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    RIP Coach

    Oail Andrew “Bum” Phillips Jr., who spent half his adult life as a football coach and every waking moment as the personification of all things Texan, died Friday at his ranch in Goliad.

    Phillips was three weeks past his 90th birthday and more than three decades removed from his heyday as head coach of the Oilers from 1975 through 1980. But he remains the personification of a time, a place and a team that remains deep in the hearts of everyone who saw them play.



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    I didn't realize he was still alive. Always an entertaining coach. RIP.
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    Legendary coach.. Could never get past the Steelers when it counted.
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    .... followed three days later by the 90 yo owner of the former Oilers, Bud Adams

    NASHVILLE — Kenneth Stanley "Bud" Adams, a Texas oilman who brought the National Football League to Nashville and ignited the city's love affair with the Tennessee Titans, died Monday, The (Nashville) Tennessean confirmed. He was 90.

    The Houston Chronicle first reported Adams' death.

    Adams founded the Houston Oilers in 1959 as part of the new American Football League. Until his death he remained owner, chairman of the board, and president and CEO of the franchise that became the Titans in 1999 after a controversial departure from Houston.


    One of the most beloved of sports figures and the most hated as far as Houston was concerned die 3 days apart; both at 90.
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    Quote Originally Posted by newshutr View Post
    Legendary coach.. Could never get past the Steelers when it counted.
    Might have if the officials actually called the 1979 AFC championship game down the middle. That call on Renfro was ridiculous and took all the momentum away from Houston. That said, Bud Adams also died. He was the owner of the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans.
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