It was a rough week for pretty much most of Tennessee. Throughout this article, I will be informing you of what happened this week and answer any questions you asked me along the way.
The Nashville Predators started the week pretty good. They defeated the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 in Nashville, then left home to face the Blue Jackets and Wild. They lost both of those games 4-0. Predators are sitting at 11-5-3 and fourth in the Central Division.
The Memphis Grizzlies had a pretty solid week. They began the week with a three game win streak, defeating Timberwolves, Thunder, and Rockets. Mario Chalmers made his presence felt by putting up great numbers during the Grizzlies throwback game on Monday. Unfortunately, they ended the week with a loss to the San Antonio Spurs in Texas. Grizzlies sit at 7-7 and 6th in the Western Division.
The Tennessee Titans lack of talent was obvious once again. They fell to their divisional foes in Jacksonville. The AFC South is the poorest division in football, not a single team is above .500. Many believe the Titans should be in control of the division, but their lack of talent and ability to finish games cost them a few wins this season. The Titans sit at 2-8 and dead last in the division.
Tennessee Volunteers – Basketball: Basketball team is off to a pretty good start to their season. They began the week on the losing end, falling to Georgia Tech 69-67. However, they quickly turned things around defeating Marshall and Gardner-Webb to improve to 3-1. Football: Volunteers football knocked off Missouri 19-8 on Saturday to improve to 7-4. With a slow start to the season, it seems like rocky top has finally found their rhythm.
Question by @titanfan13: What do you think about UT football?
I believe Butch Jones has turned this team around. A slow start didn’t mean a thing to big orange country. I think they are motivated and ready for some magic to happen. Joshua Dobbs will win some major awards this season and the Volunteers future is bright.
Vanderbilt Commodores: Basketball: Vanderbilt basketball squad is ranked 17 and undefeated. That should tell you a lot. They defeated Stony Brook on Thursday 79-72 to continue their dominance. Next match up is vs St. John’s, who’s also 3-0. Football: Vanderbilt football fell to Texas A&M 25-0 on Saturday in Nashville.
Question by @shaun.coffrey: How will Vandy turn out in Men’s Basketball?
ESPN and whoever does the rankings has North Carolina Tar Heels up on the pedestal, but I believe very soon Vanderbilt will be the one everyone will be talking about. I think there’s finally a team in Nashville who will get some media attention and a championship one way or another. Mark my words, Vanderbilt will surprise the nation.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders: Basketball: MTSU basketball recently defeated Nashville’s TSU 69-66. They’ve improved to 1-1, next game vs Alaska Anchorage. Football: Huge win by the Blue Raiders football team, winning big over North Texas 41-7. Middle Tennessee now above .500 at 6-5, next game vs UTSA.
Memphis Tigers: Basketball: Tigers basketball is sitting at 2-1 right now coming off a 83-65 win over Grambling State on Thursday. Football: Once undefeated, now on a three game losing streak following a 31-12 loss to Temple on Saturday. Star QB Paxton Lynch only had 100+ yards in his name. No touchdowns nor interceptions.
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