There have been almost too many photos to count that have depicted Cody Sullins as Cory Sullins and Cory as Cody.
The more handsome of the identical twin brothers always finds these egregious mistakes as an affront. So rather than mix up the two University of Tennessee starting offensive linemen, we simply decided to let each one answer some questions for the other one â€" and both brothers answer questions together at times.
It's a new twist to the conclusion of our new weekly series that started way back in September with Chris Walker and concludes with two more Volunteer State natives.
Concluding our new weekly "Pop Culture" series on the Vols, we double up with Cody and Cory Sullins.
VOLQUEST: OK, Cory, we'll start with you. Tell me a hidden talent that Cody has or tell me something that no one knows about him? Can he cook? Dance? Particularly good with the ladies?
CORY SULLINS: Nah, he can't do either one of those (cook or dance). He's been dating the same girl for seven years. This is bad. He can't cook. He can't sing. He can't dance.
CODY SULLINS: You read a lot. That's something people might not know. That's not a talent. He reads a lot of business books, just any kind of non-fiction biography-type books. He really likes that stuff.
I guess I like that stuff, too, but he's the one that makes his time of use and reads a lot. I guess he's better than me in that aspect. Not everybody would take him as a big intellectual reader guy from just looking at him.
VQ: You're both finance majors, so what, you're reading Wall Street Journal?
CORY SULLINS: I try to stay up on it.
CODY SULLINS: We try to stay up on it, but I don't currently have a subscription. I try to stay up with the market and news and stuff.
VQ: Aside from reading finance literature, what does Cory do when he's not playing football or earning Academic All-SEC honors?
CODY SULLINS: Well, his hobbies and interests, he loves movies. He'll go to movies by himself sometimes. He goes and rents movies. He's a big movie guy. Whenever he has free time, I think that's something he likes to do, just go to movies when he's not doing much of anything else.
VQ: So does he go around the apartment doing impersonations or anything?
CODY SULLINS: He does that sometimes. He quotes lines from movies. He's real good at remembering certain lines from funny movies and stuff. He remembers them all the time. But he's not too good an impersonator. He doesn't do too good impersonations.
VQ: OK, I know Cody has a girlfriend, so I'm not going to get you in trouble. But if the two of you are trying to pick up the same lady, who's going to pick her up?
CODY SULLINS: I just think it would have to be me. I don't know, I just think it would have to be me. You know?
VQ: Because you're the better looking one or what?
CORY SULLINS: I've been told I'm the better looking one of us.
CODY SULLINS: I don't know, that's just my opinion. I just think it would have to be me.
VQ: OK, Cory, if he's telling the truth, what pick-up line is he going to use?
CORY SULLINS: I think he just tries to be the cool, quiet guy and sit there and put off the cool, quiet guy vibe. I don't think he'd use a pick-up line. And if he did, it would be something really, really, really cheesy. I think he's done it before.
CODY SULLINS: You've got to try to make them laugh. That's what it is.
CORY SULLINS: I think he makes them turn away. That's what it is. I've seen it happen before.
VQ: OK, you guys were both good baseball players. Had some collegiate baseball offers. Who hit the longest home run?
CORY SULLINS: That's got to be me. That's got to be me at Mt. Juliet that one time.
CODY SULLINS: Yes. Yes, yes. But he had 15 pounds on me back then.
VQ: So how far are we talking here?
CORY SULLINS: It went dead-center and went up into the trees.
CODY SULLINS: I'm saying it was over 400. It was in the 400s. The field was probably about 385 and he hit it, I'm saying it was a good 400-420 maybe. I can give that to him. Maybe. You kind of lost it through the trees. But I think his eyes were closed when he hit, though.
VQ: If you swapped cars, what is the other one going to be listening to?
CODY SULLINS: Him? Oh, that's another thing nobody knows about him. He's a big Frank Sinatra fan. He likes Frank Sinatra.
CORY SULLINS: What are you trying to do to me?
CODY SULLINS: His iPod has got a wide variety of everything on there. Whatever he's in the mood for. He's got just the craziest back-and-forth, back-and-forth. You could say classical rock right now. But he does like Frank Sinatra.
CORY SULLINS: On his, I think his girl has been rubbing off on him a little bit. He may be listening to that soft rock-type stuff. John Mayer-type stuff maybe.
VQ: Do you guys hunt or anything?
CORY SULLINS: I want to, but I've never had time because of all the football stuff. I've had my hunter's license for like four, five years. Never been. My dad used to be a big hunter. I'm trying to get him to go. It's coming up soon. Hopefully I'll have time to do it.
VQ: Alright, who's Mom's favorite?
CODY SULLINS: It's got to be him.
VQ: Because he's the baby by a few minutes?
CODY SULLINS: It's got to be him. She always calls him first. Wants to talk to him first.
CORY SULLINS: That's because you're always on the phone with your girlfriend.
CODY SULLINS: No, I think it's got to be him. He's the little favorite. The momma's boy, I guess you could say.
CORY SULLINS: Oh, she's not going to like that.
VQ: How will you guys spend Thanksgiving?
CODY SULLINS: Our parents are actually coming up here and cooking dinner for our party. They're on their way to Lexington; we've actually got family in Lexington so they're going to Lexington after we're done eating dinner with us.
VQ: You've got to have an embarrassing story about each other that you can share.
CORY SULLINS: You've got to remember this is going to be printed. Remember this.
CODY SULLINS: An embarrassing story? Can I tell the one about the dry-wall?
CORY SULLINS: Let's not do that one.
CODY SULLINS: You don't want that one? Man.
CORY SULLINS: No, go ahead. Just go ahead. Do it to it.
CODY SULLINS: We were young, though, so it's not that relevant. We were between 8 and 10. We were running through, (laughing), in our house, we had this unfinished attic up above the garage. It connected to another part of the house. So he was running through there, and we weren't supposed to be up there or whatever. So he's running and steps between two boards and falls straight through the ceiling and lands on the washing machine. (Laughs). It was pretty funny.
CORY SULLINS: I didn't fall all the way through there. I didn't land. My feet were kicking.
CODY SULLINS: He got cut up and it was funny. We had a hole in our ceiling for a little bit. Put a piece of cardboard over it for a bit. I think that's one that's always stood out, that I always remember.
VQ: If he landed on the washing machine, how much damage did it do?
CODY SULLINS: I don't think his legs went all the way through and hit it. The hole was directly above the washing machine, but the washing machine was fine. I think we had it for a few more years after that.
VQ: Which of you is the neater person and keeps things tidy?
CODY SULLINS: We're both pretty neat, but he does, he does organize his room. His room is pretty particular. His room has got everything sectioned off and organized. He's pretty organized. I've got to give it to him.
VQ: Who's the better dresser?
CORY SULLINS: I think it doesn't count right now because his girlfriend dresses him, and I'm not lying. I'm not lying, either. Am I lying? I'm not lying. Every shirt, all the dress clothes he's got, his girlfriend has picked them out. Shows him what to wear. How to wear them. What goes with what. I'm pretty much laid-back. I just wear stuff.
CODY SULLINS: He doesn't care about his appearance.
CORY SULLINS: Oh, I do care. But I'm just saying, he might have more little fancy stuff that his girl has picked out for him so it's a little different.
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