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Tennessee Titans Morning Links: 71% Percent Likelihood... Yeah I Can Deal With That Edition

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Tennessee_titans_30x21 My new favorite NFL writer, Clark Judge, comes through with a truly awesome statistical find (a 10 gallon hat tip to TheBlindRef!!!):

And what I found was that, since the merger, there have been 14 clubs -- other than Tennessee, of course -- that won their first eight games. Of that 14, seven -- or exactly half -- won Super Bowls, while another three lost them.

There is nothing discouraging about those numbers. In fact, if you're a Titans fan it means you have a 71 percent chance of spending February in Tampa with your favorite pro football team, which means you can start booking flights to Super Bowl XLIII now.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 The Titans are still on the perfect train to Perfectville, and it's because they continue to focus on just one thing: the opponent that is in front of them and not the past or the future.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Jim Wyatt comes through with 5 things we know about the Titans, including a forewarning about the dangers of kicking to Devin Hester... no matter how bad he's been this year.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 The Colts signed defensive tackle Antonio 'Mookie' Johnson off of the Titans' practice squad. This is a great signing for Indy, because I was seriously surprised the coaching staff didn't keep the massive Mookie on the 53-man roster coming out of camp.  He was, at best, only our best 4th DT though.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Crazy Legs is the subject of a great story from Steve Wyche at

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Vote Crazy Legs rookie of the week and Chris Hope Defensive player of the week!!!

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Paul Kuharsky breaks down the remaining opponents on the AFC South's schedule, and it looks like the Colts will get to face the march of the cupcakes.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Only the Titans and the Giants got an A+ in this Fox Sports midseason grade.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Mike Silver recasts some of the NFL's myths with special mention of our Titans.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 This ran yesterday before the Presidential election... Titans talk taxes, and not the brass kind:

It is hardly surprising that many players cite taxes as a key issue. Tennessee Titans tight end Alge Crumpler, despite his wealth, isn't sold on the merits of tax credits that Bush instituted three years ago and McCain has pledged to continue.

"The overwhelming majority of the American people aren't doing as well as they were three years ago before those tax credits," said Crumpler, an Obama supporter. "I believe in a bottom-line philosophy."

Crumpler's teammate, defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, has a different perspective. He says he views the decision selfishly, and that "A lot of guys should all be for McCain if they like their money.

"I only have a small window to make as much money as I possibly can and if we get somebody in office who's going to raise taxes 50%, that's going to hurt," Haynesworth said. "What am I supposed to live on when I'm 60, 70 years old?"


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