Texas Born in Tampa Bay
Joe Texan, Bud Adams, Bum Phillips, Me
Me, Elvin Bethea
Bud and Me
This was a very interesting day to say the least. This was at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco for the induction of Elvin Bethea, and several others (Bob Hayes of the Cowboys was another one). I want to say around 2004 maybe. Most Texas pro sports franchises had a table at this event with some officials there. It's a long story and I won't get into all of it, however the reason I and a few other Texans fans were there was because the Texans "weren't able" to send anyone from the organization. John McClain felt that it was a shame that the Texans wouldn't be represented at this event so he saw to it that at least some fans would be sitting at the Texans table. Imagine the Texans table being vacant. It would have been had it not been for John McClain.
Say what you want about John McClain, he's actually a very good dude. He also saw to it that we got to meet Bum Phillips, Elvin Bethea and a man that I previously despised in Bud Adams (Bud was nothing like I was expecting). I have a lot of stories from this day. It had the feel that the Texans were too good to be there and wanted nothing to do with the history of the NFL in Houston.