Nasty names, shame and disgrace: How Tennessee upset of Vanderbilt in 1916 sparked fiery sportswriter fight

Tennessee football fans stole blankets from Vanderbilt fans and spit on their parked cars, cursed the Commodores and jeered an injured player as he was carried off the field.

Those were among the fiery accusations made by Nashville sportswriter James G. Stahlman, who wrote Tennessee was a “shame and disgrace to the entire South” after the Vols beat Vanderbilt in 1916.

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