Alright, we’re about ready to get back into the full swing of things with training camp starting up tomorrow. This is always a fun time of year, but the anticipation for week one can get to you after a while. Thanks goodness we don’t have to wait too long for some “real” football, as the Titans square off against Terrell Owens and the Buffalo Bills on Aug, 9 in the Hall of Fame Game. Sure it’s just pre-season, but there is a lot on the line for some of the second and third team guys, namely in the QB and RB department. Or more directly, Vince Young.
Here is the full training camp schedule again, in case you want to make the trek out to Baptist Sports Park. I’d be there tomorrow, but I’ll be on my way to see the Braves take on the Dodgers in ATL as well as see comedian (like Scharpling says it) Paul F. Tompkins do stand up for the first time (for me, not him). If you live in the Atlanta area, do not miss this.
In other Titans news, the team has signed second round pick Sen’Derrick Marks just in time for camp. Kenny Britt now remains the only Titan rookie not under contract, but reportedly, talks are going well and the team is hoping to have him in camp as well in the next few days. It is always important to have the rookies in camp on time, but that will be magnified that much more this year for Britt and Marks. A lot will be asked of them this season, so the sooner they can get on the field, the easier the learning curve will be for these guys. Hopefully…
One more noteworthy sports news thingy that just recently happened was the unexpected departure of 106.7 The Fan, ESPN’s radio affiliate here in Nashville. While it isn’t that big of a deal (because 104.5 The Zone consistently blew it out of the water), it’s still noteworthy to lose such a big network. Especially to turn it into ANOTHER Top 40 station. I’m sure ESPN will just move over to 104.5 or 560 AM, further softening the blow felt by those wonderfully ignorant callers from the outer edges of our fair city and state. Bummer for sports radio in Nashville, but honestly, I think I’d rather be able to hear Nickleback on three different stations than have to bear another “morning drive” with Colin Cowherd.
That’s all for now. The first practice of training camp starts tomorrow at 3:30 pm. If you go, make sure you report back in the comments section on any and all observations. I’ll have some preliminary training camp thoughts for you some time later this weekend/early next week.