This thread made me think of the Carl Mauck interview with John McClain on 610.
He talked about how different times were back then and the blue-collar attitude that the Oilers had back then. Most of them worked regular jobs during the offseason. The players were really impressed with the rally. They were proud of how much the city supported them.
He said that the old Oilers feel like orphans nowadays. They have no association with Nashville and they don't really get recognized by the Texans organization. He said that "it's sad."