I loved that '97 team. I followed them even when I was still back home out West. Peyton was totally robbed. I didn't fully appreciate that season of even the '98 team until I moved here and saw the impact it had on the community.
I don't know if it will happen in any of our lives,but one of these days DB will have a team that has it all and it will come on a year that Maryville and all of the other East Tennessee runners up's are rebuilding ( Maryville reloading ) and they will find the same in the semi's and finals for a playoff state championship.It takes a certain amount of luck for most teams including my Devils.Anyone remember the great University of Tennessee '97 team with what should have been a Heisman winning QB ? We all remember the '98 team that was getting curb stomped by Arkansas and apparently a higher power didn't like Bill and Hillary.