Bernard's bravado - 06/03/14

From the moment Bernard Pollard arrived in Nashville, the Tennessee Titans became a tougher team.  When I was editing the file video that night for the story on his signing, I came across his well-known collision with New England's Stevan Ridley.  Poor Stevan.  Knocked out!

Pollard, who came to Tennessee from Baltimore, has also been a big "hit" in the locker room.  Reporters looking for a good quote, head directly to #31's locker.  Bernard never disappoints.

Yesterday he compared the Titans defenders to a pack of dogs.  I asked him what kind of "dogs" the Titans were during the 2013 season compared to now.  He said, "Last year, we were young german shepherds.  Now we're more like pitbulls."  Did I mention he never disappoints?

Today at Jake Locker's charity go-karting event at the Fairgrounds Speedway, Bernard's bravado was on display once again.  I snapped the picture to the right BEFORE the racing started.  Clearly the Titans safety was confident he would be the champ!

I like that high-level of confidence.  It's beneficial on the track...and the football field where Bernard Pollard hopes to lift another trophy at the end of the 2014 season - the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

 

Get This

Last Update on April 28, 2015 09:10 GMT

MOW TO OWN

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- You mow it -- you own it. That's the plan officials in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee, want to implement. People who mow and maintain neglected properties next to their own could take possession of it. Councilman Berlin Boyd says it would encourage people to take pride and ownership in their community. He tells the Commercial Appeal the mow-to-own plan could help put blighted property back on the tax rolls.

WIU FOOTBALL PLAYER-DONATION

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- A Western Illinois University linebacker is about to get into the game -- but not on the football field. Sophomore Jordan Veloz will be a bone marrow donor for a baby suffering from a rare immune disorder. Veloz signed up during a registry drive on campus last year. It was part of the "Get in the Game" campaign, started by Villanova Coach Andrew Talley. Veloz learned last month he was a match. He says, "if you get a chance to help someone else, why wouldn't you?"

HOMELESS PIG

TEXARKANA, Arkansas (AP) -- Porkchop and Peanut are best buddies. They're also the mascots of the Animal Care and Adoption Center in Texarkana, Arkansas. Porkchop is a 7-month-old pot-bellied pig. Peanut is a tiny terrier mix. Center director Charles Lokey says, "They sleep together, play together and get in trouble together." Lokey tells the Texarkana Gazette he's never seen anything like it. He adds the dog thinks he's a pig, and the pig thinks he's a dog.

 
[an error occurred while processing this directive]