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Titans Host Dinner Honoring O.A. "Bum" Phillips | Oilers Tribute Week
Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk hosts a dinner honoring the late Bum Phillips and his family. Oilers greats Tony Banfield, Curley Culp, Warren Moon, Billy "White Shoes" Johnson, and Robert Brazile were among those in attendance. The dinner was one of many activities hosted by the Titans as the franchise celebrated its Oilers heritage throughout the week.
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Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk led the franchise in posthumously adding former Oilers head coach O.A. "Bum" Phillips to the Ring of Honor at Nissan Stadium. The team celebrated its Oilers heritage throughout the week and paid tribute to Oilers greats during the game, culminating in the halftime ceremony honoring Phillips.
O.A. "Bum" Phillips | Titans Ring of Honor
O.A. "Bum" Phillips will be inducted in the Tennessee Titan's Ring of Honor. Phillips was the personification of the 'Luv Ya Blue Era' as the head coach of the Oilers for six seasons (1975-80). He owns the best winning percentage (.608) by a Titans/Oilers head coach who has coached at least two full seasons, totaling a 59-38 mark. He took over a team that hadn't experienced a winning season in eight campaigns and built it into a contender for the duration of his tenure, going 10-4 in his first season and reaching the AFC Championship game in 1978 and 1979. He originally joined the Oilers as the team's defensive coordinator in 1974 and was elevated to head coach a year later. (AP Images)