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"For sure, if you're loose and you're feeling good, the weather's warm, you're gonna be able to have a little more zip on the ball," says Hasselbeck (#8).
Injured Quarterback Jake Locker doesn't see it that way!
"Do you notice a difference with your ability to be looser?" asks Locker (#10). "Nah, not really. Fortunately I'm still pretty young, so I get to get warmed up pretty quick."
Youth may not have a lot to do with it. We looked at Locker's college years, and as the temperature dropped, so did his passing yards. He averaged about 65 fewer yards per game in November compared to September. The answer may come down to physics. During the warmer games, the air is much less dense, so the ball is able to travel further down the field, but once the temperatures start to cool, the air is so dense, the ball doesn't travel as far, so look for the Titans strategy to change from more of a throwing game to a running game. That isn't the only part of the game impacted by cold weather. Titans Kicker Rob Bironas is ranked 3rd in NFL history, but he'll even admit, he can't kick as far in cold temperatures.
"It's just like the skin on your hands, but on your body it's just a little tougher, a little bit harder to get worked in when it's colder weather," says Bironas (#2).
Meaning weather could affect the decision to go for a potential game winning long field goal! Now, the Titans' first real weather test comes in December. Temps at 2 home games will be in the 40s and only 26 degrees during the Packers game in Green Bay.
Thursday, October 11 2012, 11:37 PM CDT
Tenn. Powerball ticket worth $1 million
May 19, 2013 18:44 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Powerball ticket sold in Tennessee barely missed winning a share of an estimated $590.5 million prize. But the ticket has a nice consolation prize worth $1 million.
Officials say the Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold in Chattanooga.
There's no word yet on who won.
A Powerball ticket sold at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla., matched all six numbers selected Saturday night for the estimated $590.5 million prize. It's the highest Powerball jackpot in history.
The winning numbers were 10, 13, 14, 22 and 52, with a Powerball of 11.
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes
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AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.