Storytime Episode 1: Jesus Is Open in the Endzone


Of course, this was because in southeastern Tennessee in the 1970’s football wasn’t played on Sunday, it was on Saturday, because that is when the University of Tennessee Volunteers played. (A few heretics rooted for the University of Georgia Bulldogs, but they were like Catholics, damned by their own choice.) Being just fifty or so miles south of Neyland Stadium, or Rocky Top, for one day a week the Vols were bigger than Jesus.