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Re: “Fans of Nashville's two major pro-sports franchises are calling for blood. One should give it to them.

The bottom line is this: How many playoff rounds much less Stanley Cups have the Predators won in its existence? You do not keep coaches and GMs out of fear. Trotz and Poile are good guys and have done a good job managing this team through rough waters.

However, they have not built a team here that can contend for a Stanley Cup. It is time for a change.

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Posted by James on 12/12/2013 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Fans of Nashville's two major pro-sports franchises are calling for blood. One should give it to them.

Totally agree with your assessment. I was not impressed with the Munchak choice and I think it's time for a fresh vision.

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Posted by Vickster on 12/12/2013 at 11:03 AM

Re: “The Titans are a walking argument against expanding the NFL playoffs

The Tenn.Titans use to be the Houston Oilers,I have known this since the Oilers left Houston!

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Posted by Ken Morrison on 11/30/2013 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Talk of a new Sulphur Dell stadium stirs memories of Nashville's African-American baseball history

Nice piece...still not sure that the site's right for the new stadium, but good work on your part.

Posted by localboy on 11/14/2013 at 11:19 AM

Re: “There's only one way for the city to rescue its bad deal on Sulphur Dell — buy the Sounds

I'm all for it. This is a wonderful idea. Sensible journalism. Very well done, JR

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Posted by Eric A. Patton on 11/14/2013 at 10:05 AM

Re: “There's only one way for the city to rescue its bad deal on Sulphur Dell — buy the Sounds

great piece JR - makes perfect sense to me.

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Posted by nashveit on 11/14/2013 at 8:35 AM

Re: “The Belmont-Lipscomb rivalry takes a twist with Rick Byrd's protégé running the Bisons

Whatever happened to Scott Sanderson?

Posted by localboy on 11/13/2013 at 12:58 PM
Posted by Elizbath Martin on 11/08/2013 at 12:26 AM

Re: “The Belmont-Lipscomb rivalry takes a twist with Rick Byrd's protégé running the Bisons

Its quiet interesting.

http://hernashville.com/heart/gift-welcome-giving-refugees-home

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Posted by Elizbath Martin on 11/08/2013 at 12:25 AM
Posted by Elizbath Martin on 11/08/2013 at 12:24 AM

Re: “The Belmont-Lipscomb rivalry takes a twist with Rick Byrd's protégé running the Bisons

BruinHeart,

There's a better chance of Lipscomb being competitive than TSU over the long run (although, frankly, both are mysteries this year until they play a few games), largely because the commitment of the school is so much higher. The thing that made the Murray State games so good last year was that everybody knew those games were for the OVC crown. That will be tempered a bit this year with Cannan in the NBA and Zay Jackson transferring.

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Posted by scavendish on 11/07/2013 at 10:43 AM

Re: “The depleted 'Dores need a Dumbledore — and it just might be Kevin Stallings

How do you figure he's earned enough benefit of the doubt? He's been at Vandy for 14 years and never made it past the Sweet 16? He had one of the most talented teams in the country two years ago and they lost double digit games (unheard of for a team that has 3 NBA players on it). The play of his teams now are marked by an excessive amount of turnovers, no rebounding whatsoever and a complete lack of mental or physical toughness. I guess you should really ask why should he stay? The program is withering on the vine not rebuilding on itself.

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Posted by Stallings Vanderbilt on 11/07/2013 at 10:18 AM

Re: “The Belmont-Lipscomb rivalry takes a twist with Rick Byrd's protégé running the Bisons

This isn't a big rivalry anymore for Belmont students. Moving into the OVC changed that dynamic and students now see Murray State and TSU as their big rivals. I see TSU becoming the cross-town rival that Lipscomb once was.

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Posted by BruinHeart on 11/07/2013 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Should Bud Adams' history in Nashville be defined by football or careful use of public dollars? Or both?

I don't know that Bud extorted Houston- Houston paid much more to get the Texans that Bud was asking for to stay. Houston's mayor cut off his nose to spite his face.

Bud's education about publicly financed NFL stadia probably came courtesy of the Buccaneers.

http://cbsminnesota.files.wordpress.com/20…

Peter Gent, author of "North Dallas Forty", wrote the blueprint in 1983 for the modern era NFL- "The Franchise". Municipal funding, PSLs, Sunday Ticket- his only mistakes were being conservative on the numbers by an order of magnitude.

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Posted by Terence on 10/24/2013 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Remembering Chuck Ross, as true-blue a believer as Nashville sports ever had

"Nashville left that behind — for the better, most would agree."
Among those 'most' are a lot of transplants with inferiority complexes...wishing to transform the city into the places they left, all the while missing many of the attractions this city has to offer. Chuck will be missed.

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Posted by localboy on 09/19/2013 at 10:30 AM

Re: “The semi-pro Nashville Storm is the winning-est football team you've never heard of

The Storm are still doing it. 2013

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Posted by Jeff on 09/17/2013 at 10:47 AM

Re: “The Titans struggle with the playbook of years long ago — and they're not the only ones

Maybe the Titans are a lot better than their previous editions. We'll see.

Posted by xray on 09/13/2013 at 12:14 PM

Re: “The Titans struggle with the playbook of years long ago — and they're not the only ones

I thought Mike Tomlinson was the coach at South Kirkwood Technical Kindergarten and Montessori Motorcycle Maintenance Academy? I had no idea he got the Steeler gig!! Oh.. wrong guy.... But in seriousness, I think that the Steeler game (albiet they are obviously less talented as previous incarnations) was going to be a bludgeon-fest because that's been their identity and testament of a Dick "His name is not a venereal disease" Le Beau's defense. I think that this column should be revisited after the Texans game where there is likely to be much more of the playbook opened for a heated divisional rival that is the replacement team in Bud Adams' hometown. If Warmack can neutralize Watts, I think we'll much more of the playbook executed; but with control of the clock clearly in view. It's a marathon, not a sprint right now in the NFL... kinda like October hockey is.

Posted by Steve Hopkins on 09/13/2013 at 11:38 AM

Re: “The Titans struggle with the playbook of years long ago — and they're not the only ones

Someone doesn't know how to Google names before commenting and making himself look like an ass...

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Posted by @justinbbradford on 09/13/2013 at 11:28 AM

Re: “The Titans struggle with the playbook of years long ago — and they're not the only ones

I believe Mike Tomlinson was also a coach while at Henry Mellish Grammar School (now called Henry Mellish School and Specialist Sports College) Ashby-de-la-Zouch Grammar School between 1965-1977 while also teaching Chemistry.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Tomlinson

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Posted by Jeff Meisenhelder on 09/13/2013 at 11:17 AM

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