1991 Birthday Party for Joe and Phil Payne


During the so called "Miracle in South Bend" on November 9, 1991 there was a celebration taking place in Knoxville, Tennessee. Haven't had one like it since.


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My brother Phil Payne and myself on November 9, 1991. We were celebrating each of our birthdays, his 68th and my 50th. The occasion was also a gathering of my brother George Eddie's friends for the Notre Dame and Tennessee football game which Tennessee won in the last seconds.
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We show off our cake. More on the game. Tennessee's 35-34 come-from-behind victory over Notre Dame in South Bend Nov., 9, 1991, marks the Vols' second-largest comeback-win since 1961. The Vols trailed the game -- now known as "The Miracle in South Bend" -- by a score of 31-7 in the second quarter. Like this season, the Irish were ranked higher than UT entering that contest (Notre Dame was fifth in the AP poll, while the Vols were ranked 13th).
Alas no miracle in 2005.
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Bud Torbett, Bill Campbell, Phil Payne, Ed Buis and Bill Percival.
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Bud Torbett, Ed Buis and Buddy Duncan.
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Bud Torbett, Bud Duncan, Bill Campbell, Ed Buis, Bill Percival and Phil Payne.
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Dr. Bill Cloud, was Chief of Staff at St. Mary's Medical Center, Knoxville, Tn. My sister was born there, I had my tonsils removed there and my mother was there five months for hip replacement and later surgery to remove her leg. Bill also was a dentist here in Tazewell.
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Sonny "Possum" Grey.
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George Payne, Bill Percival, Bud Duncan, Ed Buis, Billy Joe Britton, Bud Torbett, Phil Payne, Bill Campbell and Sonny Gray.
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Billy Joe Britton and I think Ed Ailey. Sorry.
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Billy Joe Britton and Rick Robinson, my brother-in-law
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My dear great nephew Adam Payne.
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