1. A Love Letter To Neyland Stadium

    Dear Neyland, Hey girl, long time. I know you haven't seen me since the fall but I have not forgotten about you. How could I? You are the talk of the town and we share so many wonderful memories together...

    Brian Hood Written by Brian Hood about over 4 years ago 847 reads 8 comments

  2. Reasons Why You Should Watch Every Bowl Game...In One Sentence

    New Mexico Bowl, Fresno St. vs. Wyoming (Dec. 19, 4:30, ESPN) Tune in to see the nation's leading rusher, Fresno's Ryan Mathews (151 ypg).   St. Petersburg Bowl, Central Florida vs. Rutgers (Dec...

    Brian Hood Written by Brian Hood about over 4 years ago 1,138 reads 7 comments

  3. SEC Coaches Are Celebrities: So Which Ones are They?

    The coaches in the Southeastern Conference share one thing in common. In the town or city they coach in, they are celebrities. Once they get hired, they instantly become household names. They are mayors, they run the town...

    Brian Hood Written by Brian Hood about over 4 years ago 338 reads 21 comments

  4. SEC's Impact Freshmen To Watch

    The 2009 college football season is upon us. With that comes fresh faces dotting every team looking to make a splash. The SEC has a myriad of new guys hoping to serve their team and make a name for themselves...

    Brian Hood Written by Brian Hood about almost 5 years ago 456 reads 8 comments

  5. 2009 SEC All-Name Team

    So, I have seen the media's preseason SEC teams. I have glanced over the coaches All-SEC teams. I know the names. I know the schools those players come from. They are household. It's about time I see some different names...

    Brian Hood Written by Brian Hood about almost 5 years ago 268 reads 2 comments

  6. Top 10 Games On Opening Weekend

    1. Alabama vs. Virginia Tech (Atlanta) Saturday, 5th Bama will come in ticked off after the way they finished last year and will look to open the year with another win against an ACC power...

    Brian Hood Written by Brian Hood about almost 5 years ago 1,593 reads 6 comments

  7. Top 10's of the SEC

    With the 2009 college football season approaching, I would like to take a look at the upcoming teams and players gearing up for another outstanding year in the celebrated SEC...

    Brian Hood Written by Brian Hood about 5 years ago 613 reads 4 comments

  8. Top 10 Best Retired Bowl Names

    With the rise of title sponsors, many current college bowl names lack imagination and are much less interesting. Here are the best bowl names of yesteryear: 10...

    Brian Hood Written by Brian Hood about over 5 years ago 2,695 reads 9 comments

  9. Epic Failures: Top 10 Busts of the BCS Era

    There look to be plenty of teams not living up to their preseason hype this year, including my very own Tennessee Vols. Clemson, Auburn, Wisconsin, and Arizona State are all having seasons to forget...

    Brian Hood Written by Brian Hood about over 5 years ago 22,161 reads 45 comments

  10. The 25 Best SEC Football Rivalries

    Here is my list for the best rivalries in the SEC. Teams outside the conference are also included such as Georgia Tech in the Tech-Georgia rivalry...

    Brian Hood Written by Brian Hood about almost 6 years ago 7,188 reads 14 comments

  11. Prognosticating Phillip Fulmer's Replacements at Tennessee

    I was a regular contributor to Bleacher Report during my first month. Everything was going good until that fateful day on Sept. 1st. I have been in hiding ever since Tennessee’s collapse in Los Angeles...

    Brian Hood Written by Brian Hood about almost 6 years ago 5,089 reads 14 comments

  12. If NBA Players Were NFL Players

    Ever wonder how star basketball players would fare on the football field? While watching the Olympics, I was thinking about just how dominating Lebron James would be receiving passes and running over anyone and everyone in his way...

    Brian Hood Written by Brian Hood about almost 6 years ago 487 reads 28 comments

  13. The 20 Funniest (Or Dumbest) Athlete Quotes

    Athletes have a history of saying some pretty outlandish things: some comical, some clever, some just plain stupid. Here is a list of my favorite quotes by various athletes in a variety of sports that would back that up...

    Brian Hood Written by Brian Hood about almost 6 years ago 77,234 reads 122 comments

  14. Game By Game Previews and Predictions for the SEC in Opening Week

    I'm going to break down the first week of games for the SEC in order of their likelihood of winning. I will start with the SEC team with the lowest chance of pulling out a victory and end with the SEC's easiest "gimme...

    Brian Hood Written by Brian Hood about almost 6 years ago 1,164 reads 23 comments

  15. The 10 Most Important Players For A Tennessee SEC Title Run

    With the SEC in the prime of its storied existence, Tennessee’s football team has its work cut out for them this year. The Volunteers face a gauntlet of games against their SEC East counterparts...

    Brian Hood Written by Brian Hood about almost 6 years ago 331 reads 7 comments

  16. Strange But True: Things You May Not Know About College Football's Top 25

    With the season just around the corner, I gathered some interesting facts and unique history belonging to the top 25 teams ranked in the opening coaches' poll. No...

    Brian Hood Written by Brian Hood about almost 6 years ago 13,959 reads 60 comments

  17. Open Mic: MY Tennessee Volunteers All-Time Football Team

    I was born during the Majors Era—not when Johnny Majors was a tailback for the University of Tennessee, where he was ripping apart defenses in the last remaining days of the single wing attack...

    Brian Hood Written by Brian Hood about almost 6 years ago 1,697 reads 12 comments

  18. Ranking The BCS Conferences By Position (Wide Receivers)

    On to the Wide Receiver portion of my conference breakdown by position. When evaluating the talent at the wide-out position, I am attempting to locate the best players by themselves...

    Brian Hood Written by Brian Hood about almost 6 years ago 440 reads 15 comments

  19. Ranking The BCS Conferences By Position (Running Backs)

    Continuing my project of ranking the BCS conferences by their units, I move on to the running back position. There has been a trend formed in both the NFL and in the college ranks with teams employing more than just one feature back in their attack...

    Brian Hood Written by Brian Hood about almost 6 years ago 326 reads 6 comments

  20. Ranking The BCS Conferences By Position (PT. 1, QUARTERBACKS)

    Much discussion goes into which conference is the best in the land. Fans will defend their conference as much as their team in this era of BCS conferences...

    Brian Hood Written by Brian Hood about almost 6 years ago 389 reads 10 comments