For the third year in a row, the SEC Network is turning over its control room to the 14 SEC schools for a two-week stretch. On Tuesday, July 18, SEC Network programming will be entirely devoted to the Tennessee Volunteers for a full 24 hours in an event that can only be compared to state run North Korean TV except some alright sports moments instead of children singing songs about Kim Jung-Un slaying a Hydra with his hands tied behind his back.
This means memorable Tennessee football, basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball victories will be highlighted during the Big Orange Takeover.
Here’s a list of each game that will air so you, dear viewer, can prepare accordingly:
Florida vs. Tennessee (Football)
Trailing 21-0 in the second quarter, the Vols did literally the complete opposite of what they had done against Florida the previous 11 years and rallied to win 38-28 over the Gators. Quarterback Josh Dobbs threw for 319 yards and four touchdowns, Florida forgot how to run an offense in the second half and Jauan Jennings became Jalen Tabor’s daddy after his broke his ankles on the go-ahead touchdown reception. Most notably, the Vols thankfully did not lose to a quarterback named Austin Applebee’s.
Tennessee at Georgia (Football)
After the win over Florida, the Vols traveled between the hedges and somehow did not lose this one. After pulling one of the most Tennessee moves possible in allowing Georgia’s Riley Ridley to catch a go-ahead touchdown bomb from Jacob Eason with 10 seconds remaining to go up 31-28, the Vols got in position for one last heave to the end zone.
The rest is history.
HAIIIIL MARY!!! pic.twitter.com/PSiSsSkA6f
— Jon Reed (@Jon__Reed) October 1, 2016
Kentucky at Tennessee (Volleyball)
Tennessee I guess pulled an upset of No. 23 Kentucky at Thompson-Boling Arena, picking up a 3-1 victory in its home finale. No disrespect to volleyball but I know this spot is where a win over Texas A&M in football would’ve went….IF WE HAD ONE.
Kentucky at Tennessee (Men’s Basketball)
This was hilarious.
In a basketball season that finished pretty bitter, the Vols pulled off an 82-80 victory over No. 4 Kentucky at a packed Thompson-Boling Arena. Led by Robert Hubbs III with 25 points and Grant Williams with 13 points, six assists, six rebounds and four blocks, the Vols owned a Kentucky squad with three first round draft picks. For all the accomplishments in John Calipari’s career, he has seemed to struggle with winning consistently at TBA and anytime he can get frustrated and make some memeable faces is always a win not just for Vol fans but for America as well.
Tennessee at South Carolina (Women’s Basketball)
Holly Warlick may for real be on the hot seat if things don’t go well for the Lady Vols this upcoming season with is insane to think about in the grand scheme of this program. However, for all of the head-scratching losses last season, the Lady Vols had nearly an equal number of amazing upset wins like this one in a 76-74 win on the road over eventually National Champs No. 4 South Carolina.
At least one program at UT still knows how to beat the Gamecocks.
Florida at Tennessee (Softball)
Tennessee is a softball school now. Embrace it as you watch this replay of the Vols win over the No. 1 Gators at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium.
Tennessee at Vanderbilt (Baseball)
Tennessee Baseball under Dave Serrano may have been extremely underwhelming but they were known for pulling off a big upset or two. Watch the replay of Tennessee coming alive in the final two innings to whoop Vanderbilt on the road.
And at least one program at UT still knows how to beat Vandy.
1999 Fiesta Bowl (Football)
Do you miss all of the glory of the good ‘ol days? Are you not a fan of Life Championships? Do you miss when 8-4 seasons were acknowledged as disappointments? Do you wish you were back in a time when losing three out of the last five games to Vanderbilt was considered a crime against humanity? Well, strap yourself in for this one because it’s about to feel like ’98!
The SEC Network will show the ABC broadcast of Tennessee’s 23-16 victory over Florida State in the 1999 Fiesta Bowl where the Vols captured the first ever BCS National Championship and completed a perfect 13-0 season. Get ready to smile, reminisce and then possibly cry as soon as you think about the Vols’ possibility of going 7-5 in just a few months.
Shhh, shhh, it’s okay…Hey! ‘Memba Peerless Price?