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New Article Asks if the Oiler History Should Return to Houston

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Chron.com recently posted an overview of Jason Wole’s article in The Tennessean which discusses the notion that the history of the Houston Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans) should return to the place where it all began.

Former Oiler Bruce Matthews told Wole, “Whoever, the Adamses, whoever they are (that own) the Titans, they ought to give back the Oilers’ history to the Texans. It’s just sitting up there (in Nashville), whereas I think the Texans could really utilize it.”

Of course, passionate football fans have a lot to say about this topic. When ESPN Houston posted the Chron.com article, Facebook commenters voiced their opinions. “Houston history belongs in Houston. It ticks me off to see that the Titans were ‘Established in 1960.’ It’s too late to rename the Texans, and I wouldn’t want to see that happen. But Oiler history is neither Titan nor Tennessee history,” Kevin Tolls wrote. Several people echoed his feelings, but others feel like it has too far gone. “As much as I’m a Luv Ya Blue era fan, history moves with the team,” Chris Garcia writes, acknowledging that it might be too late to regain the Oiler name.