I’ve finished my Christmas shopping, and all it cost me was column space.
Lisa Riddle: Our prayers for a full recovery.
Saul Young: An Adam Lau mask.
Udit Chaudhuri: My gratitude.
Jim Peters: 18-wheelers that get 50 miles to the gallon.
Jerry Antrican: A Honda Accord that will never die.
Roger Davis: A lifetime gift card to Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Mike Hensley: A family reunion on any day but the third Saturday of October.
Ray Bales: More seniors helping more seniors.
Tim Riddle: A second home in North Baton Rouge.
Becca Wright: Second thoughts.
Adam Lau: A Saul Young mask.
Brandee Miller: A "y" for two "e's."
Rosie : The world's largest Barbie Doll.
Elizabeth Richter-Tarver: A chauffeur’s license.
Leo Collins: Self-trimming Christmas trees.
Breckenridge Morgan: More Neyland Stadium selfies.
Owen Ergenbright: An art gallery for his drawings.
Connor Ergenbright: An internship with ESPN.
Linda Brantley: Anything that goes with her green eyes.
Chris Laisy: An oil painting of Gino Marchetti.
Paige Leslie: A weekend getaway in Crossville.
Jeff "Beano" Henderson: A Colts quarterback who reminds him of Johnny Unitas, Bert Jones, and Peyton Manning.
Alma Bayless: A weekend getaway on Cedar Lane.
Brad Bain: A Tony Basilio impersonation.
Angela Gosnell: More compassion for the elderly.
Tony Basilio: Film of a fight between Sugar Ray Robinson and Carmen Basilio.
Laura Basilio: A plaque on her kitchen wall that reads: “Don’t talk to me like I’m one of your callers.”
Andrea Neely: Vanderbilt season football tickets.
Brenda Parsley: A 1977 Trans-Am.
Carlee Miller: See "Brandee Miller."
Jerri Kirwin: A 1968 Chevy Super Sport red convertible.
David Gentry: A year's supply of frozen chicken patties.
David Powell: A guardrail.
Peggy Spruiell: More research.
Mike Griffith: A podcast with Butch Jones.
Phil Cooper: Lunch with Rick Barnes at the Final Four.
Jimmy Hyams: Video of his last tennis match with John Adams.
Still Carrying On: A run for the roses.
Blake Toppmeyer: A celebrity deer hunt.
Brenna McDermott: A pet dragon.
Joshy Boy: A winning parlay ticket.
Barnie Boy: A Tony Vitello jersey to wear next football season.
Timothy Waylon Ault: A good start.
Colden Cooper: A winning eight-team parlay.
Amanda Nichols: Pom-poms.
Coach Richard: An X's and O's discussion with Josh Heupel.
Carol Jarnigan: Jarrett Guarantano’s autograph.
Bob Hodge: A Minnesota Vikings Super Bowl.
Dave Hooker: A pair of crutches from Walgreens.
Titans Bill: A date with Shirley Jones.
Brian Hartman: A truce with Titans Bill.
Alan Hatfield: Joy from the success of others.
Ami Fetterman: The Ladies 8-ball championship.
Donna Colburn: A Big Blue SUV with a Mark Stoops sticker.
Marcos Garza: A Florida onside kick video.
Jackie’s Dream: Expansion.
Mary Gentry: A bigger entourage.
Daniel Gentry: Lots of crawl space.
Craig Jenkins: A lifetime achievement award.
Hannah Wright: See “Brenna McDermott.”
Caitie McMekin: A backstroke.
Richard Murray: The perfect trip.
Hendon Hooker: An NFL career as good as his college one.
Tennessee Vols: The best NIL deals in college sports.
John Currie: A VFL plaque for hiring Tony Vitello.
Jordan Beck: A lifetime supply of bat stickers.
Tony Vitello: A lifetime supply of Mike Honcho T-shirts.
Aaron Rodgers: Jordan Rodgers’ hair.
Nigel Melas: Big tips.
Rosie Metcalf: More photo shoots.
Jordan Rodgers: Aaron Rodgers’ career.
Ashley Draper: A hearing aid.
Ted Shaver: Lunch with Chipper Jones.
Amit Patel: Lunch with Paul Jones.
Drew Gilbert: A spot in the Astros outfield.
Lori Nicely: A late lunch with Jane.
UT baseball: A finish as good as its start.
Vanderbilt baseball: A state runner-up trophy.
Josh Allen: A playoff rematch with Patrick Mahomes.
Pittsburgh Pirates: A participation trophy.
New England Patriots: NFL receivers.
Zack Tarver: Solitude.
Courtney Pappas: Less turbulence.
Mary Murray: Somewhere she hasn’t been.
Sage Ramage: A pet nutria.
Marky Phillips: A marriage as fun as a Ferris wheel ride.
Neyland Stadium: Statues of its sports collective members.
Los Angeles Dodgers: A postseason as good as their regular season.
Cayla Sturgeon: A personality restrictor plate.
William Holbert: Driving gloves.
Rick Barnes: A Final Four net.
Rick Coad: A bestseller.
The major leagues: A pitcher limit.
Sarah Ownby: Neater kitchen shelves.
Melinda Adams: A bracelet commemorating her 100th photography award.
Mike Wilson: A trip to Omaha.
Brooklyn Nets: A chemistry class.
Wade Tipton: Higher-quality students.
LeBron James: A bumper sticker that reads "I beat Father Time."
Troy Provost-Heron: His own classroom.
Elon Musk: A reality show.
Drew Edwards: Good times.
Josh Heupel: A radar gun for measuring his offense.
Kellie Harper: See “Rick Barnes.”
Skip Taylor: A Jerry Jones Bobblehead.
Donna Richter: Impromptu dinner guests
Amanda Farmer: A photographic memory.
Kelly Cannon: A bumper sticker that reads "Proud Mamaw" on board.
Tommy Wilson: A red sportscar with an alarm system.
Chris Rock: A mouthpiece.
Will Smith: A left hook.
Luna Masini: Longer walks.
Lady Johnson: A hurricane-proof home in Florida.
Doug Littleton: A new routine.
Heather Colandro: Extra work shifts.
Ava Ramage: Home runs and circus catches.
Tom Roberts: His 14th hole-in-one.
Bailey Arnold: 20 lashes a week.
The Kardashians: Substance.
Tiger Woods: Another green jacket with a matching green knee brace.
Margie Holbert: Baby steps.
Larah Ramage: No-contact volleyball.
Matt Dixon: A DVD of “The Kentuckian.”
Tony Headrick: A red legged honey creeper in his backyard.
Crystal Blake: A serious relationship.
James Miller: Good brakes.
Veterans: What they deserve.
The world: A COVID vaccine that works.
John Adams is a senior columnist. He may be reached at 865-342-6284 or email@example.com. Follow him at: twitter.com/johnadamskns.
This article originally appeared on Knoxville News Sentinel: Tennessee football, basketball Christmas gifts from John Adams