Here at Turtleson, we love making clothes that our customers consider go-to gear for game day. Over the years, we’ve been fortunate to make lifelong friendships with coaches, athletes, boosters, and fans from schools across the country.
And while we’ll gladly stand shoulder-to-shoulder and cheer for your team with you, full disclosure requires us to tell you we have a special connection to the University of Tennessee.
Sure, it’s a short trip down the interstate from our headquarters to Neyland Stadium, but it’s also the alma mater of our co-founders Greg Oakley and Chet Sikorski. In fact, long before they dreamed up their apparel company, the two shared a house on Forest Avenue near the Knoxville campus.
Greg and Chet are often in the stands for Tennessee home games, and even lucked into being on the scene to watch the Vols stun the Crimson Tide with a last-second field goal to bag a 52-49 win in 2022.
We caught up with Greg and Chet to talk about the kick heard ‘round the world, memorable moments from Neyland Stadium, what happens when a college-aged kid goes astray, and what makes college football so special.