Layla Kiffin Hosts Football Event, May Be Tennessee's Biggest Star
Only they're rolling out the university's No. 1 starlet to open up the festivities ... Layla Kiffin.
From 7AM until 2PM next Friday, women can spend the day with the UT football coaches. They'll get to hear Ed Orgeron talk about recruiting, Monte Kiffin wax eloquent on defensive philosophies and Jim Chaney discuss offensive strategy. Eventually they get to run on the field to the 50-yard line. But before all that, Layla Kiffin takes the stage for a 15-minute Q-and-A session in this veritable Laylapalooza.
The idea behind the event is fairly simple, to help introduce women to the finer details of football so that they'll better enjoy the game experience. It raises money for the program, provides outreach to a segment of the fan base that isn't as rabid (on average, ladies, on average), and leaves everyone with the warm afterglow of football in summer.
But add Layla to the equation and Vol men are jealous that they're not invited to the event. Especially because it only costs $75. (What would an equivalent event cost for men? $1,000-$2,000?) I've already gotten a couple of e-mails from lawyers asking if this woman's event is legal because it might violate equal protection. I love this. Nothing would speak to Layla Kiffin's insane popularity among the UT male fan base better than a lawsuit seeking the right for men to attend a football event that she kicked off.
Already, we've learned that Layla and Erin Andrews are sorority sisters, and that Layla overtook Google searches on the day Lane Kiffin was named Tennessee coach. Now she's the star attraction at a UT football event. Will wonders never cease?
Currently, the event has budgeted over an hour for attendees to be photographed with Lane . Am I the only person who thinks that if men were invited, Lane Kiffin would stand off in the corner with his arms crossed while people swarmed Layla to have their photograph taken with her instead?
Eventually Lane would clap his hands, gather around assorted members of the fanbase and say, "Okay, I'm the coach, okay. You're supposed to be paying attention to me, okay. Who wants to hear how much I hate Urban Meyer?"
Yep, Layla Kiffin has taken Knoxville by storm. So much so that people are willing to even overlook the fact that she's a Gator. Luckily for her there won't be any men at the question and answer session next Friday. Otherwise the first four questions would go something like this:
Overweight man in UT overalls (giggling): "If you had to kiss a girl, who would it be and why?"
Bruce Pearl: "Layla, why don't you ditch the loser?"
Portly man in orange camouflage baseball cap: "When you and Erin Andrews were sorority sisters together"...(has heart attack)
Creepy guy with goatee steps over dying man: "Do you sell your underwear?"
So, yeah, maybe it's best this thing is restricted to women after all.
But is anyone else starting to think Layla brought Lane to Knoxville as opposed to vice versa?
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