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"This gets everybody pumped up," Otto said about the pep rally. "It just gets everybody ready to roll and that's what we want to do is get them ready for the season, get them excited and that's what we need, just a little excitement here today."
The Titans cheerleaders also did their part and there were fun things to do for everyone.
"You can come out here people playing corn hole, listening to live music this is what it s all about," said Carson Nicely who was one of several men wearing Titans blue tuxedos.
Titans players signed autographs and helped future Titans sharpen their skills.
"We've got families here, kids here playing different games out here," McCarthy said. "It's a way for us to give back show them our support, our excitement for this season and hopefully they are [excited] too."
And whether you were a news reporter, a Tennessee Titan or the mayor of a big city, it was clear, just about everyone at the pep rally was counting the minutes until kickoff.
"You can feel the excitement," said Nashville mayor Karl Dean. "I mean people are Titans fans and people really pay attention, they really care. Nashville loves the Titans, it s a great way to kick it off."
The Titans open the regular season against Tom Brady and the Patriots Sunday at noon at LP Field.
Friday, September 7 2012, 11:56 PM CDT
Houston brother will be his own attorney in court
June 18, 2013 13:02 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Roane County man will face federal gun violation charges next month without an attorney.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/17VlXpM ) reported Rocky Joe Houston will represent himself on a charge of possession of a gun by a felon.
The charge came after Houston earlier represented himself in state court on charges stemming from a police chase. He was convicted of evading arrest and reckless endangerment.
Houston and his brother, Leon Houston, were tried, but not convicted, in the 2006 shooting deaths of a Roane County deputy and his ride-along companion.
In federal court, Rocky Joe Houston is claiming the officer who charged him with the felony had no legal authority.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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