Folks, you simply love to see it – a pyrotechnic flamethrower exploded before Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts took to the ground in Nashville today, resulting in a pretty solid fire on the side of the ground.
You know the ones, the big machines and spew out giant flames as the players run out onto the field, momentarily turning their entrance into some slightly out-of-place Mad Max fever dream.
Yeah, imagine one of those just bursting into flames, spitting fire sideways across the grass instead of into the air. Looked a bit like this:
— Holly Turner (@tittleturner) September 15, 2019
Currently at Nissan Stadium pic.twitter.com/nGN5T0WiEW
— Charon Vonberg (@CharonVonberg) September 15, 2019
Hmm yep, definitely a bit of a blaze going on there.
It’s quite fitting that a flamethrower’s huge fire lit up the turf at the Titans’ home ground, considering their logo literally has a giant T on fire.
Credit where credit’s due, the team at the Nissan Stadium got on top of the fire pretty much as soon as it erupted, tackling the flamethrower with fire extinguishers, allowing the game to go ahead without any delays. There have also been no reported injuries, which is almost a miracle, really.
Not deterred by the one (1) flamethrower that decided to tip over and explode, the Titans still ran out to the remaining pyrotechnics, which is pretty brave on their part. I dunno, I don’t think I’d want to run out amongst a bunch of flamethrowers that could turn on me at any given moment.
Player intros. Nissan Stadium is electric today. pic.twitter.com/h3Qq2oBzG3
— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) September 15, 2019
But if anything, the whole flamethrower ordeal delivered some bloody stellar content on the NFL Red Zone megawall.
Something very different is happening in one of these games pic.twitter.com/yITK078mJO
— Dan McQuade (@dhm) September 15, 2019
God, I just love that grab so much. Imagine switching on the tv and seeing that with zero context and just being like “ahh, I’m not sure if that’s meant to be there?”
It’s just like football, football, football, football, a blazing flamethrower, football, football. Normal stuff, very regular and normal viewing.
Despite the borked flamethrower literally torching up their home ground before the game, the Titans went on to fall to the Colts 17-19.
That, you truly hate to see.Image: Getty Images / Wesley Hitt