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RIP Bud Adams

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Titans/Oilers owner died today at 90:


    That leaves Ralph Wilson as the last of the original AFL guys.

    EDIT: Slight correction --- Original Chargers owner Barron Hilton is still alive, but he sold the team in 1966.
  2. SnoopyBoy

    SnoopyBoy Member

    Wow, dies 72 hours after Bum Phillips, his former head coach. Adams became public enemy No. 1 in Houston when he fired Bum, and then holding the Astros hostage and adding seats to the Astrodome didn't help. Of course, within 10 years, he bolted with the Oilers, making him a villain in Houston.
  3. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member


    He pulled an Art Modell yet never got anywhere near as much scorn for it.
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  4. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    And should have, considered Bud ruined the look of the Astrodome with those absurd football seats.
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  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Earl Campbell and Warren Moon ... watch out for falling objects.
  6. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Dan Pastorini and Florian Kempf, too.
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Warren's pretty fit, but Earl's seemingly been on his deathbed for 10 years. He also now endorses a line of sausage products, so that can't be good for his life expectancy.
  8. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Not to dance on anyone's grave, but Adams was rarely a figure who drew a great deal of sympathy.
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    No doubt, but it's notable when anyone who owned a pro football team for 53 years dies.
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Earl is alive and well. His knees are wrecked, but just look at his highlights and you'll see why.
  11. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    I thought Earl had some form of dementia?
  12. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    So long to one of the last of "The Foolish Club."


    That's Bud in front, on the left.
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