- The Titans won! 🎉 Their 21-22 victory over the heavily favored Kansas City Chiefs (after trailing at one point 21-3) in Saturday’s Wild Card round have earned them a divisional round date with the New England Patriots next Sunday in Foxborough, Massachusetts. It was the team’s first playoff win since 2004.
- The President of the United States is expected to address a group of farmers today around lunch time, so your late morning and evening commutes are likely to be wrecked if you are traveling anywhere near the airport or on Briley Parkway at Opryland Hotel & Resort. Organizers are hoping to be “pleasantly surprised” with what he has to say, which is a nice way of saying they have no clue what is going to happen.
- Quarterback Marcus Mariota pulled off an oddity in the NFL history book by completing his first every playoff touchdown pass to … himself.
- If you somehow missed the LifeWay tower implosion, here are ten different camera angles to enjoy. It was definitely worth braving the cold and traffic to watch.
- The Predators (24-11-6) lost 2-3 to the
Phoenix Arizona Coyotes (10-27-6) in overtime Thursday before winning a 4-3 match against the Los Angeles Kings (24-13-5) Saturday to complete their road trip. The Predators will host the Edmonton Oilers (18-22-3) tomorrow night before taking their annual “bye week”.
- With the win Saturday, the Predators hold the top point percentage in the Central Division, meaning head coach Peter Laviolette will join PK Subban at the All Star game in Tampa at the end of the month.
- The medical examiner attributed at least 10 deaths in Davidson County in the last month, with five more under investigation. Metro continues to operate shelters if the temperature drops below freezing.
- Frozen pipes have caused a lot of heartache for apartment renters in Nashville following the bitter cold temperatures last week. One East Nashville apartment complex built less than a year ago had water gushing from the sprinkler pipes.
- WPLN looks back at the history of Opryland and the real reason it was demolished to make way for a mall. Spoiler: the longstanding rumor that the park was losing money isn’t true — they thought the mall would make more.
- The Tennessean reports that the actual price tag for the
$5.2 $5.4 billion comprehensive transit plan called “Let’s Move Nashville” is actually closer to $9 billion when all operating and associated costs are tallied. A public hearing is set for 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Metro Council Chambers.
- John Rich, owner of that odd house on Love Circle and the less-interesting half of country music duo, now has a whiskey out from his “Redneck Riveria” brand. As long as there is Jack Daniel’s, we’ll pass.
- “One Touch Make Ready”, a policy approved by the Metro Council but opposed by telecommunications companies lost what is likely its final court battle after a judge ruled that poles owned by NES were also applicable under the ordinance. Google Fiber, the bill’s main benefactor, had already moved on to other installation techniques.
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