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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CALIFORNIA-THANKSGIVING HEAT

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Pity those poor folks in California, where they had to endure record heat while much of the nation shivered on Thanksgiving Day. Records were set in a number of California cities. It hit 85 at San Diego's Lindbergh Field, breaking a 111-year-old record. The National Weather Service says Los Angeles had a high of 86 -- one degree hotter than the 1977 record. Record highs were also hit in downtown Oakland, Santa Ana and in Riverside, where it reached 91.

COAT COLLECTION

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- It's "Buy Nothing Day" to some folks in Rhode Island. Instead of hitting the malls on this Black Friday, the Buy Nothing organizers are collecting winter coats for the needy. Event spokesman Greg Gerritt says they hope the Buy Nothing Winter Coat Exchange will get people thinking about the negative effects of consumerism. Coats are being collected at a number of locations in the Ocean State including churches and YMCA branches.

ZOO THANKSGIVING

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- How does a Thanksgiving feast of horse meat, crickets and lard sound? Well, it wasn't a holiday meal for people. The animals at the Kansas City Zoo got to enjoy plenty of fruit, veggies and raw meat, while we humans were stuffing ourselves with turkey and stuffing. The Kansas City Star reports elephants are partial to hay, the lions like raw horse meat.

VOLVO OCEAN RACE-TURKEY JERKY

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- "The turkey jerky was as good as it gets." So says skipper Charlie Enright, who's with a U.S. based sailing team plowing through the Indian Ocean. The crew got to celebrate Thanksgiving with some treats stashed aboard their boat. It was a surprise from the sailors' wives, girlfriends and shore crew. They had turkey jerky, pumpkin cookies and even cranberry sauce to spread on their normal freeze-dried fare. The sailors are competing in the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race.

 
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