Gentry Estes, The Tennessean

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Past articles by Gentry:

I predicted every game in March Madness bracket. Here's who wins 2023 NCAA Tournament

Who will win March Madness? My predictions for every 2023 NCAA Tournament game on the bracket schedule. → Read More

Did Vanderbilt basketball do enough to reach March Madness? 'No doubt,' Jerry Stackhouse says

After being bounced from the SEC Tournament, Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse made his case for the NCAA Tournament. We'll see. → Read More

The ratings have it wrong. Vanderbilt is a worthy NCAA Tournament team

Those stubborn numbers aren't impressed with Vanderbilt. They might be the only ones. The Commodores look every bit a legit March Madness contender. → Read More

Alabama's Brandon Miller returns home a villain, a star and still just a kid

Nothing excuses the mistakes in judgment and what happened in Tuscaloosa, least of all Brandon Miller's talent. But the Alabama star is just a kid. → Read More

Tennessee basketball needs a hero in March Madness and two candidates just stepped up

Who knows what to expect from this Tennessee basketball team? Big wins? Clunkers? We've seen it all from these Vols, who need a hero to emerge. → Read More

Tennessee basketball needs a hero in March Madness and two candidates just stepped up

Who knows what to expect from this Tennessee basketball team? Big wins? Clunkers? We've seen it all from these Vols, who need a hero to emerge. → Read More

Nashville Predators' rebuild is finally here, and you need to be OK with it

Amid the excitement over Barry Trotz's return, the Nashville Predators have started selling off good players. That could mean some lean years ahead. → Read More

Crumbling Titans? Stumbling Preds? Hey, Nashville SC: This is your moment

With star power, high hopes and that sparkling Fairgrounds stadium, Nashville SC has an opportunity to do something special – and earn your attention. → Read More

My awkward encounter with Trent Dilfer's dog — a story that bit me in the face

I went to Birmingham to visit with UAB football coach Trent Dilfer. Mission accomplished, with a playful dog bite to take home with me. → Read More

Officiating kept a good Super Bowl from being great, and NFL can't ignore it

The only thing worse than the poor field conditions in an entertaining 2023 Super Bowl was the ticky-tack holding penalty that decided it. → Read More

A.J. Brown and Tennessee Titans have moved on. You should do the same

Watching A.J. Brown in Super Bowl 2023 will stink for Tennessee Titans fans, and that's OK. But after it's over, it'll be time to finally let it go. → Read More

Tennessee Titans fans have ample reason to be salty about 2023 Super Bowl

This might be a tough Super Bowl to watch, Tennessee Titans fans. A.J. Brown and the Philadelphia Eagles, for one, but also Patrick Mahomes' Chiefs. → Read More

Chiefs' Chris Jones shows why Tennessee Titans need to pay Jeffery Simmons

Chiefs' Chris Jones was the most impactful player in AFC title game, which should remind Tennessee Titans to pay Jeffery Simmons with new contract. → Read More

At least one thing looks easier for the Tennessee Titans in 2023: Their schedule

The Tennessee Titans went a woeful 0-9 this past season against teams that reached the NFL playoffs. → Read More

Brett Kern makes it easier for Tennessee Titans fans to root for Eagles, A.J. Brown

The Philadelphia Eagles signed long-time Tennessee Titans punter Brett Kern late in the regular season. → Read More

Jerry Stackhouse hurts for Alabama basketball's tragedy: 'This game means nothing'

Estes: The visual I'll remember from Tuesday night's game? A crumpled up box score in Jerry Stackhouse's hand. → Read More

The lethal simplicity of Kirby Smart's rise with Georgia football

Kirby Smart's wild success with Georgia football has been a result of knowing exactly where to scratch as soon as he got back to his alma mater. → Read More

No one and nothing could stop Chris Lofton at Tennessee. That included cancer

Tennessee legend Chris Lofton is one of the best shooters to ever play college basketball, a special player who left iconic memories in Knoxville. → Read More

Unpacking Tennessee Titans' season-ending gut punch vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

The Tennessee Titans' season ended in brutal fashion, with an AFC South title and NFL playoff berth at stake vs. Jacksonville Jaguars. → Read More

8 Tennessee Titans-Jacksonville Jaguars predictions: AFC South title or top-10 pick?

The Tennessee Titans can wipe away six weeks of ugly football with a win st the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday night. → Read More