The Tennessee Titans have had some forgettable seasons recently. However, thousands of people from Hawaii have joined the Titans bandwagon within the last year. That’s all thanks to the one they call “Super Mario”. 150 of them have made their way to Tennessee from Honolulu to support Marcus Mariota.
“We are so excited to be in Nashville and supporting him,” Alvin Katahara, who helped organize the group, told News 2.
Saint Louis School students, alumni, faculty, staff, friends and family took a weekend trip to the music city and held a gathering at the Tequila Cowboy just to prepare themselves for the big game today vs the Raiders.
“At this point, Marcus is Hawaii’s native son you know, so everybody is embracing him,” Katahara explained.
“They are big Tennessee fans now, which is pretty cool,” Mariota said, “I got a lot of questions about Nashville and moving out here. So it was good to get back, and good to talk to those guys.”
What did he tell them about Nashville?
“I say the food is great, the people are awesome, and the community has been incredible to me,” — quote from Tennessee Titans web.
Mariota jerseys and Hawaiian flags took over downtown Nashville this weekend. All offseason leading up to today, billboards and restaurants even took on a Hawaiian theme. I bet it’s safe to say Nashville and Hawaii has integrated like never before thanks to Marcus Mariota.