FYI: Big Orange

Wilson Gray wilson.gray at RCN.COM
Thu Aug 4 04:55:45 UTC 2005

Call:            Buddy, have a drink!

Response: I said, "I think I will have a _Big Orange_."

From:          What It Was Was Football
By:               Deacon Andy Griffith, ca.<1958

-Wilson Gray

On Aug 1, 2005, at 6:58 PM, Mullins, Bill wrote:

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> The University of Tennessee has been referred to (in athletic contexts)
> as "The Big Orange" for years.
> Vermeil Unveils Bruins' Veer T Against Tennessee
> Los Angeles Times (1886-Current File); Sep 7, 1974; pg. D1 col 4.
> "The problem for the Big Orange last year was defensive, not offensive,
> but Battle thinks the veer will help in both departments."
> I would imagine that similar cites could be found for Syracuse (The
> Orangemen).

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