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1 The Houston Oilers played their final game in Texas during the 1996 season, before moving to Tennessee and becoming the Titans. When was the franchise founded?
Answer: 1959

The team was moved because the owner Bud Adams was unable to secure funding for a new stadium for the team to play in. They were the Tennessee Titans for two season before they were renamed again, in 1999, as the Tennessee Titans.
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2 What was the first season for the Houston Oilers in the AFL?
Answer: 1960

In 1960, the Houston Oilers became a charter member of the American Football League along with seven other teams. They remained in the AFL until the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.
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3 Who was the first owner of the Houston Oilers?
Answer: Kenneth Adams

Also known as "Bud", Adams still owned the team in 2003. Even though he moved the team to Nashville, "Bitter party of one."
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4 What was the team's first season as the Tennessee Titans?
Answer: 1999

Though they moved from Houston to Tennessee in 1997, the team was known as the Tennessee Oilers in 1997 and 1998.
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5 While the franchise was in Houston, prior to joining the National Football League, it was a member of the American Football Leauge. The team was the first AFL team to sign an active player away from the NFL. Who was that player?
Answer: Willard Dewveall

Canonon was drafted by teams in both conferences, and signed with the Oilers. Blanda was an AFL player from the start of his career. Jordan was a basketball star. Dewveall was a member of the NFL's Chicago Bears for a season before leaving to join the Oilers where he became an all-star in 1962.
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6 Who was the first coach of the Houston franchise?
Answer: Lou Rymkus

Lou Rymkus was the inaugural Oilers coach. Although he had a successful first season, he did not coach a full second season.
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7 In the 1996 NFL Draft, the Titans/Oilers moved up to pick number 14 in the first round to acquire Eddie George. With which team did they make this trade?
Answer: Seahawks

The Titans/Oilers traded the 17th overall pick and DT Glenn Montgomery to Seattle to acquire the Heisman Trophy RB.
    Your options: [ Bills ] [ Lions ] [ Seahawks ] [ Buccaneers ]
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8 Who was the first running back for the Oilers?
Answer: Billy Cannon

Cannon, a LSU stand out, was signed to contract in grand fashion, at the end of the Sugar Bowl, under the goal post.
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9 Titans QB Steve McNair attended what college?
Answer: Alcorn St.

McNair was drafted in the first round (3rd overall pick) by the Houston Oilers in 1995.
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10 The Oilers played in the first three AFL championship games. How many of them did they win?
Answer: 2

The Oilers beat the Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers in 1960 and 1961, and fell to the Dallas Texans in overtime in 1962.
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11 Prior to the AFL-NFL merger, how many AFL Championships did the Houston Oilers win?
Answer: 2

The Houston Oilers were AFL Champions in the league's first two seasons. They appeared in a total of four Championship games, winning only the first two.
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12 To which team did Titans/Oilers lose to in their first preseason game in Memphis in 1997?
Answer: Saints

Tennessee fell to New Orleans 21-12.
    Your options: [ Broncos ] [ 49ers ] [ Saints ] [ Packers ]
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13 Where did the Oilers play their first six seasons?
Answer: Jeppesen Stadium

Jeppesen Stadium, on the University of Houston campus, was the home of the early Oilers. It was also the site of the first AFL World Championship.
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14 Which Titan lateraled to Kevin Dyson, who ran 75 yards for the winning touchdown during the "Music City Miracle" playoff game against the Buffalo Bills in 1999?
Answer: Frank Wycheck

After the Bills kicked the go ahead field goal with 16 seconds left in the game, Lorenzo Neal fielded Steve Christie's kickoff, handed the ball to Frank Wycheck who tossed it to Kevin Dyson who scored the winning TD untouched. On the replay, it appeared that Wycheck made an illegal forward lateral but the play was allowed to stand, and the Titans won 22-16. That year they ended up losing Super Bowl XXXIV to the St. Louis Rams 23-16 when Dyson was tackled one yard short of the tying touchdown.
    Your options: [ Derrick Mason ] [ Frank Wycheck ] [ Blaine Bishop ] [ Lorenzo Neal ]
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15 What happened in 1968 that made history for American professional football?
Answer: Oilers became the first team to play regularly in a dome

Moving into the Astrodome for the 1968 season made the Houston Oilers the first team to play the majority of their games in a dome in professional football history.
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16 How many Super Bowl appearances did the Houston Oilers have?
Answer: 0

The Houston Oilers never made it to the Super Bowl. They had a couple of shots at a Conference Championship title but failed.
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17 Bud Adams announced in December of 1998 that the Oilers would become the Titans in 1999. Who was the last opponent to face "the Oilers"?
Answer: Vikings

The Oilers played there final regular season game at the Metrodome against the Minnesota Vikings.
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18 In 1970 the AFL-NFL merged and formed a unified league. One of the most successful teams from the AFL, how did the Oilers fare in their first NFL season?
Answer: 3-10-1

The Oilers posted only 9 wins in their first four seasons in the NFL. (3-10-1 in 1970, 4-9-1 in 1971, and then 1-13 in both 1972 and 1973.)
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19 What year did the Oiler franchise move to Tennessee?
Answer: 1997

The first season for the Tennessee Oilers was in 1997. The Oilers moved from Houston when ideas for a new stadium were not accepted by the city of Houston. They played their first season in Memphis before moving to Nashville.
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20 In 1999, the Titans won their first road game of the season against the Jaguars. Who intercepted a Mark Brunell pass in the end zone to seal the deal?
Answer: Samari Rolle

Samari Rolle made an acrobatic one-hand interception in front of Jimmy Smith to finalize the win.
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21 Where did Dan Pastorini go to college?
Answer: Santa Clara

Pastorini graduated from Santa Clara in 1971. Originally drafted as a punter.
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22 During their time in Houston, how many Super Bowl titles did the Oilers win?
Answer: 0

Not only did the Oilers never win a Super Bowl, they never played in one. The franchise finally earned a Super Bowl in 2000 as the Tennessee Titans, falling to the St. Louis Rams in Superbowl XXXIV.
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23 Who was the first coach of the Tennessee Titans?
Answer: Jeff Fisher

Jeff Fisher became coach for the Houston Oilers in 1994 season and moved with the team to Tennessee.
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24 On route to Super Bowl in 1999, the Titans defeated the Colts in a sold out RCA Dome to advance to the AFC Championship. Eddie George busted a TD run to prevail the Titans. How long was his run?
Answer: 68 yards

Eddie George rushed for 162 yards, including a 68-yard touchdown run as the Titans defeat the Indianapolis Colts 19-16 in the playoffs.
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25 Where did Earl Campbell go to college?
Answer: University of Texas

Campbell was also known as the "Tyler Rose", graduated from Texas in 1977. He also won the Heisman Trophy that year.
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26 What season did the Tennessee Oilers change their name to the Tennessee Titans?
Answer: 1999

After spending one season in Memphis and one in Nashville, the owner of the Tennessee team announced a name change to go along with the opening of a new stadium and to garner better support from the people of Tennessee. Although the team's name changed, the history of the Oilers remains part of the Tennessee franchise. In doing this, it kept Houston from resurrecting an Oiler expansion team and building on the old team history.
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27 The Titans hosted their first regular season Monday Night Football game at Adelphia Coliseum in 2000 with a 27-13 victory. Who did they defeat?
Answer: Jaguars

This victory was their 4th consecutive win over Jacksonville.
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28 Who was the Titans receiving yardage leader in 2000, 2001, and 2002?
Answer: Derrick Mason

Mason had over 1,000 yards receiving in 2001 and 2002.
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29 How many seasons did the team play as the Oilers, after moving to Tennessee?
Answer: 2

The team moved to Tennessee in 1997, but retained the name Oilers for two seasons before officially becoming the Tennessee Titans in 1999. The renaming came with a move from Memphis to Nashville for their home games.
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30 What season was the first Super Bowl appearance for the Titans?
Answer: 1999

In the first season as the Tennessee Titans they made the Super Bowl. They played the Rams in Super Bowl XXXIV on January 30, 2000 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The final score: Rams 23-Titans 16.
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31 Frank Wycheck became the fourth tight end in NFL history to record 500 career receptions in Tennessee's 29-27 loss at home to Indianapolis. In what year did he achieve this milestone?
Answer: 2003

Frank retired after this season after suffering too many concussions.
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32 What game started the 'Luv ya Blue' hysteria?
Answer: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, Dec. 10, 1979

The Dome was rockin' on December 10, 1979, when the Steelers came to town for a most incredible Monday night game. A local bank handed out 'Luv ya Blue' flash cards to all fans. The stadium was a sea of Columbia Blue, and the Oilers won 17-10.
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33 Which was the first team to beat the Titans at Adelphia Coliseum?
Answer: Baltimore Ravens

This didn't happen until halfway through the 2000 season. The Titans had gone 9-0 at home in 1999 (including post-season), and won the first four home games of 2000. Final Score: Ravens 24 Titans 23.
    Your options: [ Cincinnati Bengals ] [ Baltimore Ravens ] [ Oakland Raiders ] [ Washington Redskins ]
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34 How many times did the Oilers make the playoffs before they were renamed the Titans?
Answer: 15

AFL: 1960, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1969
NFL: 1978, 1979, 1980, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993

They won two AFL championships during that time as well (1960 and 1961).
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35 Which Houston Oiler was the first African-American quarterback to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
Answer: Warren Moon

Going undrafted out of Washington in 1978, Warren Moon played in the Canadian Football League for six very successful seasons prior to the NFL. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006. Upon his induction, he became the first African-American quarterback, the first undrafted quarterback and the first Canadian Football Hall of Fame member to be inducted.
    Your options: [ Randall Cunningham ] [ Steve McNair ] [ Warren Moon ] [ Rodney Peete ]
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36 At Titans games, a "Video of a Titans" member was played from 2003-2005 with the background music of "Their Goes My hero". Who was the Titans "hero"?
Answer: Steve McNair

The video was of Air McNair running into the end zone.
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37 What was the score of the first AFC Championship game, the Oilers played in, against Pittsburgh?
Answer: 34-5

Bradshaw and the Steelers beat the Oilers 34-5 in Three Rivers Stadium. The weather was horrible, rain, sleet, and snow. The Steelers went on to Super Bowl XIV to beat the Cowboys in an epic battle 35-31.
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38 The Oilers were often a middle of the road team, especially after the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. What is the franchise season-record for wins, prior to the move to Tennessee?
Answer: 12

The team posted a 12-4 record in 1993, and had three (1963, 1980 and 1991) 11 win seasons.
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39 Which Titan claimed the 2006 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award?
Answer: Vince Young

Quarterback Vince Young was a first round draft pick out of Texas. His rookie season efforts earned him the award and also a spot on the AFC Pro Bowl roster for 2006.
    Your options: [ Drew Bennett ] [ Travis Henry ] [ Vince Young ] [ Adam Jones ]
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40 In what season did Eddie George have his best season (statistically speaking) rushing for over 1500 yards and scoring 14 TDs?
Answer: 2000

George rushed for over 1500 yards and had 14 TDs leading the Titans to the a divisional playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens. This was also the same year Eddie was featured on the cover of the Madden video game. They're for seemingly breaking "the curse".
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