Twitter reacts to the Tennessee Titans’ ‘Oilers tribute week’

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The Tennessee Titans franchise has the rights to the records and uniforms of the Houston Oilers, who played in the Bayou City from 1960-96.

Founder Bud Adams was unhappy that the city of Houston wouldn’t acquiesce and build a new stadium for the Oilers and decided to leave town. Interestingly, Adams pulled the same move in 1985 to get Harris County taxpayers to approve a bond election that funded upgrades to the Astrodome just so the Oilers wouldn’t leave.

The Titans decided to pay tribute to the Oilers — curiously not specifying whether they were honoring the Houston or Tennessee version — on Twitter Wednesday, and it drew the ire of Houston sports fans. After all “Luv ya Blue” was a part of Houston sports history, not anything associated with the Oilers’ back-and-forth trips between Memphis and Nashville before becoming the Titans in 1999.

https://twitter.com/igTXSalazar/status/1440739362002460682

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https://twitter.com/jay_es_one/status/1440748242099048450

https://twitter.com/RooshWilliams/status/1440748614343479298

https://twitter.com/koobanator/status/1440747766171385858

https://twitter.com/james_hockey61/status/1440738727718916108

https://twitter.com/misspoo4ever/status/1440760994196713476

https://twitter.com/michaelschwab13/status/1440761698038648832

https://twitter.com/JonBradleyRich1/status/1440762461091631104

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