Think about the last time the Tennessee Titans were 2-0. Where were you? I was just a little kid, 10 years old to be exact. Life was simpler, masks weren’t a necessity, and we could all go to school, concerts, and sporting events without social distancing.
No, I am not referring to just last year. I can assure you I am not an 11 year old writing for A to Z Sports. Instead, I am talking about 2008, which was the last time the Titans started a season 2-0.
To put it simply, A lot was different back then. I’m not just talking about the COVID-19 pandemic that’s happening now, because that’s a bit too obvious. But, think about the fact that some players who are in the league today were probably playing pee-wee football at the time.
Case in point, Tennessee Titans rookie Kristian Fulton was probably around 10 years old, linebacker Jayon Brown was about 13, and Derrick Henry was probably stiff-arming poor little kids into an oblivion in football games at the age of 14.
Enough of talking about how old everyone was in 2008, though, because it’s time to take a trip down memory lane and see what was trending when the Titans were last 2-0.
TOP SONG – LOW BY FLO-RIDA FEATURING T-PAIN
The last time the Tennessee Titans were 2-0, everyone was rocking their boots with the fur. T-Pain and Flo Rida dropped a banger in 2008 that some people still listen to or refer to until this day.
Ah, the simpler times. Now, the only thing that’s low are sports attendance numbers thanks to COVID. The Titans had about eight fans in the stands on Sunday versus the Jaguars.
(They’re the Home Alone sweepstakes winners). pic.twitter.com/rBvsxWIUxm
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) September 20, 2020
Some other songs that were atop the charts in 2008 was “No One” by Alicia Keys, “Apologize” by Timbaland, and “Lollipop” by Lil Wayne.
TOP MOVIE – THE DARK KNIGHT
In 2008, when we could actually go to theaters, “The Dark Knight” was the one to go see. It made over $500 million in the box office after its release date of July 18th. It was in over 4,000 theaters and for 76 weeks.
IT WAS ONLY ONE YEAR SINCE THE IPHONE WAS RELEASED
The first iPhone was released in 2007, and now it is the must have for a lot of people. You can’t go an hour without looking at your phone. You’re probably reading this on your phone right now.
Now, one of the hotter debates in the world is Android vs iPhone, Twitter is booming, everyone has some form of a social media account, and we have connections to anyone in the world with just a push of a button, and the Tennessee Titans are 2-0 again.
THE PATRIOTS WERE FRESH OFF AN UNDEFEATED SEASON
The Patriots had just went 16-0 and lost in the Super Bowl thanks to the infamous helmet catch. It was right in the thick of the dynasty of the Patriots, and little did we know at the time that thirteen years later, the dynasty would end with a pick six in the playoffs by the Tennessee Titans.
Also, I must mention that Patriots’ kicker in 2008, Stephen Gostkowski, was in his third season when the Titans were 2-0. Now, he’s a Titan and has won the last two games for Tennessee on game-winning kicks to lead the Titans back to 2-0, 12 years later.
I could go on and on about how different life was the last time the Tennessee Titans were 2-0, because it’s fun. What else is fun is the Titans offense so far, which could have had two consecutive games of 25+ points scored offensively if not for missed kicks.
Head coach Mike Vrabel has this team confident and ready to compete with anyone. There’s a different feel to the 2020 Titans than years past. Enjoy the ride, Titans fans, because the boys seem hungry for success, and a 2-0 start means they are knocking on the door to the house of the elites.
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