Estate of Bud Adams
Head Coach: Ken Whisenhunt
Team Icon: Bruce Matthews
Fight Songs: Fight Night
NFL Championships: 1960, 1961
Stadium: LP Field (1999–present)
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (1997), Vanderbilt Stadium (1998)
This, in my opinion, is one of those cases where an awesome team name got replaced with a rather blah, ho-hum type. This team used to be the Houston Oilers
from 1960 until 1997 when then owner Bud Adams proclaimed the team would be relocating to Nashville. I'm sorry, but little will ever trump that oil rig derrick logo
Houston had on their helmets. But time moves on, and so do great logos on football helmets.
When the Oilers did move to Nashville in the late 1990s, they played two seasons as the Nashville Oilers before Bud Adams held a state wide contest to
rename the team. Not only did Adams go with the name "Titans" to reflect heroic and epic qualities he believed described the good people of Nashville, but also
chose to call his team the Tennessee Titans, rather than Nashville Titans to better represent the region instead of only one town. The alliteration isn't too shabby
either, although I do still miss those Houston Oiler helmets.
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