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Tennessee Titans Unveil Houston Oilers Throwback Uniforms

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The Tennessee Titans on Sunday evening officially unveiled their Houston Oilers throwback uniforms, which they’ll wear for two home games this season.

Founded as the Oilers in 1960, the franchise spent 37 seasons in Houston before moving to Tennessee, where the nickname remained for the 1997-98 seasons before changing to the Titans in 1999.

Tennessee wore Oilers throwback uniforms four times in 2009 as part of the AFL’s 50th anniversary, but they were based on the team’s original design, which featured a Columbia blue helmet.

They donned the home version twice against the Buffalo Bills in the Hall of Fame Game and a regular season game and the road version at the New York Jets and New England Patriots.

This time, though, the Titans are honoring the “Luv Ya Blue” era with white helmets with light blue and red oil derricks, light blue jerseys with red trim and white pants with stripes that match the helmet and cuffs.

The look spanned from 1975-97, as the Oilers only wore all-white uniforms in 1998. They also wore a patch to mark their first two seasons in Tennessee, but that’s absent from the throwback design.

The uniform, which is on Nike’s new Vapor F.U.S.E. template, is complete with “Luv Ya Blue!” inside the back collar as a nod to the Oilers’ fanbase in Houston, as well as light blue socks with the aforementioned striping pattern.

The Titans will announce which games the uniforms will be worn at 8 a.m. ET on July 27. They’ve inquired about wearing them for a road game against the Miami Dolphins, as well, but that appears unlikely at this time.

Interestingly, the Oilers throwback uniforms will now replace the Titans’ light blue alternate jerseys in the rotation, joining the navy blue home and white road jerseys, rather than add a fourth uniform option.

Perhaps that’s a subtle hint that Tennessee plans to add a white throwback jersey in the near future, a la the Dolphins with the home and road versions of their 1966 throwback uniforms.