The biggest costume competition in America goes on at this time every year. And at the halfway mark, we've already found a frontrunner that will be hard to beat, standing up on Rocky Top.
This little fan has got University of Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley down pat. We're not sure what's best: The orange pants? The headset? Or the the little touches, like the Blackberry-like transponder on his belt. It's both precious and perfect.
Sadly, and predictably, not everyone is pleased. You needn't go any further than the Volunteer fan forums to find criticisms of this awesome attire, where you'll see things like "Hair's not good enough" and the blasphemous "Looks more like Muschamp than Dooley."
What is wrong with people?!
We'd actually draw the hair comparison to what appears to be its likely inspiration: Elvis. And what's more Tennessee than Elvis? Nothing. So there's no issue here. And honestly, toddlers look a lot better in orange bottoms than football coaches. Got that, Coach Pumpkin?
We'd like to see how picture perfect all those commenters' Halloween costumes are. In fact, we'd be willing to wager they're the kind of people that don't even dress up for a Halloween party, but then sit on the couch channeling their inner Project Runway judge as everyone walks by.
Take a page out of Big Dooley's playbook, Little Dooley: Forget the critics. They've got no idea what they're talking about.
If the haters don't like it, threaten to pull out the Phil Fulmer costume next year.
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