September 2nd, 2014

Best of Nashville Sports in 2012 (video)

by ZachBingham

With 2012 winding down and the Mayans trying to seal our fate, I felt like it was the perfect time to take a look at the greatest moments in Nashville sports this year.

First up, The Vanderbilt Commodores

The 8-4 Dores had an outstanding season that was capped off with a Music City Bowl bid but the turning point of their year came in Oxford, MS.

At the time, Vanderbilt was 5-4  and down 26-20 with 2:43 left to play. Quarterback Jordan Rodgers then finds wide receiver Chris Boyd for a 26 yard touchdown pass with :52 seconds on the game clock. Vandy would hold the Rebels off to become bowl eligible and go on to defeat in-state rival Tennessee and Wake Forest to complete their eight-win season.

Here is the celebration in the locker room after the Ole Miss win.

The Titans 2012 season was riddled with disappointment and injury. New starting quarterback Jake Locker missed five games with a left shoulder injury and has been working with a depleted offensive line since his return. 

One high note though, Locker found Nate Washington for a 71 yard touchdown pass in the Titans overtime victory against the Lions, 44-41.

Here it is.

The Preds aren’t on the ice this season but last year in the 1st round of the playoffs, Shea Weber represented the city of Nashville with force. The best moment from 2012 was when Weber slammed Red Wings center Henrik Zetteberg in the boards as the Predators went on to win the series.

The best part of the Tennessee Volunteers season this year was the departure of Derek Dooley. As negative as it may sound, starting over will make the Big Orange Nation much happier and give them hope. New head coach Butch Jones looks to bring his offensive mind to Neyland Stadium so the best moment this year for Tennessee was this montage.

MTSU drew the short end of the stick by getting left out of the bowl festivities but an 8-4 season is nothing to be ashamed of. The best moment this year had to of been the play of wide receiver Anthony Amos on the 1 yard line in the 49-28 route of ACC division champion Georgia Tech.

Boom.

The only true champions from the mid-state reside in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. What a ride of emotions going through the Little League World Series and having a team from Middle Tennessee take the crown in becoming the best team in the nation.

A Tribute.

And last but not least, we can’t leave out the 8-3 Tennessee State Tigers. At 7-1, TSU hosted in-state rival Tennessee Tech which came down to the wire. TSU got the last second victory from A.C. Leonard’s 6 Yd catch from Michael German with no time left on the clock. The Tigers won 22-21 in compelling fashion. The fact that the Tigers didn’t have enough men on the line of scrimmage is irrelevant. 

 

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