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Bud Adams tells Bills, "We're No. 1"

Back in the ’70s, when the Houston Oilers were terrible more often than not, a Monday Night Football camera focused on a slumbering fan who looked up long enough to give the national audience a middle finger.

So it’s fitting, we suppose, that Titans owner Bud Adams decided, on a day that his team wore the uniform of the Oilers, to shoot not one but two middle fingers to the day’s opponents, the Buffalo Bills.

According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, the 86-year-old Adams visited the Titans/Oilers sideline late in his team’s 41-17 win.  Adams did a little dance, and then he fired off a double-barreled salute in the direction of the Buffalo sideline.

Commissioner Roger Goodell attended the game, and spent much of it with Adams.

“I don’t know if [Adams] did it, but I condone fun things,” cornerback
Cortland Finnegan said after the game.  “If he was having fun doing it, then by all
means, do what you do.”

We agree, but players who flash that specific gesture routinely get fined.  It remains to be seen whether Adams experiences similar treatment.

UPDATE:  Our pal Brooks has photographic evidence.

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19 Responses to “Bud Adams tells Bills, "We're No. 1"”
  1. DarthPirate says: Nov 15, 2009 7:08 PM

    That’s awesome. I’m fairly sure the owner of my team has been giving our fans the finger for years.

  2. Uncle Leo says: Nov 15, 2009 7:16 PM

    Mr. Adams was asked by the Bills sideline, what Vince Young’s IQ was. He merely responded with his fingers, as he was too far away to be heard.

  3. Deel says: Nov 15, 2009 7:21 PM

    I’m sure it’ll be a $20,000 fine. If he had, however, hit a Bills player in the face it’d merely be $7,500.

  4. mvlonergan says: Nov 15, 2009 7:32 PM

    Come on, we need video of this! What’s funnier than an 86 year old man dancing a jig and flipping people off?

  5. Snowman2008 says: Nov 15, 2009 7:32 PM

    The fan wasn’t slumbering. He was sitting back with his legs crossed. It was funny that he popped it up while Cosell was commenting about him.

  6. LighTsouT says: Nov 15, 2009 7:41 PM

    LOL@Bud Adams

  7. Facts Domino says: Nov 15, 2009 7:45 PM

    Maybe he was letting them know what Vince Young made on his most recent wonderlic.

  8. INTENSEG says: Nov 15, 2009 7:57 PM

    I agree I want to see a video of it too. lmao I think it’s funny as hell, he’s 86 what are you really gonna say to him. Let him have fun

  9. EskinSux says: Nov 15, 2009 7:58 PM

    Imagine an 86 year old gut flipping you the finger…….Hell, i’d buy him a drnk……..

  10. HarrisonHits says: Nov 15, 2009 8:01 PM

    Where’s the video ? I second mvlonergan ! WE NEED VIDEO !!!

  11. republiKKKans_suck says: Nov 15, 2009 8:14 PM

    at 86, i am surprised he was able to get two fingers up. maybe he used some viagra

  12. ninecarpileup says: Nov 15, 2009 8:33 PM

    Maybe old Bud was just holding his middle fingers up trying to remember which one he used to push in his suppository with.

  13. iPhone4idiots says: Nov 15, 2009 9:45 PM

    I got this on my iPhone 3G as I sit just below Bud’s box. Enjoy

  14. iPhone4idiots says: Nov 15, 2009 10:02 PM

    @mvlonergan & @HarrisonHits – leave a comment on the video if you don’t mind guys. Thanks. I was too slow to get him dancing the jig, but he did that too at the end of the game. In the 1st quarter he stood next to Roger Goodell and waved.

  15. madbillsfan says: Nov 15, 2009 10:25 PM

    He’s late for guessing our win total for the year.

  16. Richm2256 says: Nov 15, 2009 11:21 PM

    Lotta class there, Mr. Owner. At 86, THIS is how you want to be remembered?

  17. nigel says: Nov 16, 2009 8:17 AM

    I saw that from the stands yesterday and thought surely I must be seeing things. Guess I can cancel that eye appt I made.

  18. FireJerryJones says: Nov 16, 2009 9:09 AM

    Nice that a little kid is beside him watching. Great example here gramps.

  19. buffalogal says: Nov 16, 2009 12:41 PM

    How terribly disturbing this is. Where is sportsmanship anymore in sports? What the heck is his problem anyway? I know our owner or coach would never do such a thing. They may have their problems winning, but at least they have some class. This man apparently has none. :-\ How pathetic.

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