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Fulmer admits it was a gradual decline of smartness

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on September 24, 2008

Fulmer did something that I and majority of the Tennessee fans can not do at this very moment and that actually express confidence in the team. He believes the team will end the foul play that as caused the 1-2 start (Again!) of this season. I believe it to, I believe my beloved Vols will go 1-3.

Actually working like heck to show some resemblance of emotion during his weekly excuse to the press conference, Fulmer promises like heck that the team will work & prepare like heck to be ass raped by play Auburn this coming weekend.

“I think this football team is a team that will fight,” Fulmer said. “Certainly we haven’t had an effort problem. We haven’t had an attitude problem. Contrary to what some people might have said on television, we haven’t had a leadership problem at all. We have a consistency of execution problem on offense from time to time. We’ve been here before and we know how to respond to that and coach.”

Yes you were here in 2005…the 5-6 year. To be honest stating the team has a problem executing of the offense time to time is the understatement of the year. It’s more like this offense is anemic all the time.

“We’ve won 148 football games in my time here at Tennessee and lost a little bit less than that – a lot less than that, actually – and we didn’t all of a sudden get stupid as coaches. We know what we’re doing, and we’re going to go to the practice field and correct and work and put our football team on the field with the best advantage that we can possibly have.”

See there? He admitted it! Fulmer didn’t start out as a stupid coach it was a gradual process, like water erosion, tooth decay & the douche bagginess of Urban Meyer. Either way they might not be stupid all the time. It just seems like they are always slightly stupid at game time.

My question is if the team is working that hard for the sole purpose of gaining the best advantage on the field, how sorry would the team be without the “extra effort”?

Fulmer was asked twice by callers on his Monday night radio show if he thought about retiring and be like OJ Simpson and simply play golf fulltime, minus the getting away with murder and Las Vegas heist of course. That’s when Fulmer really got irritated.

“Because somebody boos in the stands doesn’t mean you don’t have the support. That just means they’re passionate about what they do. They just want to win,” Fulmer said, adding that he had received calls of support from friends and family. “Ninety-five percent of them probably never played football before, or maybe not played a sport. I don’t know. I can’t tell you all that. I would have booed a couple things I saw out there if I’d have been in the stands. That goes with the territory when your fans and your people are passionate about what they want to see on the field. I wouldn’t have it any other way from that standpoint. Now, do I like to be booed? No. Do I want to be booed again? No. But if I stay in this profession, you don’t think I’m going to have an opportunity to get booed? That just goes with the territory.”

Josh “He brings hell with him” Briscoe seconded that sentiment.

“It makes us mad as a team,” he said. “The ones who are saying that, most of them probably didn’t play football. They all don’t or have never coached football. They’re not putting in the 18 hours a day that coach Fulmer’s putting in. They’re not out there on the practice field and out there going through the training and conditioning that we’re going through. It’s very unfair to coach Fulmer because he’s dedicated his life to this, and so has all our coaching staff and this team.

“I’m not a guy that usually comes up and is very vocal about things, but that’s one of the things that hurt me a lot,” Briscoe continued. “Everybody seems to know how to coach. Everybody seems to know how to fix situations. But the real fact is, if everybody had all the answers this world would be a completely different place. Everybody doesn’t have the answers. Everybody’s not given the ability to coach football, to play college football, to be president of the United States or whatever it is. That really hurts because we dedicate our lives to this.”

Now the booing of the team by fellow Tennessee fans does sicken me but the “wah wah wah your boos hurt my little feelings” sicken me just as much. That being said what the young and fiery Briscoe needs to understand is that even the boo-birds aren’t putting in 18 hours a day as a coach for the team, some are putting 18 hours day to be able to afford things like tickets to the game, team paraphernalia, membership dues and maybe God willing other things like food. Those people aren’t getting paid around 2 million a year either. However those people also pay Fulmer’s salary. The donations pay for the facilities and oh yeah the very scholarship you’re on Mr. Biscoe.

So the bottom line is this; Play better and win and guess what the boos will suddenly stop and God willing so will your girlish crying.

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Howdy Doody Has A Doozy Deal

Posted by Joel on September 24, 2008

For the 2 regular readers of this blog (and the thousands of trolls), you may or may not know that West By God Virginia holds a special place in our hearts and minds. By no stretch are we Mountaineer fans. Our beloved orange warriors win championships (although none in football thanks to that fat, stubborn…sorry, wrong subject). All one has to do is type West Virginia in the search box to see plenty of Mountaineer fodder.

So whenever this fine institute of higher learning makes the news, we take special notice. I mean, why wouldn’t we??? The writers at The Young & The Restless couldn’t write more drama in the past year. Just Rich Rodriguez alone would be Victor Newman, and Michigan would be the new young and beautiful chick that stolls into Genoa City that he would bang instantly.

In Coach Bill Stewart’s contract, the signed deal includes 1 extra year that wasn’t on the original offer sheet. Also, if he is fired before January 3, 2009, the school must pay him $4.125 million. Former embattled school president Mike Garrison can’t be blamed for this one though, because he was gone by the time the contract was finalized and signed, which was on Sept. 10. The big deal was that a flat $1 million buyout clause was negotiated and agreed upon in the original offer sheet. In other words, now West Virginia can’t fire this guy until Jan. 4. By then, the Mountaineers could easily be 6-6. There is hope though, 6-6 could be good enough to win the Big East.

West Virginia is it’s own worst enemy. Shame too. The school could be great. Wait, let me re-phrase that. The school could be better than mediocre. Whenever the administration and athletics department decide to join 2008 and get out of 1972, please let me know. For all I know, they could still be playing John Denver in Mountaineer Field on an 8 track. Mountain momma, take me home…

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Big Orange Roundtable Volume XII Post Florida Fire Fulmer Edition

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on September 23, 2008

Well it’s that time again, the Big Orange Roundtable time. This week majority of the Vol nation is calling for Fulmer’s head. They are nothing but bandwagon jumpers; I was calling for his head last year. 🙂

The week’s roundtable is being hosted by Curveballs for Jesus, what a week to be the host. This is his first time hosting so he officially moved past rookie status. Judging by these questions this week he may have propelled himself into all-star status.

Let’s go to the roundtable!

1.The Vols made some costly on-field mistakes that would have kept them in the hunt, and while they might not have resulted in a win, they at least cost us a chance to win the game.  The two biggest mistakes, of course, were the fumble and interception by Crompton in the red zone.  Vent your anger and frustration here:

I’m not angry. I knew this is how the game would turn out. I am frustrated though. I’m frustrated that Fulmer still clings to hope in the Mountain (False) Messiah. Asked on his teleconference Sunday if Tennessee would consider looking at another quarterback besides starter Jonathan Crompton, Fulmer said, “Jon’s our quarterback.”

Crompton ranks 13th in the SEC in passing efficiency and 89th in the nation with a rating of 104.24. Only Mississippi State’s Wesley Carroll rates lower among SEC quarterbacks who average at least 10 attempts a game.

In laymen terms: that sucks. One would think with such numbers Crompton wouldn’t be so damned cocky, I mean that’s logical. Isn’t it? Logic at this point escapes this coaching staff and the Mountain (False) Messiah. Crompton was quoted as saying:

“We play for our football family, that’s each other. We know what we’re capable of as an offense. I know what our defense is capable of. That’s who we care about the most.”

When I read that I think wow the players are arrogant, self-centered and out of touch with their fan base… just like their coaches. Well… I’m glad to see that our highly paid coaching staff was able to teach them something.

Crompton is like a defective tampon, does not function for the entire period and has no second string. (In Fulmer’s eyes)

Do these guys think they’re playing a pick-up game in an open field somewhere? They represent something much bigger than themselves and there were empty seats last Saturday. That says everything that needs to be said about the state of things on Rocky Top.

2. Speaking of special teams, Brandon James ended up punishing the Vols for fifty-two yards on a kick return and for ninety-two yards and a touchdown on his two punt returns.  What are your thoughts on the decision to kick to James?

I don’t think it was the decision that was made by the coaches. Our punter, Chad Cunningham, sucks.

The Vols rank 118th out of 119 Division I Bowl Subdivision teams in net punting for the second week in a row. Of course the kicking has been on the decline for awhile now, but we don’t need a special teams coach, do we? No of course not!

Cunningham is an arrogant punk in my humble opinion look at the quote from GVX:

“You want it as far as possible over to the sideline as you can get it,” Cunningham said. “I could have definitely done a lot better punt than I gave our coverage team.

“I take blame for that. But I’m sure we probably missed a couple of tackles.”

I think Cunningham needs to shut his pie-hole.

I’m not surprised that Fulmer has stated that the walk-on punters would get an extended look in practice this week. I also wonder if it is because of the punting woes or due to the fact that Cunningham’s comments seem to throw the coverage unit under the bus. You either take responsibility or you don’t. End of story.

3. The boo birds were back on Saturday, and there was plenty to boo about.  There were quite a few throughout the game, but the loudest came when the team was booed when Tebow took the Gators into the Victory Formation.  What are your thoughts on fans booing our coaches/players on our home field?

I thought it to be disgraceful and embarrassing.

The booing is sickening. Some of the play was sickening, but there are ways to address that, and ultimately fire the AD and Fulmer which I feel is necessary. We didn’t boo the sorry play before, during, and after the when Majors was rebuilding team. I know things change, but football hasn’t actually changed that much since the forward pass.

I can understand frustration but booing a non-paid athlete is just plain wrong. I know some people were booing the coaching performance however the players on the field have no way of knowing that.

“That’s part of it,” UT coach Phillip Fulmer said. “There’s probably not anybody very happy with me right now. There’s probably not very many happy with the quarterback right now.”

At least the coach can recognize that he isn’t exactly liked right now but that doesn’t excuse booing your own players.

Think about it like this: Have we as a fan base sunken to level of South Carolina fans already?

4. In addition to the boo birds, there is another thing that is very aggravating to me about some Vols’ fans and really sports fans in general.  There were people leaving the stadium so fast that you would have thought real live gators had been let loose into the stands.  Explain why you are or are not a leaver?

I’m not a leaver. I’m there to support the University of Tennessee for better or for worse. Sunday when I went to grocery store I still wore a Tennessee t-shirt with out thinking about it. Why? Because that’s what fans do. GO VOLS!

5. I am going to call this question the “Quarterbacks and Coaches” question.  All I want to know is, where the heck do we go now with our current quarterbacks and coaches?

QB’s: Give Nick “The rifleman” Stephens a shot.

Coaches: Announce up front right now that Fulmer will NOT be retained for next years season and immediately start a search. By being up front and honest maybe the AD can work with Fulmer about being in an advisory role during the search, that way we can still hang on to some of the commented recruits. Yes I know Tennessee could win out this year but even if they do I feel he needs to go because it’s obvious the game has passed him by.

We need to fire Clawson now. He’s bust and he is really starting to make me miss Sanders.

I can’t complain about the defense so maybe, for now at least, keep Chavis where he is. All the other coaches can go after the season.

6.  In closing, how do you see this weekend’s game against Auburn unfolding?

Remember the movie Deliverance? About like that.

Be sure to stop by all other Roundtable member sites to review their answers.

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Resume Watch: After Hurricane Ike Edition

Posted by Joel on September 22, 2008

On a serious note, those less fortunate along the Texas coast can use whatever help you can give. You can donate money to the Red Cross by clicking here. Large amounts of products, such as diapers, toothbrushes, water, etc. can be made by clicking here.

Anyway, it is time for the following coach to update his resume. No, not a certain coach in Knoxville. I am sure plenty of fellow Vols are busy writing his resume for him. I am talking about mi amigo, and possibly the absolute worst hire at a major D-1A program this side of Coach O…

MY good buddy, Bill Stewart. The man who is supposed the lead the Mountaineers to the promise land. The guy who was supposed to lead the Mountaineer program to a national title. The genius that would turn Pat White into the pocket passer that Rodriguez couldn’t develop. The master of all things West By God Virginia.

Hey Thomas, remember all of those many comments from the Mountaineer faithful that came to the site the days leading to the Fiesta Bowl, and when Team Turmoil beat Oklahoma??? Where the hell are they now??? I said back then that the school decided to go with the one night stand instead of the sure thing. And now they sit 1-2. Looking at the remainder of the schedule, I see losses to Auburn and South Florida. I can see a possible upset to Louisville and UConn (man I can’t believe I said that). Howdy Doody.

So, Coach Bill Stewart, you are a nice guy. You are in over your head, but a nice guy. Unfortunately, all of those lonely couches in Morgantown are missing the warm embrace of kerosene and matches. They cannot burn themselves, and with you at the helm, I am afraid that instead of the fall smell that normally encompasses the air in West Virginia won’t be the sweet mix of cotton/polyester blends and pressboard. Instead, it will be the usual scent of coal, sulphur, meth, and depression. And there is no one else to blame but the meddling governor, the outgoing school president, and the inept AD. Country roads…

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Rich Rodriguez…Quitter…

Posted by Joel on July 10, 2008

Rich,

What the hell happened??? A settlement??? Are you kidding me??? What were you thinking??? You were supposed to stick it to the man, and instead you said that you give up.

I know, I know, Michigan forced it. Sure, they are footing the bill (which you created). I know, your new job bailed your maize and blue bottom out of the sizzling flames. It must be nice for Michigan to pull $3 million out of it’s war chest to cover you. Ironic, the new athletic facilities you were bitching and moaning about because they were non-existent, are now about to go full steam ahead thanks to you bolting for Michigan.

So now what??? How could you honestly look a kid in the eye and expect them to keep running gassers when they have nothing left??? You gave up. Some may say good for you leaving West Virginia. That is a question for another time. The issue at hand is that you quit WVU, created nuclear winter on your way out, got your new employer to pay your old employer, and in a few years you will probably leave again for the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League.

Honestly, you are no better than Nick Saban, your favorite fellow West Virginian. And like St. Nick, you will be lucky to go to a bowl game this year. Hooray, Michigan fans, the Scratch n’ Sniff.Com Bowl in Butte, Montana await you. And all for the low, low price of $36 million over the next 4 years. On top of it all, you managed to make West Virginia University something that Kinko’s bought MBA degrees couldn’t do. You made them look smart.

Of course, if you had Paul Rhoades, former defensive coordinator of Pitt, as your lawyer, you could have easily stopped the Mountaineers (13-9)…

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Here’s A Way To Keep Gas Prices Down

Posted by Joel on July 7, 2008

Everyone is being affected by the high gas prices in our country right now. Our company, like most businesses, is seeing transportation and manufacturing costs rise almost exponentially. The average American is spending more on gas than at any time in our country’s history. Sadly, this trend, according to some analysts, will continue through the end of the year. Currently, Obama and McCain have included plans to help alleviate the energy crisis, and from barbershops to flea markets, everyone has an answer…including me 😉

Yes, even a pagan such as myself has an answer to the gas crunch…

I would not dare suggest that we start drilling on the hallowed grounds of Notre Dame Stadium. But the Fighting Irish, warming up here last year against Navy (which Navy won), is the solution.

According to the World Almanac, in 1973, the average price of a gallon of gas in the U.S. was 51 cents a gallon. Notre Dame won the national title that year. Every year after, the price of gas went up on average of 3 cents a gallon. In 1977, gas was up to 65 cents a gallon. Notre Dame won the national title again. Gas prices did not rise again until 1979. But in 1980, gas went up into the 1 dollar range (right before the Gerry Faust era). When Lou Holtz delivered the Fighting Irish another title in 1986, gas actually went down to 93 cents, down from 1.20. Consequentially, gas prices experienced huge jumps in 1999 (when they were placed on probation under Bob Davie) and also in 2004 (when Ty Willingham was fired).

To me it is simple: We should all root for Notre Dame to win the national title this year. Get them a national TV contract. Continue to have high hopes for them, even if it may seem misguided. Give them a schedule that should guarantee some success. Like the great Paul Hornung said, “Get the black athlete”. Above all, someone in the national media, hell, make it two people in the national media, should stomp for them.

Only then the terrorists won’t win…Touchdown Jesus will…

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Good Lord Wildcat Fans, Cool Your Jets

Posted by Joel on June 29, 2008

When I wrote this article, I knew it would get a reaction. NEVER did I think it would get this type of reaction, although similar posts about Kentucky basketball have gotten much more traffic than anything else. With that said, instead of responding to every comment, I will post this and let the chips fall where they may…

Regarding my name and avatar, my real name is Joel. I chose to post under my own name because I am my own person. I understand why someone would want to have a different username, but not me. Nothing worng with it in my opinion, but that is how I roll. I chose to use The Pyramid Arena in Memphis because I am a proud native Memphian. I am also proud to be from the great state of Tennessee. Even though I attended Tennessee State University in Nashville (after deciding not to attend Columbia University, Brown University, Morehouse college, or the University of North Carolina, all offering academic scholarships while I was in high school), I still support all things Volunteer and all things regarding Memphis Tiger basketball. Equally, on this site, I have personally made fun of both. Examples of me making fun of Tiger basketball can be found here, here, and here. I do live and die Memphis Tiger basketball, despite the recent heartbreak of the title game and lack of national titles (unlike Kentucky). A few of my favorite posts of satire of Tennessee can be found here, here, and here. There have been other things that we have touched upon, including West Virginia football, Alabama, and the Miami Dolphins during their “run” to futility. Check out the “April Fool’s Day” page .The original and still current mantra of this blog is “A Sports Blog On Why ALL Teams Suck”. It just so happened that I did one on Kentucky, and things went bat shit. Of course, I was hoping people to understand sarcasm but I guess I expected too much.

First off, I do actually work during the day and I am not around a computer until I get home. So if you are pissy about anything I have written, cool it until later in the evening. I am not some snot nosed college kid or an unemployed bum watching Judge Judy and ESPN First Take all day.

Second, the only mistake I made (I feel) is making the title “Wanna be an NBA Player???” It was intended to sarcastically point out that Kentucky hasn’t had an NBA lottery player in a long time and a first round player drafted in a few years. That is a fact, as confirmed by John Clay of the Lexington Herald Ledger (he even called my work crude. I feel honored). But some of you Kentucky fans pointed out how Rajon Rondo just won an NBA championship with Boston and Tayshaun Prince has just been named to the Olympic team. Kudos. The fact of the matter is that Rondo was on a great team and while point guard is an important position, Paul Pierce handled the ball more than any other Celtic during the title run. Thomas the Terrible could have run point guard and the Celtics were still going to win it all. As for Prince, while he has been a valued member of the Pistons, there is no way I would have picked him over Tyson Chandler, Amare Stoudamire, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, or even Paul Pierce. I am not the only one of this opinion.

Here is the bigger issue though: What is the real reason for the swarm of reaction??? Is it because the fanbase of Kentucky basketball is that fragile??? Or, did the truth really hurt??? Let’s look at these two questions.

Read the rest of this entry »

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Tony Romo Escapes an Attempted Murder Charge

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on May 13, 2008

In apparent attempt to murder a stadium full of Cub fans. Tony Romo tried to sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” He obviously hates the Cubs and their fans worse than me. I do love how people booed him when he was introduced. Maybe this is the real reason T.O. broke down into crybaby bitch after losing in the first round of the playoffs.

WARNING LISTEN AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! MY EARS ARE STILL BLEEDING FROM THIS!!!!

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Where’s Perrilloux???

Posted by Joel on May 13, 2008

Ryan Perrilloux, he of the casino/weed smoking corndog sector of SEC country, is currently looking for a school to play ball since The Hat gave him the boot for inhaling some of the finest “Gator Green” or “Knoxville Recruiting Tool”. So far, Alabama A& M, Valdosta St., and Jacksonville St. are supposedly recruiting. Presumably Perrilloux will be attending a D-1AA or D-II school to play immediately.

Then I saw this story on ESPN about Jackson State University football coach Rick Comegy trying to recruit him. I then got a headache. Why???

Well being a proud alumnus of Tennessee State University, Jackson State is one of our biggest rivals. We are talking about a rivalry that goes back decades. Epic battles between beautiful Nashville and piss ant Jackson, MS have insured and now the rivalry game is held as the Southern Heritage Classic held in Memphis, one of the two times a year that the Liberty Bowl is actually full.

Tennessee State has been one of the top HBCU’s historically, both athletically and academically. The school has produced a 1st round pick in this year’s draft (Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie), can claim two guys that should be NFL Hall of Famers (Richard Dent and Ed “Too Tall” Jones), several Olympic gold medalists (Ralph Boston, Chandra Cheesborough, Wilma Rudolph), journalists (Carl Rowan, Tina Tyus-Shaw, niece of Wyomia Tyus, another TSU alum and 2 time gold medalist), and some lady named Oprah Winfrey. After Walter Payton and Morgan Freeman*, who are the rest of the famous alums from that hellhole???

Besides being part of a great tradition, Perrilloux will also benefit from playing in LP Field, an NFL stadium that is the home of the Tennessee Titans, and not some old crappy ass stadium in “glamorous” downtown Jackson. Perrilloux, if you are reading this (thank God you aren’t Jerrell Powe because I don’t want to get some neighborhood kids together to record a special “School House Rocks: Tennessee St. Edition”) check out the campus, check out the city, and come home.

Think of it this way: If Nashville was good enough for Pacman Jones then it is good enough for you…

*Editor’s Note: Upon further research, Morgan Freeman was offered a partial scholarship to Jackson State but turned it down to become an airplane mechanic.

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Not A Good Time For Pro Sports in Tennessee

Posted by Joel on April 28, 2008

So how did ol’ Bud Adams and the Titans do in this year’s draft??? Do the letters WTF mean anything???

One glaring need for QB Vince Young and the Titans offense was a wide receiver. Everyone from Mel “Royal Crown” Kiper to Helen Keller could see that the Titans needed a receiver. So with the #24 pick in the 1st round, and every receiver still available, the Titans draft RB Chris Johnson from East Carolina. That’s right, a running back from that football factory of East Carolina is who GM Mike Reinfeldt chose. Typical. But don’t worry, Tennessee did draft a wideout, Lavelle Hawkins from Cal. Yes they could have had DeSean Jackson from Cal, but apparently this group of so-called NFL “personnel experts” decided not to. Plus, the reviews on all of their draft picks haven’t been stellar. This guy wasn’t even the dreaded “best player available”. Plus the Titans have decided to “Go Green”. No, they are not gonna add barf bags to the seats and recycle the puke from whenever the offense stalls again. They are putting grass in one of the parking lots in LP Field. At least my uncle, a season ticket holder, will be able to drink his beer and eat his ribs in the shade with the rest of his friends instead of pissing on the concrete.

But at least the Titans made the playoffs last year, something the Memphis Grizzlies won’t do for at least another 4 years, if then. They completed yet another year in the toilet. The offense wasn’t bad, but the defense was like Michael Vick using Chicken George as his lawyer. Probably, just like last year, the Grizzlies will get a lottery pick that they will do nothing with and trade away another player in-season (see Mike Miller) for a complete set of “Charles in Charge” on DVD, just so the player can be treated to Willie Aames’ perm daily.

On a lighter note, if you really want to call it that, I got a survey from the Memphis Grizzlies wanting to know how I feel about the sponsors of the team??? How do I feel??? I feel sorry for the sponsors of this poor excuse of a professional franchise. You have a coaching staff and front office that have no clue how to get out of its own way. If I were a ticket salesman for this team, I would quit my job than try to lie to potential season ticket holders about the “game day experience” of seeing the Memphis Grizzlies. Keep in mind, for some reason, I am still one of the 287 fans of this pathetic franchise. What is gonna be the next great Grizzlies game day promotion, redneck tractor pull???

***Note: I did not include the Nashville Predators in this post. The only time hockey matters is when a fight breaks out. Maybe is someone made the rink into an octagon (UFC style) it would be more interesting…

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