Holding Down the Fort


Do you guys remember that scene in Billy Madison where the fat kid with a speech impediment goes “Gee, I can’t wait till I get to ‘hike’ school.” Then Adam Sandler grabs those chubby cheeks and warns the kid, “Don’t you ever say that. Stay here. Stay here as long as you can. For the love of God, cherish it. You have to cherish it.”

Well, if you are reading this and are currently enrolled at a University… For the love of God, cherish it. You have no idea how much it sucks in the real world.

For those readers outside of Knoxville, today is the start of Spring Break for the University of Tennessee. So basically, everyone is outside of Knoxville this week. Except for me. I’m the kid that decided to accept a new position at a new company the week before Spring Break. I’m the the kid that graduated and then took the first job offer that came his way. I’m the kid that writes for a sports blog instead of pursuing a real career. Hey guys, my name is Chip Adcock and I am “Holding Down the Fort.”

At UT, there is a 2.5 square mile area made up of apartment complexes and crappy old houses that goes by the name Fort Sanders. Over 4000 college kids live and usually this place is pretty fun. However, during the weeks of Spring Break, Christmas Break, and May, the Fort turns into a Ghost Town (and much scarier than the ones in the Adventures of Mary Kate & Ashley).

Since I’m pretty sure that the entire neighborhood moved to Panama City for the week, I am pretty much the King of the Crap Hole until next Saturday (Then the reigns are passed back to the guy that slept in my bushes 2 nights ago). Over the next 6-7 days, I am going to be writing about my experiences in this place. Is it going to be fun for me? No chance. But is it going to be funny to read? Also, no chance, but I am going to do it anyways. I am going to write about sports, funny things I’ve seen, and how many times I’ve walked around my apartment naked (Over/Under set at 18.5). For those of you in Florida, suck it. But for those KB faithful that want to share in my experiences, I’ll be right here Holding Down the Fort.

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