The Tennessee Titans are a professional American football team based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the Southern division of the American Football Conference (AFC) and play their home games at Nissan Stadium. The Tennessee cheerleading team is called the Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders and represents the team in the NFL. WZTV, affiliated with Fox, broadcasts home games against rivals from the NFC (in addition to select games and Thursday Night Football), WSMV-TV, affiliated with NBC, broadcasts Sunday Night Football, and WKRN broadcasts the team's Monday Night Football games locally.
Originally known as the Houston Oilers, the team was founded in 1959 by Bud Adams (who remained the owner until his death in 2001) and began playing in 1960 in Houston, Texas, as a founding member of the American Football League (AFL). Like the Houston Oilers, the Tennessee Titans ranked first in the same division as the Buffalo Bills in the AFL days, but were moved to the AFC Central Division after the NFL-AFL merger. In 1997, the Oilers moved to Nashville, Tennessee, but played at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis for one season while waiting for a new stadium to be built. They always wore the blue Titans jersey in their annual division game against the Houston Texans and in other home-selected games, mostly against a team from the former AFL (American Football League).
T-Rac is the Titans' mascot raccoon and debuted in the team's first preseason game at home in August 1999 against the Atlanta Falcons. The Tennessee Titans are one of Nashville's most popular football teams and have been since their inception in 1959. With a long history of success and a passionate fan base, they have become one of Nashville's most beloved teams. The Titans have won two Super Bowls and have been to four AFC Championship Games since their move to Nashville in 1997. They have also been to five Pro Bowls since then and have had several players inducted into both Pro Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame. The Tennessee Titans are an iconic part of Nashville's culture and have become a symbol of pride for many locals.
With their passionate fan base and long history of success, they are sure to remain one of Nashville's most popular teams for years to come. For fans of international football (soccer), grab your fan scarf and show your support for the Nashville Soccer Club of USL. The Tennessean has re-qualified all 127 high school football teams in the Nashville area after qualifying them for the first time in August before kick-off. MaxPreps has not published football ratings (202) yet.
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