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Old 04-27-2012   #21
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42 contributors.

78% funded.

We can do this.

If we don't, the Steelers win again and we can't have that.
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I put it up on my FB -- see if that shakes out some support.
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I put it up on my FB -- see if that shakes out some support.
Nice. You never know who is inspired by something.

All I know is that when Bum Phillips walked out the Texans tunnel last season, and even though I knew in advance it was going to happen, I cried anyway. Because of just everything. Just everything.

I'm still trying to dig around for the video I shot when Bum Phillips spoke at the Luv Ya Blue reunion at the Texans bubble. He talked about how Luv Ya Blue happened, and the connection that team had with the community. Would love to put that online.

And if you ever listen to beloved coaches publicly speak, you figure out pretty quickly why people love them. Because you want to run through a brick wall for them.
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Yay Stemp!

43 supporters.

Reminds me of one my sister's sayings:

"We can do this because we ARE doing this."
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If you're making any assumptions about what the complete story is here,

You may be mistaken, missing the "second part" like I was...

Watch the short video and see if you got it: http://www.usaprojects.org/project/bum_phillips

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I'm just very interested to see how this is put together.

I heard Bum's book, that this opera is based on, is very cool.

So who is going to get this over the $8000 mark?

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I'm expecting something like this...?

http://youtu.be/N8AX2CKbPlU?t=4s

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I just upped my donation.
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i just upped my donation.

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Throw a a $20 , $30 or a $100 spot towards the project!!

Don't be "askeered"!!!! ...................... Anything helps!!! BTW, Steph's link to the sight makes it really easy to "man-up".... Don't be a "puh Cee"!!!........ Throw a couple of bucks towards a killer project.....

If you don't.............. We can't be friends!!!
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*BUMPED*

Throw a a $20 , $30 or a $100 spot towards the project!!

Don't be "askeered"!!!! ...................... Anything helps!!! BTW, Steph's link to the sight makes it really easy to "man-up".... Don't be a "puh Cee"!!!........ Throw a couple of bucks towards a killer project.....

If you don't.............. We can't be friends!!!
We are so close. But we are running out of time given the way that the fundraising site works.

And now that it is the weekend, you are more likely home reading this and can access the fundraising through your home computer. As Bill says, it is really easy to make a donation.

Donate under your own name, anonymously, maybe under your business name.

Here's the latest:

47 supporters, 82% funded, needs $1748 w/ 1 day remaining (Technically 46 supporters because Bill donated twice).

Any amount is helpful. Actually, one thing I'd just like to see is that the number of supporters of this would be higher.

Let's get this up past 50.....

Here's the direct link.
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Update:

WE GOT TO 50 SUPPORTERS:

50 supporters, 83% funded but only 1 fundraising day left. Need $1673 by tomorrow night.

Can we get to 60 supporters? I hate trying to raise money, but I just like this as a way to honor Bum.



http://www.usaprojects.org/project/bum_phillips
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It's crunch time people... Man-up!!
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While we're celebrating the Texan's draft & future, why not become a part of the group that going to honor a bit of Houston's pro football past ... ???

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For our Bum Phillips telethon. The NFL films Greatest Characters of All Time video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S20qvvDGBt0


Here's the donation page. We are up to 52 supporters, (actually Bill twice, so 51), and $1598 to go. Fundraising page closes at midnight.


http://www.usaprojects.org/project/bum_phillips


If we all try to do this together, it will get done. Kick the door down.

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Interesting geographical breakdown of supporters.

Texas: 27
New York: 18
Other: 8

If Nixon gets a stinking opera, Bum certainly should get one.
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2 more from Texas. Woooo.

Wade is pushing it too today on Twitter. Really we need to make this happen or we suck.
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85% funded.

55 supporters.

Midnight people. That's the deadline.

http://www.usaprojects.org/project/bum_phillips

Seriously it is super easy to donate.
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Re-upped on Facebook with urgent request to "share" the link.

C'mon, troops, if we fund this Wade will be so happy he'll have everyone asking, "Mario who?" in 2012/13!!!


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My favorite recent video of Bum Phillips. From 2011 season. Smacks Bud Adams down. Carefully

Support the man, the opera. Please.

http://www.usaprojects.org/project/bum_phillips

Still stuck on 55 supporters. Let's get to 60.
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