Originally Posted by HTown2ATX
You are correct in that some fans somehow haven't yet realized McNair will never do that kind of thing.
On the Bud Adams thing, I thought the hate for him really came later when the move started and happened (I was born in 1980 so I may be incorrect in how long he was or wasn't hated, my perception was that the main hate, or at least the hate I had for him, pretty much started with the move to shantyville) and that the hate wasn't so much decisions he made while the Oilers were still in place in Houston.
My personal opinion, I like Bob McNair ok enough as he is but I would prefer him to have just a sprinkle or a dash of Jerry Jones or Bud Adams in him at times and not be so plaid picnic table about everything. Too much to hope for?
Moving the team just hermetically sealed the long-simmering hatred this city has had for decades toward Bud Adams.
My first recollection of the Bud hate - and when the hate seeds were planted in me - was in 1980. Bud fired Bum Phillips after a playoff loss. Then in 1984 he shipped off Earl Campbell to New Orleans.
Bud has had a rather acrimonious relationship with the city. He basically used extortion with threats to move the team on quite a few occasions. In 1987, Bud threatened to move the Oilers to Jacksonville. As a result, the Astrdome got $67 million in renovations (including ripping out the famous scoreboard to add 10,000 seats). This was a 30 year bond that we are still paying off to this day.
There are some good books out there about Oilers history that really goes into detail from the beginning, if you are interested.
Oiler Blues: The Story of Pro Football's Most Frustrating Team
Loser Takes All: Bud Adams, Bad Football, & Big Business