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We are in CODE YELLOW in the SkyWatch 17 Weather Center.  The National Weather Service has issued a FREEZE WARNING that will begin at 1am Saturday and continue until 10 am Saturday.  Temperatures will drop to the mid 20s in most of middle TN overnight and early tomorrow morning. A FREEZE WATCH has been posted for Saturday night as well. That "watch" might become a "warning" during the day on Saturday.

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My Thoughts from the 1st Preseason Game - 08/10/14

Now that I've finally dried off, and had a chance to slog through the video, here are my thoughts from the worst weather I've ever shot a game in.  Some of you might have heard by now, but it was so bad at LP Field on Saturday night, I shot the game barefoot.  Sure, I got a few weird looks, but I also got plenty of positive comments from others who had to suffer on the sideline.  Anyway, back to the task at hand...

1)  There is VERY LITTLE to be gained from this game.  Mother Nature made sure of that.  Players were simply surviving, not thriving in the monsoon-like conditions.  Titans Coach Ken Whisenhunt tried to downplay it, but I'm not buying.  How can you gleen anything from Jake Locker's 1-2 for 5-yards?  More than 2-inches of rain fell in the 3-series he played.

2)  Colin McCarthy has played his last down as a Titan.  McCarthy left in the 2nd quarter with an apparent shoulder injury.  Whisenhunt admitted it wasn't good in the post-game press conference.  This is the final straw for the guy who just a couple of years ago was the starting middle linebacker.  It's too bad.  He just couldn't avoid injuries.

3)  The starting defense has some serious work to do.  Green Bay gashed the Titans starters on the opening drive.  In a monsoon.  Running the ball all but one time in the 8-plays it took to find the endzone.  And they did it without Aaron Rodgers, Randall Cobb, Eddie Lacy and Jordy Nelson playing a down.  Not good.

That's what really stands out.  Again, I saw the game through a water-logged lens.  So take from that what you will.  One thing I can promise you, the weather will be better for at least the next two preseason games.  They're in domes.     

 

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SEATTLE (AP) -- You've probably heard the phrase: "getting someone's goat." In this case, police in Seattle got someone's goat -- times 10. A herd of 10 goats got free from a yard in the Beacon Hill neighborhood -- and began chasing a group of children. That led police on a chase of their own -- after the creatures. The police website says officers were able to wrangle the goats into a pen. Animal control officers were called to reach the goats' owner.

 
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