Originally Posted by TEXANRED
Now I never said victim. Adams is as much to blame as everyone else. He is hot headed and temperamental. I am just saying that during that time there was no rational voice and things got out of hand and that is how we ended up where we are now.
If this city showed half as much passion toward the Oilers as they do now we could of gotten a cleveland Brown type deal. But again, 70 people out of 4 million showed up for the rally at city hall. Why would the NFL let us keep the history. I remember Tag saying if the Oilers left we would not get another team.
The first paragraph I agree with. It boiled down to a pissing match between Dud and Bob. We lost. But then again, we gained after a few years of sacrifice.
The second paragraph, I disagree with. That rally was held after Dud had an agreement in place with the Mayor of Nashville (Bredesen). He had no intention of leaving the Oilers records and past with the city of Houston (ie Cleveland). So, what's the point?
BTW, Don't ever say Oilers fans weren't passionate:
As a side note; Not mentioned is that fact that Lanier did cave in at one point saying he would build the Oilers an open air stadium and it wasn't good enough for that fat drunken oaf from Bartlesville Oklahoma.