What were the Houston Oilers called before?
Tennessee OilersTennessee Titans / Former name
The Houston Oilers were a professional American football team. Now known as the Tennessee Titans, they previously played in Houston, Texas from the team’s founding in 1960 to 1996, before relocating to Memphis, Tennessee, and later Nashville, Tennessee, and becoming the Titans.
Why did the Houston Oilers become the Tennessee Titans?
Titans was picked as the new nickname of the NFL’s Tennessee franchise, transplanted from Houston. “We wanted a new nickname to reflect strength, leadership and other heroid qualities,” owner Bud Adams said Saturday in making the announcement.
Why did the Oilers leave Houston?
Nashville mayor Phil Bredesen, a visionary who knew little about football, realized what a boon an NFL franchise would be to his city and state. He convinced Adams to sign an exclusive negotiating agreement. If Nashville gave Adams everything he wanted before the agreement expired, the Oilers would relocate.
When did the Titans move to Nashville?
The club moved to Tennessee in 1997 and changed its name to the Titans in 1999, the same year its new home, Nissan Stadium, opened in downtown Nashville on the east bank of the Cumberland River. Since then, the Titans have become a fixture in the community and provided national visibility to the city of Nashville.
When did Houston Oilers become Tennessee Titans?
In 1997, the Oilers became the first NFL team to call Tennessee home when the franchise relocated to the Volunteer state. Two years later in 1999, the franchise retired the nickname Oilers and became known as the Titans.
Did Oilers ever go Super Bowl?
What years did the Houston Oilers make the Super Bowl? While in Houston, the Houston Oilers have never appeared in a Super Bowl. In their full franchise history, they’ve appeared in the Super Bowl once, in 1999 as the Tennessee Titans.