When the Oilers relocated to Tennessee in 1997, they became the league's first franchise to do so. In 1999, the franchise dropped the nickname "Oilers" and became known as the "Titans." In 2000, the team changed its name again, this time to the "Astros." The Astros were renamed after Houston's NFL team, which had been rebranded earlier that year.
The NHL granted an expansion team to Nashville in 1998. The Predators play at Bridgestone Arena and are expected to be a success for the league.
The Tennessee Titans are a professional American football club that was founded in Houston, Texas as the Houston Oilers from 1960 until 1996 before migrating to Memphis, and eventually Nashville, Tennessee, when they renamed the Titans. The two franchises have been separate since 2002.
They won their first championship in 1970 after defeating Baltimore 14-7 in the Championship Game at Houston's Astrodome. It took them five years to win again but they did so in 1975 by winning the Super Bowl XIV over the Washington Redskins. They've never been back to the Super Bowl since then and haven't come close since.
After their second season in Tennessee, the Oilers were relocated by the NFL to Edmonton where they became the Edmonton Eskimos. The Titans have never had any affiliation with the Oilers/Eskimos organization.
The Texans were established in 1998 as an expansion team as part of the National Football League's new franchise system. After two seasons, the Texans went bankrupt and was replaced by the Indianapolis Colts. The Titans were granted a new franchise as the result of the bankruptcy filing by Houston (who had no other NFL teams at the time).
The Texans played only two seasons before relocating to Austin where they became the Texas Longhorns. The Titans currently play their home games at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.
The Tennessee Titans are a professional American football club that was founded in Houston, Texas as the Houston Oilers from 1960 until 1996 before migrating to Memphis, and eventually Nashville, Tennessee, when they renamed the Titans.
The franchise was known as the Houston Oilers from 1966 through 1996. The franchise relocated to Nashville in 1997 and changed their name to the Tennessee Oilers. The franchise was renamed the Tennessee Titans in 1999. When was the Titans' last appearance in the playoffs?
They made the postseason four times, but never advanced beyond the first round. Their most recent appearance came in 2000. Who is the all-time leading scorer of the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans?
Wayne Gandy has the most career points with 12,133. He retired in 1998 after nine seasons with the Oilers/Titans. Kenny Davis is second with 10,918 points, he played from 1991 to 2001 for the Oilers/Titans.
James Hardy has the most career points with 4,071. He played from 1983 to 1992 for the Oilers/Titans.
Kenny Lewis has the most career points with 3,857. He played from 1989 to 1993 for the Oilers/Titans.
Wayne Brookes has the most career points with 3,744. He played from 1978 to 1988 for the Oilers/Titans.
Chris O'Neil has the most career points with 3,632.
They had an NFL-worst average audience of 28,028 in the Liberty Bowl in 1997, and even a transfer to Nashville's Vanderbilt Stadium this year did little to boost ticket sales. Adams said on July 29 that he has consented to alter the name of the brand he has owned since 1960.
The team was known as the Houston Oilers until it relocated to Tennessee two years ago and renamed the Tennessee Oilers. "If we keep playing like the Titans, we'll be in the playoffs come January," Adams said. In the previous American Football League, the New York Jets were known as the Titans.