Fran Fraschilla can drink my beer

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Its not very often that yours truly runs into someone over at the WWL that I can tolerate for more than a few paragraphs, much less someone that I would consider having over for Burgoo.  But ladies and gents, that time has come.

In the wake of the grand re-opening of Thompson Boling Arena (now the greatest college basketball arena in America), the 12-deep roster (13 if you count Steven Pearl), and the 106-46 pounding of the Vulcans last Friday, Fran Fraschilla has predicted that the Tennessee Volunteers will win the National Championship.

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franheartsbruce.jpgfranheartsbruce.jpgMaybe I’m a little too orange-eyed and orange-blooded for my own good, but when you run across genius in literature, you know it.  And Fran. is. it. 

More sweet premature orangey goo after the jump.

 Fraschilla at least backs up his huevos:

Returning is not only the reigning SEC Player of the Year, 6-2 sniper Chris Lofton, but also two very underrated backcourt mates in sophomore Ramar Smith and senior JaJuan Smith. Add in Tennessee native and 6-7 Iowa transfer Tyler Smith, who is eligible immediately, and it’s safe to say that Pearl’s team will be revved up to play at an even more frenetic pace than usual.

I may not go so far as to predict a National Title, but I definitely respect where he’s coming from.  In fact, I’ll go ahead, and today, make my prediction for the UT season.  The Vols will go undefeated through the regular season and SEC Tournament, but in mid-March, as a tune-up to the Dance, with both teams sporting 35-0 records, the Vols will finally drop a game… to The Lady Vols.  Geno Auriemma and Coach K will cry. Again.

 Nevertheless, back to the facts.  Joe Lunardi also predicted a Vols’ Final Four birth.

Now this may seem a little crazy for a team that has never been past the Sweet 16 IN THE HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL. (!)  But screw it.  Joe.  Fran.  Come on over this season.  First case of Southpaw is on me.  Just stay the hell out of my authentic orange Arena chair.

(Ed: Mind the sarcasm, it sticks to shoes)

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12 Responses to “Fran Fraschilla can drink my beer”

  1. smoothron Says:

    I feel like TGC just bukkake’d orange all over us.

  2. BobWicket Says:

    With no glazed donut, Pat Pat and the boys sneak one past the Vols in Lex.

  3. eDayStat Says:

    How will Smith stop Coury?

  4. TheGoldfishCowboy Says:

    There are 3 of them. Only way.

  5. smoothron Says:

    Does sarcasm or orange goo stick to shoes worse?

  6. Bf Jackson Says:

    For all that talk about “blue juice” (3.455 references since football season began), TGC seems completely hypnotized by a big ball of canteloupe-vomit colored hype. Tennessee will be very strong this season, but I don’t see them making the Final Four. I’ve also never seen the rain come up from the ground–until that pivotal scene from Forrest Gump–so I’ll believe it when I see it.

  7. BobWicket Says:

    I am thinking “Gimel For Two” award may soon be renamed “Coury For Two” for all obvious reasons.

  8. smoothron Says:

    Forrest Gump was a really good movie.

  9. BobWicket Says:

    Also, I do count Steven Pearl.

  10. Burnsy Says:

    Am I the only one outraged about that Memphis pick? I mean, the Tigers have to get by Jermaine Taylor and the University of Central Florida (Golden) Knights first.

  11. smoothron Says:

    Come on, Joey Dorsey is the best big man in the country… all you have to do is ask him.

  12. TheGoldfishCowboy Says:

    I watched UMem last night. Derrick Rose is not concerned with your “other teams”

    That cat is good.

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