John Cave Osborne

John Cave Osborne works for a Knoxville-based real estate developer, but has also a published author and prolific writer. His writing began with his eponymous site,, which was recognized by Disney as one of the nation’s top 15 dad blogs. In late 2012, Osborne started a sports-centric site dedicated to the University of Tennessee,, which featured long-form essays, snarky rants, and a series of parody videos (including Grudemonium and The Butch Jones Song) which drew national attention.

His foray into the world of sports led him to Tennessee Sports Radio, where he served as Director of Digital Content. Osborne rebuilt TSR’s website before assuming the role of directing, editing, promoting, and occasionally even producing the site’s content.

After just four months, Osborne had grown TSR’s monthly visits, unique visitors and pageviews by 756%, 878% and 1,037% respectively. He was also the leading traffic driver, accounting for nearly 45% of the site’s total pageviews during the 2014 football season.

In June of 2014, Osborne teamed up with Bob Baskerville to form Osborne lives chaotically in Knoxville with his wife and five kids.