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Marvin West
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The civic club speech was “Highly favored, richly blessed.”

My modest remarks included tidbits about Sarah and Tom Siler and Ralph Millett and Roland Julian and a who’s-who of Tennessee sports names that are or were at least a small part of my life – all the way back to Nathan W. Dougherty, who tipped a nickel each week for newspaper delivery, Robert R. Neyland when he was bigger than his bronze statue and even an interesting sophomore tailback, John Majors, in a 1954 geography class.

“Any questions?” said the host.

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Repeat after me: Eight is good, nine is better

Marvin West
Sports

We just don’t get it.

I have been informed that I was wrong, that eight wins is a good year. All over America, 8-4 is a good season. At The Shopper News, we obviously expect too much.

LaTroy Lewis, fifth-year senior citizen and one of the really good guys on the Tennessee team, sounds on script when he says the 2016 campaign was “definitely not a disappointment.”

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Bowl game is for seniors

Marvin West
Sports

Special reader Bill Young (not THE Bill Young, he used to say, early in our correspondence) picked up on my disregard for the upcoming bowl game. He didn’t disagree that next year should have already started and is of far greater concern than salvaging and reassembling fragments from the recent mess.

Bill simply sees the bowl from a different perspective.

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