A Music City Somewhat Miracle

My blogging has been muted far too long.

But I had to post this Titans Youtube video so that I can find it one day far into the future.

I’m sorry that Marcus Mariota lost his spot as the #1 quarterback. (That happened last week.) I will be his fan in the future — at least on those days when he’s not playing the Titans.

But watching the home team win is why I enjoy going to the stadium nearly every game day.

Sure, sure, there are endless excuses on why Marcus was dealt bad cards in his five years in Nashville. And a lousy O-line. But such is football. Such is life.


(From RexBlog long-ago)  | “I’m glad McNair was traded. I’m glad he’s getting a chance to play the end of his career with a team that plays like the Titans teams he led to several playoffs.”

Marcus Mariota to Marcus Mariota

Dear future Rex, remember that Titans game?

Dear future Rex,

I’m embedding the video below so that you can find it one day when watching Titan highlights becomes your primary pasttime.

I won’t forgive if you can’t recall it was 2018 (the 2017 season) when Marcus Mariota did something quarterbacks are trained not to do (be lead blockers for a Heisman Trophy-winning running back) and another something quaterbacks could train for their entire lives, and not have happen: throw themselves a touch-down pass.

Also, it was that year when the Titans squeaked into the play-offs and won this first-round game against the Chiefs.

As these two plays are much better seen than explained, here goes:

Your pal from 2018,


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