Titans quarterback Vince Young grew up in Houston. He rooted for the NFL that was there before the Texans.
And he now plays for that same franchise in Nashville.
So Young is happy to be wearing for several games this season the uniform of the Houston Oilers.
“That’s like a dream come true. I can’t wait to dress it up with the
little style I’m going to have with it. I have a lot of memories, and
just to put that No. 10 on, because you’ve never had a No. 10 Oilers
[jersey],” Young said Tuesday, according to Terry McCormick of the Nashville City Paper. “I’m going to have my own little style with it,
but just to have [the helmet] on my head will bring back a lot of
The Titans will make their first appearance as the Oilers on Sunday night at the Hall of Fame game, which will be televised by NBC. On Tuesday, they wore the Oilers helmets for the first time at practice, in order to “break them in.”
And if Young uses the 2009 connection between the Titans and the Oilers as motivation, maybe he’ll get to actually play in a regular-season game while wearing the throwback duds.