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3 things I learned at lunchtime

Okay, so I record Knoxville sports radio off the web in the morning (silently, in the background, boss!) and load it onto my iPod so I can listen while eating lunch in my car. This is stuff I vaguely half remember, probably incorrectly, haven't fact-checked or otherwise verified, and probably just made up in between sips of aspartame. It's sad, I know, but . . .

  • Bobby Maze is apparently bigger than you think he'll be. And he's downright friendly and respectful despite the fact that he has a rap video. Whew. So, I don't even know where to start with that.
  • Scotty Hopson is Awepsome. Dude "glides like a kite," according to Mike Griffith and can pretty much just score whenever he decides to. He and Maze also, quite surprisingly, play defense, even in the Rocky Top League. Okay, then. You know Hopson was like a top 5 player in the nation. Remember how big of a deal it was that we landed Duke Crews, a player in the top 40? We've come a long way in a little time.
  • In a series back in the 1970's against Penn State, Joe Paterno whined about it being too hot in Knoxville and said he wouldn't come back unless it was for a night game. The very next year, we beat them in a night game, also at Knoxville. Also, during one of these games, Bobby Majors, who was a defensive back, was named the Offensive Player of the Game because he'd run back two scores and had two other turnovers. Woo for Bobby. Where were the Heisman voters that year?