Running Through the T

For those readers of you who are foreign to Tennessee football, a major tradition of each Tennesee home game is observed when the players enter the field at the beginnning of the game and run through a giant “T” formed by the band members.

Tennessee manager Nick Trail got to run through the T last week, and his story is quite special. I’m usually ho-hum about human interest “chicken soup” style stories, but this one actually made me tear up a little. Read this story about a man who says:

God has a certain purpose for my life. God doesn’t make junk. I’m here for a reason, and I learned a long time ago that life’s too short to let the little things get you down.

Also read the poem his father wrote. If you’re at all a Tennessee fan and your eyes don’t get a little misty, there’s something wrong with you.