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OT Bum Phillips has heart Surgery

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  1. jksmith269

    jksmith269 Proud Navy Veteran 1990-1995

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    What a great coach, one of the last greats still with us.

    Former Oilers coach undergoes triple bypass surgery
    HOUSTON - Bum Phillips, who led the Houston Oilers during the "Luv Ya Blue" era of the late 1970s and later coached the New Orleans Saints, is recovering from weekend heart surgery.

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    Phillips, 81, was having chest pains this weekend and went to the hospital, where the blockage was discovered. He underwent a triple bypass, his wife Debbie Phillips told radio station KBME in Houston.


    He was in intensive care Monday.


    Phillips had experienced some symptoms of heart problems recently.


    "He was getting a little short of breath," his son, Wade, who is the defensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers, told the radio station. "He had a big blockage ... that was kind of slowing him down."


    Phillips coached the Oilers from 1975-80 and became an icon in the city. He was responsible for drafting Earl Campbell in 1978.


    He was fired on New Year's Eve of 1980 after the Oilers lost a playoff game to the Oakland Raiders.


    Since retiring from the Saints in 1985, he has lived on his horse ranch in Goliad.
  2. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    hard to believe bum is 81........time flies

    great man.. great coach.
  3. calico

    calico Active Member

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    Bum was a riot as the Oilers radio color man.
  4. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    "throw the bomberooski"

    He was a character but he had a great football mind.

    Speedy recover UA "Bum" Phillips.
  5. dmq

    dmq If I'm so pretty, why am I available?

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    I can't believe he is still alive! He seemed like a heart attack waiting to happen 20 years ago.

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