Category Archives: Bum Phillips

Bum got his start in San Diego

This past week has been a tough one for fans of the old Houston Oilers.  First, their beloved coach, Bum Phillips passed away at the age of 90.  Then just a few short days later, Bud Adams, AFL co-founder and owner of the Houston Oilers and Tennessee Titans, also passed away a 90 years old.  While Adams’ history begins with the AFL, and he is perhaps best known for his football accomplishments during that time, Phillips is better-known for his Luv Ya Blue period with the Oilers in the late 1970s and early 1980s. read more