Wiki says 1812. Sources more in tune with Tennessee history say the origin is the Mexican War, misconception or not, that's the first word I ever heard on the subject. Not to sell out Tennessee Militia at New Orleans, in the Indian Wars from Virginia, to Tennessee to Alabama to Georgia to Florida including the Alamo and Kings Mountain.
At least Crockett could return fire.
You should look into how many how fast volunteered for the Mexican War and in the case of the Civil War on both sides.
Stealing, well, if the Vols didn't pick up, who the hell would be venerating the Andersons today?
Tennessee is the Volunteer State first noted for the prominat role volunteering for Americas Wars to at least the end of the 19th Century.
The blue tick hound Smokey was chosen in 1953 as Mascot. Anyone who can't see a connection between Tennessee and coon dogs probably can't see much else, either. Personally, I miss the Tennessee Walking Horse.
The Rifleman, don't be an ijit. That's an identifier with Tennessee Mountain culture and Davy Crockett. The football team also is identified as the Volunteer Army. Works on many levels including a send up to General Neyland.
We're Rocky Top because someone at the University was smart enough to latch on to the song.
Finally, to answer all your questions, all these tie ins and more make piles of money for the University.
LA and Oak-town in the same title. I like it, I like it a lot.
Yes, I'd let my 11 year old compete. I'd do the same if she were in movies or on TV, of course.
Let's end the Redskins controversy for good, shall we? Change the logo to a peanut with a head dress and keep the name.
Tennessee is "Big Orange Country!"
10 Ring, nice piece by Mr. Hargis on Kareem Orr, which leads me to a possible Mail Bag question. Is it me or do the metrics bear out area players are seeing more football scholarship offers in our area than most years?
If a man can make $90 million in the and out of the ring, my hat's off; Mr. Mayweather deserves every penny. Is this gross or net?
The biggest change in college football this year will be the induction of Forrest Gump into the Alabama Football Hall of Fame.
From the Steve Spurrier should have said that file, Kurdish PM responding to a slew of accusations from Bagdad.
And in what seemed an implicit dig at the military's rout, the prime minister of the Kurdish region, Nechirvan Barzani, dismissed Baghdad's charges as "running away from the truth."
The Magic and Tragic Moments
Charlie Hustle's Life Time ban from MLB.
Vols win National Championship
Vols kick smug Miami's ass in Sugar Bowl.
Bo Jackson injured and out the game for ever.
10 Ring, thanks for the star treatment for Harrison and Nick on their commits to Mississippi State. All I can say is Harrison went to a bunch of schools, meet tons of coaches, academic staffs, and a more than a few players and recruits. He visited so many programs, so when he saw it; he knew it.
The only thing that makes me shudder is the SEC West schedule.
Now, I wouldn't characterize #1 as a "Quiet Kid," as one did. He's just knows to pick his spots.
You and your family enjoy a fun and restful vacation.
All 6'6, 275lbs of Signal Mountain's Harrison Moon commits to Mississippi State.
10 Ring, Act I of the Snowden movie pretty much a caper movie in monologue, since Snowden had a significant other to participate or even bounce ideas off of. Yeah, Act I will reveal two dialogue sequences, opening with the typical day at the office, and the meeting where Snowden's ideas are rejected. Stone's going jack this material up several notches.
ACT II, CIA killers are on my path.