Bum Phillips
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Bum Phillips
Oail Andrew "Bum" Phillips is a retired American football coach and the father of Wade Phillips, the Defensive Coordinator for the Houston Texans. "Bum" Phillips coached at the high school, college and professional levels.
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Occidental Petroleum Lifts as Broad Payout Pace Slows
Wall Street Journal - almost 2 years
April saw only a tiny gain in dividends. But Phillips 66 and Nvidia followed Oxy’s upward path, as did Canada’s Manulife and Agrium.
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This Forgotten Day in Houston: ’75 Oilers Name Bum Phillips Head Coach
Houston Chronicle - about 2 years
January 26, 1975: On this day, the Houston Chronicle reported that Bum Phillips was named Head Coach and General Manager of the Houston Oilers. The future Houston legend later became the winningest coach in franchise history, gathering 55 wins just six seasons. He led the Oilers to three playoff appearances, and two back-to-back AFC Championship […]
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Success in Sauce: Former Raider Kenny King Cooks Up Family's Texas Recipe
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
There is an old saying that if you give a man a barbecue, you feed him for a single day. But if you teach a man how to barbecue, well, you feed him for the whole summer. Former NFL running back Kenny King hopes that at your next barbecue -- be it during summertime or otherwise -- his King's Q Sauce will be close at hand on the picnic or dinner table. "My King's Q Sauce is a work in progress," says King, 56. Though it comes from an old family recipe, I've been working on it seriously for about a year and a half, and I'm working on developing and marketing the brand. Here in Texas we are into barbecue, and I've got something that is quality and handmade. King's memories of barbecue are interspersed with those of his father, Walter King, a purveyor of fine barbecue, who proudly supplied a never-ending flow of delicious grilling. Barbecue is a passion for me. And it all started with a sauce my dad made years ago, in the small town of 2,000 people, in Clarendon, Texas. What ...
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Bum Phillips’ memorial service makes strong impact on Texans
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
Defensive end J.J. Watt and offensive coordinator Rick Dennison were among Texans strongly impacted by a memorial service held for former Oilers coach Bum Phillips. Dennison praised the service, which was held Tuesday at Lakewood Church. The offensive coordinator acknowledged he and his team have struggled with consistency this season. The tribute to Phillips instantly rekindled Dennison’s passion for the sport and the people who play it. “It just made me feel how fortunate I am to be able to work with these guys and I think that’s kind of given me a renewed type of look at my job,” Dennison said Wednesday at Reliant Stadium. “And it was just amazing to listen to those (Oilers) guys and the rapport they had and the togetherness they had.” Watt was equally enthusiastic, saying a “really cool” event became a celebration of Phillips’ highly unique life. “You realize how many peoples’ lives Bum affected and it kind of reinvigorates you and gives you a renewed sense of excitement ab ...
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Remembering Bum Phillips
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
Watch live from Lakewood Church beginning at 7:30 p.m. We will have live coverage tonight of the memorial for Houston icon Bum Phillips. If you would like to leave a note — maybe a favorite memory — of Bum, please do so by clicking “Comment now” below.
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Bay Area sports scene a winner
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
When did the Bay Area become the Hollywood of American sports, the entertainment capital? In a poll of NBA general managers, the Warriors were voted the second most entertaining team for the coming season, and Curry the league's best pure shooter. Coach Mark Jackson is turning up the burner, putting more run in his club, and if that works, the Warriors will have their most exciting team since Run TMC. [...] the 49ers feature the NFL's weirdest coach, Jim Hardball. The Raiders spent the offseason trying to build the blandest team in sports, collecting 50 guys nobody has ever heard of, and they might finish 2-14. Throw in Sonny Gray (Doogie Howser in cleats), the flip-flop genius of Billy Beane and a ballpark with apocalypse plumbing, and you've got a hell of a show, bro. Sandy Barbour, Jeff TedfordThe Cal football team ranked dead last among BCS schools in graduation rate, based on the classes of 2003 through 2006. Cal athletic director Barbour issued a press release stating in p ...
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Lakewood Church to host memorial for late Bum Phillips
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
The family and friends of the late Bum Phillips are inviting all fans to come to Lakewood Church on Tuesday to celebrate the life and times of the legendary Oilers coach. Among the former Oilers from the Luv Ya Blue era who’ll be eulogizing Phillips are Wade Phillips, Earl Campbell, Dan Pastorini, Mike Barber, Carl Mauck, Robert Brazile and Vernon Perry. Joel Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church, will open the memorial service that starts at 7:30 p.m. Parking is available starting at 6:30 p.m. Terry Bradshaw is sending a video tribute to the coach who lost to Bradshaw’s Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game after the 1978 and 1979 seasons. Before the service, there will be a reception for media to interview Phillips’ former players and coaches. The service will be streamed live on www.lakewood.cc. Sports Radio 610 is preempting regular program to broadcast the service. www.texansradio.com will be live on the Texans’ website as well. The DayStar Network will televise the ...
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NFL Week 8 Football Picks
Huffington Post - over 3 years
While one wouldn't seriously suggest making one's Week 8 NFL picks using a dartboard, football predictions for the 2013 season have proven best made using the SAT method: make your choice and don't second-guess yourself by referring to facts. Okay, maybe that last part isn't recommended when filling in the circles that will determine one's collegiate future. However, this is the NFL season when sticking with the generally acknowledged better team has held true -- the recent Jets win notwithstanding. So, stop stressing and concentrate on getting the most enjoyment out of your Sunday (and Thursday and Monday) viewing experience. Those of us who love football need to pause and remember with gratitude Titans owner Bud Adams, one of the founders of the AFL, and longtime Oilers coach Bum Phillips. Both gentlemen passed away in their 90's last week. Mr. Adams made arrangements in his will for the team to remain in the family and Mr. Phillips' contributions continue through his son Wade, defe ...
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Texans vs Chiefs chat at 11 and more from OneTexFan
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
Join us at 11 today for our live Texans vs Chiefs chat! Click Here to open the chat window. In the meantime, enjoy OneTexFan’s takes on last Sunday’s game that he submitted a few hours after the game. Hope to see everyone at 11! ~ Crimedog Case made for QB, but injured Texans are Chief complaint with OneTexFan Owen Daniels: Out Danieal Manning: Out Matt Schaub: Out Arian Foster: Out Brian Cushing: Out What next? And then J. J. Watt goes down. The Houston Texans have seen this happen to the team a couple of years ago. The injury bug was biting players left, right, high, and low. But a Quarterback with an unknown quantity and with an unknown quality stepped into the forefront. The end result is that the Houston Texans made it to their first Playoff berth! Flash forward to the present; Matt Schaub is on the bench and out of the lineup. Case Keenum steps up to take the bull by the horns. Can history repeat itself? I say, “It can be done!” If the pass protect ...
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Friends recall Adams’ devotion to football
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
Tennessee Titans owner K.S. “Bud” Adams, the longtime Houston resident whose death at age 90 was announced Monday, was remembered fondly by colleagues and friends who spanned his lifetime in pro football. Adams, who founded the Oilers in 1960 as one of the charter teams of the American Football League and moved the franchise to Tennessee after the 1996 season, died at his home in River Oaks from what was believed to be natural causes. “Bud Adams played a pivotal role in the growth of pro football as a pioneer and innovator,” said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. “(He) saw the potential of pro football and brought the game to new cities and new heights of popularity, first in Houston and then in Nashville. “He was a brilliant entrepreneur with a terrific sense of humor that helped lighten many a tense meeting. His commitment to the best interests of the game and league was unwavering, and his personal along with the team’s impact in community relations and philanthropy set a standa ...
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Remembering Bum Phillips
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
It's been a rough three months. First Elmore Leonard, then Dean Meminger, now Bum Phillips. He passes away Friday at his ranch in Goliad, Texas. He was 90. Bum Philips was an original. Not a contrived original for marketing purposes like you see nowadays, but pure spirit who knew little else but how to be himself. And what he was, was nothing short of an enduring work of art on the canvas of sports culture. Below is my 2003 conversation with him, which I included in my book; a book for which Bum generously provided a cover quote. I will miss him. Born Oail Andrew but known far and wide as "Bum," the one-of a kind, charismatic former NFL Head Coach says Bear Bryant only pretended to be tough, places the Bush father-son team high up on his personal depth chart and insists he never choreographed Billy "White Shoes" Johnson. Bill Parcells is 63, Joe Gibbs 64 and Dick Vermeil 69. The NFL trend is for older coaches. Now at 80, you might have an edge. (chuckles) I'd like to think ...
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Legendary Football coach Bum Phillips, dead at 90
Monsters and Critics - over 3 years
"Two kinds of ballplayers aren't worth a darn: One that never does what he's told, and one who
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bum Phillips
  • 2013
    Age 89
    Phillips died at his ranch in Goliad, Texas, on October 18, 2013, at the age of 90.
    More Details Hide Details He was survived by his second wife, Debbie, and six children from his first marriage along with almost two dozen grandchildren. Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams died just three days after Phillips did. In honor of him coaching both Nederland HS and PNG HS, the rivalry will now be named the Bum Phillips Bowl.
  • 2010
    Age 86
    In 2010, he published his memoirs, Bum Phillips: Coach, Cowboy, Christian.
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  • 2007
    Age 83
    His son, Wade Phillips, has also held assistant and head coaching jobs in the NFL and was the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys from February 2007 to November 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Wade was hired by the Houston Texans on January 5, 2011, as their new defensive coordinator almost exactly 30 years after his father was terminated by Oilers owner Bud Adams on December 28, 1980, after the Oilers failed to advance past the first round of the playoffs.
  • 2001
    Age 77
    He was also a spokesman for Hearing Aid Express, a Texas-based hearing aid company, from 2001 until his death, as well as a spokesman for Blue Ribbon Sausage beginning in 1986.
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  • 1985
    Age 61
    Phillips resigned as Saints coach on November 25, 1985, one day after a 30-24 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
    More Details Hide Details Phillips later worked as a football color analyst for television and radio. He subsequently retired to his horse ranch in Goliad, Texas. Phillips endorsed his own brand of sausages and also served as the spokesman for Spectrum Scoreboards. Bum was also a spokesman for Texas State Optical (TSO), a regional chain of prescription eyewear retailers, during part of the '90s.
  • 1983
    Age 59
    In 1983, his Saints almost had the first winning season and playoff berth in franchise history.
    More Details Hide Details The Rams beat the Saints for the final playoff spot in week 16, 26-24 on Mike Lansford's 42-yard field goal with 00:02 to play.
  • 1981
    Age 57
    From 1981 through the first 12 games of the 1985 season, he was the head coach of the New Orleans Saints, and as in his coaching tenure with the Oilers, Phillips took off his trademark Stetson inside the Louisiana Superdome.
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  • 1978
    Age 54
    Under Phillips, the Oilers reached the AFC Championship Game in two consecutive seasons, losing to the Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers 34-5 in 1978 and 27-13 in 1979.
    More Details Hide Details Both teams were members of the competitive AFC Central Division and thus played three times in both 1978 and 1979, fueling an intense rivalry. During this period of league-wide AFC dominance, some commentators considered the Oilers and Steelers to be the two best teams in the NFL. Phillips remarked at the time, "The road to the Super Bowl goes through Pittsburgh."
  • 1975
    Age 51
    In 1975, Phillips was named head coach and general manager of the Oilers, and he served in that capacity through 1980.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 1973
    Age 49
    In 1973, Gillman became head coach of the Houston Oilers, and he brought Phillips with him as his defensive coordinator.
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  • 1962
    Age 38
    He was the head coach at the University of Texas at El Paso for one season in 1962.
    More Details Hide Details In the late 1960s, Phillips was hired by Sid Gillman to serve as a defensive assistant coach for the San Diego Chargers.
  • 1948
    Age 24
    After he returned from the war, Phillips completed the remaining year on his degree at Lamar, and enrolled at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, lettering in football in 1948 and 1949 and graduating with a degree in education in 1949.
    More Details Hide Details During the 1950s and 1960s, Phillips coached high school football in various Texas cities including: Nederland, Jacksonville, Amarillo High School, and Port Neches–Groves (1963–1964). His college coaching stints included serving as an assistant coach at Texas A&M University (for Bear Bryant), the University of Houston (for Bill Yeoman), Southern Methodist University (for Hayden Fry), and Oklahoma State University with Jim Stanley.
  • 1923
    Born on September 29, 1923.
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