Originally Posted by Bulluck53
Can't really defend Tennessee against anything that article says. The entire south is perceived 'backwards' so it doesn't bother me much. If that woman has ever been to Nashville and the surrounding counties she would think differently.
My serious response to this would be, do you guys know why they were named the Titans? Also, why our mascot is a racoon?
The article says this:
Tennessee is a lovely state with beautiful urban centers.
Are you saying this isn't true?
They are named the Titans because Nashville is "The Athens of the South." Basically, they want to crib some of Greek history without dealing with the particulars of the Titans--which is that they were kinda gross.
As for the racoon mascot, I have no idea. Maybe because they steal stuff? They like running over people in vehicles? I'd really like to know.