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Last year's ranking: 103
Title track: 98
Fan relations: 108
Stadium experience: 103
Bang for the buck: 61
In mid-February, after having watched the team lose eight of the season's final 12 games, Titans president and CEO Tommy Smith said he'd be "shaking things up." And boy, did he ever. First he replaced head coach Mike Munchak with Ken Whisenhunt, the former Cardinals head coach who spent last season as the offensive coordinator for the Chargers. Then came the release of face-of-the-franchise Chris Johnson and the loss one of the team's best players, cornerback Alterraun Verner, to free agency.
A shakeup was necessary, though, after a season that saw Tennessee's 3-1 start crumble to a 7-9 finish. The Titans lost four games by six points or fewer, and the injury to starting QB Jake Locker in Week 10 foreshadowed the season's downward trajectory.
Still, the Titans kept their sold-out-since-1999 streak alive, filling the stadium's capacity of 69,143. Inside, almost everything is a bargain: The average ticket costs $65; the $5 beer is tied for the league's cheapest; and a $4 hot dog is a steal. Fans receive a giveaway at every game, whether it's a team calendar, a rally towel or a team poster, and can give away goods to charitable organizations in Nashville (coats, canned food, etc.) at eight of 10 home games. And for the first time in 2014, fans can enjoy Wi-Fi capability throughout the stadium. Not for nothing, even if the team stinks, its lineup of national anthem singers is regarded as the best in the NFL thanks to Nashville's locale as a hub for recording artists.