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Groomsmen Gifts - It's Wedding Season

So you’re getting married and you gotta get your guys something cool.  Something simple they will actually use.   Let’s walk through the steps - Timeline: Last minute makes everyone’s life complicated, so knock it out early. Numbers:  How many guys you got on your team?  (are you counting dads & yourself in that as well?) Sizing: You have a billion other things going on, so do yourself a favor and look at items that don’t require sizes - if not your friend “Andy from Idaho who put on 60 lbs since you saw him” will probably want to exchange anything you buy because you guessed wrong.  Colors: Are you going with all the same color for everybody?  Now that you have...

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A Brief History of the Tennessee Flag

History: The flag of the state of Tennessee was designed by a member of the Tennessee National Guard, LeRoy Reeves, and was adopted on April 17, 1905 by the Tennessee State Legislature.   Design: The Tennessee state flag is crimson with a blue circle in the middle containing three white stars. The three stars represent the divisions of Tennessee into middle, east and west. The blue circle is symbolic of the eternal unity of the three sections of the state. A navy blue bar is included to give the flag distinction when hanging limp.   Fun Facts: -Which way is up? The Tennessee flag does in fact have a top and a bottom and there is thus a correct and incorrect...

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Our Vols Patch: A Vol Trad History Lesson

Rad. That's the word I would use to describe our Vols Patch. It's a classic for sure.  Just look at this picture circa 1995: If that's not full-on rad Vols I don't know what is.  This elusive logo is known by many names to many people, the Johnny Majors Helmet Logo, the Bud Ford Logo, 'That One Old Logo with the Helmet'. We decided to make it easy for everyone, so we turned it into a patch and called it exactly that. It's still got that same vintage awesomeness with a modern touch.    Items with our Vols Patch Design are available for purchase below:  Vols Patch Drywick Polos                      ...

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Smokey: A Vol Trad History Lesson

There's one constant in Neyland Stadium for every home game. Smokey.  UT's live mascot was selected in 1953 by the student body during halftime of the Mississippi State game. The breed of dog, Bluetick Coonhound, is native to Tennessee and was also chosen via a polling by the Pep Club. To select the first mascot, 'contestants' were led out by their handlers and fans were instructed to cheer for their favorite dog. The last hound, "Brooks Blue Smokey", was led up to the cheerleader's ramp to be seen by everyone in attendance. The announcers called Blue Smokey's name and he howled. The crowd cheered. The dog howled even louder. The crowd and dog continued going back and forth until the...

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