Not Everyone Pumped About Tennessee Using Big Win to Justify Goalpost Fundraiser

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Despite having a replacement set of goalposts on hand, the University of Tennessee surpassed in two days a fundraising goal of $150,000 to replace the goalposts torn down in the wake of Saturday's upset football victory over Alabama at Neyland Stadium.

According to The Washington Post, the appeal from Tennessee football's Twitter account went like this: “Y’all remember how we tore the goal posts down, hauled em out of Neyland and dumped em in the Tennessee River? Yeah that was awesome. Anywho, turns out that in order to play next week’s game, we need goalposts on our field. Could y’all help us out?”

An athletic department spokesman said in an email to the Post that supporters were invited to contribute to an online fund called Volstarter that supports the school’s “My All” initiative, a campaign launched last year that “aims to impact each of Tennessee’s 20 varsity athletic programs by providing championship resources to support student-athletes’ academic and competitive pursuits.”

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