Perhaps Fox Sports commentator Tim Brando is trying to get back in the good graces of Tennessee Vols fans.
Brando, who has blocked a large portion of “Vol Twitter”, hasn’t made many friends in East Tennessee in recent years.
The longtime commentator has been responsible for throwing jabs at Tennessee fans over the hiring of Butch Jones and the almost-hiring of Greg Schiano.
Tennessee fans bemoaning the hire of Butch Jones prove again how much fans really DON’T know and think they know a lot. He is a great hire!
— Tim Brando (@TimBrando) December 7, 2012
Schiano would never do it IMO, but if he did it would be a likely legal victory. Tennessee is where it is now, with virtually no successful takers because of what they did to Schiano. Unforgettable and unforgivable too! That said, a man has to work. So he’d never go that route.
— Tim Brando (@TimBrando) December 2, 2017
As you can imagine, things have become heated at times on social media when it comes to Brando and the UT fan base.
However, Brando isn’t letting any of that affect his NCAA Tournament picks.
On Wednesday, during an appearance on the Paul Finebaum Show, Brando picked Tennessee to reach the Final Four.
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) March 20, 2019
I doubt this is Brando’s way of making amends with Vol Twitter, but it certainly won’t hurt his standing with the passionate fan base (though it also might not help).
Tennessee kicks off NCAA Tournament play on Friday against Colgate at approximately 1:45 PM CT/2:45 PM ET.
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