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Nitwit Fans At Arkansas, Tennessee Give Their Fellow Fans A Bad Name

redneckWhen it comes to sports, some fans — thankfully a very small percentage — take the games way too seriously.  And they behave like fools.  And cowards.

At Arkansas, sophomore quarterback Brandon Allen found his truck egged after the Razorbacks’ latest loss.  Allen was 10-of-17 passing for 114 yards and an interception in the overtime loss to Mississippi State.  He has played with injuries for much of the season.  When his leg was sliced open during the Auburn game, Allen had the wound “stapled together” and returned to action.  Good to see some fool (or fools) in the Hog fanbase appreciate his effort.

When Allen’s coach learned of the egged truck, he called his quarterback to check on him.  “I knew that I wanted to prevent anything from happening.  He assured me he wasn’t going to take any retaliation, you know… Unfortunately, (there is) a side to college football that is a little big ugly at times.”

Allen’s teammates weren’t so forgiving of the vandalism.  Tight end Austin Tate tweeted a photo of truck with the message: “Thanks for the support fans..really makes us want to keep going and change the situation we’re in!”  Robbie Neiswanger of ArkansasNews.com says the tweet was later deleted.

Moving from the Ozarks to the Smokies, a buffoonish Tennessee fan reportedly made a death threat to freshman cornerback Cameron Sutton after the Vols 14-10 last-minute loss to Vanderbilt.  Mike Strange of The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that head coach Butch Jones joked that “he was glad he didn’t need a bullet-proof vest to speak to the Knoxville Quarterback Club on Monday.”

Jones then revealed that Sutton received a death threat, but he did not elaborate.  Sutton has been the most impressive freshman on the Volunteer roster this year.

A note to the fans at Arkansas, Tennessee and elsewhere — If you feel the urge to take any kind of action against a college athlete on your favorite football team, do everyone a favor and go see a mental health specialist.  We all get mad when the teams we follow lose.  During those games we often say things we don’t mean.  But it takes a complete, total, utter fool to vandalize someone’s property or make an anonymous threat.

It’s a shame the police in Fayetteville and Knoxville can’t find these twerps and give ‘em a little Harvey Updyke punishment.

Oh, and yes, here’s guessing anybody stupid enough to egg a car or make a threat probably looks a lot like the fellers at left.

 

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Cameron Sutton chooses Tennessee

Tennessee has received a commitment from cornerback Cameron Sutton from Jonesboro (Ga.) High School.

He gave his pledge during a visit to Knoxville with his parents on Tuesday.

“I remember my first time I came here, out of all the schools I visited this is the one place where I just came home to my parents and was like, ‘Mom and dad, this is where I see myself,’” Sutton told Volquest.com. “And this time they got a chance to see for themselves and witness for their own eyes.”

Sutton’s scholarship offers included Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, South Carolina, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech.

Cornerbacks coach Derrick Ansley helped give Tennessee and edge in its recruitment of Sutton.

“Strong relationship,” Sutton said. “We talk on a consistent basis, more than once a week, maybe twice, three times. Now that I committed and coming here in the near future it’s going to get stronger.”

Sutton’s commitment gave Tennessee a stronger standing in the team recruiting rankings for 2013.

The Vols have the nation’s No. 17 class in the Rivals ranking – tied with Vanderbilt for eighth best in the SEC. The Vols are ranked No. 20 in the nation by 247Sports, which is ninth best among SEC teams.

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