Randall Munroe, the Creator of XKCD, Explains Complexity Through Absurdity – New York Times
Randall Munroe, the Creator of XKCD, Explains Complexity Through AbsurdityNew York TimesInstead of abstract definitions (an object lifted upward gains potential energy because it will accelerate if dropped; power is the rate of change in energy), Mr. Munroe asked a question: How much Force power can Yoda output? “And so I did a rough …
RBR previews the Tennessee offense (rollbamaroll)
Tennessee, one might say, is very offensive.
One could make a real argument that Tennessee's decline as a football program began with Nick Saban.
In the year 2000, Tennessee – two years removed from a national championship – rolled into Baton Rouge to face a wounded LSU team. In this case, "wounded" means they were coming off back-to-back losses to Auburn and … Well, UAB. That Vols squad wasn't great – they'd lost at home to Florida in the infamous game where Jabar Gaffney dropped the game-winning touchdown, only the official gave him the catch anyway – but they were expected, as they always did, to be fighting for the SEC East and a top-tier bowl bid.
Saban's team beat them 38-31 in overtime.
A year later, Fulmer's team – which beat Saban's LSU during the regular season – was poised to steal a bid for the BCS title, after beating Florida in Gainesville (the game was postponed due to 9/11) and watching several dominoes fall in front of them. All they had to do was beat LSU a second time, in the SEC Championship Game.
LSU won 31-20. Tennessee hasn't come within sniffing distance of the national championship since.