The Tennessee Titans are a professional American football team based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference South division. Known as the Houston Oilers, the team began play in 1960 in Houston, Texas, as a charter member of the American Football League; the Oilers won the first two AFL Championships, joined the NFL as part of the AFL–NFL merger in 1970. The team relocated from Houston to Tennessee in 1997, played at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis for one season; the team moved to Nashville in 1998 and played in Vanderbilt Stadium. For those two years, they were known as the "Tennessee Oilers", but changed their name to "Tennessee Titans" for the 1999 season; the team plays at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, which opened in 1999 as Adelphia Coliseum. The Titans' training facility is at Saint Thomas Sports Park, a 31-acre site at the MetroCenter complex in Nashville. Throughout the club's history, the Titans have played in the Super Bowl once.
When the team debuted as the Houston Oilers in 1960, the club's logo was an oil rig derrick. Except for minor color changes throughout the years, this logo remained the same until the team was renamed the Titans in 1999; the logo was called "Ol' Riggy", but this was dropped before the start of the 1974 season. The Oilers' uniforms consisted of blue or white jerseys, red trim, white pants. From 1966 through 1971, the pants with both the blue and white jerseys were silver, to match the color of the helmets; the team wore light blue pants on the road with the white jerseys from 1972 through 1994, with the exception of the 1980 season, selected games in the mid 80s, when the team wore an all-white road combination. For selected games in 1973 and 1974, again from 1981 through 1984, the Oilers wore their white jerseys at home; the light blue pants were discarded by coach Jeff Fisher in 1995. From 1960 to about 1965 and from 1972 to 1974, they wore blue helmets. During the 1997–98 period, when they were known as the "Tennessee Oilers", the team had an alternate logo that combined elements of the flag of Tennessee with the derrick logo.
The team wore their white uniforms in home games, as opposed to their time in Houston, when their blue uniforms were worn at home – in the two years as the Tennessee Oilers, the team only wore their colored jerseys twice, for road games against the Miami Dolphins and a Thanksgiving Day game against the Dallas Cowboys. When the team was renamed the Titans, the club introduced a new logo: a circle with three stars, similar to that found on the flag of Tennessee, containing a large "T" with a trail of flames similar to a comet; the uniforms consisted of white helmets, red trim, either navy or white jerseys. White pants were worn with the navy jerseys, navy pants were worn with the white jerseys. On both the navy and white jerseys, the outside shoulders and sleeves were light Titans blue. In a game against the Washington Redskins in 2006, the Titans wore their navy jerseys with navy pants for the first time. Since 2000, the Titans have worn their dark uniforms at home throughout the preseason and regular season.
They have worn white at home during daytime contests on many occasions for September home games to gain an advantage with the heat except in the 2005, 2006, 2008 seasons. The Titans introduced an alternate jersey in 2003, light Titans blue, with navy outside shoulders and sleeves; that jersey was worn with the road blue pants. When it was the alternate jersey from 2003 to 2007, the Titans wore the jersey twice in each regular season game, they always wore the Titans blue jersey in their annual divisional game against the Houston Texans and for other selected home games which came against a team from the old AFL. Their selection in those games were representative of the organization's ties to Houston and the old AFL. In November 2006, the Titans introduced light Titans blue pants in a game at the Philadelphia Eagles; the pants were reminiscent of the ones donned by the Oilers. In December 2006, they combined the Titans blue pants with the Titans blue jersey to create an all Titans blue uniform – Vince Young appeared in this uniform in the cover art for the Madden NFL 08 video game.
During the 2006 season, the Titans wore seven different uniform combinations, pairing the white jersey with all three sets of pants, the navy jersey with the white and navy pants, the Titans blue jersey with navy and Titans blue pants. In a 2007 against the Atlanta Falcons, the Titans paired the navy blue jersey with the Titans blue pants for the first time, they wore the navy blue jerseys with the light blue pants against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The team paired the Titans blue jerseys with the white pants for the first time on November 14, 2013, in a home game against the Indianapolis Colts. In 2008, the Titans blue jerseys became the regular home uniforms, with the navy blue jerseys being relegated to alternate status, but not worn until 2013 — see below. In 2009, the NFL and the Hall of Fame committee announced that the Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills would begin the 2009 NFL preseason in the Hall of Fame Game; the game, played on Sunday, August 9, 2009, at Canton's Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium, was nationally televised on NBC.
The Titans defeated the Bills by a score of 21–18. In honor of the AFL's 50th anniversary, the Tit
Patrick Fleming was an Irish highwayman and the subject of poems and songs in Ireland. He was executed on April 24, 1650. Fleming was born into a family of potato farmers at Athlone, his mother and father leased the land at a rate of 15 shillings a year. They lived in a one-room house with his eight siblings. At age 13, he went into service with Countess of Kildare, he neglected his studies and displayed insolence, being discharged from her service. He was soon taken into household service by the Earl of Antrim. Fleming fell out of favour after discovering the household priest sleeping in an obscene pose and bringing in other household staff as witnesses; the Earl, chose to believe the priest and discharged Patrick in disgrace. Before leaving, Patrick was alleged to have stolen money and items worth 200 pounds, he fled to Athenrea, in the province of Connaught, hiding out for under two weeks until he felt safe enough to continue to Dublin. Fleming joined a house robbing gang and was reputed to have robbed more houses in the six years of operation than had been robbed in Dublin at the time.
When his notoriety made it dangerous for him to remain in Dublin, he set out for the Bog of Allen, becoming a highwayman. He attacked both poor alike, threatening his victims with death should they not cooperate, it is reported that he not only killed or maimed some of those he had robbed. He formed a gang in the Barnsmoor Mountain area near the Colorockedie woods, with them robbing over 125 men and women; some of his gang members were hanged. He was reputed to have robbed notable people of the time such as the Archbishop of Armagh and the Bishop of Raphoe as they traveled together in one coach, he robbed the Archbishop of Tuam taking 1,000 pounds from him. Fleming set upon Lady Baltimore, traveling with her four-year-old son, who he kidnapped and demanded a ransom stating to her that if the ransom was not paid in 24 hours he would "cut the young puppy's throat and make a pie of him". Fleming was apprehended in Munster after robbing a nobleman of 250 pounds and transported to prison in Cork, he avoided being hanged there.
He continued for some years with some notably vicious robberies murdering five men, two women and a boy of 14 years. He maimed and injured others including Sir Donagh O'Brien, who resisted the robbery attempt and had his nose and ears cut off by Fleming. Fleming was turned in to the authorities by the landlord of a house he and his accomplices frequented; the landlord soaked the gang's firearms with water prior to the sheriff arriving with his men to arrest Fleming and his cohorts. Fleming and fourteen of his men were taken to Dublin and hanged on April 24, 1650, his body was hanged in chains inside the city of Dublin. Poems have been written about his exploits named The Ballad of Patrick Flemming or Patrick Flemmen he was a Valiant Soldier; these poems are said to be the foundation for the Irish ballad and much covered song Whiskey in the Jar. Notes SourcesPatrick Flemming
AKB0048 is a 2012 anime television series produced by Satelight based on the entertainment group, AKB48. Set in the distant future, where many planets have been put under entertainment bans, AKB0048, a group of successors to the original AKB48, travel across the galaxy to provide hope to these planets whilst fighting off the anti-entertainment force, DES; the series follows a group of understudies. The first season aired in Japan between April 29, 2012 and July 22, 2012; the opening theme is "Speaking About a Hope" by No Name while the ending theme is "Dreams Are Forever Reborn"" by No Name. The second season aired between January 5, 2013 and March 30, 2013; the opening theme is "The Voice with No Master" by No Name whilst the ending theme is "I Offer These Tears to You" The series is licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks