The voting public has spoken, Tennessee fans.
According to CheckerNeyland.com, Volunteers faithful voted to “checkerboard” Neyland Stadium for Tennessee’s game against Florida on Sept. 24. The contest against the Gators edged out the matchup against Alabama on Oct. 15 by a close total of 1,867 votes to 1,831.
Here’s more from CheckerNeyland.com:
#CheckerNeyland has always been a fan story, so for 2016, we asked fans to help us decide which game to checker. The results are clear and bold: BIG GAME. The vast majority of folks voted for the Florida and Alabama games. 36 votes separated them, and they are two of the biggest games on the schedule. I LOVE Tennessee.
Will Tennessee enjoy better success this time around in the checkerboard game? The Volunteers are 0-2 in the past two years in such contests, with losses to Florida and Oklahoma.
Time will show.