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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tennessee Titans Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials



1. Tennessee Titans – The Team Name
This franchise was established in 1960 as the Houston Oilers and they were one of the eight founding members of the AFL. The team has been known as:
Houston Oilers 1960-1996
Tennessee Oilers 1997-1998
Tennessee Titans 1999-Present

2. Tennessee Titans – The Championship Record
One Super Bowl Appearance:
Super Bowl XXXIV January 30, 2000 St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16

One AFC Conference Championship
January 23, 2000 - Tennessee 33, Jacksonville 14

Two AFL Championships:
January 1, 1961 Houston 24, Los Angeles Chargers 16
December 24, 1961 Houston 10, San Diego Chargers 3

Three AFC Conference Championship Appearances
1978 - Pittsburgh 34, Houston 5
1999 - Tennessee 33, Jacksonville 14
2002 - Oakland 41, Tennessee 24

3. Tennessee Titans – Home Stadium History
1. Jeppesen Stadium, Houston
1960-64
2. Rice Stadium, Houston
1965-67
3. Houston Astrodome, Houston
1968-1996
4. Liberty Bowl, Memphis
1997
5. Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville
1998
6. Adelphia Coliseum / The Coliseum, Tennessee
1999- Present

4. For more information on the Titans, you should bookmark these four great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic player and team information:
www.databasefootball.com
and
www.pro-football-reference.com/teams

For a great summary of the Titans' year by year standings:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_Titans_seasons

For great information about the team's stadiums (don't be fooled by the fact that the website is called "ballparks.com", it also has great information on football stadiums):
www.ballparks.com

5. Celebrate the Titans' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the Tennessee Titans and the history of the Titans franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 13 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 13 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)



If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Tennessee Titans YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrr6O5kejxw or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Tennessee-Titans-c133/ where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at www.heritagesportsart.com (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/ssillcox

And please search my blog archive http://heritagejerseys.blogspot.com/ for other blogs on the history of the Titans.

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This blog was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 19, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at ssillcox@rogers.com !

Many thanks!!!
Scott

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