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100 People And Events That Shaped The First Year Of TNB (50-41)

Posted by Ryne E. Hancock on June 18, 2008

50-“The Miracle on Vance” (Days after a big win against Martin Methodist, Crichton’s Derek Boykin hits a game-winner with less than 2 seconds to go in a home game against Lyon College to continue their longest winning streak of the year.)

49-“Kansas Is A Football School?” (For the first time in my basic lifetime the Jayhawks were playing meaningful games in November. Apparently six months later, I began to resent anything and anyone from the state of Kansas.)

48-“Orange Crushed” (For the first time in the 99-year history of Tennessee basketball, the Volunteers earned a #1 ranking. However, it would be short-lived as Vanderbilt welcomed the Vols to Memorial Gym and quickly humbled them.)

47-“Praying For Doc Hancock” (In 1952, people in Brooklyn prayed for Gil Hodges to break out of his slump in the 1952 World Series. In 2008, people in North Highland Park prayed for me to get a very cute softball player’s number before school let out.)

46-“Crank That Georgia Bulldogs” (In the first quarter of their annual game against Florida, the Georgia Bulldogs decided to celebrate their touchdown by running out on the field and getting a lion’s share of excessive celebration penalties.)

45“Q, The Blue Eyed Princess”

44-“25th Avenue South Blues” (In one of the most lopsided wins for Vanderbilt basketball when, on Feb 12th, Kentucky walked into Memorial Gym and received a woodshed beating at the hands of the Commodores, its worst SEC loss in their long and storied history.)

43-“The Midnight Massacre 2008 Edition” (After beating the Angels on Monday night, the New York Mets decides to fire manager Willie Randolph in the middle of the night. And Wednesday morning I woke up finding out that my cell phone services was suspended until I pay $80.53.)

42-“Jackson, Tennessee Times Two” (Not long after moving to my apartment, the “Basketball Brotherhood decided that they liked the city of Jackson, Tennessee so much that they wanted to play there twice in one week. Too bad they left the city with losses to both Lambuth and Union.)

41-“Digging Big Papi” (On the construction site of the new Yankee Stadium, a Red Sox fan decides to place a curse on the Yankees by digging a David Ortiz jersey in the ground. Sadly, the Yankees figured that one curse was enough to endure.)

My time’s up. You’ve been a great audience. Donate money to the “Help Me Get My Phone Back On” fund so I can get it back on before the Fourth.

Doc Holliday Jr.

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One Response to “100 People And Events That Shaped The First Year Of TNB (50-41)”

  1. Eric Lee said

    Great post. I will read your posts frequently. Added you to the RSS reader.

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