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Titans to honor Bud Adams with patch bearing his name

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In 1960, K.S. “Bud” Adams, Jr. founded the Houston Oilers.  They moved to Tennessee in 1997, became the Titans in 1999, and Adams ran the show until he died last week at the age of 90.

The team’s first game ever without Adams comes against the longest-tenured coach in franchise history, against the team that beat the Titans in their only Super Bowl appearance.

When Tennessee faces the Rams on Sunday, Tennessee’s players will honor the only owner in franchise history with jersey patches bearing his nickname:  Bud.

After the passing of legendary Bears owner and NFL pioneer George Halas, the Bears permanently added his initials — GSH — to the striping on the team’s sleeve.  It would be fitting for the Titans to find a way to remember Adams in a way that becomes a permanent part of the uniform.

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15 Responses to “Titans to honor Bud Adams with patch bearing his name”
  1. htowntexan says: Oct 30, 2013 2:51 PM

    to found a professional football team/league at the age of 37 is very impressive (and that’s coming from a Houstonian). RIP.

  2. onlythebest36 says: Oct 30, 2013 2:55 PM

    Wonder if it has him giving the finger on the patch

  3. hanspard says: Oct 30, 2013 2:58 PM

    I’m sorry….did you just say that Bud Adams….BUD ADAMS…should be treated like George Freakin’ Halas? C’mon…..

  4. titansbro says: Oct 30, 2013 3:09 PM

    Hanspard clearly hasn’t read up on what Bud Adams has done for football. Maybe his teams didn’t have the on field success of Halas’, but there’s no doubt that Bud Adams & Lamar Hunt are also a huge part of the success of the sport of football. Get a clue man.

  5. FlashPatterson says: Oct 30, 2013 3:18 PM

    htowntexan says:
    Oct 30, 2013 2:51 PM
    to found a professional football team/league at the age of 37 is very impressive (and that’s coming from a Houstonian). RIP
    —————————————
    It’d be more impressive if he didn’t have a rich daddy. not knocking the guy, but it doesn’t take much work to spend money.

  6. hrmlss says: Oct 30, 2013 3:27 PM

    …and will it have his picture flipping people off????…..

  7. chawk12thman says: Oct 30, 2013 3:31 PM

    Nice……..

  8. hrmlss says: Oct 30, 2013 3:37 PM

    Is Budweiser paying for the advertising?……

  9. phukurmouf says: Oct 30, 2013 3:40 PM

    FlashPatterson says:
    Oct 30, 2013 3:18 PM
    htowntexan says:
    Oct 30, 2013 2:51 PM
    to found a professional football team/league at the age of 37 is very impressive (and that’s coming from a Houstonian). RIP
    —————————————
    It’d be more impressive if he didn’t have a rich daddy. not knocking the guy, but it doesn’t take much work to spend money.
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    Spend the money then successfully run the organization for 50+ yrs along with being a key factor in what the NFL is today. Daddys $ or not. In other words he was richard sherman and you are skip bayless. Safe to say better at life bro.

  10. surfinbird1 says: Oct 30, 2013 3:44 PM

    I’d like one that says Bud Lite.

  11. jdhein22 says: Oct 30, 2013 3:49 PM

    I think having the team logo in the tribute patch is a little redundant, no? Should just be a black patch that says “BUD”.

  12. keepingitrealdumb says: Oct 30, 2013 4:40 PM

    they should add a little Houston Oilers logo along side the little Titans logo .. that would be fitting for bud.

  13. jdphx says: Oct 30, 2013 10:20 PM

    Very worth gesture… RIP Bud.

  14. snowman36 says: Oct 31, 2013 12:50 AM

    As a Mary Jane junky and NFL addict I would spend money on this patch.

  15. rascalmanny says: Oct 31, 2013 7:51 AM

    Bud made his money on his own. What he did for the NFL is remarkable.

    Never was a Bud fan but give the man his due. (Even if he DID shoot the Titans in the foot with the VY pick)

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