ball Coach…