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Bobby Maze’s Ballinteers are a Championship Contender

Bobby Maze


The older I get, the more I realize just how hard it is to create music. My college music appreciation class helped me value all times of music.

The Gregorian Chant certainly wasn’t the start of music, but most historians believe the Medieval period provides the first sounds we’ve heard.

JS Bach came a little later and still ranks as one of the best composers to ever live.

However, nothing trumps what hit Youtube on June 20, 2008. On a hot summer night, one of the best freestyles man has ever heard.

Bobby Maze pulled his best Eminem when he dropped the masterpiece, “Put On For Tennessee.” It’s 4 minutes and 40 seconds of pure greatness.

“Y’all better stop playin, y’all some potatoes.” -Bobby Maze

Rewatching got me hype. Maybe as hype as the recent news of the Ballinteers.

The Ballinteers will compete for The Basketball Tournament Championship. The Basketball Tournament is a winner-takes-all summer tournament that debuted in 2014.

Bobby Maze is the GM and Coach for the Ballinteers. The lineup he’s assembled is one that can win the tournament.

Chris Lofton leads the way with additions of Wayne Chism, Kevin Punter, Jarnell Stokes, and Scotty Hopson. That’s likely to be the starting five.

Other players on the roster include Robert Hubbs, Kenny Hall, Jajuan Smith, Duke Crews, John Fields, Melvin Goins, and Cameron Tatum.

Wayne Chism, Bobby Maze, Scotty Hopson, and Cameron Tatum all played together during the 2009-10 season.

That Vols team went to the SEC Championship, eventually losing to Mississippi State 64-61.

One player that didn’t make the roster was J.P. Prince. In Maze’s freestyle, he said, “don’t forget about my man Prince.”

Prince was a big reason the Vols advanced to the Elite 8 in 2010. Just ask Evan Turner.

The Ballinteers will play in the Jackson, Tennessee regional from July 24-26.

Go ahead to plan accordingly for Championship Week from August 6-11 in Dayton, Ohio.

Bobby Maze has a long list of accomplishments. His best work is the Ballinteers.

Maze said it best in his rap 12 years ago, “B Maze, be amazed.”

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