Some one tell me why I miss the Oilers?

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  1. TEXANRED

    TEXANRED Texan-American

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    I found this sum up of the Oilers existence. I thought it was pretty funny. The best part is this:
    Pretty funny that Captain Comb Over would make fun of someone about being bald.

    http://texnews.com/texsports97/oilers063097.html
     
  2. Silver Oak

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    "An Adams accountant-turned-best-boy, Herzeg became GM in 1980. By 1987, he was out of control. He was arrested after disrupting a wedding reception at his hotel in Buffalo and punching the groom's brother. He denied accusations he mooned the wedding party but offered to resign anyway. Adams kept him. Later that year, Herzeg was ordered to pay child support in connection with a paternity suit. Two years later, he punched a sports writer in a Houston restaurant. He offered again to resign. This time, Adams took his advice."

    I clearly recall this happening and how embarassing it was for the franchise. Adams is a schlong.

    Catch the bit about being a penny pincher? I truly hope Tennessee feels this grief soon.

    "Bud Adams' favorite means of pinching pennies has always been pinching players. Charlie Hennigan, one of the club's early receiving stars, was a high school biology teacher in Louisiana before he tried out and made the team in 1960. Hennigan kept a pay stub in his helmet as a constant reminder that he made exactly $2,724.18 during his final year of teaching. In football, Hennigan knew, he could make twice the money in half the time. Yet, in 1965, Hennigan threatened to retire from the Oilers. Hennigan believed his 1964 performance qualified him for a raise. Adams disagreed. And just what had Hennigan done in 1964 that was so special?

    He caught 101 passes - the most in pro football history."
     
  3. Showtime100

    Showtime100 Got AJ?

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    I remember that too. Sometimes this team was just too Adamsesque. I can recall when Bud noticed Jack Pardee didn't wear a headset on the sidelines and told him whether he uses the headset or not to put the thing on and at least look like a head coach....lol.

    They were my hometown team throughout my childhood, I always loved them and for that I am thankful for the experience. I lived and died with them and I wouldn't take back most of it, some of it (Bud) I could have lived without. I'm just glad they took Bud with them.

    Here's a funny article from The Memphis Flyer I thought was a good warning to all Titan fans. I've got to read that Ed Fowler book.

    When the wins become harder to come by Tennessee, don't say we didn't tell you so.
     
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    Speedy Yeller Dweller

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    OMG!! I'm sitting here laughing my ass off about Pardee with his headset on that isn't plugged into anything. Ah...Good times.
     
  5. cuppacoffee

    cuppacoffee Resident Grouch

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    Penny pincher? I still have the oiler helmet shaped tie pin Bud sent me for being a season ticket holder back in the day.:)

    I have great and not so great memories of the Oiler days.

    I still haven't gained the fandom for the Texans that I had for the Oilers...but I'm working on it.

    :coffee:
     
  6. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    I loved the Oilers, but they don't exist anymore. Neither do the Gamblers or the original crew of the original Star Trek. What we got now is the Texans. Personally, I think in the long run we'll be better off with the Texans than we would have been had the Oilers stayed.

    I guess only time will tell.
     
  7. GuerillaBlack

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    Well, I wouldn't have minded if Houston was awarded with the Cleveland package. We'd have our same players and staff we do now, but they'd just be called the Oilers instead of Texans.
     
  8. Hookem Horns

    Hookem Horns That Server Guy Staff Member

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    True, that Oilers gear blowout sale that I had wouldn't have been necessary.
     


  9. Hookem Horns

    Hookem Horns That Server Guy Staff Member

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    Still miss the Oilers?
     
  10. TEXANRED

    TEXANRED Texan-American

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    Nope
     
  11. Showtime100

    Showtime100 Got AJ?

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    LOL!! We just got a reminder of the downside to Bud's team didn't we?? lol.
     
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    cuppacoffee Resident Grouch

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    It's going to be interesting to see how 'die hard' the titan fans will be when buds boys again reach the inevitable down side.

    The way they have turned on their hero from tu :bat: might be giving us a glimpse.



    :coffee:
     
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    FAn support and the togetherness of the entire city. Not here yet with the Texans!:photos:
     
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    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

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    I miss Earl, Bum and all those guys, but I do NOT miss Bud's organization.
     
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    Fixed...
     

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