- Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, 1979, Paraphrase of "Prayer of Saint Francis" upon arrival at Number 10 Downing Street
I am a 2012 graduate of the University of Tennessee, having earned my degree in History with a minor in Political Science. I plan to return to school in the very near future to earn my Masters in History and to possibly complete the final nine credit hours I lack of obtaining a B.A. in Political Science.
I love discussing the trio of history, politics, and philosophy, and let us not forget sports. My favorite teams are the New York Yankees, the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Blackhawks, and UT sports, though I also will go to the local Applebee's on occasion and especially during football season to watch Ohio State play. Baseball is my favorite sport, with my favorite player having been Don Mattingly, so you can get a fair idea just how "old" I am now. However, I started watching UT football before I did the Yankees, as the first season I watched them was 1989, which was when I was eight years old. I could not have picked a better year to begin watching UT football, as that was the beginning of the next 15 years worth of dominant teams. The 1989 team won a share of the SEC Championship with Alabama and Auburn, and won the Mobil Cotton Bowl Classic on January 1, 1990, in a game where perhaps the greatest running back in school history (Chuck Webb) rushed 26 times for 250 yards and two touchdowns against Southwest Conference Champion Arkansas in a game the Big Orange won 31-27. It was the first bowl game I ever recall watching, though my father always is telling me about watching the 1986 Sugar Bowl, when the underdog Vols upset heavily-favored Miami 35-7.