Good morning, Nashville. Ol’ Bud Adams finally made up his mind yesterday: Vince Young is officially getting the boot. The Titans had a pretty disastrous 2010 season, and most of the chatter in the past few weeks has suggested that either Vince or Coach Fisher would be leaving the franchise, as the two can’t seem to coexist. In a statement released yesterday, Adams thanked Vince for his service and said that they are working to find a new quarterback to lead the team next season. Vince, too, kept it classy and thanked the city of Nashville, teammates, fans, Bud Adams, and anyone else he could cram into 140 characters on his Twitter account. So Vince, Nashvillest bids you a hearty farewell.
- 2012 is nigh. Remember yesterday when we talked about the dead bird plague and impending apocalypse and how we are probably going to be next? About ten minutes later, a flock of dead grackles turned up in Wilson County. Though it’s not as much fun as some of the conspiracy theories, some wildlife experts are simply blaming heavy fog and powerlines.
- Race to the top. According to the state report card for teacher training, Teach for America grads came out ahead of the pack, outperforming other new teachers and veterans alike.
- Bits & pieces. Preds chairman Tom Cigarran would like to keep the Preds in Nashville forever, and we would like that too … An MTSU student was among the thousands of folks who won the lottery by playing Hurley’s numbers from LOST … Don’t forget about the downtown road closures for water main repairs … George Jones was hospitalized last night for a “possible blockage in his heart” … Jack White is headed to the Opry this month … Belmont men’s basketball coach Rick Byrd snagged his 500th win last night, which he says is no biggie … Nashville doctors tell us that the flu is going around, for real.
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