All posts by Marvin West

Repeat after me: Eight is good, nine is better

Marvin West
Sports

We just don’t get it.

I have been informed that I was wrong, that eight wins is a good year. All over America, 8-4 is a good season. At The Shopper News, we obviously expect too much.

LaTroy Lewis, fifth-year senior citizen and one of the really good guys on the Tennessee team, sounds on script when he says the 2016 campaign was “definitely not a disappointment.”

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Bowl game is for seniors

Marvin West
Sports

Special reader Bill Young (not THE Bill Young, he used to say, early in our correspondence) picked up on my disregard for the upcoming bowl game. He didn’t disagree that next year should have already started and is of far greater concern than salvaging and reassembling fragments from the recent mess.

Bill simply sees the bowl from a different perspective.

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In defense of Joshua Dobbs

Marvin West
Sports

Coffee shop comments and football forum exchanges may not perfectly match what a million Tennessee fans are thinking, but this is the best I can do today: The Vanderbilt game won’t go away.

The defense is still catching most of the heat, but some is spilling onto Joshua Dobbs. His fumble at the end of the third quarter launched Commodore domination of the fourth.

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