A Tribute To Bum Phillips

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Oail Andrew “Bum” Phillips… What a GREAT Texas name! We all have our own memories of Bum Phillips, mine are of my dad, papaw and uncles sittin around drinkin peel tab Miller Lite and talkin’ Houston Oilers football! Bum Phillips seemed to pop up EVERY Sunday and how much better the team was when he coached!

I wasn’t old enough to watch the Oilers play back then… but his impact really lasted and later in life I became a huge fan.

If ya don’t know… In 1975, Bum was named head coach and general manager of the Oilers, and he served in that capacity through 1980. As coach of the Oilers, he became the winningest coach in franchise history (59-38 record). He was known for his trademark cowboy hat on the sidelines, except when the Oilers played in the Astrodome or other domed stadiums. (He stated that his mother taught him not to wear a hat indoors; his former boss Bear Bryant similarly refused to wear his trademark fedora during indoor games.) Under Phillips, the Oilers reached the AFC Championship Game in two consecutive seasons, losing to the Super Bowl champion Steelers 34-5 in 1978 and 27-13 in 1979. Both teams were members of the competitive AFC Central Division and played three times in both 1978 and 1979, fueling that rivalry.

If you watch the video… it pretty much sums up how loved Bum was here in Houston! I got to meet him ONCE a few years ago and it was AMAZING! He was so nice, warm and smelled like a brand new football… no kidding! So awesome! God Bless ya Bum

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