Tough Sell For Rocky Top In Tuscaloosa
The University of Tennessee has returned their remaining amount of allotted visitors tickets after failing to fill the section in Bryant-Denny Stadium, allowing Alabama to re-sell the seats as single-game tickets for the October 23 Homecoming Game.
On social media, many Alabama fans made a point to poke fun at the struggling SEC cross-division rivalry and failure in sales from UT.
Here's a look at the Bama fanbase reaction:
A headline from the Knoxville News Sentinel read, "Most Tennessee Vols fans don't want 'Bama--they favor variety over rivalry losses."
Even amongst some of the Volunteer faithful, this failure to fill the visitor's section seems to highlight the disclaimer of "former," in former rival. Though Tennessee's most recent victory in the matchup came in 2006, the Volunteers haven't won a game in Tuscaloosa since the advent of the camera phone in 2003.
Tennessee is slated to open up their first season under head coach Josh Heupel on September 2 in Knoxville as they try to claim an early-season victory over the Bowling Green Falcons.
The Alabama Crimson Tide has a 57-38-8 all-time record against the Vols on the gridiron. The Tide is currently on a 14 game winning streak, with their last victory coming as a 48-17 stomping on the road in Rocky Top.
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