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RIP Bum Phillips

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Armchair_QB, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2013/10/houston-icon-bum-phillips-dies/

     
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    RIP. I never thought of him as being that old.
     
  3. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Bummer.

    RIP, Bum.
     
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Luv Ya Blue.

    RIP
     
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Best video I could find. This game is the first one I think of when anyone brings up the Bum Phillips Oilers teams.

     
  7. Loved the silhouette of him with the 10-gallon hat at Texas Stadium.

    I was too young to remember the late 70s Oilers teams, but if not for the Steelers, they would have had a pretty damn good shot at winning the Super Bowl.
     
  8. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    His Oilers got cheated in the postseason vs. Steelers..... Renfro caught it inbounds, in the end zone ... I think that's how it went


    Greatest Bum quote (or best to me anyway) ... "Last year we knocked on the door. This year we beat on it. Next year we 'gonna kick the damn thing in!"

    RIP to an extremely colorful coach.
     
  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Always had a soft spot for the Bum Phillips / Earl Campbell Oilers. Phillips is credited with
    the numbering of d-lineman i.e. 3 technique tackle,
     
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    that's the one --on Monday Night Football when people still watched
     
  11. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    They don't make them like him anymore.

    Once he was asked why he didn't wear his cowboy hat on the sidelines in games at the Astrodome. He said it was because it wasn't polite for a man to wear a hat indoors.
     
  12. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    I always wondered what the "O.A." stood for. I only thought Texans went by their first two initials.

    A true NFL original.

    Saw him last year or the year before on NBC on Sunday Night. They showed Bum at a Texans game and he looked younger than his son.
     
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