Friday, December 19, 2008

Volmania Never Sleeps

Football season may be over (thank goodness!) but basketball season has begun, and the University of Tennessee Volunteers mens and womens basketball teams are starting their seasons. So Volmania, that peculiar affliction and affection for UT sports, is never far away. Even the holiday banners on Gay Street have been known to sport the Big Orange "Power T" on occasion. And here's a case in point: look what's floating through a snowy sky banner against the black nighttime sky. For more skies that probably aren't painted or dark, head on over to Sky Watch.

9 comments:

Jim said...

The real UT is in Austin, TX. LOL. I have a friend how LOVES the Volunteers, so of course I have to root for whoever is playing against them.

Hilda said...

I am so laughing out loud right now! You guys win in fan(aticism) hands down! :D

Happy Sky Watching!

George said...

I didn't learn the true meaning of 'fan' until I moved to eastern Tennessee!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

a lovely shot...like the banner ;0

babooshka said...

Big orange t on Gay street- sound like code to me. I can identify with this on a football/soccer level. In our house when my team and gary's play it's war and loser does the washing up. We don't have such pretty banner though.

Reluctantfarmchik said...

Go Vols, huh!? Crazy times for the football program. Hope it all works out. I'm not a footballer at all - just can't help but be barraged with story after story on the big talker. Cool picture - festive! Hope your holidays are wonderful (and not too frigid . . .Monday is looking scary!)

angela said...

This is all a bit of a mystery to me but the banner looks very attractive against the night sky and I like that wreath of lights at the side very much..

Tanya said...

Christian, my oldest son is a big Vols fan (football). He says he's going to play for them one day. I wish he was a Hokie fan so he stays close by,lol. And Ashlyn loves UGA and wants to go back to Georgia to go to school there...sigh...

Great skywatch photo!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Knoxville Girl, I'm one of those obnoxious Vol fans, although the football team left alot to be desired this past year. Now--I'm watching the basketball team --to see how good they will be...

I lived in Texas for 12 yrs. and kept having to tell people there thre that UT (Texas) is NOT the real UT... The Vols are. ha ha

We're up the road from you near Crossville.

Enjoyed your blog.
Betsy