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October 22, 2013

What’s Bud Adams’s Legacy In Texas?

Bud Adams, the 90-year-old founder of the Houston Oilers, died yesterday. Will he be remembered as the man who first brought professional football to Houston, or the man who moved it to Tennessee? 

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January 21, 2013

Earl Campbell’s Third Act

Sports Illustrated catches up with the former Houston Oilers running back, painting an affecting portrait of the Tyler Rose, who overcame substance abuse addiction in 2009. 

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October 31, 2011

Cowboys 52, Texans 10

After ten seasons as a major NFL franchise, the Houston Texans are picking up some fans, but the blood of Texas still pumps Cowboy blue.

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August 31, 2001

Earl Campbell

He has moved from pig skin to pork sausage, but he's still trying to score.

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January 1, 1996

Spoils Sports

Oilers owner Bud Adams is hightailing it to Nashville; Drayton McLane may move the Astros too—or sell. In Houston and across the country, rooting for the home team is quickly becoming a thing of the past.

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February 1, 1994

The Crying Game

When Houston’s pro sports teams collapse late in the season—as they may do this year—faithful fans like me are never surprised. We’ve almost come to expect it.

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November 1, 1991

Bummin’ Around

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

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