Bummin’ Around

Houston’s favorite ex-coach still airs his views every Sunday.

The most satisfying part of being a Houston Oilers fan isn’t their record this season or quarterback Warren Moon’s command of the run-and-shoot offense or the way the home crowds get so worked up that they threaten to blow the roof off the Astrodome. No, it’s that distinctive drawl on radio broadcasts of the games, the voice that makes Don Meredith sound positively Shakespearean. There’s only one voice like that, and it belongs to none other than Oail Andrew Phillips, the man everybody—strangers included—calls Bum.

In his second year as expert analyst for the Houston Oilers Radio Network, Bum

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