Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Such was the case this week when Pearl was talking about the fact that four of his top eight Volunteer players would be out tonight in a game in Knoxville against the Charlotte 49ers. The players were arrested and have been suspended indefinitely in part because of a gun charge.
"The task at hand is formidable,'' he said. "But we have got weapons. We have still got weapons."
My friend Mike Strange, columnist at the Knoxville News-Sentinel, referred to the "weapons" quote in this column.
Give Pearl credit: he immediately realized his poor choice of words and said he was sorry. "That's terrible," Pearl said of his analogy. "I apologize." Still funny, though.
I predicted a win for Charlotte tonight in my notes column today that leads with some notes about the Carolina Panthers. That may be a stretch considering No.16 Tennessee is still favored by 16 points, according to our newspaper today. The 49ers will have to shoot very well from three-point range to make it happen -- Derrio Green, a revelation of late, probably needs another very big game.
Posted by Scott Fowler at 8:29 AM