A Titans fan’s five stages of grief


After a disappointing, season-ending defeat, there’s a grieving process that goes like the following, during which you can almost hear the fan thinking:

Stage #1 – Denial: “It was obvious who the better team was. Really, just look at the stats. And besides, all the best players on the Ravens yesterday were former Titans.”

Stage #2 – Anger: “They need to fire Crumpler, White, Bironis, Jeff Fisher and whoever is responsible for those long lines of people trying to get into the stadium.”

Stage #3 – Bargaining: “If the NFL would replace the playoffs with a BCS-type system, then we may have been voted champions.”

Stage #4 – Depression: “I’m selling my PSLs and never going to another game. In fact, I’m never leaving this closet or getting out of this fetal position.”

Stage #5 – Acceptance: “I’m thinking if we can re-sign Haynesworth and pick up a good wide-receiver, we’ve got a good shot next year.”

  • At least Jerry Jones isn’t your team’s GM. That fact alone should give you lots of hope for next year… 🙁

  • It was obvious that the non-call on the delay of game was completely and totally the entire reason that the Titans didn’t win. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if we later find out that the whole officiating crew had money on the Ravens in Vegas. (What category does that fall under?)

  • @Jim – That’s definitely denial. Or, perhaps, bargaining. However, I agree with you — In fact, I think this officiating crew was also responsible for JFK’s assasination, despite the fact that many of them weren’t born yet.