2023 / Rebuilding Block 3 / Go Texans
Oilers featured Columbia Blue and White helmets at inception. Later they added the Red stripe. Then they progressed to my favorite Silver, Columbia Blue, Red and White helmets. Columbia Blue, Red and White made a comeback…..then the final iteration arrived with the White, Columbia Blue, and White arrived on the scene.I think it would be different if Tennesse had kept the Oiler name, but they chose to be the Titans leaving the Oiler name kind of languishing out there without a home.
Indy kept the Colts name, the Rams kept the Rams when they moved to St.Louis, the Raiders were always the Raiders, but when the Titans changed their name, they rejected the Oiler name, it's proud history; we won the first 2 Championships, lost in double O/T in the 3rd one.
A bunch of us grew up with the Oilers, our Dad's took us to our 1st Oiler game, old memories from a different time when we were kids, rehashing the game on Monday morning at breakfast before school with our parents and brothers and sisters...for many when our parents were still alive...but make no mistake, we're now Texan fans, but to me and many others, the Oilers will always be in our DNA. I'd change their name and put them in Columbia blue in a heartbeat if I could, can't help it....I can still see Tim blocking for Earl! Bum, Dante, Kenny, and Billy doin' his dance, Curly, Elvin and Carl, Dr. Doom, Warren, Drew and Ernest, Bruce and Munch, I can see 'em all.
Yeah, I ain't scared to say it, the Oilers are in my blood, nothing can change that.
But it's a new day, a new team and we're all behind our Texans 100%, but try not to get so twisted when some of us older fellas on occation get a little teary-eyed about our Oilers.
Personally, I really like the Toro logo better than the Oil Derrick. So, I’ve always wanted to see the Silver upgraded to a Metallic Gray and the Steel Blue replaced with a new version of Columbia Blue. Include new Gray pants with a large Columbia Blue stripe and Red accent stripes.