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  1. I'll be here, come see me. ? Nashville is a great city that is growing, people and companies relocating here. Successfully hosted the NHL All-Star game a few years ago. The fans here will embrace the draft well. Will be great for the city too.
  2. They went viral as a joke to laugh at them. No one is angry at the city except for some reason Chip72 of the Eagles message board. The bridezilla will be fine, she's got offers to go on talk shows, offers from vendors offering her free events, meals and drinks to give her an experience. They are taking advantage of her going viral to advertise their businesses. Everyone will be just fine.
  3. Don't blame the city, it was VERY well known for a year. It was all over the news. The whole city has been either excited about it, or bracing for it. Everyone knew. The vendor the bride used to plan her party should have known and advised the bride. And the city of Nashville isn't thinking about some small bridal planner, what do you expect them to contact every business in the city? Everyone knew, it was all over the news. The marathon didn't touch downtown. I drove up on Saturday and parked at my work which is 8 blocks from the draft stage and there was zero traffic. The area you saw on TV was blocked off but other areas not affected. They also had a Jimmy Buffet concert, the performing arts center had an event, there were some outdoor festivals in the area but they weren't downtown.
  4. Broke attendance record per NFL, 600,000 people.
  5. I saw that That's a big thing now, there are so many bachelorette and bridal shower parties here, they come from all over the southeast and midwest. There's a company that markets at all the bridal shows and stuff. They go around on the pedal taverns or tractors pulling a mobile bar blaring music and getting drunk. It's hilarious. Or annoying when it happens past my work building and holds up traffic.
  6. The draft weekend is going to be nuts. The city in its infinite wisdom has also scheduled the Nashville Marathon that weekend, and Saturday night which is the last night of the draft there is a Jimmy Buffet concert at Bridgestone Arena. Downtown will be flooded with NFL fans and Jimmy Buffet pirate heads getting drunk after both events.
  7. It's Music City though, and Bridgestone has lots of concerts to compete with the Predators. There's no justification for 2 NBA teams in the state of TN, other states can support that. Nashville is growing fast and the city infrastructure can't keep up the way it is. There's a new convention center built a few years ago and new development happening everywhere. There are plans for a new mall and movie theater right downtown as well. They want it to be a destination city for events. They host the CMA awards every year, they've had the NHL All-Star Game, the NRA had their annual convention here, now the draft and they want to host the Super Bowl. With all the colleges which are just as popular or more popular than pro sports, the Titans and Predators I think that's enough. They are trying to get MLS. There's a AA team here the Nashville Sounds and there's a local race track for auto racing. So I don't really see another major sport coming anytime soon. The city is also trying to get a casino boat on the river that would have a sports book and be a place for events on NFL Sundays. So lots going on here I don't think they are ready for another pro sport. But as it grows maybe.
  8. Yep. SEC fans are just as die hard (if not more) for college football as any segment of NFL fans are for the pros. The fans will talk X's and O's, scheme, know stats ,etc. They know their stuff. The people calling into the radio have good questions and comments and aren't just whining like the fools they let on WIP.
  9. Well, the league wants to generate more excitement in other markets. Plus you'd be suprised. Nashville hosts regional March Madness games every year. They hosted the NHL All-star game, the city has really embraced hockey, college football is huge and the Titans are here. The sports talk radio here is actually about sports and not the troll bait crap on WIP in Philly. Don't be so quick to judge, Nashville is a great city for hosting events. The NFL is responsible to make focus on the players which they do from senior bowl to combine to draft coverage.
  10. ESPN doesn't dictate the location of the draft do they? Doesn't the NFL? And what do you mean?
  11. They have tried for baseball. NBA has the team in Memphis so TN isn't really a state for 2 teams in the same sport. They're working on getting a soccer team now too. They want to host more events, and the draft is a precursor to showing they could support the tourism of the Super Bowl.
  12. The city has been growing rapidly in recent years. Nashville is now the hub for healthcare companies. I work for one and they moved here from another state because "in healthcare administration, you have to be in Nashville." Nissan moved here from Southern California about 10 years ago and brought a bunch of people and jobs. It's a very diverse area with a large Hispanic and Middle Eastern population, people are moving from all over. It's not just music anymore. There's a lot of tech companies, Bridgestone is here, 2 major sports, gourmet dining, live theater, orchestra, art, etc. The traffic is getting worse, can't keep up with the growth. Housing prices are increasing fast. I bought my house in the suburbs almost 5 years ago and it has increased in value by almost $100,000. We get the 4 seasons but none are too extreme. A 3-4 hour drive from some other cities like Atlanta or Memphis and a day's drive from a lot of other places to visit. The airport is growing too it now has an international terminal with direct flights to London. It's a great place to live, we love it. It's not a die hard pro sports town so the NFL draft will not be like Philly or NY. The southeast is all about college football but they are nuts about the Predators, they've really embraced hockey. The Preds are more popular than the Titans here.
  13. Bump. Anyone else going to be at the draft festivities in Nashville? Come see me, I'll have my son there doing all the games and activities and stuff. Never been to a draft live. If anyone has questions about Nashville let me know, and let's grab a drink while you're here too.
  14. NOTW

    Ryan Tannehill traded to Tennessee.

    The local talk radio hosts here and the fans that call in like Mariota, they keep making excuses that he needs more talent, better coaches, etc. Finally this offseason the afternoon drive time host started asking is it time to move on from Mariota. They compared to other teams that have had more success with their young QBs and pointed to the Rams, Chiefs and Eagles as examples. Wentz far outplays Mariota they said and Mariota is never going to be great. He's right of course, but I think the Titans don't make a change yet.
  15. NOTW

    Are you rooting for Andy Reid now?

    Yes, go Chiefs. Hate the Pats and Saints.
  16. NOTW

    Are Eagles worst team in division

    No. They've had a lot of injuries. They are a more talented roster they just need to put it together and get guys healthy.
  17. NOTW

    Giants in rebuild mode

    All good points. It's tough for teams because if you miss on that high pick you feel like you wasted it and could have got a potentially great player at another position and then you're kicking yourself in hindsight over that OT, DE, etc. you could have had. Foles, Cousins are 2 other QBs taken in later rounds, there are probably others. True, it's the exception. Just saying if there's not a clear top QB worth taking in the top 4 picks but there is talent to be had at QB in later rounds maybe they do that.
  18. NOTW

    Giants in rebuild mode

    Sure. Just saying strictly 1st round vs later rounds. If there's not a 1st round QB worth taking in the top 3 or 4 picks, do they take BPA and then get a QB in another round or is there a prospect worth it that high?
  19. NOTW

    Giants in rebuild mode

    Agree, but... Agree on that as well. I don't follow college, are there any projected top QB prospects? Or do they rebuild other positions and take a QB in other rounds like Dallas, Seattle and other teams have done?
  20. Yes. Ales, lagers. I don't like OPA's. Mostly I drink whisky & bourbon, sometimes gin.
  21. I had local co-workers take me to legit old pubs, not modern places so i got the warm stuff. Then I went to Dublin, those are my people. They can pour a pint! I do like Fuller's London Pride though.
  22. I visited 3 times last year for work and got to see a bunch of places. Yes there is uber. Black cabs are expensive. And if you're using card, always ask before getting in a cab if they take the card you're using, and always have cash on you in case. Some sites I liked: Covent Garden. Market area with a couple pubs, shops, restaurants, street vendors with affordable items, gifts for people if you're doing that. I got a nice flat cap there for 10 pounds. Sometimes they'll have live music or street performers. The Sky Garden - it's a bar on a rooftop that is like a big greenhouse. They have live music or DJ and it's free to go up, just pay for your drinks. It's all glass and they keep it very cool and air controlled for the plants and flowers. There's a little restaurant up there as well. you get a 360 degree view of the city, it's awesome. even if just going up briefly. You can do a walking tour for just a few hours and hit Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, The London Eye (ferris wheel by the river) and a few other sites. Hit up some pubs along the way. Pubs are absolutely everywhere. Look for ones off the beaten path. If you like coffee, I liked Cafe Nero. Better than Starbucks. The food there is nothing special except the fish n chips is legit good stuff. But other than that, you're better off taking advantage of cuisine from other nearby countries. They're so close to other European countries they get some really great ethnic food. For example, check out the Bavarian Beerhouse for German beer and sausages. Another good one is Barcelona Tapas - a restaurant on Lime street (near the financial district and more modern area of town) with great Spanish food and drinks. Pro tip: difference between London Bridge and the Tower Bridge. London Bridge is just a bridge, nothing special. But people think it's the big famous looking one. The Tower Bridge is the famous one. It's right near Tower of London where the Crown Jewels are kept. It's a nice little area to walk around the Thames river (pronounced Tems). Also near the Tower Bridge is St. Katherine Pier with some shops and pubs with nice views. One is The Dickens Inn, check out the website. Been around since the 18th Century. Another pub I sent to near the Tower Bridge area is The Hung, Drawn & Quartered. Neat history of actual site of hangings. Good "pies" (think chicken pot pies but better) and drinks. Overall I like just walking around and seeing the little shops, stopping into pubs and getting to know the area. If you have time there are lots of great museums as well.
  23. Find the Philly Cheesesteak food truck!
  24. I was in the UK 3 times last year for work. The cafeteria had a sign on the menu that there are stones in one of the dishes. I knew stones couldn't mean rocks, I had to ask. They are pits like the pit of an olive. Also dirty food = junk food, like bar/pub grub, appetizer type stuff. The tube is the subway. A lift is an elevator. Biscuits are little thin cookies, not thick buttermilk bread. And yes beers at the pubs are room temperature warm.