NASHVILLE – Welcome to "Fantennial" week.
This weekend, the Titans will celebrate their fans and commemorate the National Football League's 100th season with a three-day celebration of football that will include a series of special events, initiatives, and prizes leading up to Sunday's home opener against the Indianapolis Colts.
Across the league, from Weeks 1-10 and Week 14, the homecoming-style weekend will include a high school game on a Friday night attended by legends from their local NFL team, a fan festival on Saturday, and then a home game at the end of the week.
It will be a special weekend in Nashville concluding on Sunday, when the jersey numbers of Titans legends Eddie George and Steve McNair will be retired in a halftime ceremony.
George will attend Titans practice on Thursday at Saint Thomas Sports Park.
George will also be heavily involved in "Fantennial Weekend."
On Friday night, George and several of his former teammates will attend the Christ Presbyterian Academy (CPA) vs. Ensworth contest. George will take part in the coin toss, watch the game from the sidelines, and players will be on hand to interact with the teams. An autograph tent for former Titans players will be open to fans through the first quarter.
On Saturday, former Titans will be at Jim Warren Park in Franklin from 10 a.m.– noon for a Fan Festival. Admission is free, and there will be a public autograph signing, plus a chance to win tickets to Super Bowl LIV. T-Rac, cheerleaders and the drumline will be on site.
The jersey retirement ceremony will take place at halftime of Sunday's Colts vs. Titans game, and include comments from Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk, a representative from the McNair family and George. George's wife, Taj, will perform the national anthem ahead of the game.
In addition to George, here are the players expected to take part in at least one of the events during "Fantennial Weekend" events:
--Adam "Pacman" Jones
A first-round pick (3rd overall) by the Houston Oilers in the 1995 NFL Draft, Steve McNair led the Titans to the playoffs four times, including an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIV, while passing for 27,141 yards and 156 TDs in 11 seasons with the franchise. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP, Mike Mu)
A first-round pick (14th overall) by the Houston Oilers in the 1996 NFL Draft, Eddie George became only the second NFL running back to rush for 10,000 yards, while never missing a start, as Tennessee's starter through 2003. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)
BE A PART OF HISTORY
This Sunday, September 15 will be a special day as the Titans retire QB Steve McNair's No. 9 jersey and RB Eddie George's No. 27 jersey during halftime of the team's home opener vs the Indianapolis Colts.
Don't miss this amazing day in franchise history!