Fail Bowl n.
A football game between two teams with fired head coaches.
Derek Dooley is out. If he's lucky, he'll be on the first bus to Athens to spend Christmas with his Daddy Vince before the Volunteers can draw and quarter him. While our parting with Joker has been as peaceful as such partings can be (indeed, it has gone better than anyone could have expected) I could have sworn I saw pitchforks out on the UT campus this morning. They take this way too seriously.
Then again, generations of heartache gives you the sort of perspective a UT fan can't be expected to have yet. Maybe we should take some Chicago Cubs fans with us and I would recommend some Red Sox and Lions fans as well, but those two are actually doing sorta well lately.
In any case, Dooley is fired, and with the Vols in total disarray the time has come to let the Dooley regime part by giving Tennessee the unthinkable - a 2 game losing streak to us.
1) We may or may not see Dooley burned in effigy in the stands. Bringing flammables to Knoxville is not advised.
2) Even if we lose, the Vols will be upset with the teams performance.
3) I'll place even odds on this being the highest scoring SEC football game in history. It may also be a higher scoring game than either basketball game we play in February. Our kids have finally learned to stop an FCS squad, and the Vols currently couldn't stop a well oiled high school offense. That said, they have one of the best offenses we've seen. It'll be like we're playing against the 1997 UK Wildcats - another team that can hang 50 to 60 on you, but would let you score 40 no matter how horrible you were.
Final score prediction UK 86 - UT 80. It's gonna be a wild Thanksgiving Saturday.