Titans appreciate that Nashville “woke up” in support of them

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When Titans head coach Mike Vrabel was discussing his team’s underdog status in a road game against the Ravens last week, Vrabel said it suited his team well because “there’s 20,000 of the other team’s fans” at their home games so it didn’t put them in unfamiliar surroundings.

Vrabel was right about how his team would handle the game in Baltimore and it seems that a few more Nashville residents have taken notice of the team’s run. There were fans at the airport to greet the Titans upon their return from beating the Ravens and cornerback Logan Ryan said the best part of the run is “that Nashville is behind us.”

“The city woke up,” Ryan said, via the Tennessean. “They’re believing in us, and we feel the energy, and we want to keep it rolling.”

Titans fans won’t get to show up in droves for a home playoff game this year, but extending the run to the Super Bowl should help the Titans pack Nissan Stadium with their fans once they do get back to playing on their own turf.

27 responses to “Titans appreciate that Nashville “woke up” in support of them

  1. Your terrible franchise didn’t give them anything for which to root over the past 10 years or so. Don’t blame the fans. Get better. So tired of multimillonaires whining about thousandnaires.

  2. The stadium is dated and bare-bones. The team has been bland for years, mired in that purgatory just north of mediocrity. The only thing worth cheering for has been the new blue helmets. They win 2 big games, and people jump on board. I’d say those are some reasonably supportive fans, all things considered.

  3. Well Titans that’s normally what happens, start winning and folks jump on the bandwagon of support! Stay mediocre and you know the results………

  4. Vasteelerfan says:

    The bandwagon is full right now….but don’t blink cause when you lose they’ll be like roaches when you flip the light switch…ya know like Pats fans.

    I remember when teams were afraid to play in Pittsburgh. Now it’s just another home game for the Pats.

  5. Congratulations to fans of the final four teams. The playoffs can make a non fan into a fan and a casual fan into a fanatic. Don’t listen to these bozo’s trying to downplay your hype. They are just jealous or hate seeing other people happy. Enjoy your “hope”. Dare to be an optimist. Half of will get to experience the thrill of victory while the other half will taste the agony of defeat. Post season football is the ultimate emotional gamble.

    High stakes. Winner takes all. Past performances do not guarantee future results. See rules for details. Some assembly may be required. Batteries sold separately. No refunds. All sales are final.

  6. The problem is that probably the majority of Nashvillians are not born and raised in Nashville or even TN. Most are transplants and already have a team they root for, but will usually go to a game during the season. So yeah, they will half heartedly root for the Titans, especially when they are playing well and more so when the team they usually root for is not playing well. This city keeps bring in sports teams thinking we have the population to support a new sport and then complain when the city is not buying tickets. Why would I buy Preds or Titans tickets when I am a fan of the city I came from originally? And the reality is that the majority of Nashville is made up of transplants and will be even more with all the industries they are bringing to town. Also because of the high cost of PSL and season tickets, season ticket holders sell half their games seats online to anyone to help offset the costs of the tickets. With Nashville becoming a destination city, more and more love to come visit. The NFL sponsored aftermarket tickets sales markets are killing home field advantage.

  7. Remember when the Texans rested their starters the last week of the season which allowed the Titans to make the playoffs? Good times!

  8. @Bob Chone says:
    January 14, 2020 at 8:45 am
    The road to the Super Bowl goes through KC, where the fans just support the team, regardless.
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    Really? I just looked and there are THOUSANDS of tickets available for the game on Sunday. Expect a large contingency of Titan fans in Kansas City.

  9. Vasteelerfan says:
    January 14, 2020 at 9:27 am
    The bandwagon is full right now….but don’t blink cause when you lose they’ll be like roaches when you flip the light switch…ya know like Pats fans.

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    Disagree. Pats fan here. I am confident I would know more about the Steelers over the past 30 years than you would, let alone the Patriots. I find Pats fans quite knowledgeable when I travel.
    My favorite question to self proclaimed Steeler fans is to name a Pittsburgh QB that started 2 years other than Bradshaw or Rothlesberger. Huge failure rate.

  10. I remember when teams were afraid to play in Pittsburgh. Now it’s just another home game for the Pats.

    Got ya beat I remember when the Pats sucked before Brady and the cheating. I grew up there and no one liked them before the cheating and all that’s about to return when Brady leaves just as the titan fans will do. But guess what Francis the Steeler fans travel and stay very loyal regardless of their record….so ya I remember a lot …..60 years of watching.

  11. “ I grew up there “ says this Steeler fan. Well you sure as hell weren’t educated there or you would know that cold-weather causes footballs to lose pressure and there was no “cheating”!

  12. University of Tennessee is bigger than the titans. Fans there will only care about the Titans when they are good. They have only been good for the last 2 weeks in the past decade.

  13. Winning cures all. Tndiver hit the nail on the head about alot of things.myself being born and raised in Nashville it really does put a spring in your step to have your team playing great football.Ill watch at 3-13 and I’ll watch with everyone when we get back to the Bowl.

  14. 30 1 Rate This
    gotitan says:
    January 14, 2020 at 10:15 am
    @Bob Chone says:
    January 14, 2020 at 8:45 am
    The road to the Super Bowl goes through KC, where the fans just support the team, regardless.
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    Really? I just looked and there are THOUSANDS of tickets available for the game on Sunday. Expect a large contingency of Titan fans in Kansas City.

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    The tickets for the AFC title game went on sale yesterday! Chiefs sell out every game. Thanks for playing.

  15. This Titan fan in ‘Bama, grew up in Houston and followed the Oilers to Tennessee. And I’m seriously considering following them to KC this weekend! #TitanUP!

  16. Even though the Oilers date back to 1960, the franchise has only been in Nashville ~20 years, which is really just a drop in the bucket…it’s natural that the fanbase is still a little bandwagon. Most of the locals grew up with UT Vol/SEC football ingrained and supported other pro teams. And many locals are now transplants. Franchises that have been around 50 years or more have fanbases built over multiple generations.

  17. For 99% of people, the team you root for growing up is the team that becomes part of your identity and you will root for them through thick and thin. If you live in a town that has a new team you didn’t grow up with or you move to a city that has a team, you may follow them when they are entertaining (e.g., winning), but why spend so much money and time when they are no fun to watch. Teams in L.A., Nashville, Arizona, that are transplanted or in cities with mostly transplants will rarely have die-hard fans – at least for a generation or two. NFL owners either don’t realize this or don’t care because TV ratings trump home attendance as a priority. Many also demonstrate that rich people are not necessarily bright.

  18. @kevo126 says:
    January 14, 2020 at 10:24 am
    University of Tennessee is bigger than the titans. Fans there will only care about the Titans when they are good. They have only been good for the last 2 weeks in the past decade.
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    9-7 for three years in a row, advanced in the playoffs two of the last three seasons. That is WINNING Football.

  19. Maybe give Mariotta the start for old time’s sake! It’ll be his last chance in a Titans uniform!

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