Up for Debate: Titans/Oilers memories

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 1:42am

Looking back on the history of the Tennessee Titans/Houston Oilers franchise what are some of your fondest, and forgettable, moments? Also, what are the most memorable touchdown/sports celebrations?

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By: govskeptic on 9/4/12 at 4:28

I remember Bud use to come to Nashville on occasions, but can't
recall who was the quarterback for the first game in the current
stadium nor all the promises made by the current President in 2007/08.

By: gdiafante on 9/4/12 at 5:00

Sounds like you're either senile or stupid. My guess is both.

By: parnell3rd on 9/4/12 at 5:21

You mean the NCP does not want to talk about the DNC? Why not? The DemoNcratic Party the choice of the KKK is suited up and headed to Charlotte, NC.
"Sen. Byrd(D) joined the KKK only to get elected into the Senate" Pres. Bill Clinton
Memories of the Titans/Oilers? Bud Adams has made $400 million dollars, my property taxes went up. Thanks to Mayor Bredeson. Cause like he said "I got it done" How much money did the Mayor make?

By: Ummm... on 9/4/12 at 5:28

This "parnell" character sure is confused about which party condones racism and discrimination. The Teapublicans poll numbers in the african-american community are 0%! How low can you go? This fool can't even let old Robert Byrd rest in peace. Nobody with two brain cells to rub together is buying this idiot's bs.

By: gdiafante on 9/4/12 at 5:41

Some down here still think the party platforms of 1859 are still accurate. They're funny. They revere Lincoln as the Republicans finest hour while flying the stars and bars and bitching about states rights...lol

By: Rasputin72 on 9/4/12 at 5:44

I could make a case for having any NFL team in Nashville as a positive. However when thinking about the first memory that comes to mind about the Titans/Oilers are that aside from the Music City Miracle team they are a very medicore franchise.

In the words of a "street jockey" "Theys just passing through"

By: dargent7 on 9/4/12 at 5:45

Obama addresses the faithful Thurs. I'm quite sure NCP will have a question about attitudes and the DNC very soon.
In the wake of the RNC, the list of lies from the Romney/ Ryan ticket is appalling.
Ryans lie about his marathon time may seem small and insignificant, but it goes to his character. Then Romney said a GM plant closed while Obama was President and it hadn't. Romney is on record as saying, "I'd let GM fail"....all the plants.
Maybe these are not on par with Bush's lies about the WMD's, but both are lying before they're out of the starting gate.

By: yogiman on 9/4/12 at 5:54

You must be one of those dumbocraps that can only see out of back of your head, and I think its eroding from your a$$, Ummm. Who are you listening to when the political party is mentioned in claiming there's no blacks in the Tea Party?

By: Ummm... on 9/4/12 at 5:59

The Teapublicans lie because they have no respect for the intelligence or integrity of the electorate. One of Romney's pollsters even went so far as to say, "we aren't going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers." These unscrupulous bastards are counting on being able to fool enough of the people, enough of the time- God willing, they will be humiliated at the polls in November.

By: Loner on 9/4/12 at 6:08

Good morning, Nashville.

I'm a Bills fan, not an Oilers/Titans fan.....I have no fond memories of the oily ones....nor the titanic ones.

I think Parnell has his sheet on backwards.

By: Ummm... on 9/4/12 at 6:15

I'll bet you still think there was a "forward lateral" in the Music City Miracle, Loner. One of our fond memories is a Bills fan's nightmare.

By: gdiafante on 9/4/12 at 6:29

Their schtick is that if you keep repeating the same nonsense over and over, it will begin to be taken as truth. It's brainwashing.

By: Loner on 9/4/12 at 6:33

Yeah....the fix was in, Ummm......either that or the bad Karma that Buffalo Bill earned was vented on the team that bears his name.....you kill thousands of American bison and you get on a Karmic fecal roster....4 consecutive SB losses can only be an indication of supernatural intervention....the team should have moved and taken a new name after the 4th SB loss, IMO.....Marv Levy was able to get those men to pick themselves up off the dirt and go back and win four consecutive AFC championships....he should have been named coach of the year every time he did that....they just could not win the big one and that's what everybody remembers.

By: Loner on 9/4/12 at 6:49

That Todd Akin character , the politician who believes that women can't get pregnant if they have been raped, is a Southern Tea Bagger....the perfect example isn't he?

Of course, the TN Legislature is filled with Todd Akin types....his ignorant comments probably had widespread support in Bible Belt. Seems like the more faith-based a population is the less enlightened, tolerant and progressive they are....this is true for all three Abrahamic faiths....history is filled with examples of how religious fundamentalism rots the powers of reason in human beings.

By: yogiman on 9/4/12 at 6:58

Oh, only the Teapublicans lie Ummm. But Dumbocraps don't. Where did you come from?

You must not have read the book of the 69 lies Obama had made two years ago. Wonder how many that is now.

By: Ummm... on 9/4/12 at 7:04

The Missouri Teapublicans probably don't consider themselves as "Southern," but the Akin bozo certainly has the requisite characteristics. It truly is bizarre that those who proclaim their near-fanatical belief in Jesus always seem to be the ones condemning others for what they consider "shortcomings." I guess they think they can define "charity" any way they please.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/4/12 at 7:11

Well that did not last long, p3 starts the whine early about where his racist confused state of mind runs. To hide form the fact of his bigotry, he calls the opposition KKK. Now is this just a silly attempt to cover up his intent or has his mind slip complete over the edge?

LOL Loner;sheet on backwards.

By: yogiman on 9/4/12 at 7:40

Its funny,

If anyone disagrees with what you say, they must be idiots. How can everyone be so right all of the time?

Question to those that were alive back then: What political party was the of the KKK such a big thing in?

By: Rasputin72 on 9/4/12 at 7:44

It did not take long for the subject matter to get de-railed. The "free stuff" people are out in unison this morning protecting "supply chief" Barack Hussein Obama.

I don't think they have much to worry about other than Obamacare is going to cut into the benefits of Medicare much more sharply than the just above poverty people realize. The "free stuff" people could care less because they are not going to pay for anything or give a rats behind whether you sue them. They have nothing. The just above poverty people and the middle class as well as the wealthy are really going to get hit hard with the increased medicare out of pocket expense that is on its way.

You Obama people with any positive net worth or home equity better be aware and fearful of this forthcoming debacle. If you think HCA and the Doctors and the Lawyers will not come after those that do not pay and have a net worth you deserve the pain you are going to get.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/4/12 at 7:50

By: yogiman on 9/4/12 at 6:54

You must be one of those dumbocraps that can only see out of back of your head, and I think its eroding from your a$$, Ummm. Who are you listening to when the political party is mentioned in claiming there's no blacks in the Tea Party?

Anyone that disagrees with you must be an idiot, ignorant,dumbocraps, and so on.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/4/12 at 7:54

It was one of your types that made the change Rasputin. Now go suck on that fact.

By: Ummm... on 9/4/12 at 7:54

Rasputin (the bigoted monk) cannot seriously believe that those who rely on Medicare will get a better deal from the Teapublicans than the president. Paul (liar,liar, pants on fire) Ryan's medicare voucher plan will bankrupt seniors when their "voucher" falls short of their actual medical expenses, as it most certainly will. The Teapublican "truthiness" is not limited to their candidates, but extends to their acolytes like the bigoted monk.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/4/12 at 7:56

The more the fringe right whines, the more I think they are starting to think themselves losers.

By: Ummm... on 9/4/12 at 7:56

Thanks for pointing out Yogi's hypocrisy, Captain. But, I think ignoring that fool is the best way to deal with his garbage.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/4/12 at 7:58

Ummmm, I think our shut in Rasputin is feeling lonely today and thinks that yogi will get all of the atention. LOL

By: dargent7 on 9/4/12 at 7:59

Well, good news Teapublicans. Todd Akin has been trumped. Some Congressman in N. Dakota has introduced legislation to the House floor making abortion a AA Felony.
Wants a mandatory sentence of 12 years in prison, no judges discretion.
These complete idiots, ie., the Republican party, want to place exercising abortion rights up there with criminalizing marijuana, overturn Roe v. Wade, cancel and dis-ban Planned Parenthood, jailing Drs. that end people's cancer ridden lives felons, negate and deny climate change, drill off-shore, create 1,500 mile piplines that destroy the environment, and champion and vote for every war(s) Romney/ Ryan/ Rice will initiate. New Republican "3-R's".
After all, America has to lead the world in every bottom-feeder category.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/4/12 at 8:02

He was one of my favorties.

'Green Mile' actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54

http://entertainment.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/03/13642085-green-mile-actor-michael-clarke-duncan-dead-at-54?lite/&ocid=ansmsnbc11

By: Captain Nemo on 9/4/12 at 8:13

I made a yogi by leaving a T in attention

By: Rasputin72 on 9/4/12 at 8:17

To my villager internet acquaintances; I am off to see that no matter how much "free stuff" I will have to provide you "ner dod wells" I will always live better than you.

Goodbye for the day and as General McArthur said, "I shall return at my convenience."

By: Captain Nemo on 9/4/12 at 8:25

By: Rasputin72 on 9/4/12 at 9:17
To my villager internet acquaintances; I am off to see that no matter how much "free stuff" I will have to provide you "ner dod wells" I will always live better than you.

Goodbye for the day and as General McArthur said, "I shall return at my convenience."

Translation; I am going to get out of here before I get my butt kicked.

By: dargent7 on 9/4/12 at 8:25

Rasp: You need to quote The Kingfish on the old Amos & Andy series..."I am currently unavailable, but will return this call at my earliest inconvience....".

By: Ummm... on 9/4/12 at 8:26

Does anybody here know what a "ner dod well" is?

By: gdiafante on 9/4/12 at 8:26

No, translation: mom want's me out of the basement for a few hours.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/4/12 at 8:38

Ummmm, I think it is that little bit of slim that drips from Rasputin’s nose.

By: dargent7 on 9/4/12 at 8:47

Yeah, too weird. Ducan had a heart attack in July, but became a vegetarian 3 years earlier. But, the years of steriods did him in. You don't get arms and a chest like that on lettuce.

By: Ummm... on 9/4/12 at 8:57

You know, I think you guys are onto something when you postulate that Rasputin is really some kid who probably just got kicked off the computer. He seems to be saying that material possessions and wealth are what is required to "live better than you."

Sounds like someone who has a lot to learn about life.

By: bfra on 9/4/12 at 9:00

gdiafante - Or it could mean, Raspy has got to rush to the Mission for his FREE breakfast, before it is too late.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/4/12 at 9:03

The Mission is a Gated Community LOL

So is the State Pen.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/4/12 at 9:16

This looks as if it is going to be slow today and I got work to do. I will check in later if I can.

Translation; I got to go to work, but I might be back at any time. lol

By: BenDover on 9/4/12 at 9:31

This splitting hairs on the political speeches has become the fragment used to discredit the whole. Nice strategy... even if they hold Obama to a similar standard the voters come away with the 'both parties lie' ... 'why bother?' ... attitude instead of 'Obama promised everything and delivered nothing' attitude.

By: gdiafante on 9/4/12 at 9:54

It's called fact-checking, Ben, and it's acceptable when you aim to discredit Obama but "splitting hairs" when it's your own party. What a hypocrit.

By: govskeptic on 9/4/12 at 10:00

Not to worry democrats, Bill Clinton on a huge white horse is going to
ride in to save the day. Obama talking about going back and he's
dreaming of the Tech boom hay days when all kinds of capital gains
were being reported and paid along with a much much smaller
National Debt to pay interest on, nor any wars to pay for. All 20 yrs ago.
President Clinton could care less who wins, he will still be top dog.

You are right Ben, every statement made on any program apparently
has 5 interpretations with the partial truth or partial lie only being 2 of
that number. The main thing is we are sending messages through
unofficial sources to Iran that we won't join Israel if they attack, and
official messages to Egypt that we might just forgive 1 billion of their
debt. What a way to run a nation?

By: brrrrk on 9/4/12 at 10:08

parnell3rd on 9/4/12 at 6:21

"You mean the NCP does not want to talk about the DNC? Why not? The DemoNcratic Party the choice of the KKK is suited up and headed to Charlotte, NC.
"Sen. Byrd(D) joined the KKK only to get elected into the Senate""

Well, I schooled yogi on this.... now I guess it's parnell's turn.

The support of segregation in this country was not based on party affiliation but was based on region. For example, here is the voting record for the Civil Rights Act by party and region....

Totals are in "Yea–Nay" format:

The original House version:
Southern Democrats: 7–87 (7–93%)
Southern Republicans: 0–10 (0–100%)
Northern Democrats: 145–9 (94–6%)
Northern Republicans: 138–24 (85–15%)

The Senate version:
Southern Democrats: 1–20 (5–95%)
Southern Republicans: 0–1 (0–100%)
Northern Democrats: 45–1 (98–2%)
Northern Republicans: 27–5 (84–16%)

Anything jump out at you there parnell?

And after the Civil Rights act, most of those Democrats (a.k.a Dixiecrats) that voted in support of segregation ran to the open arms of the GOP.....

By: Loner on 9/4/12 at 10:14

Gov....if you care so much about Israel, a Jewish theocracy and a state outside our union of states, then you ought to consider converting to Judaism, learning Hebrew and making aliyah to the Jewish State.....you'll have to serve in their armed forces, however.....putting your own hide on the line could be difficult for guys like you....all talk, no action.

By: Ummm... on 9/4/12 at 10:17

Obama hadn't been in office for ten minutes before Rush Limbaugh (titular head of the Teapublicans) proclaimed that he wanted the president to fail, and Mitch "Yertle the Turtle" McConnell (leader of the filibuster-threatening Senate Teapublicans) said his number one priority was to make Obama a one-term president (instead of his number one priority being the economy or any other worthwhile ambition). The Teapublicans have failed to act on anything and now claim Obama has done nothing- if it wasn't so pitiful it would be funny. A prime example of their pretzel logic is the lowered national credit rating- they caused it by threatening not to raise the debt ceiling, and now they want to blame Obama for it- amazing. I can almost hear the right wingnuts (that's you, Little Bennie) talking about the Democratic majority in both houses early in the president's term- but they know full well that the threat of Teapublican filibuster in the Senate made passage of anything contingent on getting 60 votes in the Senate, instead of a simple majority. They are consummate liars (that's you Paul Ryan- what was your marathon time again?), and puppets of the oligarchy. Obama will be reelected, and I hope it's a landslide.

By: Loner on 9/4/12 at 10:23

Landslide, Ummm? A mini-slide, perhaps. Only about ten states are actually in play, the Electoral College system has short-circuited true democracy in this republic.....states have voting rights, people really do not....states, not Mr. & Mrs. America select the POTUS....the popular vote is a meaningless statistic. The major political parties and the media are just fine with this flawed status quo.....why would a Republican in New York even get up to vote....same for a Democrat in Dixie....why bother?

By: govskeptic on 9/4/12 at 10:28

Loner:
Sorry to get your hair trigger to go off this early. I was reporting the
facts as stated in a couple of articles about those "secret" negotiations
with Iran and nothing more. While feeling nothing more for Israel than
I do Canada, I certainly don't share your ongoing hatred and obsession
with that country, their religion, nor their politics. As to "you guys" as
a slam means nothing when the source is considered.

By: Loner on 9/4/12 at 10:29

Thank you, Brrrk, for those stats on how the bigoted South voted on the Civil Rights Act....Nixon flipped the Solid South, by appealing to the haters....now the party of hate is Abe Lincoln's old party.

They didn't call Nixon, "Tricky Dick" for nothing, he was an expert politician....sadly, the Republican Party lost its soul in the bargain....the GOP went over to the dark side and stayed there.

By: brrrrk on 9/4/12 at 10:34

Loner said

"The major political parties and the media are just fine with this flawed status quo.....why would a Republican in New York even get up to vote....same for a Democrat in Dixie....why bother?"

I suppose you could take this tack, and while I understand your frustration, in my mind this is exactly what many want... for us all to give up and not vote. Remember Paul Weyrick's "I don't want everyone to vote" speech? I listen to it every time I get frustrated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPsl_TuFdes&feature=related

But ask yourself this, would states like Colorado or North Carolina be in play now if we were to adopt your approach? And if you know that there's no way for your side to pull out a win, at least do something like voting Green.

By: Ummm... on 9/4/12 at 10:34

Loner, I couldn't agree with you more about the electoral college, but even though the easily led folks who take political advice from people like Chuck Norris and Hank Williams, Jr. will cast their votes out of ignorance, I have faith that the vast majority of voters will not vote against their own interests, and the popular vote will be a landslide even if the electoral vote isn't. As for me, knowing my vote won't affect Tennessee's scarlet red hue isn't going to keep me from going to the ballot box.