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Titans need to go back to Houston if that's all we get.

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by titanfantilidie, Dec 23, 2012.

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  1. titanfantilidie Practice Squad

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    That Green Bay game today puts the final nail in this team for me. The entire organization is bad for Nashville currently. A real blunder.
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    Ironic name and post.
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    Stupid thread is stupid.
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  3. Finnebosch I am vengeance.

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    Pigeons
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    I guess a terrible team is better than no team for Nashville.
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    Lulz ... With a username TITANFANTILLIDIE and then making a thread like this? You may wanna think about editing this bad boy.
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    Feral pigeons (Columba livia), also called city doves, city pigeons, or street pigeons, are derived from domestic pigeons that have returned to the wild.[1] The domestic pigeon was originally bred from the wild Rock Dove, which naturally inhabits sea-cliffs and mountains.[2] Rock (i.e. 'wild'), domestic and feral pigeons are all the same species and will readily interbreed. Feral pigeons find the ledges of buildings to be a substitute for sea cliffs, have become adapted to urban life, and are abundant in towns and cities throughout much of the world.[3]


    Courting pigeons in Kolkata
    As a result of the continuous food supply, pigeon courtship rituals can be observed in urban parks at any time of the year. A male on the ground initially puffs up his feathers at the nape of the neck to appear larger and thereby impress or attract attention. He then singles out a female in the vicinity and approaches her at a rapid walking pace while emitting repetitive quiet notes, often bowing and turning as he comes closer.
    Initially, the female invariably walks or flies a short distance away, and the male follows her. Persistence by the male will usually eventually cause the female to tolerate his proximity, at which point he will continue the bowing motion and very often make full- or half-pirouettes in front of the female.
    The male then mounts the female. The mating is very brief with the male flapping his wings to maintain balance on top of the female. Sometimes the male and female beaks lock together.
    [edit] Nesting
    Nests are rudimentary, similar to other ground or cliff nesting birds such as turkey, quail and ducks. Abandoned buildings are favorite nesting areas. Mass nesting is common as pigeons are a community flocking bird; often dozens of birds will share a building. Loose tiles and broken windows provide access, and pigeons are adept at spotting new access points, for example following property damage caused by strong winds.
    Nests and droppings tend to stay clustered and remain dry when out of the weather. Pigeons are particularly fond of roof spaces. These often contain water tanks. Any water tank or cistern on a roof must therefore be secured and sealed off to keep the pigeons out of them. The popularity of a nesting area does not seem to be affected by the pigeons population density.

    Pigeon squab in nest
    On undamaged property, the gutters, window air conditioners and empty air conditioner containers, chimney pots and external ledges are used as nesting sites. Many building owners try to limit roosting by using bird control spikes and netting to cover ledges and potential nesting places on buildings. This has little effect on the size of the pigeon population, but it can reduce the accumulation of droppings on and around a particular building location.
    In the UK, only the larger and more wary Common Wood Pigeon, which often shares the same territory and food supply, will build nests in trees, usually close to roads.
    [edit] Cooing

    Pigeon, Bangalore, India
    In Wendell Levi's The Pigeon, he describes the crowing/cooing of pigeons as mostly being associated with strutting and fighting in male birds.[2] Hens will also coo, but this is noticeably less guttural than the cooing of the cock. Cooing is also more frequent between couples during mating and nesting.
    Both parents participate in the incubation of the eggs.
    [edit] Food

    A pigeon perched in Central Park
    Pigeons breed when the food supply is abundant enough to support embryonic egg development, which in cities can be any time of the year. Laying of eggs can take place up to six times per year.
    Pigeons mate for life, and are often found in pairs during the breeding season, but usually the pigeons are gregarious preferring to exist in flocks of from 50 to 500 birds (dependent on the food supply).[4]

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    Video showing a pigeon eating seeds
    Feral pigeons can be seen eating grass seeds and berries in parks and gardens in the spring, but there are plentiful sources throughout the year from scavenging (e.g., remnants left inside of dropped fast-food cartons) and they will also take insects and spiders. Additional food is also usually available from the disposing of stale bread in parks by restaurants and supermarkets and from tourists buying and distributing birdseed, etc. Pigeons tend to congregate in large, often thick flocks when feeding on discarded food, and have been observed flying skillfully around trees, buildings, telephone poles and cables, and through moving traffic just to reach a food source.
    See also: Reproduction of Rock Pigeons
    [edit] Cities famous for pigeons

    London's Trafalgar Square
    Many city squares are famous for their large pigeon populations, for example, the Piazza San Marco in Venice, and Trafalgar Square in London. For many years, the pigeons in Trafalgar Square were considered a tourist attraction, with street vendors selling packets of seeds for visitors to feed the pigeons. The feeding of the Trafalgar Square pigeons was controversially banned[5] in 2003 by London mayor Ken Livingstone. However, activist groups such as Save the Trafalgar Square Pigeons flouted the ban, feeding the pigeons from an area south of Nelson's Column in which the ban does not apply. The organisation has since come to an agreement to feed the pigeons only once a day, at 7:30 a.m.[6]
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  7. The Playmaker pineapple pizza party

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    Pineapple on pizza. You either love it or hate it, no in between.
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    Someone lost all of their Christmas Bonus by taking the points.......
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  9. GOFIGURETITANS Locker To Start....please

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    You reeeeaaaalllyyyy think Houston would even want them? Lol. I dont care whatcha say, thats funny right there.

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