NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- NFL owners tend to be eccentric and somewhat mysterious, operating behind the scenes.

Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk interact with fans more than most, and Thursday night she made the sort of appearance that few of her peers would consider.EveningAmyAdamsStrunk1

In front of an audience of 300 people in downtown Nashville at an event to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Tennessee, she spoke for over an hour with John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. It was an off-the-record conversation -- no reporting, no recording. [Unlocked]

For those 300 it was an intimate night with the woman who has the final say over everything their team does.

The team has gone 9-7 three seasons in a row but has not done a great deal to differentiate itself. It's got just one primetime game in 2019. Strunk recently hired Gil Beverly as a VP to enhance marketing and branding.

But she is really an element of the team that stands out.StrunkLLS

Plenty of owners would write a check, but how many would make such an appearance? McClain says as he mentioned the event to colleagues around the country during the buildup, all of them were stunned to hear she'd said yes.

Among the guests who came to support the cause, mingle with the crowd and hear her speak were Titans greats Eddie George and Keith Bulluck and current players Kevin Byard, Logan Ryan and David Quessenberry, who was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2014 when he was with the Houston Texans.

He's beaten it and resumed his career. You can read his story here.

If you'd like to help my Midday 180 co-host Jonathan Hutton's LLS Man of the Year campaign as Strunk and the Titans did, please visit his site.

You are not authorised to post comments.

Comments powered by CComment

Paul Midday logo 2b 2