Saw VFL and former Vol Network analyst Bill Anderson at dinner tonight and immediately thought of a special moment at Kentucky in 1997.
The kickoff was imminent, with the Vols massed at the northwest corner, ready to take the field.
John Ward set the stage as usual, but deferred to Bill at a critical juncture in his spiel.
Bill was surprised, especially when John said, “What time is it?”
That led to a momentary pause until Bill caught on and said, “I didn’t know I could say that,” and then uttered those famous words: “It’s football time in Tennessee.”
That led to more than a few smiles in the broadcast booth, as everyone realized what was transpiring.
It was a special moment of a special time in Tennessee football.
It was in the days of John Ward and Bill Anderson behind the microphones, two special people in the history of Tennessee football.
Monday, Sept. 26, 2016