All of my fall weekends usually are spent covering either the Gophers or Vikings games, but not this weekend. Thanks to my gracious sports editor, I get to be a fan this weekend.
I'm headed back to Tennessee to take my oldest son to his first Vols game at Neyland Stadium as a way to celebrate his upcoming 13th birthday.
He picked the trip without any encouragement from me. Honest.
But yes, I bleed orange having grown up in Tennessee and a lifelong Vols fan. I know multiple verses to "Rocky Top."
As a sportswriter, we root for stories, not teams. We strive to be objective. I break that rule with one and only one team.
I love the Vols and I root like heck for them. My former Strib colleague Judd Zulgad makes fun of me because I refer to the Vols as "we" when talking about them.
As in, we're hosting Oklahoma on Saturday. Hey, old habits are hard to break.
Bloggin' Scoggins: startribune.com/sports