Butch and rings

Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by justingroves, May 12, 2017.

  1. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    The athletic department spent a total of $39,793 on rings and pendants to celebrate both the victory over Virginia Tech in the Battle at Bristol and the Music City Bowl victory over Nebraska, according to records obtained by the Knoxville News Sentinel.

    Dave Hart should be fired immediately for signing the checks for this
  2. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Founder of the Mike Honcho Fan Club

    BoB rings?

    really, butch?
  3. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    In retrospect, it has to be one of the top wins in Butch's career.
  4. lylsmorr

    lylsmorr Super Moderator

    Probably had so much money left in the ring budget from the years of no success. They had to spend it on something.
  5. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod


    Who would have wanted just one SEC title ring when you could get TWO for Bristol AND a win over Nebraska?
  6. The Dooz

    The Dooz Super Moderator

    Tennessee isn't the first nor the last to do this.

    Non issue.
  7. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Chieftain

    I agree. It seems stupid to me, but if the players want them, then I'm all for it.
  8. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Calcio correspondent

    i think the BoB rings came from the sponsors or whatever and went to both teams
  9. InVolNerable

    InVolNerable Fark Master Flex

    Shit, Kentucky got rings for their bowl game, and they got wrecked. At least we aren't getting bowl loss rings.
  10. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    2 rings for a championshipless Music City Bowl season is pretty damn weak. That's taking it to a new low for a top 10 all time wins program.
  11. AbeFroman

    AbeFroman Member

    They're striving for number 1 on the revenue list. Could you imagine the costs associated with real championship hardware? Why try for that when this is so much cheaper and easier, and the goals of the admin are in sight?
  12. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Revenue doesn't include expenses.
  13. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    It's idiotic regardless of who does
  14. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    I think that having players who would even want them IS the problem.
  15. Unimane

    Unimane Kill "The Caucasian"

    Bingo. Loser mentalities everywhere. Mediocrity is ok now.
  16. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Chieftain

    I'd say the majority of them will pitch them in a drawer and they'll never see the light of day, but I think it should be up to them to decide what they do with the rings. Also, I'm almost positive that it was announced well before the Battle of Bristol that the winning team would get rings, so I don't think that is one of Butch's many terrible ideas.

    In the mile long list of legitimate gripes about Butch, this issue is pretty close to the bottom.
  17. JT5

    JT5 Super Moderator

    If $40k on rings for meaningless ball games, imagine how much they must've spent on the life championship rings...most important victory of all.
  18. BigOrangeBeech

    BigOrangeBeech Poster of the Month, July 2014 and recruiting guy!

    5 star hearts, more valuable than gold rings.
  19. atlvol1

    atlvol1 Member

    I remember meeting a former player in a Vegas casino once. He saw my UT hat and wanted to show me his SEC championship ring that he still wore. It was bad ass. This, not so much.
  20. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    I've never heard of a ring for a regular season game

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