#4: NHL lockout may have killed Nashville’s momentum
There are two major professional sports teams in Nashville, Tennessee. And one of them, the perennial fan favorite, was terrible.
The Tennessee Titans recently closed out their abysmal NFL season 6-10. Things were so awful, they lost to a horrendous Jacksonville Jaguars team in a week 12 game that was critical for their playoff hopes, their owner Bud Adams called them out in the media, they hosted one of the worst Monday Night Football games of all-time and they allowed both Chicago and Green Bay to hang 50+ points on them. And to top it all off, they weren’t even bad enough to get a top five pick come April’s NFL Draft (they’ll pick 10th).
It’s times like these sports fans yearn for a local team to get behind.
That could have been the Nashville Predators. Music City is an emerging hockey town. They have one of the best (some would argue the best) goaltenders in the National Hockey League in Pekka Rinne, they have one of the best ...