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(Larry Brown Sports)   A tip of the cowboy hat to Bum Phillips, coach of the "Luv Ya Blue" Houston Oilers, who passed away today at the age of 90   (larrybrownsports.com) divider line 32
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2013-10-18 11:44:09 PM
Steelers - Raiders. Always good games when those teams met the Oilers in "The House of Pain". Bum was a great one.
 
2013-10-18 11:48:12 PM
10 gallon hats off to ya, Bum
 
2013-10-19 12:38:48 AM
I feel ashamed to admit this, but I did not realize he was father to Texans DC Wade Phillips.
 
2013-10-19 01:52:10 AM
He also coached the Saints from 81-85. I remember watching games with him.
 
2013-10-19 02:01:51 AM
RIP Bum, you were a reminder of better times.
 
2013-10-19 02:19:50 AM
Will never forget him strutting up and down the sideline wearing that 27 gallon hat while Earl Campbell ran the fark over people.
 
2013-10-19 04:03:45 AM

vossiewulf: Will never forget him strutting up and down the sideline wearing that 27 gallon hat while Earl Campbell ran the fark over people.


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He wore another hat too!
 
2013-10-19 07:00:08 AM
Bum Phillips had one of the greatest football quotes ever about Don Shula. He said, "He can take his'n and beat yourn, and then take yourn and beat his'n."
 
2013-10-19 07:41:37 AM
Sad sad news indeed. The Phillips era was the best time in Oilers history. Bum was one solid individual too. I wish he would have outlived that sorry ass Bud Adams.
 
2013-10-19 07:53:53 AM
The Bum Phillips era in New Orleans was not long, but it was memorable. R.I.P., Bum.
 
2013-10-19 08:41:45 AM
RIP Bum.  Always enjoyed watching your teams play, and your reactions on the sidelines.

Here's something to remember him.
 
2013-10-19 08:42:08 AM
Fun fact about Bum and his signature cowboy hat. Since he coached two teams that played in domed stadiums (Houston & New Orleans) he never wore it during a home game. Growing up, his grandmother told him it was disrespectful to wear a hat indoors. Bum was an icon here in Houston, and will be greatly missed.
 
2013-10-19 08:53:25 AM
Bum Phillips on Warren Moon: "That boy could throw a football through a car wash and not get it wet."
Bum Phillips on Earl Campbell: I don't know if he's in a class by himself, but I do know that when that class gets together, it sure don't take long to call the roll."
(when asked about Oilers RB Earl Campbell's inability to finish a one-mile run in training camp) "When it's first and a mile, I won't give it to him."

He was a long time Texas high school coach, an assistant coach for both Bear Bryant and Hayden Fry, and a long time defensive coordinator in the old AFL. Not to mention repeating borg's post that he was a marine raider in WWII.

RIP OA.
 
2013-10-19 09:41:39 AM
Putting a black band on my powder blue ostrich-skin boots.

RIP.
 
2013-10-19 09:55:19 AM

varmitydog: He was a long time Texas high school coach, an assistant coach for both Bear Bryant and Hayden Fry, and a long time defensive coordinator in the old AFL. Not to mention repeating borg's post that he was a marine raider in WWII.


That's a pretty impressive life.  Shame the Steelers and Raiders were in the way, would have been cool to see him in a Super Bowl.

RIP.
 
2013-10-19 10:02:53 AM

SilentStrider: I feel ashamed to admit this, but I did not realize he was father to Texans DC Wade Phillips.


Probably should have saved the first name for him
 
2013-10-19 10:15:42 AM
I was born his last year with the Oilers but he was such a character and had such an impact around here, I may as well have been around during "Luv Ya Blue." Watching old clips of his are a treat and he was always spoken with such reverence. I choked up a little when I watched him walk the Texans out the tunnel on their first playoff appearance. Sad to see him go but he will live on in his legend.

RIP
 
2013-10-19 10:47:44 AM
If only that team had been put together two years later, the Oilers could have been the dominant team in the AFC.  Sadly, their best years were spent running into the Steelers in the conference championship.  Earl Campbell, Dan Pastorini, White Shoes Johnson, Elvin Bethea, Robert Brazile, a very old Curley Culp, Mike Reinfeldt, Leon Gray throwing defensive ends out of Earl's way, and a very young defensive line coach named Wade Phillips.
 
2013-10-19 11:32:21 AM
Perfect tribute on the front page of the Sports section in the Houston Chronicle today.


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2013-10-19 11:33:19 AM
Watching a bunch of old videos of him and man oh man does this bring back some great memories of being a kid in Houston in the late 70s.

All of my boyhood heroes are slipping away. As I said the other day when Scotty Carpenter died, I just hate time. It never stops and is ruthless in it's consumption.
 
2013-10-19 11:39:32 AM

DoblerMeyer: Perfect tribute on the front page of the Sports section in the Houston Chronicle today.


Another great article.
 
2013-10-19 11:41:45 AM
RIP Bum. You coached the first "almost good" Saints teams. Which was an almost impossible task. Thanks.
 
2013-10-19 11:52:20 AM
The whole Luv Ya Blue movement was kinda creepy to observe from Dallas.  We were like 'wtf is wrong with those fools?  It's still just the Oilers.'

RIP ya Bum.
 
2013-10-19 12:10:15 PM
Silly subby, a you only tip your Stetson to a lady

RIP, Bum -- you never kicked in the door, but you've kicked in those Pearly Gates
 
2013-10-19 12:24:41 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: The whole Luv Ya Blue movement was kinda creepy to observe from Dallas.  We were like 'wtf is wrong with those fools?  It's still just the Oilers.'

RIP ya Bum.


Funny, Dallas is kinda creepy to observe from Houston.

RIP Bum, there will never be one like you.
 
2013-10-19 12:26:05 PM

SilentStrider: I feel ashamed to admit this, but I did not realize he was father to Texans DC Wade Phillips.


Wade's twitter handle is #sonofbum, I kid you not.
 
2013-10-19 12:44:26 PM
RIP Bum, echoing a previous poster. You made growing up in Houston in the 70s a treat..

"kick the son of a biatch in"
 
2013-10-19 01:04:55 PM
CSB:  I played in a golf tournament about a year ago and Bum was going to be the guest speaker at the dinner afterwards.  When they opened the buffet line everyone got up and went to get in line.  I said fark that, I'm not standing in that line.  It was just me and Bum left in the dining room so I walked over and introduced myself and he told me to sit down.  We bullshiatted about hunting, fishing, the Luv Ya Blue day's and Wade and the Texans.  He was as cool in person as I had imagined for all those years growing up in Houston.  An absolute treat to shoot the shiat with him for about twenty minutes while everyone else was out of the room.
End CSB.

RIP Mr. Phillips.
 
2013-10-19 02:38:56 PM
Bummer
 
2013-10-19 03:24:17 PM
Bum was the best. RIP
 
2013-10-19 04:59:24 PM
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Still pissed.

/RIP Bum
 
2013-10-19 11:33:39 PM
Last year, we knocked on the door.
This year, we beat on it.
Next year, we're gonna kick the son of a biatch in

I grew up a Steelers fan but seeing him stand up and say that made me a Bum Phillips fan.
 
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