Nashville Kats

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Nashville Kats logo depicting the old-style football

This page is for the current Nashville Kats, which began play in the Arena Football League in 2005. The original Nashville Kats moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 2002 and became the Georgia Force. The current Kats have assumed the original team's pre-move history.

The Nashville Kats are an Arena Football League team, located in Nashville, Tennessee, that began play in 2005 at the Gaylord Entertainment Center, also home of the Nashville Predators hockey team. The majority of the team is owned by Bud Adams, the owner of the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League; country music singer Tim McGraw is a minority investor.

The team is named for the 1967 hit "Nashville Cats" by the Lovin' Spoonful. Both incarnations of the Kats have used versions of the same logo: an anthropomorphic tabby wearing a 1950s-style black leather jacket, holding the neck of a guitar in one paw and juggling a football with the other. The newly revived team's logo is identical except for the ball, which is now drawn as the lighter colored, brown-with-blue-stripe ball currently used in the AFL.

The new Kats' first season started horrendously, as it took until week 7 for the franchise to record its first victory. But after that, the Kats won their next 5 games, and finished the season with a respectable 6-8-1 record. Template:Amfootball-stub

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