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View Poll Results: What's the best city in Tennessee for sports lovers?
Chattanooga 0 0%
Knoxville 10 50.00%
Memphis 1 5.00%
Nashville 9 45.00%
Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

Old 09-12-2008, 06:02 PM
Location: Houston, TX
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Originally Posted by H10 View Post
I'm reposting some of this from the Knoxville Forum:
I don't consider MTSU to be in Nashville, since it is in Murfreesboro... And as far as I'm concerned, you could assemble a "dream team" of the best athletes from Vandy, Lipscomb, Belmont and TSU and they couldn't hold a candle to the starting lineup of the Volunteers (this year may be a bad example, lol). Summit & Fulmer are the winningest coaches in their sports, Summit's actually the winningest coach of any sport. Bruce Pearl has a strong record too.

The, arguably, biggest female & male athletes of 2008 are Candice Parker (Olympic Gold Medalist) & Peyton Manning (NFL MVP & Superbowl Winner). Peyton was recently named the most bankable name in the NFL (again) & Candice was the highest ranked female on a recent poll of Olympians' popularity. Both also happen to be UT alumni.

Knoxville also has the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, which is more a prestige thing than anything else. Neyland Stadium (Vols Football) is the largest Football Stadium in the Southeast, 4th largest in America and 7th largest in the world (college, professional or otherwise, in terms of capacity).

Thompson-Boling Arena (Vols Basketball) was constructed as the largest Basketball facility ever built in the United States (college, professional or otherwise).

When that one horse is Secretariat, and the arena is the Kentucky_Derby, then I'm pretty sure his owners would take him over all of the Commodores in the world .
Uhhhh... Where to begin...

MTSU is in Middle Tennessee and within a half hour of downtown Nashville. If you don't want to include it, cool, They don't exactly win alot anyways.

Vanderbilt beat UT in Knoxville not too long ago, Did they not ? Also, Who's # 1 in the SEC standings ? Yeah, That stings, huh ?

I'll give you Summitt. Fullmer isn't even the best coach in the SEC, let alone the entire NCAA. Urban Myer, Steve Spurrier, Mark Richt are all better coaches then Fullmer, just to name a few.

Peyton Manning was the Super Bowl MVP 2 years ago and hasn't played for UT in over 10 years and wasn't it Tee Martin that won UT a National Championship ? Parker I'll give you, she's an absolute beauty queen.. I think she's pretty good at b-ball too, right ?

Neyland may be huge but it's also very, very old and how many things other then UT football games happen in Neyland each year ? No offense to the women of the board, but the Womens B-Ball Hall of fame... meh...

Thompson-Boling Arena currently seats 21,000.

TSU- Gentry Center seats 10,500.
Vanderbilt- Memorial Gym seats 14,168.
Belmont- Curb Event Center seats 5,000.
Lipscomb- Allen Arena seats 5,000.
Various NCAA B-Ball Games- Somet Center seats 19,395.
Nashville Broncs (ABA) - Nashville Municiple Auditorium seats 9,654.

I'm guessing that adds up to a little more seats then Thompson-Boling Arena...

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Old 09-13-2008, 07:24 PM
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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Originally Posted by jabogitlu View Post
Anyone who doesn't vote for Knoxville hasn't been to Neyland Stadium.
Or Thompson-Boling Arena. (Back in '98 the Lady Vols outdrew 6 NBA teams.
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