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If you thought that the Titans logo couldn't look any worse

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by sdbound, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. sdbound

    sdbound Well-Known Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    They come out with this to celebrate thier 10th season,


    Here's an old article from the Houston Chronicle,


    Titans would seem colossal misnomer


    SO beginning next season, Bud Adams' so-called football operation down in the holler will be known as the Tennessee Titans.

    "We wanted a new nickname to reflect strength, leadership and other heroic qualities," explained the Budster.

    Of course. The way a naked man wishes for a blanket, a starving man for a meal, or a poor man for a bundle of money. We all wish for what we do not have.

    Thus, Titans.

    This is the same way the roly-poly kid out on the playground comes to be known as "Slim," the shortest one in the classroom is labeled "Stretch" and the dumbest is called "Genius."

    It's the emperor's-new-clothes theory applied to marketing. If we tell them we're larger than life, maybe somebody will actually believe us.

    Besides, Moe, Larry and Curly were already taken.

    They probably settled on Titans because Giants was being used by a football team in New York and a baseball team in San Francisco and because "Perennially Huge Disappointments" was too big to fit on the side of their helmets.

    They could have taken a page from the world of the skinny little musician (The Artist Formerly Known as Prince) and changed their name to only a symbol. But NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue's office likely would have frowned on a stick figure of a man wearing shoulder pads falling down an elevator shaft. Or a jersey-wearing Mr. Bill once again being squashed by Sluggo.

    A new start? They could use it

    How about "The Con Artists Formerly Known as the Oilers?" Also too unwieldy. And it was decided that the nickname Oilers, after 39 long and glorious seasons, would be retired. Or maybe they just wore it out like an automobile engine from misuse and neglect.

    Titans of torpidity. Titans of tediousness. How fitting for a franchise that has played for the past 37 years without winning a league championship.

    As Oilers, they were so often a dry hole. But now, all that changes.

    The good inhabitants of their new city will forget all of that and try to put their loving arms around these grand Titans to embrace them.

    After all, it is a brand-new start.

    The Titans have never celebrated New Year's Eve by firing the best coach in the history of the franchise.

    The Titans never sent the greatest player ever to wear one of their jerseys to New Orleans to play the final seasons of a Hall of Fame career.

    The Titans never hired Ladd Herzeg as their general manager.

    The Titans never were coached by Jerry Glanville, all dressed in black, who brought an element of professional wrestling to the game long before Jesse "The Body" Ventura proved it was more suitable for politics.

    The Titans never have used the run-and-shoot.

    The Titans never have had a pair of assistant coaches engage in a punch-out on the sidelines during a nationally televised game.

    The Titans never have threatened to move to Jacksonville.

    The Titans never have traveled to Buffalo in January, built a 35-3 lead early in the third quarter, and then experienced the greatest playoff collapse in the known history of sports.

    The Titans never have squandered a double-digit lead to Joe Montana in the final minutes of a home playoff game, thereby killing any chance of rallying public sentiment for a new stadium.

    The Titans never have lost to the Chicago Bears in a Keystone Kops ending in which two kickers wound up on the field at the same time trying to nail the winning field goal.

    Super Bowl Greek to Bud

    They claim the new name was inspired by mythology, which makes perfect sense, since in the history of the Budster's franchise, it will fit right in with winged horses, gods living on a mountaintop and the Super Bowl as strictly make-believe.

    Adams says it is also an appropriate fit for his adopted city because so many people call Nashville the "Athens of the South." Indeed, that same cultured class likely thinks I'd Rather Have a Bottle In Front of Me Than a Frontal Lobotomy is an example of classical music.

    But let us not spoil their fun. After all, these are heady days for the soon-to-be-large ones. They have won five of their last six games and are beginning to look like the kind of team that stormed into the playoffs with momentum and so much hope through all those seasons in our back yard.

    We can only offer a morsel of caution. From Bud's new symbol of strength, leadership and heroic qualities comes another name with which Tennesseans likely will grow quite familiar: Titanic.
  2. Buck Melanoma

    Buck Melanoma Guest

    And that boat sank. :lol:
  3. PowderLove

    PowderLove Former Mod, Current Slacker

    Jul 12, 2007
    How hilarious, putting your logo into the number 10. It's clever, but gaudy at the same time.

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

    Oct 13, 2006
    I like the Titans logo.

    The ten year logo is kind of gaudy but it works.
  5. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Carpe Diem et omni Mundio Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

    Jan 19, 2006
    its now a flaming thumbtack next to a headless hammer :lol:
  6. PowderLove

    PowderLove Former Mod, Current Slacker

    Jul 12, 2007
    Maybe the NFL is getting us used to crap like this, so when they open their summer arena/minor league someday we'll accept the logos.

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