The bottom line is that you have to pick a team and follow it. I wasn't around during this hoopla about Memphis getting screwed but what I know is that when I saw Eddie George and Steve McNair play (bless his soul) I did not hesitate to follow Titans. It just made sense to follow TN. I really don't care what Nashville thinks about Memphis. They are a little bit country and we are a little bit rock n' roll.
As I'm no longer much of an NFL supporter, I don't have a strong opinion, but at the time I loved pro football and I was very disappointed when Nashville got that team. However, I was also a realist, and I knew Memphis would never get an NFL team, no matter how much I wished and clapped. We're not a football town. For me, they are the Tennessee Titans, so I watch them occassionally out of regional loyalty. And yes, the hatred between states is real. When I lived in East Tennessee, the people there hated anyone and anything from Virginia. And just get anyone in Memphis talking about Mississippi drivers.
@oldtimeplayer----I thought you were from Memphis? If you were, you should know that team never was meant to be here in Memphis long term. It was just a holding spot until the stadium was built in Nashville. That deal had nothing to do with the economics of this area. I lived in Nashville during the mid 90's. Nashville median income was the same as Memphis' median income during that time. Nashville's growth didn't happen til both professional franchises hit the city.
The relocation was due to the fact that Memphis was not gonna support that team based on the emotional issues surrounding us not having a team after years of trying to get one. One thing I know about Memphis and people in general, they spend money on things they wanna spend money on.
i don't hate the Titans, never have and never will. Really, I am a Pittsburgh Steeler fan.
Studies were done by numerous firms about the viability of having a pro football team in Memphis. The bottom line in every study was that the median income of the area was just not enough to sustain filling up a 60,000 plus stadium, win or lose, mostly lose for the first 5 years.
Unless the UM wins or the Grizzlies win, you won't even fill up Fed Ex Forum.
Just look at the location of Nashville. The metro area and the area within a 200 mile radius is financially better off than Memphis.
Yes, relocating to Nashville was strictly a business decision.
So, don't hate, work with government to get more industry here paying decent salaries and we probably can get a professional NFL team.
@Drift Boat-----Titans choosing Nashville over Memphis was not the issue. If you were here growing up during the Showboat days and all the days that we pursued an NFL franchise, then you should understand. Nashville was attending to the "Dolly Parton's" of the world, then out of the clear blue sky they got an NFL team. No years of struggle to get a team. No passion for the NFL. Then, all of a sudden you have one? That was a blatant slap in the face to every resident in Memphis that was emotionally tied to the pursuit of an NFL franchise. We were left at the alter wondering what had happened. Don't bring your team to Memphis thinking that we would support your team when the team was not planning on being here but a couple of years. Believe me, Misery didn't love company during those years..... I still have a bad taste in my mouth from that whole time frame. I don't think I will ever truly move on.
First off The Tennessean does not equal Nashville. As for "Nashville hates Memphis", I live in Middle Tennessee, and the people here don't hate Memphis, but I think I can safely say that they are indifferent to Memphis. I'm sure it hurt a lot of feeling when the Titans chose Nashville over Memphis, but that was nothing personal, it was just "bidness." If you aren't going to watch teams because the owner is a jerk, well I guess there is always college football.
The Titans did many other things to make Memphis hate them. They regularly scheduled players to go to schools or civic clubs and not have the players show up. I was at least 2 meetings where Titans players were to show and they never did. One meeting had the Titan's local marketing office set up to sell tickets and the players didn't show. Not showing for inner city elementary schools should not ever happen but it did regularly. The Owner was a total a hole. He wanted Memphis to play for the team to work out here the 2 seasons they were supposed to be here. When that was made public the outcry was unanimous "let them pay for their own workouts" The Titans left many broken promises when they finally left after one year. The local sales office lasted only a few months. I can't stand the team and have never been to a game in Nashville and don't plan on going to any.
This is a wonderful thing for Memphis and all of these people and groups are deserving...at some point. Not all are deserving for the initial inductees and for some of them to be included while others were left out is baffling. Overall good job, but if ZZ Top who only recorded here is included, surely Justin Timberlake and/or Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins should be too. These 3 are such obvious misses as are George Klein, the Memphis Horns, and Alex Chilton. This initial list should have been for the true pioneers. Still....wonderful idea, great list and a much needed and deserving thing for the city to do.
I think this is a very good list, but I believe Albert King should have been included in the initial 25 inductees.
It's long past time these people were finally recognized.
Isn't this kind of what the Blues Ball is for? Just wondering.
WOW ! I cannot believe it . The best show on TNT. Character development great... positive showing of the true southern hospitality ,with a little quirkyness . Great cast ,Alfre Woodard finally a black woman on t.v who's not a druggie or whore . TNT YOU MISSED THE BOAT ON THIS ONE ..USA ....HERE I COME ! Really who cares whats going on in DALLAS...OLD SCHOLL PEOPLE!
I don't know why this band doesn't play twice a week every week.
I like the addition of the audio file in the article. Very cool.
I love me some original Apes, but in my mind it's not a time travel movie, it's just a travel movie. Heston et al. wind up in the future because of time dilation, not manipulation of time.
Army of Darkness is tricky for me, because I guess it is a time travel movie, but it doesn't live in my mind as one.
Time Bandits is one of my all time favorite films. That's not to say I think it's one of the all time great films, but from Napoleon listing the heights of world conquerors to concentrated Evil, it is overflowing with goodness. I'd add the original Planet of the Apes (1968). And Army of Darkness. But otherwise good list. Bill & Ted is as dumb as it can be... and absolutely belongs.
TruthBeTold: I liked Philadelphia Experiment and can't remember if I've seen Somewhere in Time, so I guess not.
rob19: I'm not sure you can convince me there's a difference between an F-14 and an F-16.
Regarding your list:
Groundhog Day is not a time travel movie. Bill Murray getting daily moral do-overs doesn't make it about time travel, regardless of how good the movie is. Disqualified.
T2 is the superior film but less interesting about time travel than T1. Overruled.
Highlander: Seriously, dude. That's not a time travel movie. Just because people are immortal and live for hundreds of years doesn't mean they can skip around in time. Ignored.
Butterfly Effect: Didn't see it but it has Ashton Kutcher so I'm pretty sure it sucks. Disregarded.
I expect so much more from someone who is a supposed expert in the movie field. Quite simply you choose some poor movies and your research skills are not up to the standards of a person who is a guest on the highly respected Chris Vernon show.
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
The Final Countdown. Very good selection and should make the top five of any list. However, the Navy jets were F-14s not F-16s. The F-16 is an Air Force fighter. You should know this and if you didn’t it is easily researched.
Bill and Ted…Really? A terrible movie with horrible actors. Just because you got your High School History teacher to play the movie is more of a reflection of her teaching ability than a example of this being a movie that should ever be watched. No wonder your generation is so messed up. I still call Socrates So-CRATES. Just because it makes people mad.
Time Bandits…Again Really? Just because Sean Connery is in a movie doesn’t make it watchable. That was another b list movie made by B list actors and reviewed by B list reviewers. Worst choice on your list and you put it number 3.
Terminator…Can’t really argue but you are right. You should have chosen T2. Much better movie.
12 Monkeys…Yes! Good choice.
You got 1 solid choice out of five. 20% from someone who got an “A” from Mrs. Carter? I skipped her class daily and got a “C”. What does that say about the quality of the education system, I am not sure but your list is really bad.
5. Groundhog Day- Bill Murray vs. Keanu Reeves?
4. T2 -Simply one of the best movies ever.
3. Highlander -Much better choice and Sean Connery gives a better performance.
2. 12 Monkeys I agree, great movie even if Brad Pitt is in it.
1. Butterfly Effect -Amazing movie on so many levels.
The Final Countdown, The Terminator, and 12 Monkeys are good time travel films. Time Bandits is one of the WORST movies ever made.
There are many others to choose from. I wish they had made a better movie on the Philadelphia Experiment. I guess I would add The Philadelphia Experiment II and Somewhere In Time, to be sentimental.
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