Bud Adams, owner of the Houston Oilers and later Tennessee Titans, has died at the age of 90.
Adams co-founded the American Football League in 1960, and his Oilers were the toast of the league while winning the first two league championships.
But Adams’ legacy in Houston is known more from his uprooting of the Oilers in 1997 after a long battle for a new stadium.
Adams’ Tennessee Titans did what none of Adams’ Oiler teams could do; go to the Super Bowl in 2000.
For some, even long after the NFL returned to Houston, Adams was still one of the most misunderstood and hated men in Houston.
Not lost on this news, that Adams’ death comes just three days after the passing of the man Adams fired in 1980, Bum Phillips.
The Luv Ya Blue era, now seems more distant than ever, doesn’t it?