Is it time to be frightened? - 08/24/14

I wouldn't blame Titans fans if they saw last night's defensive efforts and said, "Well, the D is going to be awful this year."  Matt Ryan tore the secondary apart with 224 yards passing and 2 TD's in the first half. Devin Hester put a move on Jason McCourty that made him fall down on the first Atlanta touchdown, and Julio Jones is probably still breaking tackles from the second score.

Here's a half-hearted attempt to cheer you up. First, the team and the coaching staff all keep saying that the squad is still earning and adjusting to Ray Horton's new defense. Seems a little late in the process for the first teamers to look this bad at it, but hey - They still have two weeks until the season opener. Also, Ken Whisenhunt noted earlier today that they haven't schemed anything specifically for opponents yet. This one, I'll buy. Finally, someone on twitter pointed out that the Colts made 8 playoff appearances with just 9 preseason wins. Sooo .. anyone feel better?

Didn't think so.

 

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SUPER BOWL SUPERFAN

WINFIELD, Pa. (AP) -- Super Bowl 49 will be the 49th for superfan Tom Henschel. Yes, he's been to every Super Bowl, starting with the first one in 1967 at the Los Angeles Coliseum. He plans to be at the University of Phoenix Stadium for Sunday's big game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. The Pennsylvania man is one of just three people to have seen every Super Bowl. But the big game wasn't always such a big deal. Henschel tells the Valley News Dispatch there were only 30,000 fans in the stadium for Super Bowl 1. The 73-year-old says he plans to party like a 20-year-old in Phoenix this weekend.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- It's a cool dessert for the hot desert. Rita's Italian Ice is coming to the Middle East. The Pennsylvania-based chain say it's signed a deal to open nearly 50 stores in Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and five other Arab nations. Rita's contractor (Faysal Younes) says the region's climate makes it a natural for the sweet, frozen treats. The Mideast expansion is to take place over the next decade.

SMITHSONIAN-RECORDED SOUND

WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's something new to see and hear at the National Museum of American History. The Washington museum is hosting an exhibit called "Hear My Voice," focusing on early sound recording. The exhibit includes some of the earliest audio recordings made by Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone. New technology makes it possible to scan the groves in the wax discs made in the 1880s. The exhibit runs through October.

 
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