Good morning, Nashville. There are few things that make us giggle more on a Friday morning than the thought of our beloved Titans doing a little yoga to ease their pre-season tension. Yesterday we mentioned that a few fist fights broke out between the Titans and the St. Louis Rams during their joint practice this week, but things seem to have, uh, calmed down a bit since the guys traded in their helmets for yoga mats. And on a related note, we want to give you fair warning about the sold-out preseason opener against the Rams that promises some horrendous traffic downtown. Either way, we’re ready for some football.
- Low voter turnout. Davidson County voter turnout was projected to be ridiculously low yesterday, probably not even reaching 10%. The turnout wasn’t a whole lot better around the rest of Middle Tennessee.
- Making your vote count. But consider this: Sen. Rosalind Kurita (D-Clarksville) defeated her opponent and kept her Senate seat by just 19 votes. Opponent Tim Barnes is calling for a recount.
- [Insert bad pun here.] You may have been around Nashville long enough to remember the legendary former mayor Bill Boner, ironically remembered for his alleged “seven hours of passion” with that other woman. That may explain our why our jaws dropped when we saw this headline this morning, but then we found out there are actually two Bill Boners. Whew.
- Bits & pieces. The Sounds are still fighting with Metro about what to do about Greer Stadium, and things aren’t looking real promising … As predicted, the Metro Council passed the resolution last night asking voters not to support Councilman Eric Crafton’s English First ordinance … A former member of the group Sugarland is suing the band for $1.5M … Assistant DA Jeff Long won the race for Williamson County Sheriff, beating out Tommy Campsey and his borderline racist campaign posters.
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