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Grudemonium 2012: A look back [Video]
- Updated: December 4, 2012
Grudemonium 2012: The Knoxville Edition
Greetings, everyone. And sorry for the radio silence this past week, but after the mass Grudemonium which swept our region, I was left with a bit of Gruden fatigue and had to push myself away from the table.
Looking back, I now believe three things. First, what we experienced last week will go down as some of the weirdest dynamics ever associated with any coaching search. Second, it simply did NOT transpire the way the Knoxville media reported. The two sides were most definitely in better contact than was portrayed on Friday!
But third, the Gruden thing is dead.
At least that’s what I believe. But that doesn’t mean that the Grudemonium has died off. Because I still know of a couple people who are still in the midst of it. And while my Grudometer is on .01% (so you’re saying there’s a chance?) my friends’ Grudometers are still at 100.
I’m equal parts baffled by and in awe of such unbridled optimism. Which is exactly why I decided to make a video commemorating it. I’m calling it Grudemonium 2012: The Knoxville Edition.
Please do not consider this my support of ongoing Grudemonium. But please don’t consider it a condemnation of it, either. Because, truly, I get both sides. I understand why the vast majority of fans have taken everything they’ve received from the mainstream media as fact. But I also understand why a small percentage of folks did not.
It was a weird thing, this Grudemonium which swept our region. And we didn’t get a proper explanation of how things went down. And being a Tennessee Vol football fan is harder than it’s ever been in my lifetime. So to those who still have Grudemonium? I get it. I really do.
I’m not with you, but, as I think you’ll be able to tell from the video below, I certainly admire you.
One quick note — remember to tweak the dial in the YouTube box to the highest quality available. It really does make a difference (even though much of this was shot in poor light).
UPDATE: Blown away by the response to this video. I’m glad so many seem to be enjoying it. Look for another to come your way in the near future. In the meanwhile, if you’re new to the site, here are a few posts you might enjoy — posts which (I think) do a good job of representing our part VOLS / part quirky style over here at all, VOL, y’all.
Why is Kenny Chesney the de facto celebrity representative for the Vols?
Gene Chizik’s wife’s inspiring Facebook post. And by inspiring, I mean bat-shit crazy.
Butt chugging: it can’t be right when it feels so wrong. 10 reasons why you should NEVER butt chug.
10 reasons why Kentucky should hire Bobby Petrino (sure, it’s dated now, but still… I’m telling you, it woulda made sense…)
And, finally, my Mizzou recap. Consider it an embarrassing confessional of sorts. And proof of why taking 5-year-old triplets to a UT game is harder than it sounds.
Vols lose to Mizzou, Dooley loses his job and a random car loses its bumper. I blame the walk-in clinic.