|About the Book|
For less than the cost of one football ticket, heres a lifetime collection of yarns and short stories about the University of Tennessee Volunteers. Just as in real life, youll find far more wins than losses, more smiles than tears, more beautifulMoreFor less than the cost of one football ticket, heres a lifetime collection of yarns and short stories about the University of Tennessee Volunteers. Just as in real life, youll find far more wins than losses, more smiles than tears, more beautiful halos than ugly warts. In Tales of the Tennessee Vols, youll read about Richmond Flowers outrunning a racehorse and Bernard King stopping the basketball bus to reload his music machine. Follow Doug Atkins from a downtown pub to the Hall of Fame. Learn some of Pat Summitts national championship secrets. There are Johnny Majors stories, Steve Kiner stories, Ernie Grunfeld stories, Chamique Holdsclaw stories, and Jamal Lewis stories. There are tales about Bob Neyland, Doug Dickey, Peyton Manning, and, of course, Phillip Fulmer. Replay Dewey Warrens longest-yard run in the Rosebonnet Bowl. Chuckle at David Moons dressing-room speech about why it is never too wet or cold for football practice. Hear who beat Todd Helton in the famous alumni-varsity home run-hitting contest. Dont miss George Cafegos colorful comments about the Vanderbilt Commodores. Some of these stories are hand-me-downs. Most came directly from old Volunteers. The author was up close and personal for many of these happenings -- too close, in fact, at a basketball celebration in Starkville, Miss. Tales of the Tennessee Vols is really for the multitude of Big Orange fans, bless their hearts, and all those names on the great Wall of Fame. Permission is hereby granted for Vol foes to sneak a peek.