I love football games. I especially love football games that have crazy endings (Music City Miracle anybody?). Enter the Tennessee Titans versus the San Diego Chargers.
Not only was that game full of lots of penalties and questionable officiating, it also supplied one of the weirdest final seconds I have ever watched.
Following the awesome touchdown grab by Justin Hunter to put the Titans up 20-17 with just 15 seconds to play, the Chargers did something that I don't think anybody expected. Instead of running out of bounds on the kickoff and giving themselves a couple shots at the end zone, the whole team got involved in a series of pitch-and-catch that had the whole of LP Field on their feet.
I could be wrong, because it was awfully hard to keep up, but I counted at least 12 different passes (including two forward ones, which on the second should have blown the play dead, but that's beside the point) in the exchange before the last toss hit the grass to end the game.
And of course the Titan faithful went wild. Seems as though the hometown boys are vastly improved from last season, for which I am thankful. I'm seeing good things in the future this season. If we cut down on the penalties (some of which were stupid and unnecessary), then I believe we have a legitimate shot at getting to the playoffs this year. I know, don't count your chickens before they hatch. But a little optimism is a good thing.
So I guess I'll be tuning in to Titans radio this weekend to listen to how the fortune goes against the Jets, as we dropped our satellite service a while back. I hope I get to hear a lot of Mike Keith's famous "Touchdown Titans!" coming through the speakers. I'm thinking I just might.
Currently, the only opponent that I am dreading is the Seattle Seahawks. They are looking extremely good right now, and if the Titans don't put together a complete game, including cutting out the crazy penalties, then that one might get ugly. But, that is a few weeks away, so we will focus on the here and now.
Right now I'm celebrating the victory on Sunday and hoping for another one this weekend.
Fingers crossed Titans fans!