Total eclipse 2017: Tennessee Titans change practice schedule due to upcoming solar eclipse

By The Sports Xchange   |   Aug. 16, 2017 at 8:08 PM
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The Tennessee Titans have adjusted their schedule to ensure the team will not be practicing when the total eclipse commences Monday afternoon.

Nashville, Tenn., is the largest city in the path of the total eclipse, with just over two minutes to see the total eclipse historic event beginning around 1:27 p.m. CT. It's the first total eclipse visible from the U.S. mainland since 1979.

Coach Mike Mularkey decided to rearrange the team's practice schedule that day in order to allow his players to see this natural phenomenon, according to Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com.

"I actually did (change the schedule)," Mularkey said. "I adjusted the schedule so we will (not be practicing) during it. I went back, once we found out about it, and rerouted the schedule so we're out here together to see it.

"What a cool experience. You're on the practice field. I rearranged the practice schedule to make sure we're out there to see it."

The players are excited about seeing the eclipse on Monday.

"We just talked about it today in the quarterback room, believe it or not," backup quarterback Matt Cassel said earlier this week. "We've talked a little bit about it, but it's kind of hard when you're engulfed in (training camp) right now and there's no light at the end of the tunnel. But usually once or twice a day, we get off topic and talk about what's going on in the world, and we talked about it.

"We were all like, 'I think it's coming up.' We all guessed the date and we were all wrong. But it's a big event and I know my kids are going to get a chance to see it. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience."

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