1. Steroids in Football and Baseball: There Is No Double Standard

    What has annoyed me the most about all the steroid talk lately has not been whether or not people believe what Alex Rodriguez has done, but rather every baseball purist is whining and complaining ...

    Michael Shibley Written by Michael Shibley about almost 6 years ago 2,561 reads 0 comments

  2. Pat Summitt: 1,000 Wins and Counting

    For Pat Summitt, win No. 1,000 is something special. After the Lady Vols' 73-43 win over SEC rival Georgia had concluded, Summitt dusted all of the confetti out of her hair and could only smile...

    Michael Shibley Written by Michael Shibley about almost 6 years ago 923 reads 5 comments

  3. Laying a Brick: Don't Be "That Guy" in a Pickup Basketball Game

    So I have started playing pick-up basketball games at the Rec Center mostly because I find it more entertaining than running on a treadmill or an elliptical for two miles...

    Michael Shibley Written by Michael Shibley about almost 6 years ago 841 reads 13 comments

  4. Jim Tressel and The Ohio State Buckeyes Let Another Big Game Get Away

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    Michael Shibley Written by Michael Shibley about almost 6 years ago 758 reads 29 comments

  5. Black College Football Head Coaches: The Real Reason So Few Get Hired

    The Head Coaching Carousel has been spinning in College Football since midseason and has had all kinds of casualties: Tommy Bowden at Clemson, Phillip Fulmer at Tennessee, and Tommy Tuberville at Auburn were all front page stories...

    Michael Shibley Written by Michael Shibley about 6 years ago 1,560 reads 5 comments

  6. A College Football Playoff System for Dummies

    Something needs to change at the end of the college football season. While so many teams get to go to a bowl game as a reward at the end of the season, I always seem to feel unsatisfied once the season ends...

    Michael Shibley Written by Michael Shibley about 6 years ago 199 reads 6 comments

  7. Eric Berry: A Bright Spot on Rocky Top

    It has been a while since I have been motivated to write something about the Vols, but one man has given me some great inspiration to break me out of my funk. That man is Eric Berry...

    Michael Shibley Written by Michael Shibley about 6 years ago 297 reads 4 comments

  8. The Phillip Fulmer Era Ends

    Well, my friends...unless you have been watching election coverage all day, you know that Phillip Fulmer, head football coach at the University of Tennessee, will step down at the end of this football season...

    Michael Shibley Written by Michael Shibley about 6 years ago 322 reads 2 comments

  9. The Real All-Americans: The All-Presidents Football Team

    With all the pressure and constant squabbling going on with the 2008 Elections, I decided it was time to have a little fun...

    Michael Shibley Written by Michael Shibley about 6 years ago 5,317 reads 58 comments

  10. The Third Saturday in October: Tennessee's Best Wins against Alabama

    "You never know about a football player until he has played against Alabama." -General Robert R. Neyland "You found out what kind of person you were when you played against Tennessee...

    Michael Shibley Written by Michael Shibley about 6 years ago 1,137 reads 3 comments

  11. Tennessee-Mississippi State Report Card: Turning in Their Homework

    Tennessee was able to dominate the Mississippi State Bulldogs and get their first SEC win, 34-3. Let's take a look at the report card and see how well the Vols improved...

    Michael Shibley Written by Michael Shibley about 6 years ago 267 reads 1 comments

  12. Tennessee-Georgia Report Card: Writing Lines on the Blackboard

    Remember when you were a little kid and you got in trouble and you had to write, "I will not..." 100 times? While some members of the Tennessee football team did all right, the rest ...

    Michael Shibley Written by Michael Shibley about 6 years ago 414 reads 0 comments

  13. Tennessee-Northern Illinois Report Card: Better Start Earning Some Extra Credit

    Tennessee had a change under center, as Nick Stephens got the start at quarterback. Tennessee went out and got an uninspiring 13-9 victory against Northern Illinois of the MAC...

    Michael Shibley Written by Michael Shibley about 6 years ago 239 reads 7 comments

  14. Tennessee-Auburn Report Card: Report To Detention

    Tennessee sure needs to start playing better, first because I hate watching them lose, and second because I am running out of school-based terms for this report card segment! Anyway, ...

    Michael Shibley Written by Michael Shibley about 6 years ago 236 reads 8 comments

  15. The State Of Tennessee Football: Is There an Avalanche Coming to Rocky Top?

    As a storm gathers off the coast here in Virginia Beach, it looks like a storm is gathering on Rocky Top with Phillip Fulmer and the Vols in the center of it all...

    Michael Shibley Written by Michael Shibley about 6 years ago 413 reads 4 comments

  16. Tennessee-Florida Report Card: Getting Called into the Principal's Office

    Legendary Tennessee head coach General Robert Neyland had seven game maxims. If you followed them, it would be a certain victory...

    Michael Shibley Written by Michael Shibley about 6 years ago 377 reads 11 comments

  17. How Many SEC Students Does It Take To Screw in a Lightbulb?

    These jokes have been told and retold around SEC country for years. I thought just before the big SEC games this weekend got going I would put them here for everyone to enjoy...

    Michael Shibley Written by Michael Shibley about over 6 years ago 18,590 reads 5 comments

  18. Tennessee-UAB Report Card: Better but Still Room for Improvment

    After a much-needed week off to think things over and work out some problems, the Tennessee Volunteers played their home opener against UAB. The Vols jumped out to a 14-0 lead, but then the offense sputtered for the rest of the first half...

    Michael Shibley Written by Michael Shibley about over 6 years ago 271 reads 0 comments

  19. In College Football, Cupcakes Should Never Be on Your Schedule

    I hate cupcakes. I have never liked them. When it was a kid's birthday in school, they would always bring in those little cupcakes and we would all sing Happy Birthday, eat the cupcakes, and go on with class...

    Michael Shibley Written by Michael Shibley about over 6 years ago 599 reads 2 comments

  20. Tennessee Volunteers' Report Card: Time For a Parent-Teacher Conference

    So it took me a little while to calm down and write this. I wanted to make sure I was talking with reason and not just spewing whatever emotions I had...

    Michael Shibley Written by Michael Shibley about over 6 years ago 302 reads 11 comments

  21. College Football: Picking The BCS Conference Champions

    The time is finally here! College Football is back on my TV! But before the opening week really gets going, here are my conference champions and who will win the BCS Championship in Miami...

    Michael Shibley Written by Michael Shibley about over 6 years ago 150 reads 0 comments

  22. College Football: Picking the Mid-Major Winners!

    Well it is that time of the year again, Time for Shibley to give you his picks and then at the end of the year you can see how brilliant I was! Again we are starting off with the Mid-Major schools...

    Michael Shibley Written by Michael Shibley about over 6 years ago 199 reads 0 comments

  23. The 10 Greatest SEC Coaches of All Time: Part Three

    This is the final part of a three-part series. Take a look at part one, and part two. And now without further ado, the top three coaches of all time from the best football conference: 3...

    Michael Shibley Written by Michael Shibley about over 6 years ago 2,055 reads 6 comments

  24. Open Mic: Usain Bolt Absolutely the Fastest Man on the Planet

    To me it is one of the greatest titles a person can have, "Fastest Man on the Planet." When I ran track, that is who I wanted to be. As a kid I watched the speed of Carl Lewis, Donovan Bailey, Maurice Green, and Michael Johnson...

    Michael Shibley Written by Michael Shibley about over 6 years ago 542 reads 6 comments

  25. The 10 Greatest SEC Coaches of All Time: Part Two

    This is part two of a three-part article listing the 10 greatest SEC coaches of all time. To take a look at Part One, click here. 7. Ralph "Shug" Jordan, Auburn (1951-1975): 175-83-7 (...

    Michael Shibley Written by Michael Shibley about over 6 years ago 1,718 reads 16 comments