Tennessee’s 7 Maxims of Fandom
Since the 1930s, every Tennessee football team has recited General Robert Neyland’s “7 Maxims of Football,” or as Tennessee fans call them, “The Game Maxims.” These maxims are intended to focus the team on the key elements and opportunities that present themselves in each football game such that the team will use them to its advantage in the quest for victory.
The same attitude should be taken by the fans. For we as Tennessee fans have become passive and docile over the last few years of mediocrity. But that stops now. It’s time to take back Neyland Stadium.
Some have made public pleas for fans to mind their manners while inside the stadium, and I couldn’t agree more. Because let’s face it — it’s downright rude to lose. So, with that in mind, I present to you these seven ‘Fan Maxims’ which I encourage you to write upon your orange heart and repeat before each game: