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Bum Phillips

Oail Andrew Bum Phillips (born September 29, 1923) is a retired American football coach and the father of Wade Phillips, the Defensive Coordinator for the Houston Texans.

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Former Oilers coach Bum Phillips real given name was "Oail" which is A) not a name and B) they missed the opportunity to be the Oailers.
huge mistake. He's a bum. Ask the Reds and Phillips
Bum "insert" coaches name Phillips . I'll take for $1000
Might do the phone sex myself if good money in it so. Put clothes pegs on my nuts & Phillips head in me bum to raise my voice
Wade Phillips is one of the nicer guys in football. Like his father Bum Phillips, Wade is a good coach who enjoys himself & has fun doing it
Congratulations to the Nederland Bulldogs winners of the Bum Phillips Trophy---The Phillips Family
so you are talking about Wade Phillips? does that mean bum smack is authorized?
If you listen to the fans, you end up sitting with them. Bum Phillips
That's the image I get for Bum and Wade
I'm not the first to ask this. But how in the world did the seed of Bum and Wade Phillips create Tracy Phillips?
Bum Phillips is smiling from above :)
Jim Parsons remembers growing up in Houston, singing the Oilers song, and Bum Phillips. He's a JJ Watt fan now. http…
teams just can't seem to maintain the poise required to slam the door! WAZZU MN Bum Phillips Oilers
"There are 2 types of football coaches: them that's fired and them about to be fired." - Fmr Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips
football in this town is NO JOKE!!! One of our rival games is one of top ten in Texas. Bum & Wade Phillips went to school here
Klopp to give Mourinho a cheeky bum pat after they shake hands
nass! I had the Phillips calendar last year! I really don't know if can wait til December tho lol
“You fail all the time, but you aren’t a failure until you start blaming someone else.” -- Bum Phillips
The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline. – Bum Phillips
A good man died today. He was 90. Bum Phillips.
Even vs Denver, it's tough to sit Rodgers. To quote Bum Phillips, dance with who brung ya.
Our condolences go out to the family of Bum Phillips who passed away at 90 years of age today.
Lol my teacher walks by me as I smoke a cigarette and he looked at me funny so I said I know what you are thinking and he said cool bum me 1
Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half. - Bum Phillips.
if Bum Phillips allowed tailgating, i doubt the Oiler's leave
Came across this photo the other day and I had to share it. Bum Phillips Ken Stabler Houston Oilers NFLMake it a...
bum Phillips was a guy with a cowboy hat. Rex was fat
Rex accomplished in 2 years exactly what Bum Phillips did. Rate
Sell the team to Bum Phillips and Rich Kotite. Let Fan-Duel run the team.
The noise on the sideline at the Astrodome was mind blowing. What a scene when Oilers had Campbell...Bum Phillips
Bum Phillips, on the difference between Earl Campbell & other backs: "They see daylight. Campbell makes daylight." http…
Could be Austin and Phillips last game tho so hopefully they shine... It's our defence that's bum so we probably will concede
The only way that guy could be more Texas is if he was wearing a cowboy hat ala Bum Phillips.
So a year later in Malta I yet again manage to fall down a set of marble stairs & end up with a bruised bum
a guy,like when HOF head coach bum Phillips,said your to slow and to small to play in the NFL.Then rewrote the book in receiving !
Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips when asked by Bob Costas why he takes his wife on road trips:. "Because she's too ugly to kiss good-bye."
you played for Bum Phillips and played with Earl Campbell? Wow!!
How long were camp practices with Bum Phillips? Did you hit a lot?
Bum Phillips is THE hometown boy lol
I'm teasing my American friends when they meet him to pinch his bum or grab his bulge! 😂
Just pinch his bum. I'm sure that's a nice icebreaker! 😂😍
There's going to be an opera about Bum Phillips. via
Bum Phillips All-American Opera is coming Sept 24 benefiting the Bum Phillips Retreat. .
Can't blame you at all...They were dysfunctional when Bum Phillips was there and they only changed the logo 😂
Former Houston Oilers QB Dan Pastorini will bring opera about Bum Phillips to Houston area
Bum Phillips kicked down the wrong door!
Former Houston Oilers quarterback Dan Pastorini in town to talk about Bum Phillips opera Sept. 24 in Stafford.
In the same way Payton succeeded Bum Phillips as coach.
Texans need a little Bum Phillips in them to make them watchable on Hard Knocks.
ever read the Bum-isms? Quotes from Bum Phillips are outstanding.
Good to hear Dan Pastorini talking about Orange County's own Bum Phillips
Hope you'll enjoy Doug. I quoted you on Bum Phillips' 3-4 defense.
next time, only Brett Favre or Bum Phillips quotes
How do you win? By getting average players to play good and good players to play great. That's how you win. - Bum Phillips
Bum Phillips once said a great coach can take his'n and beat your'ne and vice versa. That is Bob Huggins.
Izzo reminds me of what Bum Phillips said of Don Shula: He can take his and beat yours--and vice versa.
Tomorrow, the first day of classes at the Jean England Academy ASL school will be held at the Bum Phillips...
OC. Getting rid of Lewis is akin to Bud Adams firing Bum Phillips in 1980 after 3 straight playoff appearances.
Check out Vintage Houston Oiler glass and Bum Phillips book via
Bud Adams and BOB LANIER died within a yr of each other,,, and Bud Adams died right after Bum Phillips
Bum Phillips was like a father to me. - Earl Campbell.
Wow. Walter Payton TD under review. Bum Phillips challenges, saying he was not across the ethereal plane
Wait a minute! Bum Phillips was a head coach for the once?
To quote Bum Phillips: "Last year, we knocked on the door, this year, we banged on the year we knocking the *** thing down"
Was that the one where Keith Cash scored and threw the ball at a tifo of Bum Phillips?
A Football Life special on The Great Earl Campbell with a Bum Phillips cameo will make a grown man cry.
Watching A Football Life: I always loved Bum Phillips & Earl... But this is killing me. One of the best episodes EVER.
Earl Campbell & Bum Phillips. Brought back lots of memories of my 80s N. O. Saints. — watching A Football Life
Bum Phillips' relationship with Earl Campbell illustrates why I think team sports have done more for race relations than most anything else
Would you know who Bum Phillips would be had it not be for Wade Phillips !
I know; just playing. I actually loved Bum Phillips and that Oilers team.
Bum Phillips ran Earl in the ground.
Jim Brown and I have been fans of Earl since the Oilers' Bum Phillips days!
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Such an amazing bond he and Bum Phillips had. That is what a good coach truly means to a football player.
Just got done watching the Earl Campbell "A Football Life." Wow. Now I want/need/demand a Bum Phillips version. Would love Pastorini too
Bum Phillips after a coach worried Earl Campbell fell 2x running backwards in drill "dont worry we aren't going to ask him to run backwards"
Earl Campbell and Bum Phillips 2 of the greatest Feeling nostalgic
Jim Mora became the coach after Bum Phillips left. This is about when I came along with watching the NFL, in 1985.
Bum Phillips on Earl Campbell falling twice running backwards in camp: "He isn't here to run backwards."
Hey great Football Life on Earl Campbell. Best quote from Bum Phillips.. "He didn't get hurt. He hurt people."
"When there was 4:00 minutes to go, and we led and we had the ball, it was over." - Bum Phillips, on Earl Campbell
“’s like being on the sideline with Bum Phillips, who coaches you up as only he can do."
“The Dallas Cowboys may be America’s team, but the Houston Oilers are Texas’ team.”. Bum Phillips
A repost but it is such a good read.
Check out the video celebrating their “Top Ten Motivational Coaches.”
UK sadly never saw the best of Campbell. He peaked before Ch4 coverage began. Bum Phillips was HC.
Rookie Blaine Bishop is a hitter. I love Bum Phillips.
Bum Phillips greatest speech in pro football RIP kick the door in
Reminds me of this little diddy from Bum Phillips..What it means to be Texan .
I tend to keep up with S.E.C. players but I loved Oilers with Bum Phillips "Love Ya Blue" Teams
Paraphrasing Bum Phillips: We've been banging on the door-pretty soon we're gonna kick it in!
[Honolulu Advertiser]Bum and Wade Phillips, Buddy and Rex Ryan, Jim and Jim Mora, *** and Mike...
OA Bum Phillips ... to be exact .. a horse trainer as well as a great ball coach ..luvyablue
Ah you bring up Texans, then I think Oilers, then I think add Bum Phillips to the Legends List
looking for some notable people associated w/ LU. I got Kevin Millar & Bum Phillips. Even Clay Walker doesn't want apart of that.
Reminds me of the Bum Phillips' quote about Bear Bryant.
Netanyahu and Obama Comparisons: Friends of mine put forth the premise that leaders have no effect on winning or losing. I argued the other side, posing a quote from football's Bum Phillips about fellow coach Don Shula. "He can take his'n and beat your'n and take your'n and beat his'n." Such is the case between President Barack Obama and Israeli Premier, Benjamin Netanyahu. There's obvious dislike between the two leaders, but I believe it was a surprise to Netanyahu. He was shocked by the pre-hatred bubbling over from the young American President. It started in 2010 when Obama treated Netanyahu like a beggar, imprisoning him in the WH basement while he dined with his family. Before Barack abruptly left the meeting, he assigned Bibi a homework problem: How to cope with the death of the Jewish State under Obama's demand that Israel return to 1949 borders. This was to be a precondition to negotiating a two-state solution with the Palestinians. In a display of ugliness from Obama, no joint statement or photo ...
and I'll take Phil Jackson. As Bum Phillips once said, 'he'd take his and beat yours and take yours and beat his'
Good to see Curley Culp; he pretty much was the first great nose tackle in NFL history on those 70's Chiefs teams with Hank Stram as coach and then to the Houston Oilers with Bum Phillips. And he announces the Chiefs take Phillip Gaines, a corner out of Rice. Has a nice size/speed combo.
A friend sent me this stuff this morning. The best use of social media in my opinion is a good laugh. "Last year we couldn't win at home and we were losing on the road. My failure as a coach was that I couldn't think of anyplace else to play." Harry Neale, professional hockey coach "Blind people come to the ballpark just to listen to him pitch." Reggie Jackson commenting on Tom Seaver "I'm working as hard as I can to get my life and my cash to run out at the same time. If I can just die after lunch Tuesday, everything will be perfect." Doug Sanders, pro golfer "I found out that's it's not good to talk about my troubles. Eighty percent of the people who hear them don't care and the other twenty percent are glad you're having them." Tommy LaSorda, Dodgers manager "The film looks suspiciously like the game itself." Bum Phillips, New Orleans Saints coach, after viewing a lopsided loss to the Atlanta Falcons. "I won't know until my barber tells me on Monday." Knute Rockne, when asked why Notre Dame had los ...
THE QUARTERBACK AND RUNNINGBACKS SITUATION AT ALABAMA Tidesports is running another article about Alabama quarterback Blake Sims, by Aaron Suttles, their senior writer. I am not surprised, though I am a little worried, I guess, that running backs Dee Hart, Alvin Kamara, and now Altee Tenpenny have all had trouble with drugs. Nick Saban is, plain and simple, one of the best recruiters ever to coach college football. He's also one of the best to ever coach college football. But you knew -- at least I felt this way -- that when you stock up on so many good running backs -- and quarterbacks -- somebody is going to have to ride the bench, and that doesn't sit well with guys coming out of high school boasting high 4-star ratings. Hart and Kamara are already off the Alabama football team. Tenpenny is back practicing. We haven't even gotten to see what this guy can do yet, and he's already had a brush with the police over marijuana found in his car. Bum Phillips once said that he wasn't worried about Earl Cam ...
NY Daily News SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014, 3:57 PM ONE BUM OF AN OPERA by Christian Red Chalk this one up in the category of “I never thought I’d see those three words in the same sentence”: Bum Phillips opera. Yes, that is not a misprint, as the late Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints coach and Texas icon is getting his due in the world more commonly associated with Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo. Get ready for the “Bum Phillips All-American Opera,” which officially opens March 15 at La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre, at 66 East 4th in the East Village. The opera’s director, Luke Leonard, who earned his MFA from the Univ. of Texas in Austin, was born in Houston in 1975, the year Phillips took the reins of the Oilers. “It’s a testament to Bum’s impact that those are my earliest recollections,” Leonard tells The Score. “People say, ‘You were a baby when Bum was coach,’ but that’s how big he was. My memories of Bum Phillips are not associated with winning and losing, they ...
My French press is the Earl Campbell of coffee makers. Unfortunately, I am Bum Phillips in that analogy.
17 SETX SUPERBOWL RINGS WAY TOGO GOLDEN TRIANGLE, PA, NEDERLAND, BEAUMONT, WEST ORANGE, VIDOR, BRIDGE CITY and JASPER Tim McKyer is the only NFL player from Port Arthur thats has 2 somebody correct me if Im wrong, and Kevin Smith from West Orange play with the Cowboys have 3 he has the most in the GOLDEN TRIANGLE and Im not talking about Coaches, Jimmy Johnson and Bum Phillips.
Earl Campbell. Draft day pick. The Oilers and Bum Phillips couldn't find him all day.he was in school working hard.
Ever eat at Ruggerio's Family Place Restaurant on Hillcroft, a block or 2 from W. Airport? I washed dishes & bussed tables there, 1977, or so. I met Bum Phillips & Dan Pastorini there. They had good pizza, calimari & calzones.
Happy belated 84th birthday to (in my opinion) the greatest coach of all-time, Don Shula! Also subject of one of the greatest quotes of all-time by Bum Phillips- "he could take his & beat yours then take yours and beat his". Awesome
Now that he's in Houston O'Brien won't have to worry about Earl Campbell carrying around a cardboard cutout of Bum Phillips
Here's what gets me about the NFL. NEPOTISM!!! I think does it not only hurt minority coaches, but other great coaches as well! Lets look 1. Bum Phillips who I remember from Oilers. His son Wade is a coach, and Wades son Wes is a NFL Coach!! 2. Buddy Ryan hence Rex and Rob! Mike shanahan hired his son Kyle to be the OC? 3. Marty Schotterenheimer, well his son is with the Ram's. Now keep in mind the main reason Jeff Fisher left the Titans is because they would not allow him to hire his son, so I quess he felt if I can't hire my son I might as well hire some one elses? 4. Dave Shula son of the great Don. Mike Smith is Brian Billicks brother in law? For real? 5. Andy Reid hired his son as a quality control coach? 6. Special Teams Coach John Fassel is former coach Jim Fassels son. 7. The Mora's 8. Pete Carrol hires his son Nate. It just leaves me to wander how many of these coaches sons played anywhere and was a major player on that team? I really don't know. I am all about helping famil ...
no never! Just that they draft a retired quarterback, ressurect Bum Phillips and give Earl Campbell steroids
I viewed a show on one of the ESPN channels yesterday about Earl Campbell. A forgotten man today, but in his prime was a terror to defensive lineman and defensive backs. His style of running was pure power. He was a big man, running back who played for Bum Phillips (RIP) and the Houston Oilers NFL team from a while back. This show talked of his glorious career from the College of Texas Long Horns to the Oilers team. Then focused in on what he is today, a man who can barely walk. His days of running are in the past. I gather he hurt himself whilst playing pro football. I was such a big fan of his watching him run, and I also recall him doing some commercials on TV as well. Now to see him like this is sad. One has to wonder with all the violent hits given and taken today, what sort of future some of these players look forward to in their Autumn years.
The fired so they can make the son of Bum Phillips, Wade Phillips the head coach, and draft native
Juan Castillo, run game coordinator and offensive line coach, maybe its time Harbaugh stops hiring his buddies. A point of interest to the Ravens head coach, to quote the late Bum Phillips, coaches are hired to be fired. That ring may save you for a year or two at best, just ask Brian Billick.
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U. Utah Phillips - 7 Get rid of the bum on the plush!: via Somethings never change and should be.
QA, audit and supervision are essential but we need more Safety Believers: "The only discipline that last is self discipline". Bum Phillips
can we get one for Bum Phillips sake. Give something we can tip our hats to.
U can recall under Bum Phillips when we almost beat the Cowboys. That was a cause of celebration
Wade Phillips must be BUM that the Texans lost
Houston Fans thinks calling Wade Phillips Son of Bum is SWELL,,, that's Fanning Hard to them,,,
Agreed. Not a huge fan of Kubiak but still feel bad for him after last week's incident. Wade Phillips is a bum though.
Wade Phillips is a bum... He was when he was the Cowboys head coach too...
I think Bum Phillips gave Coach Kubiak a mini stroke cos he wanted to see his son as a head coach one last time
Captain Phillips, Non-stop Bum clenching action mixed with the acting phenomenon that is Tom Hanks, that man deserves every award there is!
I'm sure Bum Phillips and Bud Adams are looking down on Mike Munchak shaking they're heads right now.
Miley virus next week yeeey i hope she gets her chicken wing bum flaps out
Hello aka ?! just rubbed his bum on ya chins with that goal!
...quoting Bum Phillips as telling him "Football is going to outlast you." In other words, your career won't last forever.
Alun wyn' bum on show, something like five injury's, 3 yellow cards and a ton of boo's for the *** of a ref. Eventfull game
Carl Mauck and an Argyle defensive sign with former coach Bum Phillips' pic.
GGG a bum. *** would proble lose to Verno Phillips
Being an old Oilers and Bum Phillips fan, thank you for correcting that cantankerous Buddy Ryan.
Thanks to all who have ordered and/or donated: From Bum's wife, Debbie Phillips. . Thank ...
Referred to Bum Phillips at his death last month as an "old coot." Was confused with Buddy Ryan. Feels important to correct that. So there.
It would be pretty awesome to have one of Bum Phillips' cowboy hats that he wore during a game.
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Football coach Bum Phillips dies at 90 - A Texas white hat has crossed...
Bum Phillips once said "gimmie a good, big, strong guy over a good, little, fast guy every time". TAKE THAT OREGON
Bum Phillips at Jordan Ranch. We will miss him.
Never knew the character that Bum Phillips was. RIP, sir.
Wade Phillips paid tribute to his dad by writing O.A. Bum Phillips on his play sheet.
I look like a total bum going to sweet frog 😳
What coaches should mean to their players
The one day I wear jeans this week I switch out of them into sweatpants
ODE TO BUM by Neal Morgan It was early September of 1950. I was 16-years old, suited up for football practice at Nederland High School, and sitting with all my teammates in the NHS field house. We had all been directed to do so by Coach Elbert Pickell. He was going to introduce us to the new assistant coach he had just hired. I was sitting between Charles Thomas and Pat Johnson. Eugene “Wink” Barbin sat beside Pat. Joe Sibley and Ronnie Moye were also present. We were all watching the doorway of that old dressing room the first time Bum Phillips walked in. He was right out of college — Stephen F. Austin State. It was his first coaching job. When he finally walked in, Charles Thomas nudged me in the ribs. *** ” Charles murmured when Bum stepped inside, “did you see that? When he walked in here something sorta walked in ahead of him.” I nodded but didn't speak. And, yes, I recognized that aura too. Many of us did. But neither Charles Thomas, Pat Johnson, Wink Barbin, Joe Sibley, Ronnie Moye, ...
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A TEXAN by Bum Phillips . Dear Friends, Last year, I wrote a small piece about what it means...
"You fail all the time, but you're only a failure when you start blaming somebody else." - Bum Phillips.
Last night at the football game (before our coach Gary Kubiak was taken to the hospital after collapsing) they had a tribute to Bum Phillips (former coach of the Houston Oilers). It was very sweet. And when the other team ended up winning it reminded me of the Houston Oilers because we always had a way of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. I loved my Oilers win or lose and win or lose I love my Texans. My only wish is that the Texans fans were as rabid as the Oiler fans used to be. I swear the fans in the stadium will turn on a dime! What is up with that?
New Orleans Saints mourn passing of Bum Phillips -
  Click the photo to hear Bum Phillips' youngest daughter said about her father & Houston Oilers coaching legend at his memorial a
Quarterback Case Keenum the Celebration of the Life of Bum Phillips.
Jerry Jones and Jason Garrett react to the passings of Bud Adams and Bum Phillips
Bud Adams, the owner of the Houston Oilers who fired Bum Phillips in 1980, died yesterday, only three days after Phillips. Odd coincidence.
My boss corrected me today when I said Bum Phillips and Bud Adams had passed away. "BUZZ ADAMS Ana!"
Bud Adams died on the 21st. Bum Phillips died the 19th. Oilers icons?
I'd like to acknowledge the passing of two men that I had admiration for. Scott Carpenter was one of the original seven astronauts, and was the second American to orbit the Earth. Bum Phillips was one of the most colorful NFL coaches ever with the estimable Houston Oilers. I morn both their losses but celebrate their accomplishments.
Bum Phillips passed Fri and now Houston Chronicle reporting Bud Adams died this morning.
~~ Channel 2 News just confirmed that this is true~ The Houston Chronicle is reporting Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams is dead at the age of 90. His passing comes two days after the death of his former coach Bum Phillips. May you both (R.I.P.) prayers for the families of these two great football legends and the Houston Oilers...and the Tennessee Titans~
INTERESTING: Oliver Luck was backup to Archie Manning on the 1982, 1983 Houston Oilers after the Bum Phillips era. . NOW:…
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Bum Phillips, the folksy Texas football icon who coached the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints, died Friday. He was 90.
Bum Phillips' excellent work gave me my most fond sports memories growing up. We'll miss & love you always, as we do y…
RIP, Bum Phillips: legendary Houston Oilers coach, pioneer of 3-4, former Marine, dad of and great copy.
Bum Phillips, former coach of Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints, dies at age 90
RIP Bum Phillips. Made move with you from Houston Oilers to the New Orleans Saints. Bum, Earl, Stabler. Characters fit for the Big Easy:)
Bum Phillips gave the Houston Oilers identity, wearing his cowboy hat every Sunday on the sidelines.
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Sad by the passing of Bum Phillips, former Coach of the Houston Oilers & true TX legend. May he Rest in Peace
One of the reasons I became interested in was former Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips. He was a classic.
My father was a Bum Phillips fan, and followed him from Houston to the Saints. He's a Saints fan to this day.
Wearing the Earl Campbell Jersey today in honor of Bum Phillips, 2nd best coach in history. RIP Bum.
TSorry to hear Bum Phillips has died.My 1st NFL memories are Oilers in play-offs 78-9- Earl Campbell seemingly running every play
Houston Oilers tribute to Bum Phillips from a while back
Former Oilers coach Bum Phillips died Friday at the age of 90. Story: Photos:
Bum Phillips - One of the all time characters in the NFL - Luv Ya Blue Houston Oilers: via
Rest in Peace to Bum Phillips . The coach with the Cowboy hat... The Houston Oilers icon.
Houston lost a great man last night. RIP Bum Phillips, coach of the Houston Oilers. Here is a great quote from...
check this out Bum Phillips, former Houston Oilers coach, passes away at 90 - NF...
RIP Bum Phillips. One of the true characters of the in the 70's.
Former Houston Oilers NFL coach Bum Phillips has died at 90. He was the father of Wade Phillips, former Buffalo Bills coach.
Bum Phillips and Earl Campbell and his break away jersey are some of the best images from that great era of the NFL
“If you loved football in the 70's, you loved Bum Phillips. Loved Bum - with Earl Campbell, Dan Pastorini and the Oilers.
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Bum Phillips and Earl Campbell. That's old school for me.
Texas football legend, Bum Phillips, passed away last night. Watch him in a PSA with Earl Campbell in this video.
Bum Phillips, folksy Texas football icon who coached Oilers with Earl Campbell and Saints, dies at 90:
RIP Bum Phillips, coach of my favorite team as a child. Loved watching him on the sidelines and big Earl Campbell on the field.
Bum Phillips will forever be remembered for running Earl Campbell to retirement.
Never was a Houston fan growing up but u cldnt help but pull 4 Bum Phillips an the Luv Ya Blue. An of course he had Earl Campbell
Bum Phillips died. He coached the Oilers during the "Love you Blue" years of Earl Campbell and Elvin Bethea.
“R.i.p. Bum Phillips ...this is a top 20 sports quote: He had so many great quotes. True Texan
Sorry to see Bum Phillips died. I know Earl Campbell is grieving big-time. RIP
RIP Bum Phillips nothing like watching Oilers, Earl Campbell Bum Phillips and all those pom-poms on a …
Bum Phillips' Oiler teams are the reason why the Houston Texans will always be a group of pretenders to me.
When asked about Earl Campbell's poor mile time, Bum Phillips responded, "When it's 3rd and a mile, we don't go to Earl." RIP Bum
On RB Earl Campbell's inability to finish a 1-mile run "When it's 1st and a mile, I won't give it to him." - Bum Phillips
Thank you, Bum Phillips: Houston Texans (Official Site) » With the passing of Bum Phillips, play-...
Bum Phillips passed away. Those who don't know who he was, he was the head coach of the Houston Oilers back in the day with players like the great Earl Campbell, Dan Pastorini, Billy White Shoes. Great guy, funny name.
Today's thoughts, in no particular order: *RIP Bum Phillips *F the Cardinals *F Michael Wacha *Its a giant rubber duck, get over it *Go USC *I should hit the Powerball, there's so much I could do with more free time
Bum Phillips, who has just turned 90 almost 3 weeks ago passed away this evening. Bum Phillips who started his career in the late 60’s when he was hired by Sid Gillman to act as defensive assistant coach of the San Diego Charges. In 1973 when Gillman became head coach with the Houston Oilers Bum…
I was just listening to the Houston Oilers song and the Oiler Cannonball .RIP Bum Phillips you brought alot to Houston.Go get em Wade Phillips I'm Houston Proud
A lot of attention is being paid this week to who will be quarterback for the Houston Texans this Sunday. Got me to thinking. The Houston Oilers had a lot of QB's (50 or so) in their 38 years as the oilers. Who do you believe was the best ever Oiler QB? I'll give you my top three: Warren Moon, Dan Pastorini and George Blanda. During this same period they had 15 head coaches who were your top thee head coaches? I'll give you mine: Bum Phillips, Wally Lemm and Sid Gillman.
Hate to hear about the great Bum Phillips passing.helluva coach/man legend
RIP Bum Phillips. This old buc remembers the coach with a ten gallon hat!
Of all the bums who died today, Bum Phillips was probably the most famous.
When I was a kid in TX, Tom Landry was 1 type of role model: authoritarian. Bum Phillips the other: contrarian. I was a Bum…
to Bum Phillips who passed away tonight at 90. One of the great, great characters in NFL history.
RIP Bum Phillips, very sad to hear.
Everybody loved Bum Phillips.Our condolences to and the entire Phillips family during this difficult time. Luv ya blue.…
RIP Bum Phillips. Long may you run the Bumerooski. via
BREAKING NEWS: Former Oilers coach Bum Phillips dies at 90. STORY on Click2Houston -->
We lost a Houston legend. Oilers coach and sausage man Bum Phillips passed away
NFP: Bum Phillips passes away at age 90
Sad to hear Bum has passed away. I loved me some Bum Phillips. We should all be so lucky to live such a big life w great f…
Bum Phillips died? Crap, I liked that dude. His first name was Bum.
Met Bum Phillips at a store in Breckenridge... he talked to me like he'd known me since birth...I'll cherish his autograph forever.
When he died, Bum Phillips was trying to raise money to build the home for deaf children on his ranch.
Former Oilers coach Bum Phillips dies at age 90
The address for donations for Bum Phillips school for deaf children is Bum Phillips Charities, 2981 South Riverdale Lan…
Instead of flowers, Bum Phillips family asks for donations to help build a home for deaf children. Go to
“They should put on my tombstone: ‘He would have lived a whole lot longer if it wasn’t for the Pittsburgh Steelers.’ ” . R.I.P. Bum Phillips
Photos: Luv ya Bum! We'll miss you: Former Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips has died less than three ... …
RIP to a legendary coach. Bum Phillips.
I'll miss you, Bum Phillips. You were one of a kind. And a gentleman. I hope you're enjoying some gumbo and a cold beer.
texans should win this Sunday game for bum Phillips !
Bum Phillips died after a long illness. He was the greatest and most popular coach in Houston history. Rest in peace, C…
Via My fave Bum Phillips memory: He never wore his hat in the Astrodome bc his mama told him to take his hat off inside.
Remembering the great Bum Phillips and his place in Houston history, from
Former coach Bum Phillips died at the age of 90. You don't have to kick that door in my old friend He's waiting fo…
Former Oilers TE Mike Barber,who is a minister,was with Bum Phillips when he passed away. "He was excited about his de…
Here's what I wrote. It doesn't do Bum justice. I'm not up to that task.
Here is a pic of Bum Phillips when he was coaching Peyton & Eli's dad Archie Manning.
Deeply saddened by the passing of Bum Phillips. He was a legendary figure in the Houston sports scene, and beloved by all. RIP, Bum
RIP, Bum Phillips, one of great characters in NFL history. Condolences to Phillips family. Loss belongs to all football f…
Rest in peace Bum Phillips, thoughts and prayers to the family.
"Two kinds of players ain't worth a *** One never does what he's told, and one who does nothin' but what he's told." RIP …
Cowboys need to run with Phillip tanner more dam n r.i.p bum phillips
Bum Phillips - neat neat man, last time I ate lunch at The Blue Quail in Goliad he was in there with a big 'ol smile and his cowboy hat!!
O A Bum Phillips passed away he was the Houston Oilers Coach Wade Phillips Father RIP BUM
Whoa Mr. Nolan Ryan! *** who do you think of in greats in sports? Coach H. Red Shorts Allen, Coach Tom Landry, Bum Phillips, and my Nolan Ryan! Sad Day in Texas, how can this be!
No Greg Koch, Bum Phillips was not a great head coach.
Didn't have to watch the Texans ,had it set up in the DVR but Richard was kind enough to share the score with me lol. That being said I remember going to watch the Oilers in the Astrodome and the emptiness fans felt on Sundays when Bud Adams moved them to Tennessee and changed their name to the Titans. So I guess it is better to have a home team to go to Reliant Stadium and see and feel bad mad or even embarrassed when the lose than not to have a home team. Same goes for the Astros and the Rockets. They have all won championships in the past and then follow up with poor performances. Houston fans are used to some disappointments but we have been witness to sports legends in action. Earl Cambell , Bum Phillips , Warren Moon , Ken Stabler , JJ Watt ,Nolan Ryan , Roger Clements ,Andy Petite , Akeem Alajawon just to name a few. We have had 2 Super Bowls played here with a third coming in 2 years we had the NBA all star game we have had a World Series so even after a disappointing showing today I am still pro ...
Same Texans fans ran Jacoby Jones out of town. oh and Bum Phillips!!! Sad, their ignorance is just plan sad!
September 27th 1967—Saints owner John Mecom Jr. receives a gold-colored telephone in honor of the club having installed at one of their offices the 500,000th phone in Southern Bell of N.O.’s history.   1970—Saints lose to the Vikings 26-0 at Metropolitan Stadium in Minneapolis.  This is the first Saints shutout defeat in regular season history.  Saints held to 131 yards total offense.  Vikings Fred Cox makes four fieldgoals, Vikings score two TDs on fumble returns (CB Ed Sharockman & LB Mike McGill).   1980—The San Diego Union reports the possible trade of Saints FB Tony Galbreath to the Chargers won’t happen as San Diego G.M. Johnny Sanders states he is not interested.   1981—Saints lose at Candlestick Park 21-14 to the 49ers.  Saints head coach Bum Phillips gets his cowboy hat stolen off his head while walking to the locker room at halftime.  Saints WR Ike Harris is lost for the year with a knee injury.  49ers WR Freddie Solomon breaks a tackle for a 60-yard TD recep ...
just donated 2 BUM PHILLIPS CHARITY 2 build a place 4 deaf kids in Goliad from my T SHIRTS
I just donated to BUM PHILLIPS CHARITY TO build a place for deaf kids in Goliad from my T SHIRTS
Happy birthday BUM PHILLIPS 89. Cowboy-hat wearing NFL coach who turned around the struggling team, the Houston Oilers.
Archie had to quit cause Bum Phillips was his last coach and made him run the wishbone in the NFL. He got hammered every game.
Really? Long season still ahead. Pace yourself. “Bring back Bum Phillips.”
Bum Phillips would be played by Nick Searcy
Getting close to the home of the oilers , Bum Phillips, & Earl Campbell
As a kid I remember that jingle from the Bum Phillips led Houston Oilers. Did they steal it?
The website giving you issues when you attempt to donate? You may also send a check made out to "Bum Phillips...
Remember Bum Phillips: "That's 3 holdin' penalties on 1 football team in a quarter + a half. It ain't funny." The R going beyond that.
wait a second-- the Miami Dolphins have PILFERED the old Houston Oilers celebration song. As Bum Phillips would say, dagnabbit!
I hear this Bum Phillips kid is a real up-and-comer.
Quit slurping Bum Phillips' son Dierdorff. The Ravens are outplaying the Texans defense. Period.
I'll join your fantasy league, but only if I can call my team Bum Phillips.
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Wade Phillips is the . Ed Reed is homeless. Ed Reed is Wade's dad. Ed Reed is Bum Phillips
"I'm not much of a coach if I can't pull all that potential that's in you, out of you" Bum Phillips to in practice. Coaching!
The man who's seen it all in Houston football, from Bum Phillips to Buddy Ryan and everything else in between
Have only the faintest memories of this Houston Oilers era, but *** Bum Phillips was one cool dude:
'The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline.' ~ Bum Phillips
FIRST & 10: 10 Fattest coaches in NFL history, Bum make the list?.
Never knew Bum Phillips was one of Ted Thompson's best friends. That's neat.
Bear Bryant could take his'n and beat your'n, or he could take your'n and beat his'n.-- Bum Phillips
Archie lookin buff “Archie Manning and Bum Phillips in April, 1981:
We'd pose like Earl Campbell, Ken Stabler and Bum Phillips in Saints uniforms back in 1984 or whenever that was.
Finally, ESPN puts up a shot of Don Shula. I know he's from another era but as Bum Phillips said, "he beats your m's with his m's, he beats your n's with his n's". I always liked Bum Phillips heart and I think players will agree.
Alvarez is on Hayden Fry's coaching tree, as is Kirk Ferentz, and the Bob and Mike Stoops. Bret Bielema and Bum Phillips as well
Also, Bum Phillips, who coached the Houston Oilers with a big hat. And the oilers themselves. Time. Sad.
Squeaky bum time for the new Pope as he washes the feet of the homeless.
“Sometimes you gotta just scratch your bum and smell your fingers.” No you haven't
Sports are intense. Coaches temporary lose it. Dpn't condone it but except for Bum Phillips, about every coach I saw did it.
{put hands on your bum and brings you close} Nope
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