Online Magazine Roots For Vols Based on Coach’s Religion

March 19, 2010 at 9:09 am by Terez in Bruce Pearl, University of Tennesee

Lech Haim Terez!

The Vols are our official team because they are coached by Bruce Pearl, the highest-profile Jewish college basketball coach working today. Pearl, soon to complete his fifth season in Knoxville (though hopefully not too soon!), also coached the U.S. team at the 2009 Maccabiah Games in Israel. Despite a spate of injuries, Tennessee finished the season ranked 15th in the country, and third in the Southeastern Conference. * A motion for Tablet Magazine’s official team to be “whoever’s playing Duke” was, sad to say, struck down at a staff meeting. But for the record: Mike Krzyzewski (“Coach K”) is not a Jew. –Tablet Magazine

My friends at Tablet Mag wanted me to relay this story..They are rooting for the Vols simply based on Coach Bruce Pearl’s religion..kinda funny, but lets be honest fellas, you’re pretty limited. -TO

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