Yes, just like the real Gate 21, we here at the Gate have our faithful band of ticket-takers to grant admission, to help guide you on your way, and to call the cops if you throw up and pass out on some little old Grandma from Sequatchie County due to all those airplane bottles you snuck into the stadium.
Thus, here are our ushers, ready and willing to serve...
A less than reputable sort, who earns his money as a shyster and evidence manipulation specialist (a/k/a lawyer). A graduate of the University of Tenne-"stand up and smile when you say it"-see, who also attended Tarhead U for his "trade school." Lawvol claims to be a former member of the Pride of the Southland Marching Band, but the group has long since disclaimed any such affiliation and is currently seeking a court order to that effect.
A dedicated Tennessee and SEC sports fan, collector of farked (photoshopped) photos, confirmed blowhard, and general pain-in-the-ass who believes if you didn't want to be made fun of, then you probably should have just stayed in bed. He is best known for his lack of intelligence, inability to use the English language properly, fixation on the use of dashes -- "--" -- in his posts, and his habit of employing poorly doctored graphics to cover the lack of meaningful content in his writing.
In addition to his efforts as the Illustrious Potentate here at Gate 21, Lawvol has served as a guest writer for various other blogs including the venerable Rocky Top Talk and is currently a voting member of the SEC Power Poll and the CBS College Football BlogPoll (no, he is not above name dropping). He has also been known to design logos and blog themes for bloggers across the blogosphere. You can learn more on this by visiting Gate 21 Graphics.
During football season, Lawvol can be regularly found in the north endzone of Neyland Stadium, quietly cursing under his breath as the Vols do battle on the gridiron. As you might have guessed, he enters the stadium via the real Gate 21. Believe it or not, it has actually been confirmed that he has all of his teeth and, contrary to the claims of some people, those morals charges about that sheep were dismissed.
Lawvol freely invites comments and complaints as well as emails from the complimentary to hysterical...
VolAmbassador writes on behalf of all Tennessee expatriates who have been flung to the far corners of the globe. At present, VolAmbassador is exiled to stationed in Washington, DC, serving as a liaison between Lane Kiffin and US government. VolAmbassador also attends law school at American University on the side, a school he specifically chose because it did not have a football team, therefore could never undermine his loyalty to UT football. While at the University of Tennessee, he was a football player of a different sort, playing rugby for none other than the University of Tennessee Rugby Football Club. While playing, he appeared in no less than three national championship tournaments and at least seven fights. He was far more successful in the latter than the former.
VolAmbassador is also an active member of the UT Alumni Association of DC -- a motley crew of equally poor repute. In his free time, he likes to attend game-watching parties at opposing teams' bars to give public service announcements regarding Rocky Top's lyrics and Lane Kiffin's impending dominance. This may or may not have resulted in his banishment from several establishments in the DC area. If you're ever in the DC area , feel free to e-mail VolAmbassador and drop by the embassy.
Though VolAmbassador has an opinion on everything, he rarely has a point on anything. So if you ever feel like he deserves an e-shellacking or you just feel like harrassing him, feel free to lay it on him.
Unlike Lawvol, Home Sweet Home -- or "HSH" as he is sometimes called -- is an actual writer. A Journalism / Electronic Media major at the University of Tennessee, this Memphis native hopes to go into sports broadcasting, writing, or something along those lines in the near future.
In case you didn't "get it" his name derives from a line in every Tennessee fan's favorite song, and is a clear reference to Good Ole' Rocky Top.
HSH previously edited his own blog, "The View From The Hill" before signing on here at the Gate in the Fall of 2008 in hopes of bringing some actual intelligent content -- a nice change from the drivel produced by Lawvol. He's a huge Vol fan who has been attending games in Knoxville for many years. In addition to his passion for Tennessee football and basketball, he enjoys following the NFL and the NBA.
Among other things, HSH is the primary author for the "View From the Hill" feature here at Gate 21. Basically, sports are a big part of his life.
You can email him, harass him, or offer him money to commit unspeakable acts by clicking the button below.
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