NFL: Bud Adams, Tennessee Titans owner, dies at 90

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  1. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Professional football lost another one of its most influential architects on Monday. Tennessee Titans owner K.S. "Bud" Adams Jr. passed away of natural causes at the age of 90 in his Houston home, the team announced Monday. Adams was the longest tenured owner in the NFL.

    Fifty-four years ago, Bud Adams and Lamar Hunt held a joint press conference to announce the formation of the new American Football League. Adams, the co-founder of the AFL, pursued his passion for football every day until his passing on Monday. Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson now is the last remaining owner/founder of that group, having been with the Bills since their inception in 1960.

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    Adams, a World War II veteran, presided over more wins with his organization (409) than any current NFL owner. Most of those wins came in Houston, where Adams' Houston Oilers won the first two AFL titles in 1960 and 1961 before losing the '62 title to Hunt's Dallas Texans team. Adams' teams made the playoffs 21 times.
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  2. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Adams was instrumental in the formation of the AFL as well as keeping the NY Titans franchise viable until they moved into Shea becoming the NY Jets. So he's a huge part of the formation of the NFL as it is today. He and Lamar Hunt formed the AFL.

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