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On the sidelines, the buzz was the same as last year.
When asked who she thinks should be starting quarterback, Amber Fathera said, "Jake locker…because he’s cute."
"I think Hasselbeck should be the starting guy," Kolton Hix said.
It may be the same old debate but it has a different look. That's because the players and the fans are sporting brand new NFL gear by Nike.
"It's very nice," Hix said. "I already got one in the stitched ordered in for me. Just waiting for it to come in."
And LP Field is also getting a makeover with new elevators a better sound system and the crown jewel, a new 160-foot LED video screen.
"That's going to be awesome," Nicholas Bobo said. "I can't wait to get down there to catch a game."
"Last year I had to squint to see so I think the big-tron will be a big change," Fathera said.
Of course, the start of a new season means more than just a new look for the franchise, and Xs and Os for the fans to debate. It also means downtown businesses are one step closer to a big boost in customers.
"Football season is a big part of the year for us," said Kirk Evans, who owns downtown Nashville's Piranha's Bar & Grill.
Last season the Titans didn t have a single nationally-televised prime time game but this year, there are two, so Evans can expect an even bigger spotlight on Music City this fall.
On October 11th the Pittsburgh Steelers come to town for a huge Thursday night game.
"Thursday night helps," Evans said. "Having people downtown on normally slow night and we get people that stay through the weekend so it keeps it busy all weekend long."
Then in December, the New York Jets will land in Music City for Monday Night Football...and you can bet the staff at Piranha's will be ready for all those New York fans.
"New York is a great traveling football team and I expect to be very busy," Evans said.
The Titans will hold 11 more training camp practices that are open to the public at Baptist Sports Park.
You can find a full schedule to these open sessions on the Fox Links section of this website.
Monday, July 30 2012, 03:21 AM CDT
Former Dyer County constable sentenced to prison
May 23, 2013 12:50 GMT
DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Dyer County Constable Derick Shane Hundley has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.
The State Gazette (http://bit.ly/14UHydd ) reported Hundley was sentenced Monday after earlier entering a guilty plea to enticement of a minor through electronic means. The government dropped a child pornography count.
Prosecutors said Hundley, who is 30, used a cellphone to try to entice a minor female to have sex with him. Police arrested Hundley last July and found an external hard drive that contained numerous images of minors involved in sex. He resigned from the constable post he had won in 2010 after his arrest.
Information from: State Gazette, http://www.stategazette.com
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