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Why Are You a Tennessee Titans Fan?

As I am in the habit of doing, I stole this idea from someone (this time it happens to be Chris over at Arrowhead Pride (who, incidentally, stole it from someone else)).  The question before us is Why are you a Tennessee Titans fan?

I will start.  My answer is pretty simple.  I have always been a huge football fan because my dad was (and is) a huge football fan.  I grew up cheering for The University of Alabama in college football and kind of bouncing around different NFL teams.  As most kids do, I was usually a fan of whoever the best team was (except for the Cowboys because I hate them).  I settled on being a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan after seeing them at an exhibition game at Vanderbilt.  It was always fun to me to cheer for a team that wasn't very good because I knew one day they would get good, and no one would be able to accuse me of being a bandwagon fan.

That all changed when the Titans came to Tennessee in 1997.  I was so excited to have an NFL franchise in my state.  It seemed like they weren't  really our team until 1999 when they changed the name and moved into the new stadium.  Of course that first season was magical, and I have been hooked ever since.

So there is my testimonial.  Let me hear yours..