Paying tribute to their team’s history – and opening up some old wounds.
Obviously the team now known as the Tennessee Titans were originally the Houston Oilers. The team was located in Houston from 1960-1996, until team owner Bud Adams moved the Oilers to Tennessee and renamed them the Titans.
Houston wasn’t without a team for very long, with the expansion team Texans joining the NFL in 2002. But some Houston fans still haven’t forgiven the original Oilers for leaving in the first place…
So in what may be the ultimate troll move, the Titans decided to wear their Houston Oilers throwback jerseys for today’s game against the Texans.
Even Titans coach Mike Vrabel got into the throwback spirit.
And it seems like some Houston fans took it personally…
Titans have Oilers painted in their end zones and they're wearing the Columbia Blue uniforms like they did against the Falcons. So many in Houston are still infuriated the Titans are wearing Oilers uniforms even though the Oilers are the Titans. The former Oilers love it.
Of course the Titans (Oilers version) are currently up 13-3 over the Texans at halftime, so many Titans fans are calling for the Titans to return to the Oilers look permanently after the team has struggled for much of the season.