You're just jaded from living in Knoxville, and apparently you don't like it much. But what I said is pretty true on average. I think the girls bball team gets respect. The football team usually gets overrated in the rankings, but always gets slighted to the Big10/Pac10, Miami, Florida, Florida States of the world in the media. Bruce Pearl is well respected by the media which has helped the men's bball. Still every game of the tourney the announcers sounded glad when we would be doing bad. Of course, some of that is pulling for the underdog. I doubt I'm the only one that see's an anti-UT bias from the national media. I mean, it's not everyteam that has had an espn announcer refer to the fans as "trailer trash rednecks".